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The Different Types of Properties for Sale in Dubai: A Closer Look

Posted by Content Writer on June 13, 2023

Do you desire a luxury lifestyle in the modern, world-class infrastructures of Dubai? The opulence of living in an exclusive community, coupled with amenities that include more than golf courses within the community, private beaches to soak in the glorious sun, yacht docks, concierge services, spas, saunas, and private cinemas, can be all yours if you invest in Dubai Property.

Now, there are many reasons to invest in Dubai property, but what are the different types of properties in Dubai that you can choose to invest in? And what could be your reason to invest in Dubai property apart from realizing your dream of living an extravagant life?

We will talk about all of this, but let’s first talk about the main kinds of properties you will find in Dubai.

There are three main types of properties in Dubai if you are looking to find a home. We have apartments, which are pretty popular and can range from cozy studios to sprawling penthouses. Then there are townhouses, a great balance between apartments and villas, typically coming with a small yard. Next, we’ve got villas, which are perfect if you’re after a bit more space and privacy.

There are commercial properties as well, catering to all sorts of businesses, from office spaces to retail shops. However, for the scope of this article, we will only focus on the types of properties in Dubai that are suitable for a home offering luxury living.

1. Apartments


Dubai’s luxurious apartment landscape presents a lifestyle that’s nothing short of extravagant. A testament to architectural brilliance and sophisticated urban living, these apartments epitomize luxury at its finest. With breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s skyline, the pristine Persian Gulf, and the iconic Burj Khalifa, these homes offer unparalleled comfort.

The apartments in Dubai are typically equipped with all the luxurious amenities one could imagine – from state-of-the-art home automation systems and temperature-controlled infinity pools, to world-class fitness centers and opulent spa facilities.

The apartments come with expansive living areas, designer kitchens equipped with high-end appliances, and master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring rain showers and freestanding tubs. Other unique amenities include private cinema rooms, and rooftop terraces perfect for entertaining. Residents also have access to personal concierge services, ensuring a seamless living experience.

In addition, most apartments in Dubai are strategically located close to high-end shopping districts, gourmet restaurants, and cultural landmarks, promoting a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle. This level of luxury, combined with the city’s vibrant lifestyle, makes owning an apartment in Dubai a distinct symbol of status and prosperity.

Types of Apartments in Dubai

Whether you are looking for affordable studios, a branded and opulent 1BR apartment, or you’re looking for a grander 3BR apartment designed by extraordinarily gifted designers like Robert Cavalli, or Bvlgari, Dubai has it all for you. From state-of-the-art penthouses to regal duplexes, you have a variety of options to choose when it comes to buying this type of property in Dubai.

Primarily situated in high-rise buildings that dot the cityscape, apartments in Dubai come in various sizes, designs, and with differing amenities.

Here are some apartments that you can look at if you are looking to buy a property in Dubai:

1. Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent

Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent

Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent

These apartments by Sobha reflect an exquisite vista that enthralls everyone who bats an eye on this project.

Crafted in the form of a narrowing crescent, these apartments will also have you witness your sparkling reflection in the water as you indulge in opulence. Experience unparalleled views of pristine waterfront and prepare yourself to become bewitched by the beautiful illuminations of the city and undiscovered serenity when choosing to live in this 57-storey tall project of sheer magnificence.

Relax in your open terrace gardens and allow the spectacular beachfront to take your breath away.

From the staggered stepped podiums on the top levels to the massive arena of retail and fine dining on the ground, you will experience a whole spectrum of interconnected serenity.

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Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent

Enjoy amenities like infinity pool, gym, kids play area, sky garden, green parks and tree-lined walkways, and indulge in endless sports activities by playing at the Paddle Tennis, Basketball, Badminton, and Squash courts. If you love waterplay, there is an inflated water obstacle course that you can engage in with your loved ones within the community.

Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent 3

Sobha 330 Riverside Crescent

You can conveniently access prominent attractions like Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Meydan Race Course, Sobha Hartland and 2 International Schools, Dubai International Airport, Business Bay, The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Dubai Frame, and Dubai Opera within 15 minutes. You can drive to explore the magnificent Palm Jumeirah within just 25 minutes. These are the benefits you get when you live in the prestigious and strategically located Sobha Hartland neighbourhood, located in MBR City Dubai.

The price for these apartments start from AED 1.14 Million. You can give us a call to know more about this project and schedule a viewing.

