ABOUT AL QURM
Al Qurm is a small mixed development in Abu Dhabi close to landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Khalifa Park. It is close to communities such as Ministries Complex, Al Zahraa, Embassies District and Zayed Sports City.
In terms of road connectivity, the Abu Dhabi - Al Shahama Road highway and Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street stretches along the northern border of Al Qurm. These two routes play a vital role in connecting the community to other areas in Abu Dhabi. Therefore, professionals working in nearby localities can consider living in Al Qurm.
The residential side of Al Qurm is dominated by private villas while the commercial district has shops, offices, banks and other retail spaces. Offering a safe environment, this small and cosy town in Abu Dhabi is an ideal choice for families.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Al Qurm is located next to Ministries Complex
- Ideal place for large families with kids
- A variety of large villa accommodation options
- Sheikh Zayed Mosque is in proximity
- Affordable plans for renting or buying a house
Al Qurm is a close-knit community and consists of local and expat residents. Therefore, one can expect a socially active environment where you meet people from different backgrounds. From the villa communities, residents have quick access to communal gardens, shops and other facilities.
Al Qurm has risen to be a preferred locality for expat families offering large and affordable private detached villas. The community boasts many family-friendly amenities.
PROPERTIES IN AL QURM
The luxurious properties in Al Qurm are best suited towards large families. The community is dominated by villas with spacious floor plans spanning between 3,700 sq. ft. and 4,500 sq. ft. These units usually come in 4 and 5-bedroom configurations and feature a large hall, a closed kitchen, multiple parking spaces and up to nine well-fitted bathrooms. Almost all of the villas come with a balcony overlooking the communal gardens.
Interiors are finished with marble, glass and wood, bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and ample storage space is available in the kitchen. Those who prefer segregated gatherings can go for villas with two majlises. Rooms for the house help are also available in the villas in Al Qurm.
Living in Al Qurm is popular due to the competitive market prices for the villas. Rental prices for 4-bedroom villas start from AED 150k. Similarly, renting a 5-bedroom villa in Al Qurm will cost around AED 170k to AED 230k, per annum.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL QURM
Some buses pass through the sub-communities of Al Qurm and a few stations are located within a 10-minute driving radius. You can get to Al Qurm Gardens and Al Qurm Compound via Bus 56. Al Qurm Gardens has its own bus station that can be reached in 3 minutes on foot. Other bus stops are located in Al Dhabi Complex and Al Maqtaa Village while It is recommended that you use a private taxi or car to avoid hassle as there’s only one bus link at the moment.
Although Al Qurm is a small community, its infrastructure is well-planned. The residential and commercial blocks, both have dedicated parking areas. Where there’s no specially constructed space, there’s paid street parking for visitors. Villa residents have covered parking or garages, while they can also use the free street parking near their villas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL QURM
There are two grand supermarkets in Al Qurm; Carrefour Market in the Al Seef Village Mall and the Swiss Mart Supermarket in Al Maqtaa Village. Both are easily accessed within two to five minutes. Both offer grocery items ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to frozen food and basic utilities. Swiss Mart Supermarkt also offers home delivery and laundry service.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES NEAR AL QURM
There are many community mosques near Al Qurm located at short intervals. A few opitons include Sultan Bin Rashid Al Dhaheri Mosque, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Mosque and Ali Salem al-Kaabi Mosque. The magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is 10 minutes away, at a distance of 8.6 km. It is the largest mosque in the UAE is frequented by the nearby community members. The mosque is also crowded during Islamic festivals and public holidays.
There are no churches in Al Qurm at the moment. Those who wish to visit can find many churches in Al Mushrif, 15 minutes away. A few options include St. George's Orthodox Cathedral, St. Joseph's Cathedral and St Andrew's Church.
Hindu residents will have to travel to Dubai to visit the Shiva and Krishna temples. These are located in the Bur Dubai area alongside a few other temples. Sikh worshippers can find the New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah, roughly 17 minutes away.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL QURM
Younger children can study at Little Rose Nursery, MindChamps Nursery and Loving Nursery. These options are under 10 minutes away.
Some international schools near Al Qurm include Brighton College, which offers the British curriculum and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia Private. School which follows the Bangladeshi curriculum. Both these options are 5 minutes away. Other schools near Al Qurm include Emirates Private School, American International School in Abu Dhabi and Lycée Louis Massignon.
Institutes for specialised education also lie in proximity such as the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates (NDC), Rabdan Academy and the Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM).
