ABOUT AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Located near the grand architectural marvel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al Maqtaa is a huge residential area on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. It is sometimes called Al Maqta or Al Maqta’a. The area was formerly known as Bain Al Jessrain, meaning ‘between two bridges’ in English. It is located in between Mussafah Bridge and Al Maqta Bridge.
One can mostly find villas in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi along with a handful of apartments available for rent. All properties feature contemporary infrastructure and are equipped with modern amenities.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A quiet residential area towards the south of Abu Dhabi
- There are mainly villas for rent and sale
- Mostly preferred by families
- Home to Al Maqtaa Fort, Al Maqtaa Tower and Al Maqtaa Bridge
- Features luxurious hotels for accomodation
Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is a family-friendly residential area situated away from the city centre. The region is also home to some popular tourist spots and landmarks such as Al Maqtaa Tower, Al Maqtaa Fort and Al Maqtaa Bridge. This district is old, but the residential units are made to perfection thanks to their ultra-modern design. A part of the area, on the waterfront side, is also under development.
PROPERTIES IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi’s rapid development is undeniable. Individuals belonging to various urban communities favour living in Abu Dhabi for many reasons. Hills Abu Dhabi is a gated compound in Maqta Abu Dhabi that is home to 147 villas with the option of 5 to 6-bedroom units. The sub-community comes with additional facilities such as swimming pools, a clubhouse, a health spa, a gym and a café.
Some houses are furnished and have a pleasant blend of traditional Emirati architecture and modern designs. Most villas have separate majlises, fully fitted kitchens and some even have pre-installed modern facilities. Houses also come with separate rooms for the house help, balconies, terraces and gardens.
Some properties which are closely connected to the waterfront area allow residents and tenants to enjoy the mesmerising coastal views from inside their homes. Such units are priced higher than others, but the investment is worth it.
One can also consider living in the neighbourhood because there are a handful of apartments for rent in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi. The configuration of flats ranges from studios to 3 BHK units.
There are few penthouses for rent in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi that are built with modern design aesthetics. These units are available in Al Maqtaa Village, offering master bedrooms with attached bathrooms, multiple balconies with spacious living room and a European style kitchen.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
- 5 BEDS
- 7 BATHS
- 5498 SQFT
- 5 BEDS
- 6 BATHS
- 5797 SQFT
Residential properties for rent in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi feature villas, apartments and few penthouses. Villas for rent in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi are priced between AED 130k and AED 360k yearly. A 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom villas for rent is priced at AED 130k and AED 190k per annum. Annual rent for a 5 bedroom-villa in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi ranges from AED 175k to AED 250k. Rents for a 7-bedroom villa in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is AED 360k per annum.
SALES TRENDS IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Average Sale Price in AED
Average Sale Price in AED
Properties for sale in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi feature few villa units and residential plots. The sale price of the 5-bedroom villa in Al Maqta Abu Dhabi is AED 5.4M.
ROI IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Investors interested in buying villas must note that 5-bed houses generate returns of 3.9%.
MOST POPULAR COMMUNITIES IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
- Al Maqta Village
- Hills Abu Dhabi
- Abu Dhabi Creek Business Resort
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months
According to Bayut’s statistics, Al Maqta Village is the most popular community in Al Maqta Abu Dhabi for renting properties. It features spacious villas that come with 3-bedrooms. You can rent villas in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi at as low as AED 130k yearly.
Hills Abu Dhabi is second most popular community on the list. It is a gated community known for its luxurious 5 to 6-bedroom villas.
The least popular area in Al Maqta Abu Dhabi is Abu Dhabi Creek Business Resort.
AREA FLOOR AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Those looking for floor plans can browse through the Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi floor plans available for popular communities in the area.
HOTELS IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is home to a range of hotels and resorts overlooking Khor Al Maqtaa. These include:
- Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr – Abu Dhabi
- Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
- Shangri-La Hotel Apartments Qaryat Al-Bari
Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is a 5-star beachfront hotel in Abu Dhabi with splendid views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The hotel has 369 guestroom and suites designed with contemporary elegance. For the comfort of the guests, the hotel offers numerous amenities. These include babysitting, concierge, laundry, safety security boxes, high-speed internet access, wheelchair accessibility, parking and car rentals and specialty shops. Guests can also plan a luxurious wedding or organise a meeting at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Meeting facilities available at the hotel include 6 meeting venues, a spacious ballroom, a distinctive outdoor lawn and beach venue. There are 5 restaurants and 4 bars at the hotel that can satisfy any cravings.
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri is a 4-star hotel with a private beach. Guests can choose from 301 well-appointed rooms and suites, designed to provide a comfortable stay. For an ultimate dining experience, there is Afyä restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can facilitate from hotel amenities such as Express check-in and check-out service, 24-hout IT butlers, postal & courier services, foreign exchange counter, taxi and limousine service, Wi-Fi access, a business centre and airport transfer.
