ABOUT DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Dafan Al Nakheel is a mixed-use community located close to Al Nakheel and Al Seer. It is located in the city of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) along Al Manama - Ras Al Khaimah Road (E11).
Dafan Al Nakheel has a number of apartments available for rental or investment purposes. Some buildings are also available for commercial purposes. The self-sufficient community offers many amenities. Be it supermarkets, malls, restaurants or schools, everything is present in the district. Many entertainment activities such as Gulf Cinema, Super Bowling Centre and Cheeky Monkeys Playland, also called Cheeky Monkeys, are located closeby.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Dafan Al Nakheel is a mixed-use community in Ras Al Khaimah
- It is a self-sufficient area with a number of amenities available
- The area has various buildings for residential and commercial purposes
- It is close to the communities of Al Nakheel and Al Seer
- Public beaches are a 10-minute drive away
- Ras Al Khaimah International Airport can be reached in 23 minutes
With a calming view of the Ras Al KHaimah Harbour, Dafan Al Nakheel offers a luxurious lifestyle to its residents. The waterfront development is packed with restaurants, supermarkets and a number of entertainment facilities. The traditional Arab culture is clearly evident in the architecture, music, cuisines and lifestyle in the community.
PROPERTIES IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Properties in Dafan Al Nakheel are mixed-use: commercial and residential. Apartments available for rent in the area mostly offer views of the Ras Al Khaimah Harbour. They range from studios to 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. The flats have white marble flooring, sizeable glass windows and spacious living rooms. The rent for a studio starts from AED 26k while the rental rate for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dafan Al Nakheel lies between AED 36k to AED 44k yearly. Offices available for rent in Dafan Al Nakheel have a minimum area of 500 sq. ft. and can go up to 1,387 sq. ft. The rental rate lies between AED 28k to AED 75k per year.
Properties in Dafan Al Nakheel are ideal investments. The cost of a freehold studio apartment lies between AED 280k to AED 400k. The sale prices increases to AED 750k for a 2-bedroom unit for sale.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
The primary mode of public transportation in Dafan Al Nakheel is usually metered taxis. One can also find public buses operated by Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority that connect between Al Nakheel, Al Hamra Village and the airport. Al Nakheel Bus Stop is located 4 minutes away.
Parking in Dafan Al Nakheel is easily available for residents. Most buildings offer one reserved parking per apartment, those with more than one vehicle can use the street parking outside the buildings.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Shopping for daily essentials is never a concern while living in the district. Most of the supermarkets in Dafan Al Nakheel lie within close distances. A popular retail outlet, SPAR is located in the centre of the community. You can also find Lulu Centre in Dafan Al Nakheel. Be it grocery, fresh food, electronics, home or fashion everything is available under one roof. Other options in the community include Metro Manila Supermarket and RAK Co-operative Society.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUE IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Winners Chapel International RAK and Church Nakheel are churches near Dafan Al Nakheel, reachable in 7 minutes or less. There are plenty of mosques in Dafan Al Nakheel. There are two mosques to the south of the community, while Muhammed Almahiri Mosque lies in the centre of Dafan Al Nakheel. Residents can also reach Abdulaziz Almutawa Mosque, Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Mosque and Masjid Vegetable Market in roughly 5 minutes.
Hindu temples and Sikh gurudwaras can be found in the Al Fahidi neighbourhood in Dubai, at a distance of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Parents need not stress about their children’s education as they can choose from numerous schools near Dafan Al Nakheel. Those of you who enjoy music can join the music school called Tune of Music. Scholars Indian School, Indian Public High School and The Ideal English School are other popular schools near Dafan Al Nakheel.
Nearby universities include University of Bolton Academic Centre Ras Al Khaimah, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, HCT - Ras Al Khaimah Women's College and HCT - Ras Al Khaimah Men's College. All of these options are located in the Seih Al Uraibi/Seih Al Araibi district, roughly 8 minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Fortunately, there are plenty of clinics in Dafan Al Nakheel. One can head to Al Hikma Specialized Clinic For Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy if they require physiotherapy. Metro Dental Specialty Clinic and Al Noor Dental Center are also located in the area.
