ABOUT AL ZAHIA
Located on the outskirts of Sharjah, Al Zahia is a large community of Muwaileh that comprises seven distinct neighbourhoods. Each neighbourhood is meticulously designed with top-notch amenities such as themed parks, landscaping and swimming pools.
Catering to over 12,000 residents, Al Zahia covers a massive area of 1 million sq. m. The residential community features townhouses, villas and apartments. It provides basic, leisure, educational and retail facilities within its premises.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A large scale community in Muwaileh
- Comprises seven sub communities
- The community is made of villas, townhouses and apartments
- A family-oriented atmosphere with educational facilities in close proximity
- City Centre mall which features over 350 renowned retail outlets
The first gated community of Sharjah offers a family-oriented atmosphere that is safe, calm and secure.
Popular points of interest in Al Zahia are:
- Six themed parks
- Swimming pools and sports courts
Everything expected from a high-end community can be found in Al Zahia. Along with theme parks, playgrounds and games equipment. These are built at short distances and are easily accessible from each sub-community.
PROPERTIES IN AL ZAHIA
Properties in Al Zahia come in villas, townhouses and apartments.
You can purchase and rent apartments in Al Zahia. The living spaces are perfect for couples and small families. These residential units are made up of studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments, spread across nine towers. Residents of these apartments have access to lush landscaping, swimming pool and gymnasium.
- Studios can be rented for as low as AED 33k yearly
- The average rental of the 1BHK flat is AED 40k per annum
- The starting price to buy apartments in Al Zahia is AED 420k
- The sale price of 1-bed flats in Al Zahia ranges from AED 600k to AED 900k
- If you want to buy a 2-bedroom apartment it can cost you around AED 1M
The built-up area of villas starts at 2,345 sq. ft. and goes up to 8,400 sq. ft. The configuration of the villa may vary depending on the size of the unit. Buying villas in Al Zahia is a popular choice among large-sized families. All of the villas feature high-quality finishes and luxurious interior with spacious back gardens.
- The rentals of villas in Al Zahia are starting from AED 110k per annum
- If you want to rent 5-bedroom villas in Al Zahia, it can cost you anywhere between AED 130k and AED 210k annually
- The starting price to buy a 4-bed villa is AED 2.2M
- If you want to buy a large 5-bedroom villa, it can cost you anywhere between AED 3M and AED 5.5M
Townhouses in Al Zahia are ideal for mid-sized families looking to enjoy community living in the heart of Sharjah. These residential units come in 3 and 4-bedroom configuration. The area of these houses ranges from 2,900 sq. ft. to 4,800 sq. ft.
- The starting price to rent a townhouse in Al Zahia is AED 95k
- Renting a 4-bedroom townhouse in Al Zahia can cost you anywhere between AED 115k and AED 150k
- The sale prices of 3-bed townhouses range from AED 1.5M to AED 2.4M
- 4-bed townhouses can be bought at around AED 2.6M
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL ZAHIA
When it comes to transportation in Al Zahia, residents who have their own cars find it more convenient to commute to different parts of the emirate. Although when the community is wholly completed, each neighbourhood will have a bus stop within two-hundred metres.
There are ample parking spaces in Al Zahia. Whether it’s a townhouse, villa or an apartment, every residential unit comes with its dedicated parking area.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL ZAHIA
The City Centre mall will feature an outlet of the well-known hypermarket chain, Carrefour. Apart from this, there are currently several grocery stores and local supermarkets near Al Zahia. Roses Land is a small supermarket near Civil Defence Station that can be reached after driving for ten minutes. Next to it is the Nesto Centre, another local supermarket near the community. Other hypermarkets nearby include Galaxy City Supermarket, Muzoon Supermarket, Ramez Hypermarket and Al Neefa Grocery.
MOSQUES IN AL ZAHIA
There are two mosques in Al Zahia. Umm Ayman - Barakah bint tha'alabah Mosque is located near Madar Al-Sham hypermarket. It is an exquisite mosque that has good capacity to cater to worshippers. Udday Bin Hateem is a small mosque that is easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road (311).
