ABOUT Al Qattara
Al Qattara, also known as Al Qattarah, is one of the oldest areas in Al Ain. It houses Al Ain’s historic Souq Al Qattara dating back to 1930. Here, visitors can enjoy good old fashioned entertainment in a traditional Arab setting. In addition to the Souq, the community has a Bronze Age archaeological site. Located 11 km north of Al Ain city. one can find 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas in Al Qattarah. The community shares borders with Al Jimi and Al Hili.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to the historic Souq Al Qattara
- One of the oldest districts in Al Ain
- Close to Al Hili and Al Jimi
- Offers villas for rent
- Basic amenities within easy reach
The community offers a mix of residential and commercial properties. Al Qattara Oasis is mainly used for agricultural purposes. It is an irrigated date farm in Al Ain that features a well-maintained irrigation system. One can also find a Bronze Age archaeological site dating back to 1800 BCE. The area also features 19 buildings, out of which nine are mosques. Residents can find amenities needed for a comfortable lifestyle. The area is well-connected to the road network.
Properties in Al Qattara
Properties in Al Qattarah mainly consist of 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas. A 3-bedroom villa has a covered area of 2,000 sq. ft. These villas have two bathrooms, a majlis, a well-maintained kitchen, front yard and a separate entrance.
A 4-bedroom villa has a private entrance, an open plan living room on the ground floor, a living room on the first floor and a study room. The covered area of a 5-bedroom villa is about 3,000 sq. ft. One can find a spacious majlis, a huge living area, a laundry room and a shaded parking area.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL QATTARAH
Those willing to rent villas in Al Qattarah will find a few options. The rent of a 3-bedroom unit is AED 65k. It increases up to AED 80k for a 4-bedroom villa.
For a spacious accommodation, one can rent a townhouse in Al Qattarah at a price of AED 65k yearly.
You can also rent apartments in Al Qattarah for AED 40k to AED 60k per annum.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Qattarah
There is ample parking in Al Qattarah much to the delight of villa owners. Each house has shaded parking for residents while visitors can park their vehicles outside on the streets.
Public Transportation in Al Qattara
There are a number of bus stops nearby. Mohammed Ibn Khalifa St 120/ Al Qattara Stadium bus stop is within walking distance. Bani Yas St 117/ Abdullah Bin Mubarak Mosque and Bani Yas St 117/ Al Tafawaq School stops are also located nearby. Buses 380 and 930 service the community.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets near Al Qattara
There are several small grocery stores and supermarkets in Al Qattarah. Ummer Grocery and Baqala Al Barwaz are around 5 to 7 minutes away from the neighbourhood. Oasis Al Masoudi Supermarket and Zahrat Al Qasima Grocery are local grocery stores at a 5-minute drive.
Churches, Temples and Mosques Near Al Qattara
Churches near Al Qattarah include Apostolic Revival House, Al Ain Evangelical Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. These are located at a 12-minute drive away.
Mosques in Al Qattara include Abdulla Salem Ahmed Al Darmaki Masjid, Ali Saif Mohammed Hameen Al Darmaki and Old Souq Al Qattara Mosque at a 3-minute drive away. One can also find Masjid Awqaf, Mosque of Mahfuz and Masjid Naser Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the vicinity.
Schools and Nurseries Near Al Qattara
Parents can find a few reputable schools near Al Qattarah. Al Qattara Primary School is a 2-minute drive away. Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary School, Moawaiya Bin Abi Sufian School and Muraijib Secondary School for Girls are a short drive away from the district. Al Ain Model School is a 4-minute drive away while Oasis International School in the neighbouring community of Al Jimi is a 7-minute drive away from Al Qattara, Al Ain.
Nurseries near Al Qattarah includes Letters & Numbers, Little Pearls Nursery and Barney Nursery at a 10-minute drive away.
Clinics and Hospitals Near Al Qattara
In case of a medical emergency, residents can find many clinics near Al Qattarah. NMC Clinic and Dr. Suad Lutfi Clinic are a 5-minute drive away. Hospitals near Al Qattarah include NMC Specialty Hospital and Al Ain Hospital.
Al Ain Hospital is known for offering efficient patient care facilities. it features 11 clinical departments, including obstetrics, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and ophthalmology. It also offers dialysis services and has a blood bank.
NMC Specialty Hospital is one of the largest healthcare chains with branches all over the UAE. It has a team of professional doctors and competent paramedical staff dealing with dermatology, urology, immunology and emergency medicine.
Both medical facilities are categorised among the best hospitals in Al Ain.
Al Qattarah is located amidst other residential communities in Al Ain. Al Mas’oudi is located towards the north-west. Towards the north is the residential community of Al Hili. Al Ameriya and Al Jimi are also located nearby.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls near Al Qattara
There are a few popular malls near Al Qattara. Safeer Mall Masoudi is located at a 4-minute drive. Hili Mall is another shopping destination at a 5-minute drive. It is a modern community shopping mall with numerous brand stores spread across three levels. One can also find food outlets and a hypermarket at Hili Mall. Al Jimi Mall offering a variety of retail outlets and F&B outlets is an 8-minute drive away.
Restaurants Near Al Qattara
Food lovers can find a number of restaurants near Al Qattara. Golden Oven Cafeteria and Pastry, Jabal Marra Restaurant, Eat Well Restaurant and Lobster Seafood are all clustered together at a 4-minute drive away. For biryani lovers, Just Biryani is located nearby. Heritage Village Coffeeshop is another popular café at a 5-minute drive away. Scala Restaurant and Rendez Vous are other popular eateries in the vicinity.
From traditional restaurants to cosy cafes, there are plenty of other restaurants in Al Ain easily accessible to foodies.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Souq Al Qattara is a popular attraction in the area. The UNESCO World Heritage site hosts many cultural events like folklore shows, exhibitions and music concerts.
The district is also home to Al Qattara Arts Centre, a unique venue that redefines the arts and culture landscape in Al Ain. The art gallery at the centre displays stunning artworks by local and regional artists. Besides arts and culture exhibitions and events, Al Qattara Arts Centre is a wonderful place to learn calligraphy, pottery, photography and painting.
Murabba Fort Park is another attraction in the community. Al Hili Fort is also located in Al Hili Oasis. It is home to many old forts, towers and tombs. Hili Fun City is also located in the vicinity.
The famous Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is a 7-minute drive away from the community.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Luckily, those who enjoy outdoor activities can find numerous parks for a peaceful stroll or jogging. Towayya Park, Children’s Park, Sulaimi Garden and Al Ain Ladies Park are some popular options. Gyms in the vicinity include Boxpark Fitness, Next Level Gym and Al Ain Classic Gym at a 5-minute drive.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Qattarah is a wonderful place for those interested in large family homes. However, the lack of public transportation can cause minor inconveniences.
FAQs about Al Qattara
What types of properties are available in Al Qattara?
There are 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas in Al Qattarah.
- Accessible by major roads
- Close to Souq Al Qattarah