ABOUT AL SAFA 1
Al Safa 1 is a sub-community within the greater Al Safa district. It is bordered by Safa Park on the north, Al Safa 2 on the south, Jumeirah 3 on the west and Al Quoz 1 on the eastern side. This sub-community is close to several bustling districts such as Business Bay and Jumeirah.
Al Safa 1 offers a mix of apartments, villas and townhouses. Properties in Al Safa 2 mainly consist of independent villas and a few compound villa communities. This is a popular and lavish community that appeals to tenants and investors because of the facilities and residential properties it offers.
IN A NUTSHELL
- One of the two sub-communities of Al Safa
- Close to Jumeirah, Al Wasl and Kite Beach
- Consists of mostly villas and a few townhouses and apartments
- Close to Safa Park
- Home to famous landmarks, educational institutes and corporate buildings
- Non-freehold area
Al Safa offers various residential options, including villas and a few townhouses and apartments. This sub-community is close to several leisure attractions and is home to schools, hospitals and supermarkets.
Popular points of interest in Al Safa 1 include:
- Two well-maintained parks
- Shopping destination, Wasl Square
- Schools in the community
With several amenities located close by, Al Safa 1 is a comfortable residential community home to many families, individuals and expatriates.
PROPERTIES IN AL SAFA 1
Properties in Al Safa 1 range from villas, townhouses and apartments. Apartments in Al Safa 1 consist of 1 and 2-bedroom units. These apartments are only available for rent.
- Rents for a 1-bedroom apartment start from AED 80k
- The annual rent for a 2-bedroom apartment starts from AED 100k
Al Safa 1 rental villas are a popular property type in this sub-community. The villas in Al Safa 1 are built in various styles, especially the independent properties. The properties part of the villa compounds feature the same style as they adhere to the compounds theme.
Most of the villas in Al Safa 1 feature a private garden, a backyard and a private swimming pool. Some residential units are furnished and some even come with home appliances. All units come with built-in wardrobes, spacious balconies and dedicated car parking spaces. Some villas also include separate quarters for the house help.
Al Safa 1 villas for rent feature a mix of 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7-bedroom units. Rental prices for villas in Al Safa 1 are as follows:
- Annual rent for 3-bedroom villas ranges from AED 115k to AED 180k
- 4-bedroom villas for rent are available starting from AED 135k per annum
- Rent for 5-bedroom villas starts from AED 185k
- Renting a 6-bedroom villa ranges from AED 280k to AED 400k
Families looking to move to this community can find a few townhouses to rent as well.
Compound Living in Al Safa 1
Al Safa 1 is home to a number of villa compounds. Some of the benefits of a villa compound is that it is a gated community with access to a number of shared amenities.
One of the most popular compounds in Dubai is Splendour Villas, located close to The English College and Al Safa 2. The compound is made up of 90 luxurious 4-bed villas with a built-up area of 3,300 sq. ft. Each villa comes with a private pool, a landscaped garden, a maid's room, a separate facilities room, a patio near the pool and a large balcony on the first floor overlooking the garden. The compound provides access to squash and tennis courts, children's play areas, a scaled football pitch, a shared gym and a steam and sauna room.
Developed by Meraas Group and managed by Wasl Asset Management Group, Wasl Square is another prominent compound in Al Safa 1. It consists of 174 townhouses divided into 3 and 4-bed units with built-up areas ranging from 2,604 sq. ft. to 2,994 sq. ft. The villas feature an open kitchen, floor to ceiling windows, large wardrobes and one parking space. The compound offers access to swimming pools for adults and children, the clubhouse with a communal gym and children's play areas. The Wasl Square compound can also access the retail shops and restaurants part of the Wasl Square development, outside of the compound.
Al Hala Complex is compound in the area featuring 16 villas, each with their own private pools. The community has its own community centre with fitness facilities. Other villa compounds in the area include the Four Seasons Compound near Safa Park and Sheikh Ahmed Villas close to Al Ittihad Private School.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES NEAR AL SAFA 1
Residents can easily find plenty of options for public transportation near Al Safa 1. There are a few bus stops in and around the community, especially near all of the schools in Al Safa 1. The Hadiqa Street stop is located close to Safa Park and Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road Ferdous Building and Safa Spinneys are a few of the bus stops in Al Safa 1.
