ABOUT AL RIQA SUBURB
Al Riqa Suburb is a cluster of eight residential communities in Sharjah. These include Al Sabkha, Al Hazzanah, Al Mansoura, Al Ramla East, Al Jazzat, Al Ghafiya, Al Azra and Al Falaj. Al Riqa Suburb is situated amidst popular districts such as Al Heerah Suburb, Wasit Suburb and the Halwan Suburb. The residential communities of Al Riqa Suburb mostly feature beautiful villas.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A cluster of eight residential communities
- Located in Sharjah
- Property types on offer include spacious villas
- All essential amenities are within easy reach
Al Riqa Suburb is a collection of eight residential communities with a culturally diverse population. Community parks allow residents to enjoy a nature-friendly lifestyle. One will find easy access to amenities such as schools, shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and hospitals.
Properties in Al Riqa Suburb
The covered areas of villas in Al Riqqa Suburb range from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Villas for rent in Al Riqqa Suburb include 3 to 4-bedroom units with rental prices varying from AED 50k yearly to AED 75k. Those looking for investment will find villas for sale in Al Riqqa Suburb in 4-bedroom configurations. The sales price for these villas is AED 1.3M.
If you are looking for apartments for rent in Al Riqqa Suburb, check out the properties nearby as there are only a few options within the neighbourhood. Similarly, investors looking for apartments for sale in Al Riqqa can find plenty of options nearby.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Riqa
Plenty of parking spaces in Al Riqa Suburb are dedicated to residential villas. Moreover, shopping malls, supermarkets, hospitals, parks and mosques have numerous parking spaces for visitors.
Public Transportation in Al Riqa Suburb
Residents can easily find public transportation near Al Riqa Suburb. People relying on public transport can use bus routes and taxis. The nearest bus stations are Al Rolla Bus Stop and Al Jubail Station, roughly at a 10 to 12-minute drive away. Taxi stand in Rolla Square Park is a 12-minute drive away. Those having private conveyance can easily move around.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Residents enjoy easy access to essential amenities including supermarkets, healthcare facilities, schools as well as places of worship.
Supermarkets in Al Riqa Suburb
There plenty of options for grocery shopping in Al Riqqa Suburb. Marwan Supermarket is located in Al Hazzanah community. Shaharzad Supermarket and Al Kenouz Supermarket are located in Al Ramla East. Al Jazzat community has one of the best supermarkets in Sharjah, Al Madina Supermarket. It stocks a wide range of fresh foods, clothing and electronic items.
Al Falaj has Rado Supermarket, Al Azra community has Al Sharji Supermarket and Al Ghafia community has Al Doha Supermarket and Rashma Supermarket. Al Sabkha community features Inam Supermarket and Sumaya Supermarket. All these supermarkets in Al Riqa Suburb are accessible within a short driving distance.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Al Riqa Suburb
Residents can access plenty of mosques in Al Riqa Suburb. These include Umm Qanoor Masjid and Al Ghufran Mosque in Al Sabkha, Khawla Bint Tha’labah Mosque in Al Ghafia community. Al Emam Al Thahabi Mosque, Thabet Ibn Qays Mosque and Malik Ibn Anas Mosque are located in Al Jazzat. Ibrahim Ibn Alharith Mosque and Al Falaj Eid Musalla are located in Al Falaj.
Some of the best churches in Sharjah are located in the Al Yarmook community. These include St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Grace Evangelical Church, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Dubai Orthodox Church, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Union Church, Church of God- Sharjah and the Sharjah Mar Thoma Church.
St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church is one of the popular places of worship in the UAE. It has six priests officiating the mass in various popular languages to cater to the spiritual needs of expatriates residing in the area. One can also find 113 altar servers, 167 Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, 80 Volunteers and 139 Lectors.
Shri Mariyamman Temple in Muhaisnah community is an 18-minute drive away.
Schools and Universities in Al Riqa Suburb
Residents can send their children to some of the popular nurseries and schools in Al Riqqa Suburb. The best nurseries in Sharjah are ABC Nursery, Golden Nursery, British Orchard Nursery Sharjah and Little Angel British Nursery.
