ABOUT AL MURABAA
Al Ain, the fourth-biggest city in the UAE, is also known as the "Greenhouse City" because of its greenery, parks and tree-lined roads. Al Murabaa is located close to Central District in Al Ain. It is popular because of the Murabaa Heritage Fort and Al Murabaa Heritage Festival held every year to honour the police.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Commercial district in Al Ain
- Residential options comprise villas
- Close to Oman border
- Allows easy access to retail shops, supermarkets and restaurants
Al Murabaa is a city-centric area in Al Ain with mostly villas available for rent. It is considered as the business centre of the city. The Oman border lies to the north of the area. It is a densely populated district with a mix of renovated and old villas. One also gets to see the traditional Emirati forts and cannons in the district.
The commercial area of Al Murabaa comprises low-rise buildings. These also have apartments available for residential purposes.
PROPERTIES IN AL MURABAA
The area is named after famous Al Murabaa fort which was built in 1948 by H.H Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. There are many residential villas in Al Murabaa available in 3 and 4-bedroom configurations. The villas have a coverage area of 2,800 to 3,000 sq. ft. The bedrooms have attached bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes. There is a spacious living area in every villa. The kitchen is semi-open and is laced with tiles and fitted cabinets. The bathrooms are fully equipped with all fitting and fixtures. All the villas have separate maid’s room. There is space for covered car parking in every house. Rental prices of a 4-bedroom villa lie between AED 73k to AED 75k whereas, the rent of a 3-bedroom villa is approximately AED 80k per year.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL MURABAA
Al Sheikha Salama Masjid - 2 bus stop is at a 5-minute drive and bus E 201 services this bus stop. For commuting to other emirates, the Central Bus Station of Al Ain is 6 minutes away from the area.
Residents get multiple car parking spaces within the villa. There are also public car parking spaces in the area, especially around commercial buildings.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL MURABAA
Living in Al Murabaa is quite convenient and there are many supermarkets in Al Murabaa where residents can head out for grocery shopping. Dawar Al Saah and Mohammad Akhtar Supermarkets are 3 minutes away. Lulu Center is at a 6-minute drive. Taj Al Khair Supermarket, Barkat Al Madeena Supermarket, Mefroz and Mohammed Akhtar Supermarket are also within the premises.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL MURABAA
There are many mosques in Al Murabaa. Al Murabaa Central Mosque and Al Miqdad Ibn al Aswad Mosque are located toward the east. Sayyida Shamsa Bint Ahmed Al Suwaidi Mosque is near Al Ain Mall. Other mosques in the area include Kuwaithat Mosque, Masjid Al Murabaa and Abdullah Al Zarouni Mosque.
Some churches are in the nearby area of Al Jahili including Al Ain Evangelical Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Afrikaanse Gemeente Church. There are no temples in Al Ain which means Hindu believers need to drive to the neighbouring emirates.
SCHOOLS IN AL MURABAA
People who are living in the district can find several schools in Al Murabaa to choose from. Future International School, International Private School, Al Ain Academy, and Jooha School are located close to the area. Future International School follows the American curriculum and International Private School follows the curriculum planned by the Ministry of Education.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL MURABAA
Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital is one of the hospitals in Al Murabaa. It is located in the heart of the city and offers a wide range of medical and surgical services. Other nearby hospitals include Orthoplus Bone and Joint Centre, Al Ain Al Ahalia Medical Centre and Burjeel Royal Hospital. These are not more than 9 minutes away from the area.
Specialty clinics include Al Dera Dental Clinic which is only 2 minutes away and Kaya Skin Clinic is at a 4-minute drive away. Residents can also find many pharmacies in the vicinity. Life Pharmacy, Boots Pharmacy, Al Ezza Pharmacy, Al Senaeya Pharmacy and Al Shaab Pharmacy are 6 minutes away.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL MURABAA
Al Ain Mall is a premier shopping and leisure destination mall in Al Murabaa. It was opened in 2001 and is one of the most popular malls in the city. This mall occupies over 2,500,000 sq. ft. of space and showcases 350 world-renowned shops and 60 restaurants and cafes. Finding a parking space is easy too as it has 3,000 covered parking spaces spread across 3 levels. It is just 3 minutes away.
RESTAURANTS IN AL MURABAA
Residents can head out to one of the many restaurants in Al Murabaa including world-renowned eateries such as Shakespeare and Co., PF Chang's, KFC, and Nandos. Other restaurants in the vicinity are Shawarmer Baik Restaurant, Applebee’s, Raslan Restaurant, Fuddruckers and Caravan Restaurant.
Royal Mughal is near Applebee’s and it specialises in Indian cuisine. It also operates as Royal Mughal Express and Royal Mughal Bistro in Dubai. Steak and Bake is another restaurant near Al Andalus Compound.
BEACHES NEAR AL MURABAA
There are no beaches near Al Murabaa. Residents have to drive for 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Jumeirah Beach. While it is the nearest beach, it is usually crowded.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
To enjoy Al Ain’s nightlife, residents of Al Murabaa can spot McGettigan’s Pub at a 6-minute drive. Radisson Club House is also 7 minutes away with a bar tucked inside. Moodz and Trader Vic’s are two bars located close to each other near Al Jahili Fort.
Al Murabaa Fort is a landmark in the area. It was built in 1948 and is marked in the centre of the city. It was previously used as an administrative office and a celebration venue for religious festivals like Ramadan. This popular tourist attraction in Al Ain is within the vicinity.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Trampo Extreme is near Al Ain Mall which has several rows of trampolines and includes activities such as basketball, high jump, airbag, trapeze, battle beam and wall climbing. Al Ainawi Karate & Gym and two other privately owned gyms are within the community. Man Top Gym is near Al Salam Street.
A number of salons are in the area including Nice Dream Salon, High Life Beauty Salon Spa, Pink Marina Ladies Beauty Centre and Lou Lou Ladies Salon. Men can find Riyadh Salon for Men near Murabba Heritage Fort.
Al Murabaa Heritage Festival honours the police every year since 2016. A number of activities are held to entertain and educate the citizens. Police car display, a horse parade, police band shows and K9 dog squads are part of the event.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It is a metropolitan area in Al Ain. It houses the famous Al Murabaa Fort and Al Ain Mall. The property configuration only includes a mix of traditional and some newly constructed villas. However, it is not solely a residential district. It is considered a commercial area.
- Al Murabaa Fort is 3 minutes away
- Close to Oman Border
- Al Ain Mall is within the vicinity