Arabian Ranches or Meadows: The Best Community for Buying Real Estate in Dubai


Emaar Properties is one of the most attractive investment and prospective properties on the market of Dubai real estate. There are famous communities of Arabian Ranches and Meadows created by a well-known developer. With a wide range of exclusive amenities and proximity to important social infrastructure such as schools, shopping malls, and restaurants, both places are considered the best family areas in the city.

In this regard, potential investors and end-users have problems choosing between Arabian Ranches or Meadows. To help them decide, representatives of AX Capital, a leading real estate agency in Dubai, compared prices, amenities, and lifestyle of 2 elite communities.

Community overview

Both Arabian Ranches and Meadows are one of the best freehold zones in the city. Therefore, they are extremely popular with foreign nationals. Local property owners can also benefit from golf clubs that community residents have access to. They can be an additional incentive for tenants or buyers who love sports.

Many people prefer luxury residential real estate in Arabian Ranches, as the community offers many advantages, including:

  • pet-friendly areas;
  • equestrian club;
  • golf club;
  • the famous Arabian Ranches Hotel;
  • proximity to the Sheikh Zayed Highway, through which locals can get to anywhere in the city.

Meadows is part of the residential district of the Emirates Living, which is also under construction by Emaar Properties. Its highlight is the beautiful lakes and lush green spaces. The community is located next to the huge Montgomerie Golf Course.

For a more detailed comparison of communities, see the following table:

Arabian Ranches Meadows
Type of property
Villas and townhouses Villas
Number of bedrooms
3-6 bedrooms 3-6 bedrooms
Access to motorways
The community is located along the Sheikh Zayed Highway, which connects to the Umm Sukeim Road. The Sheikh Zayed Highway is easily accessible.
Community features
Ranches Retail Centre, golf club, equestrian club. Proximity to Montgomerie Club and Golf Course.
Educational institutions
Jumeirah English Speaking School, Ranches Primary School Emirates International School
Swimming pools, barbecue areas, tennis and basketball courts, skate park, parks and green spaces. Swimming pools, sports courts, and lakes.

Communities offer real estate in Dubai

You can get acquainted with the average prices for community real estate (AED) in the following table:

Community Average prices for 3-bedroom apartments Average prices for 4-bedroom housing Average prices for 5-bedroom flats in Dubai Average prices for 6-bedroom properties
Arabian Ranches 3,080,000 4,750,000 6,070,000 8,840,000
Meadows 4,460,000 5,460,000 6,590,000 8,890,000

Arabian Ranches is popular for its detached villas for sale in Dubai with large backyards. Some sub-communities in the area also offer detached townhouses and villas. The style of local real estate is inspired by Arab architectural trends. Most residential properties for sale in Dubai and these communities have servants’ quarters and public amenities, while more luxurious homes have private pools. Arabian Ranches has convenient transport links, which allows residents to easily get to anywhere in the city.

Meadows offers detached villas with easy access to New Dubai and the Sheikh Zayed Highway. The local properties have spacious living rooms, kitchens, as well as front and back yards, making them an ideal place to stay for families with children. In addition to the Sheikh Zayed Highway, the community is located near Al Khail Road.

The average return on investment in Arabian Ranches real estate is 4.94%, and in Meadows real estate – 4.67%.

Lifestyle in communities

Comparing the lifestyle in Arabian Ranches and Meadows can give buyers an additional boost needed to make a decision about purchasing a property for sale in Dubai:

  1. Arabian Ranches and Meadows are pet-friendly districts. They offer many places to walk pets. The villas have spacious backyards where residents’ furry friends can run and play. However, tenants should coordinate the issue of keeping pets with the property owners before signing any contracts.
  2. The villas in Arabian Ranches are located next to the Sheikh Zayed Highway, which gives locals access to the main road junction of the city. Meadows offers the same access as well as proximity to Al Khail Road.
  3. In addition to visiting the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, residents of this community can enjoy discounts at the equestrian club. Meadows offers easy access to Montgomerie Golf Club and one of the best golf courses in Dubai.
  4. In addition to regular entertainment events at Arabian Ranches, the community is close (just a short drive away) to the Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden. Another nearby attraction is the Dubai Circuit with its numerous adrenaline competitions. Meanwhile, due to its central location, Meadows is close to major entertainment centers, such as Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina.
  5. Numerous amenities such as basketball courts, tennis courts, parks, and a skate park make Arabian Ranches a family friendly destination. Meadows also has similar courts and pools.

Assistance in buying off-plan properties for sale in Dubai

AX Capital offers in its catalog a broad choice of properties in the emirate of various configurations and prices. Check with the agency’s highly qualified experts to get help in choosing a suitable home in off-plan projects in Dubai or ready-to-move-in buildings, support during the deal and high-quality after-sales service.