One could say that the community is located a little before the end of the world (if I do say so myself) or just off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, making it ideal for introverts and anyone who would rather buy a one-way ticket to Mars than socialize on a Sunday.
It’ll take you around 25 minutes to get to Dubai Marina and 45 minutes to get to Downtown Dubai from the community. But the sheer bliss of being away from the city noise (and that one guy in a rented Lamborghini flaunting the agonizing engine sounds at 3am) is worth it.
The facilities – apart from the poorly maintained gyms, where most of the equipment is out of order (big minus) – make up for the remote location.
Endless green pastures distinguish the Green Community from other supposedly more luxurious compounds like the Emirates Hills and Meadows (where there are more streets for cars than massive grassland). The large parks are perfect for picnics and are surrounded by trails that are wide enough to fit cyclers, joggers or dogwalkers. From the parks, residents and their guests can find their way to four mid-sized swimming pools and tennis courts.
Indeed, you’ll want for no space in the community or its 4, 5 and 6 bedroom bungalows and villas. The 5 bedroom/6 bathroom family villa we tried sits on a 10,434 sqft plot, meaning the house is big enough to avoid bumping into family members, but the front and back yards are intimate enough to host private, small-scale parties for up to 20 people, and can easily house a swimming pool and barbecue area.
The indoors are just as comfortable, though the villa’s final finishing isn’t perfect. Four of the bedrooms are situated upstairs and have en-suite bathrooms and built-in wardrobes, with the master bedroom boasting its own balcony and a walk-in closet and shower. The fifth bedroom (or home office, if you like) is located downstairs along with two living rooms, a dining room and a wonderfully spacious kitchen for those whose cooking skills go beyond tapping the Order Now button on Deliveroo.
The villa’s high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light, too, and the community’s gardens mean most rooms overlook serene surroundings. Our favourite part is spotting hundreds of green Indian ring neck parrots nestled in the trees every time we have our morning coffee.
While the area surrounding the community has limited F&B and consumer service offerings, the nearby shopping centre, The Market, provides the needed necessities: a supermarket, nail salon, flower shop, two pharmacies, barbershop, Costa café, Turkish restaurant that offers indoor shisha, a tailor, a vape shop and even a framing shop. There’s also a shopping mall, Dubai Festival City, IKEA and Ace Hardware located just 12 minutes away.
All-in-all, at the Green Community West, you’ll feel more like you’re living in a resort than in a compound.
At the time this article was published, rent prices for the Family villa in Green Community West started at around AED300,000, while sale prices started at approximately AED4.5 million.