ABOUT AL JURAINA
Al Juraina is a residential community adjacent to the University City of Sharjah. It lies in proximity to Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone). The community is made up of wide-open spaces, large villas, apartment buildings, malls, restaurants and other community amenities.
The community consists of four sub-communities namely Al Juraina 1, Al Juraina 2, Al Juraina 3 and Al Juraina 4. The southern portion of Al Juraina includes Maliha Road, which separates it from Industrial Area 18. The E88 highway separates Al Juraina from the SAIF Zone on the northern side.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Residential community adjacent to University City in Sharjah
- Made up of Al Juraina 1, Al Juraina 2, Al Juraina 3 and Al Juraina 4
- Consists of expansive villas and low-rise apartment buildings
- Home to malls Matajer Al Juraina and Zero 6 Mall
- Houses landmarks such as the House of Wisdom
- Only 10 minutes away from the city of Dubai
Al Juraina includes a mix of apartment buildings and villas with spacious layouts. Residents can find amenities including restaurants, mosques, supermarkets, retail outlets and even old homes within their disposal. The nearby communities have schools, universities and institutes as well for those with children. The community lies only 10 minutes away from E311, which is one of the main highways of the UAE.
Moreover, Al Juraina is also home to the Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, which is a government established by Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi. The centre is a prominent venue for social and corporate events including exhibitions, conferences, meetings and weddings. Covering a total of 5,127 sq. m., it is the largest centre in the Northern Emirates. It was launched in 2013 and can accommodate up to 3,000 standing guests at a time.
Points of interest in the community are:
- Different types of residential properties
- Communal living amidst greenery
- Easy access to community amenities
PROPERTIES IN AL JURAINA
Properties in Al Juraina include apartments and massive villas. Apartments in Al Juraina come in 1-bed and 2-bed configurations. The floor area of 1-bed units ranges between 920 sq. ft. and 1,000 sq. ft. while 2-bedroom apartments cover a floor area from 1,400 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft.
Villas in the community are colossal and feature large compounds with landscaped gardens. The built-up areas of the villas starts from 5,000 sq. ft. for the smallest villa and goes up to 30,000 sq. ft. Every villa has bedrooms with attached bathrooms, spacious living and dining areas, a Majlis, a garage and two storeys.
The entrance of the villas resembles that of an estate with huge and elegantly designed gates. Almost every bedroom has a balcony overlooking the villa compound. Some of the villa compounds have gazebos too. You can find villas in different configurations here, starting from 3-bed types and going up to 12-bedroom villas.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL JURAINA
You can rent a property in Al Juraina by taking reference from the listed rental trends.
- The rent of 1-bedroom apartments ranges between AED 19K and AED 34K yearly.
- 2-bedroom apartments can be rented for anywhere between AED 44K and AED 45K.
- You can rent a 3-bed villa for an average annual rent of AED 55K. The rent of 4-bed and 5-bed villas starts from AED 110K and goes up to AED 180K yearly.
SALE TRENDS IN AL JURAINA
For buying a villa in Al Juraina, you can expect to spend around AED 1M for a 5-bed villa whereas an 11-bed villa will cost you around AED 9M.
HOTELS NEAR AL JURAINA
Sharjah International Airport Hotel and Centro Sharjah are the closest hotels near Al Juraina. Both of these are located in proximity to Sharjah International Airport and can be reached within a 10-minute drive.
Other luxury and renowned hotels in Sharjah, such as Radisson Blu Resort and Sheraton Sharjah, lie within the central areas of the city and towards the coastal side. These require a minimum of a 15-minute drive.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING IN AL JURAINA
Finding spaces for parking in Al Juraina is not a cause for worry, since the community has wide-open spaces available on the street. Residents of apartment buildings receive ground or basement parking while those living in villas can park multiple vehicles in their compounds.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR AL JURAINA
Those interested in travelling by public transport in Sharjah can find an array of bus stops in the community, servicing different routes in the city.
Bus stops catering to Route 14 include three Suburb Road Bus Stop, Noaf Maliha Road Bus Stop, Suburb Road Mosque Bus Stop and Old People Home Bus Stop.
