ABOUT AL BU DANIQ
Al Bu Daniq is a small, busy district in Sharjah next to Al Yarmook, Al Mahatah and Abu Shagara. The development houses several types of buildings, car showrooms, service stations, coffee shops, local groceries and supermarkets. Besides this, there are playgrounds and parks for families.
Life in Al Bu Daniq is busy, vibrant and full of energy because of the abundance of shops and apartments. The community is dominated by residential and hotel apartments offering modern luxuries like swimming pools, fitness clubs and CCTV security.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A relatively small but busy community
- Properties include many apartment buildings
- Affordable rents
- Features numerous shops, service centres, gyms and restaurants
- Access to the basic amenities
- Bu Daniq lies in the vicinity of Sharjah Cricket Stadium
- Al Noor Mosque, Khalid Lake and Abu Shagarah Park are also in proximity
Bu Daniq is located close to key landmarks of the emirate. It is a cosy town with many amenities nearby, hence, is an ideal choice for families and singletons alike.
PROPERTIES IN AL BU DANIQ
Properties for rent in Al Bu Daniq mainly feature apartment buildings. Most of these are old projects by leading developers and only a few have been developed recently. Therefore, one can expect a wide range of housing options. The community has developed many amenities in recent years. Thus, it gets hard to find vacant units, for rent and for sale. Predictably, there are no villas and the community does not plan to have any soon. It is ideal for those looking for affordable apartments equipped with all the basic facilities.
Apartments in Al Bu Daniq comes in a variety of 1 to 3-bedroom configurations. These units have spacious bedrooms, fitted kitchens, stylishly designed bathrooms and balconies.
Each apartment unit has access to community facilities such as swimming pools, fitness clubs and 24-hour concierge services. The buildings have an active waste disposal system and free maintenance that help keep your home clean. There is a properly implemented pet policy for those willing to keep pets. Additionally, all the complexes have multiple elevators, CCTV security systems and built-in connections for satellite TV and broadband internet.
Those looking for buying apartments in Al Bu Daniq can pay AED 500k for a 1-bedroom unit.
Megamall Tower is a popular building in Bu Daniq Sharjah to rent and buy an office. These offices span from 20 sq. ft. to 540 sq. ft. Each office unit feature shared kitchen, electricity backup, business centre, conference room and broadband internet.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL BU DANIQ
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
- 1 BED
- 2 BATHS
- 849 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 1149 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 838 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 649 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 799 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 899 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 2 BATHS
- 949 SQFT
Plenty of 1 and 2-bedroom flats and very few 3-bedroom units are available for rental purpose. The flat for rent in Bu Daniq Sharjah fall in a mid-range price bracket and are quite affordable compared to other areas with similar amenities.
1 BHK units can be rented for as low as AED 18k and as high as AED 24k per year. Those looking for bigger spaces can find annual rents for 2-bed apartments in Al Bu Daniq costs from AED 22k to AED 38k. A 3-bedroom apartment can be rented for AED 38k per annum.
Offices for rent in Al Bu Daniq is priced between AED 8.5k and AED 31k per annum.
HOTELS IN AL BU DANIQ
Travellers looking for affordable accommodations can find few hotels in Al Bu Daniq. These include:
- Rayan Hotel Sharjah
- Arbella Boutique Hotel
- Tulip Inn Sharjah
Rayan Hotel Sharjah is a 4-star hotel located at Sheikh Saqr Bin Khalid Al Qasimi Street. This hotel is a 5-minute walk from Mega Mall. The hotel feature 196 guest rooms and suites equipped with the latest technology. The guest rooms come with wood furnishings, A/C control, LCD TV with local and international channels, a mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities and wireless high speed internet access.
The Bodylines Wellness and Fitness Club includes fully equipped gymnasiums for men and women. Guests can unwind at the rooftop pool, an indoor Jacuzzi and sauna. A poolside café is available for refreshments. You can dine at Saraya restaurant located on the ground floor. Guests can choose from an international breakfast buffet, an à la carte lunch and dinner from the menu. Dallah Café serves snacks and light lunch menu for guests. Those who wish to dine in the privacy can use the 24-hour room service.
