ABOUT AL NAHDA 1
Al Nahda 1 is a mixed-use development set on the Dubai-Sharjah border. It is a sub-community of Al Nahda Dubai, featuring affordable accommodation options and an abundance of communal facilities and amenities. Besides residential and commercial buildings, the family-friendly neighbourhood is home to the oldest shopping mall – Al Mulla Plaza and Rashid Stadium. The city’s primary thoroughfare – Al Ittihad Road, runs along with the community connecting it to the central areas of the emirate in a short drive.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A sub-district of Al Nahda Dubai
- Offering a mix of apartments, offices and shops
- An ideal neighbourhood for families and individuals
- Listed among areas with affordable accommodation options
- Located on the Dubai-Sharjah border
- Home to Al Mulla Plaza and Shabab Al Ahli Football Club
Al Nahda 1 was originally a part of Al Qusais, but it has become a sought-after residential community with recent developments. Those looking for a quiet neighbourhood with affordable apartment rentals and easy access to amenities can consider moving to Al Nahda 1. It is also listed among the best areas for Pakistani expats living in Dubai. The well-connected road network and plenty of public transportation options are other community features.
PROPERTIES IN AL NAHDA 1
The residential district is dotted with low to mid-rise apartment buildings featuring studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom flats. These buildings come with a range of shared facilities such as a parking area, fitness centre and 24-hour security and concierge. When it comes to apartments in these buildings, there are unique layouts available from which prospective residents can choose as per their requirements. Most residential units come with a living area, fitted kitchen, built-in wardrobes, attached bathrooms in bedrooms, and a balcony or a storeroom.
Commercial properties in Al Nahda 1 include offices, shops, commercial floors, plots and buildings. The fitted and fully-furnished offices spread over an area of 50 sq. ft. to 10,612 sq. ft. with shared parking spaces and 24-hour security and surveillance service. Shops in Al Nahda 1 come with an area ranging between 1,200 sq. ft. to 7,602 sq. ft. and are suitable for supermarkets or convenience stores. Those interested in setting up a business can purchase a commercial building, a complete floor or a plot in Al Nahda.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL NAHDA 1
The rental range of apartments in Al Nahda 1 is listed below:
- The annual rent for studios in Al Nahda 1 ranges between AED 20k to AED 35k
- 1-bedroom apartment for rent in Al Nahda 1 can be leased in AED 23k to AED 45k per year
- The spacious 2-bedroom apartment for rent in Al Nahda 1 is available in AED 34k to AED 95k
- Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Al Nahda 1 starts from AED 51k to AED 90k per year
- The annual rent for 4-bedroom apartments in Al Nahda 1 can cost around AED 73k to AED 80k
Al Nahda 1 is a part of one of the top areas for renting apartments in Dubai due to its affordable price range and easy access to public transport. However, residents can compare these prices with other flats for rent in Al Nahda to get a better idea before deciding.
The price range of commercial properties in Al Nahda 1 is as follows:
- The annual rent for offices in Al Nahda 1 ranges between AED 2.9k to AED 477k
- The annual rent for shops in Al Nahda 1 ranges between AED 130k to AED 280k
A few commercial plots for rent are available for AED 2.5M per year.
SALE TRENDS IN AL NAHDA 1
Al Nahda 1 is an established neighbourhood with fewer options for investors. Interested end-users can purchase apartments in Al Nahda 1 in the Dubai Star Building located at the intersection of Al Ittihad Street and Baghdad Street. The average sale price of 2-bedroom apartments in Al Nahda 1 is AED 650k.
For commercial properties in the community, shops and offices are available for sale. The average price of an office for sale in Al Nahda 1 is AED 2.9M, while commercial plots and buildings can be purchased at AED 12M and AED 36.5M, respectively.
AL NAHDA 1 FLOOR PLANS
Bayut has created a simple format for 2D and 3D floor plans on the website. Interested tenants can look at Al Nahda 1 floor plans to find the unit type and bed type they are interested in.
POPULAR BUILDINGS IN AL NAHDA 1
Apartment buildings in Al Nahda 1 offer plenty of options in terms of apartments with different sizes and rental ranges. Take a look at some of the popular facilities in the sub-district:
H N Lootah Building is a 13-floor building offering 90 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. It has basement level parking, 24-hour security and concierge services and a gym and pool. Situated near the Dubai-Sharjah border, Al Kaabi Building is another mid-rise apartment building with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats.
Those looking for studios can find plenty of options in Al Waleed Building, while the spacious 4-bedroom units are available in Bin Juma 5 Building located near 11th Street. The 16-storey Dubai Star Building is another development in the district offering studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units. Mai Tower is a mixed-use building in Al Nahda 1 spread across 26 floors with parking levels and lifestyle amenities. Other popular buildings in the neighbourhood are Al Mattar Tower and Al Razooki Building.
