Arabian Ranches
Arabian Ranches is a residential project located on Emirates Road in Dubai. The project consists of different kinds of villas and townhouses. The development phases (sometimes refer to as "communities") at Arabian Ranches are Alvorada, Al Mahra, Al Reem (originally Gazelle), Hattan, Mirador, Palmera, Saheel, Savannah, Terra Nova and Mirador La Colección. The project includes a Golf Course (The Desert Course), Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, a small community/shopping center and the Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS). The project is developed by Emaar Properties, and the properties are sold freehold. Villas and townhouses can be purchased direct - from the developer, private sellers or through property brokers.

January 2 0 0 6 a group of homeowners got together and set up a residents' interest group to form a bridge between the growing number of residents and Emaar. One of the main functions was to represent the community in discussions with Emaar and any other body, such as the Municipality. Early 2007, the developer decided to fill up a large part of the lake opposite the Golf Club and introduced a new community - Alma. Since early 2007 the Golf Club is called Arabian Ranches.