Dubai is without a doubt one of the world’s most attractive destinations for people looking to invest in real estate.
With its great quality of life, connectivity to global business destinations, and lower rental yields, Dubai has emerged as a top contender in recent years for wealthy buyers looking to invest their money in booming global cities.
It’s also worth noting that Dubai is the first of the Emirates to allow foreign nationals and expatriates to buy property here, creating freehold areas designated for foreign ownership.
Unsurprinsgly, out of its many real estate offerings, beachfront properties are by far the most popular — both among Dubai residents and visitors who want to buy property in the UAE. So we decided to take a closer look at what the market has to offer.
A few of the best beachfront properties you can buy in Dubai
There are well over 10 million people living in the UAE in 2022, and almost 9 million of them originated from other countries.
Such a high number of expats (especially in the Dubai emirate) shows just how fast the country and its biggest city have developed in recent years.
Undoubtedly, the fact that foreigners are welcome to buy apartments in Dubai near its picturesque beaches had a major role in boosting the population.
And just in case you’re wondering what your money buys in Dubai, we’ve tracked down some of the best Dubai sea view apartments for sale — and pinned down some of their most noteworthy features.
Address The Bay, Emaar Beachfront
The first offer on the list is a residential project called Address The Bay by Emaar Properties. While not yet completed, the luxury apartments will be located at Emaar Beachfront (The Palm Jumeirah freehold zone), a master-planned beachfront development that blends cosmopolitan living and a serene seaside lifestyle.
Rising 50 stories tall, Address The Bay will be one of the tallest buildings at Emaar Beachfront. On the 15-17 levels, there will be a five-star hotel with an open balcony. All apartments are unfurnished and have a premium-class design. Also, the residents benefit from the following on-site features:
- Private access to the beach
- Swimming pools
- Fitness areas
- Yacht club
- Michelin-starred restaurants
Bike paths, community parks, tennis courts, and golf fields are all close to Emaar Beachfront. The lifestyle mall of 194,000 sq. ft. is within walking distance. Emaar Beachfront is also connected to Sheikh Zayed Road, which is one of the main roads in the city. Exhibition centers, event halls, and airports are easily reachable as well.
The building offers 1-3 bedroom sea view apartments ranging from 758 sq. ft. up to 2,000 sq. ft. Check more details on the Emaar Beachfront Address The Bay page.
Another option for seaside investment in Dubai (also offered by Emaar) is The Beach Mansion project. It consists of 2 towers — rising 37 and 20 floors tall. This striking project offers apartments as well as townhouses and penthouses.
Contemporary designs with carefully selected materials are trademarks of these exquisite beach apartments.
Depending on the type of property, additional features apply: Townhouses have both laundry and a maid’s room along with three balconies, and separate dining and living spaces. At the same time, penthouses come equipped with a home office. Also, there’s quite a list of on-site amenities:
- Huge green area
- Direct access to the beach
- Swimming pools
- BBQ areas
- Playgrounds for kids
Thanks to the Sheikh Zayed Road, residents of Beach Mansion can reach Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Expo, and Dubai International Airport within 35 minutes. There are also malls, pedestrian areas, educational facilities, luxury hotels, and restaurants all within a short distance.
But there’s no one-size-fits-all rule at The Beach Mansion development: unit sizes range from 793 to 6,220 sq. ft.
The next project worth considering is Beach Vista, also situated in the freehold area at Emaar Beachfront. The complex consists of two separate towers — Beach Vista Tower 1 and Beach Vista Tower 2 — with a total of 370 apartments.
As opposed to some of the other luxury buildings on our list, the Beach Vista project is already completed and boasts quite a few noteworthy amenities:
- View of the Gulf and Dubai’s beachfront
- Access to the equipped beach (1500m long)
- Panoramic view
- Open roof with an observation desk
- Swimming pool
- Indoor and outdoor sports facilities
- Сoncierge and doorman services
The residential complex offers ready-to-move-in apartments with contemporary design.
The prime location of both towers means reaching Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, or Burj Al Arab takes less than 25 minutes. The international airport is within half an hour from here. There are pedestrian zones and metro stations nearby.
For Dubai beachfront property seekers, Beach Vista offers apartments with 1 to 4 bedrooms, with up to 2,368 sq. ft of space.
Imagine 42 million sq. ft. of blue crystal lagoons and sandy beaches with 8 clusters of townhouses and standalone villas — each of them inspired by different Mediterranean cities — and you’ve got the DAMAC Lagoons villas.
Every property in DAMAC Lagoons comes with a beautifully appointed kitchen, a terrace, private garden, patio, and car parking spot. Other important features include:
- 4 entrance gates for security
- Artificial sandy beaches
- D-shaped lazy river
- Floating cinema
- An amphitheater on the water
- Alcohol-licensed bars
Within walking distance to the DAMAC Lagoons, you will find sprawling green areas, stadiums, and exhibition centers. Half an hour of driving will bring you to the international airport, business center, or sea coast.
This unique development offers 3, 4, or 5-bedroom townhouses in Venice, Santorini, Malta, or 5 other styles inspired by different Mediterranean cities.
Emaar Creek Beach Orchid
This newly-launched project by Emaar is located near Creek Harbor, Downtown Dubai, combining everything this global city has to offer with premium beachside living.
The new development consists of two luxury residential buildings, 11 floors each, with both apartments and penthouses. There are lots of leisure and wellness activities, making it downright impossible to get bored there.
Along with Creek Marina Yacht Club and a waterfront promenade near the apartment complex, you will get:
- Access to 2,296 ft beach
- Pools for adults and children
- BBQ and fitness facilities
- Huge open-space play area
- Desert garden
The biggest advantage of Creek Beach Orchid is its location. The residential towers are situated 10 miles from the historical and business center of Dubai.
The international airport is within 15 minutes by car. Almost every main road in Dubai lay near Creek Beach Orchid. There are many public transport stops, including metro stations.
For those looking for 1-to-3-bedroom beach apartments for sale (sizes ranging from 666-2,012 sq.ft.), Creek Beach Orchid is a perfect match.
Each of the residential complexes described above is not just a building but an entire live/work/play destination with a certain concept behind it. Every project has its unique features that need to be carefully considered before investing.
But don’t be fooled, the choice is vast: there’s an impressive total of 36 thousand residential units in Dubai, each with their own sets of standout features, amenities, and proximity to local attractions.