Your essential guide to Jumeirah Village
Launched in 2005, this fast-growing freehold community has recently emerged as a vibrant leisure and dining hub, thanks to the opening of a string of new hotels, headlined by The First Collection Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC).
A tranquil, urban oasis with 33 landscaped parks, schools, shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants, Jumeirah Village is also well located close to some of Dubai’s premier leisure and retail facilities and tourism attractions.
Where to stay and dine: The First Collection JVC, which opened in 2021, has helped turn the spotlight on Jumeirah Village as one of Dubai’s most exciting new hospitality and dining destinations.
Headlining the hotel’s outstanding dining facilities is Santè Ria, an ultra-hip restaurant that serves up fresh, South American-inspired flavours. Since its opening, the Latino-inspired venue has proven a hit with diners seeking something a little different from the usual fare.
The Village Bistro is a vibrant, family-friendly restaurant that offers an extensive a la carte menu and international buffets. Guests can also chill out by the hotel pool with a drink or snack or enjoy a BBQ as part of the hotel’s regular themed nights at al fresco venue, The Terrace.
The 491-guestroom, four-star hotel boasts a range of ultra-modern guest amenities making it ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. Leisure facilities include an expansive swimming pool, gymnasium and sundeck, alongside separate male and female spa facilities.
Dedicated business facilities include a Nest VIP Lounge and Co-Working Space, which provides access to a range of cutting-edge, office-style facilities in a quiet, comfortable environment.
The First Collection JVC has proven extremely popular with international travellers visiting for Expo 2020 Dubai, thanks to its location just 20 minutes’ drive from the World Expo site in Dubai South.
Local attractions: Boasting direct access to Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Barsha Road and Al Khail Road, Jumeirah Village is also located less than 20 minutes’ drive from Dubai World Central, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, making it one of the best located areas of the city.
Dubai Sports City, with its world-class cricket stadium, Ernie Els-designed desert links golf course and other sporting attractions is situated adjacent to the development, while Downtown Dubai and Dubai International Airport (both situated to the north) are around 30 minutes by car.
For car enthusiasts, the nearby Dubai Autodrome offers track days and other high-octane experiences, while cyclists will appreciate the area’s easy access to more than 100 kilometres of dedicated routes that make up the Al Qudra Cycling Track.
The upcoming Al Khail Avenue mega mall, with its 350 retail outlets, restaurants and multi-screen cinema spread across an area exceeding two million square feet, will also be located close by.
THE FIRST GROUP’S UPCOMING DEVELOPMENTS: In addition to the recently opened The First Collection JVC, The First Group has two landmark properties in its Jumeirah Village development pipeline.
Avalon Tower (operating as Copthorne Jumeirah Village Circle): This premium three-star property is currently under development in the heart of JVC. Featuring 352 suites spread over 17 floors, the hotel will house premium amenities including a luxury clubhouse, gym and rooftop swimming pool.
The One at Jumeirah Village Triangle: This exciting four-star upper midscale hotel housing 579 guestrooms and suites is located in the heart of JVT, close to Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai World Central. The One at Jumeirah Village Triangle is set to prove popular with business and leisure guests alike.
NEED TO KNOW
LOCATION: In the heart of New Dubai adjacent to Dubai Sports City
TOTAL AREA: 870 hectares
PLANNED BUILDINGS: 130+ residential, commercial and mixed-use developments
PROJECTED POPULATION: 300,000
TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS: Direct access to Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Barsha Road and Al Khail Road (20 minutes’ drive from Al Maktoum International Airport).