ABOUT AL MARIAH
Nestled in the beautiful and serene community of Al Raha Gardens, Al Mariah is a freehold community by Aldar Properties, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Located just a few minutes away from the Abu Dhabi highway, the locality is surrounded by day-to-day necessities like medical centers, high-end dining destinations and places of worship.
IN A NUTSHELL
Highlights of Al Mariah community are:
- Landscaped gardens
- Spacious layouts
- Banks and Pharmacies
- 24-hour security
The gated community provides its residents with a family-oriented atmosphere and peaceful and calm surroundings. Houses are lined with greenery and come with private courtyards and swimming pools.
PROPERTIES IN AL MARIAH
Properties in Al Mariah Community are composed of townhouses and villas. Featuring 3 and 4 bedrooms, the properties have spacious layouts and modern arabesque-style built. Townhouses for rent in the community ask for generous prices as compared to the rental value of villas.
- A 4-bed villa can cost around AED 190k yearly
- Renting 3-bedroom townhouses can cost the annual price of AED 150k to 170k
- Rental prices for 4-bedroom townhouses ranges between AED 185k to 190k
The villas for sale in Al Mariah are popular in the market because of the affordable range they offer. Fluctuation in the prices depends on the sizes that range between 2,582 sq. ft. to 4,307 sq. ft.
- The selling price of 3-bedroom villas ranges from AED 2.5 M to AED 2.7M
- 4 bedroom villas are sold under AED 3.1M
Townhouses for sale in Al Mariah are also offered at competitive prices covering the area of 2,745 sq. ft. to 2,775 sq. ft.
- Sale price of 3-bedroom townhouse ranges between AED 2M to 2.4M
- A 4-bed townhouse can be bought at AED 2.5M
All residential units in Al Mariah community come with a spacious living room, dining area, 1 or 2 extra bathrooms fitted with contemporary accessories, extra rooms for guests and a fully-fitted American-style kitchen. Spacious villas feature a terrace, study room, storeroom and utility room with private swimming pool and courtyard.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MARIAH
Residents need not worry about the parking options as parking spaces in Al Mariah are conveniently available in the villas. At least 2 cars can be accommodated in large garages. There is another option for parking cars on the streets, outside properties.
The gated community doesn’t allow taxis although residents can book online cabs like Uber, Careem. Public transportation near Al Mariah include Abu Dhabi Shahama Village Bus Stop, that is a 22-minute drive.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL MARIAH
There is just one supermarket in Al Mariah Community that is Safa Express supermarket. Residents can simply walk there in an 8-minute stroll. The supermarket has a wide selection of items at reasonable prices. Other supermarkets near Al Mariah include City Star Hypermarket, International Hypermarket, Granite supermarket all located on Theyab Bin Essa St. accessible in just 9 minutes’ drive.
MOSQUES NEAR AL MARIAH
The community is surrounded by mosques, two local mosques are located at a 6-minute distance; residents can also reach there on foot. Jama Al Hamd, Albasit Mosque and Al Asadain mosque are a few other mosques near Al Mariah Community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL MARIAH
Churches near Al Mariah are all under a 20-minute drive towards Musaffah. The names include Mar Thoma Church, Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church, St. and Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church.
BAPS Mandir is the only temple near Al Mariah for Hindu residents, located on Al Sad Road it is a 23-minute drive straight on Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL MARIAH
There are many reputable educational institutions near the community.
Nurseries near Al Mariah :
- The Windsor Early Years Nursery
- Children’s House Montessori
- Sunny Meadows Montessori Nursery
Schools near Al Mariah :
- Raha International School
- GEMS American Academy
- Al Yasmina School
GEMS American Academy is a short drive of 9 minutes, offering 12 years of high-quality education. The school is a mix of International Baccalaureate (IB) and American curriculum. Raha International School offers its students extra-curricular activities as well as IB curriculum academics. Being the closest facility, it is just a 6-minute drive from the area.
A few universities are also located near the community which include Khalifa University in Masdar City, 15 minutes away and Zayed University a 19-minute drive straight on Theyab nin Essa St. Residents can also travel to Abu Dhabi University on Al Hyder Road, a 19-minute drive.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL MARIAH
Clinics and hospitals near Al Mariah include:
- NMC Royal
- Provita International Medical Centre
- Dar Al Shifa
Provita International Medical Centre and Dar Al Shifa are the closest medical facilities from the area, at an easy commute of just 6 minutes. Both hospitals are located opposite each other, providing the best treatments to visitors.
Mediclinic is located on Al Mireef St. and takes about 8 minutes to reach via car. The medical facility provides various services in departments like gynecology, paediatrics, ENT, physiotherapy, dermatology, radiology and many others.
NMC Royal offers expert medical facilities and is within a convenient reach of an 11-minute drive. The hospital is a multi-specialty healthcare center that has an emergency department and four operation theaters.
Apart from the medical centers, the nearest pharmacy is Boots Pharmacy just 4 minutes away.