The closest metro stations include Business Bay Metro Station and Noor Bank Metro Station, both of which are on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro. Taxi-hailing apps Careem and Uber are also popular among residents.
Villas in Al Safa 1 come with dedicated parking spaces for at least two vehicles. Larger villas often have more parking spaces, in fact, some 9-bedroom mansions come with up to 14 parking spaces.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL SAFA 1
Residents of Al Safa 1 can visit A-Mart Supermarket located at a 3-minute drive. Park n Shop is a great grocery shopping option located only 4 minutes away. LuLu Express - Al Quoz, Village Supermarket and Carrefour Market are the most popular supermarkets near Al Safa 1.
MOSQUES NEAR AL SAFA 1
Khalifa al-Fahd Mosque is 4 minutes away from the sub-community. One of the largest mosques in U.A.E., Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab is also a 4-minute drive away from the community. It can accommodate 2,000 worshipers and is also known for opening its doors for non-Muslims.
Other mosques near Al Safa 1 include Aesha Mosques (located at a 5-minute drive), Masjid Aisha Umm Al-Mu'mineen (located at a 5-minute drive), Almuhtadi Mosque (located at a 6-minute drive), Jumeirah 3 Park 1 Mosque (located at an 8-minute drive) and Masjid Majid Bin Sayed (located at an 8-minute drive.)
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL SAFA 1
Dubai Korean Disciples Church is only a 7-minute drive away from the sub-community. Josefina y Marcelo is 7 minutes away and Davids Place is only 8 minutes away making it convenient for the Christian residents. The Gatekeepers Weekday Warehouse is a popular church and it is a 16-minute drive away. Emirates Baptist Church, United Christian Church of Dubai and Christian Fellowship Church, Dubai are some other churches near Al Safa 1.
Hindu temples near Al Safa 1 include Shrinathji Temple, Shiva Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir and Shree Krishna Haveli. These are 18 minutes away from the community.
Sikh residents can visit Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple in Jebel Ali and Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, which are 19 minutes away from the neighbourhood.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL SAFA 1
There are quite a few educational options near the community.
Nursery near Al Safa 1 include:
- Curious Minds Nursery
- Mini Miracles Nursery
- Adventure Kids Nursery
Parents can send their children to nursery schools in neighbouring community. Nearest options include Le Petit Poucet Nursery, Little Woods Nursery, Milestones Nursery, Raindrops Nursery, Mini Miracles Nursery, Kangaroo Kids Nursery, Inspire Children’s Nursery, Blossom Village Nursery Dubai, Kids Cottage Nursery School, The Palms Nursery, Montessori Dubai Nursery & Kindergarten and The Cardinal Valley Nursery. These nurseries can be reached with 4 to 7 minutes.
Schools near Al Safa 1 include:
- Emirates English Speaking School, Dubai
- Jumeirah College
- Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS Jumeirah)
Some of the best schools in Dubai, such as Jumeirah College, JESS and Emirates English Speaking School - Dubai are located near the vicinity. These schools are rated ‘outstanding’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Parents can also find Al Sufouh Girls High School, Jumeirah Model School, Manor Primary School and Lycée français Jean Mermoz nearby. These schools can be reached within 5 to 9 minutes.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL SAFA 1
Residents can find plenty of clinics and hospitals near Al Safa 1. Medical facilities are:
- Medcare Eye Centre
- Emirates Clinic
- Iranian Hospital Safa polyclinic Dubai Al Qouz 1
Medcare Hospital is a well-known hospital located in the community and can ve reached in only 2 minutes. Other hospitals and clinics near Al Safa 1 such as Medcare Paediatric Speciality Centre, Emirates Hospital, Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, Al Badaa Health Center, Zaabel Health Centre provide the best medical care.
Al Safa 1 is close to many residential communities and entertainment destinations.
