ABOUT AL HUMRAH A
Al Humrah A is a residential sub-community, located in Al Humrah, a quiet community in Umm Al Quwain. It is part of a cluster of subcommunities, which also include Al Humrah B, C and D. It is an area, which is relatively less populated, much like its parent community, which is known to be the least populated among the seven emirates.
Al Humrah A is mostly lined with villas and also has a few apartment buildings. You can find all modern amenities and facilities, such as schools, hospitals and restaurants within close proximity. It is a peaceful and suitable community for families to live in.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Located in Umm Al Quwain
- Features villas and apartment buildings
- Restaurants, schools and hospitals within reach
- 34-minute drive from Sharjah International Airport
Al Humrah A has a homely and comfortable aura around it, which is cherished by its residents. Some of the key features of the community are:
- Wide roads and greenery
- Easy access to E11 highway
- Near the Umm Al Quwain Beach
- Availability of modern amenities
Overall, the sub-community has a nice feel to it and it is also a kid friendly community with a lot of entertainment options for them. You will not find much traffic or congestion and the people are also considerate.
PROPERTIES IN AL HUMRAH A
Al Humrah A is home to the well-known Umm Al Quwain Tower. You can find studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments in Al Humrah A. One can rent a studio for roughly AED 14k, annually or rent a larger 2-bed flat for AED 24k, per annum.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL HUMRAH A
Since the sub-community is less populated, it is not difficult to find parking spaces in Al Humrah A. Each property has one or two parking spaces and there is always a place for guests to park their cars, since the roads are wide and nicely carpeted.
Most people who live in Al Humrah A own their private cars, but transportation in Al Humrah A is not a problem. You can travel 11 minutes to Umm Al Quwain Bus Stop, from where you can board a bus. If you have to travel to Dubai and do not want to drive the entire way, you can drive 36 minutes to Etisalat Metro Station, where you can park your car and take a metro from there. You can also drive to Al Qusais Metro Station, which is 38 minutes away by car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL HUMRAH A
There are dozens of supermarkets near Al Humrah A, which are within walking distance. Happy Grocery and Arafa Store are some of the supermarkets which are in the centre of Al Humrah A. Some of the other supermarkets are Asfar Al Madina Supermarket, Abu Fadil Supermarket and Al Diya Supermarket. You will also find a Carrefour Market nearby, which is one of the most popular and the largest retail store in the UAE.
MOSQUES IN AL HUMRAH A
The best thing about living in this peaceful subcommunity is that you can find a lot of mosques near Al Humrah A. There are mosques spread all over the community, the closest being Masjid Al Tawheed, which is inside Al Humrah A. Other notable mosques are Masjid Zaid Bin Haritha, Masjid Al Falah and Abu Aioub Al Ansari Mosque. You can find 15 different mosques within a driving radius of 7 minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP IN AL HUMRAH A
There are a few churches near Al Humrah A, which are within driving distance of 15 minutes. There is a Church Center 9 minutes away, in the Old Town Area, where Christians congregate for services on Sunday and other special occasions. Beside it is IPC Umm Al Quwain, which is a Pentecostal church. In the Industrial Area, which is 9 minutes, there is Our Lady of Arabia Church.
Since there are no temples in Sharjah, residents go over to Dubai Creek, where they can find various temples. It takes anywhere from 50 minutes to an hour to reach there. Firstly, there is Shiva Temple, which is devoted to Shiva and Krishna. Next to it is ShrinathJi Temple and also Sindhi Gurdarbar, Shree Krishna Haveli and Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir.
For Buddhists, there is Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple, which is 57 minutes away. Sikhs can go to Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, which takes an hour and 7 minutes to reach from Al Humrah A.
SCHOOLS IN AL HUMRAH A
There are many good schools in Al Humrah A, which offer quality education to students of all ages.
For early years, children can attend:
- Al Mualla Kindergarten
- Apple Tree Nursery
- Butterflies Nursery
- Noon Nursery
All the aforementioned schools are within a 5-minute drive. For higher classes, a few of the options are:
- Umm Al Shuhada Primary School
- Al Watan School
- Othman bin Affan School for Adult Education
- Habitat School
These schools have a high standard of education and help develop children into responsible and decent adults. For religious education, residents can send their children to Sheikh Humaid Holy Quran Center, which is 29 minutes away.
For higher education, there are many colleges and universities near Al Humrah A. Emirates Canadian University College, in Al Raas is 5 minutes away from the area and offers degrees and certificates in various leading fields. Also nearby is British Applied College, which offers quality education.
In Al Jerf 1, you can find Ajman University, which enables students to excel in the medical and dental fields. There is also International College of Law, Business Administration & Technology.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL HUMRAH A
You can find a number of clinics and hospitals near Al Humrah A, in case of any medical emergency. Some of the best clinics are:
- Sansaya Clinic
- Thumbay Clinic
- Dr Sinan Eye Clinic
- Hollywood Smile Dental Clinic
Sansaya Clinic is a cosmetic and dental clinic on Al Khor Street and is 4 minutes away from the community. Thumbay Clinic is a popular family clinic, located on King Faisal Street, a distance of 6 minutes. Dr Sinan Eye Clinic is frequented by many people for their eye problems and procedures. Another popular dental clinic is Hollywood Smile Dental Clinic, which is only 7 minutes away by car.
