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Arabian Ranches
Updated: 28th March, 2023

Arabian Ranches

A popular, self contained suburban community development comprising 4,000 townhouses and villas plus a supermarket and local shops.
Arabian Ranches
Arabian Ranches is an area located within DubaiLand, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Emaar Properties.
Amenities include children's play areas, parks and open spaces, a polo and equestrian club, a shopping centre and swimming pools.

Located away from the city Arabian Ranches is popular among families with young children. The houses and villas are set in tree-lined streets that are safe for walking and for kids to play, and the public amenities include tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and open green spaces. There’s also a golf club and the prestigious Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

This is a peaceful place, away from the noise and heavy traffic of the city. Its housing ranges from two- and three-bedroom townhouses to villas with up to seven bedrooms. The architecture is inspired by Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic styles and all properties have their own sheltered car parking and gardens, whilst being set close enough together to create a sense of community.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Arabian Ranches it takes roughly 26 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 24 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 23 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 27 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 37 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 34 minutes' drive.*

Road access

An excellent road network connects Ranches to the two major highways running through Dubai, and to Dubai Marina, the nearest city quarter. The Emirates Road provides easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road and onward to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah, while The Dubai Bypass Road is a few minutes away and leads directly to RAK and Fujeirah.

* Drive times are calculated by Google Maps and assume fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Available property
For rent
Villa To Rent in Al Reem 1
Villa To Rent in Al Reem 1
220,000  per year


There are 29 sub-communities in Arabian Ranches. Learn more in the following guides.


Arabian Ranches has all the amenities you need if you don’t want to drive into the city: a decent supermarket, twenty shops, a travel agency, a pharmacy, coffee bars and restaurants, and a nail spa and hair salon for when you’ve had enough of shopping. There are tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and open green spaces for recreation.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 desert-style designer grass course. ‘Desert style’ means that if you miss the grass fairways and greens you land in the 'sandy waste', a euphemism for ‘desert’, populated by indigenous shrubs and bushes, and, er, sand. There’s also a golf academy where you can take lessons with one of the Arabian Ranches' golf pros, and a Spanish colonial style clubhouse with eleven plush guest rooms boasting terrific views overlooking the golf course.

At the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club you can ride real Arabian horses across the desert, learn to play polo or take your family on a tour of the stables. This Andalusian style club has become the ‘must visit’ equestrian centre in Dubai where you can watch world-class polo, dressage and showjumping, or, if the mood takes you, learn how to do it yourself. The clubhouse offers members and their guests lounges, restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, swimming pool and spa.

Top notch education is provided by the English speaking JESS school next to the retail centre, and for those irritating health issues the Ranches has its own medical centre. A mosque and community centre complete the scene at this truly self-contained desert oasis.

Local shops and outlets

There are 24 outlets currently open in Arabian Ranches including five restaurants, a tailoring shop, a mini mart, two coffee shops, two real estate offices, a medical clinic, a currency exchange, two ladies' salons, two pharmacies, a children's shop, a laundrette, a photo shop, an optician & eyewear shop, a pet shop, a men's salon and a flower shop.

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in Arabian Ranches visit our Arabian Ranches amenities page.

Arabian Ranches Location

An excellent road network connects Ranches to the two major highways running through Dubai, and to Dubai Marina, the nearest city quarter. The Emirates Road provides easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road and onward to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah, while The Dubai Bypass Road is a few minutes away and leads directly to RAK and Fujeirah.

The map below shows the location of Arabian Ranches and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Dubai Miracle Garden, 2.8 km
Global Village, 4.1 km
IMG Worlds of Adventure, 5.9 km
Parks & beaches
Studio City Park 1, 2.4 km
Eastlands Park, 2.5 km
Studio City Park 2, 2.5 km
Golf clubs
Arabian Ranches Golf Club, 0.2 km
Trump International Golf Club, 3.5 km
Trump International Golf Course, 3.5 km
Novo Cinema IMG Worlds of Adventure, 5.8 km
Reel Cinemas at The Springs Souk, 7.9 km
Vox Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates, 10.3 km
Looking for more Arabian Ranches local shops and services? Visit our Amenities guide.

Local Schools

Arabian Ranches has many schools nearby including Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches at 0.6 km and Ranches Primary School at 2.5 km.

In terms of performance there are seven schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Kings' School Al Barsha which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches
0.6 km, Arabian Ranches
AED 65,500  •  British, IB
Ranches Primary School
2.5 km, Arabian Ranches
AED 52,500  •  British
GEMS Metropole School
2.8 km, Motor City
AED 41,500  •  British
Fairgreen International School
2.9 km, The Sustainable City
AED 62,500  •  IB

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Arabian Ranches.

Chicks and Salsa, Studio One Hotel • Ladies Night • El Chapo's Tacos (0.0 km)
The Irish Village Studio City, Studio One Hotel • Ladies Night • The Irish Village Studio City (0.0 km)
Los Chapitos Family Brunch, Studio One Hotel • El Chapo's Tacos (0.0 km)
Le Petit Belge Motor City
Ladies Night •  4:00pm
Le Petit Belge Motor City (0.0 km)
Fire Lake
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Fire Lake Grill House (0.0 km)
Chica Chica
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Soul St (0.0 km)
Epic Sunday Pool Party
Ladies Day •  12:00pm
Soul St (0.0 km)
Los Chapitos Family Brunch
Brunch • Studio One Hotel
El Chapo's Tacos (0.0 km)
Nomad Brunch
Brunch • Five Jumeirah Village Dubai
Soul St (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Arabian Ranches.

Arabian Ranches 2
Arabian Ranches 2 (2.0 km)
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Studio City
Studio City (2.2 km)
A full scale film and TV production centre with associated residential and hotel accommodation. Much of the area is still desert.
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The Sustainable City
The Sustainable City (2.8 km)
A residential development employing all the theories of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment. 
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Mudon (3.2 km)
A housing development on the edge of the desert in DubaiLand consisting of several neighbourhoods of villas and townhouses. 
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Damac Hills
Damac Hills (3.4 km)
A gated community with opulent villas and apartments dotted around the Trump International Golf Club and 40 hectares of parkland.
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Motor City
Motor City (3.5 km)
A development in DubaiLand comprising two residential areas and a business park set around a Formula 1 race track. 
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Dubai Science Park
Dubai Science Park (3.8 km)
A government sponsored commercial zone and licensing body which caters for the pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturing sector.
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Villa Lantana
Villa Lantana (4.2 km)
A development of 440 freehold villas plus community centres, fitness facilities, a retail centre and winding pedestrian walkways.
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Companies Associated with Arabian Ranches
Developer: Emaar Properties

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