Market Watch: 3 Luxury Homes Under US $3 Million In Dubai’s Prime Areas

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Dubai's luxury real estate market has properties for all price ranges.

How much does it cost to buy a luxury home at a prime location in Dubai? You might be surprised to find out that you can live in luxury for less than US $3 million.

Foreign property buyers have invested in the emirate’s luxury real estate sector because of lenient rules. Since 2002, Dubai has made it easier for a foreigner to buy a luxury home.

If you want to dabble in luxury real estate yet also need to spend wisely, Driven Properties can help you. Here are three luxury properties as listed by the leading luxury property broker in Dubai.

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A view of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper is highly desired among luxury buyers. (Driven Properties)

A Luxury Apartment Overlooking Burj Khalifa

Price: Almost US $2 million

This luxury apartment lets you live in a coveted place in the center of Dubai. The Burj Khalifa’s towering presence will dazzle guests and residents, as they gaze at the city’s skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Residential areas in Downtown Dubai like the Opera District remain the preferred destinations of expatriates and alike.

One such reason involves the short distance from other popular communities such as Business Bay and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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Residential areas in Downtown Dubai like the Opera District remain the preferred destinations of expatriates and alike. (Driven Properties)

Key details of the 1,630-square-foot property:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 parking spaces (basement and covered)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Broadband-ready
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Open and fully fitted kitchen

The Grande apartment also features a balcony and a shared swimming pool. Despite being an unfurnished unit, its proximity to almost everything you need presents a good compromise.

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In addition to world-class views, the apartment features high ceilings and a designer-done details. (Driven Properties)

For example, it only takes a short walk from the luxury flat to the quintessential Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers.

If you prefer a bigger apartment for almost the same price, nearby areas such as City Walk will be a good choice.

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Located along Dubai’s City Walk, this south-facing duplex features an open-concept floor plan and an oversized terrace balcony. (Driven Properties)

A Luxury Duplex Near Downtown Dubai

Price: US $2.2 million+

This luxury duplex still lets you stay within a favorable distance from Downtown Dubai. You won’t even feel like an outsider looking in, especially when you live at Building 9 in City Walk.

A couple with up to three children would benefit the most from living in the south-facing duplex. The living area spans almost 3,000 square feet, while the balcony area occupies 1,440 square feet of space.

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In addition to private outdoor space, residents have access to a 24-hour gym, a shared swimming pool and concierge services. (Driven Properties)

Key details of the 4,433-square-foot property:

  • 2 parking spaces
  • 4 bedrooms plus maid’s room
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Community, pool view
  • Open and fully fitted kitchen

Residents of Building 9 have access to a shared swimming pool, as well as a fitness area and concierge that operate 24 hours daily.

Amazing Bright Large 4 Bed South Facing Duplex

The designer-done kitchen takes in the interior courtyard through floor-to-ceiling windows. (Driven Properties)

More importantly, your children can attend nearby schools such as Blossom Downtown Nursery and Jumeirah International Nursery.

A trip to healthcare facilities, including the Emirates Hospital Clinics, only takes less than 10 minutes by car.

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For upscale living on the water, check out Sur La Mer Townhouse, Jumeirah. (Driven Properties)

A Waterfront Townhouse In An Upscale Development

Price: US $2.7 million

The Sur La Mer development takes high-end living up a notch by featuring waterfront townhouses along the Jumeirah 1 bay.

A five-bedroom townhouse presents the best opportunity to enjoy life in Sur La Mer. Landscaped gardens surround the property but what takes the cake is the rooftop area’s living space.

A covered seating area on the rooftop lets you appreciate the full view of watercraft that sail through the marina. Most of the rooftop’s design blended contemporary architecture with classic Italian elements.

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Landscaped gardens surround the property but what takes the cake is the rooftop area’s living space. (Driven Properties)

Key details of the 6,821-square-foot property:

  • 3-car private garage
  • 5 bedrooms plus maid’s room
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Open and fully fitted kitchen
  • Waterfront view

The luxury property is split across three levels plus a rooftop area. A 1-kilometer promenade allows a more up-close observation of the landscape along the waterfront development’s fringes.

By purchasing a townhouse, you’ll enjoy private beach access. Residents in Sur La Mer also gain access to beach clubhouses, charging facilities for electric vehicles, a children’s pool and a swimming pool.

The luxury property offers more than 6,800 square feet of space on three levels plus a rooftop patio. (Driven Properties)

Plus, you’ll stay within a convenient distance from airports, restaurants and shopping malls. You can visit Port de La Mer after driving for less than five minutes.

If you need to leave the city, a one-way trip whisks you to the Dubai International Airport within 15 minutes.

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Property listings were active as of the publication date.


Randolf Santos has covered different segments of the real estate industry since 2014. He worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence before joining Forbes Global Properties as a contributor. You can reach him at