ABOUT AL SHUWAIHEAN
Al Shuwaihean is a suburb in Sharjah comprising of low and high-rise buildings. It is surrounded by Al Arouba Street and Arabian Gulf Street. The community is connected to various tourist attractions in the city such as Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Art Institute and Heart of Sharjah. If you are fascinated by the Arab heritage and love to explore it, this place has great spots for you such as Sharjah Art Museum and Sharjah Art Institute. Heart of Sharjah is one of the attractive sites that has preserved and restored buildings in Sharjah.
It is also a popular area in Sharjah as it is a waterfront community overlooking Khalid Lake. Al Shuwaihean is located adjacent to Rolla Area, which is popular for its malls, outdoor markets and other shopping destinations.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Al Shuwaihean is a suburb in Sharjah near Khalid Lake with low to high-rise buildings.
- The area has many affordable apartments for rent.
- Many supermarkets, mosques, schools, clinics and hospitals are nearby.
- It is close to many attractions such as Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Art Institute and Heart of Sharjah.
The residential apartments of Al Shuwaihean are primely located. They are close to almost all the amenities in the area such as supermarkets, mosques, schools, beaches and tourist attractions. Residents will surely appreciate their affordability and the numerous benefits they offer.
PROPERTIES IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
Rental apartments in Al Shuwaihean mainly consist of affordable flats. The apartments include studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units with features such as spacious rooms, a balcony and split ducted air-conditioner units. The rent for a studio with a floor area of 300 sq. ft. starts from AED 14k and can increase up to AED 16k for a unit that covers 450 sq. ft. of space. Prices for a 1-bedroom apartment for rent varies between AED 18k to AED 24k. For a 1,400 sq. ft. 2-bedroom apartment, the rental rate lies between AED 25k to AED 27k. All these buildings have restaurants, grocery shops and other retail stores within walking distance. You can also go to the nearby mosques for prayers.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
The place is a little crowded over the weekends and on public holidays, hence finding street parking during these times is tough. Otherwise, finding parking in Al Shuwaihean is not too difficult.
The residents of the apartments are provided with separate parking spaces. Normally, one space is allocated per unit but this varies per building. Those with more than one vehicle can rely on the street parking mentioned earlier. For public transport in Al Shuwaihean, people can visit Al Rolla Bus stop which is just a 9-minute walk away. From here you can catch a bus to get around the city or to visit other emirates.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Let’s have a look at the many amenities that are easily available for the residents of Al Shuwaihean.
SUPERMARKETS IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
A grocery store or supermarket at walking distance from you home is a great benefit that the community offers its residents. There are plenty of supermarkets in Al Shuwaihean that you can choose from depending on your needs.
You can pay a quick visit to Fathima Supermarket to grab fresh produce at economical prices or get your freezer stocked up with frozen foods from Backet Supermarket. Other popular markets such as Al Ameera Supermarket, Nesto Cupermarket in Al Wafa Centre and New Al Madina Supermarket are located within the community.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
Like other communities in Sharjah, there are several mosques in Al Shuwaihean. Ebaad Al Rahman Masjid, Obaid Bin Eisa Mosque and Alshoyoukh Mosque are all within walking distance. King Faisal Mosque, which is one of the most popular mosques of Sharjah is located at only a 5-minute drive.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church near Al Shuwaihean are a 13-minute drive away. These two churches and many others are all located in the community of Al Yarmook. Shiva Temple, ShrinathJi Temple and the Sikh Gurudwara are a 30-minute drive away in the Bur Dubai area.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL SHUWAIHEAN
Moving in with your family is great for you as there are many schools near Al Shuwaihean. Emirates Private School in Al Manakh is 6 minutes away, it follows the British curriculum. Al-Maarifa International Private School teaches both the American and British curriculum, while Progressive English School offers the Indian curriculum. Both these options are located in Al Yarmook, roughly 7 minutes away.
One of the oldest schools in the emirate is Al Islah School part of the Heart of Sharjah project. It is the first school to include classes for girls in the UAE, it opened in the 1930s and is now a cultural landmark that is open to visitors.
Swiss Business School (SBS) located in the Rolla Mall building provides students with the opportunity to study international university programmes. For other higher education options you can visit University City Sharjah, 20 minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
Medical care is an important factor to consider when choosing where to live. There are many medical clinics in Al Shuwaihean to cater to your medical needs. Bhatia Medical Center, Venniyil Medical Centre and Al Saha Clinic are located in the community.
If you want to get a more detailed checkup, visit Thumbay Hospital Day Care and Al Zahra Hospital which are only a 5-minute drive away from Al Shuwaihean.
