ABOUT DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
The downtown district for most cities is where most commercial activities take place. Likewise, the same is true for Defence Road Abu Dhabi. Apart from the availability of apartments and medical facilities, there is a high concentration of electronics shops in this area. Defence Street has become the go-to area to repair or purchase computer, smartphone and tablet. Defence Street is also known as Hazza Bin Zayed Street.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A dynamic commercial district in Abu Dhabi
- A hub for buying and repairing electronics
- Availability of 1 and 2-bed apartments for rent
- Centrally located in downtown Abu Dhabi
The community mostly consists of mid to high-rise apartment buildings. This densely populated community is surrounded by high-commercial activity and it is popular with those who work in Defence Road Abu Dhabi, thus cutting down their commute times.
PROPERTIES IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
Properties for rent in Defence Road Abu Dhabi mainly feature apartments and penthouses. The apartments come in studio to 3-bedroom configurations. There are a variety of apartments for rent in Defence Street which comes in all sizes and room configurations. A studio apartment comes with 1 bathroom and a living area of 550 sq. ft. For a larger residential unit, one can consider a 1-bedroom apartment spanning over 1,000 sq. ft. which comes with 1 bathroom. It also includes a spacious living room, kitchen with attached cabinets, wardrobes and a balcony.
There is also a spacious 2-bedroom flat with 2 bathrooms that will come with 1,200 sq. ft. of space to live in. This unit also includes a hall room, built-in cabinets, kitchen and a spacious balcony. Another popular option is a 3-bedroom flat that comes with 2 to 3-bathrooms, depending on your unit. It features spacious master bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining space and a balcony.
RENTAL TRENDS IN DEFENCE STREET ABU DHABI
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
A studio unit in Defence Street can be rented for AED 42k yearly. Those looking into renting a 1-bed apartment in Defence Road Abu Dhabi will find the price range between AED 38k and AED 60k per year. Moving on, the 2-bed flat for rent in Defence Road Abu Dhabi will demand an annual rent of AED 50k. A 3-bedroom apartment in Defence Street will cost anywhere between AED 55k and AED 75k annually.
There are also few penthouses for rent in Defence Road Abu Dhabi priced between AED 55k and AED 90k annually.
HOTELS IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
Tourists can find Villaggio Hotel & Resort near Defence Road Abu Dhabi at a short driving distance. The hotel has 127 rooms arranged over 2 floors. Some key amenities available to the guests include daily housekeeping, health club, full service spa, 2 restaurants, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located at Al Salam Street Al Nahyan Camp Area at a 5-minute drive by car.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DEFENCE STREET
Most apartment buildings will provide you with at least one dedicated parking spot. Those with more than one vehicle will have to find paid street parking.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
When it comes to transportation in Defence Street, keep in mind that there is no metro in Abu Dhabi, the other alternative in terms of public transportation is the public bus. There are a few stops along Defence Street near Al Wahdah. It is recommended that you have a vehicle of your own if you want to commute easily.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
There are over 10 supermarkets in Defence Street that can be reached easily. Fathima Supermarket is popular with residents for its wide range of fresh produce. For those who prefer to shop in larger supermarkets, there is a Spinney’s supermarket inside The Mall at World Trade Centre and there’s also a Lulu Hypermarket in Al Wahda Mall. Both of these supermarkets carry a great variety of food items as compared to smaller mini-marts that stock only the most basic items.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN DEFENCE STREET
Regarding churches near Defence Street, you will find a collection of churches in the nearby community of Al Mushrif which will take you anywhere from 11 to 12 minutes to reach via car. A few options include Evangelical Community Church, St George’s Orthodox Cathedral and St Andrew’s Church.
Sikh residents can visit the New Gurdwara Abu Dhabi in Musaffah, it is 24 minutes south of the community. There are around 20 mosques surrounding the community of Defence Road Abu Dhabi. However, the closest mosque is Mosque Ahmed Bin Ali Bin Hamouda that is situated at the intersection of Hazza Bin Zayed Street and Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street.
SCHOOLS NEAR DEFENCE STREET
Nursery options in the area include Swans Nursery, British Orchard Nursery and Spring Fields Nursery. There are nearly 20 schools near Defence Street. However, the four schools that are located right along Defence Street are Yas Academy, The Pearl Academy, Emirates National School and GEMS World Academy.
Defence Road Abu Dhabi leads directly to Al Reem Island which houses the reputed Sorbonne University. Some of the best universities in Abu Dhabi are within a distance of 20 minutes. These include New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Strathclyde Business School Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
There are a few clinics and hospitals near Defence Road Abu Dhabi. For example, at the intersection of Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Defence Street is Mediclinic Al Mamora where you can get basic outpatient healthcare services specialising in paediatrics, gynaecology, gastroenterology, ENT and a few other specialized medical treatments.
