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City Walk Dubai

Area Guide by Nexus Point

HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT CITY WALK DUBAI

City Walk Dubai (also called Citywalk) is a strategically developed urban project by MERAAS that is set amidst one of the most popular communities of Dubai – Jumeirah. Taking over 900,000 sq. m. of land, it was developed in two phases alongside a self-contained residential area. Featuring a blend of commercial and residential properties, City Walk provides a perfect lifestyle opportunity for those who prefer an upscale lifestyle. The vibrant neighbourhood is packed with numerous exciting activities including shopping and dining options. Due to its vibrant atmosphere, the area is considered a central part of the Jumeirah community, bagging the title as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dubai. 

City Walk Dubai not only offers high-class living standards combined with exciting entertainment options but also the ease of transportation. It has an ideal location under the shadow of Burj Khalifa and lies close to Downtown Dubai. City Walk is conveniently set at the junction of Al Safa Road and Al Wasl Road, while the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station and Sheikh Zayed Road are a short drive from the area.

Jumeirah is one of the most sought after localities in the UAE, due to its proximity to public transport and its variety of properties. The coastal region offers a range of accommodation options including villas, apartments and townhouses and is home to some of the best 5-star hotels. The area is close to beaches and boasts many indoor and outdoor venues that attract tourists from all over the world. City Walk is the third most popular community in Jumeirah to rent apartments.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • A self-contained residential development, located in the heart of the Jumeirah community
  • It offers a mix of mid-rise upscale residential buildings and commercial projects
  • Numerous entertainment options and dining facilities are spotted within the vicinity
  • A perfect residential option for those who love a vibrant and socially active environment
  • The location is close to Al Safa Road, Al Wasl Road and Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Offering easy access to Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station and other public transport options

NEIGHBOURHOOD

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

City Walk Dubai is an upscale locality that offers many attractive features. Some of the highlights of this ever-expanding community include:

  • Outdoor retail complex
  • Promenades
  • Beautiful parks
  • Children’s play areas
  • Swimming pools
  • Fitness centres
  • Valet parking
  • Coca Cola Arena

You can walk around this metropolitan city under the shadow of sleek, shiny skyscrapers and catch glimpses of fairy lights and glittering palm trees on your way to your destination. The eye-catching unique architecture, holograms, statues and wonderful wall art adds a magical feel to the area.

Though one may get lost in the beauty of this mesmerising place, finding your way in and out of the crowd is quite easy. You will find guiding boards placed on every corner that guides you towards your desired spot – be it retail, dining or entertainment. Dining outlets, shopping brands, pools and outdoor chairs are all dotted alongside the outdoor retail complex.

The community boasts a unique water feature, also famously known as the ‘fountain show’ or ‘dancing waters’, kids play areas and a few platforms that can also be used as a venue for concertsexhibitions and weekly markets. For relaxation, residents can take a stroll on the beautiful boulevards located beneath glass roofs casting a glow of natural light all over.

PROPERTIES IN CITY WALK DUBAI

Properties in City Walk Dubai consist of 34 tall, sleek mid-rise residential buildings that are complemented with a major commercial strip. You can spot many exclusive shops, dining options and leisure activities built around the residential avenues. The residential buildings in the area are beautifully crafted with a magnificent glass outlook that glimmers in the night. The buildings feature 1 to 4-bedroom residential apartments that define the utmost luxury lifestyle, they also offer 3 and 4-bedroom duplex apartments. 

The properties in Citywalk are all freehold and also available for rent. With the smallest 1-bed apartment covering an area of 912 sq. ft. The surface area goes up in size with a large spacious 4-bed apartment covering an area of around 5,906 sq. ft. Providing all the comforts required for a dreamy lifestyle, the properties in City Walk are exquisitely designed.

The flats in City Walk feature spacious hallways with glazed windows providing a picturesque view to residents. All bedrooms come with attached bathrooms. The master bedrooms have walk-in closets and access to the balcony, while the typical bedrooms come with closet space and full-length windows. Moreover, these apartments feature a dining area, an upgraded fully-fitted kitchen, a maid’s room, a powder room and a laundry area. Furthermore, the duplex flats come with up to two terraces, two living areas and a private pool. 

