ABOUT AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Al Bustan is one of the oldest residential areas of Ajman. Located right beside Ajman Free Zone, it is one of the busiest and most densely populated areas in the emirate. One can find several government offices, residential towers and commercial offices in Al Bustan. It is one of the most popular areas in Ajman for buying and renting properties according to Bayut.com's Market Report for Ajman 2018.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A popular area in Ajman for buying and renting apartments and villas
- Located near the coastline and the Ajman Free Zone.
- Amenities like schools, hospitals, restaurants and supermarkets are present in the area.
- Home to Ajman Municipality, Central Post Office, Bloomington Academy and Al Madinah Comprehensive Police Station.
Al Bustan is a mix of residential and commercial buildings. It provides a view of newly developed high-rise buildings on one side and old-fashioned homes on the other. It is located close to business hubs, beaches and other vibrant areas of the city, Al Bustan provides a highly urbanised neighbourhood. The populace is diverse much like the rest of the UAE. People from different nationalities, religions and ethnicities live and work together in harmony giving the area a multicultural feel.
PROPERTIES IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Al Bustan offers an assortment of residential and commercial properties. The area is among the most preferred ones in the city for renting apartments and villas. It has residential buildings and villas that are highly popular among residents looking for luxurious and affordable residences in the city.
Al Bustan is a highly urbanised vicinity, with large residential complexes offering luxurious apartments and many facilities including parking spaces, security systems and children’s play areas. The most popular residential building in Al Bustan as per Bayut.com user searches is Orient Tower. It is a massive project with 4 towers each having more than 20 floors. Other top buildings in the area are Etihad Tower Ajman Corniche and Bin Hamoodah Tower.
The apartments available for rent in Al Bustan include studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. The annual rent for apartments ranges from AED 18k to AED 38k, per year. The most popular bed type is the 1-bedroom apartment for rent in Al Bustan, priced at an average of AED 24k. Residential villas in Al Bustan can be rented for AED 28k to AED 160k. Villas are available in 2 to 8-bedroom configurations.
Al Bustan is one of the areas in Ajman that offers freehold properties to expats. The prices for purchasing residential properties are quite reasonable given the fact that it is close to the free zone and industrial area.
The prices for purchasing an apartment varies between AED 300k and AED 800k depending on the size, number of rooms and facilities in the apartment. Those looking to purchase a 1-bedroom apartment in Al Bustan can expect to spend an average of AED 519k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Residents of Al Bustan, Ajman find that parking is not an issue. Apartments and villas offer dedicated parking spots to residents. Moreover, the commercial buildings also have ample parking spaces to cater to the needs of office owners, workers and visitors. There is also a large parking lot near Al Madinah Comprehensive Police Station.
Residents with their own vehicles will find it easy to get around. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street makes up the eastern border of Al Bustan and connects directly to the highway, Al Ittihad Street (E11).
People depending on public transport can find that there are many bus stops dotted along the area. The buses that stop here connect to other parts of Ajman and the E400 bus connects directly to the emirate of Dubai. Taxis are also easily available towards the main road near the commercial towers.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
There are a few supermarkets in Al Bustan. Residents can head to Rabie Al Madina Supermarket, Good Luck Supermarket and Apsara Supermarket. There is also a branch of the large Lulu Hypermarket, next to the Ajman Municipality buildings.
There are more than a dozen supermarkets scattered across the area for the people to fulfil their grocery needs. From every corner of Al Bustan, people will be able to locate a supermarket nearby.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
There are many small and large mosques in Al Bustan for followers of the Islamic faith. The famous mosques include Abdullah Bin Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, Bin Jaber Mosque, Al Hamrani Masjid and Imam Shafi’í Mosque.
The nearest church is the Winners Chapel International, located in Al Rashidiya, Ajman. It is at a distance of 8 minutes. There are a number of other churches in Al Yarmook area of Sharjah just 20 minutes away including St. Martins Anglican Church, Russian Orthodox Church and Church of God.
Hindu residents will have to travel to the emirate of Dubai to visit a Hindu temple. The journery from Al Bustan to the Bur Dubai area takes roughly 40 minutes. In the Bur Dubai district, residents can visit the Shiva and Krishna Temples. Members of the Sikh community can travel to the Gurudwara Al Aweer, also in Dubai, under 30 minutes away.
SCHOOLS IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Residents of Al Bustan have plenty of quality education options for their children. The only nursery in the area is Bluebells Nursery, which is one of the top-rated nurseries in Ajman. Other nearby options include Kidszee Nursery, Wonderkids Nursery and Big Ben English Nursery.
For primary and high schools, there are several options in Al Bustan and its surrounding areas. One can also find some of the best schools in the city including The Bloomington Academy, Taiba Primary School and National Charity School. The neighbouring areas of Al Nakhil and Al Rashidiya also have top rated schools that are close by.