Oasis Medical Centre, Vista Care Specialized Clinic, Kyber Polyclinic and Shaheen Medical Center are in the area. Some of the best skin clinics in Abu Dhabi such as Lumiere Skin Clinic, New Age Clinic and Kaya Skin Clinic are in proximity.
Not to mention, there are at least two more hospitals on Defence Street Abu Dhabi. These include some of the best hospitals in Abu Dhabi such as Dar Al Shifaa Hospital and Burjeel Hospital. All in all, there is no shortage of world-class healthcare amenities when you reside on Defence Street.
To the west of Defence Road Abu Dhabi are communities such as Al Zaab and Al Manhal. To the north lies the neighbourhood of Al Dhafrah. To the south lies the community of Al Bateen and the district of Al Wahda.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Defence Street Abu Dhabi has some of the most dynamic nightlife spots in all of Abu Dhabi, thus every weekend is bound to be spectacular and full of fun and entertainment.
MALLS IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
There is one major mall on Defence Road Abu Dhabi and it is known as Al Wahda Mall which is considered a complete dining, shopping and entertainment destination. At this mall, you will find dedicated retail stores in multiple categories. For those who want to catch the latest blockbuster on the weekend, they could select from the latest Bollywood or Hollywood movie playing in the cinema located in the mall. This mall also has various eateries, cafes and bakeries. Whether you prefer fast food on a budget or want something a little more upscale, Al Wahda Mall has a variety of restaurants that will suit your palate.
RESTAURANTS IN DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
There is a good selection of restaurants in Defence Street. On top of the list of Indian food is Peppermill Restaurant, a fine dining Indian restaurant. For those who want to try out various types of seafood, they could consider dining at Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant.
Another restaurant worth mentioning is Hankook Restaurant that serves Korean food. All types of Korean dishes can be enjoyed here, be it Korean barbecued meats or Korean noodle stew.
Licensed restaurants, as well as bars and lounges, can be found in the many hotels on Defense Road Abu Dhabi. Popular options include the Porters English Pub in the Grand Millenium Al Wahda, Velocity in Marriot Downtown and c.mondo in Centro Al Manhal by Rotana.
BEACHES NEAR DEFENCE ROAD ABU DHABI
Residents have the luxury to reach the beach in no more than 12 to 15 minutes, depending on which beach they choose. There are a few popular beaches near Defence Road Abu Dhabi. The closest one is Abu Dhabi Beach which is 12 minutes away. It is followed by one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi, The Corniche Beach which is 14 minutes away. Gate 1 of Corniche Beach is called Al Sahil Beach which is exclusively for singles. Families can visit Gate 2 and 3 of Corniche Beach. All these beaches offer basic amenities that one would expect from a public beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nothing can be more enjoyable than a round of golf on a mild winter day. All that is required is that you pack up your gear and head to the nearest golf course. Luckily, you won’t have to drive too far as there is a golf course just 15 minutes west of Defence Street, called Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.
If golfing isn’t your thing, why not try out horse riding? In fact, the closest horse riding club, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is just 13 minutes southwest of Defence Street. It is one of the best places for horse riding in Abu Dhabi.
To enjoy activities with your family, one can visit Emirates Park Zoo, located just 30 minutes away from Defence Street Abu Dhabi. This zoo offers some unique activities which you can enjoy with your children, such as animal encounters, breakfast with parrots, breakfast with giraffes, crocodile feeding and more.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
To enjoy the great outdoors, the best place to be is a public park. Accordingly, the closest park in the community is Delma Park. This park has a huge play area for children with obstacle courses, swings, slides and other fun contraptions. This park has several gazebos where visitors can have a picnic in a shaded area while enjoying the natural, green surroundings.
Those looking to keep fit can find that there are several gyms situated on Defence Road Abu Dhabi. One of the best gyms in Abu Dhabi is Gold’s Gym, located in Al Wahda Mall at an 8-minute drive. It has some of the best weight training machines and equipment in the area.
There are several spas and salons along Defence Street. Women can visit Black Pearl Ladies Salon, Bon Bon Salon and Maven Spa. Men can visit Pure Life Gents Salon And Spa, The One Men Spa and Best Razor Men’s Salon.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Defence Road Abu Dhabi is a busy street that offers a commercial and residential lifestyle. The area does tend to get busy during peak business hours and traffic may be an issue for some. Thus, you should weigh the pros of cons of living here before finalizing on your decision of moving to Defence Street.
FAQs About Defence Road Abu Dhabi
How to get to Hazza Bin Zayed Street in Abu Dhabi by bus?
The buses 11 and 44 have routes that pass near Hazza Bin Zayed Street.
Is Defence Street just a street with plenty of traffic?
Similar to many streets downtown, residents of Defence Street can experience heavy traffic.
- Al Wahda Mall is under 10 minutes away
- Abu Dhabi City Golf Club is 15 minutes away
- The bustling area of Al Reem Island is a short drive away
- 40 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport