ABOUT AL MAQTA VILLAGE
Al Maqta Village is one of the small gated developments which have sprung up in the area between the Eastern Ring Road and the Abu Dhabi airport. The villas showcase contemporary designs that blend both European and Arabic architecture. The properties are comparatively new and the groups of villas are all identical to one another which are either semi-detached or detached.
The parent community, Al Maqtaa, is an expansive residential district on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. It is a quiet residential area featuring villas for rent and sale which are mostly preferred by families.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features spacious villas with bright layouts and quality finishes
- Situated off East Corniche adjacent to Khalifa Park
- Convenient access to main Dubai and Abu Dhabi highways
- Modern architectural development designed for medium to large families
Al Maqta Village offers a family-friendly lifestyle for residents. It is a closed gated community with 24-hour security.
Key points of the community are:
- Shared Gym
- Shared Pool
The gated community benefits from being in a prime location and is also in close proximity to many popular areas and shopping destinations such as Al Seef Village Mall. The community offers a range of leisure and recreational facilities and spacious homes.
PROPERTIES IN AL MAQTA VILLAGE
Properties in Al Maqta Village consist of spacious villas which come with 3-bedrooms.
Key points of properties include:
- Villas with 3-bedrooms and 4-baths have an average size of 2000 sq. ft.
- Price of renting 3-bedroom villa starts from AED 155k yearly
Villas come in high-quality finishing and there is 24-hour security. Properties also have a maid’s room, a balcony, central heating system and covered parking. The villas also feature fully fitted kitchens with enough space for all appliances.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MAQTA VILLAGE
There are covered parking spaces in Al Maqta Village that provide residents with the facility of shaded parking. Visitors can park their vehicles in public parking spaces that the locality provides.
Public transportation in Al Maqta Village is not an issue. One can head to the nearest Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station that takes roughly 14-minutes to reach and take buses E100 and E101 from there. Currently, there are limited options for metro stations near the locality.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
The nearest supermarket which is located at a distance of one minute is Swiss Mart Super Market. Another supermarket near Al Maqta Village is Carrefour Market. Carrefour Market is a chain of smaller Carrefour supermarkets in the UAE. Carrefour offers a wide range of fresh foods, electronics and appliances, smartphones, tablets, baby care products, beauty and personal products and fruits and vegetables. One can get to it in a five-minute drive by car.
MOSQUES NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
One of the iconic mosques near Al Maqta Village is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque is accessible in five-minutes via Abu Dhabi - Al Shahama Rd/Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St/E10. It is the largest mosque in the UAE and the only one which captures unique links between world cultures and Islam. The architects of the mosque were Emirati, Italian and British and inspiration was taken from different countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco and Turkey. It has the capacity of 40,000 visitors and worshippers. Other mosques nearby that are roughly five-minutes away include Khalifa Park Mosque, Ali Salem al-Kaabi Mosque and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Mosque.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
St. Joseph Cathedral Church is the nearest church which is only 11-minutes away. This is one of the four churches in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Other churches near Al Maqta Village are St. Theresa’s Church (a Catholic church) and St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral. Evangelical Community Church is another located at a distance of 13-minutes drive from the community. It is a multi-cultural English-speaking church that represents God’s kingdom in Abu Dhabi emirate.
Residents will find limited options of temples near Al Maqta Village. The two temples located at a 14-minute and 17-minute drive from the community are New Gurudwara and JUGANNATH temple, respectively.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
There are ample education institutes near the community that residents have access to:
Nurseries close to the community include:
- MindChamps Nursery
- EduCare Nursery
Schools near Al Maqta Village are:
- Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed (SKBZ) Bangladesh Islamia School
- Abdul Jaleel al Fahim School
- Lycée Louis Massignon
- Brighton College
The nearest school which is accessible in 3 minutes is Brighton College Abu Dhabi. It is located in Abu Dhabi adjacent to Khalifa Park. SKBZ Bangladesh Islamia Private School is an educational institute that offers academic education to foreigners and Bangladeshi students in the emirate of Abu Dhabi for secondary and higher secondary education. The school is only a 5-minute drive away. The current curriculum followed at the school is that of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abdul Jaleel al Fahim School is accessible in a six-minute drive from the community. While Lycée Louis Massignon is accessible in an 8-minute drive via Dhafeer Street.
The nearest universities located at a distance of 11-minutes drive is Khalifa University. It is one of the top universities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi which offers post-graduate, undergraduate and graduate courses.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
Clinics near Al Maqta Village consist of:
- Masters Dental and Aesthetic Center
- Al Cady Dental and Aesthetic Centre
- Skin Institute Dermatology Clinic
Masters Dental and Aesthetic Center is a dental clinic which is a three-minute drive away. The clinic offers a wide variety of aesthetics and dental services. Al Cady Dental and Aesthetic Centre, three-minutes away, has been a leading dental centre for patients in the Abu Dhabi region. Skin Institute Dermatology Clinic is a skin care clinic which is accessible in five minutes.
