ABOUT AL ZAHRAA
Al Zahraa is a residential community in Abu Dhabi established alongside Muroor Road. The locality is rather secluded as opposed to being a bustling neighbourhood. The pleasant community offers lavish apartments and villas, especially providing a range of flats for individuals looking for a modern dwelling. The residents of Al Zahraa have easy access to supermarkets, schools and restaurants.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A serene neighbourhood with numerous facilities
- Well-furnished residential units in a secure environment
- Residential options for both singles and families
- A handful of prestigious schools in and around the locality
- Exciting leisure destinations are just a short drive away
Al Zahraa is a peaceful community which offers a pleasant lifestyle to its residents. The neighbourhood is packed with premium supermarkets, reputable schools, fancy eateries, gyms and various other services and facilities. Located right at the centre of Abu Dhabi, community residents get convenient access to all parts of the emirate.
Life in Al Zahraa is peaceful but exciting thanks to the easy access to facilities and leisure options. With a number of malls and retail centres within proximity, the people living in Al Zahraa need not worry about anything.
PROPERTIES IN AL ZAHRAA
The residential properties in Al Zahraa primarily consist of apartments complexes. There are villas as well; however, a wider range of flats can be found in the neighbourhood. The apartments for rent in the community have varying configurations and offer spacious rooms. The apartment complexes are fully maintained, providing a secure environment for the tenants. The rental prices in Al Zahraa are not too high when compared to other communities in Abu Dhabi.
Rental Trends in Al Zahraa
Spanning 500 to 600 sq. ft, the rent for studio flats averages at AED 37k per annum. Properties in Al Zahraa offer various amenities to make life more comfortable for residents.
There is a wide range of 1 and 2-bedroom flats in the locality. 2-bedroom flats are the perfect accommodation for small families looking for mid-range apartments, the asking rent for which is approximately AED 55k. Spanning 444 to 1111 sq. ft, the rent for 1-bedroom flats starts at AED 33k, increasing up to AED 40k, on an average.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL ZAHRAA
Car parking is not a hassle as most of the residential units provide designated car parking to the occupants. There is free parking on Dhafeer Street, which is 5 minutes away from the community.
Public Transportation in Al Zahraa
As for public transport, multiple bus stops can be found on Sultan Bin Zayed Street. Bus 34, 54 and 56 service Muroor Road.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL ZAHRAA
There are a number of supermarkets in Al Zahraa. Situated on Muroor Road, Mohammed Akter Supermarket and Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society are the nearest options for residents. Moreover, Spinneys and Carrefour are just a few minutes from the community. Apart from these, there are a few smaller grocery shops in the neighbourhood as well.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL ZAHRAA
As for mosques, there are plenty dotted around the area such as Rashid Mohammad Al Marar Mosque, Abdulla Sultan Al Rumaithi Mosque and Imam Ali Mosque.
Churchgoers will have to spend 15 to 17 minutes to get to the nearest churches in Al Mushrif Area. People can go to Philadelphia Church of God, St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral, The Evangelical Church, St. Joseph’s Cathedral including others. The temple of New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi is an 18-minute drive away.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AL ZAHRAA
Parents with school-going children can lead a hassle-free life as there are numerous schools in Al Zahraa. The popular choice among many residents is Emirates Private School, offering a comprehensive syllabus for all levels. Following the American, British and MOE curriculums, the school holds a ‘good’ rating by the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
For the ones looking for higher education options, two campuses of Khalifa University are 10 to 11 minutes away from the area. Also, Sorbonne Univerisity Abu Dhabi and Al Hosn University are a 15-minute drive apart, while New York University Abu Dhabi is available within 20 to 25 minutes.
Al Zahra also features Abu Dhabi Autism Centre and Al Noor Centre For The Care of Disabled in the community.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN AL ZAHRAA
Al Zahraa residents have quick access to several clinics which are dotted around in the region. Marigold Dental and Orthodontic Clinic, Kaya Skin Clinic and Al Mushrif Clinic are 5 to 10 minutes away from the residential area.
Al Zafranah Diagnostic & Screening Center is located in the neighbourhood as well, which can be reached in a maximum of 2 minutes. Apart from this, Zayed Military Hospital and Healthpoint Hospital are located 8 to 9 minutes away. Both hospitals offer specialised healthcare in various fields of medicine.
