- Renting property
- Getting around
- Hotels in Al Manhal
- Schools & clinics
- Malls & restaurants
- Al Manhal Palace
- Things to consider
ABOUT AL MANHAL
Al Manhal is a popular residential community located in the heart of the UAE capital. It is home to historical landmarks including Al Manhal Palace and Al Bateen Palace. The community neighbours the Al Nahyan, Al Khalidiyah, Al Mushrif and Al Bateen districts.
Al Manhal has apartment buildings as well as villas. Amenities such as schools, parks, hospitals, supermarkets, shopping malls, hotels and leisure places are in proximity. There are plenty of green spaces nearby, making it a perfect family-friendly neighbourhood. Al Manhal is close to Corniche making it convenient for those looking forward to visiting the beach.
To know more about the community, continue reading this Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi area guide.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Located in Abu Dhabi
- Mainly features apartments and villas
- Al Manhal Palace and Al Bateen Palace attract several visitors
- Close to luxury hotels including Centro Al Manhal Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Close to the Corniche, Al Nahyan and Al Khalidiyah
The residential community of Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi offers apartments and villas. It is located in proximity to schools, shopping malls, hospitals and supermarkets. Sports enthusiasts can use the numerous sports facilities available in the neighbourhood including sports clubs, football stadiums and swimming pools.
Properties in Al Manhal
Properties in Al Manhal include a mix of residential buildings and villas. Apartments in Al Manhal are available in various configurations, ranging from 1 to 4-bedroom units for rent. These well-designed residential units have master bedrooms, attached bathrooms decorated with ceramic tiles, and spacious living areas. One can find a guest bathroom, a maid’s room with attached bathroom, a dining area, a spacious kitchen equipped with cabinets and appliances in these apartments as well. All apartments also have a balcony providing community views.
Building amenities include high-speed elevators, broadband internet, 24-hour security, ATM and waste disposal services.
Families looking for larger accommodation can find 6-bedroom villas in Al Manhal. Each villa has a ground level, a first floor and a second floor On the ground level, there is a majlis, a closed-style kitchen, a master bedroom with attached bathroom, a spacious living area, a spacious dining area with balcony and a separate toilet.
On the first floor of the villa, you can find bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a small closed-style kitchen and a spacious living area with a balcony.
The second floor has a master bedroom with an attached bathroom and a rooftop area, a small, closed-style kitchen and a maid’s room with toilet.
Rental Trends in Al Manhal
Annual rents in Al Manhal vary depending on the location, property size and type.
- 1 BATH
- 499 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 499 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 499 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 871 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 149 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 199 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 919 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 334 SQFT
- 3 BEDS
- 4 BATHS
- 2248 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 1199 SQFT
Apartments for rent in Manhal range from AED 45k to AED 100k. One can rent 1BHK flats for AED 45k. Those willing to rent 2-bed flats in Al Manhal can expect to spend AED 58k to AED 85k.
The spacious 3-bedroom flats for rent are available for AED 50k. The rent goes up to AED 100k for a 4-bedroom apartment in Al Manhal.
Villas for rent in Al Manhal are available in 6-bedroom configurations. One has to spend AED 200k for these units.
HOTELS IN AL MANHAL
Tourists can find numerous hotels in Al Manhal including:
- Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi
- Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana
- Centro Al Manhal by Rotana
Marriott Hotel Downtown is the nearest 5-star hotel on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi. This modern hotel has spacious rooms with stylish décor, pillow top bedding and sleek marble bathrooms. Those visiting for business can plan events in the meeting room that can accommodate 560 guests. You can explore various amenities including a well-equipped fitness centre, a spectacular rooftop swimming pool and a tranquil spa. Guests can also dine at one of the renowned restaurants offering international cuisines, scrumptious steakhouse fare and handcrafted cocktails in a modern rooftop lounge.
Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana is a 4-star hotel located on 2nd Street, Old Airport Road. The hotel has 109 studios and suites. Guests can indulge in all-day dining, buffet breakfast and a wide range of continental cuisine for lunch and dinner. The fitness centre located on the first floor is ideal for a workout.
Centro Al Manhal Abu Dhabi is an ideal accommodation for leisure and business travellers. It has 229 guest rooms featuring smart technology and in-room entertainment. One can also find an all-day dining restaurant, a take-away deli shop, an outdoor swimming pool, a business station, two meeting rooms, a stylish bar, a currency exchange facility and a fitness centre with a 24-hour gym.
