ABOUT KHALIFA PARK
Salam Street or the extended Eastern Road has great importance in Abu Dhabi. Besides housing many international embassies and being close to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, it has beach resorts, 5-star hotels, residential properties and one of the best public parks in Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park. The park is known for a plethora of family-friendly activities and facilities from BBQ area to biking tracks and library.
Where there’s a lot to do in Khalifa Park with kids and friends, the place is ideal for renting properties in Abu Dhabi. Also, tenants lie close to basic living amenities including schools, pharmacies, medical centres and eateries. Khalifa Park is somewhere between Al Bateen Executive Airport and Eastern Mangrove. Hence, at this prime location, prices might be slightly higher yet affordable.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Prime location on The Eastern Road
- Green outdoors
- Apartments and villas available for rent
- Lots of outdoor activities
When thinking of Khalifa Park, one can imagine living closer to nature and unwinding while enjoying a morning walk. Along with the fresh and friendly vibes, the area offers:
- Kids’ playground
- Family park
- BBQ area
Khalifa Park is more than just a leisure destination in Abu Dhabi; it is also home to many families. Therefore, one can expect a close-knit and family-oriented atmosphere.
PROPERTIES IN KHALIFA PARK
Properties in Khalifa Park mainly include apartments for rent while one may even find three to five-bedroom large villas. Park Rotana is a popular apartment complex of three towers – Park Residence, Park Arjaan and Park Rotana Hotel. Park Residence alone features almost 200 units comprising 1, 2 and 3-bed furnished apartments.
- Rents are generally calculated on an annual basis while some realtors also offer flexible payments in multiple cheques.
- Rent of a typical 2-bedroom apartment ranges from AED 120k to AED 170k.
On the other hand, renting villas in Khalifa Park is more feasible for high-income earners. These are semi-furnished family homes spanning from 3,500 sq. ft. to 5,500 sq. ft.
- A standard 4-bedroom villa costs around AED 200k per annum.
- Whereas, rents for larger, 5-bed houses start from AED 300k per annum.
Depending on space requirements and living preferences, one can choose between the two. If you don’t mind a closely knit residential complex with vibrant surroundings, you can go for flats in Khalifa Park. While those who prefer private dwellings can choose from 3, 4 and 5-bedroom luxury houses.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN KHALIFA PARK
Options for public transportation near Khalifa Park are limited. However, the system is being improved at a fast pace. You can get to the area via Bus – 56 that shuttles at nearby stations. These bus stops include National Sports Authority, at a 15-minute walking distance and Khalifa Park Station about a 13-minute walk away.
Similarly, parking spaces in Khalifa Park are plenty. Besides dedicated spaces in villas and apartment buildings, one can find a spot in the public parking area. Nearly 7,000 spots have been recently added to the park’s parking lot. Hence, visitors and guests can also easily park their cars nearby.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR KHALIFA PARK
There are plenty of options for grocery shopping nearby. Metro Mart, Yum – Your Urban Market and Swiss Mart are some supermarkets near Khalifa Park, all less than 5 minutes away. Also, one can find the more popular Carrefour Hypermarket on Airport Road, Waitrose on Dhafeer Street and Souq Planet less than 10 minutes away from the community.
MOSQUES NEAR KHALIFA PARK
The area has a dedicated hall for worshippers named as Khalifa Park Mosque. Besides, residents can go to other mosques near Khalifa Park such as Ali Salem Al Kaabi Mosque, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Mosque and Masjid Qaryat Al Maqtaa. The biggest and most beautiful mosque in the Middle East, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is also only 6 minutes away. Residents prefer to visit this grand mosque for Friday and Eid prayers.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR KHALIFA PARK
The Christian community can find a few churches near Khalifa Park, such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Church and St. Paul’s Church in Musaffah. All these options are about 15 minutes away.
There are no temples near Khalifa Park. But one can visit the new Gurudwara being built near Mussafah.
