Mudon Area Guide
Mudon is a new housing development on the edge of the desert in DubaiLand, at the intersection of Al Qudra Road and the Emirates Road (E611).
Mudon is Arabic for ‘cities’, and what is being built now is about one third the size of the original Mudon project, an ambitious scheme to replicate five ancient Middle Eastern cities - Baghdad, Beirut, Damascus, Cairo, and Marrakech - within one large city. However, in common with many other real estate projects, Mudon was put on hold when the financial crisis hit Dubai and the majority of the land sold to another developer.
Construction at Mudon resumed in 2012 but on a severely scaled down development called Mudon Villas. Phase One, Al Salaam, comprises 348 town houses, the first 72 of which were handed over in December 2014 along with 112 of the Phase Two community, Al Naseem. More properties are under construction in Al Naseem and Rahat Villa, also part of Phase Two, and should begin handover at the end of 2015.
The properties here are three-, four- and five-bedroom detached villas in so-called Arabic contemporary style. They are set in green open spaces with cycle routes, walking paths, and children’s playing areas.
A new GEMS Education school was due to open by September 2016 but there is no sign of it yet. If it does materialise it will cover the entire educational range from KG through to Grade 12.
In the meantime there is a Jumeirah English Speaking School at Arabian Ranches, 4km away.
The nearest medical facility is Mediclinic, also at Arabian Ranches.
DubaiLand is a massive scheme that was first announced in 2003. The original plan included 26 development projects, several of which have been partially or fully completed, including nearby Arabian Ranches, Motor City and Sports City.
Mudon is one of several developments that are still being built, and is the sort of place that attracts investors and those who are prepared to wait for the grass to grow. It seems there is no shortage of buyers as in April 2015 the developer, Dubai Properties, announced that 216 of the four-bed houses in Phase One had been sold.
Mudon Travel Guide
The Al Qudra Road alongside Mudon Villas is an extension of the Um Suquem Road leading directly to the coast at Jumeirah. The Emirates Road also runs alongside and provides easy access to the D57 Jebel Ali Road.
Public Transport Links to Mudon
The nearest metro station is Nakheel Harbour and Tower, but that’s 7km away.