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The Lakes

Masterplanned community, Emirates Living, Dubai
The Lakes Key Information
Location type
Masterplanned community
Phase
Complete
Unit types
Three-bedroom villas
Four-bedroom villas
Five-bedroom villas

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.

Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
11 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
16 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
34 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
14 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
42 mins drive
The Walk JBR
14 mins drive
Dubai Mall
19 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
27 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
14 mins drive

The Lakes Dining and Nighlife Offers

In partnership with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae here are the current Ladies Night and Brunch offers in the local area. We've listed all offers within a 3km radius with the closest ones at the top.

Brunch
Iconic Saturday Brunch
place
Nineteen (1.4km)
apartment
Montgomerie
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Saturday afternoon 12:30 - 15:30
open_in_new
Brunch
Iconic Friday Brunch
place
Nineteen (1.4km)
apartment
Montgomerie
timer
Friday afternoon 12:30 - 15:30
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Paros
place
Paros (1.7km)
apartment
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
timer
Wednesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
TJ's
place
TJ's (1.7km)
apartment
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
timer
Tuesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Saturday Long Brunch
place
TJ's (1.7km)
apartment
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
timer
Saturday afternoon 11:00 - 16:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Long Brunch
place
TJ's (1.7km)
apartment
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
timer
Friday afternoon 11:00 - 16:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Thursday Evening Brunch
place
TJ's (1.7km)
apartment
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
timer
Thursday evening 19:00 - 23:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
The Clavichord
place
The Clavichord (2.0km)
apartment
Signature 1 Hotel
timer
Wednesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Social Company
place
Social Company (2.0km)
apartment
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
timer
Tuesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Thursday Brunch
place
Social Company (2.0km)
apartment
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
timer
Thursday evening 19:30 - 22:30
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Lah Lah
place
Lah Lah (2.0km)
apartment
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
timer
Tuesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Afternoon Brunch
place
Lah Lah (2.0km)
apartment
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
timer
Friday afternoon 14:00 - 17:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Evening Brunch
place
Lah Lah (2.0km)
apartment
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
timer
Friday evening 19:00 - 22:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Le Petit Belge JLT
place
Le Petit Belge JLT (2.1km)
apartment
Pullman JTL Hotel & Residence
timer
Wednesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Twenty Three
place
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar (2.1km)
apartment
Mövenpick Grand Plaza
timer
Tuesday 8:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Chameleon Club
place
Chameleon Club (2.1km)
apartment
Byblos Hotel
timer
Sunday, Tuesday 9:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Drunch
place
La Vue (2.1km)
apartment
Pullman JTL Hotel & Residence
timer
Friday evening 17:00 - 20:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Dirty Friday Brunch
place
Icon Bar & Lounge (2.2km)
apartment
Radisson Blu Hotel Media City
timer
Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
La Vita Bella
place
Certo (2.2km)
apartment
Radisson Blu Hotel Media City
timer
Monday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Day
Coco
place
Coco Lounge (2.2km)
apartment
Media One Hotel
timer
Sunday 12:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Coco Lounge
place
Coco Lounge (2.2km)
apartment
Media One Hotel
timer
Wednesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Baby Q
place
Baby Q (2.2km)
apartment
Media One Hotel
timer
Tuesday, Saturday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Flirty Qwerty
place
Qwerty (2.2km)
apartment
Media One Hotel
timer
Tuesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Bubbalicious
place
Mina's Kitchen (2.4km)
apartment
Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
timer
Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Pho Real Brunch
place
Sui Mui (2.4km)
apartment
Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
timer
Saturday evening 18:00 - 22:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Siesta Brunch
place
El Sur (2.4km)
apartment
Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
timer
Saturday afternoon 12:30 - 15:30
open_in_new
Ladies Night
The Exit Sports Bar
place
The Exit Sports Bar (2.5km)
apartment
Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
timer
Tuesday 5:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Live Muisic Brunch
place
Belgian Beer Café Barsha Heights (2.6km)
apartment
Grand Millenium Dubai
timer
Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Nola Eatery and Social House
place
Nola Eatery & Social House (2.6km)
apartment
Armada BlueBay Hotel
timer
Tuesday 12:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
The Game Changer
place
Lock Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights (2.6km)
apartment
Grand Millenium Dubai
timer
Tuesday 6:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Midweek Madness
place
Lock Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights (2.6km)
apartment
Grand Millenium Dubai
timer
Wednesday evening 20:00 - 23:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Hitchki
place
Hitchki (2.6km)
apartment
Grand Millenium Dubai
timer
Tuesday 8:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Hic Hop Friday Brunch
place
Hitchki (2.6km)
apartment
Grand Millenium Dubai
timer
Friday afternoon 12:00 - 17:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
The Croft
place
The Croft (2.7km)
apartment
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
timer
Wednesday 7:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Evening Brunch Nation
place
The Croft (2.7km)
apartment
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
timer
Friday evening 19:00 - 22:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Observatory Bar & Grill
place
Observatory Bar & Grill (2.7km)
apartment
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
timer
Monday, Saturday 5:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Saturday Layover Brunch
place
Observatory Bar & Grill (2.7km)
apartment
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
timer
Saturday afternoon 12:30 - 15:30
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Tropicana Pool Party
place
Barasti Bar & Grill (2.8km)
apartment
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
timer
Wednesday, Thursday 8:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Day
Barasti Ladies Day
place
Barasti Bar & Grill (2.8km)
apartment
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
timer
Sunday, Monday 10:00am
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Exclusive for ladies @Toro Toro
place
Toro Toro (2.9km)
apartment
Grosvenor House The Residence
timer
Monday 7:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Frinday Brunch
place
Toro Toro (2.9km)
apartment
Grosvenor House The Residence
timer
Friday afternoon 15:00 - 18:00
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Hi Five
place
Hi Five Restaurant and Lounge (2.9km)
apartment
Holiday Inn Express
timer
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Hi Five Saturday
place
Hi Five Restaurant and Lounge (2.9km)
apartment
Holiday Inn Express
timer
Saturday 5:00pm
open_in_new
Ladies Night
Hi Five Thursday
place
Hi Five Restaurant and Lounge (2.9km)
apartment
Holiday Inn Express
timer
Thursday 5:00pm
open_in_new
Brunch
Friday Sunset Brunch
place
Hi Five Restaurant and Lounge (2.9km)
apartment
Holiday Inn Express
timer
Friday evening 17:00 - 23:00
open_in_new
Brunch
Lost Sunset Brunch
place
Hi Five Restaurant and Lounge (2.9km)
apartment
Holiday Inn Express
timer
Saturday evening 16:00 - 19:00
open_in_new

For full Dubai Brunch listings including prices, contact and booking information please visit https://brunchcrunch.ae

You can find full Ladies Night and Ladies Day offers including contact details and booking info at https://ladiesnightdubai.com

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 receives 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 maintenance.

31st Dec, 2014
Salman
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2013
Family with children
starstarstarstarstar
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 FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
20th Oct, 2014
Samer
From Jordan
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
starstarstarstarstar
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 FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
30th Sep, 2014
Eddy
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
starstarstarstarstar
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 FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Sep, 2014
Kirsty
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2011
Living with parents
starstarstarstarstar
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 FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Sep, 2014
Craig
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2011
Living with parents
starstarstarstarstar
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 FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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