ABOUT DAR WASL
Dar Wasl is a sub-community of luxurious freehold properties in Al Wasl. Situated in west Dubai between the first and second interchange of Shiekh Zayed Road, Al Wasl is a residential community renowned for its family-friendly amenities and close proximity to popular waterfront entertainment hotspots.
Located right off main Al Wasl, Dar Wasl features low rise apartments and villas for rent. Those thinking of moving in will be happy to know that properties here are close to some of the city’s best schools, nurseries and hospitals. This, in addition to an abundance of attractions and high-end amenities, make this residential area a popular choice for families or couples looking to start a new life in the city.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A mix of residential properties on offer
- Maintenance services available around the clock
- 24-hour concierge
- The parent community is home to Galleria Mall, City Walk and BoxPark
- Easy access to nearby salons, spas, schools and malls
Here are a few things of note about the community:
- Parking spaces available
- Kids play area
- Tennis and squash courts
- Shared pool
- Clubhouse with separate gyms for men and women
Located north of Business Bay and south of Jumeirah, Dar Wasl offers residents access to a wide selection of shops and entertainment spots to enjoy. Its central location also makes it perfect for expats looking for residential options close to the city center.
PROPERTIES IN DAR WASL
Other amenities on offer in the community include broadband internet facilities, central temperature control, CCTV security, a daycare center, barbecue areas and more. The apartments are designed according to a Moorish Andalusian theme with rounded arches. Villas for rent are in the form of freehold properties. Most properties in Dar Wasl are 2 to 4-bedroom units with some that feature separate living facilities for servants.
- Details for renting properties are as follows:
- Annual rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is AED 115k
- Annual rent for a 4-bedroom villa is AED 205k
Considering the general size, a 2-bedroom apartment ranges from 1,244 sq.ft. to 1,582 sq.ft. Additionally, 4-bedroom villas range from 3,277 sq.ft. to 4,073 sq.ft.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DAR WASL
When it comes to parking spaces in Dar Wasl, both apartments and villas have dedicated parking spaces for residents. There are also a number of paid parking for visitors near the area.
When it comes to transportation in Dar Wasl, residents or visitors may also rely on nearby public transportation services to get around the city, thanks to the community’s accessibility to highways like Al Ain Road and Al Wasl Road. The nearest metro stations, Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall stations and Business Bay, are a 7-minute drive away. There are also several bus routes that one can rely on. And then, there is always the local taxis and ride-hailing services available.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR DAR WASL
There are several supermarkets near Dar Wasl. Needless to say, residents won’t have to travel too far to stock up on daily or monthly groceries. There are supermarkets in the vicinity of Al Wasl that accommodate every need from large grocery hauls to basic amenities.
The nearest is Waitrose in Al Wasl, a mere 1-minute drive away. Open from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm this store offers fresh fruits vegetables in addition to basic grocery items. For more variety, head to SPAR supermarket, Geant Express and Carrefour market — all reachable within an 11-minute drive.
MOSQUES IN DAR WASL
Mosques near Dar Wasl include Masjid Othman Bin Affan, Wasl Road 2 Mosque, Masjid Al Noor and City Walk Mosque — all reachable within a 10-minute drive.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR DAR WASL
The city accommodates residents, expats and visitors from different faiths and has different areas for worship. For Sikh residents, there is the Gurudwara Al Aweer 17 minutes away through Umm Amar Road and Sindhi Gurdarbar 22 minutes away. The nearest Hindu temples near Dar Wasl, Shiva Temple opposite Dubai Museum and ShrinathJi Temple are 20 or so minutes away.
The nearest churches, St Mary’s Catholic Church and St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral are 17 minutes away.
SCHOOLS NEAR DAR WASL
Nursery schools near Dar Wasl include:
- Little Wings Nursery
- The Little Dreamers Nursery
- Great Minds Nursery
- Jumeirah International Nursery
Primary schools nearby include:
- Horizon English School
- GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
- Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)
- GEMS Wellington Primary School
Located 10 minutes away near City Walk, the GEMS Wellington Primary School offers a British curriculum from Foundation Stage to year 6. Smaller classroom sizes allow teachers to provide individual attention and quality education to each student.
For residents looking for institutes offering higher studies, there is Credence High School near Al Khail Mall — a CBSE affiliated Indian high school which accommodates students from around 30 nationalities. Other high schools nearby include Al Safa High School which is 3 minutes away.
For graduate and postgraduate studies, there is the Canadian University Dubai 8 minutes away. Popularly known as CUD, this private institute is based on the Canadian curriculum with programs from 6 different schools such as the School of Engineering, Technology and Applied Science. 16 minutes away lies the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences which offers dental and MBBS programs.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR DAR WASL
Medical facilities nearby include:
- Euro Arabian Medical Centre
- Dermaline Cosmetic Skin and Laser Centre
- Medcare Hospital
- Emirates Hospital Clinic
One of many clinics near Dar Wasl, the Euro Arabian Medical Centre is open from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. Located 4 minutes away, this medical clinic offers surgical, non-surgical and dental treatments. For specialized skin care services, head to Dermaline Cosmetic Skin and Laster Centre which is within the same distance.
For a more extensive array of treatments, there is Emirates Hospital 14 minutes away in Business Bay. The state of the art medical facility offers treatments in everything from cardiology to dermatology, ENT services, physiotherapy to neurology, pulmonology and more. Medcare Hospital, 8 minutes away near Safa Park, has similar services including rhinoplasty, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and dentistry amongst other services.