University options in the emirate include City University College of Ajman and Cromwell International College, 20 minutes away. Gulf Medical University and Ajman University are 15 minutes away. University City Sharjah is 20 minutes away as well. It is home to the reputed American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah and Skyline University College
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Healthcare facilities are abundant in Al Bustan. Residents will hardly have to leave the area to look for reputable medical services. The clinics and medical centres are spread throughout the area. The Al Rukn Medical Centre, Advanced Medical Centre, Masfoot Medical Centre, Al Shifa Medical Specialist Clinic and Al Ahalia Medical Centre are a few of the quality options available in the vicinity. There is one hospital in Al Bustan, Amina Hospital. It is one of the top-rated and most advanced hospitals in Ajman.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Al Bustan provides a perfect lifestyle for its residents with a plethora of entertainment and leisure opportunities. The malls, restaurants, parks and cinemas nearby ensure that you will have many entertainment options.
MALLS IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
Residents can find the K.M Trading mall next to the Lulu Hypermart and Dream Sea Shopping Centre. Both of these are small malls in Al Bustan that offer a few retail and dining options.
The largest mall near Al Bustan is the Dana Mall. Located in the neighbouring area of Al Rashidiya, Dana Mall has three floors full of high-end and pocket-friendly retail outlets. It is also has a supermarket and a large food court. It is a perfect place to visit whether you need to shop, buy groceries, dine out or just spend a couple of hours pleasantly. Dana Mall is less than 10 minutes away.
The Galleria Mall, located in Ajman Industrial is another great option. It has a wide collection of shopping outlets, food courts and a play area for children. Other nearby malls less than 20 minutes away from Al Bustan include Safeer Mall, Grand Centrale Mall and Ajman China Mall.
RESTAURANTS IN AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
One can find several restaurants in Al Bustan. Most of them are casual dining restaurants that offer Indian, Pakistani or Arabian cuisine. Some popular restaurants in the area include Marmom, Al Jadeed Restaurant, Swami Bhavan, China Town, Lebanese Flower and Al Laziz Restaurant.
Fine dining establishments will be found as part of the hotels on Ajman Corniche. Italian restaurant Sabella’s and Indian restaurant Bukhara in the Ajman Hotel in the Ajman Hotel are popular options.
The corniche is also where you’ll find most of Ajman’s nightlife. Popular bars and lounges include Zanzi Bar, The Sports Bar and Blazon Lounge.
BEACHES NEAR AL BUSTAN, AJMAN
A trip to the beach is always fun in the warm Ajman weather. The finest beach of the city, Ajman Beach, is simply a 6-minute drive. Ajman Beach provides plenty of fun options with beach-side activities like volleyball and swimming. There are also some great dining options close to Ajman Beach including Sultan Saray, Al Roof, KFC and Outside Inn.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Visiting Ajman Museum is an integral part of things to do in Ajman checklist. Originally a fort, it was turned into a museum in 1970 and provides an insight into Ajman’s history and culture. It has many cultural attractions like ancient pottery demonstrations, weapons of war and irrigation system models.
Another important landmark in the area is Souk Saleh. Souks are the traditional Arab markets and an important aspect of the Emirati traditions. Although there are many malls and shopping centres in the region now, the souks have still held on to their cultural importance and attract many shoppers. The Souk Saleh is one of the most popular souks in the city and provide a traditional retail space along with the benefits of its recent modernisation. There are shops selling Emirati garments such as abayas and kunduras as well as jewellery, clothes and other accessories.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Rashidiya Park for Families and Children is perfect for those residents who like to spend time enjoying the outdoors. It has walking tracks, playing areas for children and small restaurants making it just the perfect place to take your kids after school for some leisure time. Rashidiya Park is located just 10 minutes away from Al Bustan and is one of the best public parks in Ajman.
There are also plenty of gyms in and around Al Bustan. The most popular one located within Al Bustan is Al Reem Body and Fitness Gym located on Badr Road. Other popular gyms that residents of Al Bustan can join are Zilina Fitness Gym, Al Mass Body Fitness and CrossFit Sand Warriors Gym, they are located in neighbouring areas of Al Bustan. Residents can also benefit from the presence of spas in the vicinity. Most popular spas in the area include Magic Hand Spa and Al Shifa Spa International. There are also plenty of salons for men and women including Rizwana Salon, Madrid Salon and S&M Salon.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Bustan, Ajman is a great area for both residential and commercial purposes. Due to the many commercial and governmental offices in the area, the flow of traffic from other parts of the city can make it a bit crowded in the daytime.
- Located right beside Ajman Free Zone
- Other neighbouring areas include Al Nakhil, Al Rashidiya and Al Owan.
- The City Centre Ajman is approximately 7 km away whereas Ajman Beach is just 5 km away.
- Ajman Museum is just opposite Al Bustan