Al Raha Golf Gardens, often called Golf Gardens, is a residential freehold community in Abu Dhabi. The community is developed by the master developer, Aldar Properties and is situated close to Abu Dhabi International Airport and right next to Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Jouri is a part of the premium communities in Golf Gardens as the theme of luxurious residential units are inspired by flowers in a green garden. It consists of townhouses that are concentrated around the central lawns of the Gardens Club Community Centre. These gardens are designed to be the meeting place for residents and home to a large range of activities and amenities.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers 3-bedroom townhouses
- Easy accessibility to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street and Al Shahama Road
- Khalifa City and Al Forsan Village are popular neighbouring communities
- Close to various tourist attractions
A few points of interest in the community are:
- The Gardens Club
- A community centre
The family-friendly community is an ideal residential area for couples and large families due to facilities and amenities.
PROPERTIES IN JOURI
Properties in Jouri comprise townhouses only. The average coverage area of a 3-bedroom townhouse is 3,380 sq. ft.
- The average rent of a 3-bedroom townhouse is AED 180k per year
- The sale price of a 3-bed townhouse in Jouri starts from AED 3M and goes up to AED 3.2M
Townhouses in Jouri come with an expansive living and dining room, cabinet fitted kitchen, built-in wardrobes in all three bedrooms, terrace, perfect lighting and a dedicated laundry area.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN JOURI
Finding parking spaces in Jouri isn’t a challenge for residents as each residential unit comes with two parking spots. Larger properties in the community have garages with space for up to four cars. However, if parking spots inside the townhouse are filled, visitors can use street parking for their vehicles.
Residents will have to rely on taxis as the area is not reachable by public transport. The nearest metro station is UAE Exchange, 48-minutes away, while the nearest bus station is Abu Dhabi Bus Station, 21-minute away in Al Nahyan.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKET IN JOURI
Baqala the Dukkan Grocery is a small supermarket in Jouri. The supermarket is known for home delivery services. Wheatfields Gourmet Grocer & Café is another supermarket nearby that offers nutritious and budget-friendly food products, located in the neighbouring community Rayyana. Other supermarkets nearby are Spinneys in Al Forsan Village, 9-minute away; Granite Supermarket, 9-minutes away and Castle Rock Supermarket, a 7-minute drive away.
MOSQUE IN JOURI
Golf Garden Mosque is the only mosque in Jouri. The mosque is a resident favourite due to its natural environment. Located at an 11-minute drive from the community, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques. Architects that worked on the mosque were British, Emirati and Italian while the design inspiration was borrowed from different Islamic countries. It has a capacity of 40,000 worshippers and visitors.
Other mosques nearby are Sas Al Nakhl Mosque, 8-minute drive away and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan Mosque, 11-minute away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR JOURI
Hindu residents will have to travel for 1 hour and 30 minutes to visit Shiva and Krishna temples in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai. There is a temple under construction in Abu Dhabi and will be completed in 2021. After its completion, the temple will be 20-minutes away from Al Raha Golf Gardens.
One can find multiple churches near Jouri, a 15-minute drive away in the neighbouring community of Mussafah. Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church, the Mar Thoma Church and St. Paul’s Church are a few churches located nearby.
SCHOOLS NEAR JOURI
A few nurseries nearby are:
- Bright Kids Nursery
- Learning Spaces Nurseries
- The Windsor Early Year Nurseries
Schools near Jouri include:
- ADNOC Schools
- GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
- Choueifat School
ADNOC Schools follows the American curriculum from the primary stage to final year 12. It is located a 5-minute drive away in the neighbouring community Sas Al Nakhl Village. GEMS American Academy is another school nearby, 5-minute away. It is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school with outstanding facilities including spacious classrooms, planetarium, auditorium, sports hall with 6 courts and a black box theatre.
Other schools nearby are Al Yasmina School and Choueifat School, both are located a 9-minute drive away from the neighbourhood.
Residents of Al Raha Golf Gardens will find notable educational institutes for higher education nearby. Both campuses of Khalifa University – Khalifa University SAN Campus (9-minute away) and Khalifa University MASDAR Campus (13-minute drive away) are nearby. Zayed University is located an 18-minute drive away, the campus offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Business, Education, IT, Arts and Science.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR JOURI
Residents can find the following clinics near Jouri for instant medical assistance,
- Dubai Cosmetic Surgery
- KAYA Skin Clinic
- SEHA Clinic
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery employs renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeons who perform surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. The clinic is an 11-minute drive via Al Maqasid Street. KAYA Skin Clinic offers all kinds of skin, body and hair treatments. A team of 36 qualified dermatologists in 24 clinics across the UAE have satisfied 250,000 customers. The clinic is located in Mazyad Mall Abu Dhabi, 15-minute drive from Jouri.
Other hospitals near Jouri include NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa City, 11-minute away; Dar Al Shifa Hospital, 10-minutes away and Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children is located a short drive of 13-minutes from the community.
An outlet of Medicina Pharmacy is located at a driving distance of 9-minutes in the neighbouring community of Khalifa City. The pharmacy has a wide range of nutritional supplements, skincare products, medical equipment and other healthcare products. BinSina Pharmacy, 10-minutes away and Aster Pharmacy, at a 16-minute drive are other pharmacies nearby.
