ABOUT AL MAJAZ
The buzzing district of Al Majaz in Sharjah is situated along Buhaira Corniche. The area is built over the Khalid Lagoon leading all properties to have breathtaking views overlooking the clear water. Spreading over a massive 231,000 sq. ft., the area comprises apartments available for rent and sale. According to Bayut’s Market Report of 2018, Al Majaz continues to rank number one as the most popular area of Sharjah for buying apartments. It grabs the number four spot among the most popular areas for renting apartments.
IN A NUTSHELL
- It is popular among both investors and renters
- Tops the chart as the most popular area for buying an apartment in Sharjah
- The area is famous for its serene views
- It is branded as the happening city centre of Sharjah
Known as the most desired neighbourhood in Sharjah, it is a peaceful and family-friendly community which was launched by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). The community is built on the curve of Khalid Lagoon which is a creek where the seawater of the Arabian Gulf flows in. It not only attracts renters and buyers but many people visit the place just to witness the beauty of the community. The area promotes healthy living as there are plenty of spaces for outdoor activities.
PROPERTIES IN AL MAJAZ
Al Majaz is among four other waterfront communities in Sharjah. It is a residential and commercial area which was built as a tourism project with numerous apartments, offices, and shops primarily available for rent and some for sale. The area is home to high-rise buildings only and there are no villas available. It is divided into three sub-communities, Al Majaz 1, Al Majaz 2 and Al Majaz 3. Al Majaz 2 is the most popular among tenants, the reason being its grand waterfront properties, splash parks and a wide range of restaurants that can satisfy any palate.
When it comes to renting apartments in Al Majaz, those interested get to choose from a range of studio apartments to 3 BHK flats. An array of amenities and conveniences are offered to tenants.
The rental trend for studio apartments in Al Majaz lies between AED 15k to AED 26k. In general, a studio apartment covers an area of 400 sq.ft. to 600 sq.ft. so the rent varies according to the area. The rental trend for 1-bedroom apartments lies between AED 16k to AED 40k whereas, renting a 2 BHK flat costs from AED 24k to AED 65k. A 3 BHK apartment for rent in Al Majaz ranges from AED 33k to AED 110k.
According to Bayut’s data, it is a popular location with investors. The apartments feature facilities such as swimming pools, well-equipped gyms and high-speed elevators. A studio apartment in Al Majaz will cost around AED 290k. While a 2-bedroom apartment is priced from AED 450k to 1.3M. The sale price of a 3 BHK apartment in Al Majaz ranges between AED 550k to AED 1.2M.
As the area also caters to tourists and visitors, there are various shops available for rent. The shops cover an area of 150 sq. ft. to 7,000 sq. ft. The rent of these shops fluctuates between AED 45k to AED 380k, per annum.
The high-rise buildings are also used for commercial offices so there are various offices available on rent in the area. The rent for an office lies between AED 34k to AED 250k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MAJAZ
Ideally, taxis should be hailed to reach the neighbourhood. However, there are no bus stops within the area or Buhaira, the nearest bus stop is in Al Jubail. From here there are a number of buses that pass through Al Majaz including E303, E303A, E400, E304 and E307A. These are used to get around Sharjah and to travel to Dubai.
There are plenty of parking slots in the area. The nearby area of Al Qasba has a number of paid parking spaces that are handy for visitors of the area as well. For residents and tenants, there are reserved parking spaces in residential towers. Visitors of the waterfront may find parking difficult on the weekends.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
It is situated in a busy and well-established region of Sharjah. The area adds many conveniences to its residents lives as it has numerous supermarkets, marts, mosques and healthcare centres.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL MAJAZ
This area has plenty of supermarkets. The largest supermarket in Al Majaz distance is Lulu Hypermarket. Other supermarkets that are within the community are Al Fayes Supermarket, Metro Manila Supermarket, Shams Al Buhaira and Al Fatour Supermarket. These are only a few of the options nearby.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL MAJAZ
There are quite a few churches located in the Al Yarmook district in Sharjah. Here you will find Church United - Sharjah, Marthoma Paris Sharjah, Russian Orthodox Church and more. Christian residents can reach the Al Yarmook area in around 15 minutes.
The closest Hindu temples are Shiva temple and Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir. For the Sikh community, there is a Sikh Gurudarbar located close to the temples. Located in Dubai, all these options are a 22-minute drive away.
There are numerous mosques in the area. To name a few, there is Al Ansar Mosque, Abdullah Ibn Abbas Mosque, Al Taqwa Mosque, Suhail Bin Amr Mosque and Al Salam Mosque.
