About Al Maqam
Al Maqam is a small neighbourhood near the United Arab Emirates University and Al Ain Zoo. Bound by Taawan Street, it allows direct access to the main highway E40, Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road. The community itself is on the fringes of the city housing many educational institutes and the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A residential sub-community in Al Ain
- A few apartments and villas up for rent
- Home to Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club
- In proximity to the main network of roads
- Neighbours the United Arab Emirates University
Al Maqam is a quiet suburb away from the city rush. There are many educational institutions including primary schools, medical schools and basic education institutions in Al Maqam. One can also find medical centres, hospitals and teaching centres. The area is dotted by shops, pharmacies and small eateries surrounding the residential properties.
Properties in Al Maqam
Properties in Al Maqam Al Ain include a few villas and apartments. Accommodation is mixed – there are villas, studio apartments and shared units and a few compound villas are concentrated near Tawam roundabout. Living in Al Maqam is feasible for individuals, couples, expats and professionals working in the nearby commercial areas. If you are moving with your family, you might want to check out the neighbourhood. There are usually smaller residential units offered for rent.
Rental Trends in Al Maqam
A few vacant apartments and villas are offered for rent. The annual price of rental properties in Al Maqam starts from AED 27k. If you rent a villa in Al Maqam, the lowest you’d pay is around AED 90k, per annum. This would include a 3,000 sq. ft. 3-bedroom villa featuring three spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms, a balcony and fitted kitchen and dedicated parking and external space. There are also 7-bedroom luxury villas costing around AED 100k, annually. You can find 2 to 4-bed brand new apartments for rent in Al Maqam. The annual rent of a 2-bed unit is around AED 27k while that of a 4-bedroom apartment starts from AED 65k.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Maqam
Residents have quick access to Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Road E22 and Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road E95. The route further connects to Khalifa Bin Zayed The First Street allowing access to other parts of the city. Also, there are dedicated spaces for parking in Al Maqam for residents living in the villas or apartments. Your guests may also find some free spaces on the street.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Al Maqam
For grocery shopping, there are various supermarkets in Al Maqam. Qaser Al Maqam Supermarket has basic items. Al Ain Cooperative Society (Tawam Branch) is ideal for monthly grocery hauls and residents can also visit Souq Planet. Not to mention, many small local shops and convenience stores are dotted along the street.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Al Maqam
Many community mosques are located near 131st Street and 135th Street. If you’re looking for a church nearby, there’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church at a 16-minute drive away. There is also Gurdwara Nanaksar (Al Ain) but you may have to pull out a car to reach there. The ride will be around 27 minutes long.
Schools and Universities in Al Maqam
If you have toddlers and preschoolers in your family, they can get enrolled in Little Regent Nursery around 3-minute short drive away in Bida Bin Ammar, the neighbouring community. Al Shoaa Nursery is also located in Al Maqam. Other schools in the vicinity are ABZ Private School, Al Maqam School and Al Zeharat Primary School. Those interested in pursuing a career in medicine can head to the College of Medicine and Health Sciences near Tawam roundabout. Most importantly, UAE University Falaj Campus and The United Arab Emirates University are accessible within a few minutes.
Clinics and Hospitals in Al Maqam
Tawam Hospital in Al Maqam is a major highlight. It is a 774-bed tertiary care centre and one of the largest hospitals in the UAE. Besides emergency care, some major departments in the hospital include neurology, urology, paediatrics, pain management and gynaecology. For emergencies, one can also go to Cleaveland Clinic near Tawam Hospital.
Al Maqam is around 8 minutes away from the United Arab Emirates University. The more popular area in Al Ain, Al Jimi is a 16-minute drive away. As for immediate neighbours, Al Maqam shares borders with Al Ghadeer, Bida Bin Ammar, Al Sallan and Al Iqabiyyah. It is around 14 minutes away from the Al Ain International Airport.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Al Maqam
While there are no full-fledged malls within the community, residents can find some retail stores in Souq Extra. For a detailed shopping spree, one can go to Al Jimi Mall, one of the few malls in Al Ain. The ride would be around 15-minute long.
Restaurants in Al Maqam
There are many local eateries and restaurants in Al Maqam. Those worth mentioning are Al Hedaya Restaurant and Maharat Al Bahar Restaurant and Cafeteria. One can also find some family restaurants in the Equestrian and Golf Club like The Ambler Restaurant and Palm Resort.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Maqam is easy to locate if you are coming from Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Road. The Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club is a key landmark in this community. Also, being located near the federal university makes it easy to spot. During weekends, families can head to Al Ain Zoo located 14 minutes away from Al Maqam.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Maqam is around 19 minutes away from Al Ain Oasis, known for its greenery and clear air. There are shaded walkways lined with palm trees. There are also many community parks close by. Those who like to keep fit can hit Prestige Fitness Gym next to Al Maqam Sports Centre.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The accommodation options are mixed but only a few are vacant. There are brand new units including villas and apartments at relatively affordable prices.