Seven neighbourhoods in Dubai for an active lifestyle

Seven neighbourhoods in Dubai for an active lifestyle

Health aficionados can now put their muscles to the test with a streak of action-packed activities. It is also the perfect time for aspiring health buffs to have a good head-start.

Aside from the much-awaited regularly hosted marathons, each community has come up with unique concepts that are truly enticing namely the Teddy Bear Lanes and Electric Rainforests especially built for the event as well as exclusive Glow Run tracks that come to life after sunset.

It is heartwarming to learn of specially designed programs such as those organized for a cause, for the people of determination as well as for the mums-to-be and mums who’ve just had their babies.  There are activities prepared for literally everyone.

But as the aim of the Dubai Fitness Challenge is to simply give a good kick-start to encourage people to imbibe an attitude of wellness, it would be very much recommendable for you to choose to live in an area where wellness is not simply month-long rather year-round.


Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT)

Energy is always high in this area.  Run, walk or jog. The lakeside tracks will most definitely keep you going.

Spacious playgrounds with trampolines and kids-friendly obstacles will allow your little ones to join you in burning off excess energy. Studies show that the more energy kids burn, they not only sleep better, they are also susceptible to learning more.

Although JLT exudes a cosmopolitan vibe, these amenities prove that the area is not only for singles or couples, it is definitely for families too.

Average rental price for two-bedroom apartments in JLT is at AED 102,000.


Nothing is more rejuvenating than a midday run along the tree-lined lawns of Mushrif Park which is just a few minutes from Mirdif.

Pedal away on a bike in specially designed bicycle tracks or ride the horse of your choice in the park’s exquisite equestrian centers.

Two-bedroom apartments in Mirdiff would have an average rental price pegged at AED 84,000 and three-bedroom apartments at AED 100,000 a year.

Bur Dubai

Have your fill of play areas for fun and games in the famous Dubai Creek located in the heart of one of Dubai’s oldest communities, Bur Dubai. Schedule picnics and nature trails in the park’s vast botanical gardens or aim for a hole-in-one in the golf & yacht club across the creek.

Two-bedroom apartments start at AED 83K.

Al Barsha

Always be in tip-top shape with this community’s fitness equipment. Stretch your muscles with the pull-up bars.  Develop those abs with the sit-up benches. Tone your legs and biceps with the rowing machines. All of these are available at the Al Barsha Pond Park for free.  As they say, ‘the best things in life are free’.

Live close by and get to sculpt that body daily. AED 87,000/- would be the start for


Arabian Ranches

This premium gated community also offers premium sports amenities. Ride that horse with class in the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club which is in close quarters to the Arabian Ranches.

The Dubai Autodrome which is just next store presents exciting Wednesday evenings of freecycling and rollerblading. Boredom will never be part of your vocabulary in this part of Dubai.

The average rent per year for three-bedroom villas is at AED 992/- per square foot.

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Bring out that golf champion in you. With two internationally-acclaimed golf courses surrounding luxury homes and leisure facilities, live and play with style, Jumeirah Golf Estate has it all. 

AED 1,127/- per sq/ft is the average rental rate for a three-bedroom villa.

Emirates Living

Live and breathe the glorious emirates life in the Emirates Hills. With a promise of fresh air in these lavish golf courses, health will always be at its prime. AED 2,103/sq ft. is the average rental rate for a three-bedroom villa.

Fun-filled tournaments can be hosted in the Lakes that has 9 mini basketball courts, 2 tennis courts and football fields. The rent for five-bedroom villas would start at AED 1,800 per sq. ft.


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