2. Elegance Tower By Damac

Elegance Tower by Damac

Elegance Tower by Damac

Marked by its unmistakable grace and expansive balconies, the exterior of the Elegance Tower epitomizes the sophistication of a custom-made dress, bathed in camera flashes as it is paraded down a catwalk. In this place, residents embody the same flair and style as a vibrant Spring/Summer fashion collection.

At the entrance of Elegance Tower, the fashion journey persists. The canopy descends gracefully from the pinnacle of the building, fluttering like a pleated skirt caught in a summer zephyr, before unfurling outwardly and casting a comforting shadow over the entryway.

Step into the magnificent lobby of Elegance Tower, adorned with a captivating assortment of mirrors, crystals, and exhibitions featuring Zuhair Murad’s creations. This arena ushers you into the realm of high fashion in Dubai, where style isn’t just a choice, it’s a lifestyle, and the limelight perpetually shines on you.

Each facet of Elegance Tower’s interior design is deserving of a front-page feature. Zuhair Murad’s distinctive style permeates even the minutest of details, culminating in an ensemble that radiates self-assured elegance and seizes the opportunity to express residential luxury with a flourish.

The podium level, where even the water exhibits fashion-forward style, beckons you to unwind. One side of its large pool promises morning tranquility, daytime screened entertainment, and a lively recreation zone featuring a DJ at night. The opposite side presents a chic network of water-borne walkways, connecting one artificial island to another.

The one and two-bedroom residences at Elegance Tower stand as perfect illustrations of urban refinement. Showcasing the pinnacle of super luxury living, all units adhere to the highest benchmarks of quality and finishing. Beyond this, they incorporate an element of playfulness with a hidden door in the living room that opens to a lavishly adorned bedroom.

Beyond hidden doors, Elegance Tower’s uppermost three ultra-luxurious floors harbor another sensational revelation. These adaptable spaces feature drop-down beds ingeniously integrated into their ceilings. This clever design allows you to spontaneously redesign your living area by introducing an additional sleeping unit whenever you desire.

The location is perfect in Downtown Dubai, and you can easily access all the famous landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Opera, Dubai Ice Rink, Souk Al Bahar Dubai Mall, Reel Cinemas, Palace Downtown, Burj Plaza by Emaar, Burj Park, and Buhayra Lounge.

To know the starting price, book an appointment with us and we will guide you more about the project as well as the flexible payment plans we have as your trusted real estate brokers in Dubai.

3. Safa Two By Damac

Safa Two By Damac

Safa Two By Damac

Exclusively branded by De Grisogono of Switzerland,the famed Swiss luxury jewelry and watch brand, Safa Two is a step into the unexpected, opulent future that is full of unimaginable possibilities.

Safa Two is situated directly opposite Safa One, and together, these two developments are set to create a graceful archway, signifying the transition between central Dubai and its more recent areas. Safa One is thoughtfully designed to afford residents breathtaking panoramic views, encompassing sights of the canal, Burj Al Arab, and The World.

Unexpected and extraordinary, the amenities are undoubtedly unparalleled. Crafted to make a statement, the artificial beach pool at the podium level transports you to the sandy shores of Navagio or La Concha. This provides the perfect pretext to lounge under the shade of real palm trees as you marvel at the spectacular Dubai skyline.

Perched on the 60th floor and rising high above the podium is one of Safa Two’s distinctive features – the aptly named ‘Ruby Heart’.

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Safa Two by Damac

Beyond being an architectural wonder, it also accommodates various luxurious facilities such as an exceptional Sapphire Infinity Pool with a view over Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as upscale restaurants.

Atop the ‘Ruby Heart’ are the ultra-luxurious levels of Safa Two, culminating at the 85th floor. This pinnacle is brimming with an array of cutting-edge amenities designed to leave you breathless.

The Safa Two Edge Walk offers a substantial adrenaline rush for adventure enthusiasts as they tread on the brink of the precipice, gazing down upon the clouds. The spiraling glass slide doesn’t fall short either – it promises an exhilarating journey accompanied by a stunning view of the heart of Dubai, challenging those bold enough to venture on it.

Each luxury apartment utilizes impeccable transformative living spaces, employing movable walls to provide you with full flexibility over your home. You can alter the layout whenever you wish – it’s as straightforward as opening a door or a window.

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Safa Two by Damac

Safa Two’s location at the edge of Business Bay makes it rise along the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Road. Among the landmarks and attractions, you will be able to access The Burj Area, City Walk, and Box Park, which are only a few minutes away, while Jumeirah Beach is within 15 minutes.

For shopping and retail, there is City Walk, Box Park, The Dubai Mall, Oasis Mall, and Mall of the Emirates, all within a 15-minute drive.

