ABOUT AL AZRA
Located near the Ajman-Sharjah border, Al Azra is a residential community in the emirate of Sharjah. The community is positioned away from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, being close to the periphery of the city does not disconnect it from the fast-paced areas of the emirate. The locality is home to luxurious houses and is a hub for several educational centres.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers sleek and luxurious residential units with modern amenities
- Home to a few of the most prestigious schools in Sharjah
- Close access to the emirate of Ajman
- Quick and easy access to everyday necessities
Al Azra is a family-oriented community, boasting a range of luxurious villas with several facilities. The residential properties in Al Azra offer lots of living space and a number of amenities to its occupants. The area is also known for being home to a number of schools, which form a cluster at the northern side of the neighbourhood. The family-friendly area of Al Azra provides a peaceful lifestyle to its residents. Lying close to the border of Sharjah, residents can also easily commute to Ajman from Al Azra.
Sandwiched between Al Ramtha and Al Ghafia, Al Azra's key location appeals to many residents. Many amenities in the nearby areas are also a short drive away.
PROPERTIES IN AL AZRA
Al Azra is home to a wide range of luxurious villas. Along with appealing exteriors, the villas come with numerous amenities to make the lifestyle of the residents much more convenient.
The freehold villas in Al Azra are designed with various configurations. Ranging from 3-bedroom to 8-bedroom villas, investors can choose from varying plot sizes and floor plans. The price for a 5-bedroom villa starts at AED 2.3M increasing up to AED 2.4M, while larger 8-bedroom villas can be purchased for an average of AED 3.2M.
Those looking to rent a villa in Al Azra have various choices. Ranging from 6,000 sq.ft. to 10,000 sq.ft., rental prices for 5-bedroom villas in the community average at AED 100k per annum. On the other hand, families looking for even larger homes can go for an 8-bedroom villa, the rents for which average at AED 120k yearly.
Many villas in the community are anchored with open areas and pleasant gardens. There are ample spaces for covered car parking in the houses; which is great for families who have more than one vehicle. Along with easy access to the facilities around, most of the villas are designed with several amenities such as a maid's room with attached bathroom, sizeable swimming pools, attached wardrobes, spacious kitchens and multiple living areas.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL AZRA
The villas in Al Azra come with parking spaces, residents do not have to worry about finding parking. Many of the villas have parking spaces for more than one car as well, which is a great benefit when guests come over to a household with more than one vehicle.
As for public transport; residents can take Bus E400, which passes through the community. Since transport is not readily available, most residents prefer to use their own vehicles. On the other hand, residents can always use taxis to get around, however, these are hard to find in the neighbourhood.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL AZRA
For household essentials, there are a few supermarkets near Al Azra. Located in the neighbouring community of Al Ghafia; Al Doha Supermarket and Rashma Supermarket are 5 minutes from the community. There are several smaller grocery stores dotted around the area as well for daily necessities.
The closest hypermarket is Lulu Hypermarket in Al Hazannah, roughly 10 minutes away from Al Azra.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL AZRA
No residential community in Sharjah is complete without a mosque. Likewise, there are a few mosques in Al Azra such as Abdulrahman Ibn Abi Bakr Mosque, Utba Ibn Abu Sufyan Mosque, Sofyan Ibn Oyaynah Mosque and others.
Churchgoers would not have to travel far either as there is a cluster of churches near Al Azra, located 10 to 12 minutes away in Al Yarmook. Residents can visit St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church, St. Martin Anglican Church and numerous others.
Hindu and Sikh residents will have to travel to the Bur Dubai area in Dubai. Here they will find the Shiva Temple, Shree Krishna Haveli and ShrinathJi Temple. The
Sikh Gurudwara and the Sindhi Gurdarbar are also located here. These religious places of worship lie at a 35 to 40-minute distance from the residents of Al Azra.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AL AZRA
Al Azra is home to a few of the best schools in Sharjah, which is an enticing benefit for parents moving to the area. Based on the British curriculum, Victoria English School is one of the schools in Al Azra, hosting both expatriates and local children. The school is multi-cultural in nature, offering Arabic language classes for all students and Islamic studies for Muslim pupils. The educational centre is run in accordance with the terms set by the UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE).
American curriculum schools in the area are Al Resalah International School of Science, Taryam American Private School, Al Itqan American School and Dawha School. Indian curriculum schools in Al Azra include Leaders Private School, The Indian Academy Sharjah, Indian Excellent Private School and New Indian Model School.
In addition to these; Al Khaleej International Private School, The Modern American International School, Springdale Indian School, School of Knowledge and a few others are situated within Al Azra.
