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The Lakes
Updated: 3rd June, 2023

The Lakes

A collection of detached villas and townhouses with parks, lakes, children’s play areas, swimming pools and BBQ areas.
The Lakes
The Lakes is an area located within Emirates Living, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Emaar Properties.
Unit layouts
The development comprises a mix of three- , four- and five-bedroom villas.
Amenities include a barbecue area, a children's swimming pool, outdoor children's play areas, a swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts.

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.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From The Lakes it takes roughly 19 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 11 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 16 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 14 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 42 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 34 minutes' drive.*

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.

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

Available property


There are 17 sub-communities in The Lakes. Learn more in the following guides.


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.

Local shops and outlets

There are a number of outlets currently open in The Lakes including a supermarket, a gym, a laundrette, a ladies' salon, a spa and a restaurant.

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in The Lakes visit our The Lakes amenities page.

The Lakes Location

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 map below shows the location of The Lakes 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 The Lakes, visit our Things to Do guide.

Marina Walk, 2.4 km
The Walk JBR, 3.5 km
Skydive Dubai, 3.7 km
Parks & beaches
JLT Park, 2.5 km
Al Barsha 1 Park 1, 3.4 km
JVT District 8 Park, 3.4 km
Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 1.1 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 1.4 km
The Els Golf Club, 6.3 km
Reel Cinemas at The Springs Souk, 2.7 km
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 3.0 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 3.7 km
Looking for more The Lakes local shops, services, and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do and Amenities guides.

Local Schools

The Lakes has many schools nearby including Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills at 0.8 km and Regent International School at 1.0 km.

In terms of performance there are 11 schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai British School Emirates Hills which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and GEMS Dubai American Academy which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills
0.8 km, Emirates Hills
AED 57,000  •  IB
Regent International School
1.0 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
Emirates International School Meadows
2.1 km, The Meadows
AED 51,500  •  IB
American School of Dubai
2.5 km, Al Barsha
AED 77,500  •  American

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

TJ's, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers • Ladies Night • TJ's (0.0 km)
Paros, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers • Ladies Night • Paros (0.0 km)
Saturday Unlimited BBQ Brunch, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers • TJ's (0.0 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Paros (0.0 km)
Lah Lah
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Lah Lah (0.0 km)
Shades of Twenty Three
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar (0.0 km)
Mr. Miyagi's
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Mr. Miyagi's (0.0 km)
Shamiana Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Shamiana (0.0 km)
Nisi Night Brunch
Brunch • Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Paros (0.0 km)
Saturday Evening Brunch
Brunch • Zabeel House by Jumeirah
Lah Lah (0.0 km)
Saturday Afternoon Brunch
Brunch • Zabeel House by Jumeirah
Lah Lah (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

Emirates Living
Emirates Living (1.1 km)
One of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods, combining the exclusive Emirates Hills with six family-oriented communities.
Read more
The Views
The Views (1.3 km)
Ten clusters of apartment towers and villas set around a lake, with lake views on one side and views over the golf course on the other.
Read more
Emirates Hills
Emirates Hills (1.4 km)
An exclusive neighbourhood of upmarket villas and townhouses set among secluded streets, all with panoramic views across the golf course.
Read more
The Greens
The Greens (1.6 km)
An established development alongside The Emirates Golf Club. The residential accommodation is housed in ten mid-rise complexes.
Read more
The Meadows
The Meadows (2.0 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
Read more
Barsha Heights
Barsha Heights (2.2 km)
A bustling residential and commercial district comprising apartment blocks, hotels and hotel apartments. Properties are leasehold only.
Read more
Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (2.4 km)
A mixed-use business park in a media and information technology freezone, with cafes, banks, pharmacies and car hire facilities nearby.
Read more
The Springs
The Springs (2.5 km)
An established, gated community of terraced villas and town houses with a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Inland from Dubai Marina.
Read more
Companies Associated with The Lakes
Master Developer: Emaar Properties

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