08 March, 2018
Jumeirah Lake Towers has become the jack of all trades in Dubai, with over 60 commercial and residential towers and nearly 600 retail outlets. The following guide will inform you of the area in great depth, discussing the rental scene, the location, its amenities and the community as a whole.
Dubbed as one of Dubai’s most in-demand place to live and play, Jumeirah Lake Towers has become a heaven for singles and couples in Dubai. Although the 200-hectare area serves businesses and communities in Dubai, JLT is popularly known for its vibrant and diverse in-living community. You can find cool graffiti, millennial-style cafes and overall hipster ambition in the area.
Authorities have planned 45% of the Towers for residential purposes, 21% for commercial use and the rest as a hotel or mixed purpose. Popular towers include the over 40 floor Lake View Tower, Almas Tower, Dubai Arch Tower, Al Seef Tower and V3 Tower.
Thanks to the presence of their many lakes, it’s common to find joggers in the early hours of the morning. Many cafes have taken note of the aesthetically pleasing area and have opened independent businesses with a view.
Commuters and residents enjoy easy access by Shaikh Zayed Road. Jumeirah Lake Towers is on the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Marina. The area is accessible by two metro stations – Jumeirah Lake Towers and Dubai Marina Towers.
The thriving community is situated near Mall of the Emirates, Emirates Golf Club, Marina Mall, and is a quick five-minute drive away from the beach. Residents of JLT can reach areas such as Dubai International Airport, Motor City, Arabian Ranches and Jebel Ali in just under 25 minutes. Meanwhile, areas such as Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and Dubai Meadows can be commuted to within 10 minutes.
One can expect to pay AED 110,000 at an average for a two-bedroom apartment for rent in JLT. A studio apartment for rent would cost a minimum AED 50,000 yearly.
The apartments often offer pool services, gymnasium and in-building parking. Along with the basic amenities, towers such as the Lake Point Tower further provide staff business centres, individual mailboxes, billiard and e-gaming rooms, 24-hour security and satellite TV channels to their tenants. There are many cafes and eateries present within the buildings as well. One truly gets their money’s worth, here at JLT.
Parking was once troublesome for most residents of the Jumeirah Lake Towers. However, the authorities took appropriate measure to enhance the convenience of the community. The area offers two hours of free parking in the mornings and free full-day parking on Fridays.
A collaboration with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has allowed motorists to pay their parking tickets through SMS or the SMART Parking smartphone app. New multistory car parks are being developed across the area as well.
With the presence of two metros (JLT and Dubai Marina), access to and from the Jumeirah Lake Towers has become a breeze. Since it is such a business and commercial avenue, taxis are easily present – especially those like RTA, Uber and Careem.
The Al Sufouh Tram is another addition to the transportation from the two metro stations. The area is also home to numerous internal roads that connect the clusters, thus, avoiding main roads. Moreover, JLT offers a bus service every twenty minutes from the JLT metro station and DAMAC Properties metro station, commuting all over the community.
Although filled with many singletons and young couples, the area serves many families thanks to its family-friendly atmosphere throughout the year. Young professionals have chosen to work and live in JLT and avoid the commute. However, it’s not uncommon to find Dubai to Abu Dhabi commuters living in JLT. One can find entrepreneurs, businessmen, government employees – all enjoying the various events the area offers.
Events are happening in each cluster all year long – whether it’s movie nights for cold nights or market days, JLT has something going on every week. The many lakes and the 55,000-square-metre park is perfect for families with young kids to play around, cycle and get exercise in the relatively cooler atmosphere. The inhabitants of Jumeirah Lakes Towers are friendly and easy-going, and it’s easy to strike up a conversation with fellow joggers or dog-walkers.
From Pilates classes at “Real Pilates JLT” to yoga classes at “Yoga Ashram”, JLT offers personal training, professional gyms and much more. Even Reebok’s CrossFit LifeSpark is present in Jumeirah Lake Towers.Pet lovers also have their haven in JLT thanks to the pet-friendly neighbourhood and near-by pet stores; Europets, Pets in the City, Pet House and Pet Sky – to name a few.
Other facilities like supermarkets, pharmacies, salons are at an abundance in the area. Health Care centres include Aster Medical Centre, Life Medical Centre and Optimum Diagnostic Clinic. Supermarkets like those of Carrefour, Geant and Spinneys either open 24-hours or provide delivery at your doorstep. An abundance of childcare and educational services is present in the area – 179, in fact! For adults, Synergy Russian University in Dubai is present in the area and offers MBA programs.
JLT is also famously known for its restaurants and bars. The area serves home to over 250 restaurants, serving cuisines from all over the globe. Most eateries are affordable and offer discounts various times of the week. Pubs are also scattered across the JLT region like McGattigan’s and Healey’s Bar & Terrace. The bars and pubs serve the perfect atmosphere for live music, sports nights, quiz nights, ladies’ nights and much more throughout the week. Meanwhile, JLT’s gastronomic community is rapidly spreading through Greek, Indian, British cuisines as well. Offices set up in JLT enjoy food delivery services from companies such as UberEATS and Talabat. You can check out listings at DubaiRent.com for Saba Tower 1, Elucio, Lake Allure or Jumeirah Bay if you’re looking to rent an office in JLT.
At night, JLT comes to life with the magnificent towers reflecting on the man-made lake wonders. It’s easy to allow serenity wash over you as one takes a walk and breathes the fresh, after a long day. With reasonable prices, vibrant community and easy access to the hotspots of Dubai, it’s no wonder Jumeirah Lake Towers is one of the most sought out places to live in the emirate.