International City is known for being one of the best affordable housing areas of Dubai’s ever-expanding real estate market. According to the 2019 Dubai Market Report , buying apartments in International City is a popular option. It is the 5th most popular spot in Dubai for buying apartments and the 6th most popular for renting apartments.
The area, which was launched by Nakheel in 2002, is well known for its signature low rise country-themed clusters. It is located near popular neighbourhoods like Academic City, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Al Warqaa adding to the appeal for both buyers and renters.
One of the biggest benefits of living in International City is that it offers you a multicultural community lifestyle while keeping the price tags modest. In this area guide, you will find a detailed overview of what the area is all about.
IN A NUTSHELL
An abundance of studios and 1-bedroom apartments
Low rise buildings with unique architecture
Self-contained building clusters with groceries, salons, launderettes and more
Home to Dragon Mart 1 and 2
Close to Dubai Safari Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Academic City
In a city as cosmopolitan as Dubai, it makes perfect sense to have a community named after the global vibe of the emirate. International City is essentially a residential compound offering people access to community living without a hefty price tag. The 10 prominent building clusters housing the apartments in International City are named after countries around the world, earning the development the moniker of ‘International’ City.
The development did have a rocky start with some concerns about sanitation, but things have stabilised now and it’s developing into a sought-after location to live in Dubai. Living in International City will never be boring thanks to the two huge Dragon Marts: full of obscure finds, budget deals, restaurants and cinemas.
There are over 500 apartments in International City spread over the 10 clusters. The second phase of the project is also under development where a few buildings have even been opened up to buyers and renters.
The residential clusters are named Persia, Greece, Spain, Morocco, England, France, Italy, Russia, China and Emirates. The Central Business District, located in the centre of the clusters, features some of the larger 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for renters and buyers who want a little more space. The freehold townhouses and villas for sale in International City are currently restricted to Al Warsan Village, located on the south-west boundary of International City.
The residents of International City enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle with lush communal areas, lakes and an overall tranquil ambience of an expat community.