About Al Rass
Located 7.5km from Umm Al Quwain city lies Al Rass. Covering less than 3km of land area, Al Rass is a quiet and small fishing area in the sparsely populated emirate. Yet this has not kept developers from planning and executing projects in the area, especially to improve its residential features.
Al Rass is known for its plant, marine and wildlife. Though not a major tourist attraction, the peninsula at Al Raas is an ideal getaway for daytime trips and nighttime BBQs. There are a couple of old fishing villages in the area. Bird lovers can also spot flamingos and other wild birds. While development is underway, what you’re looking at here is a largely unoccupied area which is highly calm and serene, but self-sufficient. Currently, you can rent studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments at low prices, making it ideal for students, professionals, couples and small families.
In a Nutshell
- Low population, which means no traffic or noise pollution
- Amenities for a self-sufficient living (mosques, schools, hospitals, malls)
- Opportunities for water-based recreational activities
- Great location for those who love wildlife
- Proximity to Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai, all less than an hour’s distance by car
- Affordable rentals
Long known only for fishing spots and wildlife, Al Rass is still in the process of becoming a major residential and business area. What happens to the environment when constructions go into full swing is yet to be seen. Currently, it is a good option for people working in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and the related areas who are looking for low-rent accommodations. There are, however, no villas in the area. One can only find apartments.
Properties in Al Rass
When it comes to properties in Al Rass, apartments, as well as offices and shops for rent are located on Al Rass A, B, C and D on King Faisal Road. With coverage areas from 400 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft., you can rent a variety of apartments in Al Rass.
Studios for rent range from AED 14k to 16k per, while 1-bedroom apartments cost AED 19k per year. Likewise, 2-bedroom apartments can be rented for AED 27k per year. Other apartment buildings nearby include Sheikh Marwan Building, Al Faisal Group and Salam Tower al Quwain.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Rass
As for transportation in Al Rass, there are no bus or metro stations in the area. Residents and tourists have to rely on taxis as the main public transport. Having a car is ideal, especially if residents need to commute to locations such as Dubai or Sharjah for work. You can use E55 and E11 to enter/exit Al Rass and Umm Al Quwain.
Amenities, Schools and Healthcare
Supermarkets in Al Rass
There is no shortage of supermarkets in Al Rass and the surrounding areas. The Lulu Centre takes care of most of your shopping needs. You can also do grocery shopping at Shahaban, and there’s also a Baby Shop closeby that offers clothes, toys and other products for small children.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Al Rass
There are a few mosques in Al Rass such as Al Razi, Jaber Bin Abdullah and Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid.
Schools Near Al Rass
There are two schools in Al Rass, the Umm Al Quwain Basic Education School and Umm Al Quwain Preparatory Girls School, along with a Butterflies Nursery for small children. Nearby schools include The International Schools of Chouefait, The Elite American School, and The New Indian School.
Clinics and Hospitals in Al Rass
There are two hospitals in Al Rass: the Umm Al Quwain Hospital and the Khaleej Medical Centre.
Al Rass is located close to the town of Umm Al Quwain, as well as Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife
Malls in Al Rass
The Lulu Centre is the main shopping avenue in the area. The closest mall is the China Mall in Umm Al Quwain, just 2 minutes by car from Al Rass.
Restaurants in Al Rass
The Arab Sea Restaurant in Al Rass offers a casual dining experience for the whole family. Nearby restaurants include Fatayer Al Shaam, Al Baikh, Amwaj Al Seif, Aloberge and Desi Tarqa. There’s also a Subway restaurant in the area, and you can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the Expert Tea Cafe.
Beaches Near Al Rass
The Umm Al Quwain public beach is less than 10 minutes from Al Rass. The beach is clean, and a perfect spot to relax away from the crowded beaches of Dubai.
Outdoor Activities, Fitness and Beauty
Fishing enthusiasts can head out to the Umm Al Quwain Fishing Site, less than 2km away from Al Rass. There are no parks in Al Rass, but National Flag is located close by. Rumana Beauty Salon is also located in the area.
Along with fishing and birdwatching, tourists and residents can also go camping in Umm Al Quwain, which is one of the top camping spots in UAE. You can also head out to the UAQ Marine Club (4km from Al Rass) for water sports, which are some of the top recreational activities in Umm Al Quwain.
Things to Consider
The area only has nursery and primary schools, which means parents will have to take their children to Sharjah or Dubai for further education, depending on where they work. Also, accommodation can be a problem for families in the absence of 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and villas. This, however, may change in the coming years.
- 44 km from Sharjah
- Next to E55
- 11 minutes away from the town of Umm Al Quwain