Dubai Marina has been named the most desirable location to live in the UAE, based on searches via classifieds website Dubizzle.com during 2015.
Dubai Marina received 91 million searches overall for rent and sale properties, with more than 68 million searches solely for rental properties, Dubizzle said in its annual property report this week.
International City was the second most popular location for rentals with more than 47 million searches, followed by JLT with over 42 million searches and Business Bay for office space with just over 30 million searches.
After Dubai Marina, JLT and Downtown Dubai both received just over 15 million searches for properties for sale, while Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) also proved popular with just over 13 million searches.
Dubbizle’s findings are good news for investors in properties developed by The First Group, with the Dubai-headquartered company’s first hotel opening in Dubai Marina.
The hotly-anticipated Wyndham Dubai Marina, which boasts magnificent views of the marina and adjacent coastline, features 497 well-designed units, including 251 luxurious suites, and is within easy walking distance of popular local attractions such as Dubai Marina Mall and the bustling JBR Boulevard.
Additional facilities at the four-star property, which will be operated by the world’s largest hotel operator, Wyndham Hotel Group, include two F&B outlets (an all-day dining restaurant and a steakhouse); a spa, gym and swimming pool; meeting and conference space; an executive lounge and bar; as well as a coffee shop and souvenir outlet.
The First Group is also developing a property in the sought-after JVC area of Dubai.
The One at JVC will be managed by Ramada, one of the hotel industry’s most respected brands, which is also owned and operated by Wyndham Hotel Group.
The One at JVC is conveniently located just a short drive from the Dubai World Expo site and what is set to become the world’s largest airport, Al Maktoum International.