ABOUT AL QASIMIA
Sharjah is the third largest and one of the most popular cities in the UAE. Although the lifestyle in Sharjah is not as prestigious as in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it offers a more peaceful environment. Al Qasimia is a community located in Sharjah, named after the royal family ‘Al Qasimi’ which has ruled Sharjah since 1600 AD. It is the second most popular area to rent an apartment in Sharjah, as seen in the H2 Market Report for Sharjah by Bayut.com.
There are only apartments for rent in Al Qasimia and the area is very affordable for singles and small families. There are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and retail stores within the community and many picnic points are also close to the area.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Affordable apartments for singles and small families.
- The apartments have numerous amenities and facilities such as spacious bedrooms, parking facilities, security systems and more
- Al Qasimia is closed to notable landmarks such as King Faisal Mosque and Ittihad Park.
- Mega Mall and many other retail stores are located within the area.
- There are multiple schools and education centres in the district.
Al Qasimia is a well-developed area with many points of interest. Those looking to enjoy a fun day out can head over to the indoor theme park in Sahara Centre known as Adventureland. This is an enormous theme park with fun-filled and thrilling rides.
Al Qasimia is located between two of the most iconic spots in Sharjah, Mega Mall, and King Faisal Mosque. There are many schools and hospitals in the vicinity, leading it to be popular among families.
PROPERTIES IN AL QASIMIA
Singles, young couples or even small families looking to rent an apartment will find the area to be quite suitable.
The rent varies with the number of bedrooms offered. Renting a studio in Al Qasimia will cost a minimum of AED 18k, yearly. For a 1-bedroom flat, the rental rate varies from AED 22k to AED 32k annually, for a 2-bedroom apartment in Qasimia those looking to rent will find that prices range from AED 24k to AED 52k, annually. The largest unit you can find in Al Qisimia is the 3 BHK flat, these cost about AED 48k yearly.
Al Nud is a sub-community located within Al Qasimia, it offers the same amenities and facilities. There isn’t much difference in the renting rates, for instance, the 1-bed flats for rent range from AED 20k to AED 30k. The most popular unit is, however, the 2-bedroom apartments in Al Nud, these cost an average of AED 32k, to rent.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL QASIMIA
There are plenty of parking spaces available for the residents of Al Qasimia. Residential buildings offer a minimum of one parking space per unit.
Public transportation in Al Qasimia is limited. The closest bus station is a 20-minute walk away, this leads to many of the community travelling through their own vehicles or using taxis which are easily found.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Al Qasimia has multiple amenities and facilities available, read ahead to find out more.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL QASIMIA
There are numerous supermarkets in Al Qasimia located at short intervals. Al Mahattah Supermarket is within walking distance from the centre of the community. Similarly, Musbah Al Madeena Supermarket is roughly 6 minutes away. Dalia Supermarket and Shamia Supermarkets are also very popular supermarkets that are close by.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL QASIMIA
Al Qasimia has numerous mosques within the community. The most popular one is the King Faisal Mosque. It was known to be one of the UAE’s grandest mosques and is still well-known as a landmark in Sharjah. The mosque can accommodate over 16,000 worshippers at any given time. It also provides a separate prayer hall for ladies. Other popular mosques in Al Qasimia include Al Emaan Al Nawawi Mosque and Ibn Othaimeen which are within walking distance from most of the apartment buildings.
There is hardly any temple in the vicinity; the nearest one is at a 30-minute drive. The Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Shiva Temple and a few more can be found in the Bur Dubai district in Dubai. St.Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and Russian Orthodox Church are at around 10 minutes drive in the Al Yarmook area in Sharjah.
SCHOOLS IN AL QASIMIA
There are quite a few schools in Al Qasimia, which makes it popular with parents with school-going children. Al Farha Nursery and Alayadi Nursery are located in the community itself.