Residential areas near the community are:
- Khalifa City
- Al Forsan Village
- Al Rayyana
Khalifa City is on the northeastern side of the community. The area houses Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Al Forsan International Sports Resort and is located on the highway to Dubai. The luxurious villas and reasonably-priced apartments make Khalifa City popular for renting capital.
Al Forsan Village is another residential unit nearby on the southern side of Jouri. It is a gated community located within Khalifa City. Mediterranean style built residential units provide a luxurious lifestyle to residents. The community leisure centre Town Square is popular among tenants for providing a variety of dining options. Al Rayyana is another neighbouring community located next to Al Forsan Village.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR JOURI
Residents can visit any popular malls near Jouri
- Al Raha Mall
- The Souk
- The Village Mall
Al Raha Mall is a community mall with high-end fashion stores and a supermarket. It is one of the best malls in Abu Dhabi and is a resident favourite. Its location on the highway, proximity to the airport, and link with Al Raha Beach make it a strategic landmark among future projects of Abu Dhabi. The mall is accessible in the 11-minute drive via Abu Dhabi Al Shahama Road.
Residents can find the following outlets at Al Raha Mall
- Lulu Express Supermarket
- Ascots & Chapels
- Sehr Al Oud
Other malls nearby are The Souk, 12-minutes away and The Village Mall, a 14-minute drive away.
RESTAURANTS NEAR JOURI
Residents can choose from these restaurants and cafés at Al Raha Mall,
- Caesars Restaurant & Confectioneries
- Blueberry Sweet
- Thai Fresh Fruit
- Gloria Jeans Coffee
- Bonjour Bonsoir Café
Other established restaurants near Jouri are,
- The Grille
- Gourmet LAB Restaurant
Many international award-winning restaurants are part of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort that includes the Grille, Fairways and Sacci. Located at 5-minute away by car, Fairways is famous for its healthy brunch and buffet. The Grille offers guests a comfortable atmosphere while they enjoy steaks and fresh seafood. The combination of quality ingredients and essential flavours make it popular among residents.
Lime & Lemon Lounge in The Westin also offers an extensive range of beverages, tapas-style cuisine, seafood, bar snacks and sweet dishes. Other pubs nearby are McGettigan’s and Cooper’s, 12 and 14-minute away, respectively.
BEACHES NEAR JOURI
One of the most visited beaches of Abu Dhabi, Yas Beach is located at an 18-minute drive from the community. It is a coastal part of the man-made island of the emirate, Yas Island. The beach offers open-air DJ booth, sun loungers, a wide range of sports activities and dining options.
Al Raha Beach Hotel is a waterfront resort with private beach, lavish bars, restaurants and a luxury health club. The beach hotel is a 16-minute drive from the community. Other beaches nearby include Al Bateen Beach, 20-minutes away and Corniche Beach, at a short drive of 22-minutes.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few of the notable landmarks near Jouri are,
- Abu Dhabi Golf Club
- Al Forsan International Sports Resort
- Yas Waterworld
Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers two teeing experience. It includes 27 Championship holes of golf over 162 hectares of land along with 90 bunkers and seven lakes. The par-36 Garden Course is set across 3,299 yards and offers an enjoyable experience to both professionals and amateurs. Golfers can enjoy playing at The Garden Course, a perfect sport to play night golf.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers a wide range of sports facilities to visitors that include water sports, equestrian, shooting, fitness centre and paintball. A team of professionals are available to coach beginners. Moreover, a clubhouse with indoor and outdoor games has been arranged for kids. Bouncy Castles, Sumo Suits and Velcro Fly are a few inflatables in the club.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can keep themselves fit at,
- Cycling track
- Community swimming pools
Golf Garden Club House and Al Forsan International Sports Resort offer various recreational activities for fitness enthusiasts. There are swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, well-constructed trails for cycling and much more. Residents can head to other gyms nearby that include TroonFit Studio, 4-minutes away and Beyond Health Club, at a 7-minute drive.
Spas and salons near Jouri are,
- Tips & Toes
- Nails & Beyond Lounge
- Hajir Ladies Salon
Tips & Toes in Khalifa City A offers nail care, hair services, massage, slimming and other skin treatments. Located a 6-minute drive, the salon is known for Moroccan and Turkish Hammam. Nails & Beyond aims to provide its customers with the latest nail care treatments. The salon offers fashionable nail colours, nail cleanliness with the safest tools and equipment. It is accessible in an 8-minute drive via Al Maqasid Street. Other spas nearby include Oriental Wellness Spa, 6-minute away and Jeunesse Spa, at a 8 minute drive.
Golf Gardens ClubHouse hosts tons of community events for residents of a different culture. The annual events include Earth Hour, Christmas and National Day celebrations. The day bazaars and carnivals are also held at the clubhouse with colourful activities for children.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Golf Gardens community page on Facebook frequently posts useful information about happenings in the community, properties and upcoming events. Residents can join the page for latest updates.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Jouri is a family-friendly area with easy access to several basic amenities. However, one must consider the properties before moving in Jouri because most available options are large and might not be suitable for couples and smaller families. The lack of public transportation might be a hassle for residents who do not own a vehicle. Although, this can be remedied if residents invest in a car of their own.