ABOUT AL BAHIA
The Al Bahia community is located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Also identified as New Bahia or Lower Bahia, this low profile community is near the Al Shahama area.
Al Bahia is a 10-minute drive away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and is conveniently reachable from the Abu Dhabi - Al Shahama Road. It is a coastal area composed of mangrove plantations along the coastal strip with spacious apartments and peaceful streets.
IN A NUTSHELL
- An emerging, popular neighbourhood on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi
- Spacious villas and apartments inspired by the Arabian heritage
- There are plenty of parking spaces, 24/7 security and maintenance
- The area is surrounded by many famous restaurants, schools and hospitals.
- Mangrove plantations along the coastal strips
Being a resident of Al Bahia gives you many benefits in terms of a peaceful lifestyle with scenic views, elegant mosques and a cluster of retail markets and shops. The long street of villas is broken by wide sandy areas and patches of green sideways which also add more beauty to the place.
Al Bahia lies in proximity to many important places in Abu Dhabi. One such place is the development of Al Raha, which is a residential area with many apartments available for rent. Residents can also find some well-known retail stores such as Carrefour hypermarket and medical centres in Al Raha.
PROPERTIES IN AL BAHIA
Properties in Al Bahia feature Arabic designs in their architecture. Villas have a front yard, a beautiful green garden area and parking spaces. Apartments are spacious and boast modern amenities.
Currently, there are only a few properties available in Al Bahia. Since the community is gaining popularity, it has the potential to become one of the most populated residential areas. One may rent a 5 to 7-bedroom villa in Al Bahia for AED 105k to AED 160k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL BAHIA
The community, overall, is spacious therefore one will not face a problem while finding parking spaces in Al Bahia. Villa owners get their own parking spaces outside the houses while the apartment owners get covered car parking within their buildings.
You can use public transport in Al Bahia by taking Bus 225. The closest bus station is located at Al Rahba Hospital. Taxis might be hard to find and using personal vehicles to get around is preferred.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Al Bahia offers many amenities and facilities to its residents.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL BAHIA
The go-to grocery shopping destinations are the nearby shops and small grocery stores inside the community. For bulk grocery shopping, residents can visit popular supermarkets near Al Bahia such as Baniyas Green Grocery and SPAR Express. Carrefour Hypermarket is also located in Old Al Bahia where all your grocery, home decor, electronics and beauty needs will be met.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL BAHIA
There are many community mosques in Al Bahia. Al Bahia Mosque is located at a 7-minute drive while Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Mosque is located 13 minutes away. You can also visit ADNOC mosque in Al Rahba which is popular in the area.
Churches close to the area include New Life Church near Al Bahia which is at a 15-minute drive from Al Bahia. The first Hindu temple will be 15 minutes from Al Bahia when it is complete. Currently, residents can visit the Hindu temples in Bur Dubai.
SCHOOLS IN AL BAHIA
If you are worried about your child’s education, there are a number of schools in Al Bahia following different curriculums. Aspen Heights British School is the most popular school in the area, following the British curriculum. Amity International School offers quality education with vast options for extra-curricular activities.
Other popular schools are Al Shahama School, Al Basma School, Al Reef Girls School for Basic Education located at an approximately 15-minute drive from Al Bahia.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL BAHIA
Healthcare needs of residents are taken care of as there are many clinics and hospitals in Al Bahia. Tabarak Medical Poly Clinic in Shahama is a reputable clinic. SEHA Al Bahia Healthcare Center is another popular clinic that offers medical diagnostic and treatment services.
Other clinics in Al Bahia include Boulevard Medical Center, Al Sabah Medical Clinic and Tabarak Medical Poly Clinic. Those with pets can visit Emirates Zoo Park pet clinic.
The closest hospital is Al Rahba Hospital in Al Rahba. It is approximately 10 minutes away from Al Bahia.
