ABOUT AL MAHRA
Al Mahra is part of the premier Arabian Ranches located in the Dubailand district. It is situated between the sub-communities of Terra Nova and La Avenida. Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street lies to the south of Al Mahra which connects the established villa community to the rest of Dubai. This freehold sub-community is developed by Dubai’s leading real estate developer, Emaar Properties.
Launched in 2005, Al Mahra was completed in 2007 and features 166 residential villas. There are ten property layouts comprising 4, 5, 6 and 7-bedroom villas.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Situated between Terra Nova and La Avenida
- A project of Emaar Properties
- Freehold property
- Completed in 2007
- 166 high-end villa units
- Properties come in 10 layouts
- Offers traditional Arab architectural design
- Ample parking spaces
- Separate swimming pools for kids and adults
- 24-hour security
Al Mahra is a gated community in Arabian Ranches with 24-hour security. In terms of community, Al Mahra is similar to other Arabian Ranches sub-communities like Mirador and Terra Nova. However, there is no specific differentiating factor beyond its traditional Arabian architecture.
Popular points of interests in Al Mahra are:
- Al Mahra Community pool
- Family-friendly lifestyle
- Community parks
The neighbourhood feels free from the hectic metropolitan life of Dubai. Nestled in a green landscape, this enclave has its own swimming pools, community parks, basketball court and play areas for kids.
PROPERTIES IN AL MAHRA
Properties in Al Mahra comprise 4, 5, 6, and 7-bedroom villas and there are ten layouts to choose from. These villas boast Arab influences. The arches and domes along with gypsum decorations add to the Arabesque design of villas.
Rental villas in Al Mahra are detached homes that offer spacious living spaces and large balconies which give a splendid view of the community. Al Mahra villas are suitable accommodation for families. The houses have a front yard featuring covered parking space for two cars.
Villa types in Al Mahra include Type 10, Type 11, Type 12, Type 13, Type 14, Type 15, Type 16, Type 17, Type 18 and Type 19. These units can have 4, 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms depending on their layout. Covered areas for these villas range from 3,472 sq. ft. to 6,552 sq. ft.
- The starting rent for a 5-bedroom villa in Al Mahra is AED 220k
- Rental prices for 7-bedroom villas in Al Mahra range from AED 275k to AED 320k
- There are few 6-bedroom villas available for rent for the interested families.
Boasting traditional Arabic vibes, Al Mahra is a perfect option to invest in Dubai. Buying villas in Al Mahra is a wise decision for families who want to live in a premium gated community.
- One can expect to pay anywhere between AED 3.27M to AED 4.25M to buy a 4-bedroom villa in Al Mahra.
- A 5-bedroom villa for sale in Al Mahra can be valued from AED 3.28M to AED 5M.
- The starting sales price for a 6-bedroom villa in Al Mahra is AED 4.15M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MAHRA
Bus transportation in Al Mahra is within reach of every resident. Arabian Ranches, Al Mahra Gate stop is located on the premises. Other bus stations in the neighbouring sub-communities are Arabian Ranches Terranova Gate, Arabian Ranches Ambulance Station, Arabian Ranches Hattan, Arabian Ranches Mirador La Coleccion 1, Arabian Ranches Saheel Gate 2, Arabian Ranches Saheel Gate 3, Arabian Ranches Retail Centre and Arabian Ranches JESS School. These bus stations can be reached within 10 minutes from the community.
Metro Stations such as First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Internet City Metro Station 2, Nakheel, DAMAC Properties, DMCC Metro Station 1, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower can be reached within 20 to 25 minutes.
Covered parking spaces in Al Mahra villas can accommodate two vehicles. There is ample street parking for visitors as well. Finding a taxi can be challenging; however, residents and visitors can book a cab through the RTA app or online services such as Careem and Uber.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL MAHRA
One of the most preferred supermarkets near Al Mahra is the Blue Mart supermarket Studio City. It is 7 minutes away depending on traffic conditions. Other nearby options for grocery shopping are Carrefour- Arabian Ranches, which is 8 minutes away, Fresh Choice Minimart, which is 9 minutes away, Spinneys Motorcity, which is 10 minutes away and LIFCO Supermarket Arjan which is 11 minutes away.
