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District One
Updated: 29th March, 2023

District One

A residential district in MBR City built around the Crystal Lagoon, fringed by man-made beaches and surrounded by parkland.
District One
Overview
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Overview
District One is an area located within Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Dubai.
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The developer
The project is being developed by Meydan Group through its subsidiary District One.
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The architect
The architectural consultant is AE7.
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The contractor
The main building work is being done by MS Construction and Wade Adams.
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Additional information
  • In April 2021 MBR City, District One launched a free Wellness Programme offering a series of revitalising activities for the body and mind held near the District One Crystal Lagoon every Friday and Saturday.

  • Residents can take part in fitness classes ranging from relaxing sessions to full-body workouts, held in collaboration with Enhance Fitness. Among the classes on offer are Circuit, Zumba, Aqua Gym, Shadow Boxing, Cardio Core/Legs, Yoga/Meditation and Animal Flow – an innovative body-weight movement workout combining ground-based movement with elements of various body-weight training disciplines.

Guide

District One is a residential district in Mohammed Bin Rashid City situated between Meydan One and Al Quoz 2.
The AED35 billion project was launched in January 2014 by developer Meydan Sobha. It covers a vast swathe of land measuring 501 hectares (1,240 acres), over 65 percent of which will be devoted to open green space.
The centrepiece is the Crystal Lagoon, the largest man-made lagoon in the world. A seven kilometre stretch of water created with a patent technology that keeps the water looking crystal blue all year long, the lagoon is fringed by 14 kilometres of man-made beaches and surrounded by parkland, waterways and woodlands.

The housing in phases 1 and 2 comprises mansions, villas and apartments.
There are just 18 mansions, available in Contemporary, Modern Arabic or Mediterranean styles. Each three-storey mansion has seven bedrooms plus bedrooms for several maids and drivers.
The villas, of which there are around 1,500, are also available in three styles and have five bedrooms plus bedrooms for one driver and one maid.
The Blue Views are what the developer calls ‘villansions’; bespoke six-plus-bedroom villas with features such as a leisure basement. The villansions are sold as shell and core units that buyers can either invite the developer to help design the interiors or bring in their own designers.
Phase 3 consists of District One Residences, a gated community of up to 70 apartment buildings. They range in height from five to seventeen stories and contain one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
The Seagull Point is a G+14 tower inspired by the seagulls that started coming near the Crystal Lagoon. Its community amenities will include a clubhouse, gym, library, children’s area and coffee shop.


Transport & Access

Road access

There is access to the E44 Al Khail Road and the D69 Al Maydan Road which pass by the district.

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

Available property

Sub-communities

There are two sub-communities in District One. Learn more in the following guides.

Amenities

In December 2016 the District One cycling and running tracks were inaugurated. The 8.4 kilometre tracks run the entire periphery of District One and are illuminated by solar powered lights. The running track is four metres wide and has a specialized running surface, while the cycling track is just over six metres wide. Both tracks are surrounded by trees and shrubs.
Nearby amenities include the Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand, The Track 9-hole golf course, The Meydan 5-Star hotel and the future Meydan One Mall.

District One Location

There is access to the E44 Al Khail Road and the D69 Al Maydan Road which pass by the district.

The map below shows the location of District One and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas. For a more in-depth look at the local attractions, and to see what's on in and around District One, visit our Things to Do guide.

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Attractions
Dubai Bowling Center, 2.4 km
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 2.9 km
Kidzania, 3.1 km
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Parks & beaches
Action Park Business Bay, 2.5 km
Bay Avenue Park, 2.9 km
Hartland Greens Park, 3.3 km
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Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 3.5 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 5.2 km
Al Badia Golf Club, 10.2 km
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Cinemas
Cinemacity Fountain Views, 3.2 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 3.4 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 4.0 km
Looking for more District One things to do and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do guide.

Local Schools

District One has many schools nearby including GEMS Our Own Indian School at 1.8 km and Clarion School at 1.9 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 which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Horizon English School Dubai which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

GEMS Our Own Indian School
1.8 km, Al Quoz
AED 8,800  •  Indian
Clarion School
1.9 km, Al Quoz
AED 69,000  •  American, IB
Dubai International School Al Quoz
2.0 km, Al Quoz
AED 16,500  •  American
Global Indian International School Dubai
2.0 km, Al Quoz
AED 21,000  •  Indian

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 District One. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.

Brew House, Citymax Business Bay • Ladies Night • Brew House (0.0 km)
Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millennium Business Bay • Ladies Night • Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.0 km)
The Notorious B.R.U.N.C.H, Grand Millennium Business Bay • Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.0 km)
Ladies First
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
The Birdcage Dubai (0.0 km)
Flamingo
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Privilege (0.0 km)
Pin Up Wednesdays
Ladies Night •  1:00pm
Malibu Deck (0.0 km)
Wanted & Wild
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Pacific Groove Restaurant & Lounge (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millennium Business Bay
Beau Rivage Bistro (0.0 km)
Bella's Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millennium Business Bay
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.0 km)
Bella's Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millennium Business Bay
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay
Pizza Express Live (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to District One.

Business Bay
Business Bay (2.3 km)
A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
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The Polo Residence
The Polo Residence (2.5 km)
A small gated community in Meydan City comprising 29 five-storey luxury apartment blocks, sports courts, swimming pool, a spa and shops.
Read more
Meydan
Meydan (3.5 km)
A 40 million square foot development underway in MBR City, home to the world famous Meydan Race Course which  hosts the annual Dubai Cup.
Read more
City Walk
City Walk (4.4 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (5.2 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
Read more
Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (5.5 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
Read more
Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (6.6 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
La Mer
La Mer (7.3 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
Read more
District One Milestones
Date Launched
2014
Companies Associated with District One
Master Developer: Meydan Sobha
Developer: District One
Architectural Consultant: AE7
Building Contractor: MS Construction
Building Contractor: Wade Adams

Masterplan

A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of District One.

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for District One.

Projects often go through a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction Updates

By the end of 2017 the first villas in MBR City District One were finished. The entire development was scheduled for completion in 2018-2019.

See the development of District One in photos:

District One Buildings

We currently maintain records for 31 building developments in District One.

ORB Tower
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Seagull Point
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District One Residences 1
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Lagoon Views at District One
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