ABOUT AL RAWDA
Al Rawda is located towards the outskirts of Ajman close to the Ajman - Sharjah border. It is in close proximity to a number of restaurants and many reputable schools offering different curriculums. The abundance of villas and the serene environment makes Al Rawda popular with young couples and families. Those with school going children enjoy the shorter commutes. The area is also close to the major highways in the UAE making travelling to other emirates a breeze.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Mainly features apartments and villas.
- Sub-communities include Al Rawda 1, 2 and 3.
- Known for its food street.
- Close to Al Tallah Camel Race Course.
- Neighbours include Al Mowaihat and Ajman Industrial.
Al Rawda is an area in Ajman which features both apartments and villas. Since it is close to many schools it is often favoured by families with young school going children. The area is well connected to the rest of the emirate since there are many road networks nearby. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street and Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Street provide easy access to residents commuting to other emirates.
Properties in Al Rawda
The properties found in Al Rawda consist of apartments for rent and villas for rent and sale. These are normally built with more traditional styles, especially the independent houses.
The rental trends for the properties in Al Rawda are considerably lower when comparing them to the neighbouring emirates. The neighbourhood also offers many different property types some of which are luxury units.
The apartments for rent in Al Rawda include studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments. Rent for a studio in Al Rawda starts from AED 13k, which is an affordable option. The larger more deluxe options for studios are upwards of AED 20k and offer over 1,000 sq.ft. of living space. 1 BHK flats for rent average at AED 22k, with 2-bed apartments on rent, are available for slightly higher prices at an average of AED 28k.
Families looking to rent villas in Al Rawda have a lot of options. 3-bedroom villas for rent start from AED 45k and can go up to AED 75k. You can find 4-bedroom villas in Rawda for rent starting from AED 60k and 5-bedroom houses are available for an average price of AED 80k, annually.
Investors can find many freehold villas to purchase with 4, 5 and 6-bedroom options available. With 5-bedroom villas for sale being the most popular option in Al Rawda, investors can find prices ranging from AED 1M to AED 1.5M. 6-bedroom villas can be purchased for an average of AED 1.7M in Al Rawda.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Rawda
There is only a limited public bus network for residents to use. There are two bus stops for the area, these are on the main road of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street and serve the communities of Al Rawda 1 and Al Rawda 2. The bus that runs through this area is AJ3 and it connects to central Ajman.
Residents with their own cars can find that parking is not an issue in the area. All villas come with a minimum of 2 parking spaces with larger units offering more parking spaces. There is also street parking available for those in the villa communities. Those residing in apartment buildings will find that there is one parking space allotted per flat, in the older buildings however parking is not included. Residents in those buildings and visitors will have to park in the dedicated paid parking lots or the paid street parking near the buildings.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Al Rawda
There are many supermarkets in Al Rawda, these are spread all over the community. You will find Al Madina Supermarket, Al Hor Supermarket, Al Aman Supermarket and many more in the area. There are also a few foodstuff tradings in Al Rawda 1, these are best for buying fresh spices and herbs in bulk. Popular options include Remah Foodstuff Trading, Hadarmoot Foodstuff Trading and Al Fawez Foodstuff.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Al Rawda
There are no churches in Al Rawda but 8 minutes away in the Al Rashidiya district, residents will find the Winners Chapel International. Otherwise, Christian residents can head to the Yarmook district in Sharjah which is home to many churches. Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Orthodox Parish, Emirates Baptist Church and Grace Evangelical Church are a few of the churches located in the Yarmook district just 15 minutes away from Al Rawda.
Located 45 minutes away in the emirate of Dubai is the closest Hindu temple. This is the Shiva Temple located in Bur Dubai opposite Dubai Museum. As for mosques in Al Rawda, Muslim worshippers will not have to travel far. There are many mosques in the area such as Al Muhajireen Mosque, Mohammed Al Khaja Mosque, Zahra Mosque and Khalifa Saidi Mosque.
Schools near Al Rawda
As Al Rawda is more of a residential area there are no schools located in its boundaries. You can find many options in the nearby Al Tallah community which are towards the south of Al Rawda.
There is the Oxford School which offers the British curriculum from its foundation stage till the final Year 13. The International School of Choueifat Ajman follows the SABIS (UK/US) curriculum until Year 12. City School follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Indian curriculum until Year 8, while The First Academy follows the American curriculum. All of these are schools near Al Rawda, roughly 10 minutes away in the Al Tallah community.