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL ZAHIA
One can find many churches near Al Zahia after driving towards Halwan Suburb Community which is a 15-minute drive from here. It houses some well-known churches including Amazing Grace Church & Ministries, Word of Life Church, St. Mary’s Knanaya Church, and CSI Tamil Church- Sharjah. Hindu residents can visit India Sangatadham Gigaso that can be reached after a drive of 15 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL ZAHIA
One of the most amazing aspects of living in Al Zahia is having the best educational facilities in the city close to your home.
Nursery options include:
- Al Eman English Nursery
- Crystal Valley Nursery
- Canadian Montessori Nursery
Schools near Al Zahia are:
- The Westminister School
- GEMS Millennium School
- Sharjah Ambassador School
- International School Of Creative Science
- DPS Sharjah
GEMS Millennium School is located at a drive of 8 minutes near Al Qasimia University. It offers the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a board of school education in India. It also provides an array of extra-curricular activities to nurture students. Located next to GEMS Millennium School is Sharjah Ambassador School, another great educational institution in the city. It also follows the CBSE curriculum.
American School of Creative Sciences is located on Maliha Road at a drive of 12 minutes. It provides US curriculum with a broad and balanced Kindergarten to Grade 12 academic program. Keeping the common core standards, The American School offers a balanced and enriched US based curriculum with a range for extra-curriculum activities.
Students looking for higher education can find a few universities near Al Zahia. Skyline University College in Muwailih Commercial is located 10-minute drive away. The American University of Sharjah in University City takes 11 minutes to reach via car. University Dental Hospital is another educational institution in the same area that can be reached after driving for 13 minutes.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL ZAHIA
Residents can find quite a few medical facilities near the community. City Centre Mall and Uptown Al Zahia both have clinics and pharmacies. Apart from these many other clinics near Al Zahia are easily accessible.
Some of these are:
- Access Clinic
- HNC Al Sabah Medical Centre
- New Central Poly Clinic
- Aster Clinic
Access Clinic in Muwailah is just an 8-minute drive. HNC Al Sabah Medical Centre can also be reached after driving for 10 minutes. HNC clinics are known for providing treatment in different specializations including Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Paediatrics and many more. Aster Clinic near Abu Shagara Park is another option, a 15-minute drive away.
In regards to large hospitals near Al Zahia, the closest hospital is the Thumbay Hospital which is 10 minutes drive away from the community.
The community is located close to famous Sharjah Cricket Stadium and neighbours many residential communities such as Al Tarfa, Al Rifa’a, Al Juraina and Al Noof. Some of the prominent areas near the residency are:
- Mughaidir Suburb
- University City
- Muwaileh Commercial
To the northeast is the residential community of Mughaidir Suburb. On the eastern side of the locality, University City is known for housing some of the top universities of Sharjah. To its immediate south is the Muwaileh Commercial. After driving towards the far south you can reach the Dubai city as the community is located close to the Dubai-Sharjah border.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL ZAHIA
Located at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road and University Road, City Centre will be a super-regional mixed-use shopping mall. Set to open in 2020, the mall will feature over 350 local and international brands. It will be home to Magic Planet, Little Explorers family entertainment centres and 16-screen VOX Cinemas. City Centre Mall will also boast an outdoor food & beverage precinct. It is the only large mall in Al Zahia.
Until its completion, residents can visit other malls near Al Zahia including:
- Safeer Market
- Matajer Al Juraina
- Mega Mall
- Oasis Mall
Matajer Al Juranaina is a large mall at the intersection of University City and Al Juraina that takes 10 minutes to reach via car. Some famous stores in this mall are Carrefour, Magic Planet, Lifestyle, Giordano and GNC pharmacy. It also features some prominent names in the food and beverage section including Baskin Robbins, Caribou Coffe, Dunkin Donuts and Gazebo restaurant.
