ABOUT AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Al Reef Downtown is situated at the centre of Al Reef community. Al Reef is a beautiful mixed-use development that spans over an area of 137,310 square metres with a GFA of 279,349 square metres. It combines spacious apartments in a variety of styles and sizes with modern facilities which meet the aspirations of today’s demanding occupants. 1n 2012, Manazel completed and delivered 90 percent of the community, and the rest was delivered in 2013. The community features 46 apartment buildings which comprise the residential element of this community. It consists of 1818 apartments in a mix of studios, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bedroom apartments.
Al Reef is the first planned locality in the UAE which offers an environment of sophistication and style. The development is categorised into villa clusters that are grouped in 4 different architectural themes Contemporary, Mediterranean, Desert and Arabian.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom units
- Commercial, social and retail facilities
- 24-hour security service is available
- Accessible via Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road
Key points of the community are:
- Community Swimming Pool
- Kid’s play area
- Community gym
- Landscaped gardens
With numerous residential developments in the locality and walkways to facilities the community provides, there is something for everyone in Al Reef Downtown.
PROPERTIES IN AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Properties in Al Reef Downtown consist of Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bedroom apartments for rent.
Rental trends are given below:
- Studio apartments have prices starting from AED 34k yearly
- Price of renting a 1-bedroom apartment ranges from AED 53k to AED 80k yearly
Properties of the locality are also famous among investors. Sales trends are given below:
- Buying a Studio apartment can cost between AED 425,000 to AED 500,000
- 1-bedroom apartment for sale has prices starting from AED 580k to AED 800k
2-bed apartment can cost between AED 745k to AED 1M. While 3-bedroom apartments can cost between AED 900k to AED 1.4M. Apartments for sale in the community have sizes ranging from 400 sq. ft. to 2100 sq. ft. The properties feature balconies, private courtyards, resort-style swimming pools, modern gyms, safe kid’s play areas, and dedicated parking spots.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL REEF DOWNTOWN
The nearest bus station is at the Shahama Village, Abu Dhabi which is 15-minutes away. Other bus stations that are used for public transportation near Al Reef Downtown include Abu Dhabi, Samha 1 and Abu Dhabi, Samha 2. There are limited metro stations near the community so residents can use ride-hailing applications for travelling.
There are reserved and dedicated parking spaces in Al Reef Downtown for every vehicle. The community also provides 24-hour security so cars are parked in a safe and secure environment.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Supermarkets near Al Reef Downtown consist of Select Market, Waitrose and Carrefour Market. Select Market, located at a distance of one-minute is a subsidiary of Das Holding Group of Companies. It was established in 2011 and has 5 branches in Abu Dhabi. It focuses on meeting the needs of convenience-oriented customers by offering a range of fresh, and high-quality services and products. Waitrose is 13-minutes while Carrefour Market is a 14-minute drive away from the locality.
MOSQUES NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Mosques near Al Reef Downtown consist of Mosque of Aisha Ibrahim Al Saman and Mosque of Fatima Ibrahim El Saman. Mosque of Aisha Ibrahim Al Saman is located at a distance of five minutes and is accessible via Al Adaed Street. While Mosque of Fatima Ibrahim El Saman is a three-minute drive away and is accessible via Al Adaed Street and Al Marfa Street.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Most churches near Al Reef Downtown are located at a distance of 20-minutes or more. Churches that are accessible in 20-minutes drive include Mar Thoma Church, All Saints Anglican Church and Abu Dhabi Apostolic Tamil Church. All these churches are located in Mussafah community.
The only temple near Al Reef Downtown is BAPS Hindu Mandir which is a Hindu temple and is located at a distance of 16-minutes. The temple is accessible via Abu Dhabi - Ghweifat International Hwy/Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd/E11.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Nurseries located nearby include:
- Yousef nursery
- Yellow Submarine Nursery
- Stepping Stones Nursery
Schools near Al Reef Downtown consist of:
- Al Yasat Private School
- Virginia International Private School
- Canadian International School
Al Yasat Private School aims at developing the personality of a child in a harmonious and holistic way in an atmosphere of self-confidence and trust. The school is located in Al Shamkha community. Virginia International Private School takes pride in cultivating the mind of a child. It follows the American-based curriculum and has a natural approach to rigorous learning. Canadian International School follows the Alberta Program of Study along with the UAE Ministry of Education. It also offers a High School diploma that is recognised across the globe. All schools are accessible in a 12-minute drive.
Residents have a number of options for higher education. Al Khawarizmi International College is the nearest, located in Old Al Bahya. The college is accessible in a 12-minute drive from the community. One of the nearest universities located in Masdar City is Khalifa University which is 16-minutes away. While Zayed University is 18-minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Clinics near Al Reef Downtown include:
- Ibn Sina Medical Centre
- Snö Dental Clinics
- HealthPlus Family Clinic
Ibn Sina Medical Centre, one minute away is the nearest clinic located beside Select Market. Snö Dental Clinics is 12-minutes away and located in Yas Mall. It is a dental clinic that helps in maintaining healthy gums, teeth and mouth. The clinic provides quality-controlled dental care in the G.C.C region. HealthPlus Family Clinic in Al Bandar is committed to offering comprehensive and dedicated care to their patients and is 13-minutes away.