Shangri-La Hotel Apartments Qaryat Al Beri is a 5-star hotel located at Khor Al Maqta. There are 160 guest rooms equipped with numerous facilities. The guest rooms have premium bedding, private bathroom, separate bathtubs, free toiletries, 32-inch LCD TV, furnished balcony or patio, daily housekeeping, tea/coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and free newspaper. Hotel amenities include buffet breakfast, poolside bar, room service, 2 outdoor pools, 5 meeting rooms, 24-hour business centre, conference space, full-service spa, 24-hour front desk, concierge and many others.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Traffic is not an issue in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi but paid parking spaces are difficult to find. Presently, there is a shortage of paid parking spaces in Al Maqtaa, which can trouble visitors. Villa residents, on the other hand, get reserved parking spaces for multiple vehicles. Apartment tenants generally receive one parking space per unit.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN MAQTA ABU DHABI
Downtown Abu Dhabi can be reached in 20 minutes via Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Public commuters can take Bus 56 to reach Al Maqtaa Village which is close to Al Maqtaa’s residential area. It is best to travel via a private car or taxi as public transportation in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is limited.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Doubling as a supermarket and department store Bain Al Jesrain Co-Operative Society is the go-to location for residents in Al Maqta area Abu Dhabi. It is located in the centre of the community, next to Bain Al Jessrain Families Garden.
Souq Planet is a supermarket with a new modern concept. It is the first supermarket in the region to introduce a digital shopping experience. You can choose one of their scanning devices or use their app, to self scan your items as you shop and head to the counter. Residents can also have their groceries delivered to home or shop online and collect their items in-store. It is a popular supermarket for its fresh produce, imported items and healthy ranges.
Otherwise, for daily essentials, Khalid Al Hamar Baqala, Baqalat Al Maqta, Al Haji Ahmed Supermarket, Osama Baqala, Bainal Jusrain and Green Villa Baqala are neighbourhood grocery stores in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi. Other nearby supermarkets include Spinneys and Castlerock Supermarket in Sas Al Nakhl Village.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
A few churches in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi are located at a short distance. Within an 8-minute drive, one can reach The Armenian Church Of Abu Dhabi, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Abu Dhabi Assembly Of God Church and more. These are closely dotted in the neighbouring area of Mussafah.
There are no temples for the Hindu community in the capital city, but there will be one by the end of 2021. Meanwhile, residents will have to visit the Al Souk Al Kabeer area in Dubai. However, there is the New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah, reachable in 11 minutes.
There are many mosques in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi. Right in the community’s centre, there is Shaikh Shakhboot Bin Sultan Mosque. Scattered throughout the area are other mosques such as Shaikh Hamdan Bin Muhamad Al Nahyan Mosque, Khalifa Ghaith Mosque, Bani Hashim Mosque, Khalifa Ahmed Jabara Murar Mosque and Gharibah bint Rashid Mosque. All these mosques are within walking distance from the community.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Parents get plenty of options for their preschoolers academic needs in the neighbourhood. There are many nurseries in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi, including International Montessori Nursery, Stepping Stones Nursery and Bright Kids Nursery.
Darweesh Bin Karam School is one of the other schools in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi. Those interested in memorizing the Quran can visit Shaikh Hamdan Bin Muhamad Al Nahyan Quran Memorization Centre in Maqta Abu Dhabi.
Schools near Maqta Abu Dhabi include Hunain School in Abu Dhabi Gate City, ADNOC Schools Sas Al Nakhl in Sas Al Nakhl Village and Al Yasmina Academy in Khalifa City A. These schools can be reached in 10 to 15 minutes.
One of the best universities in Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University’s SAN Campus can be found opposite Al Maqta Bridge. This is where the Petroleum Institute of Khalifa University can be found.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
Clinics in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi consist of Dr Fawzia Khalfan Medical Center, Al Maqtaa Healthcare Center and Doctor Sherif Mattar Specialized Center. The Bain Al Jesrain Pharmacy is located next to Bain Al Jessrain Families Garden.
There are no tertiary care hospitals in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi, but a few exist in the neighbouring areas. Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital is just 6 minutes away in Zayed Sports City. Experts in women and children healthcare issues, Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children is just 4 minutes away in the neighbouring Abu Dhabi Gate City community.
Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is a bridge away from central Abu Dhabi, it is closely connected with popular areas such as Zayed Sports City which lies on the west of Al Maqta area Abu Dhabi.
On the south, it shares borders with Abu Dhabi Gate City and further down you can find the neighbourhood of Mussafah. Located towards the east of Al Maqtaa are Sas Al Nakhl Village, Al Raha Golf Gardens and Khalifa City A.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri is one of the modern souks in Abu Dhabi located at the west of Al Maqtaa. It is accessible at a short 5-minute drive away from the southern end of the community.