ABC Nursery enrols children up to the age of 4 years and follows the British curriculum. It is located near Al Shaab Village in Al Ghafiya. One of the largest chain of nurseries in Sharjah, British Orchard Nursery, is located in Al Jazzat. Prominent nursery facilities include a sensory room, a library, a role play area, indoor and outdoor play areas, a gymnasium and a road track. This popular nursery has won many national and international awards, such as the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award.
For higher education, there are numerous schools in Al Riqqa Suburb. Popular options include Sharjah Public School, Al Zahrah High School, Victoria School, Eshbeliyah School, Al Shaima Girls School and Al Wafa School for Capacity Development.
Universities near Al Riqqa Suburb include MG university Off-Campus Sharjah, ABN University, Middle East Research Academy for Consultancy and Learning Centre, Lincoln University of Business and Management, American University of Sharjah and the University of Sharjah. These are accessible within 7 to 17-minute driving distance.
Clinics and Hospitals in Al Riqa Suburb
Those looking for clinics in Al Riqa Suburb can visit Happy Clinic in Al Mansoura. Other nearby options are located in Samnan community. These include Samnan Medical Centre, Zeenat Alshifa Medical Centre Sharjah and Thumbay Clinic Sharjah. These are a 7 to 8-minute drive away from Al Riqqa Suburb.
Thumbay Clinic is one of the top clinics in Sharjah with three branches in the emirate. Some of the renowned departments include ENT, Internal Medicine, General Medicine, Dermatology and more. The clinic has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to carry out diagnostic tests.
In case of a medical emergency, Kuwait Hospital is the nearest option located at a 6-minute drive by car. It is one of the top government hospitals in Sharjah that caters to all your healthcare needs. Other hospitals near Al Riqa Suburb are Burjeel Specialty Hospital Sharjah, Central Private Hospital, Zulekha Hospital and Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah among others. These are accessible within 7 to 10-minute drive by car.
The eight residential areas that make up the Al Riqqa Suburb share common boundaries. Other nearby areas that are directly connected to Al Riqa Suburb are Al Ramtha, Al Goaz, Al Abar, Dasman, Al Fayha, Al Nasserya, Al Nekhailat and Al Qadisiya.
Al Heerah Suburb is a cluster of seven communities located at a 7-minute drive by car.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Residents of Al Riqqa Suburb have access to amenities related to shopping, dining and entertainment.
Malls in Al Riqa Suburb
Residents can find few malls in Al Riqa Suburb such as Al Shaab Village Sharjah located in Al Hazzanah community at a 4-minute drive by car. It offers a unique shopping experience along with entertainment options such as an ice-skating rink, an amusement park, an indoor and outdoor play area, food court, restaurants, cinema halls and a billiards centre.
Other popular shopping malls nearby include Oasis Mall, Sharjah and Mega Mall, Sharjah. These are 8 to 10-minute drive by car.
Oasis Mall Sharjah on Al Wahda Road is developed by the Landmark Group. With almost 30 million sq. ft. of retail space, the 3-storey Oasis Mall features brand outlets, prayer area and children’s play area. Some of the popular shops in Oasis Mall include Max, Vincci, Lovisa, Home Centre, Shoexpress, Obaibi-Okaidi and Centrepoint.
Located in Bu Daniq, Mega Mall Sharjah is owned and managed by Citadel Properties. This 4-floor mall is spread across 800,000 sq. ft. featuring a range of international stores, dining options, an indoor theme park and a cinema.
Restaurants in Al Riqa Suburb
From local eateries to popular food chains, there are numerous restaurants in Al Riqa Suburb. Some nearby restaurants include Al Aseel Public Kitchen, Al Qaiem Public Kitchen and Antar Ali Beyat Public Kitchen.
There is a fast-food restaurant, Shams Al Aseel Cafeteria, at a 3-minute drive. An Italian restaurant Pizzaro – Al Shaab is a 4-minute drive away. There are few dining options in Al Shaab Village such as Al Mathaq Al Almani, German Donor, Falfil Al Astorah, Caesars Confectionery and Restaurant and Al Narng. These are a 4-minute drive away from the neighbourhood.
