Your Guide to Living in MBR City

MBR City, or Mohammed Bin Rashid City, to give it its full name, is one of the largest freehold areas in Dubai. Freehold areas are the only place where non-nationals can purchase property.

MBR City is large, and it is home to several luxurious developments offering people amazing opportunities to buy, invest or lease property. The amenities are also second to none, making it an extremely popular option for both buyers and tenants. If you are considering a move here, then read on to find out more.

MBR: A Background

It is estimated that Mohammed Bin Rashed City cost around 30 billion to develop, and this is evident in its luxury residences. The city is named after his highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum. The city has a number of amenities and leisure activities to choose from. There are also freehold properties in MBR City which means that ex-pats can purchase property there too.

The Pros

There are a number of benefits to moving to MBR city. Firstly, there is a huge array of properties to choose from. There are apartments from studios to four bedrooms. You could choose a villa if you wanted more space and better parking options. The best part is that all properties are built to green living standards using environmentally friendly, sustainable materials.

Another huge benefit of living in MBR city is its location. If relaxing on beaches is your vibe, then you’ll be glad to know sunset beach and Jumeirah beach, which are incredibly popular, are only a short drive away. If fitness is high on your list of priorities, then you can check out the running and cycling track. There is also the man-made lagoon to see in the heart of district one. You also have the Dubai Mall, a short drive away. In addition to all this, there are also a lot of recreational facilities for different sports and activities.

For those with kids, there are some excellent schools and educational institutes in MBR City. There is the North London Collegiate School which offers an international baccalaureate curriculum for kids aged four to eighteen. There is also the Hartland International School which allows students to choose between an international baccalaureate curriculum and A-Levels. For those interested in higher education, there are also a few universities within an easily commutable distance.

The Cons

While there are several benefits to living in MBR City, there are a few things to bear in mind too. Firstly, there are areas still under construction, although this is likely to be finished in the near future.

 The construction might cause a few issues, from road closures to noise pollution to delays moving in. MBR city is also not currently connected to the Metro, which can make commuting more cumbersome, although there is still the option to use buses or taxis.

The Bottom Line

Mohammed Bin Rashed City is one of the newest and most expensive developments in Dubai; it offers the height of luxury. Although it is true that it isn’t finished just yet, the completion is just around the corner. In addition, its freehold status makes it a great place for ex-pats to move to. So do your research to check out whether MBR City could work for you and your family.

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