Jumeirah is a coastal residential area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates mainly comprising low-rise private dwellings. It is administratively divided into three neighborhoods named "Jumeirah 1," Jumeirah 2" and "Jumeirah 3." It has both expensive and large detached properties as well as more modest town houses built in a variety of architectural styles. The area is popular with expatriates working in the emirate and is familiar to many tourists visiting Dubai.
The huge expansion of the emirate of Dubai since the late 1990s has seen a growth in housing developments across Dubai, with Jumeirah growing into an area populated by wealthier expats and luxury hotels.
Jumeirah is now generally agreed to be among the most exclusive parts of Dubai and this has led to the use of the Jumeirah name as a brand, which signifies exclusivity (for example: Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Jumeirah Beach Club). Jumeirah Beach has a number of luxury hotels on its beachfront. The most prominent is the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel, which sits offshore on a man-made island and the architecture of which has become an iconic symbol of Dubai. On the coast of Dubai next to the Burj Al Arab is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a hotel that is part of the Jumeirah hotel chain. The Madinat Jumeirah of three luxurious five-star hotels (Mina A'Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf), which include residences, a shopping mall, and a pier that extends into the Persian Gulf and which contains restaurants.
Jumeirah was once the most prestigious and expensive neighborhood in Dubai, if not the UAE. However, with the construction of mega-luxury communities such as The Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills, Jumeirah is now seen as an option for for families wishing to rent villas. Jumeirah was the first residential area in Dubai to house a significantly large number of foreign expatriates, and due to that it has a very high concentration of international schools, making the area an expat family favourite. A few educational institutions in Jumeira include: The English College, Raffles International School, Kings’ Dubai, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Jumeirah College, Horizon School, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School.
Residents of Jumeirah appreciate that they do not have to deal with Sheikh Zayed Road’s rush hours. People working in any part of Dubai can drive back home to Jumeirah using the beach road, making it a safe escape from the suffocating traffic jams. All roads lead to Jumeirah. Whether you live in Jumeirah 1, 2, or 3, getting around Dubai is a piece of cake compared to other suburban areas.
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