Other hotels in the neighbourhood are the Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments, Ramee Garden Hotel Apartments, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Trianon Royal Hotel.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Manhal
Residents with private conveyance can find dedicated parking spaces in Al Manhal. Most residential buildings have allocated parking spots for residents. Each villa has its own parking area. Public parking is available near the residential towers; however, they fill up fast.
Public Transportation in Al Manhal
As for public transportation in Al Manhal, one has to rely on buses and taxis. There are plenty of bus stations at a 4 to 7-minute drive by car. These include Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station, Western Region Bus Terminal, Icad Bus Station and Mohamed Bin Khalifa Street.
Taxi stands near Al Manhal are a 3 to 4-minute drive away by car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Al Manhal
For grocery shopping, residents can rely on supermarkets in Al Manhal such as Zaharath Al Karama Grocery, Granite SuperMarket and Green House Baqala. These are located at a 2 to 3-minute drive by car.
Other supermarkets in proximity are Family SuperMarket, Istanbul Supermarket, Spinach SuperMarket, EMKE Stores Supermarket, PARCO SuperMarket, Misbha Food Stuff Grocery and Safa Express Supermarket. These are located in neighbouring communities of Al Nahyan and Al Danah.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Al Manhal
There are several mosques in Al Manhal Abu Dhabi. Mosque of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan the First is the closest option located at a 3-minute drive by car. Other mosques in the community include Fatima Usman Zayed Mosque, Mosque of Hamad Khalfan Al Ketbi, Ahmed Omran Mosque, Madinat CAMBCO Al Ommaleyyah Masjid, Abdullah Salem Mosque and Ali Muhammad Al-Mansuri Masjed.
As for churches near Al Manhal, one can visit Lifeharvest Restoration Church AUH in Marriott Hotel Al Wahda, which is a 4-minute drive away. Sharon Fellowship Church, Abu Dhabi is a 3-minute drive away.
Ananthanenthal is the nearest temple in Al Mushrif community. It is a 7-minute drive from the district.
Schools and Universities in Al Manhal
One key advantage of moving to Al Manhal is easy access to educational institutions. There are many nurseries, schools and universities at a short driving distance.
Toddlers can get easily enrolled in the many nurseries in Al Manhal. These include King and Queen Nursery, First Steps School & Nursery, Jigsaw Nursery, Headstart Nursery and Greenopia Eco Pre School.
King and Queen Nursery is located on Al Karamah Street at a 2-minute drive. At the same distance, you can find First Steps School & Nursery. Jigsaw Nursery is located on 6th Street at a 3-minute drive away. Headstart Nursery can be spotted on 144th Street. Greenopia Eco Pre School is one of the top nurseries in Abu Dhabi. It follows the Reggio Emilia curriculum and caters to the needs of children aged 1 to 4 years. It is located on Karamah Street, Opp. Al Mushrif Central Park, Al Rowdah.
Parents have plenty of quality schools in Al Manhal to choose from. Abu Dhabi International School is a private and co-educational institute that was established in 1992. Offering various curriculums from Pre-KG until Grade 12, it is located in Al Rawdah community at a 3-minute drive away. Al Rayyan National Private School follows British syllabus and was founded in 1994. It is located at a 3-minute drive by car.
German International School is a part of the German International School Network. It offers kindergarten, primary level, lower secondary level and higher secondary level education. It is located a 2-minute drive away. Canadian International School founded in 2007 follows the curriculum of Alberta. There are almost 1,000 students and the campus is located at a 3-minute driving distance.
For professional education, there are two universities in Al Manhal namely European International College and Al Hosn University.
Clinics and Hospitals in Al Manhal
There are numerous medical centres and facilities around the neighbourhood. Some popular medical centres in Al Manhal include Advanced Cure Medical Center, Emirates ID Authority Medical Fitness Center, Fakih Medical Center Abu Dhabi, HealthPlus Fertility & Women’s Health Center – Abu Dhabi, Al Rowda Healthcare Center, Care First Medical Center, Tajmeel Dental Center, Intra Laser Medical Center, Beauty Trick Medical Center and Derma Medical Center.
