Best family homes for living in Dubai

The top family-friendly neighbourhoods in Dubai are one of the world’s most comfortable places for families, both for holidays and living. Dubai’s real estate market offers plenty of housing options perfect for families of all sizes. Ax Capital have collected the ultimate guide on the best family-friendly neighbourhoods and development projects in Dubai for all tastes and budgets.


Villa rentals in Arabian ranches are one of the most popular accommodation options for large families.

These villas offer spacious living areas with their number of bedrooms varying from two to five. Besides, they feature large outdoors areas, including terraces and gardens where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the atmosphere of peace and quiet.

Amidst the tranquility, the neighbourhood offers plenty of things to do. For instance, you can visit various fairs and markets, barbecues festivals and many other community events for residents of all ages. The Arabian Ranches are also renowned for its schools, including international ones. The most popular schools are Ranches, and the English-speaking Jumeirah.

When it comes to property prices, the average rent for a three-bedroom home is AED 140,000 and AED 215,000 for a four-bedroom one. A more spacious villa with five bedrooms costs around AED 230,000.

If you are looking for a home for sale, then an average three-bedroom villa costs AED 2.35 million while four and five-bedroom villas on average cost AED 3.6 and AED 4.5 million respectively.



One of Dubai’s oldest residential neighbourhoods for expat families, Jumeirah has a vast collection of villas just a couple of minutes from the famous Jumeirah Beach. The neighbourhood is home to some of the best schools in the city, including the prestigious Jumeirah College and GEMS Jumeirah Elementary School.

The villas offer luxurious interior design as well, while also featuring outdoor swimming pools and lush green gardens.

The average rental price for a three-bedroom house in Jumeirah is AED 155,000. Prices for villas with four bedrooms are AED 180,000 on average, while bedroom villa rental is around AED 220,000.



Emirates Hills, a part of the Emirates Living Projects, is considered one of the best places to live in Dubai for families.

Why is it so?

Firstly, residents have easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as shopping malls, parks, and offices. Secondly, this gated community is home to some of the best schools in the country, including Dubai International Academy and Emirates International School.

The price of an average house in Emirates Hills starts from AED 3.8 million.



JLT luxury apartment rentals are popular options among families due to their reasonable prices and proximity to Dubai Marina.

The neighbourhood offers a great choice of things to do and places to visit. From stunning family restaurants, state-of-the-art libraries and cinemas to top-notch sports complexes, playgrounds and lush green gardens, here you will find everything you are looking for in a family-friendly neighbourhood.

The average rental price for a two-bedroom family apartment in JLT is AED 90,000.

This neighbourhood is also one of the most affordable in Dubai for families when it comes to buying an apartment. An average price of a two-bedroom apartment in JLT is AED 1.25 million.



With its own monorail, giant shopping malls and top schools, Palm Jumeirah is the perfect combination of luxury and comfort. This is a great choice for families looking for the finest apartments in Dubai.

Here you will find plenty of entertainment options for you to spend quality time with your family – from swimming with dolphins to watching spectacular Cirque du Soleil performances.

The rental price for a two-bedroom apartment in Palm Jumeirah starts from AED 90,000.

This is a great price considering the wide range of world-class facilities the neighbourhood has to offer. As for buying a property in this community, a two-bedroom family apartment can be purchased at AED 2.3 million.



Dubai Hills Estate is Emaar’s popular off-plan development – one of the most sought-after destinations for buying and renting family villas in Dubai.

Home to world famous golf and tennis courts, top-notch sports complexes and a great variety of restaurants and retail stores, not to mention the Dubai Hills Mall, Dubai Hills Estate also offers the highest standards in terms of education. The best schools such as GEMS Wellington Academy branch are located here.

The average rent price for a three-bedroom villa per year is AED 133,000, and for a four-bedroom villa – AED 145,000. A luxury five-bedroom villa rental costs approximately AED 171,000 per year.

When it comes to buying a property, the cost of an average three-bedroom villa is around AED 3 million. The minimum price of a four-bedroom option is AED 3.22 million while a five-bedroom house can be bought at about AED 4.5 million.