Route 15 can be boarded at Sharjah Cooperative Society A and B Bus Stop, Sharjah Airport Road A and Sharjah Airport Area C as well as Airport Terminal Street Bus Stop. Other bus stops catering to the same route are University South Exit Bus Stop, Tariam Square Mosque Bus Stop and University Road, Muwaileh Camp Road Area Bus Stop.
Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Training Institute Bus Stop and Noaf Airport Road Interchange Bus Stop are located on Maliha Road and cater to Route E316 and Route 77.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL JURAINA
Residents will be able to fulfil their grocery shopping with ease, since there are many well-known supermarkets in and near Al Juraina. These include:
- Carrefour Hypermarket – Matajer Al Juraina Mall
- Spinneys Supermarket – Zero 6 Mall
- ADNOC Oasis – 86, Al Dhaid Road
- Al Thouq Al Rafiee Grocery – 14/1, 62 Street
- FreshPlus Supermarket – 1b, 28 Street, Al Gharayen
- Sharjah Cooperative Society – M14, University 1 Interchange Street, University City
Almost all of these supermarkets are amongst the best supermarkets in Sharjah. You can buy a wide range of these items from these stores and hypermarkets, under affordable pricing and promotions.
MOSQUES NEAR AL JURAINA
One can find a number of mosques in Al Juraina for everyday prayers. These include:
- Omran Ibn Al Husain Mosque – 9/2, 54 Street
- Al Salaf Al Saleh – 34/1, 131 Street
- Masjid Al Abrar – 13, Tarif Street
- Al Hassan Al Basri – 28, Al Ahmady Street
- Al Emam Al Nisa’ei – 2, Rawdateen Street
- Haritha Ibn Suraqah – 12/1, Al Fhehel Street
- Alarqam Ibn Abi Alarqam – 12/10, 129 Street
- Um Aldarda’a – 2, 41 Street
- Rafe’I Ibn Yazeed Al Ansari – 12, 62 Street
- Amr Ibn Al Jamouh – 1, 37x Street
- Al Az Bin Abdul Salam – 15, 39 Street
- Fatima Al Asad – 13, 22 Street
- Shuhada Alquwwat Almusalaha – 15, 2 Street
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL JURAINA
Sharjah has a number of churches to cater to the Christian community in the city. These churches in Sharjah are concentrated in Al Yarmook and require a drive of around 16 minutes. In totality, these churches near Al Juraina are:
- Russian Orthodox Church – Al Dhahak Bin Harethah St – 26th St, Al Yarmook
- St. Martin’s Anglican Church – Al Dhahak Bin Harethah St – 26th St, Al Yarmook
- Grace Evangelical Church – St. Luke’s Hall in St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Al Yarmook
- St. Michael’s Catholic Church – 15 Abdullah Bin Anees St-21st St, Al Yarmook
- Church of Virgin Mary & Egyptian Coptic Orthodox – Behind Ministry of Labour, Yarmook St., Al Yarmook
- Mar Thoma Church Sharjah – 15, Abdullah Bin Anees Street
Sikhs will have to bear with a drive of around 45 minutes to reach Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara, the largest gurudwara in the Gulf Region.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL JURAINA
Many of Sharjah’s best schools are located in the neighbouring communities, such as:
- Australian International School
- Sharjah English School
- Sharjah Ambassador School
- Al Wahda Private School
Australian International School (AIS) is a private co-ed school that offers Australian curriculum. Classes here are available from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Grade 12. Subjects mandated by the Ministry of Education (MOE) such as Islamic Studies, Social Studies and Arabic are also taught here.
Sharjah English School follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Established in 1974, the school offers classes from Foundation Stage (FS 1 and FS 2) to Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13).
Sharjah Ambassador School (SAS) or Sharjah Ambassador Indian School was established in 2016. From Foundation Stage to Kindergarten, students are taught based on the UK curriculum. For the primary and secondary sections, the school follows the guidelines and curriculum of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Al Wahda Private School operates under Athena Education and was established in 2004. It consists of classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12 based on the American curriculum. The students here can appear for TOEFL and SAT examinations at the end of their high school careers. It is accredited by the National Curriculum Authority (NCA) and ranks amongst the best American schools in Sharjah.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL JURAINA
Within Al Juraina, you will find a branch of Prime Medical Centre in Zero 6 Mall. The multi-specialty medical centre offers a wide range of diagnostic services and personalised care in various areas of medicine.