Al Bateen Executive Airport is also located a short distance away.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL ZAHRAA
The nearest mall to Al Zahraa is Al Seef Village Mall, which is a 5-minute drive away. The mall features shopping and dining outlets, offering an engaging experience to the shoppers. The shopping centre features many retail shops, along with a Carrefour supermarket.
Mushrif Mall lies about 10 minutes away, which is a popular choice among the people residing in nearby areas. The 3-storey shopping centre boasts local and international brands, a food court, restaurants, prayer halls and a car parking space which can accommodate over 2,500 vehicles. For an extensive range of retail options, many prefer the much-visited mall of the town, Al Wahda Mall, situated 17 minutes away from the community.
RESTAURANTS IN AL ZAHRAA
There are plenty of impressive dining spots catering to different palates. Foodies can savour superb menus from an array of restaurants and cafes, serving cuisines from around the world. The waterside dining in the restaurants near Dhafeer Street catches the attention of many and the restaurants on Eastern Road are also known for their waterfront views and tempting menus.
Resident favourites include Flooka Abu Dhabi, BOA Steakhouse, Carluccios and Peppermill, all of which are at a distance of just 5 minutes. There are dining places clustered on either side of Muroor Road, which is hardly 2 minutes from the residential area. The most esteemed restaurants in the region include Mosaic Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Oasis Gardens, Shakespeare and Co. Café and Rabban Al Khaleej Restaurant and Cuisine.
BEACHES NEAR AL ZAHRAA
The nearest beaches for residents in Al Zahraa are a 15-minute drive away. For a signature Abu Dhabi beach experience, many hit Al Bateen Beach which is 10 to 13 minutes away from the community. At the beach, sports enthusiasts can take part in the many water activities, under the supervision of on-duty lifeguards.
Residents can also head to Corniche Beach and its singles only beach called Al Sahil Beach, which can be reached in 17 to 18 minutes.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Zahraa is surrounded by a handful of entertainment spots. The iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports Stadium, which is one of the top stadiums in Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are about 8 minutes away from the community. The mosque is a major attraction of many tourists. There are a few state-of-the-art hotels in nearby areas such as Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Hotel Novotel Abu Dhabi and Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
Hudayriat Island is a tranquil getaway with its stunning backdrop and 800 metres stretched promenade alongside the crystal clear waters. Here one can indulge in several watersport activities like cycling, site seeing, running, swimming. It also offers a range of delicious food items to the visitors, a children’s play area and watersport activities like jet-skiing.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are a few parks in and around the neighbourhood. Residents love visiting Al Zafranah Park which is a mere 4 minutes away from the community. Community members often go to the park for evening yoga sessions or for spending some family time. Khalifa Park is also an 8-minute drive away. It has many amenities such as train rides, barbecue facilities, a library and maritime museum.
There are quite a few salons nearby Al Zahraa such as Bride of Sham Ladies Beauty Salon, Ruby Salon, Sona Ladies Salon, Beautyspot Salon and Meera Beauty Centre.
The residents have multiple gym options in the neighbourhood. Situated near Alam Supermarket, Ruby Fitness is the closest option in the community. Besides this, Lets Go Gym and Spa Centre, Lifeline Wellness and Titan Gym and Fitness First at Al Seef Mall are other options which fitness enthusiasts can visit.
Just a short drive away from Al Zahraa, Zayed Sports City is known for hosting many events throughout the year ranging from sports tournaments, entertainment shows to corporate events and music festivals. There are various sports workshops and coachings organised in the area for kids and adults. Lying 10 minutes apart from Al Zahraa, Mangrove National Park hosts cleaning events to promote the ecological ideology of the park.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Zahraa offers a peaceful lifestyle with enough facilities in the region. The residential units in the community have modern designs and offer various amenities to the residents. Especially individuals and smaller families looking for options can find a range of studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. Those looking for villas will have a hard time as those are rarely available.
FAQs about Al Zahraa
Where is Al Zahraa located?
Al Zahraa is a community in Abu Dhabi, which situated next to Muroor Road and surrounded by several residential communities such as Al Saadah, Al Kheeran and Al Rawdah.
This guide on the community should not be confused with the Al Zahraa community in Ajman.