SCHOOLS IN AL MAJAZ
Al Majaz is a family-oriented community where people can find many educational options within the premises. For toddlers and kids, Five Kids Nursery and Bluebells Nursery are closest.
Schools in Al Majaz include Al Mazaya Private School, Progressive English School and Arabian Gulf School nearby. Other schools nearby include The International School of Choueifat which follows the SABIS curriculum and Victoria International School which follows the Australian curriculum.
University City in Sharjah is 20-25 minutes away from the community. Those looking for higher education options can apply at American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah and Skyline University College.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL MAJAZ
Residents would not have to drive around the city to get medical assistance as there are hospitals and clinics within the area. Sharjah Corniche Hospital in Al Majaz 1 provides world-class medical and surgical services. Medcare Hospital near Abu Shagara at an 11-minute drive. Oriana Hospital which is a gynaecology and fertility hospital can be found in Majaz 2.
Al Majaz lies on the corner of Sharjah’s Buhairah Corniche and there are multiple neighbouring areas. Al Khan and Al Taawun are bordering Al Majaz. The Al Mamzar areas in Dubai and Sharjah are just a short drive away if you want to visit the beach.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL MAJAZ
The district is close to many renowned malls of Sharjah such as Safeer Market which is in the vicinity. Al Fardan Centre is towards Al Majaz 2 near Buhaira Corniche. Residents can get their grocery as well as retail needs fulfilled from City Centre Sharjah which is hardly a 9-minute drive away and is situated close to the neighbouring Industrial Area 1.
RESTAURANTS IN AL MAJAZ
Foodies are more than welcome in the area as there are countless restaurants and cafes located within the premises. The area has lots of tourists coming in from different parts of the world so there are restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. Middle Eastern restaurants in Al Majaz include Emirati, Lebanese, Turkish and Yemeni cuisines. A few of such restaurants include Al Fanar Restaurant, Al Shewaa Cafeteria, Tareeq Al Buhaira, Al Bait Al Baghdadi, Restaurant & Sweets Dhiya Al Sham and Hannouf Restaurant. Some international food chains also have their franchise in or near Al Majaz such as Shakespeare and Co, McDonald's, Nandos, KFC, Texas Chicken and Domino’s Pizza.
BEACHES NEAR AL MAJAZ
The famous Mamzar Beach is hardly 10 minutes away. It is an ideal beach for families, and it is safe to spend some time there even during the night. Al Khan Beach which is famous for its lively atmosphere and different watersports is also less than 15 minutes away.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Sharjah is known as the city of Emirati history and culture. Tourists visit Sharjah to explore the Bedouin and Emirati traditions. Most tourist attractions are surrounding Al Majaz. The massive Ferris wheel known as the Eye of the Emirates is located in Al Mohtazah Parks, which is just opposite Al Majaz 1. In fact, most can view the Ferris wheel from their balconies. Al Majaz Waterfront is a landmark on its own, it offers a range of recreational amenities, restaurants, picnic areas and more. The area is also close to Al Qasba, it has a similar environment to Al Majaz but instead features a water canal.
The massive Al Mamzar Beach Park is just 10 minutes away. There is also the Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum in the Al Khan district. Here one can learn about the maritime and fishing industry in the UAE whilst also viewing over 150 species of sea life.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
When talking about this neighbourhood specifically, the Mini Splash Park should surely be mentioned. It spreads over 800 square meters and includes a range of water amusements like a waterfall, water-tunnel and aquatic displays. The entrance costs AED 50; it has special facilities for physically challenged individuals as well.
A quieter and more relaxing option is to visit Al Majaz Southern Park, Al Safya Park or the nearby Abu Shagarah Park.
For people who like to keep themselves busy in the gym, there are over 10 gyms within the area. Al Reem Fitness, Sky 24 Sports and Leisure Club, Faouzi’s Gym and Leader Gym are located near Al Majaz 2.
There are many salons in the area. Tips and Toes Spa, Bait Al Marjan Ladies Salon, London Ladies Salon and Blueberry Beauty Salon are some salons that offer grooming services for residents.
From cultural to international to mega yearly events, Sharjah has become the buzzing centre and Al Majaz has been chosen as a venue for many such events.
Al Majaz Waterfront invites well-known international artists to celebrate the eminent display of light, colour and music every year in Sharjah. Al Majaz Amphitheatre is specially built as an island over Khalid Lagoon and hosts different festivals and events each year. The area has events for people of all ages. The range of events includes dazzling fireworks, water shows, art exhibitions and sports competitions. This Waterfront is the ultimate destination that hosts the majority of events taking place in Sharjah.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
- Sharjah International Airport is 16 minutes away.
- 13 minutes away is Dubai International Airport.
- Dubai is a 19-minute drive away.