Other clinics and hospitals near Al Juraina are available in the nearby areas, such as:
- University Hospital Sharjah – M32, University City Road, University
- Aster Medical Centre – 16/5, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
- Thumbay Hospital – 345/1, University City Road, Muwaileh
- Al Qasimi Hospital – Al Khezamia, Mughaider Suburb
Al Qassimi Hospital lies at a drive of 16 minutes while University Hospital Sharjah, Aster Medical Centre and Thumbay Hospital are reachable within 10 minutes. University Hospital Sharjah and Al Qassimi Hospital are some of the best hospitals in Sharjah. Moreover, they are also known as the top government hospitals in Sharjah.
Al Juraina is close to similar residential communities, industrial areas and other commercial areas. Some of the closest areas near Al Juraina are:
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL JURAINA
Malls in Al Juraina include:
- Zero 6 Mall
- Matajer Al Juraina
Matajer Al Juraina is one of the Matajer malls in Sharjah. The Matajer malls are a development of Sharjah Holding, who wanted to provide residents quick access to high quality retail outlets in the form of neighbourhood malls.
Opened in 2012, Matajer Al Juraina has 35 shopping stores, a hypermarket, plenty of dining outlets and a parking area with space for 281 vehicles. You will find a number of facilities here including banking facilities, leisure spots, pharmacies and speciality stores too. Geekay Games Matajer Al Juraina, a specialised video game store is a go-to destination for gaming enthusiasts.
Zero 6 Mall is one of the newest upscale shopping destinations in the city. Besides shopping in Zero 6 Mall, you can dine in its restaurants, unwind at the salons and lounges, watch a movie in its cinema or enjoy with your kids in Fun Block. The mall is a development by Alef Group and is counted amongst the best malls in Sharjah.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL JURAINA
Restaurants in Al Juraina are available in Matajer Al Juraina and Zero 6 Mall. The eateries in Matajer Al Juraina are:
- Pizza Express
- Al Fanar Café
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Malak Al Tawouk
Gazebo Matajer Al Juraina serves dishes hailing from North India, such as different types of biryani, kebab items and Mughlai. Buffalo Wild Wings is a fast-food restaurant. Malak Al Tawouk is an Arabian restaurant, focused on serving Lebanese items primarily street food. PizzaExpress is one of Sharjah’s best Pizza eateries.
Cafes in Matajer Juraina Mall are:
- 95 Degrees
- Caribou Coffee
- Tim Hortons
- Shakespeare and Co.
Shakespeare and Co. is counted amongst the best cafes in Sharjah and in the United Arab Emirates overall.
Restaurants in Zero 6 Mall include:
- Angelina Paris
- Burger Boutique
Sapori is an Italian restaurant and serves a wide range of starters, salads, pastas, soups and pizzas. Its best-known dishes are the Nerano, margherita pizza and Jalapeno Popper.
Wagamama is a well-known Japanese restaurant. Angelina Paris is a French café with outdoor seating. Burger Boutique, as the name suggests is a fast-food restaurant. At this restaurant, you can treat yourself to burgers that are made from organic grass-fed beef and freshly baked buns.
Cafes and dessert parlours in Zero 6 Mall are:
- Community Café
- Dessert parlours
- Dip n Dip
- Garrett Popcorn
BEACHES NEAR AL JURAINA
The coastal side of Sharjah is reachable within a drive of 25 to 30 minutes. The beaches near Al Juraina include:
- Al Khan Beach
- Al Fisht Beach
- Sharjah Open Beach
Al Khan Beach stretches 600 metres and offers tons of free activities, ranging from outdoor sports to water activities as well. It also consists of the Al Khan Beach Library if you want to read in peace by the coast.
Al Fisht Beach is a family beach away from the noise of regular public beaches. It is close to the Sharjah Ladies Club and lies at the beachfront of the Al Fisht community in Sharjah. Another popular beach in Sharjah is the Sharjah Open Beach. Its shoreline spans 200,000 sq. m. and it features a 6.5-kilometre long promenade as well. The beach has many amenities such as food trucks, changing facilities, shaded lounges and cycling tracks too.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There is no shortage of things to do in Sharjah, the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. Al Juraina, a community of this cultural capital comes with its fair share of recreational activities too.
