Umm Suqeim is a prestigious waterfront area in Dubai which is known for housing residential complexes in different architectural styles. The community consists of three sub-communities called Umm Suqeim 1, Umm Suqeim 2 and Umm Suqeim 3, as well as the highly popular Madinat Jumeirah Living, which is located between Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah. The majority of residential units here are premium villas in gated communities. However, in addition to these, types of properties such as townhouses and apartments in low-rise and mid-rise buildings can be found here as well.
Umm Suqeim is bordered by Jumeirah to the north, which is one of the most popular residential areas in the emirate,, Al Sufouh sits at the south, and Al Manara, Umm Al Sheif and Al Safa are all located to the west. Jumeirah Beach Road runs along both sides of the area, and the Sheikh Zayed Road – the main highway of Dubai, can be reached via Umm Suqeim Street, Al Thanya Street, Al Manara Road and Umm Al Sheif Road.
Due to its location, residents of Umm Suqeim can reach Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and DIFC, which are all the business and financial centers of the region, in just 15 minutes by car. The coastal areas of Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina can also be reached within the same distance. Travel time to Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport takes about 20-30 minutes. The area has good transport accessibility due to several bus stops, as well as Al Safa Metro Station, Equiti Metro Station 2 and Mall of the Emirates Metro Station. In addition, the area offers residents covered parking spaces throughout the area.
Umm Suqeim is the best option for families with children due to its well-established infrastructure, which includes:
Umm Suqeim offers a number of recreational and entertainment options for people of all ages to enjoy. The area includes famous attractions that can be found in many of the guidebooks on Dubai, such as:
Kite Beach is one of the emirate’s best public beaches which is known for its outdoor activities, kitesurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking. Apart from sun loungers and umbrellas, a fitness center, library, outdoor park, a volleyball court, children’s playground, and a skate park are also located here. Kite Beach is also famous for its restaurants, cafes and colourful food trucks offering both healthy products and fast food.
Burj Al Arab is the famous hotel in the form of a sail, which overlooks the Arabian Gulf. This is one of the most famous attractions of the emirate and is very popular due to its luxurious interiors, fashionable restaurants and its spacious terrace which houses a swimming pool. The hotel resort was built in 1999 but was recently refurbished. Guests can admire a spiral chandelier, which was created using 210 crystal tubes, weighing around 450 kg, and was made by Czech designer Sans Souci.
Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai is the first water park to be ISO certified, which demonstrates the high quality and safety of the attraction. Its design corresponds to national Arabian fairy tales with Sinbad, who after the shipwrecking finds himself on a paradise island with beaches, rocks and waterfalls. The area of the water park is about 5 hectares and the destination houses various water slides for adults and children, a Lazy River, a wave pool and a surfing attraction.
Sunset Beach is a public beach located close to the Burj Al Arab. Here you can not only swim, but also surf, jog along a running track and take beautiful photos. Sunset Beach is not as crowded as other beaches, so it’s a comfortable place to relax and find some peace and quiet.
XDubai Skatepark is a large skate park with an area of over 33,300 sq.ft. The venue is equipped with jumps and ramps of various levels of difficulty, with a total of 29 features for performances. XDubai Skatepark hosts skating competitions and events with the aim to promote this sport.
In the greater part of Umm Suqeim, the purchase of real estate with full ownership is available only to citizens of the UAE and other Gulf countries, while foreigners can only rent residential units here.
The area is very popular with tenants, especially with couples who have children. Being one of the oldest areas in the emirate, Umm Suqeim has become one of the most original, trendy and lively areas of Dubai with a well-developed social infrastructure and recreational areas. In terms of investment, the ROI in the area is from 4.5 to 5.2% for apartments, while the ROI for a villa reaches 5.5%. It is worth noting that villas are the most popular type of property in Umm Suqeim. The number of off-plan projects is low in comparison to ready-to-move units, meaning that you can quickly move in and settle straight into this area of Dubai.
Note: If you are interested in properties located in freehold areas of the emirate, check out this complete list of freehold areas in Dubai.
The area offers a large selection of real estate units, which mostly includes 3-8 bedroom villas. However, potential buyers, investors and renters can also choose from townhouses and apartments.
Jadeel is a premium complex by Meraas. The project will consist of two 11-storey residential buildings offering 1-4 bedroom apartments. The exterior of the buildings will correspond to traditional Arab architecture, while the interiors will be in styled in a modern design. Residents of the complex will have access to swimming pools, gyms and outdoor parks, as well as walking and cycling paths. The initial cost of an apartment in the Jadeel complex is AED 1,390,000 (USD 379,000). The estimated completion date of the project is Q1 2025.
