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About Lakes

Part of the highly-coveted “Emirates Living” collection by Emaar, The Lakes is a cluster of 6 distinct sub-communities featuring opulent architectural design, world-class amenities, and over 600 villas. Nestled amongst stunning manmade lakes and green landscaping, this gated neighborhood offers a tranquil suburban lifestyle for families seeking a central location, ample recreational facilities, and expansive floorplans.

Key Features

  • 3-7 Bedroom Villas in 12 Diverse Layouts & Styles
  • Comprises over 600 Villas Across 6 Unique Sub-Communities
  • Close Proximity to Major Business Hubs, Schools & Hospitals
  • Exclusive Resident-Only Pools, Gyms & Playgrounds
  • Picturesque Outdoor Landscaping & Artificial Lakes

Who Would Enjoy the Area?

  • Families: With its expansive outdoor greenery, ample amenities, and gated entrances, The Lakes is the ideal suburban community for households seeking villas for sale in Dubai.

  • High-Level Executives: High-level professionals looking for upscale villa communities near work can avail of the many luxury properties for sale in Dubai within The Lakes.

  • Affluent Individuals & Investors: The Lakes is a popular choice for affluent individuals desiring an upscale lifestyle and for property investors wanting high rental yields.

  • Outdoor & Fitness Enthusiasts: Landscaped green areas, resident-exclusive gyms, community pools, and multi-purpose tennis courts make The Lakes the perfect neighborhood for active families and those who value scenic surroundings.

Detailed Features


Restaurants in The Lakes:

  • Reform Social Bar and Grill: A popular dining hotspot, this British-themed restaurant serves up fan-favorite dishes and hosts lively game nights offering big prizes!

Parks in The Lakes

  • The Lakes Park: Take a scenic stroll, host the perfect picnic, or enjoy outdoor activities with the kids at this charming community park.

Malls in The Lakes:

  • Mall of the Emirates: Just 15 minutes away by car, indulge in a world of luxury retail, endless dining options, and incredible indoor skiing at this iconic entertainment destination.

Things To Do in The Lakes

  • The Lakes Club: Enjoy convenient access to a world of recreation, dining, wellness, and everyday necessities at this centrally located community center. 

  • Emirates Golf Club: Located in the nearby  Al Thanyah Third area, this world-class sports destination features two flagship golf courses set amongst stunning views.

  • The Walk at JBR: A vibrant outdoor promenade lined with cafes, restaurants, and eclectic boutiques adjacent to the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Accessibility & Transport

Bus Stations: 

  • The Lakes Turnoff 2: 2.3 km away
  • The Lakes Turnoff 1: 4.2 km away
  • Dubai International Academy: 5.9 km away

Key Landmarks

  • Jumeirah Lake Towers: 3.9 km away
  • Dubai Marina: 5.5 km away
  • Jumeirah Beach Residence: 7.9 km away
  • Palm Jumeirah: 10.5 km away
  • Downtown Dubai: 22.4 km away
  • Dubai International Airport: 32.9 km away

Education Nearby


  • Raffles Early Childhood Center Lakes: 850 m away
  • Rainbow Valley Nursery, JLT: 4.2 km away
  • Kids Kare Nursery, JLT: 4.7 km away
  • Mosaic Nursery, JLT: 4.8 km away
  • Dewdrops Nursery, JLT: 5.9 km away
  • Learning Ladder Nursery: 6.1 km away
  • Oakfield Early Learning Center: 6.3 km away

Primary & High Schools

  • Regent International School: 3 km away
  • GEMS Dubai American Academy: 5 km away
  • American School of Dubai: 5.2 km away
  • Dubai National School: 6.3 km away
  • Dubai British School, Emirates Hills: 7.5 km away
  • Dubai College: 8 km away
  • Arcadia School: 8.1 km away
  • Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park: 8.9 km away
  • ​​GEMS Wellington International School: 10 km away


  • American University in Dubai (AUD): 4.2 km away
  • Middlesex University Dubai: 4.6 km away
  • Murdoch University: 4.7 km away
  • University of Wollongong in Dubai: 6.9 km away

Healthcare Facilities

  • King`s Marina Medical Center: 3.9 km away
  • Saudi German Hospital: 4 km away
  • The Lakes Clinic DMCC: 4.1 km away
  • Armada Medical Center: 4.2 km away
  • Al Zahra Hospital: 5.4 km away
  • Medcare Medical Center, JBR: 5.6 km away
  • American Hospital Dubai Media City Clinic: 5.8 km away

Properties in The Lakes



FAQ on Lakes

What is The Lakes?

The Lakes is a scenic suburban community comprising over 600 villas with 12 architectural styles and layouts, ranging from 3 to 7 bedrooms. It is separated into 6 distinct sub-communities.

Part of Emaar`s “Emirates Living” collection, The Lakes is a popular choice amongst expatriate families and investors alike.


Is there public transportation to The Lakes?

Although The Lakes doesn`t have a metro station, there are three main bus stops located around the area.

What are the key features of The Lakes?

The Lakes is known for its sprawling green spaces, enviable lakefront views, and spacious luxury villas. Its main features include The Lakes Club, the Reform Social Bar and Grill, and The Lakes Park.

Are there schools near The Lakes?

There are multiple nurseries, primary schools, and high schools located near The Lakes. The closest nurseries are Raffles Early Childhood Center Lakes,

Rainbow Valley Nursery, and Kids Kare Nursery in JLT.

The closest primary and high schools to The Lakes are Regent International School, GEMS Dubai American Academy, American School of Dubai, and Dubai National School.


How much does it cost to live in The Lakes?

The cost of living will vary depending on the type of villa and lifestyle preferences you choose. However, The Lakes is generally considered a high-end community with expensive housing and amenities. Its scenic views, residential facilities, and convenient location make it a highly sought-after neighborhood.