New projects & off plan projects in Dubai South area

List of off plan projects, new construction & future projects in Dubai South area
Dubai South
11 developments

New projects in Dubai South 

Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central, is a self-contained district. The area is near the Al Maktoum International Airport, which is aiming to become the largest airport in the world. Upon completion, Dubai South will be a perfect blend of residential properties, commercial and logistics spaces and the aviation industry. Being a city within a city, the district will offer all kinds of amenities so that residents do not have to leave the area to get what they need. Dubai South is a free zone, meaning that businesses don’t have to pay any taxes here.  The district is an idea of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself and is the host of World Expo 2020 and home of the annual Dubai Airshow event.

Where is Dubai South located?

Dubai South covers 145 sq. km. and is located 5 min from Al Maktoum Airport and 20 minutes from Sheikh Zayed Road. In the future, Dubai South will be home to more than 1 million residents spread over numerous apartment buildings and villas. The district has a direct connection with Jebel Ali Port through a dedicated logistics corridor. Dubai South also has access to the main trans-Emirates highways, Al Maktoum Airport and the future Etihad Rail Network, providing the area with unrivaled speed, connectivity, and resilience.

Road access 

  • Nearby roads include  Sheikh Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Expo Road
  • Nearby/surrounding districts
  • Dubai Investment Park, Jebel Ali, South Logistics District

Notable Landmarks

  • Al Maktoum International Airport transfers more than 160 million passengers per year and it also serves as a multi-modal logistics hub for 12 million tonnes of freight.
  • Golf Links, which can be accessed from the Dubai World Central peripheral road, is world-class golf facility.


  • CSM Technologies
  • Hydee park
  • XO BEACH (17 min)
  • Lama Beach Club (19 min)

What kind of new real estate projects can be found here?

Dubai South is divided into 8 districts which are developed by different developers. 

  1. Commercial District
  2. Golf District
  3. Humanitarian District
  4. Logistics District
  5. Aviation District
  6. Business Park
  7. Exhibition District (Expo 2020 site)
  8. Residential District

For those wanting to live in Dubai South, the last district is the one where you can find residential objects. The area covers 6.7 million sq. km. and is close to central Dubai and the Expo 2020 site. The Residential area is also divided into 2 parts: 

  • The Villages, an area consisting of villas, townhouses, and apartments.
  • The Pulse, a self-sustainable community with apartments, townhouses, hotels, a mall, and a boulevard. 

The spacious apartments in Dubai South come in the form of studios and 1-4 bedroom apartments while most of the townhouses and villas have 3 or 4 bedrooms. The latter also provides a maid’s room, a storage room, laundry space, and a private garden.

What about transport and parking in Dubai South?

Public transport facilities will be of excellent quality in Dubai South. The area will have its own metro line, Route 2020, which is an extension of the red line and which makes your daily commute a breeze. There will also be numerous bus lines serving the area and this number will increase as the area grows.  

Car owners can park their cars in the basement parking when living in an apartment (1 space per apartment) while the villas each have covered parking for at least 2 vehicles. You can easily get to other parts of the city by taking Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).

Airports nearby 

  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) (52 min)
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) (11 min)


IHC Helipad (15 min), Heliport Abu Dhabi (22 min), Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan palace Heliport 2 (26 min), HeliDubai (26 min)

Public transport 

  • Metro: UAE Exchange (10 min), Ibn Battuta Metro Station 2 (15 min)
  • Bus lines: F55, F53, 56
  • Water Transport: Marina Promenade Waterbus Station (22 min), Dubai Marina Mall (20 min)
  • Tram: Jumeirah Lakes Towers (21 min), Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 (20 min)

Which amenities are available?

When Dubai South will be 100% completed, the area will be a self-sufficient district, meaning that residents have easy access to health, education and retail facilities. As the area is coming of age in the years to come, it is hard to say when exactly all these facilities will open. However, lots of these venues are already functioning. If there is something that you can not find in Dubai South, you can definitely find it in one of the neighboring districts such as Dubai Investment Park, or Jebel Ali.


