Dubai’s Food Friendly Residential Communities

Dubai’s Food Friendly Residential Communities

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Choosing an accommodation place is particularly important while planning to relocate in a foreign country. Relocating in Dubai is a very overwhelming experience as this city has several residential communities that differ drastically from each other in terms of standard of living.

Residential communities in Dubai offer luxurious and breath-taking homes with options of villa communities as well as luxurious beachfront apartments and city life amid some crowded localities. Living in any specific community has its own pros and cons. Some communities provide easy access to the workplace and main city area while others offer affordable accommodation in a peaceful environment.

People who are relocating and searching residential communities to execute their accommodation needs consider the accessibility to transportation, schools, shopping centres and food centric areas. 

It is not surprising that food in Dubai is a very vital and important factor for residents in Dubai, as there are expats from around the world Dubai offers a variety of authentic cuisines from around the world.


Here are some of the most sought-after residential communities in Dubai that are also considered hotspots by the emirate’s distinguishing foodies.



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The centre of New Dubai, Dubai Marina is one of the trendiest and most happening neighbourhoods in the city. The Marina walk and Marina Mall offer residents the best of shopping and dining options with great views, perfectly poised to let you discover Dubai with its central location and proximity to the Metro and Tram. The iconic neighbourhood features several impressive and unique towers with apartments that boast waterfront views offering residents multiple choices of dining to choose from, it also in 5 minutes proximity to the famous JBR which is Dubai’s most exciting beachfront neighbourhoods and is one of the city’s key leisure hotspots.

JLT is a popular vibrant residential neighbourhood that is located parallel to Dubai Marina. The high-rise community stands on a pedestrian-friendly landscaped area with a beautiful man-made lake in view. JLT has many restaurants in the area. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience, a quick bite at a budget-friendly cafe, the area has no scarcity to explore. It is a mix of residential and commercial towers and is the most preferred living choice of people working close to the area. It has a wide range of options to choose from in terms of living accommodations. Flats in Jumeirah Lake Towers come with panoramic views and upscale amenities at affordable prices.


Business Bay has made a name for itself as a major commercial and residential district in Dubai. It is considered one of the best residential areas for foodies in Dubai as it features a culinary landscape which includes everything from fine-dining options to amazing street food. In addition to being a great dining hotspot, Business Bay offers the most popular residential properties which include high-end apartments which are available for rent and sale. Home to some iconic architectural structures, 5-star hotels and the iconic Burj Khalifa it is the expats and resident’s choicest locality.


Downtown Dubai is also a popular neighbourhood in Dubai for food lovers. Popular with both expats and locals, the fine-dining restaurants in Downtown Dubai serve cuisines from around the world. The fantastic collection of restaurants in Dubai Mall also add to the neighbourhood’s fantastic dining portfolio. Home to prominent hotels, a great metro link and the mammoth Dubai Mall, the buzzing centre of Downtown Dubai.


The opening of The Pointe, which is the newest hotspot on the island and the Nakheel Mall at the Palm Jumeirah has cemented its reputation as one of the best places to live in Dubai for food lovers. With numerous dining spots worth exploring, there are some exciting restaurants in the glitzy hotels which offer an unprecedented dining experience. Living at the exclusive villas and apartments overlooking the fonds on the palm with private beach access Palm Jumeirah offers a dream living to residents and expats in Dubai.


The charming neighbourhood of Bur Dubai is next on this list. It is considered among the coolest neighbourhoods in Dubai for foodies who love street food and affordable bites! Diners can choose from the unlimited cuisines available at the various Bur Dubai restaurants. The nearby district of Al Karama augments Bur Dubai’s reputation as the city’s desi food capital as it features some of the emirate’s best Indian restaurants. Most restaurants in Karama are considered hidden gems in the emirate and they do not disappoint when it comes to the quality of food and service.


The community of Al Barsha is also a haven for food lovers which is why it deserves a place in this list of best places for foodies in Dubai. There are plenty of Al Barsha restaurants that cater to multiple ethnic backgrounds and tastes. Apart from the amazing dining options, Al Barsha also offers residents affordable accommodations, beautiful parks and abundant amenities. One of the perks of living in Al Barsha is that both expats and locals can rent or buy residential properties here. 


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