One will find many high-end amenities inside the premises, including premium healthcare centres, landscaped courtyards, separate swimming pools for children and adults, changing rooms, gyms and large terraces that come with each unit. All the units, in every building, enjoy allocated parking spaces, while some larger units enjoy up to two parking spots.

  • Prices of 1-bed apartments for rent in the community range from AED 104k to 190k yearly
  • The rental prices of 2-bed apartments start from AED 130k and can go up to AED 241k
  • 3 bedroom units for rent can range from AED 180k to 330k
  • 4-bed apartments for rent have a price range of AED 320k to 570k

The apartments available for rent in the buildings differ as one can find a variation in prices due to the size of properties and the amenities offered in the units since some of them come as furnished, while some are semi-furnished flats.

The flats up for sale offer an ideal opportunity to live in the most sought after areas of Dubai. Those buyers and investors interested in buying apartments in City Walk will find the rates to be competitive in the market. especially for large furnished units. 

  • Selling prices of 1-bedroom apartments start from AED 1.2M to AED 2.9M
  • 2 bedroom apartments on sale demand a price of AED 1.9M to 5.3M
  • 3-bed apartments for sale in City Walk ask for a minimum of AED 3.1M and can go up to 7.2M
  • Selling prices for 4 BHK units starts from AED 4.6M and goes up to AED 11M

The apartments in City Walk Dubai offers a minimum ROI of 4.8%. 1-bed units offer the highest ROI of 6.1% and 2-bed units follow behind with 5.3%. The rental yield for 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments is the same, 4.8%.

Residents can experience their stay in City Walk by staying in the following hotels.

  • La Ville Hotel & Suites
  • Rove City Walk

La Ville Hotel and Suites City Walk is a 5-star hotel and part of the Autograph Collection. Located in the urban neighbourhood, the hotel treats visitors with its high-end amenities including a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness centremultiple spa rooms, excellent dine-in restaurants and event spaces for creative meetings and weddings.

Offering a relaxed vibe to visitors and tourists alike, one will find 77 modern guest rooms11 suites68 serviced apartments and a lush 180 sq. m. penthouse spread on the full floor. The rooftop terrace of the hotel boasts a magical view of Dubai’s skyline, while the dining area is located on the ground floor overlooking the courtyard and oasis.

project of the award-winning Rove Hotels and combined development of Emaar Properties and Meeras, Rove City Walk is a contemporary hotel, in the heart of City Walk. Rove City Walk features 560 contemporary rooms, entrance pool and a sundeck.

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN CITY WALK

There are more than 600 underground parking spaces in the City Walk residential area, where people can park their cars before heading home. Around the commercial area, there are several valet parking services available.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN CITY WALK

Commuting is not a problem for people relying on public transport, as several bus stops are located on Al Safa Street at a 2-minute walking distance. C14, 28, 81 and 7 buses stop at the nearest bus stop Dubai Petroleum Corporation 1. 

Other transportations near City Walk includes the option of a metro station. Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station is just an 8–minute drive from the area. Those who prefer driving will find Sheikh Zayed Road to be reachable in under 10 minutes.

AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE

SUPERMARKETS IN CITY WALK

Residents can visit a plethora of branded franchises that serve as grocery pickups within the locality. There is Holland & Barrett, a vegan-friendly health food shop of British origins, at an 8-minute walking distance. Spinneys around the corner is a 9-minute walk away, featuring food counters that serve bakery items, a fresh fruit salad bar and delicatessen. Carrefour is one the closest and largest supermarkets of the area located on Al Wasl Road, it takes a 6-minute drive to reach.

All Day Advantage is a convenient store in City Walk Dubai that flaunts bakery items on front shelves, organic condiments, and gourmet food items while beverages and other snacks are displayed further inside. For larger grocery hauls, residents can visit the nearby Sheikh Zayed Road. There you will find Caesar supermarket, Geant Express grocery store, West Zone SupermarketSPAR supermarket and a few others, available within 8 to 10 minutes of drive.