BEACHES NEAR AL RIQA SUBURB
Sharjah Beach is one of the best beaches in Sharjah located at a 10-minute distance from Al Riqa Suburb. There is a public beach at a 14-minute drive away where you can go out for a family picnic. Visitors can enjoy volleyball, jet skiing and boat rides. There are plenty of facilities such as lifeguards, changing rooms and shower rooms.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Those living in Al Riqqa Suburb can visit Oscar Cinema in Al Shaab Village, Al Hazzanah to watch local and international blockbuster movies. Al Ramla Roundabout is a 4-minute drive away. At the intersection of Al Abar and Dasman, there is Cultural Square, also known as Quran Roundabout. There are landmarks on each side of the roundabout including Cultural Palace, Sharjah Library, Sharjah’s Ruler’s Office and the Department of eGovernment (DeG).
Sharjah Library is a popular cultural landmark just 17 minutes away from Sharjah International Airport to the south of Cultural Square. It has a huge collection of books, scientific journals, letters and visual-aids that can benefit researchers. It also provides access to electronic data through an online portal. Sharjah Library has now been transformed into an electronic library with bibliographic lists and indexes.
Within a 6 to 8-minute drive by car, one can find the Sharjah Science Museum and the Sharjah Archaeological Museum in Al Abar area. Sharjah Science Museum is the ultimate destination for science enthusiasts, located in Halwan Suburb. This museum has over 50 exhibits and offers an engaging learning experience.
Those interested in visiting historical places can head to the Sharjah Archaeological Museum located at an 8-minute drive away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Every residential community within Al Riqa Suburb has community parks to promote an active lifestyle. The parks include Al Jazzat Park, Al Ghafia Park, Green Belt Ladies Park and Al Falaj Park. These are accessible within a 1 to 3-minute drive by car.
Green Belt Ladies Park is one of the beautiful parks in Sharjah, providing a secure space for females to workout. The park is spread over an area of 137,000 sq. m. featuring a jogging track, free exercise equipment, and children’s play areas.
Those interested in learning self-defence and martial arts can visit the Sharjah Self Defense Sports Club in Al Jazzat community. Sharjah Sports Club is also present in Al Hazzanah community. There is Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club in Samnan community at an 8-minute drive away. It offers several sports activities including football, rugby, golf, tennis, diving and swimming.
Oxygen Body Fitness Gym, Al Adhalat Gym, Al Fehoud Body Building Gym and Al Nabaa Gym are some of the popular gyms near Al Riqa Suburb. These are accessible within 8 to 11-minute drive by car. Al Hayat Ladies Fitness is located within the neighbourhood.
Salons near Al Riqa Suburb are Sonia Ghafoor Ladies Beauty Saloon, Lebanese French Beauty Center, Walili Ladies Salon, Hello Kitty Beauty Spa Sharjah and Aisha Beauty Saloon.
Residents can attend various annual events in Sharjah at the Cultural Palace. Sharjah Folklore Poetry Festival is an annual event where poets from the GCC countries come together to celebrate the art of poetry. Sharjah School Theatre Festival is another event for school-going children providing an opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of the region.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Riqa Suburb is a cluster of eight residential areas grouped together. The suburb has villa-only communities suitable for families. However, those looking for apartments will have to check out other residential communities nearby.
FAQs about Al Riqa Suburb
WHERE IS Al RIQA SUBURB LOCATED?
A Riqa Suburb is a cluster of eight sub-communities located in Sharjah.
WHICH SUB-COMMUNITIES ARE PART OF AL RIQA SUBURB?
Al Sabkha, Al Hazzanah, Al Mansoura, Al Ramla East, Al Jazzat, Al Ghafiya, Al Azra and Al Falaj are part of Al Riqa Suburb.
WHAT ARE THE NEAREST BUS STATIONS FROM THE AREA?
Residents can use Al Rolla Bus Stop to travel to other areas.
HOW DO I GET TO AL RIQA SUBURB FROM DUBAI?
Residents from Dubai can start their journey from Nakheel Metro Station until Al Rigga. From Al Rigga they can use a taxi to reach Al Riqa Suburb, Sharjah.
- Sharjah Science Museum is 5 minutes away via Sheikh Majed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street/S115 and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street/S115
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium is 9 minutes away via S117
- Sharjah International Airport is 13 minutes away via E88
- The University City of Sharjah is 14 minutes away via E88
- Ajman is 16 minutes away via Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street