Why Dubai Festival City Is an Ideal Real Estate Choice for Families

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Are you looking to move to or within Dubai? Are you wondering which residential area is the best place for families? Here we give you the lowdown on Dubai Festival City, an area that is incredibly popular with all generations and has a wonderful community feel.   

Tell me more about Dubai Festival City

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of visiting Dubai Festival City, here’s what it’s all about.

Dubai Festival City is located close to the Dubai Creek. Its best-known feature is the Dubai Festival City mall, one of the city’s best-loved shopping, dining and entertainment destinations.

Surrounding the mall are several popular residential areas varying in style and atmosphere, as well as office spaces and plentiful amenities such as schools, medical centres and places of worship.

Family life at Dubai Festival City

Dubai residents in the know recognise Dubai Festival City as a really wonderful place to raise a family. Read on to find out more.

Super convenient access to the mall

Living in the vicinity, you’ll be able to visit the Dubai Festival City Mall as often as you like. This means that all your retail, entertainment, air bnb management and dining needs will be right at your doorstep.

The mall is home to over 400 outlets, including several global brands. For your groceries, there is the Carrefour hypermarket. IKEA, which is popular with families, has a sizable store in the mall, too.

There are also plenty of fashion stores in the mall covering every style and clothing need possible. You can also go to the mall to shop for electronics, sporting goods, gifts, health and beauty products, books and more. In fact, it is unlikely you’d need to go anywhere else for anything. 

In your free time, you can enjoy many wonderful meals at the Dubai Festival City Mall. From fine dining to fast food, cafes and one-of-a-kind restaurants, there’s something for everyone and for every mood. Festival Bay Dining is a favourite place to unwind and enjoy incredible city views while enjoying your meal in one of the creek-side restaurants.

Outstanding community facilities

Residents at Dubai Festival City enjoy access to many excellent and highly convenient facilities.

For your children, there are two excellent, highly respected international schools that offer an all-through education. The Universal American School teaches the American curriculum, whilst the Deira International School offers the IB curriculum. There are also several childcare options for the youngest members of your family. 

There are outstanding medical facilities at Dubai Festival City. Local health centres and a nearby Mediclinic general hospital specialises in family medicine in Dubai.

With these facilities at Dubai Festival City, you’ll have all your day-to-day needs covered.

Fun places to socialise

Living at Dubai Festival City, you are never short of places to meet friends and family and to have a good time.

In the mall area, you’ll find an IMAX cinema multiplex, several play areas, arcades, a trampoline park and the Dream Aero flight simulator.

IMAGINE is an exciting new attraction, delighting both tourists and residents. It’s a multi-sensory show of light, water and fire with 30 fountains, huge aqua screens, and surround sound. This, along with an ever-popular dhow cruise along the creek from Dubai Festival City, are the ideal activities to entertain your guests.

The Al Areesh Club health club is extremely popular with local families. It’s a health, leisure and relaxed entertainment destination.

Visitors can use the sports and fitness facilities and classes, and enjoy activities like racket sports and swimming. There are pleasant spaces for meeting friends for coffee or lunch and lots of areas for children to play safely. The beauty salons here are also quite popular.

5 features that make Al Badia Residences stand out from the crowd

How about the different communities within Dubai Festival City? Here, we highlight what makes Al Badia Residences one of the most popular communities with families in the area.

A lush green oasis

Al Badia Residences is nestled in acres of private landscaped gardens. With abundant mature trees, shrubs and copious florals, the lush, green surroundings of the area bring you closer to nature. Enjoy a sense of peace and tranquillity that comes with living in such calm, green surroundings.

Spacious homes designed for families

The apartments at Al Badia Residences for rent have been designed with families in mind. This means room sizes are generous and the 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are well laid out to make your home life as convenient as possible.

Inspired by tradition

You’ll soon notice that the Al Badia Residences community is inspired by traditional architecture. The low-rise apartments give the feeling of being at one with their surroundings and, for many, are a welcome contrast to other styles of architecture in the Dubai area. Coming home to the area is always a sight for sore eyes.

Space and privacy

All apartments are well-situated, ensuring that your family has a feeling of space and privacy while relaxing at home. Private balconies allow you to enjoy the views of the gardens, and beyond to the Creek and the Dubai skyline. With their laid-back vibe, these homes are very much a retreat away from modern city life.

A close-knit community

Al Badia Residences is well known for its welcoming atmosphere. Locals describe the community as tightly knit, like you’d come to expect from living in a small town or village rather than a global metropolis. If you are raising a family, you’ll understand how special it is to have friendly, helpful neighbours here.


Living in Dubai Festival City affords you the opportunity to enjoy Dubai at its best.

With excellent schools and facilities for children and parents, you can raise your family in a wholesome environment that offers everything you could possibly need.

You can also enjoy excellent leisure opportunities close to home and a relaxed lifestyle in comfortable surroundings. It’s a great base for enjoying Dubai, and the international airport is close by, too.

Why not take your first step towards your dream family home right now and take a look at the properties currently available at Dubai Festival City?


Muhammad Raheel Walayat manages 360-degree digital marketing for Al Futtaim Group Real Estate, one of the largest real estate developers in Dubai. Having joined the company in 2017 with an extensive 10+ years of experience in marketing, Raheel has been instrumental in developing and managing the digital ecosystem for Dubai Festival City that drives results in terms of brand awareness, brand positioning and commercial benefits to the business.


Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Sep 25, 2021 08:03 AM