ABOUT AL RAWDA 1
Al Rawda 1 is a sub-community of Al Rawda, located on the outskirts of Ajman, close to Ajman-Sharjah border. The area has a mix of villas and apartments and offers quick access to several amenities. The plus point of buying and renting property in Al Rawda 1 is its affordable rental and sale trend. People who have to commute daily to Sharjah or Dubai will find Al Rawda 1 an ideal place as it is close to both Emirates.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Affordable rental and buying trends
- Quick access to Sharjah and Dubai
- Located on the outskirts of Ajman
- Close to schools, restaurants and supermarkets
- Dotted on Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street
- Proximity to schools, restaurants, and healthcare centres
Al Rawda might be away from the city’s downtown area, but residents can find every amenity close to the area. As per Bayut.com market report of 2018, the area tops the chart as the most popular area for renting villas. Al Rawda 1 has a mix of commercial and residential properties. On the Eastern side of the community, there is Al Muntazi 1 which is still not yet developed.
PROPERTIES IN AL RAWDA 1
The villas in Al Rawda 1 are available in different configurations. Interested buyers and renters can choose from 4, 5, and 6-bedroom villas. There are low-rise residential buildings in the area that have studios to 3-bedroom apartments. Each villa has a different floor plan so one can choose from a variety of houses. There are villas for rent as well as freehold villas available for expats.
The 4-bedroom villa has a coverage area of almost 3,200 to 5,000 sq. ft. There are usually five bathrooms, a balcony and a maid’s room in the villa.
- The sale price of a 4-bedroom villa is approximately AED 1.3M.
5-bedroom units have a coverage area of almost 4,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. A maid’s room, a study room, a spacious living area, a separate dining area and 6 to 7 bathrooms are part of the villa. The kitchen of a 5-bedroom villa is usually open-style and comes with fitted cabinets. There is a big lawn in the villa which can also be used as a barbeque area. One can spot many 5-bedroom villas boasting a modern infrastructure in Al Rawda 1.
- A 5-bedroom villa costs somewhere between AED 1.1M to AED 2.6M.
- The rental trend of a 5-bedroom villa is between AED 68k to AED 100k per year.
6-bedroom villas are ideal for bigger families as they have a coverage area of almost 5,000 to 13,000 sq. ft. These units have a washing area, a separate majlis with a separate entrance, a maid’s room and a laundry room. There is a garden in each villa and most of them have a swimming pool. Residents get multiple parking spaces inside the villa.
- Buying a 6-bedroom villa costs around AED 1.3M to AED 1.65M
- Rent of these units lies between AED 75k to AED 85k per year.
The apartments’ configuration in Al Rawda 1 includes studios to 3-bedroom units. Apartments on rent can easily be found in the neighbourhood.
- Rental trends for 2-bedroom apartments lie between AED 25k to AED 36K per year
- A smaller 1-bedroom unit can be rented for AED 20k to AED 22k per year.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL RAWDA 1
It is easy for residents to travel through public buses as there are two bus stops at a 3-minute drive. Hamidiya Police Station bus stop 1 and Economic Department bus stop 1 are both near Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street. Al Rawda bus stop is 6 minutes away from Al Rawda 1. Bus AJ-3 services the aforementioned bus stops. As for other options for transportation in Al Rawda 1, one can also hail a taxi or travel through a private car.
Residents can make the most of the parking spaces in Al Rawda 1 that are available inside the villas. Visitors can park their cars outside the villas or use the paid parking space.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL RAWDA 1
Manha Al Madeena is a supermarket in Al Rawda 1 while there are many others in Al Rawda 2 including Supermarket Khawater, Hasan Al Madina Supermarket, Riqat Al Madina Supermarket. Al Aman Supermarket and Hasan Al Madina Supermarket.
All these are well-stocked and not more than 5-6 minutes away from the area. One of the popular supermarkets in Ajman, Nesto Hypermarket is around 3 kilometres away, dotted in Jurf.
MOSQUES IN AL RAWDA 1
Residents can easily visit the mosques in Al Rawda 1 as there is one within walking distance from every street of the community. Some mosques within the premises are Ali bin Saif Alhamrani Mosque, Al-Muhajireen, Yousef Bin Hafez Mosque, and Zahra Mosque. Al-Muhajireen mosque is one of the biggest mosques dotted in the centre of the area.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL RAWDA 1
Christian residents can go to Winner Chapel International, which is an 11-minute drive from Al Rawda 1. It is near Al Rashidiya and most Christians can visit this church as it is in the centre of the city. Within 20 minutes’ drive, people can also find Church United and Our Lady of Arabia Church in Sharjah.
