ABOUT AL NUD
Located within the Al Qasimia area of Sharjah is the residential sector Al Nud. This sub-community features mid-rise apartment buildings and a host of amenities within easy access. Buildings in the area offer plenty of facilities for a comfortable lifestyle. Not to mention, recreational centres are also located close to Al Nud, offering a wholesome lifestyle for residents in one of the most developed areas in Sharjah.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of a vibrant community with friendly environment
- 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for rent and sale
- Facilities in residential buildings include parking facilities and security
- Nearby amenities include schools, hospitals and malls
- Affordable real estate prices
- Ideal location for individuals as well as families
People who rent or buy properties in Al Nud will become part of a friendly community in a well-developed area. Some of the highlights of the community include:
- Al Nad Park
- Al Mahatta Museum
- Mega Mall
In addition, Al Nud is also situated close to several residential districts in Sharjah, such as Al Majaz and Al Manakh.
PROPERTIES IN AL NUD
In terms of properties in Al Nud, one can choose to rent or buy apartments with one, two or three bedrooms.
- Rental prices for apartments in Al Nud range from AED 17.5k to AED 50k per year
- One can also buy a flat in Al Nud for AED 450k
Covered areas for 1-bedroom flats range from 557 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft. These units feature one bedroom and one bathroom. Bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and bathrooms also comprise a bathtub. 1-bedroom flats with covered areas upwards of 600 sq. ft. also have a guest bathroom. Moreover, the apartments also have closed kitchens with cabinets, along with a living/dining area.
- Rental prices for 1-bedroom apartments in Al Nud range from AED 17.5k to AED 35 k per year
Next, we have 2-bedroom flats in the sub-community with covered areas ranging from 970 sq. ft to 1,800 sq. ft. These units feature two ensuite bedrooms, along with a closed kitchen and large hall. With large windows and balcony access (in selected units), these apartments get a lot of natural lighting as well.
- Rental prices for 2-bedroom apartments in Al Nud range from AED 22k to AED 50k per year
- One can buy a 2-bedroom flat in Al Nud for AED 450k
Finally, 3-bedroom flats in Al Nud have covered areas going up to 2,300 sq. ft. These opulent units feature three master bedrooms, two attached bathrooms and one additional guest bathroom in the living room. The apartments also have large corridors and closed kitchens. One can also access the balcony from the bedrooms as well as the living room, from where you can enjoy complete views of the community.
- Rental prices for 3-bedroom apartments in Al Nud range from AED 28k to AED 42k per year
Before moving forward, it should be mentioned that despite these affordable property prices, apartment buildings in Al Nud offer a host of excellent facilities to residents. These include central air conditioning, multiple high-speed elevators and basement car parking. Some apartment buildings also offer lifestyle amenities like gymnasiums, swimming pools and spa rooms.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES NEAR AL NUD
Public buses are the main mode of transportation near Al Nud. The nearest bus station is located at the Adnoc Petrol Station on King Faisal Road, at a 5-minute walking distance from the sub-community. There are also a couple of bus stops located less than 1.5km away from Al Nud. Buses that service these routes include E303, E303A, E304, E306, E307, E307A and E311.
In addition, one can easily find taxis near the apartment buildings. Due to limited public transport options, a lot of people in the community prefer to drive their vehicles. Parking spaces in Al Nud can be easily found, both inside the apartment buildings as well as on the streets.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
As already mentioned, the sector comes well-stocked when it comes to amenities.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL NUD
In terms of amenities, one can easily find a wide range of supermarkets in Al Nud. The nearest Spinneys is just two minutes away on King Faisal Street. It is open 24 hours a day and has three counters for fresh meat, fish and hot food, along with a pharmacy, book store and telecom & transport section.
Another supermarket located within walking distance is Megamart, which is quite popular for its ongoing promotions. Al Mahattah Supermarket, located near the centre of the community, is also one of the most famous supermarkets in the sector. Other supermarkets nearby include Finland Supermarket, Shuaa Al Madina Al Jadeed Supermarket, Nouh Supermarket, Al Madinatain Supermarket and Al Shamia Supermarket.
MOSQUES IN AL NUD
Like nearby areas of Bu Daniq and Abu Shagara, Al Nud also has many mosques. Mosques in Al Nud include Um Almo'umneen Um Habiba Mosque. Not to mention, the iconic King Faisal Mosque is located just 5 minutes away from the sub-community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL NUD
Located 10 minutes from the sector is the Al Yarmook area, which is home to churches of several Christian denominations. Churches near Al Nud include Russian Orthodox Church, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Grace Evangelical Church and St. Martin’s Anglican Church.
Currently, there are no temples in Sharjah. One has to travel to Bur Dubai to find Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras.
SCHOOLS IN AL NUD
Al Nud, as well as the wider Qasimia community, has several schools in the vicinity. That is why the area is popular among families. For younger kids, nurseries near Al Nud include:
- Al Lulu Nursery
- Little Gems Nursery
- Al Ghala Nursery
Located within the sub-community, Al Lulu Nursery offers an engaging and dynamic learning environment for kids of 3 months to 4 years.
