Aster is a residential community located in DAMAC Properties' vast development, DAMAC Hills 2 (also known as Akoya Oxygen), positioned at the south-eastern edge. It boasts numerous off-plan properties that are situated alongside a championship golf course designed by Tiger Woods. Due to ongoing construction, both investors and end-users can eagerly anticipate what Aster Akoya Oxygen has to offer since it meets all the requirements of an ideal suburban neighbourhood regarding location, amenities, and real estate investments.
Aster comprises a total of 378 residential units, which consist of 344 villas arranged in duplex style and 34 three-story houses. The development draws inspiration from the opulent lifestyle found in London's trendy neighborhoods, featuring amenities that embody this way of life. These include an emphasis on garden culture, ensuring beautifully manicured front and back lawns, as well as a lively atmosphere that fosters sociability and diversity.
Due to the various layout designs of the community, each residence in Aster possesses its own distinct features, providing an exclusive feel. DAMAC's villa collections within Aster, namely Chelsea, Kensington Boutique Villas and Aurum Villas also contribute to this distinction.
The residential properties available in Aster offer a range of options, with 3 to 6-bed villas on offer. These premium residences are fully furnished and come with serviced facilities for the convenience of tenants. The floor plans for these villas are significantly larger than those found in the central city, ensuring plenty of living space for residents. The size of the villas varies depending on the number of bedrooms; 3-bed villas measure between 1,830 sq. ft. and 2,462 sq. ft., while 4-bed villas measure around 2,403 sq. ft.. Those looking for even more space can opt for a 5-bed house which has an average area of 2,579 sq. ft., or choose from one of the six-bed houses available which range from3,142 sq. ft. to4,201 sq.ft.
If you desire a private residential area surrounded by lush greenery and contemporary conveniences, DAMAC Hills 2 offers the option of leasing villas or townhouses. The Aster cluster has cost-effective properties available for rent. Renting a villa in this neighborhood guarantees the following features:
If people are keen on leasing, they can explore more compact residential spaces such as the 3-bedroomed villas in Aster Akoya DAMAC which have a yearly price range from AED 60k to AED 75k. Additionally, those who want to widen their search for rental villas in DAMAC Hills 2 can glance at other ready-to-occupy clusters like Amargo and Vardon.
The Aster townhouses for rent are part of the sub-community, offering 3 bedrooms. These residential units have a covered space that usually varies between 1,900 sq. ft. and 2,400 sq. ft. The rental price for these townhomes starts from approximately AED 58k to AED 60k per year.
Potential buyers of villas in Aster should be aware that the initial prices begin at AED 1M, but demand may exceed AED 3M. It is important to note that these sales patterns may fluctuate as the project nears completion and property values increase.
To enhance your price analysis, take a look at DAMAC Hills 2 properties available in various clusters such as Pacifica, Vardon, Zinnia and Just Cavalli Villas.
For those interested in purchasing townhouses within DAMAC Hills 2, we have provided a thorough overview of the property prices within the cluster known as Aster Akoya Oxygen.
DAMAC properties have become a prominent player in the real estate industry due to noteworthy projects like DAMAC Hills and Aykon City. The upcoming Akoya Oxygen development holds potential for prosperous returns, leading Aster to further success.
Aster offers abundant parking options to both its residents and guests. The designs of the villas and townhouses include carport areas that are specifically designated for vehicles, with the ability to hold more than one at a time.
Residents of Aster will have smooth transportation without encountering traffic congestions due to its location away from busy inland areas. For their daily commutes, they can utilize the Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road / Expo Road (E77) which links the sub-community to major destinations on the western side of the city. Additionally, by using Dubai – Al Ain Road (E77), residents of Aster can easily access commercial districts like Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and Academic City - home to several universities.
Aster is in close proximity to several supermarkets, such as The K's and Spinneys located in Mira Town Centre. Another option is New Mart, which can be found off Dubai - Al Ain Road. However, it may take more than 15 minutes to drive to either of the latter two options.
To participate in group prayer, Aster residents will need to travel to one of the nearby mosques. Abdullah Mosque is situated near a cattle farm, whereas two other mosques can be found on the opposite side of Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road (E77). The DAMAC Hills 2 Masjid community mosque is also accessible within a quick 5-minute drive.
Within a 35-kilometre radius of Aster, there are no temples in close proximity. However, reaching the nearest options would require a drive of approximately 40 minutes. These options consist of Automech Gurudwara and India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid.
Regarding churches near Aster, there is a chapel located to the north next to the Minhad Airbase development. Additionally, City Hill Global Church Dubai can be reached by driving towards Nad Al Sheba on Dubai - Al Ain Road.
There are not many choices for pre-school options close to the development at present, but as Akoya Oxygen advances, some may become available. Currently, these nurseries are the closest ones:
Parents may want to contemplate enrolling their elementary-aged children in one of the subsequent educational institutions:
The majority of these educational institutions provide both primary and secondary schooling. Established in 2018, Aquila School is situated near the junction of Dubai - Al Ain Road (E66) and Emirates Road (E611). The school follows the British curriculum and is awaiting its first KHDA rating for the upcoming academic year of 2021-2022. Another option for those seeking a National Curriculum education can be found at GEMS FirstPoint School, located only 21 minutes away in Dubailand's neighboring community, The Villa. This institution offers an EYFS program as well. Renaissance School may appeal to individuals interested in pursuing an American Curriculum education.
