Cost of apartment rentals close to Dubai Metro stations

Published:  20 Mar at 6 PM
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Finding affordable apartments within easy access to the Dubai metro system can be a problem for newly-arrived expatriate professionals.

Arriving in a totally unfamiliar city after securing the job of your dreams can be a nightmare for new expatriates, especially as regards finding a suitable and convenient place to live. It has to be said that Dubai is hardly the most economical world hub as regards rental accommodation, but affordable one-bedroomed apartments can still be had in districts served by the city’s Green and Red Line metro systems.

The districts adjacent to both Metro lines receive the largest volume of internet searches every year from incomers needing suitable accommodation at a reasonable price and within relatively easy commuting distance of the city centre. Communities bordering the Green Line which runs through Deita and Bur Dubai offer the least expensive selection of one-bedroomed apartments, starting at around Dh55,000 a year in the Hor el Anz area close by Al Qiyada station.

The second cheapest area is Al Qusais, with suitable accommodations starting at around Dh58,000 a year, and one-bedroomed condos in nearby Abu Hail, Naif and Al Jadaf can be had for DH60,000 upwards. Al Jadaf, Naif and Abu Hail are all close by Baniyas Square Metro station.

Apartment blocks convenient for Dubai’s Red Line metro service are slightly more expensive than those centred around the Green Line stations, but are still affordable compared with those in many other districts in this very expensive city. The Red Line runs between UAE Exchange (Jebel Ali) and Rashidiya, following the city’s main artery Sheikh Zayed Road and passing through Dubai’s International Airport.

Single-occupancy apartments close by the metro line begin at Dh65,000 annually for examples close to Deira City Centre and rising to around Dh67,000 in Al Satwa. Accessible stations on this part of the line include Emirates Towers, Financial Centre and World Trade Centre. Apartments close to Ibn Battuta station start at around Dh68,000 annually and rise through Al Barsha district at Dh 70,000 to Karama at DH 71,000.
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