Residential communities near Al Safa 1 include:
- Jumeirah 3
- Al Quoz 1
- Al Quoz 3
Some prominent apartment buildings nearby include The Lofts - Emaar, The Residences at Marina Gate, Tower 6 - Downtown Dubai, South Ridge Tower - Emaar, Riverside - Residential Community - Dubai Properties and Boulevard Heights Residential Tower.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
There are plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options in Al Safa 1 and its neighbouring communities.
MALLS NEAR AL SAFA 1
From fashion stores to jewellery shops, there are plenty of shopping options for residents.
Some popular malls near Al Safa include:
- Wasl Square
- Safa Centre
These malls can be reached within a 5-minute drive from the community. Other nearby malls include Al Safa Mall, Oasis Mall, Emax Oasis Center, AMSAF Mall and Sunset Mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL SAFA 1
Restaurants near Al Safa 1 include:
- Pizza Express
- China Garden Restaurant
- House of Kebab Restaurant
- Chinese Kitchen
- Chez Sushi
- Smiling BKK
These restaurants can be reached within 2 to 6 minutes. Chez Sushi can be reached within 7 minutes on foot. This is a unique, casual and fun Japanese restaurant that offers sushi dishes and sushi rolls.
These are the offerings in neighbouring communities:
- Café Havana Umm Suqeim
- Indian Pavilion
- Zahret Al Rumman Café
- Ashbilia Restaurant
- Arabian Fame
- Zaina Restaurant
These restaurants specialise in Chinese, Indian and Arabian cuisines and can be reached within 7 to 9 minutes. There are plenty of coffee shops in the area for coffee lovers. They include Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Costa Coffee, Alchemy Coffee and Cafe Barbera - The Italian Coffee House.
BEACHES NEAR AL SAFA 1
This sub-community is close to all the main beaches in Dubai. Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, Sunset Beach and Public Beach are a 9-minute drive away from the location. Marina Beach, JBR Beach and Aquaventure Beach are some other beaches near Al Safa 1 located at a 20-minute drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Landmarks near Al Safa 1 include:
- The Dubai Fountain
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest musical fountain which attracts thousands of tourists. It is 9 minutes away from Al Safa 1. Families can visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which is an 8-minute drive away from the sub-community. The 828 m skyscraper Burj Khalifa is a 10-minute drive away. There are plenty of other things to do at Burj Khalifa other than witnessing spectacular views. Those visiting Burj Khalifa can relax at the Burj Club, dine at the finest restaurants or head over to Candylicious for something sweet.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Apart from the Safa Private Park and Safa Club 1, there are quite a few parks near Al Safa 1. Safa Park is a popular park, which is 14 minutes away from the community. It offers plenty of outdoor activities for families. The greenery, sports pitches, boating lake, BBQ areas and bike rentals are the major highlights of the park.
Safa Park 2 and Safa Park 2 1 are a 7-minute drive away in Al Safa 2. Al Quoz Park 3 is also 7 minutes away from the community.
DuGym Gymnastics Club @ JPS is a popular gym located in the community. Al Safa Sports Centre is only a 5-minute drive away.
Other nearby gyms include:
- Speed Fitness Jumeirah Dubai
- Fitness First Oasis Centre
- Gym Giorgia
Some salons near Al Safa 1 include Honeymoon Salon and Belle Femme Beauty Salon. Both are 5 minutes away located in Jumeirah 3. Fresh Look Beauty Salon is 8 minutes away. Residents can rejuvenate themselves at the Legend Beauty & Spa Centre located just 2 minutes away from the community.
Residents can take part in New Year celebrations, religious festivals such as community Iftar during Ramadan Kareem and Eid celebrations. They can also enjoy the Dubai Food Festival held at the nearby Jumeirah beaches.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Those looking to keep in touch with their fellow community members can join the Facebook group called Home Al Safa 1.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Safa 1 is part of the prestigious Al Safa community. One thing to consider is that only U.A.E. nationals can buy properties here. This sub-community might not be as eventful but it gives you a chance to live a very comfortable lifestyle.
- Jumeirah Beach is a 9-minute drive away via Al Mehemal Street
- Kite Beach is a 10-minute drive away via Al Wasl Road/D92
- Downtown Dubai is an 11-minute drive away via Al Asayel Street/D72
- The Dubai Mall is a 9-minute drive away via Sheikh Zayed Road/E11