Umm Suqiem ‘happiest’ Dubai neighbourhood - survey

Dubai Marina and The Spring also top research into most popular residential areas

The coastal district of Umm Suqiem has been ranked as the 'happiest' neighbourhood in Dubai, according to a survey.

A poll of 300,000 of the emirate’s residents by website found that Umm Suqiem, which boasts attractions including the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi, scored higher than any other part of Dubai.

In second place was Dubai Marina, an area to the south of the city that includes a large array of restaurants and hotels, and is popular with expatriates.

Rounding out the top three was The Springs, a suburban community that attracts families due to its quiet setting, low-rise residential buildings and comprehensive amenities.

"What is interesting about our happiness survey is that it has thrown up quite a few surprises - as much in the places that did not rate in the top spots as those that did,” commented Renan Bourdeau, managing director at

“The kind of trends we are uncovering should shed light on what property hunters really want and will prove useful the industry as a whole."

Nikki Summers, managing director at broker Brix Property Partners, added: “Umm Suqeim offers large, luxurious villas with easy access to schools, supermarkets and of course the beach, which is great for families with children. Dubai Marina offers young, executive living with everything on your doorstep like restaurants, bars and cafes.

“The Springs caters for young families and the peace and quiet takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. This area has easily accessible community shops and communal amenities such as pools and gyms. It is suburban life at its best.”

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Posted by: SAM

All philosophers of the world should take note! Someone in Dubai has finally defined and measured "Happiness" and without the use of electrodes!

Posted by: Mirdif Mary

I was thinking the same thing Parker. I lived at Arabian Ranches and moved to Mirdif a few years ago. What an upgrade to my quality of life. Mirdif City Centre is a 5 minute drive away and there is no traffic getting there. We have great schools, shopping, parks, health clubs, it's great. I push my Spinneys trolley up to my front door in Uptown Mirdif.

Posted by: Parker James

Lol this makes me laugh ! ...People living in Mirdif are more happier closer to all the shopping centers , hospitals , schools , Parks ! . The community is so amazing for families !

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