ABOUT BIDA BIN AMMAR
Bida Bin Ammar is a mixed-use community in the Asharej district of Al Ain. Situated on the north-western side of Al Ain, the community is less than 20 minutes away from Al Ain International Airport and from the major attractions in the city.
Along with gated residential complexes, the community features restaurants, shops, supermarkets, medical centres and other amenities such as a school and a nursery. The gated communities include spacious apartments and villas on a rental basis.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Mixed-use community in Asharej, Al Ain
- Villas and apartments on rent
- Shops, restaurants, supermarkets, mosques
- Close to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club
With wide-open spaces and expansive villas and apartments, Bida Bin Ammar offers a vibrant living experience to those seeking a family-friendly lifestyle in the city. The residential properties are available within the gated complexes as well as in the other parts of the community.
Bida Bin Ammar features many amenities from fitness centres to mosques, shops, eateries and educational centres. Al Maqam Police Station is also located in the community.
PROPERTIES IN BIDA BIN AMMAR
Properties in Bida Bin Ammar include apartments and villas. The community has gated residential complexes, such as The Village and Al Ain Oasis Villas. The Village offers apartments in 1-bed to 3-bed configurations, while Al Ain Oasis Villas feature 4-bed units. All properties in the area feature state-of-the-art interiors, fixtures and fittings.
1-bedroom apartments in the community have a built-up area from 710 sq. ft. to 1,020 sq. ft. and 2-bed units come with covered area ranging from 999 sq. ft. to 2,150 sq. ft. 3-bed units in Bida Bin Ammar are spread over a floor area between 1,010 sq. ft. and 2,110 sq. ft. In 2-bed and 3-bed units, you will also find a maid’s room with an attached bath, in addition to bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Every apartment features a living and dining area, closed and expansive kitchen, powder room and balcony in one bedroom.
The floor area of 3-bedroom villas ranges between 1,335 sq. ft. and 2,100 sq. ft., whereas 4-bedroom villas are spread over a built-up area from 2,500 sq. ft. and 4,500 sq. ft. Almost every villa has a big Majlis as well as a guest bathroom, a spacious kitchen with multiple counters, a maid’s room with an attached bath and a private backyard too.
RENTAL TRENDS IN BIDA BIN AMMAR
- The rent of a 1-bedroom apartment starts from AED 27K and goes up to AED 45K annually.
- 2-bedroom apartments for rent in Bida Bin Ammar have an annual rental range between AED 30K and AED 55K.
- For renting a 3-bed unit, you can expect to cash out between AED 42K and AED 50K yearly.
- Villas for rent in Bida Bin Ammar are available from AED 65K for a 3-bed unit to AED 80K for a 4-bed unit.
HOTELS NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
Hotels near Bida Bin Ammar include:
- Aloft Al Ain – Al Ain Square, Al Towayya
- City Seasons – Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St, Al Muwaiji
- Ayla – Khalifa Ibn Zayed Al Awwal Street
- Al Ain Rotana – Zayed Bin Sultan Street
Al Ain Rotana is a 5-star hotel, while the rest of the hotels are 4-star hotels.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING IN BIDA BIN AMMAR
The residential complexes have compounds with a vast built-up area to accommodate parking for guests and visitors too. Villas have their own garages, whereas the apartment buildings offer underground parking for the residents.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
Taxis and buses are the most accessible and common forms of public transportation near Bida Bin Ammar. Taxis can be hailed on the streets or booked via the Abu Dhabi Taxi app. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Careem are also viable options for commuting.
Many bus stops and bus stations are located close to Bida Bin Ammar. On Shakhboot Bin Sultan Street, you will find Shakhboot Ibn Sultan St 131 Bus Stop, Al Ain Co-Op Al Bateen Bus Stop and Al Ain American School East Bus Stop. All of these cater to Route 990.
The bus stops on Khalifa Bin Zayed Street cater to Routes 960 and 980. These include The Village Bus Stop, Department of Community Nutrition Bus Stop and Maqam Police Station East Bus Stop.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN BIDA BIN AMMAR
For buying groceries and other everyday essentials, you can head over to any of the supermarkets in Bida Bin Ammar. These supermarkets are:
- Souq Planet
- Milano Supermarket
- Asawir Al Lail Supermarket
- Family Grocery
- Mohammed Al Eisaei Grocery
- Earth Supermarket
Each of these supermarkets and grocery stores have all sorts of items to fulfil your needs, ranging from food items to silverware, homecare, personal hygiene and electronics too.