HOTELS IN AL NAHDA 1
There are two hotels in Al Nahda 1 including:
- Nawras Hotel Apartments
- Lavender Hotel and Hotel Apartments
Nawras Hotel Apartments is a 4-star hotel with well-appointed rooms and suites and a range of amenities. The hotel has an all-day dining restaurant, a temperature-controlled swimming pool and a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room. It is conveniently located near NMC Speciality Hospital Al Nahda and an 8-minute drive away from Dubai International Airport.
Lavender Hotel and Hotel Apartments has 143 rooms and suites and 116 1 and 2-bedroom apartments equipped with modern amenities. It has two restaurants serving Indian, Pakistani, and Iranian cuisine and a banquet for seminars, weddings, and conferences. The hotel is located beside Al Ittihad Street, next to Al Nahda Medical Fitness Centre Dubai.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL NAHDA 1
There are plenty of parking spaces in Al Nahda 1 for residents and visitors alike. Each building in the community comes with a dedicated car parking area on the podium or basement level. The public parking facility is also available when the dedicated facility gets filled up.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN AL NAHDA 1
The mode of public transportation in Al Nahda 1 includes bus, taxi and metro service. Residents can take Bus F21, 22 and F23 from stations within the community. Besides the Dubai bus, there is a Green Line metro station situated around the corner of the community. It will take a short drive of 5 to 10-minutes for those residing in the central city to reach Stadium Metro Station. Other metro stations nearby include Al Nahda Metro Station and Al Qiyadah Metro Station.
Those with private cars can take advantage of a well-connected road network for commuting. Al Ittihad Road (E11) runs along with the community connecting with Sharjah and the central areas of Dubai. It will take an 8-minute drive to reach Al Majaz in Sharjah and 12-minutes to reach Deira. Other streets running along with the community are Baghdad Street (D95), Al Nahda Street (D93) and Amman Street (D97).
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL NAHDA 1 DUBAI
Most supermarkets in Al Nahda 1 Dubai are located on the ground level of residential buildings to cater to the grocery needs of residents. These include Royal Express Mini Mart, Daily Shop Supermarket, Al Mahasel Supermarket and Saifee Supermarket. Residents looking for affordable grocery stores in Dubai can head to Shaklan Supermarket or visit West Zone Fresh Supermarket – one of the best supermarkets in Dubai. Both the grocery stores in the community are easily accessible via 3rd Street.
MOSQUES IN AL NAHDA 1 DUBAI
Muslims can head to Fatimah Mohammed Ali Mosque and Al Nahda 1 Mosque to offer their prayers. Al Zarooni Al Kabeer Mosque and Khadija Mosque are other mosques near the community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL NAHDA 1 DUBAI
Winners Chapel International Dubai is a Living Faith Church Worldwide branch where Christian fellows gather and worship. It is the nearest facility for residents accessible in a 10-minute drive. Other churches near Al Nahda 1 Dubai are Redeemer Church of Dubai and All Nations Tabernacle.
Hindu community members can drive for 18-minutes to reach the temples in Bur Dubai. These temples have large prayer areas where special events are celebrated with zeal, such as Diwali and Shiv Ratri.
SCHOOLS IN AL NAHDA 1 DUBAI
Families with toddlers and parents-going children can find reputable education institutes within the community. These include:
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
- Active Mindz Nursery
- Singing Birds Nursery
Chubby Cheeks Nursery Al Nahda branch offers education to 1-year to 4-years old children. It has four different timings from which parents can choose as per their convenience. Like other branches of Chubby Cheeks nurseries in Dubai, it also has an open-door policy for limited seats in all age groups. Other nursery schools in Al Nahda 1 are Singing Birds Nursery and Active Mindz Nursery.
Al Maaref Private School is the nearest facility for parents looking for a US-based curriculum school without compromising Islamic values. It is a co-education school offering education to Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. It will take an 8-minute drive to reach the school. Other schools near the community are Al Diyafah High School and GEMS Education Group – The Millennium School.
The state-of-the-art women’s campus of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is located a 5-minute drive from the community. Dubai Women’s Campus (DBW) offers bachelor’s degrees in Engineering Technology & Science, Applied Media, Health Sciences and Business. Other higher education institutes nearby include The Emirates College for Management & Information Technology and Exeed College.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL NAHDA 1
Al Nahda Medical Fitness Centre Dubai is a reputed visa medical centre in Dubai located near Lavender Hotel. It is a certified medical screening centre providing accurate and efficient results to expat residents. Other healthcare facilities in Al Nahda 1 Dubai include Aster Clinic Al Nahda Dubai and Riva Laser Medical Centre. Moreover, pharmacies are also dotted around the neighbourhood to facilitate residents.
