ABOUT AL RAHA GARDENS
Al Raha Gardens is an ideal place to live in the capital city. Stretching over 665,000 square metres, the community provides many conveniences in addition to a peaceful, family-friendly lifestyle. The community is the first ever freehold development dedicated to UAE nationals.
Featuring landscaped spaces and luxurious villas, the tranquil development by Aldar Developers is an enviable choice for all.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to luxurious villas designed with traditional architecture
- Close access to numerous facilities such as supermarkets, schools and retail centres
- The residents enjoy close proximity to leisure and recreational centres
Al Raha Gardens is a serene community with modern residential units. Facing the ocean, the waterfront strip is conveniently established in an area which is secluded but also has easy access to some central localities of the emirate.
Mainly boasting villas and townhouses, the locality offers an unparalleled living experience to the residents. With various facilities at hand, the community members enjoy their lives in the neighbourhood. One benefit of living here is that the residents do not have to leave the premises for day-to-day necessities.
PROPERTIES IN AL RAHA GARDENS
The master development of Al Raha Gardens is further categorised into eleven smaller precincts. Each sub-community is home to a different number of houses with varying configurations. These units are designed to accommodate both nationals and expatriates. A large portion of the villas is built with traditional Arabian designs with futuristic characteristics.
The sub-communities include Muzera, Al Mariah, Samra, Sidra, Yasmina, Qattouf, Kahnnour, Hemaim, Al Tharwaniyah, Lehwieh and Al Ward. The residential units have spacious rooms and facilities such as swimming pools, landscaped gardens, 24-hour security, playgrounds, kitchen, parking spaces and wide terraces. Many houses also come with separate rooms for maids and drivers.
Ranging from 3 to 5-bedroom villas and townhouses, the residential properties in Al Raha Gardens are perfect for both small and large families. Smaller families can opt for a 3-bedroom villa for sale which averages at AED 2.5M while those looking for rent can expect a minimum of AED 130k yearly. For those on a lookout for a 5-bedroom villa for sale can expect to shell out AED 3.5M to 5M. The reason for such a huge difference in the prices is the coverage area of the villas. On the other hand, the rent for 5-bedroom villa averages at AED 230k yearly.
Home to 167 homes, Sidra Community, is the most popular in terms of property investment. All the villas in the precinct are built with modern specifications; however, the configurations vary. For buying a 3-bedroom villa in the community, the average asking price is AED 2.5M. Those who are looking to rent a 3-bedroom villa can expect to spend an average of AED 150k yearly.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL RAHA GARDENS
In terms of public transport, various buses have routes which pass through Al Raha Gardens and its nearby areas. Some residents have quick access to transportation. For instance, if you are close to St 3, St 30, St 18 or Al Yasmina School, it will be much easier to catch a bus since these are the bus alternatives.
The residents have parking spaces designated for them in the community. Some villas even provide garage spaces for multiple cars which is great for the families having more than one vehicle.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL RAHA GARDENS
Safa Express Supermarket is located amid the community and can be easily accessed. In addition to this, many retail shops are catering to different needs. For instance, you can find Mothercare, Claire’s Accessories, Modern National Laundry and eyewear store Grand Optical. Boots (pharmacy and health store) and Pets Delight (an exclusive accessories shop for pets) are also located in Al Raha Gardens.
The residents of Al Raha Gardens can access the retail shops next to Khalifa City within a few minutes. Premium supermarkets such as LuLu Express in Al Raha Mall, Carrefour in Al Muneera and Spinneys at Al Bandar are also 8 to 10 minutes away from the community.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL RAHA GARDENS
People who visit mosques regularly will find no issues as there are many mosques within close vicinity. These options include the mosques in Al Raha Gardens and Mansour Bin Zayed Mosque and Albasit Mosque in the neighbouring Khalifa City.
On the other hand, the churchgoers will have to commute to Mussafah where there are a number of churches. In a matter of 17 to 20 minutes, you can find Mar Thoma Church, St. Paul’s Church, St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church. New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi is also located in Mussafah about a 20-minute drive away.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AL RAHA GARDENS
Plenty of well-established schools lie within proximity of Al Raha Gardens. Boasting an outstanding rating by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge, Raha International School is opted by many. The highly reputed school follows the International Curriculum and provides several facilities for students.
Al Yasmina School is one of the schools in Al Raha Gardens. The British Curriculum school holds a prominent position. There are various nurseries and schools in the nearby precinct of Khalifa City A as well.
Numerous universities can be reached from Al Raha Gardens. Khalifa University Masdar Campus is a minimum of 13 minutes away, Zayed University lies 17 minutes away whereas Abu Dhabi University and Al Ain University of Science & Technology are a matter of 20 to 25 minutes from the community.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN AL RAHA GARDENS
The residents in Al Raha Gardens have easy access to medical centres. Although the closest options are not within the confines of the community, a few hospitals are just 5 to 6 minutes away. Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Centre, Al Noor Hospital Medical Centre and Mediclinic Khalifa City are the closest options in Khalifa City A. NMC Royal Hospital is also a mere 10 minutes away. Provita International Medical Centre and Yateem Eye Centre are also close by.
