DUBAI HILLSLocation: At the heart of the new Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) City, Dubai

Description: A self-contained, aspirational community of villas and apartments with lots of greenery

Good for: Golf lovers, real estate investors, city commuters

Details: One of Dubai’s newest luxury developments, Dubai Hills is an exclusive Emaar Properties community created around a spectacular 18-hole championship golf course. It is located in the heart of Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR), the largest project of its kind in the Middle East, and often referred to a ‘city within a city.’ Here you can find Dubai Hills Estate, created by the innovative developer Meraas, a superb mixed-use development spread across 11 million square feet. There are around 2,000 villas on the estate, and a range of mansions, townhouses, and low rise 1, 2, and 3-bedroom luxury apartments.

Each community has its own unique character – for example, Park Point specialises in luxury apartment living, while Sidra boasts a choice of classy villas. With beautiful lush parks and fantastic leisure amenities this entire area is already hugely popular with families and sports lovers. The villas are adjacent to the golf course greens, and there are other sporting facilities to enjoy such as 14 tennis courts, walking trails and jogging tracks. The new Dubai Hills Mall will also offer residents and visitors great retail, dining and entertainment options. Other highlights include a large communal swimming pool, a fitness centre, supermarkets, a BBQ area, a gym, nearby schools, healthcare centres, and a mosque.

The best way to describe life at Dubai Hills is ‘easy’ – it is quiet and relaxed and yet highly convenient in terms of location for getting to the central parts of Dubai. In fact, MBR as a whole is set to be one of the hottest residential locations in the emirate due to its sustainable and forward-looking approach. Less than 3km from Dubai’s key financial, shopping and leisure districts, the area is set to be one of the world’s lowest density residential villa projects positioned at the heart of a city. For those are concerned about environmental issues, another notable fact is that nearby there is also the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park – the largest single-site solar park in the world, expected to generate 1,000MW by 2020, and 5,000MW by 2030. Upon completion, the solar park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Interesting fact: Dubai Hills will also eventually include several hotels, a hospital as well as a business park.