Moving on, schools in Al Nud include:
- Al Mustaqbal Private School
- Al Mazaya Private School
- St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Dubai
Al Mustaqbal Private School and St. Mary’s Catholic High School offer the British curriculum.
Other schools near the sub-community include Emirates Private School, Progressive English School and Sharjah Indian School. The Emirates Private School is flexible in terms of curriculum. Students can choose between American, British and the UAE Ministry of Education curriculum from KG to Grade 12.
For Indian curriculum, one can choose between the Progressive English School, which follows the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), and the Sharjah Indian School, which follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Finally, the nearest higher education facility near Al Nud is Al Qasimia University. Located just 20 minutes away, this university offers bachelor's degrees in Holy Quran Sciences, Sharia Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature and Mass Communication.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL NUD
Another reason why Al Nud is an ideal residential location is the availability of hospitals and clinics in the vicinity. Medcare Hospital is situated within the sub-community, it is a 120-bed facility offering a wide range of outpatient, inpatient, daycare and emergency services.
Other hospitals near Al Nud include:
- Right Medical Centre
- NMC Medical Centre Rolla
- Central Private Hospital
Clinics in Al Nud include Al Afdal Medical Centre, which offers a range of services, including a full-fledged dental clinic.
In addition, pharmacies can be easily found throughout the community, and there’s also one at Spinneys.
There are several communities and neighbourhoods near Al Nud. These include:
Al Majaz is a waterfront community with a wide array of restaurants. In fact, the Majaz Waterfront is a major landmark in the emirate, home to the Sharjah Musical Fountain. Al Manakh also has an amazing line-up of restaurants.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL NUD
Those who love to shop can find a couple of malls near Al Nud within a 10-minute distance. These include:
- Mega Mall Sharjah
- CG Mall
- Grand Mall Sharjah
Mega Mall is a 4-storey mall featuring fashion, electronics, accessories and toy shops, as well as department stores. The mall also as a food court along with a multi-screen cinema. All in all, there are more than 150 stores at Mega Mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL NUD
There are quite a few restaurants in Al Nud and also some more in the wider community. Eateries in the sector include:
- Aroos Damascus Restaurant
- Burj Al Shaheen Restaurant
- Al Salwan Restaurant
- Hyderabadi’z Wardat Al Zafaran Restaurant
- Noor Al Shams - Vrundavan Restaurant
- Al Sirath Restaurant & Grill
- Haddad Hyderabad Restaurant
One can also head to the Mega Mall food court to explore options like:
- Burger King
- Hatam Restaurant
- Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
- Papa John’s
- Pizza Hut
Other restaurants at the mall include TGI Fridays and Chili’s.
One can also find some good dining options in Al Qasimia, especially the Jabal Pakistan Restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR AL NUD
If you want to enjoy the sand and splashing waves, you can find several beaches near Al Nud. These include:
- Sharjah Beach
- Al Khan Beach
- Al Mamzar Beach
You can enjoy a fun-filled picnic at these beaches away from the bustle of the city.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Residents have plenty of leisure activities to enjoy without travelling far. Leisure activities and notable landmarks include:
- King Faisal Mosque
- Antic’s Land
- Al Majaz Waterfront
One of the most prominent landmarks in the community, King Faisal Mosque was developed in the 1980s and still remains one of the grandest mosques in the region. It can accommodate more than 16,000 worshippers at a time and has a separate prayer hall for ladies.
Antic’s Land is located in Mega Mall. It is an indoor theme park with dozens of rides, including mini ferries and a roller coaster. In addition, Mega Mall is also home to Novo Cinemas for those who love movies.
Finally, Al Majaz Waterfront is a great place to hang out in the evenings. It features impressive sound-and-light show which attracts hundreds and thousands of visitors. You can also enjoy mini-golf, splash park, dhow boats and mini-train rides at the Waterfront. Moreover, one can also hire a bike to ride along the water.
It is also worth mentioning here that Al Nud also has its own public library.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Another great feature of living in Al Nud is the abundance of outdoor activities. Overall, the community is geared towards an active lifestyle. One can head to the Al Nad Park within the sub-community. It is a small park but well-maintained, and acts as a great play area for kids in the neighbourhood.
Moreover, there are several gyms in the community for those who like to keep fit. These include:
- Gym Zone Fitness
- Spark Residence Health Club
- Fit n Minutes
Salons in the area include:
- Valencia Ladies Salon
- Chicago Ladies Salon
- Jamal Al Ward
There are several events that unite the community several times a year. During the month of Ramadan, Faisal Mosque becomes a focal point of social interaction in Al Qasimia, leading to lively Eid celebrations.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
To sum up, Al Nud is an ideal location for those seeking affordable yet comfortable accommodation in Sharjah. The variety of residential units make the community ideal for singles, couples and families. Not to mention, excellent building facilities and nearby amenities offer a wholesome lifestyle. The only downside is the absence of villas in the sub-community, which may be sought by families.
- 11 minutes from Al Majaz
- 9 minutes from Al Manakh
- Sharjah International Airport 22 minutes away
- Dubai 45 minutes away (via E11)