Where are the kid-friendly neighborhoods in Dubai?

When looking for a home, there are several factors one must take into consideration. A convenient school route, easy commute to work, space and budget are all important factors that go into the decision-making process for choosing a home. Parents with young children are also often keen to stay in areas where their little ones can indulge in some outdoor activities, interact with their peers and enjoy their childhood. But how do you find an area that meets all these different criteria? To help our members make the right decision about their next home, Bayut has put together a list of some of the best kid-friendly neighborhoods that offer a safe and secure place for families in Dubai.



Offering a suburban lifestyle, Arabian Ranches is an established villa community offering gated villas, landscaped areas, and convenient amenities for families in Dubai. This established development is popular for its community facilities which include play areas for kids, swimming pools for adults and kids, tennis courts, and BBQ areas. There are some great schools and nurseries in Arabian Ranches, making it great for families with children of all ages.

The asking prices for villas for sale in Arabian Ranches the average at AED 2.29M for 3-beds, AED 3.57M for 4-beds, and AED 4.58M for 5-beds. As for the villas for rent in Arabian Ranches, prices for 3-bedroom villas average at AED 142k, 4-bedroom villas average at AED 194k and 5-bedroom villas average at AED 240k. 

Arabian Ranches is also a well-knit community with regular events for families to interact with one another. So your kids can definitely enjoy events like Halloween, Christmas, Eid, and New Year with their friends in the community.

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Mirdif is another villa community in Dubai that is well-known for its family-friendly environment, large homes, and convenient amenities. It’s the perfect community for kids who love the outdoors. There are two well-facilitated parks in Mirdif - Mirdif Park and Uptown Mirdif Park, which have open spaces for kids to play. Residents have easy access to Mushrif Park, which has numerous cycling routes, jogging tracks, children’s play areas, picnic spots, and even an aerial adventure course. There are some great nurseries and schools located within the community as well, so parents don’t have to worry about a long commute to the school.

Bayut’s latest analysis of property prices in the area reveals that the average cost for renting villas in Mirdif declined moderately in the first half of 2020. The average yearly rents for houses in Mirdif average at AED 93k for a 3-bed villa, AED 116k for a 4-bed house and AED 129k for a 5-bed villa.

The Springs

Completing this list of kid-friendly neighborhoods in Dubai is The Springs. The well-established villa community boasts lush green landscaping and beautiful houses that attract many tenants and buyers. It also features upscale amenities including shared swimming pools, BBQ and picnic areas, children’s play parks and mini basketball, and tennis courts. 

The villas for rent in The Springs Dubai are composed of mainly 3 and 4-bedroom units. Tenants looking at rental homes in The Springs can expect to pay an average yearly rent of AED 130k for a 3-bed home and AED 157k for a 4-bed villa. Those looking to purchase a villa in The Springs have larger options to consider and can expect to pay an average of AED 2.13M for a 4-bed unit and AED 2.91M for a 5-bed villa

Being a gated community, residents of The Springs have a safe and comfortable living environment. Supermarkets, banks, and other conveniences are also located around the neighborhood making it easy to run errands.

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Apart from these neighborhoods, areas like Jumeirah, Jumeirah Park and Dubai Hills Estate are great options for families looking for kid-friendly neighborhoods with spacious villas. For apartments, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Palm Jumeirah are also great options for families.

As you can see, there are plenty of options in Dubai for families. If you are interested in moving into any one of these neighborhoods and require any more information, make sure to contact [email protected], our dedicated point of contact for priority service when you are looking for a home in the UAE. 

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