ABOUT AL WAHA
Among the many sub-districts in Dubailand, Al Waha is a modern gated villa sub-community. It is a gated residential project offering exclusive villas for sale and rent. Having made major contributions to Dubai’s real estate market, Dubailand has become one of the most successful projects in the emirate. It is developed by Dubai Properties, a leading real estate company.
The area houses theme parks, tourist sites, shopping malls, waterfront restaurants, resorts, as well as residential properties. Furthermore, the availability of affordable rental and freehold properties is another reason for its popularity.
With a range of 1 to 4-bedroom houses, the community has a lot to offer to individuals and families alike. The Al Waha villas lie along Emirates Road (E611) providing easy access to Dubai Investments Park, Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Al Waha is a villa community in Dubailand.
- It lies next to Emirates Road.
- Arabian Ranches and Layan are the closest neighbours.
- There is a mix of large family houses and smaller units for individuals and couples.
- A wide range of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed units are available for rent and sale.
- There are around 260 Mediterranean-style villas.
- Properties are comparatively affordable.
Al Waha presents a quiet environment within the busy area of Dubailand. Hence, it is equally favoured by professionals and families. Offering a wide range of facilities within the community, it has become a self-contained residential sub-district. Prominent amenities include;
- Community clubhouse
- Swimming pool
- Park, playground and walkways
Also, the community is fully gated and is characterised by rich green parks, lawns and palm trees. One can expect a quiet but family-friendly atmosphere.
PROPERTIES IN AL WAHA
Al Waha is primarily a villa sub-community, while it also comprises of a few residential apartments. Individuals and couples can buy apartments in Al Waha for as low as AED 1.0M.
It is an exclusive project consisting of 260 Mediterranean houses in a triangular enclave. These houses are surrounded by walkways and lawns. Moreover, one can find a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom luxurious villas for rent.
Most importantly, freehold properties are more easily available than rental units.
- Villas for sale in Al Waha are usually preferred by large-sized families who wish to settle in a secure community.
- Buying a 4-bedroom villa in Al Waha costs between AED 2M and AED 2.8M.
- Whereas, larger families can buy a 5-bedroom house for AED 2.85M to AED 2.9M.
Covered space for a typical 2-bed house would be 1,800 sq. ft. while that of a 4-bedroom villa ranges from 3,944 sq. ft. to 4,284 sq. ft. Similarly, 5-bedroom houses are even larger with an average area of 5,690 sq. ft.
All residences are designed and constructed according to modern international standards. Therefore, one can expect a blend of Mediterranean architecture and contemporary furnishing including terracotta roofs, woodwork and warm colours.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL WAHA
Options for transportation in Al Waha are limited to bus links. The nearest bus stops include The Sustainable City, Main Entrance (4 minutes away), Arabian Ranches 2, Main Entrance (4 minutes away) and Mudon Al Salam Town Centre (8 minutes away).
Due to easy access to the Emirates Road, it is preferable for those who own a car. Moreover, there are plenty of parking spaces in the properties in Al Waha.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL WAHA
Bluemart Minimart is a mini supermarket within the community. Residents can buy grocery items and other regular products from there. Other supermarkets near Al Waha are Choithrams in Layan community (4 minutes away), ZOOM in the Sustainable City, (4 minutes away) and Carrefour Market in the Ranches Souk (5 minutes away).
MOSQUES IN AL WAHA
Some mosques in Al Waha are under construction. Until then, worshippers can head towards the neighbouring localities. There are a few options in the nearby areas such as Al Madina Al Mustadama Masjid in The Sustainable City and Mudon Mosque in Mudon. Both are only 10 minutes away by car.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL WAHA
One can find a few churches near Al Waha located in the neighbouring communities. These are dedicated prayer areas for believers of different religious backgrounds. The accessible options are Emirates Baptist Church in Grand Excelsior Hotel, Al Barsha, City Hill Global Church near the Nad Al Sheba community, International Nepalese Community Church near Jebel Ali Village and Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Al Muntazah. These options can be reached in 20 to 30 minutes from Al Waha, Dubailand.
Finding a temple near Al Waha would require more than a 30-minute drive. Shiva Temple opposite the Dubai Museum is 37 minutes away. The Automech Gurudwara in Ras Al Khor is 25 minutes away from Al Waha.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL WAHA
Nurseries near Al Waha include:
- Blossom Mudon Nursery (also known as Blossom Nursery)
- Step By Step Nursery
- CreaKids Nursery
Some nurseries in the neighbouring districts are Blossom Nursery in Mudon, Step by Step Nursery in Layan and CreaKids Nursery in The Sustainable City.
