Badrah is a subcommunity of the greater Dubai Waterfront area. It is a developmental project of Nakheel Properties that overlooks Palm Jebel Ali. The locality will be a new district within Dubai, built from the ground up. The aim of this community is to offer budget-friendly housing options. The area will have villas, apartments, office buildings and retail outlets, making it entirely self-sustaining.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Just a few kilometers south of Jebel Ali Freezone
- Conveniently linked with Sheikh Zayed Road (E11)
- The community has large, green open spaces
- Away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city
- Constructed using best standards in civil engineering
Currently, the community is in its developmental phase. Once completed, it will attract several first-time investors looking to buy their first home, given that it will mostly have affordable housing.
Popular points of interest are:
- Its own retail complex called Badra Retail Centre
- Close to entertainment complexes, offering paintballing and Shooting club
- Dedicated children’s play area, parks and playgrounds
PROPERTIES IN BADRAH
Properties in Badrah include apartments for rent and sale. Apartments can be found with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. 1-bed apartments will typically have a floor space that will range from 700 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft. The floor space for 2-bed apartments will be a little over 1,000 sq. ft. With 3-bed apartments, the average floor space one can expect will be approximately 1,400 sq. ft.
- 1-bed rental apartments in Badrah will be priced between AED 32k and 52k per annum
- The average rental rate demand for 2-bed apartments will be around 48k per annum
- 3-bed flats for rent can be leased between the prices of AED 65k to 63k per year
Apartments are also available for sale, the following sales trend apply for these units.
- 1-bed apartments can be purchased between the prices of AED 450k to AED 650k
- 2-bed flats will demand an average purchase price of AED 600k
There are also villas for rent in Badrah, as of now, there are only 2-bed villas available which have an average floor space of 1,000 sq. ft.
- There is the option to rent a 2-bed villa in Badrah which will demand a rental rate of AED 66k per annum.
These villas are situated in a gated community, which has a dedicated maintenance staff that overlooks the waste disposal, infrastructure repairs and overall upkeep of the community. Thus, residents will find it convenient living here.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN BADRAH
This is a master-planned community, which means that each resident will be allocated a specific number of parking spaces in Badrah. Apart from this, there will be several parking spaces on side streets where residents, as well as visitors to the area, can park their vehicles.
Public transportation near Badrah includes several bus stops, all of which are 8 minutes away via car. Some bus stops include Jebel Ali, Bus Station 1, Dubai Ports Authority, Staff Quarters 2 and Jebel Ali Free Zone, Roundabout 12 - A. In total, there are 10 bus stops situated along the road that runs parallel to the area. Metro stations near Badrah include UAE Exchange metro station. This station is 10 minutes away via car. All other stations are at a distance that exceeds a 10 minute drive time.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR BADRAH
Supermarkets near Badrah include Carrefour which is inside Badrah Retail Centre. This is a large supermarket that stocks all the daily essentials needed for day to day living. One can reach Carrefour in 11 minutes via car. Another nearby market, at a distance of 9 minutes, is Meena Centre which has a medium-sized supermarket. Here, one can simply grab and go with what they need, as it is much smaller when compared to Carrefour.
MOSQUES NEAR BADRAH
There are several mosques near Badrah, the nearest one is Jebel Ali Mosque 1, which is only 7 minutes away. Other nearby mosques include Emirates Station Mosque at 10 minutes away and Dp World Camp Mosque which is 9 minutes away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR BADRAH
Most churches near Badrah are situated in one area, which is Jebel Ali Village. The drive time required to reach these churches will be between 16 to 18 minutes. Some churches are United Christian Church of Dubai, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Dubai Evangelical Church Centre. In total, there are around 8 churches that cater to different sects of Christians.
When it comes to temples near Badrah, there is one Sikh temple called Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara which is 18 minutes away. For Hindus, they will have to drive to Bur Dubai to attend their prayer services. However, once there, they will find various types of temples devoted to the most popular gods in Hinduism. Some temples are Shiva Temple, Shree Krishna Haveli and Shridi Sai Baba Mandir.
SCHOOLS NEAR BADRAH
Nearby nursery options include:
- Little Woods Nursery
- Kinderwood Nursery
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
Primary schools in Badrah include:
- The Arbor School
- Hamilton Primary School
- Winchester School
Schools near Badrah include The Arbor School which is 22 minutes away in the district of Al Furjan. Other nearby schools include Hamilton Primary School and Winchester School, they are both situated 19 minutes away. The Arbor School operates on a unique concept, one that focuses on teaching and fostering the concept of ecological preservation. It delivers its formal educational content by following the National Curriculum for England.
Most universities near Badrah are situated at least 20 minutes away. The nearest one is the University of Balamand Dubai, a Lebanon based university that has been around since 1988. One can reach this university in 21 minutes. At the same distance is Synergy University and St Petersburg State Economic University, both of which are Russia based higher education institutes.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR BADRAH
Nearby medical facilities include:
- Access Clinic Jafza
- Aster Cedars Hospital
- Armada Surgical Centre
Clinics near Badrah include Access Clinic Jafza which is 13 minutes away. This clinic has three specialized departments which are General Medicine, Dental and Orthopedics. Other nearby clinics include Noor Al Shefa Clinic- Jafza South at 10 minutes away and DP World Clinic at 11 minutes away.
The hospital near Badrah consists of Aster Cedars Hospital which is 17 minutes away. Other hospitals, which are slightly further away include Armada Surgical Centre and American Hospital Dubai Media City, located at a distance of 22 and 23 minutes, respectively. Aster Cedars Hospital has two fully equipped operation theaters and two intensive care units.
