Cheapest areas to rent in Dubai that are close to metro stations

October 17, 2022 at 5:27 PM

Several areas close to metro stations in Dubai have been identified to offer cheap rent and access to the city, according to Time Out Dubai.

If you’re planning on moving soon and rely on public transport, you can make your life easier by renting somewhere that boasts cheap rent in Dubai near Metro stations.

With plans for Dubai Metro’s expansion, this could be a strategic move to give you even more access across the city in the future.

There are several neighbourhoods in Dubai that are close to Dubai Metro and not too overpriced.

Here are the cheapest areas to rent in Dubai that are close to metro stations.

Al Barsha First

Just a five-minute walk from Mashreq Metro Station, there are several apartments in Al Barsha 1 that have cheap rent and are close to a metro station. Wasl R441 is a particularly good building that allows you to pay in 12 cheques at an average of Dhs53,000 (one bed, one bathroom flat). Nearby to the Mall of the Emirates, hotels with bars and several restaurants, you’re well placed in the city too.

Rent from: Dhs53,000 (yearly, one bedroom flat).

Closest Metro Station: Mashreq Metro Station

Distance to the station: 400m

Al Furjan

A quiet residential community in Jebel Ali, Al Furjan offers cheap rent and is close to the metro station. Here you’ll find villas, townhouses and apartments surrounded by green space. With Al Furjan Metro Station a three-minute drive from the community, or an 18-minute walk you can be in Dubai Marina in 30-minutes. Rent for a one-bedroom starts from Dhs43,000 (chiller free).

Rent from: Dhs43,000 (one-bedroom, yearly)

Closest Metro Station: Al Furjan Metro Station

Distance to the station: 1.5km

Barsha Heights

Previously known as Tecom, Barsha Heights is an apartment-only community that attracts young professionals who wish to rent in Dubai and be close to a Metro Station. With rents for a studio apartment starting from Dhs38,000 yearly, the neighbourhood is a pocket-friendly choice that’s 16-minute walk from Dubai Internet City Metro Station.

Rent from: Dhs38,000 (studio, yearly)

Closest Metro Station: Dubai Internet City Metro Station.

Distance to the station: 1.3km

Discovery Gardens

A family-friendly community, Discovery Gardens is the ideal location to rent in Dubai if you’re looking for greenery, space and proximity to Dubai Metro. Discovery Gardens Metro Station is at the east of the community and there are feeder buses dotted throughout the community that take you to Ibn Battuta Metro Station. You can rent an apartment for Dhs28,000 and be within walking distance of the Dubai Metro.

Rent from: Dhs28,999 (studio, yearly)

Closest Metro Station: Discovery Gardens

Distance to the station: Within the community


One of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods JLT is not only known for its brilliant restaurants, cafes and shops, but also for its cheap rent in Dubai near the metro. Yes, it’s possible to rent a studio apartment in JLT for Dhs50,000 yearly. Lake View Tower in Cluster B is an affordable option and is just a five-minute walk from DMCC Metro Station.

Rent from: Dhs50,000 (studio apartment)

Closest Metro Station: DMCC Metro Station

Distance to the station: From 400m (depending on which Cluster you choose) (NewsWire)