ABOUT SHARJAH INDUSTRIAL AREA 5
The largest industrial zone for UAE is located in Sharjah and is subdivided into a total of 18 districts. Industrial Area 5 is one part of the larger Industrial Area Sharjah and its most popular community. It mainly houses government facilities including SEWA Customer Happiness Centre, Sharjah Water Treatment Plant, Sharjah Municipality Tenancy Contract Department and Sharjah Municipality Centers Department. Moreover, it is home to Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Sports Club.
Industrial Area 5 benefits from a strategic location. It is bound by Maliha Road (S112) from the south that connects with a major network of roads in Sharjah. Roads like Al Wahda Street (E11) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) are easily accessible from the area and since its part of Industrial Area Sharjah, which is right next to Dubai border, workers in the area can easily commute to the other emirate. Sharjah Industrial Area 5 also offers easy access to Halwan Suburb, which is largely a residential area of the emirate.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of Sharjah Industrial Area
- Occupies a spot next to Maliha Road
- Offers easy access to E11 and E311
- Easy access to Dubai
- Home to Sharjah Cricket Stadium
- Located next to Halwan Suburb
Sharjah Industrial Area 5 highlights these following points of interest:
- Home to Sharjah Cricket Stadium
- Outlined by Maliha Road
- Basic facilities are found in the area
- Home to a few residential units
The community offers a set of basic amenities including grocery stores, restaurants and places of worship. Since it is an industrial district, you will find busy streets during the day. It features a few residential properties for on-site workers but is largely occupied by government utilities including SEWA.
PROPERTIES IN SHARJAH INDUSTRIAL AREA 5
Properties in Industrial Area 5 Sharjah consists mainly of labour camps, warehouses, shops and commercial plots on rent. You will also find some residential property available in the area in a quite affordable range.
Flats in Industrial Area 5 are built to keep the on-site workers in mind, who cannot commute far off on daily basis. So these are mostly studios, typically covering surface area o 315 sq. ft. and an average price rate of AED 12k.
As for commercial units, you will find a range of warehouses for rent. The sizes vary from 1,250 sq. ft. to 9,700 sq. ft. while the annual rental prices range between AED 30k to AED 200k.
Starting from a 525 sq. ft. of retail space, to a massive 6,500 sq. ft. of area, the labour camps for rent in the area come with a vast difference in rental prices, starting from AED 27k to AED 110k, annually.
Shops for rent in Industrial Area 5 ask a typical price of AED 15k, while a commercial plot for rent is available on AED 1M on yearly basis. The 30,000 sq. ft. of retail space is an open land ready to be taken by a local business.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5
Both open and covered parking spaces are available in Industrial Area 5 Sharjah.
Public Transportation in Industrial Area 5, Sharjah
People relying on public transport will easily find bus stations on the bordering roads. The closest bus stop is Sharjah, King Faisal Road, Maaza Signal Junction 1 & 2 on Maliha Road. Further ahead towards the north are Sharjah, King Faisal Road, Bridge 1 & 2 bus stops. One can also move around the area in a taxi.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
Maxal Supermarket occupies a central location in the area. Al Muntha Supermarket and Karaz Al Sham Supermarket are located on First Industrial Street, while Madinat Market is a large grocery store, situated just off Second Industrial Street.
MOSQUES IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
There are three mosques located right within the community, one of those is Saada Mosque, a large mosque able to accommodate above 50 worshippers. Other nearby mosques are Al Salam Mosque and Al Furqan Masjid.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
Al Yarmook community has the most number of churches in Sharjah, which is at a distance of 12 minutes from Industrial Area 5. Here you will find a bunch of churches including the Church of God, Amazing Grace Church & Ministries, Union Church and others.
SCHOOLS IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
There are a few nurseries within a considerable distance from Industrial Area 5, these include:
- Happy Kids Nursery
- Dolphin British Nursery
- Labenese International Nursery
- Al Khan Nursery
As for primary and secondary schools near Industrial Area 5 Sharjah, there are some notable options in the neighbourhood:
- GEMS Our Own English High School
- Brilliant International Private School
- Happy Home English School
- The International School of Choueifat
Happy Home English School and Brilliant International Private School are two of the best British Schools in Sharjah. Happy Home English School is also an affordable option that has a nursery section for toddlers, while basic education is offered here until Grade 6. The International School of Choueifat on University Road is a notable option that offers the SABIS curriculum.
GEMS Our Own English High School is the nearest option, available within 8 minutes worth drive. while a few other schools are available in Muwaileh Commercial at a maximum 12-minute drive. These include Rosary School and The Gulf Asian School.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
Hospital in Industrial Area 5 are:
- Al Qassimi Hospital
- Thumbay Hospital Daycare
- Thumbay Clinic Sharjah
- Samnan Medical Centre
- Al Safeer General Clinic
These are a few reputable medical facilities present in the neighbouring areas. Al Safeer General Clinic, Dr Salman Clinic and Thumbay Clinic Sharjah are all multispecialty medical clinics under a 10-minute distance.