  • Nurseries: Blue Bird Nursery - Dubai South, British Oak Montessori Nursery (16 min), Little Woods Nursery (14 min), Tiny Town Nursery (18 min)
  • Schools: Emirates Aviation Services LLC, Cap Abb Rook Dubai, Sultan Sardar (18 min), Gems International School (19 min)
  • Universities and Colleges: University of South Wales, University of Balamand Dubai (16 min), Concordia (20 min), Keystrokes University (23 min), Synergy University Dubai (22 min)


  1. Hospitals: Nab’a Al-Hayyat Foundation, DWC AMI Airport Medical Center, Dubai ambulance unit 59
  2. Clinics: DWC AMI Construction Gate Ambulance Service, New Clinic (Small Hospital) (19 min), Al Maktoum Airport Clinic, Noor Al Shefa Clinic - Jafza South Branch (12 min)


  • Malls: Dubai Wholesale City (15 min), Crystal Mall (13 min), The Parks Shopping Centre (17 min)
  • Supermarkets: ZOOM, Allday minimart Dubai South, Alnadir supermarket (11 min), Grand Hyper DWC LLC, Choithrams IHC (15 min), Barari (13 min)


  1. Cinema: Hollywood Theater Motiongate (19 min), Green Community Lifestyle Market (17 min)
  2. Bowling: Switch Bowling (19 min), Magic Planet - Mall of The Emirates (27 min)
  3. Karaoke: HipHop Karaoke Dubai (21 min), Lucky Voice Dubai (24 min)
  4. Dance: Star saloon (19 min), Trinity Pole Fitness Studio (20 min), StepUp Academy - Motor City (23 min), Manju's Kathak Classes (21 min)


  1. Mosques: Al Maktoum Airport Mosque, JAFZA South Accommodation Mosque (12 min), Mosque, Phase 1 DIP (14 min), Mosque, Phase II (16 min)
  2. Churches: Dubai Mar Thoma Church (19 min), Chinese Christian Church of Dubai (18 min), Great Martyr Church of St. Mina in Dubai and the Diocese of Jerusalem chair the Near East and the Gulf of Orthodox Copts (18 min), Our Lady Of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (18 min)


  1. Dining: Olives Restaurant, Neighbourhood Bar (15 min), The Candy Apple (19 min), Russian restaurant "Skazka al Saha" in JLT area (23 min)
  2. Cafes/bars: Caribou Coffee, Costa Coffee, Filli Zone Cafe (13 min), Karakcino (12 min), Aghaty cafe( The Outlet Village ) / Dubai (16 min), Zabeel cafeteria (14 min), W XYZ, Freddy's Retro Cafe (14 min), Neighbourhood Bar (15 min), Papa John's Pizza

Nightlife: NBHH_NCC Camp (20 min), Bachaki (16 min)

What are the most popular residential complexes in Dubai South?

Dubai South is set to become the largest district of Dubai with more than a million inhabitants. Therefore, you can find a wide range of different off-plan developments here, ranging from affordable apartments to luxury villas. Whatever you are looking for, there is something for everyone in Dubai South. Here are some of the most popular off-plan projects in the area. 

  1. District 2020 (District 2020 Developer)
  2. Kappa Acca 3 (Kappa Acca Real Estate Development)
  3. Tenora Apartments DAMAC Properties)
  4. MAG 5 Boulevard (MAG Lifestyle Development)

What are the Pros and Cons of life in Dubai South?

Pros Cons
Affordable off-plan projects Ongoing construction 
Self-sufficient area Not all amenities available yet
Close to the airport (convenient) Close to the airport (noisy)
Close to Expo 2020Far away from Downtown
Free zoneNo beach access

Prices for new buildings in other areas

Emaar Southfrom ‍700 د.إ / ft2
Downtown Jebel Alifrom ‍801 د.إ / ft2
Jebel Alifrom ‍1 170 د.إ / ft2
Al Furjanfrom ‍1 535 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Golf Estatesfrom ‍943 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Production Cityfrom ‍878 د.إ / ft2
Tilal Al Ghaffrom ‍795 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Village Trianglefrom ‍720 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Sports Cityfrom ‍663 د.إ / ft2
Damac Hills Dubaifrom ‍1 101 د.إ / ft2
Town Squarefrom ‍1 366 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Landfrom ‍869 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Village Circlefrom ‍913 د.إ / ft2
Motor Cityfrom ‍862 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Lakes Towersfrom ‍1 213 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Marinafrom ‍1 890 د.إ / ft2
Arjanfrom ‍972 د.إ / ft2
Bluewaters Islandfrom ‍1 810 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Beach Residencefrom ‍2 323 د.إ / ft2
Emirates Livingfrom ‍1 968 د.إ / ft2

Prices for new buildings in localities near Dubai South

Dubaifrom ‍1 403 د.إ / ft2
Sharjahfrom ‍719 د.إ / ft2
Ajmanfrom ‍502 د.إ / ft2
Abu Dhabifrom ‍1 164 د.إ / ft2
Ras Al Khaimahfrom ‍444 د.إ / ft2
Fujairahfrom ‍1 203 د.إ / ft2