Hoshi is a residential area on the outskirts of Sharjah, near the Dubai - Sharjah border. It is a neighbouring district to Al Noaf in Sharjah and Al Khawaneej in Dubai. Unlike most areas of Sharjah, the area does not offer residential towers or penthouses, it only has villas to offer for rent and sale. The villas are not built close to each other and offer a private spacious residence. One of the key factors for those considering living in Hoshi is its peaceful environment. According to Bayut’s Market Report for 2018, Hoshi is the second most popular area for buying villas in Sharjah.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Located on the outskirts of Sharjah
- Near the Dubai - Sharjah border
- It has only villas for rent and sale
- Considered to be a peaceful district
- Next-door neighbours are Al Khawaneej in Dubai and Al Noaf in Sharjah
Hoshi is a residential community close to the Dubai-Sharjah border. In a glance, one will only find villas scattered in the district. It is a non-crowded and quiet neighbourhood ideal for large families.
Some newly built villas are ideal for commercial and residential purposes. There is land still left for construction and the area will probably be home to many people once it is completely constructed.
PROPERTIES IN HOSHI
Hoshi might be considered as an upcoming area of the city, it offers numerous villas and residential plots for sale. Allowing easy access to Dubai, Hoshi has a variety of well-built houses. This neighbourhood is near Al Khawaneej, Al Gharayen and Al Barashi.
The property configuration of villas ranges from 3-bedrooms to 6-bedrooms. Most houses are built with contemporary designs and offer a variety of amenities. The exterior of the villa reflects the modern living standards of residents. Many villas in Hoshi are also newly built.
Most villas come with a kitchen, storeroom, separate majlis rooms, study room, maid’s room, laundry room and barbeque area. The houses are bright thanks to double-glazed windows that allow abundant sunlight in. Marble flooring is used in some villas. The houses have a spacious dining room and a big hall which are semi-connected.
Currently, 3-bedroom villas are available only for sale. They have a coverage area of 8,200 sq. ft. to 9,668 sq. ft. and their sale price averages at 3.8M. 4-bedroom units range from 4,000 sq. ft to 10,000 sq. ft. They are priced from AED 1.8M to AED 4.7M for sale and costs upwards of AED 85k to rent annually.
Most 5-bedroom mansions are newly built and are the most popular villa type in Hoshi. These homes cover an area of 9,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. These grand villas are 2-storeys unit and some villas have two kitchens, one on each storey. The spacious lounge is on the first floor and is connected to the balcony. All villas have a swimming pool and a backyard. Sale price trends for a 5-bedroom villa range from AED 2.1M to AED 4.2M. The rent, on an average, is AED 120k per year.
Apart from villas, residential plots are also available for sale in Hoshi. Plots are ideal for people who want to build and design their own home. These residential plots cover an area of 10,000 sq. ft. and the asking price of plots is between AED 720k to AED 800k.
All the properties including villas are freehold and the rent is to be paid through a different number of cheques in a year, this will be mentioned in your tenancy contract.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN HOSHI
Residents get covered parking space for multiple vehicles inside villas, this depends on your villa size.
The best way to commute is through a private car as public transport currently does not serve the area. The closest public transport link would be the bus stops in Dubai, but these are quite a distance away. Bus 13D, 33, X13 or X28 shuttle close to Al Noaf. There are no bus stops so one has to walk from the nearest bus stop to reach Hoshi, this can be quite tough in the harsh summer months.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR HOSHI
There are currently no supermarkets in Hoshi but Bait Al Marah Supermarket in the neighbouring district of Al Noaf is the closest. It is well-stocked and residents can rely on it for their daily grocery needs. Both Sharjah Co-operative Supermarket and Sooe Al Madinah Supermarket near Al Gharayen are 10 minutes away from Hoshi.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES NEAR HOSHI
Hoshi lies close to the Dubai - Sharjah border which makes it possible for residents to head to Dubai to visit temples and churches.
Around 25 minutes away, one can find many churches in Al Yarmook. The list includes Christian Fellowship Church, Church of God, Russian Orthodox Church and more.
Sikh and Hindu residents can take a 40-minute drive to Bur Dubai where there is the Sikh Gurudwara and the Shiva Temple.