Nearby schools include Emirates Private School, Progressive English School and Sharjah Indian School. Al Qasimia University is the most popular university in the area offering many educational programs.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL QASIMIA
Al Qasimia pays special attention to the health of its residents as there are many hospitals and clinics available in the vicinity. MedCare Hospital is near Al Qasimia, it is just at a 6-minute drive away. Other medical facilities include Right Medical Centre, NMC Medical Centre Rolla and Central Private Hospital. All these are just a 10-minute drive away and offer the best medical treatment to their patients.
The community of Al Qasimia is surrounded by friendly neighbourhoods. It shares its south-eastern border with Al Majaz. A number of hotels are located near Al Majaz such as Holiday International, Embassy Suites and Marbella Resort. To the north-west exists the residences in Al Manakh. The area is also comprised of multiple schools and restaurants. To the east, you will find the Al Bu Daniq district, close to Mega Mall Sharjah, one of Sharjah’s leading shopping destinations.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL QASIMIA
Al Qasimia has plenty of malls near its vicinity. One of the most popular malls, Mega Mall Sharjah is a 4-story shopping centre with a cinema. It is located in the heart of Sharjah in Abu Shagara. Omis Mall is also one of the other popular malls near Al Qasimia and within a 5-minute drive. The CG Mall is also within close proximity to the community.
RESTAURANTS IN AL QASIMIA
Al Qasimia has almost every type of restaurant one wishes to visit. There is Pakistani food available at Jabal Pakistan Restaurant at a short distance. Aroos Damascus Restaurant that has Arabic and vegetarian food options available too is at a 4-minute drive from the area while Chinese lovers can head to Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant within a 7-minute ride. Mandi is served at Joraif for Mandi Restaurant. One can also drive to Al-Qulayaah to find Al Matbakh Al Kuwaiti Restaurant which serves traditional Emirati dishes. These are just a few restaurants in Al Qasimia, there is so much more to explore in the neighbourhood.
BEACHES NEAR AL QASIMIA
Sharjah Beach is just a 12-minute drive away from Al Qasimia where one can have a fun-filled picnic away from the hustle bustle of the city. A few beaches near Al Qasimia are Al Khan Beach and Al Mamzar Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One of the perks of living in Al Qasimia is its closeness to Al Majaz Waterfront as it one of the famous recreational spots in the area. Al Qasimia is an entertaining place for every kind of entertainment one desires. The neighbourhood is close to King Faisal Mosque which is a notable landmark of the community. AI Ittihad Park is also within the vicinity where you can enjoy a walk to clear your head after a busy day at work. Mahatta Museum is a location to visit if you would like to learn about the emirate’s heritage. As well as a few other famous heritage locations in Sharjah are just a short drive away from Al Qasimia.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are multiple recreational activities in the area due to the presence of many popular parks where nature lovers can relax and meditate. Ittihad Square Park is a perfect picnic spot for families. People can also visit Al Nad Park where there is a play area for kids and beautiful fresh green grass patches. There are plenty of gyms in Al Qasimia such as Gym Zone Fit, Fit n Minutes and Al Mashreq Gym.
There are quite a few salons in the area. A few options are Yodit Ladies Salon, Preethi Ladies salon and Al Hareer Al Thahabi Salon.
Many community events are held throughout the year. Mostly during the month of Ramadan. Residents and visitors gather throughout the 30 days at Al Faisal Mosque and the area lights up during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Other than that, there are plenty of events taking place within Sharjah where people can take part in and enjoy to their fullest such as the festival of lights during February. Sharjah Heritage Days in an annual carnival that involves many traditional events and ideas to enjoy cultural heritage. For food lovers, the Al Qasba Food Festival is a treat. It's a celebration that happens yearly and has a variety of delicious food along with fun and entertaining activities
THINGS TO CONSIDER
- Closer to the waterfront community of Al Majaz.
- Surrounded by a ton of restaurants and entertaining places.
- Dubai is a 19-minute drive away.