Quiet and unassuming JLT (Jumeirah Lakes Towers) is a residential district built around four lakes — one of which was later filled in to create a 55,000sqm grass-lawned park. With its clusters of tall, modern towers, residents and tourists embrace its friendly vibe. From dawn to well after dusk, young families, cyclists, joggers and dog-walkers populate the well-connected circuit of boardwalks and footbridges lining the waterfront, dotted with lakeside cafes, beauty salons and retail haunts. A number of hotels have popped up to take advantage of this exceptionally liveable location, with plenty of holiday homes and longer-term stay options also available. During the cool winter months, the park hosts market days, community yoga classes and even outdoor movie nights, with floodlit basketball courts adding to the active lifestyle atmosphere.