ABOUT KHALIDIYAH STREET
Khalidiyah Street is the northern extension of Al Bateen Street. It is numbered 32nd Street on the map of Abu Dhabi. Lying to the west, the area of Khalidiyah Street is a part of the larger Al Khalidiyah community. To a small extent, its premises also spreads across the east-west road of Zayed the First Street. Khalidiyah Street features a mix of villas and high-rise buildings as well as a number of commercial properties.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A northern wing of Al Bateen Street
- Covers a small area of Zayed the First Street
- Features a mix of residential properties and commercial areas
- Home to Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Park
- Close to several leisure destinations
Since it is one of the most used roads, the area of Khalidiyah Street is usually busy during peak hours in the morning and evening. Part of an all-inclusive community, it offers a modern, fast-paced lifestyle. In terms of recreation and landscaping, the area is quite vibrant. Speciale Park spreads across each side of the street, while the more popular Corniche Family Park lies at the northern end. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Park is also located on Khalidiyah Street. Here are the few highlights of this bustling street:
- Offers access to recreational landscaped areas
- Lined with high-rise buildings
- Features a range of amenities
Other amenities on the street include a medical centre, petrol station, beauty facilities, car showrooms, ad agencies, real estate companies, currency exchange facilities, and a number of restaurants. There is also Japan Oil Company and the government office of Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA).
PROPERTIES ON KHALIDIYAH STREET
There are various notable buildings that consist of residential and commercial properties on Khalidiyah Street. Varying from 20 to 30 floors, some of these include Prestige Tower, Al Dana Tower Al Ahlia Tower, Crescent Towers, Sheikh Tandon Building, and Burj Al Khair Building.
There are several Khalidiyah Street rental apartments in projects such as Salama Residence, Montaza Tower, Al Ain Tower and Sheikha Salama Tower. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the prices of these apartments are slightly higher than those found in the southern areas. For instance, in Al Muroor, the rent prices of 3 and 4-bed apartments lie between AED 90k and AED 120k per year. On the other hand, the average price of a three-bed flat on Khalidiyah Street lies around AED 140k, while the yearly rent of a four-bedroom apartment may go over AED 220k. Let’s take a look at the rental price trends of smaller units on this street:
- The range of one-bed flat on Khalidiyah Street is AED 60k – AED 200k per year
- The yearly charges of two-bedroom apartments can go up to AED 122k
Although not many to find, villas for rent are also an option for families looking for bigger residential properties on Khalidiyah Street. Arranged in small clusters, there are several semi-detached houses in a complex and a few stand-alone villas. Not all, but a few houses come with an outdoor pool and a private garden. With rooms ranging from four to six, the rental trend of the houses is as follows:
- The demand for 4-bed villas lies between AED 170k and AED 220k
- The asking price of 5-bed villas fluctuates between AED 200k and AED 250k
Featuring two floors, the sizes of these properties vary around 4,200 sq. ft. to 6,500 sq. ft. It’s not often you come across freehold villas in this area.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES ON KHALIDIYAH STREET
However tacky transportation on Khalidiyah Street may get, it is still one of the preferred routes to access Corniche Road and Abu Dhabi Beach. The closest bus stations are at a six-minute walking distance. They are on the same Zayed the First Street near Dana Plaza and Al Khalidiya Public Garden.
While the houses, as well as apartments, come with allotted parking spots, there is plenty of shared parking spaces on Khalidiyah Street. The public facilities such as the ones close to parks and in front of the buildings involve diagonal parking system.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
Close enough for a walk, supermarkets near Khalidiyah Street include Shaheen Supermarket in Pearl Plaza Tower and Choithrams on Al Shoulah Street. There is also Baqala Health Grocery based in Al Khubairah Tower. A nutrition store called Sports Inn Health Food is also close by. The nearest Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society is accessible after a drive of seven minutes and you can reach Fathima Supermarket in Al Bateen Mall in just three minutes.
