Eat, drink and shop
Many Dubailand developments have commercial areas with shops, cafes and restaurants. These range in size from the modest Mudon Community Centre to larger mall areas in City of Arabia and Falcon City of Wonders. A handy store is never too far away, either a local minimart or a larger supermarket. The Farm at Al Barari offers fine dining in leafy pleasant surroundings, and there are several retail parks and restaurants to choose from along Al Qudra Road, including Arabian Ranches and The Village Community Mall. Nearby, the Equestrian & Polo Club offers formal dining at its steak and seafood restaurant and also a more casual eatery. The Club houses a modern cocktail bar/cigar lounge and a chilled outdoor lounge area set around the Splash Pool Bar.
Location. Location. Location.
Most Dubailand projects are situated on the land between two major highways, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Emirates Road (E611), with several clustered around Al Qudra Road near Arabian Ranches. These major highways give residents easy access to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. It’s just a short drive to Sheikh Zayed Road and the Mall of The Emirates.
Out and about
Attractions in Dubailand include Falcon City of Wonders, where you can see the world in a day – hang out in the Gardens of Babylon, get an eye-full of the Eiffel Tower and click one of those photos where it looks like your holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa (hardly original but still fun). There are golf courses to play: Akoya, Jumeirah Golf Estates and Arabian Ranches Golf Club are all close to Al Qudra Road. The Els Club in nearby Victory heights also offers a championship course. Other activities include swimming pools, walking and jogging. There are gyms, spas and sports facilities dotted around. Dubai Cycling Track is a short ride away, as is Hamdan Sports Complex on Emirates Road (E611).
Primary to secondary
There are several schools in Arabian Ranches and others close by. These include The Ranches Nursery and Primary School, Raffles Nursery, JESS (Jumeirah English speaking School) Primary and Secondary, Raffles International School, Gems World Academy and the American School of Dubai. Other options are planned for Falcon City of Wonders and City of Arabia.