What is Better - Living in an Apartment or a Villa in Dubai?

Published on September 28 | Blogs

Living in Dubai is like a dream come true! It is a city that flaunts all types of properties, apartments, and villas. In the past 20 years, the city has grown beyond anyone’s imagination, and now it hosts some of the most luxurious properties in the world. Property developers in Dubai are providing unmatched luxury aesthetics. Whether you’re renting or buying, villas and apartments are available at different prices, sizes, and locations. That’s why you might get a bit overwhelmed when deciding between living in an apartment or a villa in Dubai. Before deciding, there are some crucial aspects to consider. We will take you through all of them to ensure that you get the best deal when it comes to property investment in Dubai.

Property Prices in Dubai

The price factor will play a vital role in deciding whether to stay in a villa or an apartment in Dubai since villa prices in Dubai tend to be higher than apartments in Dubai. For example, an apartment in Sobha Hartland Greens starts from AED 755k, while an estate in Sobha Gardenia Villas starts from AED 5m, with both rental and sales prices at a steady incline. Considering that prices differ depending on the property’s location and size, it’s always a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of your desired property before committing financially. Is it worth investing in a property in Dubai? You can’t go wrong with renting or buying a property in Dubai, as it’s known for the most attractive rental yields in the world. That's why defining your financial status and deciding how much money you’re willing to spend, consider rent money if you choose to rent or all administration, commission fees, and the property’s original price if you choose to purchase.

Property Location

Location is another aspect to keep in mind when comparing between apartments and estates in Dubai. While many areas in Dubai offer various choices of residential properties, some areas are extra minimal. For example, locations such as Downtown Dubai and Bur Dubai are known for their central location, mainly offering apartments with a handful of available villas to buy in Dubai. On the other hand, suburban neighborhoods featuring relaxed and subtle lifestyles offer cozy villas and townhouses. However, multiple neighborhoods in Dubai such as Jumeirah Village Circle, Palm Jumeirah Village Circle, and Dubai Oasis offer a blend of apartments and villas.

Therefore, your desired areas will have a significant role in your decision, so it's a perfect idea for you to check the types of properties available at these locations.

Property Maintenance

Living in a luxury villa in Dubai or a Sobha Hartland townhouse will undoubtedly cost more than living in an apartment. Keeping in mind that a villa is much bigger in space, it usually will cost more to furnish a villa than it would typically cost to furnish an apartment. In addition, you will encounter higher expenses for cleaning, especially if your property has a backyard or a pool, as most villas in Dubai do. Furthermore, your electricity and water consumption bills will be accordingly higher, especially in summer, due to higher usage of air conditioning and higher water requirements for your backyard. So before taking a decision, consider all these invisible charges in your budget calculations or contact us at Sobha Hartland to help you understand all these costs.

Dubai Lifestyles

Should your lifestyle affect the property you choose to buy? If you are choosing between a villa or an apartment, keeping your way of life in mind is vital. You'll need to decide whether you prefer privacy or convenience. While most apartment towers are located in the center of Dubai and are closer to entertainment and commercial hubs, Dubai villas such as Sobha Hartland villas are primarily located in gated neighborhoods far from these hubs. So if you're living alone or in a relationship and looking for a lifestyle of entertainment, an apartment or a villa in certain areas in central Dubai will suit you better. But if you have a family and prefer privacy, you will find that living in an estate of your own will be ideal for you. Eventually, the decision depends on your lifestyle. Check out a variety of luxury properties in Dubai at Sobha Hartland to help you choose what suits you best.

Property Views

Another aspect to consider is the view you'll have while looking from your window or lounging on your terrace. High-end luxury apartments in Dubai will have incredible views of the Arabian sea, and some will even have panoramic views of the city's astonishing architecture, such as the Burj Khalifa. On the other hand, most of the villas for sale in Dubai will have a view of their surroundings, and some will have views of lakes or golf courts.

Property Amenities and Facilities

Are you wondering whether the amenities and facilities will affect your choice of property or not? Yes, it would be best to consider all the amenities and facilities you would have access to. Living in an apartment at Sobha Crest, you would have access to fantastic amenities such as metro stations, supermarkets, and gymnasiums. However, living in a Sobha Hartland townhouse, you will have access to some luxurious amenities, including a private garage, a private lift, elegant decorations, tennis courts, and much more.

If you are still unsure whether to live in an apartment or a villa in Dubai, please don't hesitate to contact us at Sobha Realty, and we will be delighted to help you make the right decision.