The closest universities to Al Azra are City University College of Ajman, Preston University and Cromwell UK International College, all of which are located 10 to 14 minutes away. Apart from these, the educational hub: University City Sharjah can be reached within 16 to 20 minutes.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN AL AZRA
There are several clinics which the residents have easy access to. Offering medical specialities, The Garden Dermatology Clinic, National Center of Modern Medicine, Dallas Medical Center and Al Sarraf Medical Clinic are 5 to 10 minutes from Al Azra.
Residents can find numerous hospitals near Al Azra. Providing premium healthcare to its patients, Kuwait Hospital is an 8-minute drive away from the community. The hospital has a wide range of services. Adhering to excellent standards, the hospital boasts state-of-the-art medical equipment. Apart from this, Al Qassimi Hospital and Burjeel Hospital Sharjah can also be conveniently reached within a matter of 10 minutes.
Al Azra shares its border with Al Ghafia, Al Jazzat, Al Falaj and Al Ramtha. The community is also close to Ajman which can be conveniently reached via Al Ittihad Street.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL AZRA
There are several malls near Al Azra. Located a mere 6 minutes away, Al Shaab Village is a vibrant shopping mall with unique offerings for the nearby residents. The shopping centre features over 250 stores, including trendy brands, international chains and other regional stores. Not only this, but the centre is also anchored with an ice-skating rink, a food court, indoor games area, an outdoor amusement park and a cinema.
The shopping destination of Matajer Al Quoz is an 8-minute drive from Al Azra. The community shopping centre has 17 stores including a few pharmacies, beauty stores, jewellery stores, gadget shops and a Carrefour Hypermarket. The mall also has a few dining options as well, for shoppers to savour delicious items after a shopping spree.
RESTAURANTS IN AL AZRA
There are a few restaurants in Al Azra. However, residents can find a wider range of options in nearby areas. There are a few quaint eateries in the community serving traditional menus such as Al Aseel Public Kitchen and Shams Al Aseel Cafeteria. Popular among residents, Caesars Restaurant is located in Al Shaab Village Mall, offering different pastry items.
Many people also head to Al Muntazah Street for dining in a warm and welcoming environment. Serving authentic Lebanese cuisine, Arjwan is much-visited by the food lovers. Apart from this, Asian restaurant Marasea, European eatery Al Qubtan and dessert shop Waffee Street are also quite famous.
BEACHES NEAR AL AZRA
When looking for a family beach holiday or a tranquil getaway, Sharjah Beach is a popular choice. Located at a 12-minute drive away, it is one of the beaches near Al Azra. Sharjah Beach is perfect to relax in peace while enjoying the crystal clear ocean waves. Although the beach is a peaceful retreat as it is, there are plans to build a seafront promenade and to add more parking spaces at the beach in the near future.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Azra is about 7 minutes from Cultural Square, also known as Book Roundabout. Established by Sharjah Municipality and designed by a European sculptor Carlos Marinas Rubias, this landmark exhibits a 15-meter high sculpture of an open book which is perceived to be the Holy Quran. Around the roundabout are key locations of Sharjah, such as Sharjah Public Library, the Cultural Palace and the office of the Ruler of Sharjah. Built with traditional Islamic architecture, Cultural Palace is the epitome of intricate artistry. The stunning landmark hosts a number of events every now and then.
Located five to 10 minutes from the community, Al Ramtha Park attracts numerous people every day. The park is a great spot for family picnics and has a few rides for children. Many people from nearby areas come to the park for a quick retreat after a tiring day.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Having vast green spaces, the community park named Al Azra Park is located right at the centre of Al Azra. As it is centrally located many residents visit the park to spend quality time with family and friends.
Women residing in Al Azra have convenient access to gyms such as Al Hayat Ladies Fitness and the National Centre for Ladies Fitness, which can be reached within a few minutes. Fitness enthusiasts can go to Al Adhalat Gym and Wanderers Club, located 10 to 12 minutes away. When it comes to salons, Lebanese French Beauty Center, Secret Elegance Beauty Center and Vanilla Beauty Center are within quick reach.
There are currently no community events in Al Azra. However, residents can find a number of options in the nearby areas. Located 7 minutes away, Cultural Palace hosts multiple events and music shows scheduled throughout the year. Al Ramtha Park is also known to organise family-friendly community events which residents can participate in to promote community spirit.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Azra is a safe residential community. The area offers a modern lifestyle with the provision of stunning villas. It is also home to various schools and other facilities. However, people who want accommodation amidst the bustling centre of the emirate might have to look for residences in other areas.
- The emirate of Ajman is a short 10-minute drive away
- Sharjah Beach is located a 12-minute drive away
- Sharjah International Airport is 14 minutes away
- 17 minutes to University City