The nearest hospital which is accessible in 11-minutes is Healthpoint. The hospital is located in Zayed Sports City. It is a premium hospital which is based in Abu Dhabi and is accepting patients throughout the GCC and UAE region. The hospital offers community care based on current globally recognised medical approaches. Other hospitals near Al Maqta Village include Seha Emirates Hospital, Dar Al Shifaa Hospital and Emirates Hospital.
Although Al Maqtaa Village is far from the city’s centre, the communities located nearby include:
- Al Zahraa
- Zayed Sports City
Al Zahraa is a residential community which is a serene neighbourhood. The community offers well-furnished residential units in a secure environment. It lies to the west of the community. Rawdhat, lying to the south, is a modern suburb with brand new residential properties. Zayed Sports City, lying to the southern side of locality, is a sports theme suburb within Abu Dhabi. It also features residential properties.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
Al Seef Village Mall is a mall near Al Maqta Village which provides a unique retail and dining experience with an outdoor Mediterranean-inspired street market known as The Walk and an indoor mall. One can get to it in five minutes drive from the community. Some of the key brands and retail shops in the mall include:
- Al Jaber Optical
- Bellacure Nails
- Chocolate Lab
Another mall located at a distance of 13-minutes drive is Mushrif Mall. It features:
- LuLu Hypermarket
- The Market (city’s largest fresh and indoor market)
- More than 200 retail outlets
- Prayer halls
- Ample car parking
- Huge food court
- Fun and entertainment areas
It also has restaurants with alfresco dining option and coffee shops and cafeteria. It is a three-level complex which offers an eco-friendly, clean and subtle environment to cater to all levels of the client. It is spread over an area of 56,000 square metres.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
Residents can head to the nearest Al Seef Village Mall to enjoy a wide variety of dining options such as:
- La Brioche
- Papa Murphy's Pizza
Other restaurants near Al Maqta Village consist of:
- Oktay's Restaurant
Oktay's Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant which is eight minutes away and serves Turkish cuisine. The timings of the restaurant are from 7 am – 1 am. Teatro, six-minutes drive away, serves Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine. Its timings are from 6 pm – 11 pm and it is a casual dining restaurant serving European and Italian cuisine.
Nightlife options near Al Maqta Village, Speannes and W XYZ bar, are located at a distance of 10-minutes and 11-minutes drive from the locality, respectively.
BEACHES NEAR AL MAQTA VILLAGE
The nearest beach which is located at a distance of 25-minutes from the locality is Yas Beach. Residents of Al Maqta Village can visit Yas Island and enjoy access to the crystal clear water of the beach and mangroves surrounding it. Another beach near Al Maqta Village is Al Bateen Beach. This beach is accessible in 13-minutes and is best for picnics, swimming, and fishing, jet skiing and kayaking.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The top famous spots of leisure activities near Al Maqta Village include:
Khalifa Park, four-minutes drive away, is a leisure spot for cruising on the Lazy River. Moreover, it also offers the chance to enjoy many attractions and garden spaces in a fun-filled and safe environment. It also has its own Maritime Museum and features a Murjan Splash Park as well, where children can have great fun.
Mangrove Kayaking Tours is a tour filled with the leisure provided by the famous Noukhada Adventure Company. There is a bundle of kayaking tours for all levels of age. Kayaking in Eastern Mangroves helps in understanding the ecology of mangroves and beautiful remains of the city’s forests.
Ferrari World, 19-minutes away, is a branded theme park which is a landmark near Al Maqta Village as it has world’s fastest roller coaster. It also has a collection of Ferrari cars with models as old as 1947.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor activities near Al Maqta Village consist of:
- Swimming pool
- Well-equipped gym
- Public park
- Communal gardens
- Cycling tracks
Residents can head to these to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to stay fit. These can be a good source of entertainment for kids.
Residents can also head to the fitness centres near Al Maqta Village including Ultimate Fitness Women's Club and Blooms club which are three minutes away and SweatUAE which is four minutes away.
Beauty salons near Al Maqta Village are:
- Curls & Colors Ladies Salon
- Bellacure Nails
- Cosi Bella Ladies Salon
Curls & Colors Ladies Salon aspires to enhance the beauty of their customers from the inside out. Its services include beauty centre, hair centre, nails treatment and spa centre. One can get to it in two minutes. Bellacure Nails provides nail care, body spa, hair care and enhancements. It is accessible in five minutes. While Cosi Bella Ladies Salon, two minutes away, offers straightening services and numerous types of hair extensions.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There are two Facebook pages for this community with the same name. Though both of them are called, Al Maqtaa Village, their purpose is different. One page is for local business, while the other one is used for outdoor recreation.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The properties in Al Maqta Village are ideal for those who want to spend their lives in luxury and have a refined taste. However, these properties are recommended for families as they consist mostly of villas and there are limited options available for apartments.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is 17-minutes away
- Al Bateen Executive Airport, seven-minutes drive away
- Khalifa Park, four minutes away
- Corniche Road East, 13-minutes away
- Al Seef Village Mall, five minutes away
- Ministries Complex is a three-minutes drive away