Garden Homes is a villa community located at the artificial archipelago of Palm Jumeirah. This archipelago is a mammoth success in the engineering history of Dubai and boasts an opulent lifestyle. The developer of Garden Homes is Nakheel Properties.
It’s construction began in 2003 and ended in 2007. There are 918 waterfront upscale villas. Garden Homes includes an interchange linking it with Sheikh Zayed road. In 16 minutes, central Dubai can be reached. This community is ideal for those who want to see marine life in the natural environment. Main highlights of Garden Homes are:
- Home to popular and world-class Atlantis hotel
- Top-notch shopping and entertainment amenities
- It’s a hub for water activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling and waterboarding.
- Covered parking, communal gym and private swimming pools are offered
Garden Homes is further categorized into a few sub-communities Soap Dispenser that are called Garden Homes Frond B, C, D, E, and M. All villas have 4 to 5 bedrooms and floor plan ranges from 5,000 square feet to 6,700 square feet. Rental trend is as follows:
- A 4 bedroom villa has an annual rental price of AED 250k to AED 380k
- A 5 bedroom villa has an annual rental price of AED 340k to AED 485k
Price gap is due to the addition of extra bathrooms, extra square feet or pools in some units. Moreover, location influences the rent too.
As for sale trend, they’re mentioned below:
- A 4 bedroom villa has an asking price of AED 7.9 million to AED 9.4 million
- A 5 bedroom villa has an asking price of AED 9.5 million to AED 31.2 million
Public Transportation and Parking Spaces
Covered parking area is guaranteed because villas have an attached private garage. The nearest metro station is 5 minutes away and it’s located in Palm Jumeirah Metro Station. As for bus, the nearest is 6 minutes away and it’s Royal Mirage Bus Stop. Residents having their own vehicle will easily travel to the rest of Dubai in no time. The dedicated interchange connecting Sheikh Zayed road that goes northbound and southbound is very useful.
Quick Bay supermarket is 8 minutes away and it’s next to Tiara Residence. There is a cafe restaurant and organic food supermarket near Golden Mile 9 that takes 4 minutes to drive. Organic Foods is a leading supermarket chain which provides food and imported organic FMCGs.
Close nursery options are British Orchard nursery, Asya’s nursery and Blossom Palm Jumeirah. Many schools are present nearby such as Dubai American Academy, GEMS Wellington School and International School of Choueifat. GEMS Wellington School is situated in Al Sufouh 1 and it’s an award-winning British institution.
The International School of Choueifat is situated at Hessa Street, Al Sufouh 2. It’s one of the rare UAE schools offering the SABIS Educational system. Dubai American Academy is a high rated school located 9 minutes away which offers an American curriculum.
Many credible universities are located nearby such as University of Wollongong in Dubai which is an excellent Australian institution. Secondly, American University of Dubai is 8 minutes away which is a local institution that gained US regional accreditation. The closest one is the University of Bradford having a 6 minutes distance and it’s an old UK institution.
The nearest medical facilities are American Hospital Clinic (part of the Mayo Clinic Network of hospitals), Al Das Medical Clinic and Mediclinic Al Sufouh. Al Das Medical clinic is on Shoreline 10, Mediclinic Al Sufouh is 6 minutes away and American Hospital Clinic is 8 minutes away.
Residential properties near Garden Homes are Emirates Hills 2, Al Sufouh and Dubai Marina. Al Sufouh is in the Southeast direction and it’s home to high-end Madinat Jumeirah resort complex. This is where the ancient themed Arab Bazar titled “Souk Madinat” is located. Many rich expats reside in Dubai Marina and this community offers JBR beach, fine dining and recreational activities.
Lastly, many popular residents and celebrities live in Emirates Hills 2. Entertainment options near Garden Homes are Aquaventure Waterpark, Sea Lion Point and IMG Worlds of Adventures.
Popular nearby malls are Dubai Marina Mall (6 minutes away), Nakheel Mall (9 minutes away) and Golden Mall Galleria (8 minutes away). Famous retail stores in Golden Galleria Mall are Book Corner, My Pets and Early Learning Centre.
Inside the Marina Mall, Dabang, Cafe Nero and Doner & Gyros are popular restaurants. As for restaurants near Garden Homes, these are: Lounge 101 (a casual bar), Quattro Passi Ristorante (contemporary setting and Italian cuisine) and Hakkasan Dubai (upscale restaurant giving Ornate Cantonese cuisine).
As a resident of Garden Homes, the beach will be a few steps away. Another nearby beach is the Aquaventure Beach which is a few minutes away. This beach offers amenities like umbrellas and chairs.
There are some nearby landmarks which also guarantee entertainment such as Wild Wadi Waterpark, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland Dubai. Wild Wadi Waterpark is one of the oldest and most visited waterparks in the UAE.
Residents can remain fit at Yoga La Vie Dubai, Al Ittihad Park (offers 3.2 km jogging track and 60 species of native fauna) and Al Barsha 3 park (offers playhouses and swings for children). There’s a kids gym known as Little Gladiators in Palm Jumeirah.
For pampering yourself, ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Centre (offers ESPA treatments, aromatherapy and Shiseido), Vanilla by Jelena (offers suntans, nail care, haircare and more), and Toni & Guy are good options.
Each May, the May Cigna ParkRun occurs which participates residents to either jog, run or even walk for health benefits. This event is organized by an American healthcare services provider, Cigna.
Wrapping it up
Palm Jumeirah is linked only with a bridge from the main Dubai city. This can be difficult for residents but the island offers everything so that people won’t have to go to Dubai. High-end 5-star hotels and other luxurious amenities are extraordinary. Garden Homes guarantee a special seafront lifestyle which is not available in Dubai.