Map shows average rental price at every stop on the Dubai Metro
We all know that if you choose to live in an apartment in Downtown with a Burj Khalifa view, you’re going to pay top dirham for it. But Property Finder’s map of the average yearly cost of renting a one-bedroom a few metres from each Dubai Metro station is pretty interesting… especially if you’re a daily commuter.
It seems that, in some cases, you can get a much better deal on rent by simply moving one stop further from some of the city’s main hubs.
For example, you could pay around AED115,00 for a one-bedroom apartment located around The Dubai Mall metro station. Move one stop down to Business Bay and you can get a one bedroom for AED89,000 a year.
In DAMAC Properties (formerly Dubai Marina), you’re looking at paying AED98,000 per year, while one stop down at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, you can get yourself a one bedroom for AED83,000.
Those looking to spend less while still being in close proximity to the metro should check out properties near stops like FGB (formerly First Gulf Bank), Noor Bank, Dubai Airport Free Zone and Al Nahda, where the average yearly rental for a one-bedroom apartment is AED57,000.
Top 5 most expensive metro stations
1. Rashidiya - AED280,000
2. Al Jadaf - AED142,000
3. World Trade Centre - AED130,000
4. Dubai Healthcare City - AED120,000
5. Nakheel - AED119,000
Top 5 least expensive metro stations
1. Stadium - AED52,000
1. Al Nahda - AED52,000
2. Dubai Airport Free Zone - AED56,500
3. Danube - AED62,000
3. Energy - AED62,000
4. Nakheel Harbour & Tower - AED64,000
4. Noor Bank - AED64,000
5. Abu Baker Al Siddique - AED65,000
If you’re looking at the map and feeling a little confused as to why some of the figures seem way off – the prices for Rashidiya and Al Jadaf are for villa rentals.