Dubai Sports City is located 28 minutes away.
For those who frequently journey to the mainland regions, there are several schools situated near the city center that may be worth considering. Some examples include Ranches Primary School, The Aquila School, Jebel Ali School and GEMS FirstPoint School.
In addition, there are numerous higher education institutions available in Academic City. Among them are Dubai English Speaking College, Emirates Aviation University, Heriot-Watt University, and Dubai UK College of Business and Computing – Dubai Campus.
The medical centers in close proximity are:
Residents of the community will need to depend on clinics and hospitals located in Dubailand and other suburban areas until a health centre is established within their vicinity.
Coursetia and Paloverde are the sub-communities flanking Aster in Akoya Oxygen. Other notable projects within the area are Aknan Villas, Aurum Villas, Fresh Villas, and Just Cavalli Villas. The adjacent main communities include:
Reem is an up-and-coming residential project situated on Al Qudra Road (D63) and introduced by Emaar. Among its emerging sub-communities are Mira and Mira Oasis. This gated development boasts a central park and various other amenities. Remraam, a freehold real estate venture by Dubai Properties, is located further north-east. On the other hand, The Villa is a courtyard housing development that can be found near Dubai – Al Ain Road.
Currently, there are ongoing construction activities aimed at establishing retail amenities in Akoya Oxygen. In the vicinity of Aster, there exist shopping complexes that include:
From Dubai, you can reach the Dubai Outlet Mall in about 30 minutes by driving north on the Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66). This mall hosts various outlet stores from top brands like Adidas, Vincci, Tommy Hilfiger, Fabio Inghirami, La Mirada, U. S. Polo Assn. (USPA), and Umberto Bresci. You will also find other shops such as Carter’s for children's clothing and Al Boom Marine - Beyond the Beach offering beach-lifestyle products alongside multiple fragrance and jewelry stores. Salomon, Skechers Ecco and Clarks are some of the shoe stores that you can explore at the Dubai Outlet Mall. On a comparative note to Cityland Mall and The Ranches Souk- they are located at a distance away from this shopping destination.
Alternatives that can be reached within a 35-minute drive are available.
As part of its development plan, Akoya Oxygen has pledged to offer a diverse range of dining choices. A few of the well-known eateries in proximity to Aster include:
Caravanserai, situated at Al Sahra Desert Resort, provides a distinctive dining experience surrounded by the stunning desert scenery. Patrons relish their meal in an authentic caravan-style atmosphere while being entertained by live programs like the Tannoura dance and fire show.
In Al Lisaili, Sakura Café & More is a charming spot with a delightful range of desserts and drinks. Alongside it in Mira Town Centre, London Dairy Café offers breakfast and late-night meals while the well-known coffeehouse chain Starbucks can also be found there.
Given its location away from the coast, Aster doesn't offer any beaches in proximity. However, some of Dubai's renowned beaches are just a 40-minute journey away. Sunset Beach is an excellent spot to catch spectacular sunsets as the sun dips below the horizon. On Kite Beach, you can engage in diverse watersports and savor eclectic dining experiences. For those seeking tranquility by the seashore, Black Palace Beach is a perfect retreat.
Aster is conveniently located within a 20-25 minute radius of Dubai's prominent commercial, institutional and leisure attractions. These notable landmarks comprise:
Zayed University's advanced campus is positioned along Dubai Al Ain Road (E66), while the sprawling 438-hectare Expo 2020 Site can be found southwest of Dubai, close to Al Maktoum International Airport. This site recently welcomed a highly anticipated worldwide exhibition that brought together experts from various sectors and backgrounds.
The Trump World Golf Club Dubai is a prime recreational destination for both the Aster residents and the wider community. In close proximity to the development, you can find popular entertainment options like Global Village and IMG Worlds of Adventure. Additionally, Al Marmoom Heritage Village also stands nearby towards the southern outskirts, hosting various cultural exhibitions and camel racing events. For those seeking off-road adventures or camel rides, there is an area called Al Qudra Desert located next to Akoya Oxygen.
There are several amenities available for physical exercise and outdoor pursuits, such as:
Adjacent to Dubai Heritage Vision, the Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre offers a variety of activities for enthusiasts. These include horseback riding, camel riding and sandboarding amidst rolling sand dunes that cover an area of 3.5 million sq. m.. In addition to these fun pursuits, visitors can also avail themselves of dining options and attend performances at the amphitheatre on-site. Sports aficionados will be pleased with the Sevens Stadium where they can watch rugby games or engage in other physical activities such as football, basketball, cricket and tennis courts located within this sports complex as well.
A location for musical performances.
Among the establishments located in close proximity to Aster are salons and spas.
The Sea Salt Spa provides opulent body massages and exfoliation services that are located roughly 24 minutes away. Additionally, there is a nearby beauty salon and massage center situated close to Minhad Air Base. If you travel about thirty minutes by car, you can visit Artista Women Beauty Salon and Las Meninas Beauty at the Dubai Residence Complex.
Expect community events in Akoya Oxygen once it has residents, just like other DAMAC communities. Currently, nearby venues such as Al Marmoom Heritage Village and Al Sahara Desert Resort Equestrian Centre host events.
The central city lies at a considerable distance from Aster, but inhabitants won't have to travel far often due to Akoya Oxygen's all-in-one design. The community boasts numerous amenities inspired by nature, such as spa facilities, a hydroponic café, dining promenade, organic market and upscale retail area.