ABOUT AL ZEINA
Al Zeina is the latest mixed-use development in one of the prestigious locations of Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Beach. It is set amongst quiet public squares and sheltered pathways with landscaped gardens, giving you a sense of being far away from the hassle of the city. The community comprises 119 townhouses, 973 apartments and more than 150 podium and sky villas. Typically, there are 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedrooms apartments, 4 to 5-bedroom townhouses and 4, 5, 6 and 7-bedroom villas.
The residential community also has a retail development built over 7 ‘precincts.’ The high-end street consists of retail outlets including Waitrose Supermarket, nail salons, pharmacy along with many furniture and home stores. People who care about a relaxed and luxurious living experience can enjoy treats at the numerous fine dining restaurants and cafes in a calm atmosphere. The fantastic location is close to Ferrari World, Yas Island and Saadiyat Island.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Al Zeina is a mixed-use development in Al Raha Beach
- It is a peaceful neighbourhood with landscaped gardens
- Residential units offer beautiful waterfront views
- Properties in Al Zeina consist of 973 apartments, 119 townhouses and over 150 villas
- Comprises beachfront villas with a private beach
- There are a number of retail outlets, supermarkets and fine dining restaurants along the street
People willing to move to Abu Dhabi prefer residing in the sub-community, Al Zeina, as it is one of the most sought-after neighbourhood in the capital city. Common features of the community are:
- Waterfront views
- Number of retail shops
- Landscaped gardens
This lively mixed-use community offers luxurious waterfront lifestyle at its best. Being a self-contained area, there are a number of high-end amenities available for its residents. Retail shops, restaurants, salons and pharmacies are easily accessible here.
PROPERTIES IN AL ZEINA
There are three types of properties in Al Zeina: apartments, townhouses and villas. With up to 973 apartments in 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom configurations.
- You can rent a 1-bedroom apartment for AED 67k to AED 120k.
- The rental rate for a 2-bedroom unit in Al Zeina lies between AED 110k to AED 150k.
- A 4-bedroom apartment can be rented for as low as AED 178k to AED 200k.
Investors can also purchase an apartment in Al Zeina.
- One can also consider buying a 1-bedroom unit in Al Zeina for around AED 900k.
- You can buy a 2-bed apartment for AED 1.3M to AED 2M.
- An apartment with 3-bedrooms can be bought for about AED 2.3M to 3.3M.
- Those of you willing to buy a 4-bedroom apartment will have to invest about AED 2.7M to AED 6.5M.
Those interested in the villa community can also plan on renting or buying a villa in Al Zeina.
- 3, 4 and 5-bedroom-villas are available at variable rental rates starting from AED 275k to AED 310k.
- The rental rate of a 5-bedroom villa lies in the range of AED 247k to AED 283k.
- You can buy a villa in Al Zeina for a starting price of AED 6.7M to AED 10M.
Townhouses are also available for renting and buying featuring 3 to 5 bedrooms. The starting area of these houses is 2,500 sq. ft. going up to 4,300 sq. ft.
- The rental rate for a townhouse varies between AED 210k to AED 270k.
- A 3-bed townhouse can be rented for AED 210k to AED 240k with a floor area of 3,088 sq. ft.
- One can also buy a 3-bedroom townhouse at the starting cost of AED 2.9M to AED 4.3M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL ZEINA
Commonly, all the villas and townhouses have their personal parking spaces in Al Zeina. Apartment owners and renters can park their cars in the underground parking available within the building. Few public parking spots are available for the visitors.
People who prefer to travel via public transportation in Al Zeina will not face much trouble as plenty of public buses service the area. There are two stops in the community. One can also book a taxi or travel using their personal cars.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL ZEINA
The community has a retail development built over 7 ‘precincts’ thus there is not a chance one will be deprived of grocery. There are a number of popular supermarkets near Al Zeina. Waitrose combines the convenience of a supermarket chain for fresh British products, groceries and baked goods. It is only a 2-minute drive.
Other popular retail stores such as Spinneys and Carrefour Market are just a 7-minute drive away. Souq Planet, Eithad Plaza and another Carrefour chain are also located at just a 10-minute drive from Al Zeina.
MOSQUES IN AL ZEINA
One can find many mosques near Al Zeina. Mosque Masdar is one of the spacious and beautiful mosques in the area that is an 8-minute drive. Albasit Mosque, also a popular mosque in the area with a unique architecture is a 12-minute drive away.
Residents frequently visit popular mosques near Yas Island as well. Yas Mall Mosque, Yas Villa Mosque and West Yas Mosque are all reachable within a 15-minute drive.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL ZEINA
The closest temple near Al Zeina is BAPS Hindu Mandir located within an 18-minute drive. Others such as New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi is also a 20-minute drive.