There are also some quality hospitals near Al Humrah A, such as Umm Al Quwain Hospital, which is located in Al Raudah, 7 minutes away. Another good hospital is Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, which is in Al Salamah and takes 14 minutes to reach. Kuwait Hospital, along with some other quality hospitals, is located 25-50 minutes away from Al Humrah A.
Al Humrah A is close to the E11 highway, making it easily accessible from many important locations. There are some prominent communities, such as Al Salamah, Al Aahad and Al Maidan. There are also some entertainment options, such as:
- Star Cinemas
- UAQ National Museum
- Umm Al Quwain Beach
Star Cinemas is only 7 minutes away from Al Humrah A and showcases international movies throughout the year, which you can enjoy with your family and friends. The UAQ National Museum is also, at a distance of 9 minutes and you can view various historical exhibitions over there. Whenever you feel like it, you can take a splash in the clear blue water at Umm Al Quwain Beach, which is only 11 minutes away from Al Humrah A.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL HUMRAH A
There are some popular malls near Al Humrah A, such as:
- China Mall
- Lulu Centre
- Al Haram Store
Al Haram Store is 5 minutes away from Al Humrah A. China Mall is 6 minutes away from the subcommunity and features many international brands. Also 6 minutes away is Lulu Centre, which is a branch of one of the biggest retail stores in the UAE. Lots of residents go there for shopping and leisure.
RESTAURANTS IN AL HUMRAH A
Some quality restaurants near Al Humrah A are:
- Emirates Sea Restaurant (6 min, Arabian)
- Sikkat Beirut (10 min, Lebanese)
- Baith Al Mandi (5 min, Mandi, Arabian, Afghani, Middle Eastern)
Emirates Sea Restaurant is 6 minutes away and offers a fine variety of Arabian cuisine and seafood. To enjoy a wide variety of cuisines, residents can head over to Baith Al Mandi Restaurant, which is 5 minutes away and offers Mandi, Arabian, Afghani and Middle Eastern food. 10 minutes away is Sikkat Beirut, which serves Lebanese dishes.
These are also some fast food joints nearby, such as KFC, which is only 5 minutes. Burger King is located nearby and takes 4 minutes to reach. Also nearby is Pizza Hut and Subway.
People who like to talk over coffee can head over to Starbucks, which is just 4 minutes away. They can also check out Caffeine Espresso Bar or Mister Baker in Al Salamah.
BEACHES NEAR AL HUMRAH A
You can find a number of beaches near Al Humrah A and this is one of the privileges of living here. You have an instant picnic at your disposal. The most popular beach is Umm Al Quwain Beach, which is 11 minutes away and offers a number of options for recreation and leisure. The closest beach is Sunset Beach, a distance of 6 minutes. Other nearby beaches include Mangrove Beach and Khor Al Beidah. You can also find beach resorts and hotels near these beaches.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some notable landmarks near Al Humrah A include:
- Dreamland Aqua Park
- Umm Al Quwain Fort
- UAQ Marine Club
- Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Dreamland Aqua Park is 24 minutes away and features numerous water-based activities and rides for families, especially children. Umm Al Quwain Fort, also known as Al Ali Fort, was built in 1768 and was used as the centre of government until 1969. It was opened for the public in 2000 and the Umm Al Quwain National Museum was established for the public.
UAQ Marine Club is 6 minutes away and is your go-to place for water sports such as water skiing, canoeing or windsurfing. There are also other activities such as fishing or houseboat tours. The most iconic landmark near Al Humrah A is Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is a beautiful monument located only 6 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents of Al Humrah A have numerous outdoor activities to enjoy, such as watersports and houseboat tours at the UAQ Marine Club. They also have adventure activities, such as zip lining, archery, wall climbing and survival skills. There are also a couple of parks, where residents can go for fresh air and walking or jogging. The closest park is H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Park, which is 6 minutes away.
People who like to indulge in sport activities can go to Al Arabi Sports and Cultural Club, 7 minutes away and Sheikh Zayed Park Football Pitch, which is 4 minutes away. The Ajman Sports Club is 29 minutes far from home and offers a variety of sports activities.
People who like to stay fit can find a couple of gymnasiums nearby, the closest and best being 24 GYM, which is 7 minutes away. There is a Beach Public Gym where you can work out while watching the waves. There are also separate gyms for ladies, such as Ladies Fitness and Massage, 9 minutes away.
There are also some beauty salons near Al Humrah A, such as:
- JORIYA Beauty Saloon
- Lamis Beauty Centre
JORIYA Beauty Saloon is inside Al Humrah A and offers a range of beauty services for women. Also nearby is Lamis Beauty Centre, which have talented beauticians.
There are also some spas near Al Humrah A, such as Liebe Spa, which is a minute’s drive away. Also nearby are Imar Spa and Eva Spa. Men can go to Oasis Saloon or Wajid Saloon for grooming services. All of these salons are 4-5 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Humrah A is a pleasant subcommunity to live in, but you will need to have your own car, because there are not many public transport options around. Otherwise, there are many privileges and facilities which you can cherish if you live in Al Humrah A.