Pharmacies near Badrah include City Pharmacy JAFZA which is 11 minutes away. Another nearby pharmacy is Aster Pharmacy which is slightly further, at a 13-minute drive.
Areas near Badrah include:
- Mina Jebel Ali
- Jebel Ali Freezone
- Dubai South
- Dubai Parks and Resorts
Nearby, the surrounding communities consist of both residential and commercial districts. To the north, one will find the district of Mina Jebel Ali and Jebel Ali Freezone. Jebel Ali is a Freezone area where one can set up a business without having a local sponsor. To the south, one will find the district of Dubai South. This is a new community that is being developed and is right next to Al Maktoum International Airport. To the west, there is the district of Dubai Parks and Resort which is a hub for entertainment and amusements parks.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR BADRAH
Malls near Badrah include:
- JAFZA Commercial Centre
- Crystal Mall
- Ibn Battuta Mall
Malls near Badrah include JAFZA Commercial Centre which is a small community mall with several eateries and retail outlets. One can reach this mall in 13 minutes. Other nearby malls include Crystal Mall which is 18 minutes away and Ibn Battuta Mall which is one of the largest malls in the Dubai, it is also unique in the sense that it is themed around the travels of Ibn Battuta who was an ancient muslim explorer.
Popular stores inside Ibn Battuta include:
- Ace Hardware
GAP is a popular american chain that specializes in selling trendy, yet affordable apparel such as t-shirts, jeans, casual wear. One can find a varied selection of apparel for both boys and girls. Ace hardware is also an American chain, but it specializes in selling home improvement and DIY related tools for those looking to upgrade their homes or make repairs. It is a one stop shop for all things home improvement and renovation. Decathlon is a sports specialty store that carries a variety of sports equipment.
RESTAURANTS NEAR BADRAH
Restaurants inside Ibn Battuta Mall include:
- Verdura Mediterranean Restaurant
- Tony Roma's
Verdura Mediterranean Restaurant not only serves Meditaranian food, it also has a reputation for serving authentic Arabic grilled food. Tony Roma's is an American chain that is known for serving authentic steaks. Tony Roma’s is a family run business that started in 1972. If one has a hankering for japanese style ramen, they should try Ichikura. Here one will find menu offerings that include teriyaki, ramen Gyoza and Chicken Karaage. However, this is just a short list of offerings found in this eatery.
Restaurants near Badrah include:
- Royal View Restaurant
- Seafarers Bar & kitchen
- Pepper House Restaurant
One of the closest restaurants includes Royal View Restaurant. This is a casual cafeteria where one will mostly find fast food items such as crispy chicken burgers and various types of sandwiches. This eatery also has a juice bar, which is ideal for enjoy fresh juices. Other restaurants include Seafarers Bar & kitchen which serves which has a full bar for enjoying alcoholic beverages. They also have a wide selection of American and Italian dishes to choose from. One can reach this casual dining eatery in 10 minutes. Slightly further away is Pepper House Restaurant at a distance of 11 minutes.
BEACHES NEAR BADRAH
There are a few beaches near Badrah, these include Jebel Ali Beach at a distance of 13 minutes. Another nearby beach includes Banan Beach which is also 13 minutes away. Jebel Ali Beach is considered an all-weather beach where one can engage in various types of watersports such as kitesurfing.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nearby landmarks include:
- Pursuit Games Paintball
- JA Shooting Club
- MotionGate Dubai
Pursuit Games is 11 minutes away. This is a venue where groups of people can battle it out with a paintball match. There are several different courses to choose from, some include Fill the Bucket, Attack and Defend and Capture the Flag. JA Shooting Club has an indoor as well as an outdoor shooting range. Here visitors can try out their shooting skills in different scenarios such as clay pigeon shooting and indoor target shooting. JA Shooting Club is reachable in 12 minutes. MotionGate Dubai is the furthest, at a drive time of 14 minutes. Here, residents can experience Hollywood style performances and theme rides.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- DP World Swimming Pool
- Mia Fitness Centre
- Fitness First Green Community
Residents can stay fit by going for a swim at DP World Swimming Pool, which is 7 minutes away. Mia Fitness Centre is 15 minutes away. This gym is fully equipped with exercise machines required for cardio and strength training. Another nearby gym includes Fitness First Green Community, 24 minutes away.
Salons and Spas nearby Include:
- Lengths and Lashes Ladies Beauty Salon
- Feet First Reflexology
- Ola Spa
There is only one ladies salon nearby which is Lengths and Lashes Ladies Beauty Salon. It is situated just 13 minutes away. Here women will find services such as haircare, party makeup, bridal makeup, pedicures and manicures.
Nearby spas include Feet First Reflexology and Ola Spa, both of which are 16 minutes away. Feet First Reflexology offers a holistic approach to wellness by using methods of reflexology, this is similar to acupuncture where various points on the feet are massaged to improve or cure a particular type of symptom.
Badrah and its parent community are currently being populated with residents, at this point this community is too small and thus does not have any regularly organized community events.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Currently, this community does not have a social media presence, but this will change as more people move here.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
This project has been envisioned to be a complete and self-sustained urban area. At the moment, some sub-areas within Badrah and the parent community of Dubai Waterfront are under development. It has a very low population. Nonetheless, the availability of public transportation and nearby entertainment venues make living here everything but boring.