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The Villa

District, DubaiLand, Dubai
The Villa Key Information
Location type

The Villa Overview

The Villa is a residential community designed in make-believe Spanish style on the edge of the desert in DubaiLand. It’s the sort of place that gets investors excited, and those who signed up early have seen sizeable gains now that the real estate market has returned to pre-crisis levels.

There are around 1,800 villas here, 540 of which have been constructed by the developer, while the remaining 1,260 plots have been developed individually by owners.

Residents began arriving here in 2010, and now The Villa is virtually complete with mature trees, established lawns and shady green spaces.

The community includes luxurious four-, five- and six-bedroom Spanish-style courtyard villas, whose terraces offer views of the surrounding landscape, i.e. desert.

There are four community areas in The Villa situated around three large village circles.

Ponderosa offers ranch-style living with private courtyards, stable buildings, central pools and fountains punctured by rocky outcrops and waterfalls. The retail centre in the village circle has a Spinneys.

Hacienda also has a village circle and villas arranged around courtyards, between which are meandering water channels. There is an Emirates British Nursery school in the village circle.

The Aldea links the two village circles and comprises intimately planned town and courtyard housing with beautifully patterned streets, pathways, pools and fountains. The tennis academy is in this community.

The Centro is the focus of The Villa and is set slightly apart from the other three communities. Its shaded arcades fringe the cobbled square with its celebratory fountains in a pleasant mix of club house, cafes, restaurants, shops and community facilities. There is a large Spinneys in the Centro Community Mall.

Companies Associated with The Villa
Master Developer
  • The master developer is Nakheel PJSC.
  • From The Villa it takes roughly 25 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 31 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 30 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 35 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 35 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 33 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

The Villa Amenities

The attraction of living at The Villa is opportunity to live in a spacious, well appointed villa that doesn’t cost the earth. The developer has managed to create an environment unlike any other in Dubai, with houses of (Spanish) character, many with courtyards and pools.

The landscaping includes shaded paths for walking or running and many small parks

There is a variety of shops, restaurants, social clubs and several mosques, including two Spinneys stores. The Habtoor Polo Resort hotel, with its top-class licensed bars and restaurants, is practically on the doorstep.

Ponderosa has a tennis academy and a mosque as well as a new GEMS school. Other schools in nearby communities include a Jess Secondary School in Arabian Ranches, Repton Dubai, and Gems Wellington School in nearby Dubai Silicon Oasis.

The nearest Medicentre is in the DubaiLand Residence Complex next door to The Villa.

Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
31 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
33 mins drive
La Mer
33 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
30 mins drive
Dubai Mall
25 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
30 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
33 mins drive
The Walk JBR
35 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
35 mins drive

Road Access

There’s no doubt that The Villa is a long way from the coast, and in common with many developments in Dubai it is a car journey anywhere. But that said its proximity to the Emirates Road (E611) and Al Ain Road (E66) mean that driving anywhere is relatively speedy. It’s 25 minutes to Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Mall, 35 to the International Airport, half an hour to Dubai Marina or the Mall of the Emirates, and 1 hour 35 to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport

There is no public transport here at the moment but ordered taxis based at nearby Arabian Ranches arrive in minutes.

The Villa Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 10 user reviews courtesy of


The Villa receives an overall rating of 4 based on 10 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.