City University College of Ajman is one of the emirate's best higher education options. It is also located in Al Tallah and is favoured by those living in Al Rawda. Just 25 minutes away are the options in University City, Sharjah. Some of the best universities in the GCC region are located here, including the American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah and more.
Clinics and Hospitals in Al Rawda
Ajman Medical Centre, Family Medical Centre and Ratib Clinic are located in Al Rawda 3, while Hessa Medical Clinic and Abdul Aziz Medical Centre are located in the other Al Rawda communities. The area also has a few dental clinics such as Cosmetic Dental Clinic, Dr Jaleel Dental Centre and Ban Dental Clinic.
The nearest hospital is the Saudi German Hospital in the Al Tallah district. Ajman Speciality Hospital is further away in Ajman Industrial Area 1.
Al Tallah is one of the key areas close to Al Rawda, it has many amenities and facilities which the Al Rawda residents can enjoy. Al Mowaihat and Ajman Industrial are close to Al Rawda. Those looking to commute to Sharjah and Dubai can find it easy to do so as residents can easily access Al Ittihad Street (E11) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls near Al Rawda
The two largest malls in Ajman are just 10 minutes away from Al Rawda. Galleria Mall is a modern two storey mall which houses over 90 different stores - mainly local fashion brands, a hypermarket and a kids' play area. The City Centre Ajman is another mall near Al Rawda. It has a Magic Planet, Vox Cinemas, 79 international and local brands and Ajman’s largest Carrefour hypermarket.
Restaurants in Al Rawda
You will find many different restaurants offering multiple cuisines in Al Rawda. The area is home to a food street of sorts on Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Street which runs in between Al Rawda 2 and Al Rawda 3. Resident favourites in the area are Mabrook Popular Kitchen and Restaurant, Broccoli Pizza and Pasta, Golden Kunafa, Al Ayaam Grills & Restaurant and more.
Trendy eateries and cafes on this food street include Coffee 88 Degrees, 222 Burger, Cake Hut and Coffelo Healthy Cafe. Those looking for nightlife options will have to head to the establishments part of the hotels facing the Ajman Corniche. Popular options include the Zanzi Bar, Blazon Lounge and The Sport's Bar, all located in the Ajman Hotel.
BEACHES NEAR AL RAWDA
The beach is located 15 minutes away from Al Rawda. There is the Ajman Corniche Beach, there are a row of hotels located on the corniche many of which offer their own private beaches. The Ajman Corniche Beach near Al Rawda is famous for its serene vibes and beautiful view, not to mention there are many restaurants located there as well.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The beach is definitely one highlight in Ajman, there is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Ajman on University Street. It is a grand mosque which is worth visiting. Another landmark located close to the Al Rawda community is the Ajman Dhow-Building Yard, visitors can view the ancient craft of dhow building with traditional tools. It is a highly entertaining and cultural activity for children and adults alike.
There is also the Al Tallah Camel Racecourse nearby, which is open to visitors. There are no set timings for the races but the racecourse hosts early morning and afternoon meets on weekends during the racing season (Oct-March).
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are no parks located in the area and residents will have to travel at least 20 minutes to visit one. Popular parks in Ajman include the Al Jurf Family Park, Al Safiya Park and Mushairef Ladies Park.
Gabbana Fitness Centre, Time Gym and Al Reem Gym are all located in Al Rawda. Residents looking to pamper themselves can head to Body and Mind Spa, Amber Beauty Salon and Mady Gents Salon, among others.
The area does not have any community events. For children, there are occasional events held in Galleria Mall and City Centre Ajman. There is one community event, in February the Al Tallah Camel Racecourse holds a Camel Festival. It features camel racing, heritage activities and a camel beauty pageant with participants from all over the world.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area is located in a quiet district away from the business hub of the city. It is preferred for its close proximity to major highways, school and the Ajman - Sharjah border.
- The Ajman - Sharjah border is located close to the area.
- Sharjah International Airport is close by, just 15 minutes away.
- University City in Sharjah is nearby, located next to Sharjah International Airport.
- Both of the UAE's major highways, E11 and E311 are close to the community.
- Residents can find many restaurants and school in the area or nearby.
- Landmarks include the Al Tallah Camel Racecourse.