FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Jumeirah Golf Estates in the heart of new Dubai is the answer to any golf enthusiast’s dream. An irresistible combination of luxury living and superb leisure facilities, it is also home to two championship courses that rival the best golfing destinations in the world.
“Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) is a destination in and of itself,” says CEO Yousuf Kazim. “It combines luxury homes and a clubhouse that boasts numerous dining and entertainment options, a swimming pool, a lounge and a retail store.”
Stretching across more than 375 hectares of lush green landscape, the development offers attractive investment opportunities and world-class amenities. Its 16 separate communities, designed according to different architectural styles, make up a total of more than 2,000 properties. Seventy-five per cent of these homes overlook the two golf courses, Earth and Fire, while the remainder look out on lakes and nature strips. All the residents of JGE are assured a picturesque view. There are currently 800 families in residence.
As well as different architectural styles, properties at Jumeirah come in three sizes: apartments, townhouses and villas. Regardless of their size, all are built and designed to a faultless, high-spec standard that matches the impeccable quality of the putting greens. Most villas, townhouses and apartments across JGE’s communities are ready to move into and available to purchase by aspiring investors and home-owners. “With attractive payment plans and strong returns on investment, it is a true standout contender in Dubai’s real-estate market,” says Yousuf. “JGE customers are at the core of this development approach, with high-end construction ensuring an exceptional outdoor lifestyle experience.”
Earth and Fire themselves have attracted much interest, partly because they were designed by the Australian pro golfer Greg Norman. The Earth course, which is home to the DP World Tour Championship, has distinctive, brilliant-white bunkers and is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. The Fire course blends in with its natural desert backdrop and undulating landscape, providing many high vantage points with breathtaking views out over the desert and beyond.
It’s little wonder, then, that the first two phases of Alandalus townhouses, for example, sold out in just three hours. Situated in a gated community with pedestrianized streets and a plaza, these townhouses are designed to evoke an Andalusian neighbourhood. A central courtyard acts as a meeting point for residents where children can play safely. The other style of architecture available at JGE is Redwood, which was inspired by the hill towns of Tuscany.
While the leisure emphasis at Jumeirah is on golf, the plan was to make the experience all-encompassing for residents and visitors. The estate is encircled by a 16km jogging and cycling track that links four community parks, as well as lakes and nature areas. The Clubhouse is a perfect focal point for families and friends. It contains private meeting rooms, a high-end retail outlet, numerous dining options across its three restaurants and an extensive range of leisure facilities including a swimming pool. There is also a European Tour Performance Institute, one of only two in the world, featuring state-of-the-art swing-analysis studios.
The development has won widespread recognition. In late 2018, JGE won seven awards at International Property Awards, Dubai, including the prize for Architecture Multiple Residence and three five-star awards for Best Residential Development Arabia, Best Leisure Development, and Best International Developer Website. For Yousuf this is just the start. “Every aspect of its master plan,” he says, “from the range of well-being facilities and two of the world’s finest golf courses, to a sustainable, natural environment, JGE looks to provide residents with a superior living experience, and buyers with a compelling investment proposition.”