New Shahama, the well-developed residential area is on the eastern side of Al Bahia. It has various amenities such as mosques, medical clinics, schools and restaurants. The popular tourist destination Yas Island is on the south. Life at Yas Island is vibrant as the location has several trendy restaurants, hotels, clubs, as well as recreational activities. Al Bahia shares its north-western border with Al Rahba which has spacious apartments for rent along with many facilities.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL BAHIA
Residents planning a shopping spree can visit Deerfields Mall located at a 16-minute drive. Deerfields Mall is a complete shopping and lifestyle destination. It features hundreds of retail and dining options to suit your taste.
Another popular mall near Al Bahia is Green Mart located in Al Shahama old. It is a traditional market, it might not be as big as conventional malls but there are many unique products sold here. For a more exciting shopping experience, people can visit Yas Mall on Yas Island.
RESTAURANTS IN AL BAHIA
If you love fine dining, you can find plenty of restaurants near Al Bahia. Well-known restaurant chains such as The Cheesecake Factory, Texas Roadhouse and Shakespeare and Co. are a 15-minute drive from Al Bahia. Fast food options in Al Bahia include Hardee's, KFC and McDonald's.
Some casual food outlets for takeaway and dine-in consist of Mini Shawarma, Aldar Restaurant and Qasr Al Torath Restaurant. Al Shahama restaurant offering a wide range of fast food and breakfast options is also located nearby.
BEACHES NEAR AL BAHIA
As it is close to the coastal areas of Abu Dhabi, there are luxurious beaches near Al Bahia. Yas Beach is known for its clear blue water and white sands where one would love to sunbathe. If sunbathing is not your thing, you can also enjoy other watersports such as jet skiing, surfing and paddleboarding. It is the closest public beach to Al Bahia.
Al Raha Beach is also close to Al Bahia but it requires paid admission as it is part of the Al Raha Beach hotel. A'l Bahar is a family-friendly part of Abu Dhabi Corniche, it is the most popular beach in Abu Dhabi. A'l Bahar is located 30 minutes away from Al Bahia.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Because the area is remotely located, one might comprehend that life here would be dull, but that’s not true. In fact, the nightlife at Al Bahia is very exciting because of its closeness to Yas Island which is only at an 18-minute drive from here.
People also visit Emirates Park Zoo to have a memorable day out. A visit to the zoo is also a fascinating experience for children. Emirates Park Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals. It has an indoor marine zone with 26 saltwater tanks, playgrounds and gaming zones all combined together to make a perfect leisure activity for families.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Most outdoor activities involve the beach. There are many public swimming pools within the community where residents can take a quick swim after a hot, exhausting day.
There are many gyms such as Body Land Fitness Gym and Ambiance Body Building to look after your health and stay in shape. For a pampering session, ladies can head to NStyle Beauty Lounge, Bedashing Beauty Lounge and Baseline Beauty Salon in the Deerfields Mall. Gents can head to Super Oasis Gents Spa and Saloon in Old Shahama.
Currently, Al Bahia has no community events taking place for residents. A few events such as the summer program for kids takes place annually at Bahia Park Library, which is one of the best public libraries in Abu Dhabi. The summer program has many activities mostly involving reading, learning new languages and art workshops. For more events, the residents of Al Bahia can visit Yas Island as it is the hub of all entertainment activities.
Yas Island hosts many entertainment events such as musical gigs, theatre performances and much more. Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the most popular events that happens every year at the Yas Marina Circuit.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Bahia is a quiet area but it is increasing in popularity and in the amenities offered to its residents. Its proximity to many international schools, medical clinics, some well-known restaurants and supermarkets makes it a suitable place to live in. If you value a peaceful lifestyle and dream of living close to the sea, Al Bahia is ideal for you.
- It is a low profile community between the E10 and E11 highways
- Part of Al Shahama community
- Al Bahia is a 10-minute drive away from Abu Dhabi International Airport
- It is conveniently reachable from the Exit 39 bridge