Facing with high rents and mortgage rates has become a problem for many residents and newcomers to Dubai to search for an apartment for a reasonable price they can afford. Although prices have risen from time to time, you can always find one that is within your means but all “you need is to know how to look”. Within the article, we discuss the Top 5 places in Dubai where you can let a nice 2-room apartment for less than AED60,000 annual.

Real Estates Hunt of Dubai

We’ll orient you with each of the communities helping the gallery hosts show off the most loved characteristics of living there while highlighting your budget in terms of size, amenities and building condition. With your findings at the end, you’ll be able to tell the ones which you need and can afford without any problems. If there is no prompting left, we have to march ahead and explore the rental market!

Jumeirah Village Triangle

The family neighbourhood of JVT, just as it is informally known, is one of the cheapest one you can afford. Being a step off Sheikh Zayed Road, it has a distinct small town odor, lovely green parks, and a relaxed feel. And if you are keen on a spacious 2-bed apartment (1000-1200 sqft) that may fall under the amount of AED60 per square foot, you can use Jumeirah Village Circle buildings.

Apart from the numerous amenities around us which are the nearby supermarkets, clinics, school and restaurants that are close enough to get around by foot. The residents like the fact that there are pipelines and cycle paths that are ideal for the family to relax and enjoy the intervals on children. Instead of having to go everywhere you need to via car (which you will surely need) in Dubai, the fact that Jumeirah Village Triangle is located in the heart of town, means that your daily commute will be relatively painless. As a sum, it is an ideal place for young families, who are seeking to have their value and at the same time experience community life.

International City

ICD also has become beloved freehold community that is filled with modern and luxurious amenities while still keeping the pricing affordable. An average rental price for 900-1000sqft 2-bedroom apartment in buildings including Vida Residence and Tropicana Gardens in this area is AED55k starting from. ICD, however, is so outstanding in its luxurious lifestyle that residents can afford.

People here can walk, ride, or drive to infinity of water supplies with water sports venture, tennis club, the 18-hole golf-field, with a lot of parks, green places, plants and trees. Besides, the area which is under development will contain schools and markets of the supermarket chain and the medical center of its own. The sense of being overhanging the holiday-like situation is though impossible to describe. It is a bit more remote from the city, but thanks to the great motorway connection, journeys are almost as convenient. Sure prefers small cities if fun is what you seek.

Sports City

Dubai Sports City (DSC) is an emerging neighborhood that punches above its price point. For under AED60k, you’ll find spacious 2-bedroom units in mid-rise buildings like Cayan Residences. Flats here average 900-1100sqft with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern finishes. 

DSC is still under development, but it already has much to offer active residents. The community surrounds Dubai’s largest sports complex which includes multi-purpose courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a BMX track. It will also be home to the UAE’s first indoor ski slope. Convenient access to Sheikh Zayed Road makes commuting a breeze as well. Though light on amenities currently, DSC has massive potential for future growth. Renters can take advantage of below-market rates now and watch the community blossom.

Dubai Investment Park

For those seeking an affordable yet business-friendly location, Dubai Investment Park (DIP) is worth considering. Situated just off Sheikh Zayed Road, DIP has convenient access to key business hubs. Rental properties here include mid-rises like The Sustainable City and DIP Gardens where 2-bed apartments start from AED55k.

What makes DIP unique is that it’s a mixed-use community with residential, commercial and leisure components under one master plan. This means living steps away from offices, co-working spaces, retail galleries and F&B outlets. Residents also appreciate the lush landscaping and cycling paths that cut through the development. While not as family-oriented as other areas, DIP is ideal for professionals and couples seeking work-life integration at an affordable cost.

Al Quoz

Art lovers on a budget should explore Al Quoz, one of Dubai’s most vibrant cultural hubs. Located just off Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz is home to numerous art galleries, studios and independent restaurants. Rentals here start around AED58k for 900-1000sqft 2-bed units in mid-rises like Alserkal Avenue.

What makes Al Quoz particularly appealing is its thriving art scene and laidback vibe. Residents enjoy proximity to the American University in Dubai and frequent art events held in the area. Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s premier arts district, is also home to co-working spaces, cafes and experimental retail concepts. While amenities are limited currently, Al Quoz offers a unique cultural experience at affordable prices. It’s a great choice for creative professionals and those who value community over commercial facilities.