Landmarks in Al Juraina are:
- Cinemacity IMAX
- Magic Planet
- Sharjah House of Wisdom
- Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club
Zero 6 Mall in the community is home to one of the largest IMAX cinemas in the United Arab Emirates namely Cinemacity IMAX. The multiplex movie theatre has two VIP theatres as well as two PLUS theatres with VIP lounges. At Matajer Al Juraina, you will find a branch of Magic Planet, one of the top indoor amusement centres in the country. The entertainment venue offers thrilling rides and arcade games, which make up for a fun family day.
Sharjah House of Wisdom is an iconic library and cultural centre. With 305,000 books in total, a Children’s Library and a 3D Fabrication Lab, it serves as a prominent hub for learning and development.
The establishment was developed by His Highness Shaikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi to celebrate Sharjah’s recognition as the UNESCO World Book Capital in 2019. Sharjah House of Wisdom is popular for its unique design as well, which resembles a floating roof. Moreover, the cultural centre has many private pods and a garden that houses 331 trees.
The Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club was established by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi. It opened its doors on March 28 2013 and covers an area of around 34,000 cubic feet. The club has a main hall with a capacity for accommodating up to 500 chess players at a time. Moreover, it consists of a regional FIDE office, a library, many classrooms and a VIP room. The classrooms are furnished with state-of-the-art chess equipment and tools.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Juraina Park is a community park with lush green spaces, a walking track and a sports court. Other parks in the vicinity are:
- Al Noaf Park
- Al Noaf Park 2
- Sharjah National Park
The neighbouring Al Noaf community houses two community parks, which lie at a 5-minute drive. Sharjah National Park is the city’s largest park with a built-up area of 630 square kilometres. Not only does the park feature beautiful green spaces, but it also has sheltered and open-air barbecue areas along with a playground and a duck pond as well. One of the best parks in Sharjah, it features cycling tracks as well.
Besides exercising in the park, residents can find a branch of Fitness First in Zero 6 Mall and enrol in different kinds of fitness programmes as well. Fitness First is one of the best gyms in Sharjah and in the United Arab Emirates overall. Moreover, it is a renowned ladies gym in Sharjah too. Additionally, the nearby areas boast of gyms such as:
- Aanisaty Fitness & Beauty Gym – Al Mansoor Building, Muwaileh
- Al Reem Fitness Centre – Rayhana Building, Muwaileh
- Al Majaz Gym – Al Reem Building, Muwaileh
As far as personal grooming is concerned, many salons and spas are available in the vicinity and in the community. These include:
- NStyle Beauty Lounge – Matajer Al Juraina Mall
- Urban Male Lounge – Zero 6 Mall
- Lovely Ladies Saloon – 482, Maleha Road, Muwaileh
- Royal Beauty Ladies Saloon – Sharjah International Airport Hotel
- Creation Beauty Lounge – Al Oawali Building, Muwaileh
- Aladdin Kids Salon – Nesto Hypermarket, Muwaileh
- Amjad Iqbal Hairdressing Gents Salon – Ewan 2 Building, Muwaileh
Urban Male Lounge is a day spa and modern barbershop for men. NStyle Beauty Lounge is one of the best nail salons in Sharjah. The rest of the salons and spas lie at a 10-minute drive in Muwaileh. Aladdin Kids Salon is amongst Sharjah’s best kids salons.
Matajer Al Juraina serves as a venue for many of the events in Sharjah, including shopping promotions, outdoor entertainment and dining festivals, fun activities and science workshops too. The information for these events is updated on the Sharjah Events website every now and then.
Ramadan Bazar takes place in Matajer Al Juraina during the Islamic month of Ramadan. It is part of the Ramadan Festival in Sharjah and allows many local vendors to display their items and merchandise. Visitors can buy these items at reasonable prices.
The Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club also hosts numerous chess tournaments from time to time, which are listed on the Sharjah Events website.
The American University of Sharjah in the adjacent University City hosts the annual Sharjah Light Festival. It is an arts festival that occurs yearly and showcases the heritage, history and architectural accomplishments of the emirate.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Juraina has spacious villas and apartments. With a wide range of amenities, residents can find all essentials at their disposal. One point to consider is that Al Juraina is rather on the outskirts of the city, that is why central downtown areas are a little far from the neighbourhood.