MOSQUES NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
If one drives down the road, they will immediately spot one of the mosques near Khalidiyah Street called Mosque of Sheikha Maryam Bint Sultan. Other nearby congregational prayer areas include Mohammed Saif Bin Musaed Mosque, Ahmed Mohammed Al Suwaidi Mosque and Grissa Mohammed Al Suwaidi Mosque.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
Christians will find churches near Khalidiyah Street at a convenient distance of nine to 13 minutes. Mostly found in Al Mushrif community, these include St. Theresa’s Church, The Evangelical Church Center, Abu Dhabi Apostolic Tamil Church and Philadelphia Church of God.
New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah community is a recently established temple near Khalidiyah Street at a distance of 25 minutes. Based in Dubai, other temples are quite far and will require a journey of at least one hour and thirty minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
School-going kids can be enrolled in one of the following institutes:
- American Community School of Abu Dhabi
- Elite Private School
- Lycée Français Théodore Monod
Options for early childhood education include:
- Kipina Kids
- Baby Bird Nursery
- British Orchard Nursery Bateen
One of the city’s long-established schools near Khalidiyah Street is American Community School of Abu Dhabi. It is at a walking distance of four minutes. Operating since 1972, the institute follows the American curriculum and caters to KG-1 to Year 12 students. Some facilities in the American Community School of Abu Dhabi include a cafeteria, music rooms, two libraries, science labs and two gymnasiums. At a three-minute driving distance, there is Japanese School Abu Dhabi and a French school called Lycée Français Théodore Monod.
Convenient for the parents, most nurseries near Khalidiyah Street are located within a three-minute drive. The nearest Kipina Nursery Bateen is on Al Mirzam Street. Inspired by the top-quality Finnish education, Kipina offers a nurturing environment with early childhood programs designed for children aged four months to four years. Baby Bird Nursery, British Orchard Nursery and Step by Step Nursery are a few other nearby options for preschoolers.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
Easily accessible healthcare facilities include:
- Swedish Medical Centre
- Quality Dent Medical Centre
- Al Hosn One Day Surgery Centre
Clinics near Khalidiyah Street that deal with dental issues include Quality Dent Medical Centre, Dental Experts Centre, Sparkle Dental Boutique Corniche and Style Smile Advanced Dental Speciality Centre. There is also a mental health clinic called Maudsley Health Abu Dhabi. Pet-owners can reach out to Canadian Veterinary Clinic, British Veterinary Centre and American Veterinary Clinic. A couple of medical stores, BinSina Pharmacy and Al Manara Pharmacy, exist on the street itself.
The leading hospitals near Khalidiyah Street can be found at the eastern side of Zayed the First Street. With a smooth drive of 10 to 12 minutes, you will reach NMC Specialty Hospital, LLH Hospital and Mediclinic Hospital. Other medical facilities near the vicinity include Al Bateen Healthcare, The Doctors Medical Centre and Elyzee Day Surgery Medical Centre.
The street is close to the following neighbourhoods:
- Corniche Road
- Al Bateen
- Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
The horizontal nine-kilometre long Corniche Road is home to the long sandy stretch of Abu Dhabi Corniche. It is studded with famous skyscrapers such as Etihad Towers and Landmark Tower along with a number of parks that border the road. Lying to the western side of Khalidiyah Street, Al Bateen community is one of the prestigious areas in Abu Dhabi Island city. Apart from luxurious villas and apartments, it houses a number of government centres and diplomatic offices as well as a few notable island developments. Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street is a prominent area and the nearest road that runs parallel to Khalidiyah Street.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
People living on Khalidiyah Street do not have to travel far for retail therapy. Located within a six-minute drive, these are the malls near Khalidiyah Street:
- Rotana Mall
- Al Bateen Mall
- Nation Galleria
The more upmarket Nation Galleria can be found on Corniche Road (West). A few popular offerings at Nation Galleria include:
- Vox Cinemas
- Lamborghini showroom
- Jarir Bookstore
Nation Galleria also features Cadoro exclusive furniture store, Little World indoor playground and various high-end restaurants. One of the smaller malls, Rotana Mall is the nearest shopping place located on the parallel Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Home to a handful of shops, Al Bateen Mall is one of the oldest malls in the capital.
