Launched in 2005, Jumeirah Village Circle is a freehold master development by Nakheel situated alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway running the length of Dubai.
JVC is built over an area of over 870 hectares and divided into six districts. The housing here consists of large villas, town houses and apartments and whilst you can find fully occupied properties here, there is also a lot of construction activity going on.
At the end of 2016 an estimated 25,000 people were living in JVC and the population was predicted to rise to 300,000 when the 560-hectare community is fully complete.
The Circle Mall, with 235 shops, an anchor supermarket, two department stores, a multi-screen cinema, a health clinic, cafés, restaurants and a food court, is under construction. It missed its target opening date of 2017 and by July 2020 it was topped out with the façade halfway complete, so still under construction.
In July 2020, we counted 235 completed towers or townhouse rows, and another 110 under construction. Many more villas are either complete or under construction, and over 100 residential, commercial and hospitality buildings are in the design stage. But there are also a number of uncompleted, abandoned developments.
The quality of the buildings varies according to the individual developer, and ranges from well finished larger developments to shoddy, smaller ones.
Many existing villas in Jumeirah Village Circle are spacious with large rooms, balconies and up to five bedrooms. For those looking for smaller properties but with large gardens neighbouring Jumeirah Village Triangle caters for couples and small families. For those looking to buy in a good location before prices rise, JVC may well fit the bill.