Arbella Boutique Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at Zayed Bin Harethah Bu Daniq 14 Street. It offers contemporary accommodations influenced by Arabic architecture. There is a vast range of guest rooms to pick and choose from. These include Standard Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Studio Room and Two Bedroom Suite. Each guest room is spacious and elegantly decorated and is equipped with a mini bar and TV. In addition to 24-hour room service, guests of Arbella boutique hotel can taste a variety of local and international dishes in its Marrakech restaurant. Facilities and services available at the hotel include ironing facilities, express laundry and dry cleaning services, VIP room, Fax, Photocopies & Printer, currency exchange and free private parking.
Tulip Inn Sharjah is conveniently located in the heart of the city close to Megamall Shopping Center. This hotel features studio units with TV, kitchenettes, washers, dryers and free Wi-Fi. There are 1 to 3-bedroom suites with separate living rooms. Most rooms offer splendid city views. Room service and a complimentary breakfast are available. Other amenities available at the hotel include an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, laundry service, restaurant, a business centre and wheelchair accessibility. This hotel is 4 km from Sharjah Cricket Stadium and the Ottoman-inspired Al Noor Mosque.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL BU DANIQ
Finding a parking space in Bu Daniq Sharjah won’t be that big of a problem as the community has enough spots reserved for residents. Those who live near Mega Mall and rely on street parking might find it difficult to find a spot on weekends.
Most apartment buildings come with basement parking with an area dedicated for visitors. This, however, depends on your building, it is best to check beforehand about parking with your landlord.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN AL BU DANIQ SHARJAH
The nearest public transport links are the bus stops in Rolla Area and Abu Shagara. These are quite a bit of a walk away or a 10-minute drive away. Otherwise, using private taxis or online cab service is recommended.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN AL BU DANIQ
Local supermarkets in Al Bu Daniq are preferred for everyday shopping, these options include SM Laguna Supermarket, Pan Gulf Hypermarket and Mamnoon Supermarket. There is also a branch of Mega Mart in Mega Mall.
Other supermarkets near Bu Daniq Sharjah include VIVA Supermarket, Shuaa Al Madina Al Jadeed Supermarket and Al Madinatain Supermarket. These options are located 7 minutes away in the community of Al Nud.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN BU DANIQ
One can find many community mosques in Al Bu Daniq but the biggest and the most preferred choices are King Faisal Mosque and Al Noor Mosque. People gather here for special occasions and to attend Friday prayers.
Other mosques near Al Bu Daniq Sharjah include Al Kawthar Mosque, Habbab Ibn Al Munther Mosque and Ibn Othaimeen Mosque. These are located on the border of Bu Daniq and its neighbouring communities.
Secondly, there are no churches in Bu Daniq but a few are located nearby in the neighbouring Al Yarmook district. Options include some of the best churches in Sharjah such as the Russian Orthodox Church, St Martins Anglican Church, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and more are easily accessible from the community.
Hindu and Sikh community members planning to move to Bu Daniq Sharjah must know that they won’t find a place of worship in the locality. Residents will have to travel for 30 minutes to the Bur Dubai area in Dubai to visit the nearest temples and gurudwaras.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES NEAR AL BU DANIQ
Nurseries near Bu Daniq Sharjah include Al Farha Nursery, Little Gems Nursery and Al Lulu Nursery. Older students looking for schools near Al Bu Daniq can enrol in Al Maarifa International Private School, Al Mazaya Private School and Progressive English School. These options are roughly 5 minutes away in the neighbouring communities of Al Yarmook and Al Nud.
There is a special education school namely International Holistic Guidance and Research Centre and Kalakshetra Fine Arts Dance and Music Institute, an art school at a 2 to 3-minute drive by car.
Reputable university options can be found in the University City of Sharjah, located 20 minutes away from Al Bu Daniq Sharjah.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR BU DANIQ
Nearby clinics include Thumbay Clinic and Liberty Medical Centre in Abu Shagara. Options such as Prime Medical Center, MGM Medical Center and NMC Medical Centre are located in Al Nud, 7 minutes away.
Medcare Hospital in Al Nud and Sharjah Corniche Hospital in the Buhaira Corniche area are a few hospitals near Bu Daniq. Both can be reached in under 10 minutes.
