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Al Furjan Key Information
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Al Furjan Overview

Al Furjan is a 560 hectare residential development located just off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, close to Discovery Gardens and Ibn Battuta Mall. Phase 1 was completed in 2014 when 800 villas and 335 apartments were delivered, but there is still much building work to be done before the entire project is finished. However, investor demand following the announcement that Dubai was to host the 2020 World Expo resulted in the announcement of ten new residential towers and seven hotel apartments.

Al Furjan contains 819 houses, all with gardens and terraces, half of which are terraced houses while the remainder are three, five and six bedroom detached villas.

Al Furjan is Arabic for a ‘collection of homes’ or ‘small village’ and this place is designed to create a friendly, community environment among residents, with houses built in small clusters connected by a series of walkways and parks. All landscaping work, including more than 30 park areas and walkways representing a quarter of the Al Furjan master plan, is now complete.

Companies Associated with Al Furjan
Master Developer
  • The master developer is Nakheel PJSC.
  • Amenities include a Spinneys supermarket, a children's swimming pool, a convenience store, a leisure club, a mosque, a restaurant, a swimming pool, car parking, cycle routes, food and beverage outlets, shops and sports facilities.

Al Furjan Amenities

Complementing Al Furjan’s terraced homes and villas is Masakin Al Furjan, a complex comprising apartments, a convenience store, café and leisure club with pool and gym. Membership of Masakin leisure club is available to everyone living in Al Furjan.

Al Furjan Pavilion, which opened in December 2016, houses a Spinneys supermarket, 10 food and beverage outlets, 24 shops, a Medicentre clinic and a car park for more than 300 vehicles.

The complex, which is located at the southern end of Al Furjan, includes Al Furjan Club which houses The Glasshouse restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating for 150 people, a 25-metre lap pool, children’s pool, sports court and fully-equipped gym with four fitness studios.

A second Pavilion at Al Furjan, including a mosque for 500 people, is under construction on the western side of the community.

In January 2017 Nakheel announced a series of new, linked cycle routes to be created around its communities in Dubai, including a 40km track through Discovery Gardens, Garden View Villas and Al Furjan. Work on the network of tracks started in mid 2017 and was expected to be finished in 2019.

Proximity to landmarks
Al Maktoum International Airport
37 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
26 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
24 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
21 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
37 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
52 mins drive
Dubai Mall
29 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
14 mins drive
The Walk JBR
21 mins drive

Construction History

Two serviced apartment buildings by Azizi Developments, Roy Mediterranean and Montrell, were delivered in January 2018, two more, Samia and Farishta, were delivered in early 2020, and a further three apartment buildings, Azizi Star, and Shaista, plus Plaza Hotel, all by the same developer, are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2020.

Together these seven buildings are adding over 2,000 homes to Al Furjan.

Road Access

Al Furjan is situated alongside the D591 that serves Discovery Gardens, and the E77 Jebel Ali Road, both of which connect to Sheik Zayed Road, the principal spinal highway running the length of Dubai.

Notwithstanding traffic jams as you attempt to access these roads, the journey to Dubai Marina is 20 minutes, Dubai International Airport 40 minutes, the Mall of the Emirates 25 minutes and Downtown Dubai around 30 minutes.

The nearest mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, is less than 15 minutes drive and has its own metro station.

Public Transport

Al Furjan is now served by the new Dubai Metro Red Line extension, Route 2020, that links Nakheel Harbour & Tower station to the Expo 2020 site. The route was completed in May 2020.

The new Al Furjan station is located on the east side of the district, on the D591 road by Discovery Gardens.


Design Stage

Al Furjan Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 5 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com


Al Furjan receives an overall rating of 3 based on 5 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

13th Nov, 2015
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Living with spouse
The worst builiding
Discovery Pavilion is over the road, as is the bus stop.
Ineffective managers/contractors/developers
Poor design. Crumbling walls. Stinky drains. Constant A/C problems. Other tenants ignore rules of pool area etc and let their kids run wild in communal areas playing games, shouting and screaming and making a racket and mess. Violation of regs re. swimming area. Security ineffective and always out somewhere smoking. Poor communication between different departments more… and confusing system of contractors and sub contractors responsible for maintenance etc. I say 'responsible' when actually nobody takes any responsibility... No proper crossing to shopping centre and cars racing like they're on SZR. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
16th Mar, 2015
From Philippines
Moved here in 2015
Living with flatmate
Avenue Residence 1
Nearby shops and restos
Room sizes and traffic
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
27th Jan, 2015
From Jordan
Moved here in 2013
Family with children
A nice area to live in
i like living in this area, very quite very family oriented and no traffic issues like the rest of Dubai.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Nov, 2014
From Philippines
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Al Furjan Villas - Dubai Style
I love the space!
We used to live in the Springs and our backyard is massive but the living and dining is quite small. Now that the rents are up we got a great deal in Al Furjan. I myself love it because the kids have a lot of space to run more… around in the house. The Kithen is just heaven!!! Large with a built in Kitchen Island!!! I just lovei t. Plus the beauty of it is , it is semi - open so I can see my little ones when theyre playing. The rooms are just right, and the community is beautiful, great small parks and great people! We are all glad we have moved to this community! :) Perfect for a new family like ours.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
18th May, 2014
From Europe
Moved here in 2013
Family with children
Al Furjan 3 bedroom villa
The Space
No shop, no pool
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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