MOSQUES IN CITY WALK

In the residential area, a community mosque in City Walk is nestled beside the main plaza, at a maximum 5-minutes walking distance for residents. Fueling the artful surroundings, the rust-brown exterior of this mosque showcases a modern touch, with an eight-foot-tall Arabic font sculpture set atop water that simulates water movements.

Other mosques close to the area include Ahmed Bin Jursh mosque and Ramadan Juma Mosque that can be reached in 9 minutes and 13 minutes on foot, respectively. Masjid Al Noor located in the Al Wasl community is a large, well-managed mosque, accessible in just 7 minutes by car.

OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR CITY WALK

There are numerous churches surrounding the area, the closest one is The Church of Jah, a straight 2-minute drive on Al Safa Street will take you there. Residents can also visit the City of Dreams church in Millenium Plaza Hotel, in just 8 minutes. At a 9-minute distance, you will find Dubai Disciples Korean church.

A catholic church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church is a 12-minute drive away, it is located on Oud Metha Road. It is one of the top ten churches in Dubai. Other churches near City Walk include Emirates Baptist Church and Josefina Y Marcello Church, both 15 minutes away.

Temples for Buddhist, Parsi, Sikhs and Hindu are all scattered throughout the community. These temples are located close to the area, making Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple the closest option, available in a 10-minute drive. Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara is located 22 minutes away. Hindu temples near City Walk include Shree Krishna Haveli, preferred by the followers of Krishna, located at a driving distance of 16 minutes.

SCHOOLS NEAR CITY WALK

Families living in the area will find abundant schooling options and daycare centres for their children. There are multiple education centres available in the larger Jumeirah community, close to City Walk. Some popular and closest nursery and primary schools for children include:

  • Gems Wellington Primary School 
  • Great Mind’s Nursery 

Gems Wellington Primary School is located 5 minutes away, next to the Union Coop. It offers the British curriculum from foundation years up to grade 6. The children thrive here in well-equipped classrooms supervised by friendly and qualified teachers. Great Mind’s Nursery, lies 6 minutes away in the Al Wasl community. The school observes young children and allows them to develop freely in a safe and happy environment.

Primary and secondary schools are also easily available in the neighbourhood. The popular high schools near City Walk are:

  • Dubai Japanese School 
  • JSS Private School
  • Horizon English School

JSS Private School imparts knowledge and wisdom to over 2,000 students. The school follows the CBSE curriculum that enables children to develop a thirst for knowledge. It is available within a 6-minute drive. Horizon English School, situated in Al Safa, next to Al Safa Park can also be reached in a 6-minute drive. It is a British school that provides a friendly environment. A 5-minute drive to Umm Amar Road takes you to Dubai Japanese School.

Some higher educational institutes include Canadian University Dubai. The well-reputed university just 3 minutes away from City Walk. Other university options nearby include Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of New Brunswick. Both of them can be reached in under 20 minutes.

Those who like to become a professional makeup artist can enrol in The Lipstick MakeUp Institute. This exclusive beauty school in City Walk focuses on refining one’s makeup skills and teaches several other beauty courses.

CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR CITY WALK

City Walk is surrounded by some top-notch medical facilities. A few clinics near City Walk include:

  • Valiant Clinic
  • Emirates Clinic
  • Al Garhoud Private Hospital Clinic
  • Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre
  • Aster Clinic

Valiant Clinic is the nearest option for emergencies, it is just a 4-minute drive away. Emirates Clinic is another medical facility, located close to the area, it is only a 6-minute drive via Sheikh Zayed Road. A popular medical facility, Al Garhoud Private Hospital Clinic is located in the Jumeirah community, 7-minutes away on 165b Jumeirah street. Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre is the closest dental clinic from City Walk, taking 7 minutes to reach. Aster Clinic is a popular clinic, situated in the neighbouring district of Business Bay.

  • Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital
  • Emirates Hospital

Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Al Safa requires an 8-minute drive to reach, offering all kinds of medical services to visitors. Emirates Hospital is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, about 12 minutes away from City Walk. This is a multi-speciality hospital that features general wards and spacious private rooms.

A few pharmacies are available in City Walk. One can find them in convenient spots. These include Boots PharmacySelf Pharmacy and Marina Pharmacy.

NEARBY AREAS

City Walk is close to many well-established residential communities and conveniently situated at the junction of Safa Road and Al Wasl Road. Also located close to Sheikh Zayed Road, residents can easily travel the nearby communities like:

  • Al Wasl
  • Al Satwa
  • Al Safa
  • Business Bay

Al Wasl and Al Safa are closely situated areas on the south-western side of City Walk Dubai. These areas are well-known for featuring communal facilities such as supermarkets and a number of schools, where people living in City Walk can go to. On the north-eastern side, there is Al Satwa, whereas Business Bay covers the southern end of City Walk.

LIFESTYLE

SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

MALLS IN CITY WALK DUBAI

Essential to the development, City Walk has many high-end boutiques arranged around the area where fashionistas can exult in the excitement of shopping. The boulevards are flanked by international brands, a few popular ones include:

  • Ralph Lauren 
  • Karl Lagerfeld
  • Chantelle
  • Sephora

People of the community have plenty of other options for well-known malls near City Walk, which include: 

  • The Dubai Mall
  • Wasl Mall

The Dubai Mall is the ultimate shopping mall and leisure complex for people living in Dubai, featuring high-end boutiques, dining options, a huge departmental store, a cinema and an ice rink. Residents can visit in a straight 6-minute drive on the Financial Centre Road (D71). 

The Wasl Vita Mall on Al Wasl Road is also a 6-minute drive away. The mall offers many special and unique flower and perfume shops, coffee shops, retail centres and a Carrefour Market.

RESTAURANTS IN CITY WALK DUBAI

City Walk is loaded with hangout placescafesdessert parlourslicensed bars and pubs. You will find plenty of dining options in the area including fine-dining restaurantsal fresco options and casual eateries.

Daunted with restaurants that serve international cuisines, at City Walk, you get to enjoy a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, International, Arabian and Asian. Residents and visitors can try out casual dining options in the area, these include:

  • The Victorian Restaurant
  • Coya Dubai
  • Sarabeth’s
  • Enab Beirut
  • Mint Leaf Restaurant

The Victorian Restaurant and Cafe is a tribute to the Victorian era, located just 5 minutes away. The interior is designed in a timeless setting, that offers the perfect ambience to visitors.

Some popular hangout places and cafes in the area include Farzi CafeFive GuysSikka Cafe, EshakRue 71 and Cocoa Kitchen. Istanbul Flower Restaurant is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, takes a 5-minute drive to reach.

Some fine-dining and al fresco dining restaurants in City Walk are:

  • LIMA, Dubai
  • Chival Global Social
  • Graze Gastro Grill

LIMA Dubai is a Peruvian fine-dining restaurant located in City Walk, in The Square. Offering an indoor and outdoor seating arrangement, it is famous for its steak, seafood, lamb dishes and cocktail menu. Enjoy al fresco dining overlooking lush green landscapes and oasis in Chival Global Social at La Ville Hotel & Suites. The restaurant offers lunch and breakfast options along with live music. Graze Gastro Grill is well-known for serving steaks. You will find a full bar here.

Licensed bars in City Walk worth visiting include LookUp, a rooftop bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites. La Casa Del is located on Al Wasl Street.

BEACHES NEAR CITY WALK DUBAI

City Walk Dubai is set right on Jumeirah Beach Road where plenty of beaches are scattered around the area, providing people with a variety of options. The approximate distance to visit any beach requires less than a 20-minute drive. These beaches near City Walk include JBR BeachBarasti Beach, Jumeirah Public Beach, Sunset Beach, Kite Beach and several others.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS

Residents of City Walk Dubai can enjoy several entertainment options, including:

  • Hub Zero
  • Mattel Play! Town
  • Roxy Cinemas

Hub Zero is a collision of real and virtual worlds, where children and even adults can enjoy several fun activities, cool retro games and a laser maze playground. Roxy Cinemas provides movie-lovers with the best cinematic experience. Mattel Play! Town is a safe indoor play area for children aged 2 to 10.

