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