Eat, drink and shop
Attractions in Dubai Hills Estate include the fashion boutiques and retail outlets that line the development’s promenades and boulevards, and also high-end retail malls and shopping centres containing everything from opticians to supermarkets. Cafes, coffee shops and restaurants are in the process of opening their doors, providing indoor and al fresco dining options serving a number of world cuisines. A short ride away, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club has fine-dining options as well as less formal eateries, including the Splash Pool Bar.
Location. Location. Location.
Dubai Hills Estate occupies part of the vast Mohammed Bin Rashid City site, which stretches from Al Barsha South to Nad Al Sheba, bordered by Al Khail Street (E44), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66) highways. Its proximity to these major arteries gives residents easy access to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Northern Emirates. It’s just a short drive to Al Quoz Industrial Area, Al Barsha, Downtown Arabian Ranches and many other parts of the city. Travellers can reach Dubai International Airport or Al Maktoum International Airport quickly by car.
Out and about
There are lots of things to do in Dubai Hills Estate. With 45 km of nature trails, cycling tracks and walkways, it’s a haven for joggers, walkers and bike lovers. There are health clubs, spas and salons if you want to relax, and a 14-court tennis academy, a soccer pitch and swimming pools if you don’t. The championship golf course lies at the centre of the development and there’s also a driving range. For those who think an iron is for smoothing clothes rather than hitting balls, the golf academy might be an option.
Primary to secondary
GEMS has several local schools near to Al Khail Street, including a branch of GEMS Wellington Academy, which follows the British National Curriculum for foundation, primary and secondary students. Nearby GEMS International School offers an IB Curriculum to students from age 4 to 17, and GEMS New Millennium School is the only school in the region that teaches the CBSE Indian curriculum, catering to students from KG1 to Grade 9. There are more options nearby, including Dubai American Academy, JSS International School and the new Kings School.