Oasis Mall in Halwan Suburb is located 16-minutes drive away. Safeer Market and Mega Mall are located near Abu Shagarah Park. These can be reached after driving for around 20 minutes.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL ZAHIA
Once fully completed, City Centre and Uptown Al Zahia will host plenty of eateries within the community. You can find many other restaurants near the community including:
- Gazebo Restaurant
- Paper Fig
- Atyab Falafel
- Mara Café
Italiere is an Italian restaurant at a 5-minute drive that is known for its Gelato, Pink Pasta, Barbeque Chicken Pizza and Spaghetti Bolognese. Adjacent to it is Paper Fig, a cafe that serves scrumptious desserts and cakes. One can also visit Aytab, an Arabian restaurant. It can be reached after driving for ten minutes.
Fast food restaurants near Al Zahia are:
- Pizza Express
- Chelsea Burger
KFC is located in Sharjah Industrial Area at a drive of five minutes. Next to it is a restaurant of the popular fast food chain, McDonald’s. Pizza Express is 8 minutes drive away in Al Jurainah 2. Chelsea Burger takes 9 minutes to reach via car.
BEACHES NEAR AL ZAHIA
The community is located on the outskirts of Sharjah, so you may not find beaches near Al Zahia in the immediate vicinity. The closest beach is Sharjah Beach, a calm and clean coastal destination in the city. It is located at a drive of 15 minutes. Renowned for its multiple facilities and activities, Sharjah Beach features Picnic areas with seating tables, fitness areas, parking spaces, three kilo-metre of promenade areas and much more. Al Mazmar Beach can also be reached after 17 minutes via car. You can enjoy numerous activities at Al Mazmar Beach including swimming, jet skiing, snorkelling and many more.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The community will exclusively boast six different themed parks with beautiful landscaping within walking distance of every sub-community. These parks include:
- Tree Park
- Water Park
- Adventure Park
- Art & Sculpture Park
- Sensory Park
- Games Park
Tree Park will have thrilling outdoor games including a splash pad for the kids. It will also boast a few entertainment options for adults. Sensory Park in the community will comprise interactive sculptures, open-air theatres and sensory planting. Adventure Park and Games Park will feature exciting games such as line walk, tunnel trekking, rock climbing and so much more.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Fitness facilities in Al Zahia include:
- Swimming Pools
- Tennis and basketball courts
Implicitly located at the centre of the Al Zahia, the clubhouse of the community will boast many lavish amenities such as dining options, separate swimming pools for kids and ladies, picnic and BBQ areas, playgrounds and sports courts.
Gyms near Al Zahia include Imporatoor Gym, Golden Powerhouse gym near Adnoc Service Station, 10 minutes drive away and Al Nukhbah gym near HIlal Al Madina Supermarket, 16 minutes away via car and CBFS Health & Fitness Club in Industrial Area 5 that takes five minutes to reach via car.
Salons and spas nearby are:
- NStyle Beauty Lounge
- Reesh Spa
- Larochelle Nail & Beauty Spa
- Hind Alamiri Beauty Salon
Reesh Spa is situated across the street near Muwaileh Medical Centre. Next to it is Larochelle Nail & Beauty Spa. NStyle Beauty Lounge in Al Jurainah takes seven minutes to reach via car. Hind Alamiri Beauty Salon can also be reached after a drive of six minutes.
Once Al Zahia is wholly developed, a number of events will be hosted in City Centre mall and six theme parks.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUP
The Facebook page, Al Zahia, keeps residents updated about events and developments in the community. To socialise with the fellow residents you can join the Facebook group, Al Zahia Sharjah.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Zahia is a new development in the heart of Sharjah. Most of the area is under development, so residents may have to wait for a little while before they can benefit from the top-notch facilities in the community.
- Industrial Area is a short 10-minute drive away
- Sharjah International Airport is at a 12-minute distance
- Sharjah National Park is located at a drive of 15 minutes
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium can be reached after driving for 13 minutes