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The Villa
Updated: 28th March, 2023

The Villa

A community of luxurious Spanish-style courtyard villas with mature trees, established lawns and shady green spaces beside the desert.
The Villa
The Villa is an area located within DubaiLand, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Dubai Properties Group and Al Mazaya Holding Company.

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.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

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.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 35 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 33 minutes' 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.

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

Available property
For sale
Villa For Sale in Hacienda
Villa For Sale in Hacienda
For sale
Villa For Sale in The Centro
Villa For Sale in The Centro


There are five sub-communities in The Villa. Learn more in the following guides.


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.

The Villa Location

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.

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

IMG Worlds of Adventure, 4.0 km
Global Village, 5.7 km
The Storm Coaster, 11.8 km
Parks & beaches
Silicon Towers Park, 3.4 km
Silicon Oasis Community Park, 4.7 km
Hartland Greens Park, 11.2 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 9.7 km
Arabian Ranches Golf Club, 9.9 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 10.3 km
Novo Cinema IMG Worlds of Adventure, 4.2 km
Novo Cinema Dragon Mart 2, 11.5 km
Looking for more The Villa things to do and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do guide.

Local Schools

The Villa has many schools nearby including GEMS FirstPoint School at 1.8 km and The Aquila School at 2.4 km.

In terms of performance there are three schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai English Speaking College which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou which has a rating of 'Very good'.

GEMS FirstPoint School
1.8 km, The Villa
AED 54,500  •  British
The Aquila School
2.4 km, The Villa
AED 43,000  •  British, IB
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou
2.8 km, Academic City
AED 41,500  •  French
GEMS Winchester School, Dubai
2.9 km, DubaiLand
AED 17,000  •  British

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

QUBE Sports Bar, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand • Ladies Night • QUBE Sports Bar (0.0 km)
Heels and Martinis, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand • Ladies Night • Iris Dubai (0.0 km)
The Fabulous Brunch, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club • Andalucia (0.0 km)
Unlimited Sushi
Brunch • Meydan Racecourse Grandstand
Iris Dubai (0.0 km)
Iris Brunch
Brunch • Meydan Racecourse Grandstand
Iris Dubai (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

DubaiLand Residence Complex
DubaiLand Residence Complex (2.2 km)
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Falconcity of Wonders
Falconcity of Wonders (2.5 km)
A vast residential, tourist, entertainment and recreational complex in DubaiLand shaped in the form of the UAE’s Falcon emblem.
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Liwan (3.0 km)
A freehold township in DubaiLand comprising 100 residential complexes, six iconic towers, mixed-use units and four hotels.
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Majan (4.4 km)
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Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis (4.7 km)
A state of the art technology park and free zone. Offices, warehouses and manufacturing plus apartments, town houses and villas.
Read more
Living Legends
Living Legends (5.8 km)
A 14 million square foot freehold project in DubaiLand containing 500 villas and 12 high-rise buildings housing over 2,000 apartments.
Read more
Meydan (9.1 km)
A 40 million square foot development underway in MBR City, home to the world famous Meydan Race Course which  hosts the annual Dubai Cup.
Read more
Warsan Village
Warsan Village (9.2 km)
A popular gated residential community comprising contemporary three-bedroom townhouses located on the corner of International City.
Read more
Companies Associated with The Villa
Master Developer: Dubai Properties Group

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