There are numerous hospitals in Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi. The nearest ones include King’s College Hospital London Medical and Surgical Centre, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Nation Hospital, and SKMC Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Al Manhal shares borders with the residential communities of Al Bateen, Al Khalidiyah, Al Nahyan and Al Danah. The area’s northern end is connected to the popular Abu Dhabi Corniche and Heritage Village.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Al Manhal
The closest shopping mall in Al Manhal is Greenfield Mall at a 3-minute drive away. For those looking for an entertaining shopping spree, there are plenty of malls nearby such as Al Wahda Mall, Manila Shopping Centre and Khalidiyah Mall.
Some of the best malls in Abu Dhabi, Al Wahda Mall and Khalidiyah Mall are a 4-minute and 7-minute drive away from Al Manhal, respectively. Al Wahda Mall features popular stores like Mango, H&M, Gap, Banana Republic and more. You can also find Gold’s Gym, an entertainment zone for children and a cinema at the mall.
Khalidiyah Mall is home to over 120 retail stores and more than 130 local and international brands. Some popular brands present in the mall are Homes R Us, Sun & Sand Sports, The Body Shop, Giordano and Reebok among others. Those looking for groceries and household items can find LuLu Hypermarket. For hearty meals, one can head to Sumaq, Applebees, Papa Roti and Gazebo.
Restaurants in Al Manhal
There is no shortage of restaurants in Al Manhal. One of the most popular eateries in the area is the JW Steakhouse on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Al Manhal.
Other popular restaurants in the neighbourhood are Nasser Restaurant, KFC, Elovem Healthy Restaurant, Tandoori Corner Restaurant, Arabian House Restaurant, Sweets Palace and Tasty Zone Cafeteria.
BEACHES NEAR AL MANHAL
Those looking to hit the beach can find Corniche Beach and Abu Dhabi Beach. Corniche Beach is one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi, that stretches from the nearby Hilton Hotel on the Corniche Road to the Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street and beyond. The beach has lifeguards, cabanas, showers, changing rooms, a microcosm of palm trees and crystal blue waters.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The landmarks that define this community are Al Manhal Palace and Al Bateen Palace.
Al Manhal Palace was the home of (Late) His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. Spanning over an area of 143 acres, this palace is nestled amongst green surroundings and has witnessed numerous historical events. Having maintained its original structure for more than 20 years, it is located on Falah Street, Abu Dhabi.
Al Bateen Palace is located near Al Nahyan Street and Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street. It hosts major diplomatic and political events.
Other popular places to visit are Famous Abu Dhabi, Trust Tower and Challenge Chambers Abu Dhabi.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Manhal has lots of greenery. Landscaped parks in the neighbourhood help promote an active outdoor lifestyle. Residents can enjoy walking and jogging on the dedicated tracks.
Apart from these, the area is just 5-minute drive away from Helipad Park, Baniyas Women’s Park and Umm Al Emarat Park. These are located in Al Mushrif community.
For fitness enthusiasts, there are few gyms in Al Manhal. You could visit Al Zaab Gym, Effect Body Health Club and Eburn. Gold’s Gym in Al Wahda Mall is just 4-minute drive away.
Beauty salons in Al Manhal offer the essentials of self-pampering and grooming. The community is dotted with numerous salons such as Gloss & Glitter Ladies Beauty Salon, Sisters Beauty Lounge Al Bateen Villa, Polish Nails Care and More Salon, Mosaic Nails & Spa Center, Lady Lounge Beauty Salon and New Fashion Beauty Salon.
A lot of thrilling events are held at the Corniche, including carnivals, food festivals and concerts. The Qasr Al Hosn festival is celebrated every year which encourages people to learn about the heritage of Abu Dhabi.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Those moving to Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi will find that the neighbourhood provides a comfortable lifestyle. It is located in proximity to the Corniche and other essential amenities which makes it a vibrant community. But for those visiting Al Manhal Palace and Al Bateen Palace, it might be a challenge to find a parking spot, especially on weekends.
FAQs about Al Manhal
Where is Al Manhal located?
Al Manhal is a vibrant residential community located in Abu Dhabi.
Does Centro Al Manhal Abu Dhabi by Rotana provide 24-hour check-in and check-out?
As per the hotel policy, early check-in or check-out is possible depending upon availability, unless it’s a peak season.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Centro Al Manhal Hotel?
Check-in at Centro Al Manhal Abu Dhabi starts from 02:00 pm. Check-out is allowed until 12:00 am.