RESTAURANTS NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
There is an array of favourite fast-food chains, uber-chic cafes and upscale restaurants near Khalidyah Street. Some of them are:
- La Fontana Restaurant
- Cabana Beach Bar & Grill
People looking for licensed options can consider one of these:
- Fado Irish Pub
- Ray’s Bar
Featuring an outdoor patio, La Fontana Restaurant is located at the end of the street and is known for its rooftop ambience. While enjoying their fried ice cream or a round of shisha, diners appreciate the wrap-around view of the striking skyline that the patio windows offer. Their menu includes a mix of American, Mediterranean and Arabian dishes. The worldwide popular chain of Häagen-Dazs is located on Corniche Beach, just a short drive away. This dessert parlour offers a premium selection of ice cream, sundaes, sorbet, smoothies and shakes.
There is a food street on Corniche Beach where you can find a variety of casual dining places. For instance, you will find a creperie called Crepe Delicious, pizzeria called Dough and a Pan-Latin restaurant called Casa Latina. Cafes on the street include Cafe Artea, Il Caffe Di Roma and The Third Place Café.
BEACHES NEAR KHALIDIYAH STREET
The northern end of the street is barely a 200-metre distance away from the coastline. This means it will just take a minute or two to reach Corniche Beach which is one of the popular Abu Dhabi beaches near Khalidiyah Street. Stretching for nearly two kilometres, it offers various lively beachfront destinations such as Hiltonia Beach Club, Nation Riviera Beach Club and A'l Bahar Abu Dhabi at the Corniche.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Popular places to visit near Khalidiyah Street include:
- Corniche Beach
- Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Park
- Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort
A vibrant waterfront location, Al-Bahar Abu Dhabi on Corniche Beach offers an exciting range of leisure activities. Some attractions in Al Bahar Abu Dhabi include Aqua Fun Water Park, public outdoor gym, children’s gaming zone, water sports and a myriad of retail outlets.
Previously known as Khalidiyah Ladies Park, the redeveloping Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Park is an all-inclusive urban parkland. It features a vast green area of 24,035 sq. m. as well as an open-air amphitheatre and various sports facilities. Appealing to leisure and business guests alike, Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort is a prime lifestyle destination that consists of exclusive suites. But that’s not just it – it also features a ballroom, a nightclub, two cafes, four bars, eight international restaurants and many other amenities. It is located at the western end of the Corniche Road and is accessible in four minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Whether its fitness or leisure activities you are looking for, outdoor recreational facilities near Khalidiyah Street include:
- Public parks
- Rooftop pools
- Outdoor gym on the beach
Spread at both sides of the street, Speciale Park is a great alternative for those who want a break from the busy city life. Although there aren’t a lot of facilities in this park, it’s a favourite spot for families who want to spend some peaceful time outdoors. It is landscaped filled with dense trees, purpose-built walkways and multiple fountains. As for swimming pools, some of the buildings feature rooftop pools that residents can use.
Fitness enthusiasts can join open-air beach fitness classes such as Primal Gym and Haddin’s Gym that offer yoga as well as aerobics. The outdoor gym concept known as Fitness by the Shore features free-to-use workout equipment. Other nearby fitness centres include Sparta Gym and Lifeline Wellness Khalidiyah.
There is no shortage of beauty salons and spa facilities either. Here are the options:
- Egoist Beauty & Spa
- White Candle Salon
- Ella Spa
Based in Sheikha Salama Building, Egoist Beauty & Spa offers soothing massage services as well as beauty treatments related to hair, face and nails. One of the biggest spa facilities, Ella Spa is established in a villa on Al Danah Street and features a wide range of massage therapies and facial treatments.
One thing is certain, residents will have a multitude of fun-packed events to look forward to throughout the year. Some of the events that have taken place in the aforementioned Al Bahar Abu Dhabi include Red Bull Air Race, Abu Dhabi Science Festival and Mother of the Nation Festival.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
People who travel abroad frequently may want to consider the significant distance between Khalidiyah Street and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Otherwise, the location is absolutely ideal for those who want to live close to the central districts of the city.