Al Ghuwair and Rolla Area are present on the eastern side of Al Shuwaihean. The properties for rent in these communities are comprised of residential apartments, commercial shops and offices. There are many popular supermarkets and medical centres located in this area.
To the north-east, Al Shuwaihean shares its border with Al Nabba. Al Nabba has high and low-rise buildings with luxurious apartments for rent. These units have many amenities such as central air-conditioning, spacious bedrooms and 24-hour security services.
Al Mareija is located to the south which is known for its popular historical places such as the Heart of Sharjah and Sharjah Heritage Museum. To the eastern side of Al Shuwaihean, Khalid Lake is located that has many attractions for residents and tourists such as Khalid Lagoon in Al Majaz Waterfront.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
Sarah Shopping Center is a community mall in Al Shuwaihean. It houses many dress shops, tailor shops and other retail stores selling bags, jewellery and other items.
Sharjah Shopping Centre and KM Trading Centre are located in the same area. Sharjah Shopping Centre is one of the busiest shopping destinations for jewellery shopping as it has over 30 outlets of world-famous brands such as Pure Gold, Damas and Atlas Jewellery. KM Trading Centre also operates on two floors from where shoppers can buy different household related items and electrical gadgets.
Bustan Al Rolla Trading Centre and Rolla Mall are nearby options located on the border of Al Shuwaihean and Rolla Area. For a unique experience, the outdoor Rolla Market is a popular traditional shopping destination.
RESTAURANTS IN AL SHUWAIHEAN
Those of you who enjoy Pakistani and Indian cuisines must know that there are plenty of restaurants in Al Shuwaihean with a variety of dining options. For Pakistani food, you can visit Nabeel Ahmed Restaurant, Karachi Darbar and Ghazi Restaurant. Those who enjoy Indian dishes can visit City Corner Restaurant, Lalit Restaurant and Al Sadiq Restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR AL SHUWAIHEAN
One of the biggest tourist attractions and the closest beach in Al Shuwaihean is Sharjah Beach. It is located at only a 6-minute drive but it does not offer as many amenities as one would expect from a public beach. The government has taken note of that and is developing the beach to have many world-class amenities.
If you are looking to have an amazing beach day with your family, you can also visit Al Khan Beach. It is situated at an 11-minute drive where you can enjoy multiple facilities and activities that suit water sports enthusiasts.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
If you enjoy visiting historical landmarks, then you must visit Heart of Sharjah in Al Mareija. It is the largest historical preservation and restoration project in the region. It has many museums, souks, heritage locations and art spaces. Heart of Sharjah has restored the heritage area of Sharjah and is a popular location to visit. The most popular locations in Heart of Sharjah are Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum and Souq Al Arsah.
Sharjah Clock Tower roundabout is located about 5 minutes away, it is a famous landmark in the bustling setting of Sharjah. There are plenty of places in Sharjah that people can visit. Usually, the residents of Al Shuwaihean visit nearby parks, beaches or museums to enjoy their day.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
People living in Al Shuwaihean mostly enjoy spending time at the nearby beaches or leisure attractions. Khalid Lagoon is one of the popular places in Sharjah consisting of a water fountain that is one major attraction in the area. Around Khalid Lagoon you will find Corniche Al Buhaira, Al Majaz Waterfront and Al Qaba. Corniche Al Buhaira has many walking and running sports in the area where people love to spend time. Al Majaz Waterfront and Al Qasba are popular tourist destinations, they host many events such as Sharjah Light Festival and Sharjah Food Festival. There are also many restaurants located in Al Majaz Waterfront and Al Qasba.
There are plenty of fitness centres in the area for those who like to keep fit such as Al Rolla Fitness, Al Arab Fitness and Golden Gym all located at a few minutes walking distances.
To cater to your beauty needs, Al Shuwaihean has many salons such as Dar Al Hana Beauty Centre Moon Henna & Beauty Salon. All of them are located within a 5-minute drive and serve you with a wide range of beauty services to choose from.
The area of Al Shuwaihean consists of art connoisseurs and they love to relish their traditions. Various art exhibitions take place within the community. Other than that, many religious festivals are also celebrated with a great spirit. Along with cultural festivals, social festivals are also encouraged in Sharjah. People can be a part of the festival of lights, Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial and Sharjah Arts Biennial are hosted here.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
If you admire a place that has respect for Arab culture and heritage then Al Shuwaihean is a wonderful place to live in. The place is economical and suitable for small families as there are multiple schools, supermarkets and fascinating places. But keep in mind that the apartments here are not as luxurious as the rest of the emirates.
- You can reach Heart of Sharjah in 5 minutes
- Rolla Mall and Sharjah Shopping Center are 5 minutes away
- Sharjah Clock Tower roundabout is 6 minutes away
- Dubai International Airport is at a 22-minute drive