Al Bu Daniq Sharjah is a friendly neighbourhood and is popular with families due to its proximity to many schools. It is surrounded by other small residential communities such as Al Yarmook, Al Nud and Al Mahatah.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN AL BU DANIQ
There are quite a few shopping malls in Al Bu Daniq. There are modern shopping malls and outdoor souks and traditional markets. Mega Mall is the biggest attraction around here. It can be reached in less than five minutes from most of the areas in Bu Daniq. It is a large 4 storey mall featuring many retail stores, dining options, an indoor theme park and a multi-screen cinema.
RESTAURANTS IN AL BU DANIQ SHARJAH
Food lovers have plenty of options located at short intervals. Fast-food restaurants can be found in the food court in Mega Mall. Other restaurants in Al Bu Daniq include Karachi Darbar which serves Pakistani food, Rainbow Steakhouse which is well-known for its buffets and Cancun Restaurant which serves Middle Eastern cuisine. A few other eateries and casual dining restaurants can be found in Bu Daniq.
Nearby restaurants include Peking Chinese Restaurant, Little Hut Restaurant which offers Indian and Chinese cuisine, as well as the vegetarian Madeenat Haridwar Restaurant. All these restaurants lie on the border between Bu Daniq and Al Yarmook, depending on where you live they can even be reached on foot.
BEACHES NEAR AL BU DANIQ
All of the beaches near Al Bu Daniq are 20 minutes away. Al Khan Beach is a popular option, it has a separate swimming area, a watersports academy and many amenities for children and adults. You can also barbecue and enjoy a picnic at Al Khan Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Mahatta Museum is an old fort that displays ancient industrial equipment and aviation tools and parts. It is located on the opposite road of Mega Mall. This museum is one of the historic sites and attractions in Sharjah for those who have an interest in different types of aircrafts and other aeronautical items. It is only 7-minute away from the community.
King Faisal Mosque is 9 minutes away from Bu Daniq. Other nearby landmarks which are a short 10-minute drive away include Khalid Lake, Al Noor Island and Al Majaz Waterfront.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are many parks near Al Bu Daniq that have playgrounds and jogging trails. Al Mahata Park, Al Nad Park in Al Nud, Al Ittihad Park near Al Ittihad Square and Al Manakh Park are some of the options.
Moreover, a couple of spas and salons are also nearby such as The Mask Spa Centre, Reesh Beauty and Health Spa and Saga Spa for Men. Fitness enthusiasts can visit the gyms in Al Bu Daniq such as Royal Fitness Centre, Techno Gym and Austin Fitness.
Those who are fond of music and festivities can attend celebrations in nearby places. King Faisal Mosque and Al Noor Mosque are a beautiful sight during Ramadan, Eid and other festivals.
Apart from the religious events, the Sharjah Light Festival is organised every year in different parts of the emirate. Finally, those interested in water-sports can participate in the Sharjah Water Festival. The event is arranged every year in Khalid Lake.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Residents who do not own a car may find it inconvenient to travel around the town. However, some buses can be found in the Rolla Area which is a few minutes away from Bu Daniq.
FAQS ABOUT AL BU DANIQ
WHERE IS AL BU DANIQ LOCATED?
Al Bu Daniq is a mixed-use community in Sharjah, next to Abu Shagara, Al Yarmook and Al Qasimia.
WHAT IS AL BU DANIQ BEST KNOWN FOR?
It is a shopping district with Mega Mall Sharjah featuring fashion brand stores, Novo Cinemas and numerous dining options.
HOW TO REACH AL BU DANIQ FROM DUBAI?
It takes 19 minutes by road from Dubai to Bu Daniq via E11. The travel distance is 25.4 km.
IS THERE A BUS GOING TO BU DANIQ SHARJAH?
One can catch a bus from bus stops located at a 9 to 11-minute drive by car. These include Sharjah, King Faisl Rd, Jumbo (Sony) 1 & 2, Sharjah, King Faisl Rd, Adnoc Petrol Station 1 & 2, Al Jubail Station and Al Rolla Bus Stop.
- Al Mahatta Museum is a 5-minute walk away
- Abu Shagarah Park lies only 2 km or 6 minutes away by car
- King Faisal Mosque is located at a distance of 3 km
- Corniche Street is accessible within 8 minutes via King Faisal Street
- Al Noor Mosque is 14 minutes away
- 16 minutes to reach Sharjah International Airport