Top hospitals like Mediclinic, Emirates Hospital, Aster Clinic, and Prime Medical Centre are all within a 25-minute drive. Schools within proximity include Al Ittihad School, Safa British School, Horizon International School, The English College, and JSS Private School.

The two airports Dubai International Airport as well as Al Maktoum International Airport are also close to Safa Two by Damac.

You can book 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments from AED 2,100,000 with a flexible payment plan if you want a home in this 83-storey tower with a breathtaking structural design, high-end interiors, and stylish exteriors.

2. Townhouses



Townhouses in Dubai are a fantastic middle-ground between apartments and villas. If you want to buy property in Dubai and are confused between buying an apartment or villa then this is the perfect property for you. These are multi-floor houses, usually part of a row of similar properties. Townhouses can offer a bit more privacy than apartments and typically come with a small outdoor area. They’re ideal for those who want the feel of a villa but with less maintenance. You’ll find beautiful townhouses in communities like Springs or Town Square.

Types of Townhouses in Dubai

If you are looking to start a new chapter of your life in one of the townhouses in Dubai then here are some of the options you can consider.

1. Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills 2

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills 2

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills 2

In the bustling and lively neighbourhood of Damac Hills 2, you will find townhouses with stunning interiors, where you can experience a plethora of luxury amenities such as a Community Mall, local supermarket, beautiful and serene Mosque, paintball arcade, greenery and tranquility in the green zone, basketball court, snack bar, sports simulator at the Hub, retail outlets, fishing lakes, picnic parks, dance studios, petting farm, outdoor cinema, butterfly garden and more.

Townhouses in DAMAC Hills 2 are a luxury retreat if you are looking for a spacious family home that is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and world-class amenities.

Damac Hills 2 boast community living with towns such as the Motor Town for activities like Go Karting, and Equestrian Town for a full-day of activities like horse riding and visiting the Farmer’s market for fresh produce and to enjoy lush greenery and serene time at the stables.  There is also Down Town with a hedge maze where your family can enjoy as well as a dedicated area to play chess. You can indulge in Yoga at the Zen Garden and partake in a lot more leisurely activities.

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills 2-2

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills

There are also other towns like the sports town with jogging and cycling tracks, football field, cricket pitch, outdoor gym, volleyball court, paddle tennis and tennis courts and more. The water town boasts the sunny Malibu beach, Lazy River, Boating lake where you can paddle-board, lake cafe, floating cinema, wave surfing, and more.

You can contact us if you want to know more about your dream home in a charming community like Damac Hills 2 where there is nature, wellness, community, a plethora of activities and more.

Camelia townhouses boast beautiful layouts, state-of-the-art finishes, luxurious living spaces with private gardens. You get a home with elegance and function.

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills

Camelia Townhouses in Damac Hills

What’s more is that Camelia townhouses are just a short drive away from the centre of the city and yet enfolds wholesome living spaces around lush green acres.

The starting price of these townhouses is AED 1.4 Million. We facilitate financing and the payment plans are extremely flexible so you can book your unit conveniently.

2. Lagoon Mykonos By Damac

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac

Damac Mykonos Lagoons are an ode to the greek islands, matched with cosmopolitan vibes to provide you the experience of living on an island. The exteriors are earthy with bohemian touch to them with clean lines so it adds to the natural beauty around it.

The interiors combine stone, wood, and marble with clean, white walls giving a mediterranean feel. The details suggest how carefully these townhouses have been crafted with special and exclusive solo focus.

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 2

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 2

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Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 3

Experience history, culture and beauty of the mediterranean while time traveling to older times of simplicity. You will be close to nature with the stunning parks as well as manicured lawns and verdant gardens. The pathways entwine with the mediterranean theme as you walk along volcanic stones and Mykonos iconic windmills.

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 5

Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 5

There is also a honey bar which allows you to indulge in the most delicious, silky and velvety texture of this marvel of nature.

Explore the epitome of aquatic luxury by diving into the Mykonos pool where you can sit and relax and quench your thirst by sliding into the pool bar after enjoying a leisurely swim. Be atop floating gardens and enjoy the stillness of time when on the luxury pool float.

There are Paradise Beach and Beach Club that allow you the luxury of relaxing and unwinding in the Mykonos community that boasts waterfront party vibes.

The Mykonos Glow Lounge emboldens the magnificent show of lights and shadows here vibrant colours and glimmering lights interplay to create a memorable and captivating night out with your friends.