Industrial Area 5 Sharjah is outlined by some major roads like Maliha Road, First and Second Industrial Streets and University City Road, which gives it quick access to the nearby areas. These are:
- Industrial Area 4
- Industrial Area 6
- Al Ghubaiba
- Al Shahba
Industrial Area 5 shares its eastern border with Samnan, Al Ghubaiba and Al Shahba, all are part of the Halwan Suburb. Industrial Area 4, is situated on the northern side of the area while Industrial Area 6 is situated on the Southern side. It is also in proximity to the University City of Sharjah.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
Shopping malls nearby include:
- Mega Mall Sharjah
- Al Majaz Mall
- City Center Sharjah
City Centre Sharjah and Mega Mall Sharjah are both considered as the best malls in Sharjah. Located at a distance of 11 minutes from Industrial Area 5, Mega Mall is a massive mall that stands on four storeys above the ground. The mall features a variety of International shopping brands, restaurants and entertainment options. Some popular shops in Mega Mall include:
- Nishat Linen
Another popular mall City Centre Sharjah is at a distance of 13 minutes from the area. Being one of the most favourite retail destinations of the locals, City Centre Sharjah boasts over 100 International brands, a hypermarket, many dining options and VOX Cinemas. You can visit some of the popular shops in City Centre Sharjah including H&M, Levi’s, Aldo, MAX, Splash, Khaadi, Accessories, Baby Shop and many more. Al Majaz Mall is at a distance of 13 minutes from the area.
RESTAURANTS IN INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
You will find a few good dining outlets in the area while many are located nearby in the neighbouring areas. Some of these are listed down below:
- Wakhaa Restaurant
- Golden Fingers Restaurant
- Madinat Al Majaz
- Burj Al Khaleej Restaurant
- Al Norestan Restaurant
You can head down to Golden Fingers Restaurant to get a taste of Arabian and Middle Eastern cuisines, while Madinat Al Majaz serves spicy Indian cuisines and grilled dishes. Norestan Restaurant in Sharjah is one of the top-rated Pakistani restaurants. You can also head down to City Centre Sharjah to enjoy internationally recognised fast food outlets offered in the food court of the mall, a few of these include:
- Bombay Chowpatty
- Pizza Hut
One will also find a range of cafes nearby, a perfect spot for hanging out with friends. Some popular ones are Freij Cafe on University City Road, Tulip Cafe, Cafe Barbera, City Cafe and First Avenue Cafe. All of these are located within a 12-minute drive.
BEACHES NEAR INDUSTRIAL AREA 5, SHARJAH
Beaches near Sharjah Industrial Area 5 are available in a maximum drive of 15 minutes. The popular ones are Al Mamzar Beach and Al Khan Beach.
At Al Khan Beach, you can enjoy several activities including water sports like kayaking, kite surfing or banana boat riding. You can also play volleyball on the beach or simply soak up the sun while enjoying the view. There are also several seafood restaurants and beachside cafes available for refreshment.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For recreational purposes, there are numerous leisure places and notable landmarks near Sharjah Industrial Area 5. These include:
- Al Noor Island
- Sharjah Aquarium
- Al Majaz Waterfront Park
To unwind with family and friends, Al Majaz Island is a popular tourist destination just 12 minutes away and Al Noor Island is another spot you can check out just a minute further.
Close to Majaz Island, another popular leisure destination is Al Majaz Waterfront Park in Al Majaz Community, located in front of Khalid Lake. It is a large waterfront area that offers stunning views and attractions like Sharjah Musical Fountain and Splash Park for children. More venues in Sharjah one can visit are Abu Shagarah Park, Al Montazah Parks and Sharjah Aquarium.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor activities near Sharjah Industrial Area 5 include
- Al Majaz Splash Park
- Nahda Pond Park
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The most highlighted outdoor activity in the area is Sharjah Cricket Stadium. One can also visit the small water park at a 10-minute drive – Al Majaz Splash Park. Nahda Pond Park is another place for outdoor activities, an ideal location to spend relaxing evenings. The park has water features and walking/jogging tracks.
Some popular gyms near Industrial Area 5 are Oxygen Body Fitness Gym, Class 1 Fitness Center and New York Gym. All of these are located within a 10-minute distance by car. As for the salons and Spas, you will find many in the nearby districts. The nearest ones are:
- Al Joory Al Ahmar Beauty & Henna Salon
- Azara Ladies Salon
- Al Remal Gents Salon
You can head down to any of these in a short drive of 7 minutes. Azara Ladies Salon and Al Joory Al Ahmar Beauty & Henna Salon are the top-rated ladies salon in the area, while Al Remal Gents Salon is exclusive to males only.
Residents can pay a visit to Expo Centre Sharjah in Al Khan, to participate in several shows and to enjoy several events. It is located on Taawun street, 12 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Industrial Area 5 comes with benefits like suitable accommodation for onsite workers and easy public transport availability. However, the area does not offer amenities like hospitals and schools.