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Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central, is an integrated microcity that is currently being developed by the Government of Dubai – based on the inspired vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the emirate. It is a free-zone area covering almost 145 square kilometers, which is double the size of Hong Kong Island. This master-planned city has different sub-areas dedicated for commercial and residential purposes. It offers world-class community living within an urban environment and is designed to be an economic zone to support aviation, logistics, exhibition, commercial, humanitarian, and residential business around Al Maktoum International Airport.
Dubai South is estimated to be able to sustain a population of one million people. The residential district lies within close proximity to several commercial areas of Dubai and is set next to the site of the World Expo 2020. Dubai South aspires to be ‘The Centre of Tomorrow,’ with a vision to create a city of happy, creative and empowered people that coexist in an inclusive society. One of the defining goals of Dubai South is affordability for its residence, be it in the cost of property, land, and even what its residence should pay for schools and healthcare.
Learn more about the Dubai South property market through trends and average prices.
The residential district of Dubai South has versatile residential options as it consists of several different types of properties, including villas, townhouses, and apartments.
Apartments in Dubai South comes in studios and 1- to 4-bedroom apartments. A studio apartment in this area offers a minimum of 365 square foot of living space and are popular among singles. 3-bedroom apartments are popular among families and they offer a minimum living space of 1400 square feet. All apartments in Dubai South provide a wide range of amenities and facilities, such as communal pools, 24-hour maintenance and security (including security staff and CCTV security), elevators, and designated parking spaces. Some apartments also offer a balcony or terrace, kids play area, daycare center, storage areas, barbeque area, broadband internet, and cable TV.
Numerous villas for rent and sale are available in Dubai South. The villas are well-designed and come in 2- to 4-bedrooms configurations. They offer an ideal combination of indoor and outdoor luxury living and are equipped with a wide range of amenities. Some of the most common amenities are a storage room, laundry space, private landscaped garden, and maid’s room with a discrete entrance. Some villas are also equipped with CCTV security, maintenance and security staff, intercom, swimming pool, and parking space that can accommodate more than 1 car.
Those looking for commercial spaces can find numerous rental commercial offices in the area. The offices for rent have different sizes, ranging from 290 square feet to 5,168 square feet.
Dubai South is divided into 8 districts:
Upon its completion, Dubai South will house mega malls. As for now, the closest malls to the area are Dubai Marina Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, the Outlet Village by Meraas, Mall of the Emirates, and Dubai Mall. There will also be numerous restaurants, including international food chains.
Offering an urban lifestyle, the goal of Dubai South is to create a city based on the happiness and wellbeing of people. The residential district will have world-class design and superior build quality and is equipped with a wide variation of lifestyle amenities. Dubai South also aims to become a place where affordability remains a constant factor in every aspect, from the prices of land and property to healthcare and education.
All districts will have dedicated green areas, with large communal parks and fitness centers. Currently, there is only one gym operating within the area, but more will open as the construction of the area complete. Spas and salons are all under construction as well. There will also numerous supermarkets, mosques, churches, temples, schools, and medical facilities in the area. Several schools, clinics, hospitals, and supermarkets are operational right now, but the number will increase when the residential area is fully developed.