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Lagoon Mykonos By Damac 6

The location is an asset as well with schools, hospitals, airports, malls, hotels,  and places of attractions like the Global Village, Miracle Garden, IMG World, Polo and equestrian club just minutes of drive away.

The townhouses in Lagoon Mykonos start at around AED 2.47 Million. The handover is expected to be in the last quarter of 2025*.

3. Villas



If you’re buying property in dubai and seeking a larger, more private space, a villa might be the right choice for you. Villas in Dubai are usually found in serene, residential communities like Arabian Ranches, Palm Jumeirah, or Emirates Hills, Damac hills to name a few. They often come with sizable gardens, private pools, and multiple bedrooms, semi-detached or standalone units etc making them ideal for families. Plus, the communities they’re in often boast lush green spaces, proximity to water bodies (lagoons or man made beaches, community centers, and schools. They are the perfect reason for you to invest in Dubai property.

Types of Villas in Dubai

When exploring the types of villas in Dubai, one can only marvel at the sheer variety. Villas in Dubai are often located in serene, spacious, and secure communities, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Areas like Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Ranches, Meydan, Emirates Hills, Al barari, Jumeirah 1,2,3, Emirates Living – The Springs, Emirates Living – Meadows, Emirates Living – The Lakes, Jumeirah Park, Al Barari, DAMAC Hills, Dubai Hills etc are famous for their luxurious villas.

Here are some options that you have if you are looking for this type of property in Dubai.

1. Villas in Dubai South

Villas in Dubai South

Villas in Dubai South

Dubai South is in close proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport as well as EXPO City Dubai.

The residential homes at Dubai South are extremely diverse so as to fit every kind of lifestyle. It offers an inclusive community and boasts a smart and sustainable environment.

The community emboldens amenities like shopping mall, lake park, community park, Lulu hypermarket, fitness and wellness complex, Kayak club and cafe, Linear Park as well as nestles a Mosque, The Pulse Beachfront, Villas, Townhouses, IB Certified school, as well as Enoc Petrol Station.

Being an exclusive gated community, South Bay offers premium residential units in five clusters with stunning views of the crystal lagoon and world-class amenities. You are open to water sports, soak in the sun, and can relax with your friends and family just as you desire as these units centre around the crystal lagoon.

The Villas at South Bay have extravagant interiors and modern finishes combining wood, clear white walls, and glass windows crawling from the floor all the way up to the roof.

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Villas in Dubai South 2

From luxurious bedrooms to exquisite bathrooms, these villas invite you in to live the life of your dreams. These are super spacious to accommodate you and your family. South Bay also offers 3/4/5 bedroom townhouses and semi-detached villas so you have multiple options to choose from when you are buying a home in this community.

You can also find waterfront mansions that are both cozy and roomy with super luxurious 5/6/7 bedrooms. You also get access to your very own, spacious and exclusive private gardens where you can spend time with your family after a long day or host your gathering of friends.

Villas in Dubai South 3

Villas in Dubai South 3

You get an ultra modern living room, super stylish bedrooms, study room, entertainment game room, all in a single unit with stunning views of clear water and amenities extending to the Crystal Lagoon where you can indulge in a variety of water sports to have a cool and relaxing day in the summer.

The starting price for a 4 bedroom villa in Dubai South is AED 3.1 Million. You can get in touch with us to find a home in South Bay that suits your desires.

2. Morocco Lagoons By Damac

Morocco Lagoons By Damac

Morocco Lagoons By Damac

The Morrocan Lagoons by Damac boast history, sound, culture, and colourful and vibrant textures. They are a perfect recreation of the unique elements of attraction in Morocco and are situated in close proximity to Damac Hills.

The villas in Morocco Lagoon offer eight clusters that will be nestled in a community that is decorated with lush greenery and pristine waters.

The exteriors are majestic and embody the true cultural heritage of Morocco with a blend of customary regional elements with modern influences.

The interiors take you back to reminisce the beautiful Zellij mosaic tile work that boast an interplay of bold patterns and vibrant colours through a perfect blend of textile and carved wood with traditional Moroccan elements.

You will be able to walk in a serene garden that is decorated with Moroccan style carpets and rugs and also get to visit a botanical garden. There is also an exotic cactus garden inspired by the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

You can immerse yourself in the glory of verdant green hills, and walk along beautiful argan trees that possess powers that transforms dust into gold. The age-old beauty secret that are found in pure argan oil will nourish and revitalize your beauty beyond your skin as you indulge in luxurious treatments that bring out your inner glow.

