JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATESLocation: Along Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), close to Dubai Sports City

Description: An exclusive green neighbourhood of luxury homes designed for sports lovers

Good for: Golf aficionados, families, and leisure enthusiasts

Details: If you are passionate about golf, it’s hard to think of a more enticing environment to own a property than the lush green and spacious Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE). Set across a whopping 1,119 hectares –with nearly 20 sub-communities – this world class destination boasts individually designed luxury villas and townhouses, all set adjacent to two internationally acclaimed championship golf courses named Fire and Earth.

Host to the famous DP World Tour Championship Dubai, the Earth course is inspired by Mediterranean architecture and has 606 villas spread across six developments. Meanwhile, the Fire course takes its influence from the colours and mood of the desert and contains 438 residences spread across seven developments. The lifestyle on offer at JGE is relaxing, family friendly and exclusive. The residential streets are wide and the whole area, with its pristine lakes and lush planting, is ideal for strolling around at the weekend. There is a range of conveniently located high-quality facilities too, such as top nurseries, schools, healthcare centres, restaurants, a large mosque and several supermarkets.

The only issue might be choosing which of the many sub-communities to choose from! Popular zones include Lime Tree Valley, with its 4, 5 and 6-bedroom Mediterranean style villas, as well as Whispering Pines with its collection of 3, 4-bedroom villas created in the traditional Tuscan style and boasting custom wooden finishings. Or perhaps you might opt for Orange Lake, with its 70 luxuriously designed Mediterranean-style villas – each including a private pool. A great spot for renters is the Al Andalus enclave at JGE, featuring apartments and townhouses set in a pretty hill town. A fantastic social hub is the elegant Country Club at JGE, which houses several high-quality dining options, each with a terrace overlooking the golf courses. Here there is the stylish Flame Tree Restaurant & Grill, The Sports Bar, and the more relaxed Fresca Delicatessen & Café. Reassuringly, there are some top-notch health facilities close to the community too – including the respected NMC Royal Hospital in Dubai Investment Park, as well as the GMC Clinic in the nearby Greens Community.

Interesting fact: JGE is home to the region’s only European Tour Performance Institute, meaning it rivals the best golfing destinations in the world.