There are currently no mosques in Hoshi but many are located in the neighbouring areas. Fatih Al Mobeen Mosque, Al Siddeeqeen Mosque, Al Emam Hafs Mosque, Rafei Ibn Yazeed Al Ansari Mosque and Sharjah University Mosque are approximately 10 minutes away.
SCHOOLS NEAR HOSHI
To cater to the educational needs of residents, there are plenty of primary and secondary schools near Hoshi. Sharjah International School is 7 minutes away and the school boasts itself as one of the best schools in the city that has the British and Arabic curriculums.
Other closely dotted schools include Al Qarain Primary & Secondary School, Fatima Al Zahra Primary & Secondary School, Al Asma Elementary School and Al Wahda Private School.
University City Sharjah is located right next to Hoshi and is home to many reputable higher education options. The list includes American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah, Skyline University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Qasimia University and Exeed School of Business and Finance.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR HOSHI
For healthcare facilities, residents have to drive for 13 minutes to reach Thumbay Hospital which is a tertiary care hospital. Thumbay Hospital is known as one of the largest healthcare providers in the region. Other nearby medical options include Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Centre and DHA Medical Fitness Centre. Another tertiary care hospital near Hoshi is Zulekha Hospital in Dubai which is at a 20-minute distance from the neighbourhood.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN HOSHI
Residents of Hoshi can get their shopping needs fulfilled in Safeer Market which is less than 10 minutes away. It has a hypermarket for people to fill their grocery bags. You can also find weekly discounts on most items.
City Centre Al Zahia which is under construction will supposedly be a primary leisure destination for people in Northern Sharjah including Hoshi. Located at an 11-minute drive, it will have a variety of retail shops, eateries and entertainment options. This mall most likely will be open for visitors by the end of 2020. It is expected to serve 1.9M people with a diverse mix of 360 retail brands.
RESTAURANTS IN HOSHI
From small cafeterias to high-end eateries, there are plenty of restaurants in Hoshi. Those looking for shawarmas can head out to Shawarma House Restaurant which is 13 minutes away from Hoshi. Authentic Kuwaiti food can be savoured in Alkout Kuwaiti Food Restaurant which is right next to Shawarma House. International fast-food chains are also dotted near the area including Hardee’s, Wagamama, Pizza Express and Subway.
BEACHES NEAR HOSHI
All the beaches are more or less 30 minutes away from Hoshi. Al Khan Beach, which is a public beach is 27 minutes away. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the city and is known for its water sports centre and surf school. Al Mamzar Beach Park in Sharjah is at a 27-minute drive as well, it is located close to Al Khan Beach. It spreads across 106 hectares with swaying palm trees, three pools, a large playground and a dedicated barbeque area.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
To enjoy the nightlife of UAE, residents can reach out to an array of bars in Dubai including McGettigan’s Bar, Jules Bar, The Dubliners, The Old Bull Pub, Cielo Sky Lounge, La Fabrique and Karaoke Bar. These are almost half an hour away from Hoshi.
One of the landmarks of the city, Sharjah International Airport is just 10 minutes away from Hoshi while the Industrial Area of Sharjah is at a 15-minute drive.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sharjah National Park is 6 km away. This huge park was built years ago and has always been well-maintained. One can find a train and other attractions inside the park for kids. Al Naof Park is 5 to 7 minutes away from the area. It is a quiet place where kids enjoy slides and adults sit back and relax.
Texas Gym is the nearest gym to Hoshi. Others are 7 to 10 minutes away and include Life Fitness, Attrafit Gym, Golden Powerhouse Gym and Al Nukhbah Bodybuilding Gym.
Set just 8 minutes away from Hoshi are NStyle Beauty Lounge and Hind Alamiri Beauty Salon. Qasr Al Ameera Ladies Salon and Red Door Ladies Salon are the other options nearby.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Hoshi is a newly developed district which is still under the construction phase but it already is the most popular choice for people looking to buy villas in Sharjah. The villas are newly built and have all the modern amenities. Because the vicinity is not completely developed, residents have to travel to neighbouring districts to find supermarkets, hospitals and schools.
- Sharjah International Airport is just 10 minutes away
- It takes 30 minutes to reach Sharjah Beach
- Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa are 30 minutes away