ABOUT AL BAHIA
Al Bahia community has emerged as the new neighbourhood on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Also identified as New Bahia or Lower Bahia, this low profile community between the E10 and E11 highways is part of Al Shahama. Al Bahia is a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and is conveniently reachable from the Exit 39 bridge. It is a coastal area comprising 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.
- The place is peaceful
- Mangrove plantations along the coastal strips
Being the resident of Al Bahia gives you great benefits in terms of a peaceful lifestyle with scenic beauty, elegant mosques, clusters of retail markets and shops. The long street of government-funded villas is broken by wide sandy areas and patches of green sideways which also add more beauty to the place. Al Bahia has close proximity to many important places in Abu Dhabi. One such place is 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.
PROPERTIES IN AL BAHIA
Properties in Al Bahia are inspired by the Arab culture. Villas have a front yard, a beautiful green garden area and parking space. The ground floor of the villas has enough space to accommodate a huge gathering. The bedrooms are large and are located on the top floor with bathrooms. There is a kitchen with its own pantry and cabinets.
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 places. One may rent a 5 to a 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 cannot 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, but one can use personal vehicles to move around.
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 Baqalas and shops 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 products 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 at a 13-minute drive. You can also visit ADNOC mosque at Al Rahba which also very popular in the area. The community stands in need of more churches as they are not available here. The closest one is the New Life Church near Al Bahia which at a 15-minute drive from Al Bahia. BAPS Hindu Mandir is one of the closest Hindu temple in Al Bahia also located at a 15-minute drive.
SCHOOLS IN AL BAHIA
If you are worried about your child’s education, don't stress out. There are a number of schools in Al Bahia following different curriculums. Aspen Heights British School is new and the most popular school in the area, following the British curriculum. Amity International School which offers quality education with vast options of extra-curricular activities is located at Exit 39. Other popular schools are Al Shahama School, Al Reef Girls School for Basic Education and Yas Kite beach School 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 the most popular clinic. Seha Visa Medical Shahama is another popular clinic that offers diagnostic and treatment services, ambulatory care centres, disease prevention & screening centres, school health services and mobile health clinics. If you need skin treatment, you can also visit the Lumiere Skin Clinic at Deerfield Mall. Emirates Zoo Park pet clinic helps you take care of your lovable pets.
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 Yas Island is on the south. Life at Yas Island is fascinating as the place has several trendy restaurants, hotels, club, as well as many recreational activities. Al Bahia shares its north-western border with Al Rahba which has spacious apartments for rent along with many facilities such as schools, restaurant, and medical centres.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL BAHIA
Residents planning a shopping spree can visit Deerfield Mall located at a 16-minute drive. Deerfield 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. For a more exciting shopping experience, people can visit famous malls in Yas Island.
RESTAURANTS IN AL BAHIA
If you love fine dining and prefer eating delicious meals, you can find plenty of restaurants near Al Bahia. Well-known restaurant chains such as The Cheesecake Factory, McDonald’s and Shakespeare and Co. are a 15-minute drive from Al Bahia. Some casual food outlets for takeaway and dine-in are also located such as Mini Shawarma that serves great wraps and shawarmas. One can also find Texas Roadhouse that serves American steaks and Hardee’s. Al Shahama restaurant offering a wide range of fast food and breakfast options is also nearby.
BEACHES NEAR AL BAHIA
Being a coastal area, there are most luxurious beaches near Al Bahia. Bahya Al Bahar beach is located within the area, but for a more wonderful picnic experience, residents can also visit Yas Island Beach and Al Raha Beach. Yas Beach is known for its clear blue water and white sands where one would love to sunbath. If sunbathing is not your thing, you can also enjoy other watersports such as jet skiing, surfing and paddleboarding.
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 good day out with their family. A visit to the zoo is also a fascinating experience for the kids. Emirate Park Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals. It has an indoor marine zone with twenty-six 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 people can take a quick swim after a hot, exhausting day. There are many gyms such as Body land fitness gym, Ambiance Body Building to look after your health and stay in shape.
Currently, Al Bahia has no community events happening. Few common events such as the summer program for kids take place annually at Bahia Park Library, which is the second best library 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 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 happen every year at the Yas Marina Circuit. You can also visit the Mall of Emirates to enjoy a variety of other entertainment activities and celebrations.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Bahia is a low profile area. But considering the increasing popularity and the amenities being offered to its residents, one must give it a shot. Its close 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