Deira Islands

A Luxurious Waterfront Development in Dubai

January, 2023

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Dubai is one of the best cities to live in and is considered one of the most popular touristic destination in the world. This is because it offers a luxurious lifestyle and is home to top attractions that stand out from other attractions worldwide. Dubai is known for its high towers, large shopping malls, and iconic man-made islands, such as Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Jumeirah Bay Island, Bluewaters Islands, The World Islands, and Deira Islands. Let’s take a closer look at Deira Islands, a luxurious waterfront development in Dubai.

About Deira Islands

Deira Islands, also referred to as “Dubai Islands”, is one of the most beautiful artificial islands developed by Nakheel Properties, a leading real estate developer in Dubai. It is worth noting that Deira Islands was formerly called “Palm Deira” given that it’s part of the three palm islands, which are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira.

This project consists of five islands with a total of 17 square kilometers, and it aligns with Dubai’s 2040 Urban Master Plan that reinforces Dubai’s position as a global destination for visitors and investors. It will be an integral part of Dubai’s future vision and will provide the highest standards of urban infrastructure.


Deira Islands enjoys a strategic location off the coast of Dubai, adjacent to the Deira district. It is also about a 16 to 26 minutes drive from Dubai’s top attractions, such as Deira Corniche Area, Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai International Airport, Dubai Gold Souq, and Heritage Village.

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Properties in Deira Islands

Deira Islands will offer a unique living experience and will be one of the preferable holiday destinations in Dubai. It will consist of around 50 residential towers with different types of luxurious units, such as apartments, townhouses, and serviced apartments, and a few commercial properties. Some residential and hotel plots will be opened to freehold ownership. It will also be home to around 80 resorts and hotels, which will support Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sector.

Top Projects

• Deira Central

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It is an area that will be located at the heart of the Deira Islands. It will contain residential, commercial, and hospitality buildings and will become a remarkable destination for retail, entertainment, and living. People there will enjoy the beachfront lifestyle.

• Deira Islands Boulevard

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It is a residential project that will consist of 16 towers divided into 4 clusters with 1 to 3-bedroom apartments and townhouses. Each tower will have its own swimming pool, restaurant, gym, and recreational facilities.

• Vienna House Deira Beach

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It is a hotel developed by Nakheel Properties in partnership with Vienna House, Austria’s largest hotel chain. It will be overlooking the beach and will contain around 600 rooms. It is worth noting that it will be the first for Vienna House in the Middle East.

• RIU Dubai Hotel

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It is a notable hotel that will contain around 800 rooms overlooking the beach. It will have many restaurants, swimming pools, a gym, and a Splash Water World water park.

• Centara Hotel and Resorts

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It is the first hotel in Dubai from Thailand’s leading hotel group, Centara Hotels & Resorts. It will have around 607 rooms overlooking the beach in addition to restaurants, a gym, a spa, and a waterpark with a swimming pool, waterslides, and a lazy river.

Facilities in Deira Islands

When it comes to the amenities in Deira Islands, it will include 20 kilometers of beaches, including an eco-friendly beach with a blue-flag certification tag, a globally recognized award given to beaches that meet the environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria. It will also include 2 square kilometers of parks, open spaces and premium golf courses overlooking the Arabian Gulf. It is important to note that Deira Islands will contain six marinas that accommodate around 614 boats and yachts up to 60 meters long.

Top Attraction Places

• Deira Mall

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It will be the largest shopping mall on Deira Islands and will be the centerpiece of Deira Central. It will have three floors and will be home to thousands of shops, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment outlets.

• Souk Al Marfa

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Souk Al Marfa, also called the “Deira Islands Night Souk”, is a modern take on the traditional Arabian souk and is expected to be one of the largest night markets in UAE. It will have many retail stores, restaurants, and cafes and will be home to Zombie Apocalypse Park, which will be the largest zombie-themed park in the world. This park will have some attractions, such as a haunted house, a haunted corn maze, glow-in-the-dark attractions, trampolines, and escape games like zombie attacks and zombie runs.

Deira Islands will be a destination that attracts many tourists worldwide to live, invest, or enjoy a holiday there. If you are interested in learning more about this massive project, contact RE/MAX UAE by calling +971 4 589 7376 or contact us here.