ABOUT BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
Epitomising luxurious living, Beachfront Residences is a cluster of high-end villas developed on the Nurai Island in Abu Dhabi. The island is situated on the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, east of the Abu Dhabi coastline and the villas are dotted around the perimeter of Nurai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Spacious luxury villas with individual private beaches
- Each home has its own private beach
- Ideal for those who put a premium on privacy
- Easy access to Abu Dhabi and Downtown Dubai
Nurai Island is one of the most desired residential communities in all of UAE, particularly because of its exclusive appeal. Highlights of the community include:
- Proximity to the ocean
- Lush green areas
- Zaya Nurai Island Resort
The Zaya Nurai boutique resort is the central point of the island, providing excellent dining and recreational facilities both to guests and visitors. Homes on Nurai Island are also famed for providing breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf which one can’t experience elsewhere in Abu Dhabi.
PROPERTIES IN BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
Properties in Beachfront Residences comprise 4, 5 and 6-bedroom villas with an average coverage area of 18,000 sq. ft.
- Sales prices for villas range from AED 46M to AED 53M
There are a total of 28 Beachfront Estates, divided between ‘Shoreline’ and ‘Seaside’ locations. Regardless of the villa you choose, you will be surrounded by a green carpet that converts the island into a lush green space.
Master bedrooms in these homes are symbols of the high-life with walk-in closets, en-suite bathrooms and balcony access. There are huge dining and entertainment rooms as well. Kitchens are ultra-modern yet minimalist and include a breakfast bar. You also get an elevated dining area that overlooks the ocean.
One of the defining features of villas in the sub-community is the high ceilings that suffuse the living space with natural light and fresh air, not to mention the gorgeous water views one enjoys from inside the rooms. In fact, the element of natural light fits perfectly with the name of the island, Nurai, meaning ‘light’.
The outdoor space includes patios, dining and BBQ areas, along with alfresco showers. Last but not least, each villa in Beachfront Residences has its own private beach.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
As the sub-community is developed on an island, modes of transportation in Beachfront Residences include speedboats, jetties and private yachts. There are no cars on Nurai, eliminating the need for parking spaces in Beachfront Residences. One can move around the island on foot or by buggy. Saadiyat Island is a 10-minute boat ride from the sub-community, from where you can take buses, taxis and other transport options to the rest of the city.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
Part of the charm of residing in this sub-community is that villas come with in-house amenities. So most of what residents need is available to them at a moment’s notice. As far as supermarkets near Beachfront Residences are concerned, one can head to the nearby Saadiyat Island and shop at Waitrose and Spinney outlets.
MOSQUES NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
Mosques near Beachfront Residences include the Mosque at Saadiyat Island and Zubair bin Awam Mosque.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
Places of worship of other faiths include churches near Beachfront Residences located in Zayed Sports City. These include the Evangelical Community Church, St. Joseph Cathedral and St. Theresa’s Church.
Currently, there are no temples near Beachfront Residences. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will be built in 2020 and it will be the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. Until then, residents have to travel all the way to the Bur Dubai area in Dubai to find temples.
SCHOOLS NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
As far as schools near Beachfront Residences are concerned, residents can head to Saadiyat Island to find educational facilities for students of all ages. Examples include:
- Redwood Nursery
- Cranleigh School
- New York University
Cranleigh School is one of the newest schools in the emirate, and it follows the British Curriculum for students taking EYFS and IGCSEs. The school also offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The school acheieved a Very Good rating from ADEC even though it was opened less than 5 years ago.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
There are no medical centres on the island itself, although there are some medical facilities at the resort. Hospitals near Beachfront Residences include:
- Burjeel Day Surgery Centre (Al Reem Island)
- Dar Al Shifaa Hospital
- Universal Hospital Tower 1
Located in the Arc Tower on Al Reem Island, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is the largest day surgery center in the Middle East. It is especially know for providing holistic wellbeing by combining the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies.
Clinics near Beachfront Residences include:
- Cleveland Clinic
- New Age Clinic
- Cosmopolitan Medical Centre
There’s a cosmetic clinic on Saadiyat Island along with a pharmacy.
There are several islands near Beachfront Properties, such as:
- Saadiyat Island
- Al Reem Island
- Al Lulu Island
Among mainland areas, the sub-community is located close to Zayed Sports City as well as Al Dhafrah and Al Mina community.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
To access malls near Beachfront Residences, one needs to travel to Saadiyat Island first. There are a couple of full-fledged malls located within a 25-minute distance from Saadiyat namely:
- Yas Mall
- Abu Dhabi Mall
- Marina Mall
Yas Mall is the largest and according to many, the best mall in Abu Dhabi. One can find a range of outlets at this mall, such as Elie Saab, Topshop and Mango. Yas Mall also has outlets for electronics, furniture and other essential home items.
One can also head to Abu Dhabi Mall, which attracts hundreds of shoppers every day. This mall has over 200 stores featuring brands like Paris Gallery, Carolina Herrera, Zara and H&M. There are two department stores at the mall (Jashanmal and Grand Stores) and two home interior outlets as well (Marina Furniture and The One).
Finally, one can head to Marina Mall, which is one of the major landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Stretching over 122,000 sq.m, Marina Mall is home to more than 400 high-end stores, along with a Mercedes-Benz car showroom.
RESTAURANTS NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
There are several restaurants near Beachfront Residences at the resort. These include:
- Dusk Lounge
- Smokin Pineapple
- Ginger Mermaid
These restaurants serve a variety of cuisines, especially Arabic, Mediterranean and Asian.
One can also head to nearby Saadiyat Island to explore bars, lounge and dining places like Starbucks, Safina and Cabana9.
BEACHES NEAR BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES
It is redundant to talk about beaches near Beachfront Residences as the villas come with their own private pools and beaches. In other words, residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy swimming. That said, the sub-community has a couple of public beaches nearby, such as Abu Dhabi Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nurai Island itself is a marvel of design and development. Newsweek Magazine described it as the ‘Most Luxurious Project in the World’. Leisure activities on the island include:
- Water Sports
- Water Rides
- Children’s Club
The Zaya Nurai Island, which serves as a landmark on the island, is home to these activities and you can avail them by purchasing day passes.
You can explore the Arabian Gulf through a host of water-based activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, waterskiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing and much more. One can also go fishing and bring back the catch to the aforementioned ‘Hooked’ restaurant to prepare it.
There’s also a kid’s water park at the resort featuring 4 slides, a water bucket and a splash pool. Finally, the children’s club, Petit Z, offers book reading, arts and crafts as well as several games for the enrichment and entertainment of your children.
If you love history, take a trip to the many museums on Saadiyat Island, especially Louvre Abu Dhabi.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The design of villas in Beachfront Residences seamlessly blends the indoors and outdoors. You can go walking or cycling to explore the island, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy games like beach volleyball, badminton, tennis, basket and football.
For those who like to keep fit, the resort has a state-of-the-art, glass-walled gym. There’s also a Yoga Pavilion to promote wellness in the island community. Likewise, Zaya Nurai Island resort has excellent salon and spa facilities as well.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Considering that the sub-community is built on an island, travelling to and from nearby areas and the mainland can be time consuming. This is especially true for families with school-going children. Apart from that, living here is a unique and luxurious experience, one that comes at a high price tag. For those who can afford the lifestyle, Beachfront Residences offer a peaceful living experience away from the city centre.
- 10 minutes from Saadiyat Island
- 25 minutes from Al Mina
- 40 minutes from Zayed Sports City
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is almost 40 minutes away