Discovery Gardens forms the northern part of the Jebel Ali Village area. The original Jebel Ali Village was constructed in 1977 to provide accommodation to construction contractors’ staff.
At this time, Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum planned to develop Jebel Ali into an industrial area with its own airport (now Al Maktoum International Airport ), port (now the Port of Jebel Ali), and township (now Jebel Ali). The area was effectively a small British-style garden city by a British Architect.
The area was later developed by Nakheel Properties from 2008
Discovery Gardens lies between Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road in the southern suburbs of Dubai. The locality is close to Al Furjan, the main Jebel Ali Village area to the south, and The Gardens. The area is also near the Expo 2020 site. It has been described as “The greenest area of New Dubai” due to the gardens that surround it.
The location is served by the Discovery Gardens metro station on the Dubai Metro, one of the stations on the Route 2020 extension to the Red Line for Expo 2020.
There are few schools in the area, 3 medical centers, a variety of retails shops, Ibn Batutta Mall, Discovery Gardens Pavillion and 2 metro stations.