Residents can drive for 20-25 minutes to find a temple in the neighbouring Emirate of Sharjah.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL RAWDA 1
Al Rawda 1 is near Jurf which is home to a number of schools that follow different curriculums. There are two nurseries in Al Rawda 1 which can be considered for preschoolers. They include:
- Green Apple Nursery
- Ajman Nursery
Primary and secondary schools near Al Rawda 1 are:
- The First Academy
- Al Rashidiya School
- International Indian School
- Indian School Ajman
- Al Ameer English School
The First Academy is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and follows the American curriculum. The school pays special attention to Islamic and religious studies (Quran and Hadith). The First Academy offers modern facilities to students including libraries, a gym, laboratories, playgrounds and a swimming pool. For parents who prefer Indian curriculum, Indian School and International Indian School are ideal options. Al Ameer English School was founded in 1991 and follows the curriculum structured by CBSE Board (India).
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL RAWDA 1
Among the many hospitals near Al Rawda 1, the following are within 10 minutes’ drive:
- Ajman Specialty Hospital
- Thumbay Dental Hospital
- Saudi German Hospital
Ajman Specialty General Hospital is the first healthcare centre in the emirate that functions in accordance with the ruler decree No. 5/2008. It has different clinics for OBG, dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry and Orthopaedics.
Saudi German Hospital is a 100-bed tertiary care hospital. It is a well-reputable hospital and operates throughout the GCC including Yemen, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Al Rawda 1 is close to some popular residential areas.
- Towards the North, there are residential areas such as Hamidiya and Al Raqaib.
- Towards the East, it is neighboured by Al Muntazi which is an under-developed area.
- Al Rawda 1 is right next to Al Rawda 2.
The sub-communities of Al Rawda 1, Al Rawda 2 and Al Rawda 3 collectively form Al Rawda.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL RAWDA 1
The following malls near Al Rawda 1 can be reached in about 15 minutes
- City Centre Ajman
- Dana Mall
- Flamingo Mall
City Centre Ajman is 10 minutes away. It is on Al Ittihad Street and spans over 34,000 square metres. It features 79 international and local retail brands, Carrefour hypermarket and a 9 screen cinema. There are 18 restaurants inside the mall. Dana Mall is at a 13-minute drive and it has over 200 retail outlets, a food court and a supermarket. It is located near Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL RAWDA 1
There are plenty of pocket-friendly cafeterias in Al Rawda 1 that serve tea, coffee, and snacks. After driving for about 5 minutes, one can spot a number of restaurants near Al Rawda 1 including:
- Eat & Drink Restaurant
- Al Ayaam Grill & Restaurant
- Al Fareej Restaurant and Bakery
- Cook Connect
- Al Sultan Restaurant & Kitchen
Most of these restaurants are in Al Hamidiya. Cook Connect serves healthy food such as different Greek Salad, Muscle Builder Steak and Fir Chicken Platter. The per-serving cost of a dish is around AED 20 to AED 25. It also offers monthly food packages for AED 1,600 to AED 2,900.
Al Ayaam Grill & Restaurant serves a selection of Lebanese cuisines and their bestselling dishes are Hummus, Tabbouleh and Beirut Hummus. Subway is an international food chain famous for its “create your own” sandwiches.
BEACHES NEAR AL RAWDA 1
Ajman Corniche is 13 minutes away. It is a sandy beach with wide pavements, restaurants and a jogging track. The four-kilometre long beach overlooks the Arabian Gulf. Plenty of parking spaces can be spotted near the beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The closest landmarks and attractions are:
- Sports Park in Al Hamidiya
- Al Hamidiya Police Station is dotted right in the corner of the area
- Ewan Grand Resort
- Green House Resort
Sports Park is the first park of its kind in the emirate. It will have facilities for football, volleyball, basketball, cycling and running tracks. Visitors can also make the most of an outdoor gym.
For spending leisure time, residents can go to Ewan Grand Resort which is 10 minutes away. Green House Resort is another option within the same distance. It has two pools and a dining area.
If someone prefers going to bars then they can find Thirsty Horse Sports Bar and McGettigan’s at a 10-minute drive from Al Rawda 1.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Within 12 minutes’ drive, one can spot Al Jurf Family Park near Al Ittihad Street. Al Safia Park is 15 minutes away while Mushairef Ladies Park is close to it.
There are two gyms in Al Rawda 2
- Time Gym
- Gabbana Fitness Centre
Other nearby gyms are:
- Reds Gym
- Max Gym
- Tawazon Body Fitness
- Rashid Body Fitness
Ladies can find Lamsat Raqia Ladies Beauty Salon, Abida Beauty Salon, and Louisiana Beauty Salon at a 7-minute drive away from the area. Oro Beauty Salon is an additional 3 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
There are multiple options for properties in Al Rawda 1. Interested buyers and renters can choose from a mix of new and old villas. Because the area is still under development, noisy construction might be a slight problem for residents.