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Alma 1 Key Information
Location type
  • Alma 1 is a gated residential sub-community of Arabian Ranches and is situated to the north of the development close to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).
  • Arabian Ranches is a masterplanned community by developer Emaar Properties and is located at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Hessa Street (D61).
  • Alma 1 amenities are shared with the wider Arabian Ranches community including a polo and equestrian club, a shopping centre, children's play areas, parks and open spaces and swimming pools.
  • From Alma 1 it takes roughly 26 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 23 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 22 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 27 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 25 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 31 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.


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Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
23 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
31 mins drive
La Mer
33 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
22 mins drive
Dubai Mall
26 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
22 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
25 mins drive
The Walk JBR
27 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
25 mins drive

Alma 1 Reviews

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Alma 1 receives an overall rating of 4 based on 3 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.

31st Aug, 2015
From India
Moved here in 2009
Living with parents
Alma rating
Peace and quiet and the fact that it takes only 20mins to get to most places in dubai since it
I really wish there was a gym in the communities.
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Sep, 2014
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2012
Living with parents
Arabian ranches Alma
The local community area
We lived in the ranches for 1 year. The alma villas are in a great location they are right next to the local community centre. The community centre has a geant supermarket, a beauty salon, lots of food places, toy stores and many other shops. Which are all within more… walking distance of the alma villas. There is also a golf club which is within walking distance, which has a few nice restaurants and a nice outdoor seating area. The access in and out of the ranches is not the easiest the traffic can be really bad in the morning, the exit onto the shiek Mohammed bin zayed road is easy, there isn't usually much traffic there. But the other exit near motor city is usually pretty bad on week days especially mornings. The alma villas are very nice spacious villas, we had a medium sized garden which backed on the lake. I would say these villas are for small families. The pool area is very clean and there is a life guard there all day. The children's play area is always kept clean and tidy. We had a dog when we lived there and it was a really nice place to walk the dog, the other dog walkers are very friendly as well. The security guards on the gate are always very pleasant. Overall I would say this community is very well maintained. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Sep, 2014
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2012
Living with parents
Excellent Family community !
Close to the school and community shopping centre
Traffic exiting the community (Not Alma but Ranches as a community)
My Wife and stayed for 1 year in Arabian Ranches in a Type 2E between 2012 and 2013 along with my wife's parents + family dog. It was a 3 bedroom + Maids and Study Townhouse of 2,700 sqft. We often had guests, so the study downstairs was always used more… as a spare bedroom as it had sufficient space for a double bed and dressing table, all the room sizes were great. The type 2E also has a smaller closed study upstairs that we had a sofa bed and a TV where guests could sleep but mainly used as the boys TV room :). We benefited from a good size garden at the back, we lived in a cul de sac so had no passing traffic in front of the villa so always had children playing outside on their scooters and bicycles. The location is OK as it feels like you are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the City but still only around 15 - 20 mins away from the city. This was a problem for my mother in law as she did not drive so she did feel very isolated. Access to the Mohammed Bin Zayed road was great if your were traveling towards Dubai but if you had to exit towards Marina or Jebal Ali you forced to drive the whole way (in fact half way from Alma) through the community to exit, this was on a single traffic lane and got very congested in the morning when everyone is leaving either for school or work. it could take almost 15 - 20 mins just to exit out onto the Al Qudra road but entering was a breeze as i would drive up Umm Sequim road, onto Mohammed Bin Zayed road and straight into Ranches on the slip road, Alma was perfectly located right on the entrance which was great after a stressful day. I am not sure if this is still an issue in the community ?. We were lucky enough to get a villa backing onto the lake where we used to walk the dog but this did become a bad point in the summer when i used to get eaten by the mosqitos so couldnt really enjoy the garden. Alma is walking distance to the golf club where we enjoyed some lovely meals with the family and watched most of the big football games on the big screen with reasonable offers on the beverages :) Unfortunately after a few months a new development, Alma Phase 2 started construction directly behind us so the community got a little dusty and noisy. Alma is one of the smallest communities in Ranches so we almost always had the swimming pool to ourselves. it also has a basketball court and playground. Close to the school and community shopping centre Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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