Hospitals near Al Reef Downtown consist of Burjeel Medical Centre and Mediclinic Khalifa City which are 14 and 17-minutes away, respectively. Burjeel Medical Centre specialises in Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dental, ENT, Paediatric, Phlebotomy, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation etc.
There are two pharmacies located at a distance of one minute namely Supercare Pharmacy and Al Manara Pharmacy.
Al Reef Downtown is part of Al Reef which has another nearby villa sub-community known as Al Reef Villas. Other neighbourhood communities include:
- Yas Island
- Masdar City
Yas Island, lying to the west of the community features apartments and villas. It also has some of the best restaurants and hotels in the country and is also home to several flagship stores. Masdar City, lying on the southern side of the community is a mixed-use development offering business complexes, apartments and villas.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Malls near Al Reef Downtown consist of My City Centre Masdar and Yas Mall. My City Centre Masdar is the newest dining and retail destination featuring more than 70 stores including:
- Magic Planet
- Al Jaber Optical
- Kababji Grill
- Maisons Du Monde
- Life Pharmacy
- Sushi Art
The mall is a 14-minute drive away located in the centre of Masdar City which is the most sustainable city in the world. By following the high sustainability standards, the mall will stand out as a progressive hotspot in Abu Dhabi. The mall features:
- 70+ stores
- 600 parking spaces
- 18 electrical vehicle charging stations
- Outdoor dining facility
Yas Mall, 10-minutes away, is a 3-storey mall with international eateries and retailers and a 2-screen cinema. The mall is located in Yas Island and is a 45-minute drive away from Dubai. Residents have the choice to choose from its 370 shops, more than 60 dining avenues and a number of exciting offers across the mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Residents can choose from dining restaurants in Yas Mall:
- Al Fanar Restaurant & Café
- Dish Dash
- Buca Di Beppo
Other restaurants near Al Reef Downtown consist of:
- Wok to Walk
- Royal Orchid Restaurant
- Il Forno
Wok to Walk is a casual dining restaurant that serves Chinese, Thai and Asian cuisine. Its timings are from 11 am – 12midnight. Royal Orchid Restaurant serves Thai, Asian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese cuisine. Il Forno is an Italian restaurant that is open from 10 am to 12midnight. All of these restaurants are a roughly one-minute drive away.
Nightlife options near Al Reef Downtown include SkyBar which is 11-minutes away. Other options such as Stars N Bars, Skylite Rooftop Lounge and Y bar are 16-minutes drive away.
BEACHES NEAR AL REEF DOWNTOWN
Beaches near Al Reef Downtown consist of Yas Beach which is 15-minutes away and Al Bateen Beach, 28-minutes away. Yas Beach is an ideal place for water sports enthusiasts. The beach offers a wide array of water sport activities such as kayaking, sailing and jet-skiing. People can also book their private chalet on the beach. Al Bateen Beach is perfect for picnics, fishing and swimming.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Leisure activities near Al Reef Downtown consist of:
- Yas Waterworld
- Ferrari World
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Yas Waterworld, 14-minutes away, is a perfect summer adventure spot. The theme park has over 40 different rides divided into 6 different zones. Some of its famous rides are Jebel Drop, Falcon’s Falaj, Bandit Bomber and Cinesplash.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an ultimate theme park located in Yas Island. It is also home to the world’s fastest roller coaster. Some of the rides in Ferrari World consist of Nello’s Adventureland, RC Challenge, Formula Rossa, Scuderia Challenge, Flying Aces etc. The park is accessible in 12-minutes.
One of the landmarks near Al Reef Downtown is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is accessible in a 20-minute drive from the community. It is one of the largest mosques in the world and is an epitome of Islamic architecture. The mosque has 82 domes, 1000 columns and 24-carat gold chandeliers.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor activities near Al Reef Downtown comprise of:
- Shared Swimming Pools
- Shared Gymnasiums
- Tennis Court
- Landscaped Gardens
- Kid’s play area
Residents have the option of keeping fit at the following fitness centres near Al Reef Downtown. These include Arabian Village Gym, six minutes away and Gym Alreef which is three minutes drive away.
Beauty salons near Al Reef Downtown consist of:
- Nailbox Beauty Salon
- Body Art Beauty Center
Both of these salons are located in the Al Reef community. Nailbox Beauty Salon specialises in nail care, massage, hair, makeup, facials, and hair removal. While Body Art Beauty Center specialises in massages. Both salons are accessible in a one-minute drive from the community.
The community has recently celebrated the Spirit of the Union on the National Day. The event was filled with fun activities for the entire family such as games and competitions, jumping castles, Emirati traditional food and henna etc. Family Health Day was also celebrated the previous year. Year of Zayed is another event filled with educational and interactive activities for the whole family with lots of prizes.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
One can join the Facebook page, Al Reef Community, to stay updated regarding any events nearby and for community-wide announcements.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The community can become too quiet and will be a concern for the one who enjoys socialising. Most of the attractions are at least 20-minutes drive away, but it also provides easy access to some famous areas such as Yas Island and Khalifa City.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport, nine-minutes away
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is 12-minutes away
- Yas Waterworld is a 14-minute drive away
- Khalifa City, 14-minutes away