Apart from clinics, you can get proper medical attention from one of the many reputable hospitals near Dafan Al Nakheel. Al Oraibi Hospital is located in the area while, Al Zahrawi Hospital and Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital are 8 minutes away.
To the east, the district shares its border with the renowned area of Al Nakheel. The community has a number of apartments and villas. To the north, the waterfront Al Seer neighbourhood is located. This residential and commercial district of Al Seer has a number of popular properties. RAK Tower is one of the elite towers in Al Seer overlooking the Arabian Sea. On the western side, Dafan Al Nakheel shares its border with Ras Al Khaimah Harbour.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Shopaholics can visit Al Naeem Mall in Dafan Al Nakheel. It is one of the most popular malls in Ras Al Khaimah. It covers four floors with a total area of 1,500,000 sq. ft. There are 200 shops and it is one of the biggest malls in Ras Al Khaimah.
Manar Mall lies just across the border of Dafan Al Nakheel, it is also a popular mall near the area. Manar Mall has a hypermarket, international stores, a kids play centre and a cinema all under one roof. One can also visit RAK Mall near Khuzam Road, it has many shopping outlets, a large food court and an ice skating rink.
RESTAURANTS IN DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Most of the restaurants in Dafal Al Nakheel can be found in Al Naeem Mall, such as El Chico, Reem Al Bawadi, Shakespeare and Co. and Peppermill.
Other than the dining options in the malls there are also a few casual dining restaurants in Dafan Al Nakheel.Those of you who like falafel can head to Cafeteria Falafel Abu Naeem, Pakistani food can be found at Delhi Nihari Restaurant and Filipino food can be savoured at Al Qana'a Restaurant. A few other options in the area consist of Panaderia Restaurant, Al Sindbad Restaurant and Roh Al Ettehad Restaurant, also known as Roh Al Ettehad Nepali Restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR DAFAN AL NAKHEEL
Residents can enjoy a peaceful day at the beach as there are a number of beaches near Dafan Al Nakheel. You can watch the sunset at Al Hamra Beach located only a 6-minute drive away. Another option can lies 8 minutes away is RAK Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One of the best leisure activities in Dafan Al Nakheel is visiting Cheeky Monkeys Playland, particularly for the little ones. The place is also referred to as an ‘edutainment’ soft-play area and children’s birthday celebration destination. It is a leading indoor playground company and provides a learning atmosphere for children. Residents also enjoy visiting the nearby beaches. There are a number of cinemas in the area where friends and family can go to enjoy their favourite movies.
RAK Fort is one of the historical landmarks in the area, it can be reached within a 4-minute drive from Dafan Al Nakheel.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are numerous gyms and fitness centres in the area. FitnessTime and Turbo Gym are the closest gyms in Dafan Al Nakhee. FitnessTime, also known as FitnessTime Pro is locted in Al Naeem Mall. It has advanced equipment with personal trainers to help you reach your fitness goals.
Ladies looking for a pampering experience can visit Nayomi Beauty Salon, Sun Shine Ladies Salon and Karzounita Ladies Salon. Men can choose from Bassam Salon and Banthai Spa.
Ras Al Khaimah holds an annual cultural and heritage festival, the UAE Awafi Festival. The event takes place in December or January and lasts for three weeks in the Ras Al Khaimah desert. This attracts a large number of residents of Dafan Al Nakheel. They get to enjoy the heritage village with its delicious traditional food options, dance shows and other festivities. Another festival that takes place near the area is Fine Arts Festival for art lovers.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
With most amenities within easy reach, Dafan Al Nakheel is a self-sufficient community. The properties are quite affordable for either rental or investment purposes. Since the area has many commercial properties, one can easily live here while trying to set up a business.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the area has limited public transportation options. People who rely on public transportation to commute might find it challenging to live here if they do not have a vehicle of their own.
- Al Naeem Mall is located within the community.
- Al Manar Mall is 4 minutes away.
- With a drive of 23 minutes you can reach Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.