Those looking for further medical assistance can head to NMC Speciality Hospital in a 5-minute drive. It is one of the best hospitals in Dubai affiliated with major national and international insurance companies to provide direct billing services. The hospital has an extensive range of modern facilities such as digital X-Ray machines, mammograms, patient-friendly MRI and ultrasound machines.
Al Nahda 1 Dubai shares a border with popular residential and commercial areas of the city. These include Al Qusais to the east and Al Twar to the south. The sub-communities of the oldest commercial district – Deira, such as Hor Al Anz East and the villa community Al Wuheida lie close to the sub-district. The other sub-communities of Al Nahda – Al Nahda 2 and Al Nahda Sharjah are situated to the eastern and northern sides, respectively. Other nearby areas include Abu Hail and Al Khabisi.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL NAHDA 1
Al Mulla Plaza is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, with several retail outlets, dining options and ample parking space. It has stores of fabric, scarves, jewellery, souvenirs and watches. The shopping mall in Al Nahda 1 Dubai is situated close to Al Nahda Street and Al Ittihad Road.
Sahara Centre Sharjah is another popular shopping mall nearby, featuring a diverse range of shopping outlets, F&B outlets and entertainment facilities. It is strategically located on the Dubai- Sharjah border facilitating the residents of both the emirates. Popular stores of the mall are Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, Lacoste, Splash, Mothercare, MAC and Spinneys supermarket. It will take a 5-minute drive to reach the mall. Other malls near the community are Bin Shabib Mall and Al Madina Mall.
RESTAURANTS IN AL NAHDA 1
There is no shortage of restaurants in Al Nahda 1 serving tasteful South Asian dishes. Some of the popular ones are:
- Bombay Bistro Restaurant
- Kilcoole Restaurant
- Madras Vegetarian Restaurant
- Calicut Chef Restaurant
- Sigdi Restaurant Al Nahda
- Meerz Restaurant & Cafe
Those who love a steaming pot of biryani can head to Kulcha King in Mai Tower. Although the restaurant is known for kulchas, it is also listed among the best biryani restaurants in Dubai. Other top restaurants nearby include Naba Restaurant and Big Bites Restaurant. Nightlife options in the community include Koyla Lounge & Café and Sports Star Restaurant & Café.
BEACHES NEAR AL NAHDA 1
Since the sub-district is close to Sharjah, residents can easily drive to the popular beaches of the emirate. These include Al Khan Beach and Sharjah Open Beach. Otherwise, they can head to Al Mamzar Beach Park for water sports activities such as jet skiing and snorkelling. It also has a cafeteria, jogging track, chalets and play areas for children.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Shabab Al Ahli Club in Al Nahda is one of the top football clubs in Dubai led by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The club was established to support youth and provide them with a suitable environment for the game. It is also equipped with several recreational facilities such as fitness rooms, lecture halls and physiotherapy equipment. The club is home to Rashid Stadium, where several football matches have been played.
Cleopatra Sports Services in Shabab Al Ahli Club is another recreational facility for kids and adults. It has academies for badminton, basketball, fencing, gymnastics, karate, table tennis and volleyball where you can enrol and get trained under qualified coaches.
Al Ahli Horse Riding Club in Al Nahda 1 is listed among the top places for horse riding in Dubai, offering a wide range of lessons such as dressage, showjumping and bare-back riding. It is located near Amman Street, close to Shabab Al Ahli Club.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Nahda Pond Park is a popular recreational facility with a kids play area, lush landscaped gardens and volleyball, tennis and basketball courts. Other parks near Al Nahda 1 are Al Qusais Community Park and Al Twar Park.
Most of the apartment buildings in the community have a fitness centre on the ground level equipped with modern exercise equipment. Those looking for other options can head to Lions Fitness Gym Al Nahda and Ultra Mass Gym & Fitness Centre.
There are plenty of salons in Al Nahda for men and women dotted near Amman Street. These include Streaks Beauty Salon, Sama Al Nahda Men Salona and Belle Avenue Beauty Salon.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join Al Nahda Dubai Residents and Al Nahda 1, 2 Dubai Community/Residents group on Facebook to stay connected with community members.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Nahda 1 is a family-friendly community with easy accessibility to a range of amenities and facilities. Residents don’t need to go outside as the schools, grocery stores, mosques and healthcare facilities are all available within the neighbourhood. With a list of advantages, there are a few cons to living in Al Nahda. It is next to the major road of the emirate, which means residents will experience traffic congestion during peak hours.