There are a few renowned supermarkets in Al Barsha South that can be reached within 10 to 12 minutes. These include JMA Supermarket, Carrefour Market, and West Zone Fresh Supermarket.
MOSQUES NEAR AL MAHRA
The Masjid Arabian Ranches is the only mosque in Arabian Ranches. It is just 8 minutes away from Al Mahra and is the nearest option for the residents. Other mosques near Al Mahra are located in the neighbouring communities.
Residents can use private vehicles to reach Al Eman Mosque (8 minutes), Masjid Hasan Abas Sharbatly (11 minutes), Al Adel Mosque (13 minutes), Al Madinah Al Mustadama Masjid (12 minutes) and Mudon Mosque (11 minutes).
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL MAHRA
For Christian residents, churches near Al Mahra include Weekday Warehouse, Haley's Church and Emirates Baptist Church, which are 19 minutes away. Other nearby churches include United Christian Church of Dubai, Gatekeepers in Jebel Ali and Fellowship: A Church in Dubai. They are all 20 minutes away from Al Mahra.
Hindu residents have to travel to the neighbouring communities to visit temples. Some popular temples of Dubai such as Shiva Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir, Shree Krishna Haveli, and ShrinathJi Temple are more than 30 minutes away from the community.
Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple in Jebel Ali is the nearest option for Sikh residents. This Gurudwara is the first official Sikh temple in the Gulf. Built on the land allotted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it is one of the most popular temples in Dubai.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL MAHRA
Parents can find quality educational options for their kids in neighbouring areas.
Nurseries near Al Mahra include:
- Raffles Nursery in Arabian Ranches 1
- Jebel Ali Village Nursery
- Emirates British Nursery - Motor City
Other nursery schools nearby are Building Blocks Nursery and Child Enrichment Centre, The Wonder Years Nursery, Blossom Mudon Nursery Dubai, CreaKids Nursery in The Sustainable City and Step By Step Nursery. These nurseries are reachable within 15 minutes.
Schools near Al Mahra include:
- Jumeirah English Speaking School (Arabian Ranches)
- GEMS Metropole School
- Ranches Primary School
- Other nearby schools are Fairgreen International School, Jebel Ali School and Victoria Heights Primary School.
GEMS Metropole School is one of the renowned schools near the community. It is a private GEMS Education school located in Dubai Motor City. The school management follows the National Curriculum for England for foundation stage to Year 13.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL MAHRA
The closest medical facilities to Al Mahra are:
- Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Center, Motorcity
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- NMC Royal Hospital, DIP
Clinics near Al Mahra include Mediclinic Arabian Ranches, Medicentres Motorcity, Aster Clinic Arabian Ranches, The Chiron Clinic, HealthBay Motor City, Vitalite, Medcare Medical Centre and Your Health Clinic. Those suffering from joint pain can consult Pure Spine & Joint Specialists, which is 11 minutes away from the community. Those looking for gynaecologist can find Dr Tazyeen Gynae and Polyclinic which is only 12 minutes away from the community.
Specialised dental clinics nearby are Apex Medical and Dental Clinics, and Crystal White Specialty Dental Clinic.
Some renowned hospitals near Al Mahra community are Mediclinic Meadows, American Hospital Clinic – Al Barsha, Saudi German Hospital Dubai, American Hospital Clinic – Dubai Media City, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, Dubai London Clinic and Specialty Hospital.
Al Mahra is strategically located on the south of Arabian Ranches.
- Terra Nova lies to the east of Al Mahra
- La Avenida lies to the north and southwest of the sub-community
- Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street is located on the south of Al Mahra
Some nearby residential communities include Alvorada 2 Arabian Ranches, Arabian Ranches Alma 1, National Bonds Residence and Rose 2 building.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
There are numerous shopping malls, eateries and nightclub options for residents.
MALLS NEAR AL MAHRA
Some malls near Al Mahra are:
- Arabian Ranches Village
- Auto Mall
Arabian Ranches Village is 8 minutes away from the community. Other malls that residents like to visit are Aramex Locker - Motor City, The Ranches Souk and Mudon Community Centre.