Finding churches near Al Zeina will take a few minutes. New Life Church, one of the popular churches in the area is just a 16-minute drive away. Mar Thoma Church, St. Paul’s Church and St. Joseph’s Cathedral all are clustered together within just 20 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL ZEINA
There are a number of reputable nurseries near Al Zeina. Some popular ones are:
- Yellow Submarine Nursery
- Kids Academy Etihad Nursery
- Odyssey Nursery Abu Dhabi
All these nurseries are quite popular in the area and are located at about a 10-minute drive.
There are a number of international schools near Al Zeina.
- Coastal Safety International
- Crescent International School
- Canadian International School
Parents can send their toddlers to Yellow Submarine Nursery located within just a minute drive. It provides a tailored international programme following the EYFS curriculum.
Coastal Safety International provides boat handling training, rescue boat operating and sea-related teachings. Additionally, Crescent International School follows the British curriculum and keeps up with ADEC requirements.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL ZEINA
One can head to Burjeel Medical Center Al Zeina which is just at a walking distance. There are many other medical clinics near Al Zeina:
- HealthPlus Family Clinic
- Kaya Skin Clinic
- Etihad Airways Medical Centre
- Cosmedics skin and laser clinic
All these clinics offering premium medical services can be reached in 15 minutes via car. Kaya Skin Clinic and Cosmedics skin and laser clinic has some of the best dermatologists offering a solution to all your skin related concerns.
Neighbouring areas of Al Zeina consists of:
- Al Raha Creek
- Yas Island
- Al Raha Boulevard
Al Zeina shares its huge part of the border with Al Raha Creek. The community also has direct connectivity to Yas Island. It is also close to Al Raha Boulevard.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL ZEINA
Residents can enjoy shopping at popular malls near Al Zeina.
- Yas Mall
- Xpressions Style
- My City Centre Masdar
One of the most popular malls, Yas Mall is located at a 12-minute drive away. The three-level mall has international brands and dining options. Apart from shopping, one can enjoy movies at the 20-screen cinema. Other malls such as Xpressions Style and My City Centre Masdar are a 7-minute drive away.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL ZEINA
Food lovers can enjoy many cuisines at the various restaurants near Al Zeina.
- Andiano Italiana Cucina
- Andiamo Bistro
- Nando’s Al Zeina
- Dolmabache Restaurant
- Dandana Gourmet Restaurant
People who prefer Italian cuisines can enjoy a treat at Andiano Italian Cucina and Andiamo Bistro located at only a minute’s drive. You can enjoy savoury chicken recipes at Nando’s Al Zeina. To experience fine-dining in a luxurious ambience, people can visit Dolmabahce Restaurant in Al Zeina.
BEACHES NEAR AL ZEINA
Sea lovers can enjoy a number of activities in the beachfront community. There are a few well-known beaches near Al Zeina. Yas Beach is one of the popular beaches in the area with white sand, sparkling blue water and mangrove plantation. The beach also offers water sports such as jet skiing, surfing and paddleboarding. One can also have a luxurious beach experience at Al Raha Beach Hotel.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Most leisure activities of residents in Al Zeina revolve around visiting Yas beach, Yas Mall and restaurants within the vicinity.
- Bandar Marina
- Cinema and fun zones in Al Raha Mall and Yas Mall
- Ferrari World
People go to Bandar Marina where a number of exciting watersports activities are available such as wakeboarding, waterskiing and fishing. Al Raha Mall and Yas Mall not only offer shopping options, but they also have entertainment activities for families. Visiting cinema and fun zones is part of fun-filled weekends. One of the most popular theme parks in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World is also located nearby.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Al Zeina has a few parks, but one can visit Khalifa Park within 15 minutes. It has a play area for kids and plenty of space for visitors to move around.
Fitness enthusiast can keep themselves fit as there is a variety of gyms and fitness centres in the area.
- CrossFit Abu Dhabi
- Vogue Fitness
- Al Raha Gardens Plaza Gym
CrossFit Abu Dhabi, Vogue Fitness and Al Raha Gardens Plaza Gym are a few options. Ladies can visit numerous salons in the area such as Glamour Hair Salon, NStyle Beauty Lounge and Edelweiss Beauty Centre.
One of the most happening events in the area is Aloha Abu Dhabi organised by AlDAR. The event lasts for five days and features talented musicians, artists and street performers. One can also spot stalls serving delicious food. Open air yoga sessions and fun activities for kids are also included such as the bouncy castle. Many other events are celebrated throughout the year at Yas Mall and Al Raha Mall.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents of Al Zeina can connect with each other via social groups. One such group on Facebook is ‘Al Zeina Community’ that can be joined. It has almost 4.4k follows and is one of the best ways to learn about all the happenings in the community. You can also join Al Zeina Market Place which has 13k members.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Undoubtedly, Al Zeina is a wonderful community with tons of facilities that could tempt anyone. Its beach views, private beach facility and accessibility to all the important places in the city are all the pros. However, before deciding to move in, one must also be aware that finding parking for visitors is a bit tricky.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is a 23-minute drive away
- The residential community also has a retail development built over 7 ‘precincts’
- Close to Yas Island