For a grander shopping experience, residents can visit Al Seef Village Mall on Al Salam Street. It is 10 minutes away and houses many retail shops and an outdoor market with dining outlets.
It takes roughly 20 minutes to reach The Mall at World Trade Centre, Al Wahda Mall and Khalidiyah Mall. These are all the best shopping malls in Abu Dhabi and promise a luxurious shopping experience.
RESTAURANTS IN AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
This area is popular with those who love to try new dishes and cuisines. From ones that serve authentic Arab dishes to popular fast-food chains, there are several restaurants in Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi.
Fast food eateries can be found in the petrol pumps in the area. Residents can choose from Burger King, Subway, Texas Chicken and more. Popular casual dining restaurants consist of Arabian eateries such as Milas, Bait Ommy and Al Sayyad Restaurant & Grills.
The Souk Qaryat Al Beri is the shopping avenue of the hotel and is also home to a few fine-dining eateries such as The Meat Co and Ushna. Other restaurants in The Souk are Sho Cho for sushi lovers, Azzurro for Italian cuisine and Itran for Moroccan fare.
Venetian Village is a food hub of different fine-dining restaurants, it is part of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Its best-known restaurants are the Indian Punjab Grill, French seafood eatery La Brassiere and Barfly by Buddha Bar which features a range of different cuisines. Those looking for Christmas brunches in Abu Dhabi for AED 200 to AED 300, can check out Barfly by Buddha Bar. It offers some of the popular seasonal dishes and desserts.
There are many fine-dining restaurants in Al Maqta Abu Dhabi, located in the hotels in the community. The Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri houses the French restaurant Bord Eau, Middle Eastern cuisine can be found in Sofra BLD, while Asian dishes can be relished in Shang Palace and Hoi An.
The best restaurants in The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal are the Lebanese fine-dining restaurant Mijana, The Forge steakhouse and one of the top Chinese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, the Asian Li Jang restaurant.
Nightlife options can be found in the above-mentioned hotels, such as the Sorso lounge in The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal and the Al Hanah Bar in the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri. The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate Hotel also has the Belgian Beer Cafe and the Al Naseem Pool Bar.
BEACHES NEAR AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
One of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi, Corniche Beach is just 30 minutes away. It is the best outdoor destination as it has many amenities such as shaded walkways, picnic spots and ample seated areas. There is also a play area for kids along with volleyball courts, two football pitches and multiple playing fields.
Yas Beach can also be reached in the same amount of time and is another popular beach in Abu Dhabi. Yas Beach, however, requires paid admission.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The iconic Al Maqtaa Bridge connects the city of Abu Dhabi to the mainland. It has been there since 1967 and its significance will never be forgotten.
Built by renowned architects, Al Maqtaa Fort is a jewel in Abu Dhabi’s history. One can go through the important pages of Abu Dhabi’s history by visiting Al Maqta Fort. It is suggested to hire a guide for a comprehensive tour of the fort.
Khor Al Maqtaa is a historic waterway that separates Abu Dhabi from the mainland. Visitors can easily spot Al Maqta Fort and the Al Maqtaa Watchtower from either side of Khol Al Maqta.
Just 15 minutes away is Al Forsan International Sports Resort. One can enjoy a variety of water and motor activities in the resort. It is also the first location to introduce the water cable park system in the Middle East, it is a training centre for beginners and experts who like to wakeboard, wakeskate, water ski etc.
The kart circuit is open all year round and can be booked for corporate events, birthdays and other parties. Al Forsan International Sports Resort also offers training for a wide range of equestrian disciplines including polo, horse riding and show jumping.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Talking about parks, Bain Al Jessrain Families Garden is a park located in the centre of the community. Residents can also find Khor Al Maqtaa Park and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Park 5 near the neighbouring sub-community of The Hills, Al Maqtaa.
People who like to work out in a well-equipped gym can head out to Junior Gym, Lion Gym and Tone Fitness Studio. These three are right in the premises near the Bain Al Jessrain Families Garden.
Ladies have numerous pampering and spa day options in the neighbourhood. Flair Ladies Beauty Center, Papecha Spa Beauty Centre, Nona Colonna Ladies Salon and Le Beautique Spa Center are just a few of the spas and salons in the area. For a more deluxe experience, you can visit CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri and ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.
On the National Day of the UAE, firework and air shows are held at Khor Al Maqta by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. People from other areas of Abu Dhabi also gather in Khor Al Maqta to enjoy the breathtaking firework display.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Maqtaa Abu Dhabi is a calm district with a family-friendly lifestyle with a wide range of villas. Singletons looking for apartments do not have as many choices.
FAQS ABOUT AL MAQTAA ABU DHABI
WHERE IS AL MAQTAA LOCATED IN ABU DHABI?
Al Maqtaa is a residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. It is located in between Mussafah Bridge and Al Maqta Bridge.
How to get to Al Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi by Bus?
You can take bus 54 that have routes that pass near Al Maqta Bridge.