This residential community enjoys a prime location near Dubai’s coast and is close to other upscale communities. These closest neighborhoods include:
Additional communities nearby are Al Satwa 11 minutes away. Primarily a residential community for mid-income residents, Al Satwa also offers a number of offices and retail spaces.
Entertainment destinations nearby include:
- Downtown Dubai
- Laguna Waterpark
- Arabian Adventures
Located 12 minutes inland, Downtown Dubai is an iconic neighborhood and tourist hub. It is home to the famous Burj Khalifa and hosts several events and parades every year. For water activities, head to Laguna Waterpark in La Mer, a great recreational spot to beat the heat with water-themed rides and beachside fun. For other pursuits, head 5 minutes northeast to Arabian Adventure. In addition to dinner and dune safaris, this place offers camel rides, sandboarding and breakfast services.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR DAR WASL
There is a small retail centre in the sub-community. Other, bigger, malls near Dar Wasl include:
- Galleria Mall
- Wasl Vita Mall
- City Walk
Open from 10:00 am to 12:00 am, Galleria Mall is a boutique mall that features a host of dining, retail, and entertainment options for visitors. Located on Al Wasl Road a 5-minute drive away, brands on offer here include Mama Mia, Blossom and Bloom, Aveda, and more.
The community also has an indoor mall at City Walk which hosts an impressive number and range of international brands. These include Alessa, American Vintage, Mothercare, Bobbi Brown and Carducci amongst others.
RESTAURANTS NEAR DAR WASL
Thanks to nearby malls, residents have access to a wide variety of cuisine. For example, popular food outlets in City Walk are:
- Pappa Roti
- Butcha Steakhouse and Grill
- Burger Joint NY
- Dose Café
- Taste of Persia
For international cuisine, try Taste of Persian — open from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am this Italian restaurant focuses on balancing culinary experiences by accompanying hot items like lamb chops or kebabs with cold items like fresh yoghurt and cheeses. To satisfy a sweet tooth, try some decadent confectionaries at Simit Sarayi, a Turkish bakery. All of these eateries are 7 minutes away.
BEACHES NEAR DAR WASL
With the coastline 10 minutes away, residents in this sub-community have the freedom to visit local beaches any time. There are many beaches near Dar Wasl. One of the most popular, La Mer Beach, is located 10 or so minutes away and offers easy access to sunshades and changing rooms. Other numerous beaches nearby include Kite Beach, Jumeirah Public Beach and Sunset Beach which are within the same distance.
Renowned for waterfront activities like kayaking and kitesurfing, Kite Beach also features small eateries and food trucks for families to enjoy. Backed by high-rise hotels, Jumeirah Beach offers stunning views of the Burj Khalifa. Additional amenities include BBQ areas and a children’s playground.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few landmarks and leisure activities nearby include:
- Dubai Water Canal
- City Walk
- Dubai Bowling Centre
Lying right next to Dubai Creek, Dubai Water Canal is a magnificent man-made structure with a beautiful promenade and spectacular views. Cutting through Safa Park, this area is perfect for evening jogs. Other notable attractions here include an artificial waterfall and boat rides for visitors.
An 8-minute drive via Umm Amar Road will take one to BoxPark and CityWalk. A local watering hole, BoxPark has everything from a range of food outlets to street art, retail stores, and a cinema. A retail complex, City Walk is a hub of interesting activities for visitors like an indoor rainforest, an immersive game zone, a play area for kids and movies at Roxy Cinema.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can keep fit at these places:
- Several parks in nearby
- Shared gyms
- Communal swimming pool
- Tennis and squash courts
Residents looking to stretch their legs can go to Safa Park, a large park that features a range of kid-friendly activities, a lake and boating services to keep guests entertained. While the park closes at 11:00 pm, the jogging track is always accessible 24/7. Residents can also visit Al Satwa Park via Al Satwa Road for outdoor activities.
The sub-community has separate gyms for men and women. For a gym experience, head to My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre. Open from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm, this facility offers age-appropriate fitness classes for kids. Its located 3 minutes away on Umm Amar Road.
Spas and salons near Dar Wasl are:
- Lolita Salon
- Amro Ladies Salon
- Caro Beauty Spa
- Cool Aroma Spa for Men
Open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Cool Aroma Spa for Men offers a range of spa services for male clients. Located 10 minutes away, these services include massages, facials, body treatments and more. Located right in the sub-community within a minute’s walk Caro Beauty Spa is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Located 11 minutes away, Amro Ladies Salon offers a range of beauty treatments from manicures and pedicures to facials and high-end hairstyles.
The city of Dubai is a multicultural spot of different nationalities. The community of Al Wasl is known to host several holiday and religious events throughout the year to keep both local and international residents entertained. These include Eid, New Year, Christmas and Halloween. Additionally, New Year’s Eve is marked by jaw-dropping firework displays at the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, 14 minutes away from Al Wasl.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Those looking to keep in touch with their fellow community members can join the Facebook group called Arabian Ranches Community. For Al Reem residents there is only one Facebook group available to join called Al Reem 1, 2 & 3 Mums & Kids Group.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
This is a great community for anyone planning to call it home. It has family-friendly amenities, nearby supermarkets and close proximity to some of the city’s best tourist attractions. The neighbourhood is pretty peaceful so it might not appeal to people looking for a busier locality.