SCHOOLS NEAR KHALIFA PARK
Parents will find many educational institutes in proximity. Pre-schoolers can go to:
- Mind Champs Nursery, Bloom Gardens
- The Montessori Children’s Garden, Airport Road
- Educare Nursery, Al Zahra Community
Other notable schools near Khalifa Park where students can continue studying in higher grades include:
- Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia Private School
- The American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA)
- Emirates Private School (EPS)
All these schools are accessible within 10 minutes. As the name suggests, the first option follows the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka where final evaluation is based on the GPA system. AISA offers the American curriculum and for EPS, the curriculum is planned according to British, American and Arabic sections.
Moreover, Khalifa University SAN Campus is only 11 minutes away. It has specialised departments for engineering, research, medicine and arts.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR KHALIFA PARK
For medical services, one must have a short drive towards the Airport Road. Here, you find many clinics and hospitals including:
- Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children
A few skin and dental clinics near Khalifa Park are accessible in less than 10 minutes.
Khalifa Park is located near Ministries Complex and Embassies District. Following residential areas are nearby:
- Zayed Sports City
- Al Zahraa
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR KHALIFA PARK
A few malls near Khalifa Park are preferred for quick shopping sprees. These include:
- Al Seef Village Mall
- Al Saggar Mall
- Mushrif Mall
Al Seef Mall is on The Eastern Road as well, around 9 minutes from the park. It is an attractive leisure destination with indoor and outdoor shopping opportunities. The mall also has casual eateries and fine dining eateries.
RESTAURANTS NEAR KHALIFA PARK
Restaurants and cafés in Al Seef Mall are:
- Flame and Bake
- Doner and Gyros
- La Brioche
- Chocolate Lab
- Chota Restaurant
While the list continues to grow, one may also find other restaurants near Khalifa Park such as Subway, Teatro Restaurant and Ginger All Day Dining.
BEACHES NEAR KHALIFA PARK
Abu Dhabi Public Beach and Al Bateen Beach are the two very popular beaches near Khalifa Park. If you’re a fan of water sports, you can also visit Eastern Mangrove to enjoy kayaking. The site is only 7 minutes away via Al Shahama Road.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
You’re never out of things to do when in Khalifa Park because there’s something for everyone.
First, Abu Dhabi History Museum and Aquarium is a fascinating site for fans. If you want the right cultural check, you can also visit the Cultural Library. The adventurous ones can check out Murjan Splash Park loaded with games and lazy river. Most of all, the mini rail ride is the best leisure activity around.
Other nearby landmarks are:
- Wahat Al Karama
- Al Maqta Fort
- Miraj Museum
Moreover, Khalifa Park is accessible from Sheikh Zayed Bridge in only 8 minutes. Finally, the biggest landmark is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque only a few blocks away from here. However, Khalifa Park itself is considered as a major highlight on Eastern Road.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Khalifa Park was launched in 2007 and it has been serving as the greatest outdoor space for everyone around town. Here, you find fountains and ponds, waterfalls and canals along with an open auditorium. The park also has a dedicated space for family picnics and is one of the best BBQ places in town.
For beauty treatments and relaxing treats, one can go to:
- Sugarcoat Nails
- Siryano Gents Salon & Spa
- Arabella Class Spa
Fitness freaks can check out:
- Ultimate Women’s Fitness Club
- Blooms Club
- Adrenagy Fitness Center
Besides, one always has an option to hit Park Arjaan by Rotana. There you will find a full-fledged spa and swimming pool while sports lovers can play tennis in an equipped sports court.
Art lovers can catch up with some exhibitions and galleries held at the museum. Those interested in religious festivals can check out celebratory lights at Sheikh Zayed Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan and on Eid. Also, food fests and break dance workshops at Corniche Beach are a must-visit.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
One can also stay updated about the properties and fellow residents by joining the Facebook group, Khalifa Park Community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
While Khalifa Park offers exceptional facilities and boasts a prestigious location, limited public transport may seem tricky. However, there are some bus stations at a walking distance and arrangements for improvement are in full swing.
- In proximity to Al Bateen Executive Airport (11-minute drive)
- Near Eastern Mangrove (7-minute drive)
- Close to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre (10-minute drive)
- Direct access to Sheikh Zayed Bridge (8-minute drive)
- Few blocks away from Al Maqta Fort (8-minute drive)