Being a part of Al Raha Gardens, Al Mariah Community is located quite close to well-established communities such as,
- Khalifa City
- Samaliyah Island
- Masdar City
Samaliyah Island is on the northern side of the community while Masdar City is on the south-eastern end. Khalifa City covers the whole southern region of Al Mariah, sharing its many communal facilities with neighbouring areas.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL MARIAH
Popular shopping malls in Al Mariah include:
- Gardens Plaza
- Yas Mall
- Al Raha Mall
The popular shopping destination, Gardens Plaza is right within the community, only 4 minutes from the area. Gardens Plaza is comparatively a small shopping destination but is the closest option for residents. It features many popular local and international brands like:
- Pets Delight
- Grand Optical
For a detailed shopping spree, there is Al Raha Mall which is comparatively a larger option for shopping, boasts many popular shopping brands along with dining and entertainment options and Dubai Islamic Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank. Located at a drive of 12 minutes, the mall is close to the highway. Yas Mall is the best shopping destination where visitors can find 6 fun things to do besides shopping. Featuring a 20-screen cinema and 3 floors of various shopping and dining options it is a 17-minute straight drive on the highway.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL MARIAH
Although people living in the community have plenty of dining options nearby, they can still visit the nearest mall Garden Plaza to enjoy international fast food chains or cafes, some include:
- Doner & Gyro
- Papa Murphy’s Pizza
- Circle Café
Countless other high-end dining options apart from these are located nearby. Some restaurants near Al Mariah are:
- Shish Shawerma
- 1868 Restaurant
- Pizza Di Rocci
- Azure Restaurant
1868 restaurant is set in an artistic setting serving tasty international cuisines and beverages, located near Mediclinic hospital it is just an 8-minute drive. Pizza Di Rocci is home to traditional Italian cuisines. The restaurant uses home-made ingredients and is sure to satisfy your pizza and pasta cravings.
You can also visit Shish Shawerma in Khalifa City that serves a variety of shawarma, a traditional Mediterranean dish, located at just 9-minute drive. Azure in Al Raha Beach Hotel is just a 12-minute drive from the area.
BEACHES NEAR AL MARIAH
Residents have easy access to two beaches near Al Mariah community. Al Raha Beach Hotel and Al Raha Beach Chalets, available in just 13 minutes of drive. One can go swimming or even enjoy water sports at one of these beaches.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few leisure and entertainment options nearby include:
- Cheeky Monkeys Abu Dhabi
- Al Forsan International Sports Resorts
Cheeky Monkeys on Al Forsan St. 11-minute drive away is a fun and interactive place for both adults and children alike. Parents can enjoy beverages and watch their children at play here. The entertainment destination for kids provides a safe and exciting environment making them as active as ever. There is an indoor play-area safe for youngsters and a party area for children up to 8 years old where they can celebrate birthdays and spend a fun-filled birthday.
Al Forsan International Sports Resorts is an expansive entertaining destination that offers several fun activities like karting on go-karts, archery and offers a clean and well-maintained watersport section. It is ideal for gatherings and group activities. Families also got many eateries and a gym, located on Street 12 in Khalifa City, it is just 10 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents of Al Mariah can enjoy several outdoor activities such as swimming, golfing in Abu Dhabi Golf Centre and other sports, the venues include:
- Easy Swim
- Emirates Karate
- Pearl sports club Compound
- Al Forsan Equestrian Centre
Al Forsan Equestrian Centre is an exotic and exciting facility for the families living in the community. People can enjoy sports like kart racing, horse riding, badminton, and indoor games.
Gyms near Al Mariah community are equipped with the latest machines and friendly trainers. Health centers worth visiting include, Beyond Health Club on Street 9 in Al Jabar Compound, is just a 9-minute drive away. European Club is 12 minutes away. Fit & Flex Studio on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St. is 11 minutes distance via drive.
Salons and spas near Al Mariah are:
- Oriental Wellness Spa
- Top Spa and Beauty Center
- Bella Dona
Oriental Wellness Spa is a straight 8-minute drive from the area. It is the closest option to get treatments done as well as enjoy a day full of relaxation and reinvigoration. The spa also provides services service such as makeup by certified make-up artists and hair and facial treatments. Top Spa and Beauty Center in Khalifa City is an 11-minute drive. Bella Dona on Street 3 is an 8 minute drive.
There are no grand events hosted in the community, but residents can always visit across to Gardens Plaza, where a few small events are held. Other than this, the neighbouring communities plan concerts and Christmas day events where residents of the surrounding communities are also welcome.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can stay connected on social media by joining the community group Al Raha Gardens - Community - Abu Dhabi.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Mariah is well-known for its peaceful environment so it is not very keen on big social gatherings. People who love to party and keep a large social circle will have to visit other communities to attend events and large social meet-ups.
- 12 minutes from Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway
- 9 minutes from Al Ain Road - Abu Dhabi
- 10 minutes from Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan St.
- 14 minutes to Abu Dhabi International Airport