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The Lakes

Masterplanned community, Emirates Living
The Lakes Key Information
Location type
Masterplanned community

The Lakes Overview

The Lakes is part of the Emirates Living Community, a collection of residential developments that also includes Emirates Hills, The Views, The Parklands, The Meadows, The Springs and The Greens.

Situated inland from Palm Jumeirah and to the south of Sheikh Zayed Road, The Lakes lies between two of Dubai’s great golf courses, the Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie at Emirates Hills.

The properties here are detached villas and townhouses set in landscaped common areas with parks, lakes, water features, children’s play areas, swimming pools and BBQ areas.

There are 600 homes in The Lakes’ six established communities - Deema, Forat, Ghadeer, Hattan, Maeen and Zulal. There are villas and townhouses in sizes ranging from three to five bedrooms, and 12 different floor plans, each with private garden and covered car parking ports or garages.

As well as landscaped common areas and a community park, each neighbourhood has its own park, and some have tennis courts and swimming pools as well. Residents also have access to The Lakes Club, a community centre with a swimming pool, gymnasium, aerobic studio, volleyball, squash and tennis courts, a convenience store, restaurant facilities and a day care centre.

Originally The Lakes was to have been a rental community, but owing to its popularity the houses are now available for sale.

Companies Associated with The Lakes
Master Developer

The Lakes Amenities

Its pleasant surroundings and convenient location are what attracts people here; not too far from the city life, yet away from the noise and traffic.

With established trees and parklands, and expansive lakes and waterways, the place is green and peaceful.

A series of connected walkways links the six communities to a community centre, a grocery shop, health club, restaurant, cafes and a nursery school.

House hunting golfers will surely want to shortlist The Lakes with its choice of two world-class courses on the doorstep, one of which, The Emirates Golf Course, hosts the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic tournament each February.

The Lakes Map

The Lakes Road Access

The Lakes lies 3km inland from Dubai Marina and 4km from Palm Jumeirah. It is located off Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), and is not far from Al Khail Road leading to Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).

The drive to Dubai Marina and bustling Jumeirah beach with its shops, restaurants and cafes is just 10 minutes. The Mall of The Emirates is a 15 minute drive and Dubai Airport about 35 minutes.

The Lakes Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 5 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com

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The Lakes reveives an overall rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintennance.

31st Dec, 2014
Salman
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2013
Family with children
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The Lakes Community
Location and community feel
Accessibility to public transport
I believe within the villa communities, I found The Lakes to be the best community to live in. Not only due to best finishing and maintenance work by Emaar but also because of its accessibility. This community is smack in the middle of SZR and you get onto SZR within more… 2 minutes of drive. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
20th Oct, 2014
Samer
From Jordan
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
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Lakes Paradise
Safety, views, people
A great gated community for families. Location is absolutely central to almost all of new Dubai.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
30th Sep, 2014
Eddy
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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Excellent Community Living
Relaxed & friendly
Bills
We have lived in The Lakes for approx. 6 years. It has everything we need and is in close proximity to a small supermarket, a large gym within a large leisure complex, a licensed club (Reform Club) which is tastefully decorated which has with good quality food. It also has more… a number of Lakes, (hence the name) which are well maintained. There are lots of walks around our community that we can take our dogs for walks or simply jog. Most people are quite friendly and taking a leisurely walk around our community it is easy to make friends. There are a number of pools for every community member to enjoy which have lifeguards on duty, there are also children's pools and recreation areas. There is a security manned gate at both entrances. Our villa has plenty of room with 3 bedrooms and a large family room upstairs. It includes a maid's room with separate entrance and parking for 2 large vehicles as well as guest parking across the road. It is a very quiet area to live apart from the sounds of children playing happily at the recreation area. In conclusion it is a really nice place to live.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Sep, 2014
Kirsty
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2011
Living with parents
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The lakes review
The family feel
Public transport
The lakes is a really nice family community. There are few bad points to the ghadeer villas the road that runs at the back of the villas is very noisy, and the shop is not close. But other than them few points it is a very nice community. more… The pool area is always clean and there is a life guard on duty all day. The children's play area is also really nice for smaller children. The local community centre has a little grocery shop, a gym and a restaurant. The restaurant has a real family vibe about it. There is also a pool at the community centre which again is always clean. There is easy access in and out of the lakes to the shiek zayed road and the traffic is usually ok. I would say the lakes is a typical emaar development, there is a lot of greenery as you drive through the estate and roads and the path ways are always clean and tidy. The ghadeer villas are very nice bright spacious houses. The house had 3 bedrooms plus maids room. The kitchen was a very big family kitchen with plenty of storage. All the bedrooms have big wardrobe space and the master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and an en-suite. I would recommend the lakes for young families. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Sep, 2014
Craig
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2011
Living with parents
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Good Family Orientated Community
The Location is amazing, close to everything !
New flyover came up at the end of the garden, like a racetrack !
The lakes is a really nice family community. There are few bad points to the ghadeer villas the road that runs at the back of the villas is very noisy, and the shop is not close. But other than them few points it is a very nice community. The pool more… area is always clean and there is a life guard on duty all day. The children's play area is also really nice for smaller children. The local community centre has a little grocery shop, a gym and a restaurant. The restaurant has a real family vibe about it, there is also a pool at the community centre which again is always clean. The ghadeer villas are very bright, spacious villas. They are ideal for small families. There is enough room to park 2 cars out the front of the villa. The garden was very big. There is easy access in and out of the lakes to the shiek zayed road and the traffic is usually ok. I would say the lakes is a typical emaar development, there is a lot of greenery as you drive through the estate and roads and the path ways are always clean and tidy. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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