Schools near Al Waha are:
- Fairgreen International School
- Ranches Primary School
- Jebel Ali School
- South View School
Fairgreen International School in The Sustainable City follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from pre-primary to Grade 9. Ranches Primary School is a British curriculum school near Al Waha. It offers schooling from FS1 to Year 6. Jebel Ali School located in DAMAC Hills (Akoya by DAMAC) and South View School in Remraam are British curriculum schools.
University options can be found in Dubai International Academic City, roughly 13 minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL WAHA
One can find the following clinics near Al Waha:
- Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Centre
- The Chiron Clinic
- Aster Clinic
The Chiron Clinic in The Sustainable City is an alternative medicine clinic and focuses on chiropractic, acupunctural and traditional medicine services. Aster Clinic, located in Arabian Ranches 2, is another option for residents. Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Centre in Motor City can be reached in 13 minutes.
Hospitals near Al Waha consist of:
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- NMC Royal Hospital
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital on Umm Suqeium Street is a 182-bed tertiary care hospital. The hospital is a short 14-minute drive away. Residents can also visit NMC Royal Hospital in Dubai Investments Park, 18 minutes away.
Al Waha is surrounded by developed communities including;
Although the neighbourhood is away from central Dubai, residents will find it easy to access to Jebel Ali, Remraam and Dubai Investments Park.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL WAHA
Mudon Community Centre and The Ranches Souk are the two shopping malls near Al Waha. Those looking for a complete shopping spree with entertainment options can drive to the following:
- My City Centre Al Barsha
- Dubai Outlet Mall
My City Centre Al Barsha is a community mall that is reachable in 14 minutes. The mall is spread across 5,000 square metres and contains a Carrefour supermarket, 25 retail stores and many restaurants with outdoor seating.
Dubai Outlet Mall offers a different shopping experience compared to your traditional mall. It is built for shopaholics and deal hunters. It offers discounted prices on all major brands such as Burberry, Coach, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti and more. Dubai Outlet Mall can be reached in 18 minutes from Al Waha.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL WAHA
While there are no restaurants within the area, some eateries can be found in the Sustainable City. These options also exist in Arabian Ranches 2. Restaurants near Al Waha are:
- Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine Restaurant
- Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Grill
- Khbz & Zaad
- Chez Sushi
Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine Restaurant, Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Grill and Khbz & Zaad are located in The Sustainable City. Chez Sushi, Carluccio’s and a few other restaurants can be found in The Ranches Souk.
BEACHES NEAR AL WAHA
As Al Waha is located inland getting to a beach requires a minimum drive of 25 minutes. One of the best beaches near Al Waha is Jumeirah Beach. Offering a range of fun activities for kids and adventurous rides for adults, it is worth visiting. Jumeirah Beach also has a few casual eateries close by.
Other beaches near Al Waha include JBR Beach, Sunset Beach, Kite Beach and Al Sufouh Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Waha Residents are close to many leisure destinations in Dubailand. Notable landmarks nearby include:
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Global Village
- Al Qudra Desert
IMG Worlds of Adventure is 11 minutes away in the City of Arabia. It is a hot spot for Marvel and Cartoon Network fans. IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park in the world. Global Village – the hub of entertainment and festivals is also 11 minutes away. It is an outdoor theme park divided into many pavilions from different countries. Global Village is a seasonal landmark that is usually open during the winter months of Dubai.
Furthermore, polo fans and golfers can head towards Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Finally, Al Waha is one of those few communities with direct access to Al Qudra Cycle Track. Residents can enjoy quad biking on the dunes, cycling on the Al Qudra cycle tracks or stargazing on chilly nights.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The community is rich in green lawns and walkways. Besides these, residents can stroll around with kids on the walking trails. Kids can play in the community playground and parks while adults can indulge in different wellness activities offered at Al Waha Clubhouse. Lastly, Fitness First in Arabian Ranches 2 is 7 minutes away while The Haven Spa in Layan is only 4 minutes away.
If you’re a fan of music, you can head towards Dubai Outlet Mall. The mall often hosts concerts featuring famous singers and international performers.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can socialise and keep a check on the updates via Facebook group Al Waha Residents – Dubai.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Waha is a mostly developed area consisting of large villas. It suits those expats who are looking for big houses at affordable prices than those offered in central Dubai. However, the community is on the outskirts of New Dubai that makes it seem far from many districts. Public transport is also inconvenient to use as the bus stops are far away. This should change in the future as the community matures.
- Global Village can be reached in 10 minutes.
- Academic City is 12 minutes away.
- IMG Worlds of Adventure is 12 minutes away.
- Dubai International Airport is 26 minutes away.