Nakheel launches residential community ‘Jumeirah Heights’


Dubai, Nakheel yesterday launched a new residential community designed with business professionals and young couples and families in mind.

Jumeirah Heights is a self-contained community of more than 2,300 residences at the heart of 'new Dubai', between Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Lake Towers. Construction began on the project in May 2007 and eventually it will become home to over 11,000 people.

At a time when demand for housing is at an all time high in Dubai, Jumeirah Heights brings a full range of residential options to this rapidly growing city. These range from spacious open-plan apartments and uber-trendy lofts and duplexes to townhouses. Residences are set across 20 hectares of land amid a backdrop of small lakes, water features and landscaping.

Jumeirah Heights is divided into three distinct areas — The Village Centre, Fronds and Clusters. The Village Centre contains two mid-rise buildings, consisting of almost 650 apartments and a variety of retail facilities including a supermarket, cafés, bank, pharmacy and a number of other outlets. A club house will welcome residents, while leisure facilities will include a swimming pool, a gym and a children's play area.

The two fronds will each consist of two mid-rise apartment buildings and 17 townhouses. The two clusters will each house three low rise apartment buildings having two and three bedroom loft apartments with private gardens. Both the fronds and the clusters will offer a variety of leisure facilities.

The development lies off Shaikh Zayed Road near the Jumeirah Islands community. Two metro stations will be situated within easy reach by the time of the project's completion in 2010. This puts Jumeirah Heights at a convenient location within fifteen minutes of business areas such as Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City, the five-star luxury of beachfront hotels, bars and restaurants on and near the Palm Jumeirah and world-class shopping at Ibn Battuta Mall.

Jumeirah Heights will provide residences for established professionals as well as for those who are taking their first steps onto the property ladder. With a recent report by MEED suggesting the property boom is likely to ensure investors a good return for years to come, and a Colliers International Report highlighting developers' increasing ability to offer more attractive financing options and incentives, the development will help more people make the leap from renting to owning their own property.

Source: Khaleej Times