Some leisure centers and notable landmarks in City Walk include: 

  • The Green Planet
  • Coca Cola Arena 

Coca Cola Arena is one of the biggest destinations for music tourscorporate sports events and has a capacity to entertain more than 17,000 people

The Green Planet is an expedition into wildlife, where more than 3,000 plants and animals reside in a man-made forest. People can visit Australian walkaboutsbat caves and encounter sloths, sugar gliders, reptiles and many birds from all around the world.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY

City Walk offers many promenades, avenues and outdoor arenas that serve as walkways. Each building comes with a play area for  children and swimming pools where you can spend your evenings chilling with other members of the community.

Fitness centres are spotted around the area as well. Diamond Gym, Golden Arrow and Smart Life Fitness Gym are all located on Al Safa Street just 2 minutes away. On Sheikh Zayed Road, there is Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club a 5-minute drive from the area. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center is a gym for children, it’s on Al Wasl Road, a 6-minute drive.

Spas and salons are located throughout the community. Some popular ones in City Walk Dubai include:

  • Kerastase
  • N Bar
  • 1847

These unique salons are located right within the vicinity. Kerastase, a Paris brand that offers several hair treatment services is located at just a 5-minute drive around town. Ladies can visit N Bar for their nail treatment services. 1847 is a men’s salon, a 4-minute drive via 20th Street. 

Social butterflies of Jumeirah need to mark the calendar to keep track of the events as City Walk is the hub of social and entertainment gatherings, hosting several events all around the year. Social partiesmovie nightsconcertsartful competitions and food carnivals are regular events held in City Walk Dubai. The Coca Cola Arena is the main platform for hosting international events such as conventions and musical events.

SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

There is a group on Facebook named Dubai City Walk Community & Downtown which can be joined by residents willing to stay connected. Another popular group, City Walk Dubai Community provides updates about news and events happening in the community.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

To live in a place that is built around the bustling town square is a dream come true for many socially active people. City Walk is an ideal location for party lovers, social butterflies and outgoing residents. It offers many places for fun including licensed bars and clubs. People living in this vibrant community can enjoy an urban lifestyle from an aesthetic point of view. The only challenge one can face here is a bit of inconvenience due to traffic here, since the area is quite popular among visitors.

FAQS ABOUT CITY WALK

WHERE IS CITY WALK DUBAI LOCATED?

You can find the area located towards the northern side of Jumeirah community, alongside Al Safa Street.

WHERE CAN I STAY AT CITY WALK DUBAI?

La Ville Hotel and Suites is a glamorous 5-star hotel, located on the 20th street in City Walk. It offers various accommodation options, including luxury suites, to visitors, guests and businessmen. Another hotel in the area includes Rove City Walk.

WHAT ARE THE BEST PLACES TO TRY OUT IN CITY WALK DUBAI?

The best entertainment spot in the area is the indoor rainforest, The Green Planet by Meeras. If you are travelling with children, don’t forget to visit Mattel Play! Town Dubai, on Al Safa Street. 

Some of the top-rated restaurants in City Walk are Arabica, Babaji, Walnut Grove, Farzi Cafe, SIKKA Cafe and Mitts and Trays. LIMA Restaurant is the top-rated fine dining restaurant in City Walk Dubai.

HOW CAN I GET TO CITY WALK DUBAI?

Al Safa Street offers direct access to City Walk. If you are using public transport, you can take the Red Line and get off at the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station, from there you can hail a cab. The approximate walking distance from the metro to City Walk is 10 minutes.

If you are driving from any other area in Dubai, take a turn on to Happiness Street from Sheikh Zayed Road/Al Safa Street, to reach City Walk.

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