11th Mar, 2015
From Austria
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
Great villa
The villa
No community center yet
Probably the best value for money villas in Dubai terms of size and layout. Our family of 5 almost disappears in it. The rooms are well laid out and the kitchen is much bigger than in some other areas. We don't have our own swimming pool but the garden still more… offers plenty of opportunities for our kids to entertain themselves. For me the location makes perfect sense as I'm working in Silicon Oasis. However a daily commute to the Marina or JLT could take too much of your time. The area still needs shopping and eating outlets.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
23rd Feb, 2015
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Living with spouse
The Villa - I love living here !
Size of house and gardens - great value for money
I dont want to leave
The Villa is closer to the centre of Dubai than you realise, only 20 mins to DIFC. Great landscaping, superb place to walk, adding more facilities every day. House is extremely big and good value for money, and quality finished compared to others I have seen. Very private and safe. Very well connected via more… Emirates Road and Al Ain Road - Mirdiff City Centre only 15 mins away. I love living here.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Jan, 2015
From South Africa
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
The Villa, Hacienda Courtyard 6
Community, villa value for money
Swimming pools in villas are terrible!
The villa is a very nice quiet community with really comfortable size villas! The only issue is the pools that the villas are issued with, is of terrible standard!
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Jan, 2015
From India
Moved here in 2012
Living with parents
The Villa great place to love
The greenery
No gym or sports facilities yet
The Villa project is a fantastic place to live. The houses are very well built and the community is developing quickly. Its takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes drive to most major areas in Dubai. There are not a lot of shops around yet but the area is developing quickly. more… Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
30th Dec, 2014
From Romania
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
The Villa - The New Black
Price, location, space
Lacking of community facilities: swimmingpool, play areas, clubhouse
The Villa is situated in Dubailand area, on SMR, between Arabian Ranches and Dubai Silicone Oasis, behind Falcon City and across Al Barrari. It has access to 2 main roads: SMR and Dubai-Al Ain Road. 15 min driving to Dubai Mall or World Trade Center. There are 4 main areas: more… Aldea, Ponderosa, Hacienda and Centro and the courtyards are numbered like this CA 1 - Courtyard Aldea 1, CP, CH and CC. The Villa is still under construction but there are finished courtyards and it is mostly landscaped. Now, landscape is being done in Centro area. The houses are built by developers but there are also houses built by owners so the style and plot sizes might vary. Also the quality of the building. There are only big villas, with 4+ bedrooms. A Community Center is being built now and hope to be ready in January. It is situated in Ponderosa circle. It will host a Spinneys and other commercial companies, we don't know yet what Coffee Shop or other shops. There are some supermarkets and restaurants outside The Villa, at Centro Exit, in Dubailand Rezidence Complex. Also there, there is Medicentres Policling, Drycleaner and Beauty Salon. There is only one bigger playground also in Ponderosa area and small playing areas in courtyards. I call them a joke as there are 2 swings for 15 kids to share. On the other hand, it is good as kids actually play together. We have 2 nurseries: Kidszone in Ponderosa area and Chubby Cheeks Nursery right outside The Villa, in Skycourt Towers, in Dubailand Rezidence Complex. The last one is closer for people living in Centro area. Also in Centro, there is GEMS First Point School. Nearby schools and nurseries are also in Nad Al Sheba 3&4, Dubai Silicone Oasis and Academic City, no more than 20 min. driving. We also have a Sports Academy offering tennis, swimming, aerobic and other sports on request. There is no community swimmingpool as many villas have their own. Hope to have one soon and other facilities like a clubhouse with a nice restaurant. More and more people move to The Villa as it offers one of the best rate in terms of money/space/location. It s now a building site but it is a very desirable location. And it will be more once it will be completed. It is a nice community, we have a few Facebook Groups: The Villa Mums, The Villa Pet Group, The Villa Book Club, The Villa mums Work Out and a FB page: The Villa DubailandShow less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
14th Dec, 2014
From Canada
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
The Villa Project - Comfortable living, although poorly built
The quiet is the best.
Shoddy workmanship of the houses.
The House is situated in the corner and is fairly quiet due to empty lots all around with the exception of one. Construction at times can be a bit annoying, and the workers leave rubbish where ever they decide to sit and often use the perimeter fence as the loo... The more… Area is generally easy to get to from downtown and the roads are in good condition. There are some schools close by and the shopping is getting better although it still needs a lot more developing. The quality of the construction is shady at best. If we happen to get rain or fog, the electricity completely trips. In general the place is nice to live and not too far away.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Dec, 2014
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Good value/price balance
Kids can play outside - safe and quiet
No communal pool - yet!!
Great neighbourhood - friendly family environment. Kids can play out and go round to friends without worrying. Plenty of green spaces to play football or just relax. Tennis courts and could running or cycling routes. Many villas have their own pool. Spinneys due to open more… this month and other communal facilities by end of March 2015. Close to Academic City and Silicon Oasis for schools as well as the GEMS Villa Point school in the compound. Lovely landscaping - yes, still some building work going on but rarely bothers us. Otherwise quiet location yet only 5 mins to the E311 road. Highly recommended for families looking for a larger house with pool at still affordable prices.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
29th Nov, 2014
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
The Villa Dubailand
The open green spaces
Lack of facilities
I love living in The Villa. There are lots of open green spaces, wide streets, perfect for the kids to play in. A lovely circular park/walking area with ponds, perfect for dog walking/jogging etc. There is a huge community feel in The Villa, with everyone bidding you good morning on more… the daily dog walk. Spinneys community center is due to open next month, the building is up, roads and parking spots are being added now. When these facilities open, The Villa will be a much better place to live. As just getting bread and milk can be a round trip of 40 mins to the nearest Spinneys in Silicon Oasis or Motor city. So we definitely need to be organized at the moment. The future looks good for The Villa, as just outside of the project gates, a huge Theme Park is under construction, and near completion. Hopefully bringing with it restaurant's, shops, cafes etc.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
19th Aug, 2014
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2012
Living with parents
Living in The Villa Project Dubailand
Peaceful, well maintained, big spacious Villas
Lack of everyday services
It is the best bang for the buck right now in Dubai. Located in Dubailand it is 15mn away from the airport, 25mn away from Marina and Jebel Ali and 20mn away from Downtown Dubai. The compound is well built and well taken care of and maintained, and the more… neighbors are peaceful and calm. I advise any family to invest there, they will not regret it. The only downside which will not remain a downside for so long is the lack of supermarkets schools or hospitals but the project is new and is expanding and so is Dubailand, it is expanding at a very fast rate, so a good idea will be to invest nowShow less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
10th Jun, 2014
From Middle East
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Far from the city but nice villa
Size of the villa
Distance, constructions
Long drive from the city, and it also takes time to get into the community from the main roads. Location inside the community is important, some parts are finished, but many villas still under construction, so it can be dusty and noisy. Nice villa, large living and family room, good kitchen. Swimming pool more… in the garden is very good, because there is no common pool.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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