MOSQUES IN BIDA BIN AMMAR
There are many mosques in Bida Bin Ammar for everyday prayers and spiritual healing, such as:
- Saeed Naser Shibli Mosque
- Hamad Rashid Mohammed Al Khili Mosque
- Qamad Rashid Mohammed Al Mansoori Mosque
- Abdullah Saeed Al Jabri Mosque
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
The Sikh community has established a Gurudwara in the Al Khirayr area of the city at a 26-minute drive. Known by the name Gurudwara Nanaksar Al Ain, the Gurudwara formed as a gathering of a few Sikh members and families in the 1980s until becoming a proper Gurudwara in the year 2000.
Christians can find churches near Bida Bin Ammar such as:
- Al Ain Evangelical Church
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Al Ain Zion Church of God
- St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church
Al Ain Evangelical Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Al Ain Zion Church of God lie at a 17-minute drive in Al Ain Industrial Area. St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church is located in Al Khirayr at a drive of 23 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
The community is home to a branch of Little Regent Nursery. Al Ain American School is the only school within the community. Established in 2016, the school follows the American Core curriculum based on the California State Standards and offers classes from KG1 to Grade 9.
Other schools near Bida Bin Ammar are reachable within a drive of 11 minutes. Some of these include:
- Al Ain English Speaking School – Al Muwaiji
- Liwa International School – Falaj Hazza
- Our Own English High School – Falaj Hazza
Al Ain English Speaking School follows the British curriculum and is an establishment by the Balfour Group. Classes here range from Foundation Stage to Sixth Form. The school is located in Al Muwaiji.
Both Liwa International School and Our Own English High School are located in Falaj Hazza. Liwa International School has classes starting from Kindergarten up to Grade 12, based on the American curriculum.
Our Own English High School operates under the GEMS Education Group and is accredited with both the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). One of Al Ain’s top schools, Our Own English High School offers Hindi, French, Arabic, Malayalam and Bengali classes as well.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
Clinics and hospitals in Bida Bin Ammar include Medeor International Hospital and Nazek Medical Centre. Both of these are multi-speciality medical centres from where residents can avail state-of-the-art medical care at all times. Medeor International Hospital ranks amongst the best hospitals in Al Ain.
The community is also home to a branch of Fakih Medical Center, which is a well-known fertility clinic in the UAE, with branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Other options outside the community include:
- Tawam Hospital – 99, Shakhboot Bin Sultan Street, Taawun
- Cleveland Clinic – Khalifa bin Zayed Street Umm Al Moon
- Cureplus Medical Centre – 131st Street, Al Khibeesi
Tawam Hospital is in the neighbouring Tawam community. Cleveland Clinic and Cureplus Medical Centre are reachable within a 9-minute drive.
The areas surrounding Bida Bin Ammar are similar sub-communities of the greater Ashrej. Tawam is located on the western end while Mrefia borders Bida Bin Ammar to the east. Al Markhaniya covers the northern area above the community. On the southern end, you will find Shabhanet Ashrej. Other nearby communities also include Al Maqam and the United Arab Emirates University area.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
The area itself does not have any mall, which is why residents will have to visit the nearby areas for indulging in retail therapy on a wider scale. Some of the popular malls near Bida Bin Ammar are:
- Al Markhaniya Mall
- Al Jimi Mall
- Al Ain Mall
Al Markhaniya Mall is situated in the immediate neighbourhood of Bida Bin Ammar, namely Al Markhaniya. It is a small neighbourhood mall with a few restaurants, retail outlets and a branch of Al Ain Cooperative Society.
Al Jimi Mall is 17 minutes away on Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street. A development by Aldar Properties, Jimi Mall is spread over 76,000 sq. m. of land and includes a number of shopping stores, a Carrefour Hypermarket, eateries, as well as a branch of Magic Planet, VOX Cinemas and Adventureland.
Al Ain Mall is located at a 21-minute drive in Central Al Ain. One of the best malls in Al Ain, it comes with recreational facilities such as Cheeky Monkey, an Ice Skating Rink and Fun Farm.
RESTAURANTS NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
The community is complete with all types of lifestyle amenities, which include various food and dining options as well. Some of the cafes and restaurants in Bida Bin Ammar include:
- 101 Café & Restaurant – 99, 3 Street
- Zerofat – 11, 1 Street
- Eat & Drink – 19, 2 Street
- Premium Burger – Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
- KONZ – Near Asawir Al Lail Supermarket
- Shawerma Shake – Al Hemairi Building
- Bukhara Restaurant – Near Al Maqam Police Station
- Hash Café – Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
101 Café & Restaurant is a Lebanese eatery that offers shisha as well. Zerofat, as the name suggests, deals primarily in healthy food such as different types of salads and juices. Eat & Drink is an Arabian restaurant that also serves a variety of Chinese dishes and juices.
