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Jebel Ali District

District, Dubai
Jebel Ali District Key Information
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Jebel Ali District Overview

Jebel Ali is a coastal district lying to the South of Dubai. If you look on a map for Palm Jebel Ali, it’s right there.

Palm Jebel Ali is not yet populated, but the same cannot be said of Jebel Ali Port which is the largest marine terminal in the Middle East, and the world’s ninth largest container port. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour and can accommodate ships of any size in existence and on the order book.

A significant benefit for Jebel Ali Port is its location within Jebel Ali Free Zone. Established in 1985, the free zone currently houses more than 7,000 companies active in manufacturing, trade, logistics and a range of industrial and service-orientated sectors.

Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone, known as Jafza, has grown from a small operation of just 19 companies to a thriving business community today that provides jobs for 135,000 people and attracts more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment. More than 50% of Dubai’s total exports pass through this port with a trade value of $69 billion.

Jebel Ali is a heavily industrialised district that has paid little attention to housing since its inception in the 1980s. Jebel Ali Village was built in the 1970s to provide accommodation to expatriates and has now been refurbished to provide low rent housing. Not everyone is happy with the quality of the work, but people seem to like living here.

The 2008 property crash put a stop to several planned residential developments, and it wasn't until 2017 that some of those redrafted plans were being put out to tender. Nakheel, the palm islands developer, aims to build 80 apartment buildings at Madinat Al Arab on the site of the Dubai Waterfront project, a stretch of coastline facing Palm Jebel Ali.

Meanwhile on the land side of the Waterfront Canal the same developer has completed 177 villas and townhouses for lease at its Veneto community a ‘distinctive’ residential district comprising 1,400 villas and townhouses, and 1,200 low-rise apartments.

Downtown Jebel Ali is another yet-to-be-built development. Infrastructure work is about to start on this 200-hectare mixed-use community that will stretch for 11km along Sheikh Zayed Road. There are more than 300 third party plots available to investors for building a mixture of apartments, hotels, offices and retail developments.

In summary, as a place to live, Jebel Ali is still tomorrow’s world.

  • From Jebel Ali District it takes roughly 24 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 16 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 22 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 17 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 49 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 22 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Jebel Ali District Amenities

For the thousands who work in the Port Free Zone or the Technology Park and who choose to live nearby there is a limited menu of attractions apart from a trip to Ibn Battutu, the world’s largest themed shopping mall, consisting of six stylised courts: Egypt, India, China, Andalusia, Persia and Tunisia. With 275 shops, 50 restaurants, a 21-screen cinema including an IMAX theatre you could happily spend all day there.

For those who don’t get a kick out of shopping there’s always the Jebel Ali shooting club, or a trip into nearby Dubai Marina where there’s lots more to do.

Proximity to landmarks
Al Maktoum International Airport
22 mins drive
Dubai Mall
24 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
16 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
22 mins drive
La Mer
33 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
49 mins drive
The Walk JBR
17 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
12 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
19 mins drive

Jebel Ali District in the News

Road Access

Jebel Ali is located towards the southern end of Dubai’s coastline and alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway though Dubai and onwards to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport

Jebel Ali is the end point of the red metro line and has three stations: Jebel Ali, Danube and Energy. Journey times to Dubai Mall and the international airport are around 30 and 60 minutes respectively.

Jebel Ali District Communities

We currently maintain records for 63 sub-communities in Jebel Ali District.

Al Furjan
Jebel Ali District
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Al Furjan Dubai Style Villas
Al Furjan
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Al Furjan Quortaj Villas
Al Furjan
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Al Furjan Villas Phase 2
Al Furjan
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Al Ras Waterfront
Dubai Waterfront
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Amber Residence
Dubai Waterfront
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Arabian Canal City Phase 2
Jebel Ali District
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Badrah
Dubai Waterfront
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Cactus Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Contemporary Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Discovery Gardens
Jebel Ali District
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Downtown Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali District
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Dreamz
Al Furjan
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Dubai Investments Park
Jebel Ali District
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Dubai Investments Park 1
Dubai Investments Park
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Dubai Investments Park 2
Dubai Investments Park
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Dubai Lagoon
Dubai Investments Park
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Dubai Waterfront
Jebel Ali District
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Dunes Village
Dubai Investments Park
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Ewan Residences
Dubai Investments Park
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Exchange Waterfront
Dubai Waterfront
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Garden East Apartments
Green Community
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Gardenia Townhomes
Wasl Gate
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Garden View Villas
Jebel Ali District
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Garden West Apartments
Green Community
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Green Community
Dubai Investments Park
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Green Community East
Green Community
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Green Community West
Green Community
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Green Community West Townhouses
Green Community
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Ibn Battuta
Jebel Ali District
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International Humanitarian City
Jebel Ali District
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Jebel Ali Freezone South
Jebel Ali District
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Jebel Ali Hills
Jebel Ali District
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Jebel Ali Industrial Area
Jebel Ali District
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Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1
Jebel Ali Industrial Area
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Jebel Ali Industrial Area 2
Jebel Ali Industrial Area
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Jebel Ali Industrial Area 3
Jebel Ali Industrial Area
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Jebel Ali Industrial Area 4
Jebel Ali Industrial Area
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Jebel Ali Port & Freezone
Jebel Ali District
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Jebel Ali Village
Jebel Ali District
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Jenan Heights
Discovery Gardens
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Lakeview Apartments
Green Community
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Madinat Al Arab
Dubai Waterfront
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Marsa Meydan
Jebel Ali District
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Masakin
Al Furjan
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Mediterranean Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Mesoamerican Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Mogul Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Palm Boulevard
Dubai Waterfront
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Palm Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali District
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Peninsula
Dubai Waterfront
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Ritaj
Dubai Investments Park
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Royal Estates
Dubai Investments Park
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Schon Business Park
Dubai Investments Park
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South West Apartments
Green Community
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Technology Park
Jebel Ali District
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The Boulevard
Dubai Waterfront
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The Gardens
Jebel Ali District
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The Palisades
Dubai Investments Park
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Uptown Waterfront
Dubai Waterfront
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Veneto
Dubai Waterfront
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Wasl Gate
Jebel Ali District
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Zen Cluster
Discovery Gardens
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Jebel Ali District Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 1 user review courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Jebel Ali District receives an overall rating of 2 based on 1 review. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

23rd Jan, 2017
Ahmed
From Egypt
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
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Suburbia rating
On sheikh zayed, Clean Building
No nearby anything, high management fees paid monthly
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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