Dubai's Most Popular Districts Revealed!

The Greens and Motor City top new poll
ByAhlan! Live ReporterMonday , 04 May 2015
Dubai's Most Popular Districts Revealed!
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Dubai's most and least popular districts, as rated by its residents

Motor City and The Greens are Dubai’s most popular places to live, according to a study released today.

Each community was scored out of five based on categories such as traffic, value for money and access to schools and shops.

The emirate’s most desirable districts are Motor City, The Greens, Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC, Jumeirah and Arabian Ranches, the data found.

The Greens and Motor City shared first place with the score of 4.1, while Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC, Jumeirah and Arabian Ranches each earned average scores of four out of five overall.

Motor City was ranked in the top five for its lack of traffic, pet friendliness, walkability and the proximity of shops, restaurants, nurseries and schools, as well as being judged to offer good value for money.

At the bottom of the league table was International City, which scored a measly 2.8.

The most popular places for people on the move were Dubai Marina, Dubailand, Jumeirah Village Circle, Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, with 31 per cent of those moving opting for the latter.

Dubai Marina topped of the list again this year, despite not making it into the list of Top-Rated Communities in Dubai, suggesting its unrivalled nightlife and restaurant options will ensure it stays popular for some time to come.

As rents continue to rocket in the most sought-after areas, the data showed, more people are heading to districts on the city’s outskirts, such as Dubailand, Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle.

The results are part of a new report based on more than 2,000 Dubai resident reviews on property review site and more than 1,000 moving requests made on, a quote comparison site for home moving services, during the first three months of 2015.

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