The Gate Village is the financial district of Dubai and the pulse of the entire region’s financial markets. As such, it has become a destination for investment bankers, international financial institutions and lawyers alike. Fast-paced during the day, and lively at night. The scattered art galleries, restaurants and cafes are synonymous destinations for both formal and casual meetings, while business entertainment can go on throughout the day and late into the nights. This made DIFC famous for satisfying both nightlife and daytime leisures. The marble walkways and wooden decks that shape the passageways of DIFC are proof of its modern architecture. Also, when you walk along the winding streets of The Gate Village, you can sometimes feel like on a real-life Dubai movie set.
Chic; Affluent; Walkups; Great People Watching; Artistic; Pricey; Trendy; Sophisticated; For Foodies; Modern; Luxurious; Accessible;
Professionals who work in the area and want to take advantage of the proximity to Downtown.
What to expect
Great views, high-rise buildings, and a vibrant neighborhood. Upscale and in close proximity to the financial hub.
Bustling weekdays due to the 9-to-6 hustle, and easygoing nights and weekends. During the day, the DIFC is filled with businessmen who work at this major commerce center. During the lunch hour, benches and outdoor tables are filled with people eager to take advantage of a break in the day to enjoy food, conversation, and the outdoors. In the evening, the after-work crowds wind down at local bars and take advantage of happy-hour specials across the neighborhood. During the weekend, the neighborhood moves at a much slower pace, except night-clubs that attract stylish out-goers.
What not to expect
Renters with budget constraints, parks, and kids’ playgrounds. Energetic nightlife exists in pockets of the area, but most blocks cater to residential or office buildings.
Generally expensive. Low vacancy rates lead to high demand for inventory.
You’ll fall in love with
The big city cosmopolitan and sophisticated vibe.