ABOUT AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Airport Road Area is part of Al Garhoud or simply Garhoud. One can find a mix of residential and commercial properties in the area connected with the Garhoud Bridge (Sharjah bound). The vicinity is surrounded by some of Dubai’s oldest and most popular hotels including Al Bustan Rotana and Le Meridien Dubai. Airport Road Area is named so because of its proximity to Dubai International Airport. Interested buyers and renters will find a mix of low-rise buildings and villas in the district.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to Emirates Aviation College
- Proximity to Dubai International Airport
- Decently populated area
- Family-friendly community
The area lies between old and new Dubai boasting commercial, industrial and residential projects. The apartments are in high demand from frequent travellers and are easily accessible because of Business Bay Crossing and Floating Bridge.
Key aspects of Airport Road Area are:
- Convenience of commute
- Close to both Old and New Dubai
- Ideal for frequent travellers
Properties in Airport Road Area have several facilities. The area is secure and ensures the privacy of residents.
PROPERTIES IN AIRPORT ROAD AREA
One can mostly spot apartments for rent in Airport Road Area. All the apartments are centrally air-conditioned. The buildings have facilities such as Jacuzzi, sauna, kids play area and a garden.
Studio units in Airport Road Area have a covered area of 525 sq. ft. These apartments are suitable for singletons and couples. The unit has a bathroom and a kitchen. Some studios are furnished.
- The annual rent of studio apartments in Airport Road Area is approximately AED 48k.
A 1-bedroom apartment occupies almost 900 sq. ft. There is a spacious living room in the unit. The bedroom has an attached bathroom and built-in wardrobe. The semi-open kitchen has fitted cabinets.
- The annual rent of a 1-bedroom apartment is around AED 55k per year.
A 2-bedroom unit has a coverage area of 1,579 sq. ft. Some units have two while some have three bathrooms. The bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is a maid’s room and a laundry area. The balcony is spacious and offers views of the community.
- The rental trend of a 2-bedroom apartment lies between AED 75k to AED 115k per year.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Those looking for transportation in Airport Road Area will be pleased to know that there are a number of bus stops within the premises. Dubai Civil Aviation College 1 and 2 bus stops are at a 5-minute walking distance serviced by bus 32-C. Bustan Rotana Hotel 1 bus stop and Airport Terminal 1 bus stops are serviced by bus 11-A, 24, C-01 and E-700. GGICO metro station is within the community while residents can also travel through Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 metro stations.
Airport Road Area is connected to the key areas of Dubai through Garhoud Bridge. People living a few minutes away from the main roads and intersections of Airport Road Area are not troubled by traffic surge during peak hours.
Because of the proximity to Dubai International Airport, there are plenty of parking spaces in Airport Road Area and surroundings. But it is best to invest in the RTA annual parking card to avoid any hassle.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Choithrams Garhoud, Madeena Supermarket, Lifco Supermarket and West Zone Supermarket in Airport Road Area are easily accessible. All these are well-stocked grocery stores. Some leading supermarket chains of the region such as Zoom, Al Maya Supermarket and Carrefour Hypermarket are also at a short distance.
MOSQUES NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Muslims can conveniently spot some mosques near Airport Road Area including Bin Hamdan Mosque, Al Rahman Mosque and NIMS Campus Masjid. Two mosques are near Dubai International Airport, both at an 8-minute drive.
Some other mosques such as Al Nasr Club Mosque, DHC Mosque and Ibrahim Al Khalil Mosque are around 10 minutes away from Airport Road area.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Some churches near Airport Road Area are conveniently reachable such as St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Immanuel Assemblies of God Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mark & Ava Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church and Bible Baptist Church. These are 11 minutes away from Airport Road Area.
Hindu believers can visit Shiva Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Shree Krishna Haveli and Shrinath Ji Temple. These temples near Airport Road Area are 19 minutes away from the neighbourhood.
SCHOOLS NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Parents with toddlers can choose an educational facility from the following nurseries near Airport Road Area:
- Redwood Montessori Nursery
- Yellow Brick Road Nursery
- Humble Bumble nursery
- The Kindergarten Starters
Redwood Montessori Nursery’s curriculum focusses on the emotional, social and physical development of students. The timing of the nursery is parent-friendly and it is dotted within the premises. Yellow Brick Road Nursery follows the EYFS curriculum. The indoor play area is beautifully designed and is equipped with a piano, guitars and books. The Kindergarten Starters is a creative learning centre founded in 1990. The school has classes for kindergarten to Grade 5.
