Town Square is a new residential community being built in DubaiLand just south of the intersection of Al Qudra Road and Emirates Bypass Road south of Arabian Ranches. The development includes townhouses and apartments.
The project is being developed by Nshama Development, a property development company founded in 2014 by a small team of Emaar veterans.
It covers 750 acres, which makes it larger than Downtown Dubai, and when complete will include 3,500 townhouses, 18,000 apartments and a 2.5 million sq ft retail precinct with over 600 stores and food and beverage outlets.
Town Square was launched in February 2015 with the sale of 300 'Zahra Townhouses'. In March a second phase of 730 'Hayat Houses' was launched. The Hayat Houses have back gardens and are available with three or four bedrooms, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and patio doors that open onto a private terrace. Prices are said to start from AED 1 million for a three-bedroom house.
By September 2020 the majority of elements that had been started were finished, including all the apartment blocks, except Una which was almost complete. The remaining villa communities were also nearing completion.
Town Square Park is open and looks good. It even sounds good, with classical and jazz music playing from loudspeakers concealed in the shrubbery! A few food shops and restaurants have opened on the main entrance road, but there is not yet much in the way of other amenities. The trees and planting along the main roads are developing well.
Nshama forecasts that by 2025 85,000 people will be living and working in Town Square.
There are 10 sub-communities in Town Square. Learn more in the following guides.
The main square covers an area the size of 16 football fields, and once complete will be home to a boutique hotel, cinemas and children nurseries. The community will also have healthcare centres and schools. Within walking distance, Town Square Park provides more facilities for children with a trampoline park, Wave Rider, skatepark and basketball court.
Town Square Dubai will eventually include 16 community gardens as well as an extensive network of jogging, cycling and walking trails through hundreds of square kilometres of green spaces.
The map below shows the location of Town Square 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 Town Square, visit our Things to Do guide.
Town Square has many schools nearby including Fairgreen International School at 3.2 km and GEMS Metropole School Al Waha at 3.6 km.
In terms of performance there are two schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Ranches Primary School which has a rating of 'Very good' and Jebel Ali School which also has a rating of 'Very good'.
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 Town Square. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.
Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Town Square.
A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of Town Square.
The masterplan envisages a fully self-contained city with shopping and dining districts, plazas, extensive green spaces, mosques, educational institutions, healthcare centres, entertainment and outdoor sports facilities. A deal has already been signed with Vida Hotels and Resorts to operate a Vida Town Square Dubai hotel.
A deal has been also been signed between Nshama and Emaar Retail to open a Reel street cinema and a cineplex in the central square. It will be the first of its kind with state-of-the-art projection and audiovisual technologies as well as ergonomic seating and food and beverage outlets.
Natural and paved running tracks will crisscross the development, which will feature outdoor gymnasiums, skateboard parks, children’s play areas, green spaces, community swimming pools and access to cycle tracks.
The development is being targeted at middle income households earning AED 20,000 - 35,000 per month where it is believed there is a gap in the market for home ownership. Off-plan property prices in Town Square are among the lowest in Dubai at under AED 600 per square foot.
The 1,800 square foot three-bedroom townhouses are being priced at under one million dirhams ($272,000) and the larger four-bedroom homes are priced around AED1.5m ($409,000). Both sizes include maid's rooms.
The masterplan is scheduled to be realised over ten years with around 3,000 homes being delivered each year.
Images depicting the initial concept designs for Town Square.
Projects often go through a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.
On 25 October 2019 Town Square Dubai celebrated the opening of Town Square Park to the public with fireworks, a parade and family-friendly outdoor festivities.
During the grand opening, a fantasy parade with 70 international artistes performed in the park, while families could choose from a variety of foodtrucks, enjoy stage shows, roaming entertainment and a firework display to mark the event.
For the first time children could access permanent installations such as a 70-seater carousel, a kids’ train ride, a water splash park, water fountains and covered play areas. Entertainment and activities were open to all and were free of charge on opening day.
At the same time Nshama reported that it had already handed over 3,000 homes overlooking or connected to the park, and a further 2,000 were due for hand over by the end of 2019.
Groundwork began in April 2015 and in July 2015 Nshama awarded contracts for the Zahra and Safi apartment blocks to Dubai-based United Engineering Co (Unec), marking the first stage of construction of the Town Square project. The housing construction contract for its Zahra and Hayat Townhouses was awarded to Gulf Beaver Group on August 20 the same year.
In July 2016 the developer published the following construction update video of Town Square:
The contract for site preparation and installation of cooling pipes, drainage and sewerage pipes was awarded to the BinLadin Contracting Group.
In February 2017 the developer published the following construction update video of Town Square:
The first completed properties, the Zahra townhouses, were handed over in September 2017 along with basketball and tennis courts, cycling trails, a jogging track, a gymnasium, and a swimming pool.
In 2018 a AED 310m (USD 84.4m) contract was signed with Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) for the design and construction of UNA residences.
In February 2018 the developer published the following construction update video of Town Square:
In October 2018 the developer published the following construction update video of Town Square:
In April 2019 the developer published the following video depicting construction of the Rawda Apartments:
In October 2019 Town Square Park was opened with permanent installations for children such as a 70-seater carousel, a train ride, a water splash park, water fountains and covered play areas.
See the development of Town Square in photos:
There are 33 building developments in Town Square. For a full list of all Town Square buildings visit our Buildings Guide.
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