Walk Emirates LivingApproximate length:
7.2km/two hours for the short route, 11km/three hours for the long route.
There are dozens of walking routes around this landscaped community, taking in lakes, garden areas and impressive villas. This route incorporates plenty of toilet, snack and rest stops.
1 Start at Links at The Address Montgomerie Dubai for breakfast overlooking the driving range. Make your way out of the resort and down to the main road: at the first water feature roundabout you encounter, take a left along the tree-lined street (straight ahead will take you towards Sheikh Zayed Road).
2 Continue walking down the footpath, following as it curves round to the left for about 15 to 20 minutes. Soon you’ll see a petrol station on the right, next to Meadows Clinic. You’ll then see tennis courts on your left, and behind them a small village centre (known as ‘small Spinneys’) and a roundabout ahead.
3 Go straight across the roundabout, then cross to the right side of the road. This will give you a better view of the lakes of Jumeirah Islands on the right. You’ll eventually approach some traffic lights, with a mosque on the left and The Springs Town Centre (aka ‘big Spinneys’). Pick up a cold drink, and exit to the left. Cross over the footbridge, and enter Springs 14.
4 Passing the security gate, turn right at the first T-junction, and continue straight down to the first left. Take the second left, and a sharp right down a small alleyway. This will open onto a large lake with three fountains.
5 Follow the footpath around the lake (this walk itself takes about 25-35 minutes). Many of the gardens have interesting features – one of the most striking is a large owlery.
6 Once you’ve returned to your point of entry, retrace your steps back to Town Centre to complete the route (4.5km), or back up to The Montgomerie (6.8km). View more walking routes to try