TOP 5 COMMUNITIES IN AL RAHA GARDENS
According to Bayut’s research, Yasmina is the most popular choice for both tenants and investors. Boasting modern homes with arabesque hints, the townhouses and villas offer comfortable living with numerous amenities. Conveniently located 5 minutes away from the retail centre Gardens Plaza, the residents have easy access to the day-to-day necessities.
Next in the popularity chart is the Khannour Community and Qattouf Community. With varying home configurations and sizes, it is a convenient choice for small and large families. One benefit of living here is that it is walking distance away from Khalifa City Truck Park, a theme park with a perfect mix of food trucks with flavours from around the world. The Raha International School is also a short 1 km walk away.
Following with just a fractional difference are Samra Community and Sidra Community. These two have a range of luxurious townhouses and villas with varying specifications.
Al Raha Garden is a suburban area facing the water on one side and sharing borders with Khalifa City A on the other side. The nearby communities include Masdar City, Al Forsan Village and Yas Island. The neighbourhood is located about 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL RAHA GARDENS
Al Raha shopping centre is just a few minutes away from the community. The mall is undeniably a one-stop destination for all the shopping needs. Along with the provision of high-end brands, retail shops and hypermarket, the centre offers an abundance of other services and leisure activities. The visitors may dine in fine restaurants offering delectable treats or hit the Oscar Cinema to catch their favourite movies. Al Raha Mall offers a quality time to its visitors.
RESTAURANTS IN AL RAHA GARDENS
Food enthusiasts enjoy living in the community as there are a number of restaurants in Al Raha Gardens. The fine dining restaurant Circle Café is a big hit among the residents. Apart from this, Jones The Grocer and Eighteen Sixty Eight Restaurant are perfect options for comfort food.
Known as Khalifa City Truck Park, plenty of food trucks await the food enthusiasts every evening. The cluster of food chains creates a perfect ambience to enjoy comfort food and different cuisines. The park includes Honors Burger, Emirati 21 Café, Sushi Express along with many others.
There are other nearby options outside the community as well. Khalifa City A has a few eateries located about 10 minutes away from the community including Castle Restaurant, Seashell Restaurant and Shish Shawerma.
BEACHES NEAR AL RAHA GARDENS
Although Al Raha Gardens is a waterfront development, the popular beaches are at a small distance. The closest is Yas Beach Resort which is located about 16 minutes away from the community where people can go for a tranquil retreat. Furthermore, Al Raha Beach is 20 minutes away from the locality and Al Bateen Beach and Saadiyat Public Beach will take about half an hour to reach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The secluded waterfront precinct of Al Raha Gardens is surrounded by a number of recreational centres. People who love a relaxing, aquatic day can head to Al Raha Beach Marina or Al Raha Beach Chalets. Sparkys Digital Land in Al Raha Mall is an exciting recreation centre for families offering thrilling rides, arcade games, birthday venues and delicious food for people from all walks of life. Many people head towards Al Raha Mall to savour delicious menus served at different restaurants and eateries. Golf lovers will definitely cherish living around here given the close proximity to Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Besides this, the state-of-the-art sports centre, Al Forsan International Sports Resort lies a mere 10 minutes away. It is no short of a treat for sports lovers.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are a few fitness centres in Al Raha Gardens located just around the corner. Blue Power Fitness Gym is a popular choice in the community. Apart from this Beyond Health Club, CrossFit and Cobra Fitness are some renowned gymnasiums within a 10-minute drive.
Both men and women can visit the salons in the locality for a personal-grooming day. Pace e Luce Hair & Beauty Ladies Salon and Pace e Luce Men’s Salon are both located in Garden’s Plaza offering full services to their visitors. Tip Top Nail Bar and Hair Concept salon are also located within the vicinity. For a rejuvenating experience, residents can also avail the services of Cocopilla Men Relaxation and Massage Centre and Oriental Wellness Spa.
No grand events are held regularly in the community. However, there are sales organised for everyday products at a small level.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
There is no doubt that Al Raha Gardens provides a modern living experience in a serene suburban environment. While Al Raha Gardens provide all the daily necessities, some might find travelling to other central locations of the emirate a bit time-consuming.
- Al Raha Gardens brings a mix of convenient living with utmost luxurious houses
- Close access to Yas Beach Resort, Yas Island and Al Raha Beach
- Close to Khalifa City A, Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City B and Masdar City
- 15 to 20 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport
- The suburban development is deemed one of the most popular areas in Abu Dhabi