Premium Burger and KONZ are fast food restaurants while Shawerma Shake serves shawarmas with other Arabian delicacies. Bukhara Restaurant is an Indian restaurant and Hash Café serves all sorts of café and bakery items.
For enjoying upscale dining in the city, you can head over to a few fine dining restaurants near Bida Bin Ammar, which are approximately 12 minutes away. These include:
- Zest – Al Ain Rotana, Al Mutaredh
- Min Zaman – Al Ain Rotana, Al Mutaredh
- Ayla Restaurant – Ayla Hotel, Al Mutaredh
Zest deals in different types of International while Min Zaman is an award-winning Lebanese restaurant. You can also enjoy outdoor dining at the lantern-lit terrace of Min Zaman. Ayla Restaurant serves an array of cuisines, including Italian, Arabian, European, Indian and American. The restaurant features live BBQ stations and serves breakfast, dinner and lunch amidst a different theme every other night.
To indulge in nightlife in the city, you can visit some of the nearby bars, such as:
- W XYZ Lounge – Aloft Al Ain, Al Towayya
- Trader Vic’s – Al Ain Rotana, Al Mutaredh
- Aquarius – Al Ain Rotana, Al Mutaredh
Each of these bars can be reached within a drive of 10 to 15 minutes. Trader Vic’s is a world-famous American Tiki bar with several branches in the UAE. You can also order food here from French and other Asian cuisines.
BEACHES NEAR BIDA BIN AMMAR
The coastal side is more than an hour and 45 minutes away from the main Al Ain city. Those interested in enjoying the sea waters will have to bear with a long drive to reach any of the beaches in Abu Dhabi.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For a fun day out, you can drive to the notable landmarks near Bida Bin Ammar, such as:
- Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club
- Al Jahili Fort
- Hili Archaeological Park
- Hili Fun City
Located in the nearby community of Al Maqam, Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club is accessible within a drive of 5 to 10 minutes. The golf club has a few restaurants, rugby and cricket fields as well as a Golf Academy. The equestrian centre serves as a renowned destination for weddings and other events too.
Al Jahili Fort is 15 minutes away in the community of Al Mutawaa. The fort is amongst the largest in the country and dates back to the 1890s. You can visit this place to learn more about Abu Dhabi’s history and explore the battlements and watchtowers of the fort.
Hili Archaeological Park and Hili Fun City lie in the Hili area at a drive of 25 minutes. Hili Archaeological Park dates back to almost 3,000 BCE and ranks amongst UAE’s top archaeological sites. The historical site has remains of various structures from the Bronze Age and a number of tombs and buildings within it.
Hili Fun City is an amusement park that features a large number of activities and attractions. It consists of many rides as well as an ice rink and restaurants too. In fact, the Hili Fun City Ice Rink serves as the home ground for the hockey team of Abu Dhabi too.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The complexes in the community offer a number of outdoor and indoor activities. Residents can make the most of their time at the billiards room and game room while the younger ones can have some fun time in the dedicated play areas.
The landscaped gardens paved walkways provide ample space for strolling, jogging and cycling while the gymnasium is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and exercising gear. Basketball and other sports courts are also available in the complexes.
Elixir Slimming Centre in Bida Bin Ammar offers a number of fitness programmes and activities in addition to a spa and salon. Individuals can choose from Zumba, Aerobics, Swimming classes as well as different beauty treatments. This wide range of facilities makes Elixir Fitness Centre one of the best ladies gyms in Al Ain.
Spas and salons in the community include:
- Super Oasis Gents Spa & Saloon
- Amber Spa & Beauty Lounge
- Blue Moon Hairdressing Saloon
- Ninos Spa
- Premium Scissor Salon
While the gated complexes have their own parks and compounds, the community itself does not have any public parks. Those interested can drive a few minutes and refresh themselves in the parks near Bida Bin Ammar, such as:
- Tawam Community Park
- Al Towayya Park
- Al Basra Park
- Al Jahili Park
- Al Wadi Park
Tawam Community Park is the closest option at a drive of five minutes. The rest of the parks in Al Ain are reachable within a 12-minute drive.
The gated complexes organise activities and events for their residents from time to time. For other public events, those interested can remain updated with the upcoming events in the nearby malls, hotels as well as the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Bida Bin Ammar Al Ain offers you tons of residential options. You can dine in the restaurants in the community and commute to other areas of Al Ain with ease. However, the area does not have studio apartments. This needs to be considered before planning a move to Bida Bin Ammar.