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The Lagoons
Updated: 27th November, 2022

The Lagoons

A huge land development that was relaunched in 2013 in a redesigned form, the first phase of which encompasses Dubai Creek Harbour.
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Overview
The Lagoons is an area located within Dubai.
Guide

Lagoons is a huge land development project located on the banks of the Dubai Creek between Dubai Festival City and Ras Al Khor. The project was initiated in 2005 as part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR)City master plan but was disrupted by the global financial crisis of 2008. As a result of the crisis the original developer, Sama Dubai, a division of Dubai Holding, was taken over by the parent company and merged into Dubai Properties Group, Dubai Holding’s property arm.

In 2013 Dubai Holding struck a deal with the developer Emaar and relaunched the project in a redesigned form. Emaar would develop the first phase of The Lagoons project, a new 6.5 million square metre urban district at Ras Al Khor to be known as ‘Dubai Creek Harbour’, a mixed-use development featuring The Dubai Twin Towers, Dubai Creek Residences, cultural amenities, educational facilities and healthcare centres.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From The Lagoons it takes roughly 15 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 26 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 24 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 30 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 32 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 44 minutes' drive.*


Available property

Sub-communities

There are 13 sub-communities in The Lagoons. Learn more in the following guides.

The Lagoons Location

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

attractions
Attractions
Imagine at Dubai Festival City, 2.8 km
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, 3.3 km
Jameel Arts Centre, 3.9 km
park
Parks & beaches
Creek Island Central Park, 1.6 km
Hartland Greens Park, 5.4 km
Dubai Creek Park, 5.8 km
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Golf clubs
Al Badia Golf Club, 2.0 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 5.6 km
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.0 km
movie
Cinemas
Novo Cinema Dubai Festival City, 2.8 km
Cineplex Grand Hyatt, 4.5 km
Vox Cinemas at City Centre Mirdif, 5.4 km

Local Schools

The Lagoons has many schools nearby including Deira International School at 2.3 km and Swiss International Scientific School Dubai at 2.7 km.

In terms of performance there are two schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Deira International School which has a rating of 'Very good' and Universal American School which also has a rating of 'Very good'.

Deira International School
2.3 km, Dubai Festival City
AED 58,000  •  British, IB
Swiss International Scientific School Dubai
2.7 km, Healthcare City Phase 2
AED 77,500  •  IB
Universal American School
2.9 km, Dubai Festival City
AED 57,500  •  American, IB
The City School International
3.3 km, Nadd Al Hamar
AED 21,000  •  British

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 The Lagoons.

Soulful Ladies Night, Vida Creek Harbour • Ladies Night • Soulgreen (1.6 km)
Joe's Backyard, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City • Ladies Night • Joe's Backyard (2.7 km)
Saturday Evening Brunch, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City • Joe's Backyard (2.7 km)
BnB
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
BnB (4.5 km)
Cu-ba
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Cu-ba (5.3 km)
Casa De Tapas
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Casa De Tapas (5.6 km)
Cactus Jacks
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Cactus Jacks (5.8 km)
Hubble Brunch
Brunch • Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City
Joe's Backyard (2.7 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City
Joe's Backyard (2.7 km)
Hubble Evening Brunch
Brunch • Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City
Joe's Backyard (2.7 km)
Weekend Brunch
Brunch • InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Anise (3.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to The Lagoons.

Al Jaddaf
Al Jaddaf (3.5 km)
Home to hotels, apartments, shops, leisure facilities, the 80-storey residential D1 tower and the five-star super opulent Palzzo Versace.
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Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (3.8 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
Culture Village
Culture Village (3.8 km)
A development overlooking the Dubai Creek, home to the exclusive Palazzo Versace, apartment buildings, shops and exhibition centres.
Read more
Warsan Village
Warsan Village (5.5 km)
A popular gated residential community comprising contemporary three-bedroom townhouses located on the corner of International City.
Read more
Dubai International City
Dubai International City (6.3 km)
A mixed use commercial, residential and retail development in Al Warsan with clusters of buildings named after different countries.
Read more
Meydan
Meydan (6.6 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
Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (7.3 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
Mirdif
Mirdif (7.3 km)
A residential district of three gated villa communities in north-east Dubai, about 10km from Deira City Centre and close to the airport.
Read more

The Lagoons History

The Lagoons project was launched in April 2006 and ground work started at the same time. The developer, Sama Dubai, a division of Dubai Holding, announced a completion date of 2010.

Sama Dubai would develop and market half of the overall project, and sell half the land to other developers. Properties were to be freehold with 100% ownership for expats and Emiratis.

The Phase I land plots were sold out by May 2006 and the Phase II plots, which went on sale in May 2007, were sold out by October of that year.

The first three towers - Al Abeer, Al Khayal and Al Laylak in the Al Sedaifa district - were reportedly sold out soon after launch in October 2007.

However, reports in 2008 and 2009 indicated that development had stopped, and by September 2009 construction appeared to have been suspended.

Deyaar Development, responsible for the Flamingo Creek project in The Lagoons, said in their second quarter financial report that "The management now believes that the master developer may not complete the related infrastructure and therefore, the project may have to be abandoned".

Sama Dubai was merged into Dubai Properties Group, Dubai Holding’s property arm, and in 2011 its CEO announced that the project was still under development and had not been scrapped.

In May 2013 Dubai Holding confirmed the relaunch of the revamped project having struck a deal with Emaar to revive the massive Lagoons development.

In June 2013 Emaar Properties announced that it was in the final stages of negotiations with Dubai Holding to develop Dubai Creek Harbour, a new 6.5 million square metre urban district near Dubai Creek at Ras Al Khor and part of The Lagoons project. The firm said that the project would contain a new central business district and a mix of cultural, commercial, technology, educational, healthcare, sporting, shopping and entertainment attractions. It would also contain a number of residential units in buildings designed around a series of lagoons and green boulevards.

No plans have been announced for other parts of The Lagoons project.

The Lagoons Buildings

We currently maintain records for 38 building developments in The Lagoons.

The Cove
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Bashayer 3
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Creek Edge
construction Under development
Creek Rise
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The Cove 2
architecture Planned
17 Icon Bay
construction Under development
Al Firdaus 1
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Creek Palace
construction Under development
Creekside 18
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Harbour Gate
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Creek Horizon
check_circle Complete (In progress)
Harbour Views
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Island Park 1
architecture Planned
Island Park 2
architecture Planned
Creek Crescent
architecture Planned
Horizon Pointe
check_circle Complete
Wasl Nad Tower
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Dubai Creek Gate
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Vida Creek Beach
construction Under development
Dubai Creek Tower
motion_photos_pause Under development (On hold)
Dubai Twin Towers
online_prediction Envisioned
Palace Residences
construction Under development
Vida Creek Harbour
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Surf at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Grove at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Lotus at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Address Harbour Point
construction Under development
Breeze at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Orchid at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Summer at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Sunset at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Bayshore at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Dubai Creek Harbour Mall
architecture Planned
Rosewater at Creek Beach
construction Under development
Vida Residences Creek Beach
construction Under development
Dubai Creek Residences North
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Dubai Creek Residences South
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The Grand at Dubai Creek Harbour
construction Under development

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