don't discount Jumeirah and Umm Suqueim even if budget is an issue..Every area of Dubai has families with children. The British mindset may favour villas over apartments but that's not the case for other nationalities and just about every building in the newer areas of Dubai comes with a pool and quite often even a playroom. My tower has a well equipped playroom and children's pool.
Where you live will be determined by budget more than anything else. If money isn't an issue my first choice for a villa would be Jumeira or Umm Sequim near the beaches. Very central, great character and lots of amenities. If you live further out in one of the gated communities you will spend a lot of time driving and commuting.
I pay less for my large 4 bed than your average 2 bed Marina/JBR apartment.don't discount Jumeirah and Umm Suqueim even if budget is an issue...
don't discount Jumeirah and Umm Suqueim even if budget is an issue..
I know a lot of people paying a lot more for a 2 bed apartment than i pay for a 3 bed villa in Jumeirah!
there are bargains to be had if you are lucky / persistent / work at it, and dont mind something old.
There's no doubt you get a much bigger place in Mirdiff or JVC for your money, but you can't walk to the beach...