Jumeirah Lake Towers, by most people referred to as JLT, is a highly sought-after neighborhood in Dubai. There are 2 main things that drive people to this area: amenities and affordability. Regarding amenities, the JLT area offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, and cafes. When it comes to the prices of real estate, JLT compares favorably well, especially compared to surrounding districts such as Dubai Marina. However, it won’t take much time to get there. The area is built-up in 26 clusters (named after each letter of the English alphabet, from A to Z) that consist of 3 high-rise skyscrapers each. JLT is an area where you can find anything you need while providing an eclectic mix of offices, restaurants, residential units, retail outlets, and hotels.
JLT is a freehold area located near Sheik Zayed road and surrounded by Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Emirates Hills, and Jumeirah Heights. JLT is pet- and pedestrian-friendly, meaning that there are ample walkways for relaxing strolls and designated bicycle roads for rides around the area. The central location in Dubai makes it easy to get to any other point in Dubai while it is also possible to live and work in this area, making commuting obsolete.
Nearby roads include Sheik Zayed road, First Al Khail Street
Dubai Marina, Al Barsha, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Emirates Hills, Dubai Internet City
JLT is a district with a laid-back vibe, providing all the amenities that young professionals and families crave for. At the same time, living in JLT means being in the vicinity of the Dubai Marina while not paying the exorbitant prices that are common in that area. JLT consists of mainly residential skyscrapers and there are only apartments available in the area. The units usually come in the form of studios, 1,-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments.
The transport links in JLT are good with direct access to Sheikh Zayed Road. JLT is also connected to the metro system with 2 stations while there are also several bus routes. Parking can be a bit of an issue here. Most residential towers come with their own parking area but the number of parking spots for guests is limited. These places are also paid and time-sensitive. A good alternative is leaving your vehicle in another district and enter JBL by public transport.
Helipad 1 (14 min), HeliDubai (14 min), Burj Al Arab Heliport (18 min)
JLT offers a wide range of amenities and if there is something unavailable here, you will definitely find it in one of the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for schools, restaurants or medical care, in JLT you never have to go far to find it. Between the numerous high-rise buildings, there are man-made lakes and a park with lots of greenery. You will find people going for a stroll, hanging out with their family or playing sports.
Jumeirah Lake Towers is an area that is almost reaching the completion stage. Most buildings are finished and inhabited while the surrounding infrastructure is also in use. However, there are still a number of off-plan projects available and here is a top 5 of them.
|JLT has its own pet-friendly park which is called JLT Park||The parking options for guests are insufficient and rather expensive|
|JLT is a pedestrian-friendly district||It is hard to get onto Sheik Zayed Road due to its one-way road system|
|Much cheaper than neighboring Dubai Marina||There are no schools in JLT|
|Complete community||Only high-rise buildings|
|Abundance of amenities||Traffic can be a burden at times|