Dubai's Jebel Ali Village is one of the city's oldest and most treasured residential neighborhoods. The Nakheel renovated Jebel Ali Village is just off Sheikh Zayed Road, near the Ibn Battuta Mall. It offers 290 villas with two to six bedrooms.
Originally, Jebel Ali Village was constructed in 1977 as a residence for construction contractors' personnel. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum originally intended to develop Jebel Ali into a built-up industrial area with its port, airport, and township.
Despite its distance from central Dubai, Jebel Ali Village required self-sufficiency, making its residents remain dedicated to the village even after leaving. The village of Jebel Ali resembled a small British- Style garden city. Sir William Halcrow and Partners created the project as a prototype for future semiautonomous areas in Dubai, such as Emirates Hills and The Gardens.
By 2008, construction on the redevelopment of Jebel Ali village had begun, and it was initially expected that the project would be completed by 2013. It was planned to demolish the existing villas and to build new ones. As part of the project, Jebel Ali Village would offer commercial, retail, and community facilities, as well as a 12-hectare central park.
Unfortunately, the project was put on hold due to the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, which severely affected Dubai's economy. On the other hand, Nakheel announced in 2013 that it planned to renovate the existing villas.
It was announced in 2021 that the previously isolated Jebel Ali Village would be turned into luxury villas. Existing tenants were given a year to move out, and they were served with eviction notices. A redevelopment project is in the works with large villas.