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL QURM
Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Healthpoint and Zayed Military Hospital near Airport Road are the closest hospitals near Al Qurm.
Euphoria Medical Center, British Neurology Psychiatry Center and Beautiful Mind and Medical Centre are located only 7 minutes away. Dental options near Al Qurm Gardens include Masters Dental and Aesthetic Center and Al Cady Dental and Aesthetic Centre. Al Ain Pharmacy is located in Al Seef Village Mall.
POPULAR COMMUNITIES IN AL QURM
Al Qurm is a relatively small area so it doesn't have many sub-communities. However, property is focused in a few areas such as Al Qurm Street, Al Qurm Mangroves, Al Qurm Compound, Al Qurm Gardens and Al Qurm Corniche. Al Qurm Compound and Al Qurm Gardens are the two most popular sub-communities offering a wide range of 5-bedroom villas. Al Qurm Compound is highly preferred for renting a house while Al Qurm Gardens is a family favourite spot for buying one.
The community is strategically located near Al Bateen Airport and is surrounded by Abu Dhabi's popular residential districts. Zayed Sports City, Ministries Complex and Al Zahraa are quite close to Al Qurm. Slightly further away are the communities of Al Zafranah, Al Mushrif and Al Gurm.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL QURM
Al Seef Village Mall is a complete shopping mall near Al Qurm Gardens. It consists of a Carrefour Market for grocery items, a few cafes, some local eateries along with multiple retail outlets. Al Seef Village Mall also has an outdoor area called The Market which is located behind the mall. It features an Art Gallery and a handful of salons, cafes and restaurants.
The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri is a waterfront shopping destination featuring several Arab fashion outlets and designer brands along with fine dining spaces.
RESTAURANTS IN AL QURM
There’s a whole cluster of restaurants near Al Qurm Gardens, each with its own unique menu. Al Seef Village Mall and its outdoor The Market have many such offerings. Popular Arabian options incude Zaytinya and Sumaq. Fast food options consist of CaliBurger, McDonald's, Subway, Papa Murphy's Pizza and Doner & Gyros. Those looking for a quick snack can head to Gina Cafe, La Brioche, Tim Hortons and Japanese bakery Yamanote Atelier.
The nearest fine-dining restaurants are located in the Eastern Mangroves area. Pachaylen in the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel is a well-known Thai restaurant. Peppermill is preferred for Indian cuisine, while meat lovers visit BOA Steakhouse. These three restaurants are 10 minutes away from Al Qurm.
BEACHES NEAR AL QURM
Al Bateen Beach and Al Bateen Beach for Women are located to the south of Al Qurm, 16 minutes away. These are family friendly beaches that are popular with visitors of all ages. You can enjoy water sports, family picnics and fishing activities here. Kayaks and jet skis can also be rented, this will its own additional cost.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a key landmark for all of Abu Dhabi and it is located only 9 minutes away from Al Qurm. Around 40,000 people gather in the largest mosque of the United Arab Emirates every year to offer Eid Prayers.
Moreover, Zayed Sports City is also a major highlight of this area that has many facilities for sports fans and professional athletes. There are many activies on offer in Zayed Sports City, you can try your hand at ice-skating, basketball, football, paintball, tennis, golf, rugby and more.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Those who like greenery can consider moving to Al Qurm since there are plenty of public parks with playgrounds around the community. These developments have walking tracks, jogging tracks and pathways built for riding bikes. The Sports City Garden is a famous spot for families to sit back and relax and enjoy a couple of matches and tournaments from the terraces. Furthermore, Khalifa Park is also a nice place for picnicking. It has a small maritime museum for visitors to explore as well.
There’s a cluster of spa and salons in Al Qurm such as Cosi Bella Ladies Salon, Curls and Colours Ladies Salon. Those who want to hit the gym will find plenty of choices nearby such as Fitness First in Al Seef Village Mall and Sweat gym in Al Seef Resorts & Spa by Andalus, which also houses a relaxing spa.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It may get a little tricky to travel in Al Qurm if you prefer public transport as there is only one bus that passes nearby. However, the problem is partially solved with the availability of taxis and online cab services.
- Abu Dhabi - Al Shahama Road stretches between the boundaries of Al Qurm Gardens and Eastern Mangrove.
- The community lies next to Ministries Complex.
- Al Bateen Executive Airport is 4.8 km away at a 10-minute drive via Eastern Road towards Muroor Road and Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street.
- The drive towards Al Bateen Beach will be at least 16 minutes long via Abu Dhabi - Al Shahama Road.