ABOUT HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Hadbat Al Zaafran, or Al Zafranah, is a central suburb in Abu Dhabi. It is a mixed-use area that features many residential, commercial as well as multipurpose projects. Hadbat Al Zaafran adjoins the suburb of Al Saada to the east while the prestigious Al Nahyan suburb neighbours it from the west.
As it shares borders with Mangrove National Park from the north, it is an ideal residential area for those who wish to live close to nature. Hadbat Al Zaafran’s central location makes commuting to either side of the city quite convenient. From a leading university to a famous mall, the neighbourhood has a number of facilities to offer.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Three major roads of the city run along with the neighbourhood
- Residential properties mostly include rental villas and apartments
- Home to Khalifa University and Al Ghaf Park
- Features some of the best hospitals and clinics
- Close to Mangrove National Park
- Home to Abu Dhabi’s traffic management unit
The community is divided into large blocks that feature a mix of apartments, villas as well as commercial and recreational areas. One is likely to find a larger amount of rental properties compared to freehold properties.
There are many government offices in the neighbourhood that regulate traffic and vehicles in the city. These offices include Traffic & Patrols Directorate and Traffic Engineering and Road Safety Department. There are a couple of embassies in the area as well. You can find the Royal Embassy of Thailand, the Embassy of Djibouti, the Embassy of Seychelles and the Embassy of Uzbekistan.
PROPERTIES IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Residential properties for rent in Hadbat Al Zaafran come in a variety of options. Large families can opt for private and luxurious properties such as villas. A rental or a freehold villa has a large floor plan that may exceed 4,000 sq. ft. of built-up area and includes up to 4-bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Quaint low-rise residential buildings dominate the area which stands in sharp contrast against the modern-style skyscrapers of the capital. One of the features about the buildings in Hadbaat Al Zaafran is the fact that each contains fewer apartments. A small number of apartments means added privacy and well-spaced-out layouts per unit.
RENTAL TRENDS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
- 1 BATH
- 449 SQFT
- 3 BEDS
- 3 BATHS
- 2499 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 3 BATHS
- 982 SQFT
- 5 BEDS
- 6 BATHS
- 2898 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 599 SQFT
As for rental apartments, one can rent studio units in Hadbat Al Zaafran at a price range of AED 32k and AED 40k per annum. The price of a 3-bedroom apartment for rent starts from AED 63k per annum.
Townhouses for rent in Hadbat Al Zaafran costs AED 120k per annum for a 4-bed unit.
HOTELS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Those looking for a short stay in this area can go for Loulou Asfar Hotel Apartment. It is a 3-star hotel project on Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street. The hotel offers studio rooms and 1-bed suites.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Parking spaces in Hadbat Al Zaafran include street parking spaces and parking lots near community facilities such as Mushrif Mall and the hospitals. Indoor facilities for private parking comes with every house in the neighbourhood. Residents in the apartment buildings are also offered a covered parking, generally one parking space per unit.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Options for transportation in Hadbat Al Zaafran include public bus services. Commuters can catch Bus A1, 32, 44, 52 or 101 at the Mushrif Mall bus stop. Using the taxi service is also a convenient option of getting around for those who don’t have their own means of transport.
Car-owners will not have to drive too far to refuel their vehicles. Two ADNOC service stations are strategically located on either side of Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Hadbat Al Zaafran Abu Dhabi is where one will find a wide array of amenities such as shopping centres, medical facilities, educational institutes and several places of worship. The neighbourhood also features a few leisure spots, eateries, tailoring shops, petrol stations, banks, as well as government offices.
SUPERMARKETS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
From corner shops and small grocery stores to large markets, the neighbourhood has abundant options when it comes to everyday home shopping. Supermarkets in Hadbat Al Zaafran include Select Market, LuLu Xpress Freshmarket, Millennium Supermarket, also known as Millennium Catering & Trading. Residents of Hadbat Al Zaafran can find a branch of Lulu Hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi located on Muroor Road or in Mushrif Mall. A few grocers in the community include Step Grocery, Sofia Baqala and Magwar Baqala.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Several mosques in Hadbat Al Zaafran are dispersed throughout the suburb. These places of worship include Hamza Mosque, Robaya Mosque, Abdullah bin Salam Mosque, Khadim Mohammed Al Qubaisi Masjid and Marzouk Mubarak Al Mansouri Mosque.
There are a few churches in Abu Dhabi located in Al Mushrif, just outside the border of Al Zafranah. You can find St. Joseph Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Church and Evangelical Community Church, also known as The Evangelical Church.
There is a Hindu temple planned in the community of Al Rahbah, 30 minutes away. While it is under development, residents will have to visit the Shiva and Krishna temples in Dubai, roughly 2 hours away.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Parents of kids who are ready to start preschool have plenty of options to consider in the neighbourhood. Chubby Cheeks Nursery, Bright Kids Nursery and Les Fanfans Nursery are some of the learning facilities in the neighbourhood.
Other schools in Hadbat Al Zafranah include Al Rabeeh School, Indian Islahi Islamic School, Al Mushrif School and Aisha Bint Abi Baker School.
