Emirates Hills is an area of low-rise real estate 19 km west of Dubai that is known for its spectacular gated golf community and a valley of luxury villas. Residential buildings here are limited to two stories in height and the villas are located around an 18-hole golf course that was created with the participation of Colin Montgomery, an 8-time winner of the Order of Merit of the European Tour. The mission of the project developers was to create a space for living with modern amenities, but still within close proximity to nature. Emirates Hills is inspired by the prestigious Beverly Hills neighbourhood in California and has attracted many world famous celebrities to buy villas here.
The project was launched by Emaar in 2003, where they chose a hilly area that was ideally suited for golf. Emaar gave the opportunity for interested buyers and investors to buy not only ready-made villas, but also plots of land for the construction of homes on an individual plan. This explains the variety of architectural styles of buildings in the renowned community. A third of the community is taken up by water bodies and green areas, where gorgeous artificial ponds, canals and lakes have been created in the area, along with meticulously kept landscaping.
There are 600 villas ranging in size from 1,115 sq. m to 7,200 sq. m (12,000 sq. ft to 77,000 sq. ft). There are also five-star resort hotels, such as the Address Montgomerie situated in the complex. The social infrastructure is represented by kindergartens, schools and clinics. The educational institutions based in Emirates Hills include Raffles Nursery and the Dubai British School which both teach the British and International curricula. The community is extremely well connected as there is an exit to the main highway Sheikh Zayed Road in the same area. Downtown Dubai can be reached in 20 minutes’, and Dubai International Airport is about 30 minutes’ away.