Umm Al Sheif Villas is a premium project consisting of 5-6 bedroom villas. Future owners are offered upscale amenities that include large swimming pools, private terraces, gardens and parking areas. Units include Italian marble, granite and stone finishes. The price of a villa in this neighbourhood starts from AED 14,950,000 (USD 4,100,000).
Asayel is a complex of three buildings developed by Dubai Holding. Future owners can choose from 1-4 bedroom apartments. Swimming pools with pool decks, a gym, walking areas, and a children’s playground will all be present on the territory of the development. The handover is scheduled for 2023, and the starting price for an apartment here is AED 1,580,000 (USD 430,200).
Rahaal is a complex offering 1-4 bedroom apartments. Residents will have access to amenities such as a swimming pool, a gym, children’s playground, retail stores, and walking and jogging paths. One can rent property in Rahaal from AED 90,000 (USD 24,500) per year.
Lamtara consists of a limited collection of 1-4 bedroom apartments. The residential complex is provided with a swimming pool, roof terraces, a BBQ area, a gym and parking areas. The rental price for a 1-bedroom residence is AED 85,000 (USD 23,100) annually.
|MP-R-6646||5 Bedrooms Villa with Big Hall| Umm Suquem |||4,500 sq. ft.||5||1||350,000 AED|
|MP-S-32887||Brand New | Unfurnished | Ready to Move In||810 sq. ft.||1||1||2,200,000 AED|
|MP-R-5679||Sea and Burj Al Arab View | Large Balcony | Vacant||1,877 sq. ft.||3||3||395,000 AED|
|MP-S-36791||Full Burj Al Arab View | Resale | Best Priced||1,135 sq. ft.||2||2||3,500,000 AED|
|MP-S-32886||High Floor | Amazing Views | Premium Location||1,770 sq. ft.||2||2||3,400,000 AED|
|MP-S-34073||Motivated Seller | Middle Floor | Huge Layout||1,357 sq. ft.||2||3||2,899,000 AED|
|MP-S-33181||Burj Al Arab View| Brand New| Modern and Spacious||774 sq. ft.||1||1||3,000,000 AED|
|MP-S-34623||Genuine Resale | PP Available | Middle Floor||774 sq. ft.||1||2||1,850,000 AED|
|MP-R-5695||Ready to Move In | Unfurnished | Brand New||838 sq. ft.||1||1||128,000 AED|
|MP-R-5933||Commercial Villa | Nicely Maintained | Nice Location||9,000 sq. ft.||9||850,000 AED|
|MP-R-5696||Vacant | Excellent Condition | Call Now||784 sq. ft.||1||1||130,000 AED|
|MP-R-6312||Multiple Units| Facing the Road| Retail Shop||4,432 sq. ft.||1,019,360 AED|
|MP-S-33588||Type A4 | Great Investment Opportunity | Call Now||1,769 sq. ft.||2||2||3,400,000 AED|
|MP-S-33713||Investment Deal | Motivated Seller | Best Priced||1,347 sq. ft.||2||2||3,350,000 AED|
|MP-R-6472||Retail|Umm Suqeim | High-Foot Fall | Good Location||450 sq. ft.||210,000 AED|
|MP-S-33806||Burj Al Arab View | High floor | Payment Plan||1,131 sq. ft.||2||2||3,325,000 AED|
|MP-R-6591||Retail in Umm Suqeim | Multiple Units| Facing Road||2,047 sq. ft.||470,810 AED|
|MP-S-33867||Prestigious Unit | Exclusive | Inquire Now||1,286 sq. ft.||2||2||2,750,000 AED|
|MP-R-6595||4 Bed Semi Attached Villa For Rent | Umm Sequim||3,000 sq. ft.||4||3||320,000 AED|
|MP-S-33866||Genuine Resale | Best Priced | PP Available||1,605 sq. ft.||2||3||3,700,000 AED|
|MP-R-6633||5 Bed Villa in Umm Suqeim 2 | Balcony and Pool||4,900 sq. ft.||5||2||350,000 AED|
|MP-S-33865||High Floor | 2 Balconies | Motivated Seller||1,604 sq. ft.||2||3||3,700,000 AED|
|MP-S-34341||Investors Deal | Premium Location | Hot Deal||816 sq. ft.||1||1||1,650,000 AED|
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