Hadbat Al Zaafran Abu Dhabi is home to a few higher education institutes. One of the top universities in Abu Dhabi is Khalifa University which is located on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. Other top colleges and universities in the area include Emirates College for Advanced Education and the Higher Colleges of Technology.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Health care is well-covered by multiple clinics and hospitals in Hadbat Al Zaafran. For instance, Novomed provides home care services with skilled nursing and therapeutic rehabilitation options. Wellness One Day Surgery Centre specialises in providing outpatient care and treatment in a reduced amount of time. Al Dhafra Dental Clinic caters to dental issues, while Pets Oasis is a one-stop medical veterinary clinic for pets.
Other notable medical facilities in the neighbourhood include CareWell Clinic, Salma Children’s Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Hospital also known as Salma Rehabilitation Hospital, Oxford Medical Center and Al Ahly Specialist Medical Centre.
Residents can pick up their medicines from either Oxford Pharmacy, Medicina Pharmacy – Gulf or Medicina Gulf Pharmacy as it is also called, Wellness Pharmacy or Al Mulla Pharmacy.
Al Nahyan is another neighbouring area close to the mangroves park. It features Delma Park, Al Wahda Mall, Al Nahyan Stadium and Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club. Al Nahyan also has few of the key educational institutes such as Higher Colleges of Technology, The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, and Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.
Al Mushrif is an expansive community that lies south of Hadbat Al Zaafran. It is home to Al Mushrif Palace, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi Country Club and General Women’s Union.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Mushrif Mall in Hadbat Al Zaafran is located near the intersection of Al Dhafra Street and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. It is the ultimate retail destination for residents as well as people visiting from other areas. Mushrif Mall is popular not only for the spectrum of major brands it offers but for the variety of dining and kids entertainment options as well.
Other malls near Hadbat Al Zaafran include Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi and the upcoming City Centre Al Jazirah.
RESTAURANTS IN HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street, also known as Muroor Road is lined with several burger restaurants in Hadbat Al Zaafran. These include Burger Hut, The Burgerista Cafeteria, X Burger and Burger & More. There are a few popular fast-food chains too on the same street, such as KFC, Texas Chicken and Pizza Hut. Subway is located inside the Khalifa University campus.
Other eateries with a diverse menu include Kohat Restaurant, Garden Sparrows Restaurant, Mann O Salwa Restaurant and Tikka Town Restaurant. Those looking for a good cup of coffee and snacks can visit Joe N Juice Cafe, Le Boulanger Cafe and AD Cafe.
BEACHES NEAR HADBAT AL ZAAFRAN
For pure beach fun, one can drive to one of the beaches near Hadbat Al Zaafran such as the popular Corniche Beach as well as the southern Al Qurm Beach and Al Bateen Beach Abu Dhabi. All of these are popular public beaches in Abu Dhabi with many amenities. You can reach Corniche Beach near downtown Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes, while Al Qurm Beach and Al Bateen Beach can be reached in 12 minutes or less.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The aforementioned Mangrove National Park curves its way along the neighbourhood’s edge. This stretch of the calm lagoon and protected coastal ecosystem is only a short drive away. One can go on a kayaking tour and spot intriguing bird and fish species while paddling around the lush mangroves.
A favourite leisure activity of citizens is watching blockbusters in movie theatres. Some of the top cinemas in Abu Dhabi such as Al Wahda Cinema, Oscar Cinema and Novo Cinema are nearest options for the residents of Hadbat Al Zaafran.
Those who would like to extend their artistic vision can visit N2N Gallery, Reflections Art Gallery, La Parole Art Gallery or Etihad Modern Art Gallery. These are some of the best art galleries in Abu Dhabi and can be reached in under 15 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Public parks in Abu Dhabi are ideal for families who appreciate some quality time outdoors. A few residents often visit Al Ghaf Park in Hadbat Al Zaafran for their morning workouts. Set beside Mushrif Mall, it is a peaceful green area that offers an ideal surrounding for meditation and yoga. More parks to explore include Al Zafranah Park, Khalifa Park and Umm Al Emarat Park.
There are many green spaces in the neighbourhood such as football grounds and small parks in the community. These are popular locations to exercise outdoors. Fitness enthusiasts can go to Weiders Gym in Hadbat Al Zaafran and Vibez Fitness Center & Spa (ladies only) in Al Mushrif.
There is a wonderful variety of salons in Hadbat Al Zaafran. These include Braids Ladies Salon, Oriental Magic Salon, Glow Moments Beauty Center and Kaya Skin Clinic which is located in Mushrif Mall.
Islamic Cultural Centre UAE, near Al Dhafra Street, conducts numerous activities, seminars and summer camps for kids and adults to learn more about Islam.
There are also events held in Mushrif Mall on public holidays and special occasions. If you are looking for sporting events then you can head to Al Nahyan Stadium and Zayed Sports City, both of which are 10 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Hadbat Al Zaafran Abu Dhabi is a great area to find affordable residential options. But at times finding a large unit can be challenging. Nevertheless, renters will find numerous smaller properties in the neighbourhood.
FAQS ABOUT Hadbat Al Zaafran
Where is Hadbat Al Zaafran located?
Hadbat Al Zaafran is a mixed-use community that features many residential, commercial and multipurpose projects.
How to get around Al Zaafran in Abu Dhabi from Dubai?
Commuters can catch Bus A1, 32, 44, 52 or 101 at the Mushrif Mall bus stop.
Are there any hotels in Hadbat Al Zaafran?
Loulou Asfar Hotel Apartment is a 3-star hotel located on Muroor Road.