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Propsearch guide to Dubai real estate: Developments

Town Square

District, DubaiLand, Dubai
Town Square Key Information
Location type
Under development

Town Square Overview

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.

Companies Associated with Town Square
Master Developer
Masterplanning Consultant
  • The project was launched in February 2015.
  • The handover process began in September 2017.
  • The estimated handover date is 2024.
  • The master developer is Nshama Development LLC.
  • The architect of the project is Parsons International.
  • Binladen Contracting Group has been appointed as the main contractor.
  • Amenities will include children's splash pools, cycle paths, gymnasiums, jogging trails, outdoor children's play areas, swimming pools and tennis courts.
  • From Town Square it takes roughly 29 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 26 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 25 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 30 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 43 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 32 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
Town Square Milestones
Date Launched
February 2015
Estimated Handover Date
Handover Started
September 2017

Town Square Amenities

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.

Proximity to landmarks
The Walk JBR
30 mins drive
Dubai Mall
29 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
26 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
25 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
25 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
32 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
28 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
43 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
36 mins drive

Construction Updates

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.

Town Square History

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.


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.

Design Stage

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