There is art, entertainment, music on a dedicated concert stage, outdoor library, arts and crafts studio, pottery and henna art.

Walk alongside serene waters, and bask in the sun on the magical floating platforms. Aside from experiencing the breathtaking sunset, you will be able to enjoy in private tents, sip on mint tea and delight yourselves with traditional Moroccan sweets. If you want you can also indulge yourself in fishing from Moroccan pouffes.

The lagoon is in close proximity to Damac hills and allows you access to sports and leisure activities like the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, and more. There are malls nearby like Mall of the Emirates, as well as reputable hospitals Mediclinic. The Al Maktoum airport is within 30 minutes while hotels and schools are within 15 minutes.

The convenient location along Hessa Street puts residents close to the main arterials of the city like Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, and Al Khail Road.

You can book 6/7 bedroom villas as well as 4 bedroom townhouses in this culturally rich Morocco Damac Lagoon. The starting price of these villas is AED 2.85 Million.

You can count on Footprint Real Estate as your trusted real estate broker company in Dubai to find a home that fits your needs and desires. This is because when looking for a villa for sale in Dubai, it is important to consider the kind of luxurious lifestyle you want.

Tips to Find Properties For Sale in Dubai

Here are some tips for finding properties for sale in Dubai:

1. Do Your Research

Before you start looking at properties, it is important to do your research and understand the Dubai property market. This includes understanding the different types of properties available, the different locations, and the different prices.

2. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can help you find the right property for your needs and budget. They can also help you negotiate the price and close the deal.

3. Use Online Property Portals

There are a number of online property portals that list properties for sale in Dubai. These portals can be a great way to find a wide variety of properties.

4. Attend Property Exhibitions

Property exhibitions are a great way to see a lot of properties in one place. You can also meet with real estate agents and get their advice.

5. Be Prepared to Act Quickly

The Dubai property market is very competitive, so it is important to be prepared to act quickly when you find a property that you like.

6. Set a Budget

Before you start looking at properties, it is important to set a budget. This will help you narrow down your search and avoid wasting time looking at properties that are out of your price range.

7. Be Flexible with Your Needs

The Dubai property market is very competitive, so it is important to be flexible with your needs. This means being willing to consider properties that are not in your ideal location or that do not have all of the amenities that you want.

8. Don’t Be Afraid to Negotiate

The asking price is not always the final price. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the seller to get a better price.

9. Get Everything in Writing

Once you have agreed on a price, make sure to get everything in writing. This includes the terms of the sale, the price, and the closing date.

Buying property in Dubai can be a great investment. However, it is important to do your research and be prepared before you start your search.

For those willing to invest in Dubai property, apartments in popular areas like Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Marina, and Downtown Dubai have historically shown promising rental yields. Villas in communities like Arabian Ranches, Palm Jumeirah, and Jumeirah Golf Estates are popular among high-net-worth individuals and families, given the luxury, space, and privacy they offer.

Key Considerations When Buying Properties in Dubai

While the different types of properties available in Dubai offer a plethora of choices, potential buyers must consider several factors to make a wise investment decision. These include the location of the property, its proximity to essential amenities, the reputation of the developer, and the potential for capital appreciation or rental yield.

For instance, properties in prime locations such as Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai Marina are known for their high resale value and strong rental demand, making them attractive investment options. On the other hand, properties in emerging areas like Dubai Hills Estate and Damac Hills may offer higher potential for capital appreciation in the long run.

Dubai’s Property Market: A Concluding Overview

The vibrant emirate of Dubai offers a diverse range of properties for sale, ensuring there’s something for everyone, whether they’re a first-time buyer, a luxury investor, or a business owner. The types of properties available in Dubai, ranging from apartments to villas, townhouses, and commercial spaces, each come with unique benefits and potential returns on investment.

As we’ve seen, apartment living is a popular choice in Dubai, providing affordable options with ample amenities. Villas offer luxurious living with privacy, making them ideal for families and high-income buyers. Townhouses provide a middle ground between the two, often featuring in community-oriented neighborhoods. And commercial properties in Dubai promise solid business opportunities in a globally renowned commercial hub.

No matter how many types of properties are available in Dubai, the key to making a successful investment lies in thorough research, understanding market dynamics, and aligning the purchase with one’s lifestyle needs and financial goals. In this vibrant and ever-evolving market, the opportunities for property investment in Dubai are as exciting and diverse as the city itself.

If you want to enquire about a particular project, message us on Whatsapp on +971 50 901 1699.

***Disclaimer: The property prices are correct as per the time of publishing this article.


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