Schools near Airport Road Area include the likes of:
- New Indian Model School
- Cambridge International School
- Gulf Indian High School
- Al Khaleej National School
New Indian Model School has an app for parents that enables them to monitor the activities of children. Cambridge International School has a variety of facilities including ICT and art activities. Students are also encouraged to use the library in the school. Medical services are also an important feature of Cambridge International School. Al Khaleej National School is one of the finest schools in Dubai which follows the American curriculum. The school boasts a science lab, a media room, a library and a computer lab.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Airport Road Area is a well-established community with all the basic amenities including hospitals. Some well-reputed secondary and tertiary care hospitals near Airport Road Area include the following:
- Al Garhoud Private Hospital
- Prime Hospital
- Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Al Garhoud Private Hospital operates at different locations in Dubai including Shorooq, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah and Dubai Design District. It is regionally known for advanced medical services. The hospital has 106 private bed capacity and state-of-the-art physical therapy facilities.
Prime Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital and diagnostic centre. It caters to almost 4,000 patients at multiple locations. Mediclinic Welcare Hospital was inaugurated in 1998, it is one of Dubai’s most well-established hospitals at an 8-minute drive from Airport Road Area.
Some nearby areas include the likes of:
- Umm Ramool
- Umm Hurair
- Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City is a popular family-friendly area. It boasts commercial as well as residential properties. Umm Hurair is towards the West. It is a small residential community and is divided into sub-areas.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
Malls are a prime source of shopping and entertainment in Dubai. The city is home to world-renowned malls. Some malls near Airport Road Area include the following
- Dubai Shopping Center
- Dubai Festival City Mall
- City Centre Deira
Dubai Shopping Centre is at an 8-minute drive and has a variety of retail shops. It also boasts a number of cafes and restaurants. Dubai Festival City Mall is 10 minutes away. This mall is home to the only IKEA in the city and a flagship Zara store. There is a cinema and a play area in the mall. City Centre Deira is at a 9-minute drive. It was built in 1995 and spans over 123,028 square metres with over 371 retail stores.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
There is an array of restaurants near Airport Road Area. The list includes likes of
- Eat & Drink Restaurant
- The Century Village
- Denny's - City Centre Deira
Eat & Drink Restaurant offers quality food at a very reasonable price. The restaurant is known to maintain the highest standard of hygiene and cleanness. It has Arabic, Indian and Chinese food. Century Village has a beautiful sitting area in which you can enjoy food while listening to live music. Denny's has a variety of food including burgers, steaks, sandwiches, salads and seafood. The restaurant also offers breakfast. Chili's is an American restaurant with a Southwestern-inspired menu. One can have burgers, margaritas, sizzlers fajitas, Buffalo wings and other fast food items at Chili’s.
BEACHES NEAR AIRPORT ROAD AREA
DFC Beach is at a 9-minute walk. It is a small beach near Airport Road Area where visitors can enjoy some quiet time as the beach is less crowded when compared to other beaches in Dubai. The most popular beach in the city, Jumeirah Beach is 20 minutes away while Al Mamzar Beach is at a 15-minute drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Airport Road Area is surrounded by some key landmarks of Dubai. Those that are worth mentioning include:
- Dubai International Airport
- Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
- Al Garhoud Park
Al Garhoud Park has dedicated children’s play area suitable for kids of age 2 to 12. It has a well-equipped outdoor fitness area. There is a jogging track and a cycling track plus a basketball and a tennis court for sports-lovers. The park also has special facilities for the disabled.
Residents can also visit Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. It is around 15 minutes away from the community. The club has The Championship Course and is considered as a five-star leisure destination in the heart of the city. It boasts a state-of-the-art golf academy and several restaurants.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
To stay fit, residents can go to one of the closely located gyms including these:
- Guru Gym
- Abdul Qader Al Raisi Gym
- Pro Fitness
These gyms are not more than a 5 to 7-minute drive away. There are other gyms at a short distance too such as World Gym, Five Stars Gym, Fitness First and Power Zone Fitness Gym.
For having some me-time, massages and other beauty treatments, ladies can head out to some of these beauty salons and spa centres.
- The Nail Spa
- Chique Beauty & Ladies Spa Centre
- Baby Blue Ladies Beauty Salon
Purple Oyster Ladies Beauty Salon, Vivian Beauty Centre, Mayumy Beauty Lounge and N. Bar Nail Spa & Salon are also less than 8 minutes away. Men can choose from Snaplook Men’s Salon, Special For Men and Amaya Men’s Salon as these are almost 10 minutes away from Airport Road Area.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Airport Road Area is a well-established district with a lot of pros. However, the traffic surge during peak hours can be problematic for frequent travellers.