There are quite a few retail stores near Al Mahra. Virgin Megastore The Ranches Souk, Jacky’s Electronics are some of the nearest electronic stores. Hour Choice – Arabian Ranches is the sole watch store near the community. Medi Link Pharmacy is the organic drug store, and a pet store Pet’s Delight is also located nearby.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL MAHRA
Residents can choose from these food options near Al Mahra.
- Ranches Restaurant
- Maison Mathis 'Arabian Ranches'
- Taqado Mexican Kitchen (Studio City)
- Freedom Pizza | Dubailand
- Subway Studio City
- Barbecue Delights - Motor City
- Tomato & Basilico Motor City Branch
- Little Bangkok, Urban Thai Cuisine
- Bhoujan Restaurant
Casual dining restaurants near Al Mahra consist of Man’Oushe Street offering Lebanese cuisine and Shakespeare and Co. which offers an international menu in a Victorian-era setting. Three Burger King outlets are near the community. The residents can also visit Pizza Hut, KFC and Hardee’s located nearby. Costa Coffee and Caribou Coffee are located nearby for those looking for a caffeine fix.
BEACHES NEAR AL MAHRA
Jumeirah Beach, JBR Beach, Marina Beach, Al Sufouh Beach are a few beaches near Al Mahra. JBR Beach is close to several hotels and restaurants. Jumeirah Beach features separate jogging and cycling tracks along with many fitness facilities.
Families looking for a short vacation can drop at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, an upscale beach resort with spa & fitness facilities. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a high-end beachside hotel with 6 swimming pools. This can be your ultimate destination for organising events and enjoying leisure time with family.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The closest landmarks near Al Mahra are
- Arabian Ranches Golf Club
- Dubai Butterfly Garden
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- Balloon Adventures Emirates
Al Mahra is located close to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, a desert-style grass golf course. It is one of Dubai’s leading golfing destinations and a favourite spot for Arabian Ranches residents. It features guest rooms with amazing views, dining options, an outdoor wedding venue, a conference hall, meeting room and Ranches Restaurant.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is also a nearby destination. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world. It has separate zones dedicated to rides and games based on the Cartoon Network and Marvel heroes’ characters.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Mahra is surrounded by several beautiful parks.
The nearest ones are:
- Mirador Park
- Lake at Al Reem, Arabian Ranches
Residents frequently visit other parks located near the community. They include Village Green near Alma, Palma community, Palma – Arabian Ranches 2, Samara Villas Park- Arabian Ranches 2, Gatton Park and Al-Azhar Park.
Fitness freaks can find several gyms near Al Mahra. Some of the nearest ones are:
- Optimal Fitness
- Beaufort Gym
- Snap Fitness Motor City
Those looking for other fitness options nearby can explore Fitness First Arabian Ranches, FitRepublik Fitness Center and Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis. There are various sports facilities available for the residents. Basketball court, Polo Field 1, Polo Field 2 are accessible for the residents.
Women can find many spas and salons in the neighbourhood. Some popular options are:
- The Nail Spa
- Marquee Hair Salon – Arabian Ranches
- Tips and Toes – Arabian Ranches
Other options such as The White Room Spa, Eternal Lotus Ladies Salon & Spa, Chi Nail Spa – Dubai Motor City, and Cocoon Nail Spa are the nearest ones.
The Nail Spa is one of the prominent spas in the region. Salient spa services include manicure & pedicure, nail art, facials, extensions and massage.
Many family-friendly events are held in Arabian Ranches. From sports activities to religious festivals, plenty of events bring together the residents of the Al Mahra community.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
The residents can know more about the latest happenings in the community by joining the Al Mahra Arabian Ranches Community Dubai Facebook page.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
This is one of the finest villa communities in Arabian Ranches. Although there is plenty to love about life in Al Mahra, it is certainly more suited to families than singles. Apart from this, private cars are the most convenient option for commuting, as the area is not well connected to the Dubai Metro.
- Arabian Ranches Golf Club is 12 minutes away.
- Plantation Equestrian & Polo Club, Dubai is 12 minutes away via Emirates Road/E611 and Al Qudra Rd/D63.
- Dubai Miracle Garden is 11 minutes away via Umm Suqeim St/D63.
- Al Reem 1 is 7 minutes away via Reem Dr.
- Al Reem 2 & 3 is 6 minutes away via Street 1.
- Dubai International Airport is 27 minutes away via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road/E311.