Malibu is a residential district close to the beach of Ajman. The area is part of Mina Al Arab, a popular residential area in the city. Mina Al Arab is a waterfront community with different sub-communities. Malibu villas are lined along the shoreline offering best views for residents. The area is named so because of its similarity with Malibu, California.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of a waterfront community, Mina Al Arab
- Contemporary built villas
- Resembles affluent beach community of Malibu, California
- Surrounded by greenery
Built by RAK Properties, Malibu offers contemporary villas. The community is surrounded by 310 hectares of open spaces, parks and eco-friendly hotels. The area is perfect for families and ensures residents’ privacy.
Salient features of Malibu are:
- An eco-friendly zone
- Offers stunning water views
- Villas in different layouts
Malibu villas are divided into three categories. Malibu luxury villas are closest to the beach. A Malibu standard villa is lined between Malibu luxury villas and Malibu townhouses.
PROPERTIES IN MALIBU
Properties in Malibu include rental villas and freehold houses. The area offers 3-bedrooms townhouses and 3 and 4-bedroom high-end villas.
3-bedroom townhouses have a covered area of 3,250 sq. ft. There are four bathrooms in the unit. These townhouses have large open dining/living area and an open kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is another living area along with three bedrooms. There is a small garden and covered parking space within the townhouse.
- A 3-bedroom townhouse has rental trend between AED 85k to AED 100k.
The 3-bedroom villa in Malibu occupies 3,250 sq. ft. of space. There are walk-in closets in the bedrooms. The villas have a maid room and a large kitchen with a breakfast area. There is a small balcony that offers scenic views of the beach. Each villa has covered car parking space for two vehicles.
- Rent of a 3-bedroom villa varies from AED 85k to AED 100k.
A 4-bedroom high-end villa in Malibu covers 4,130 to 4,132 sq. ft. There are four en-suite bathrooms and built-in wardrobes. The living room is connected to the dining area. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen, a laundry room and a storage area. The bedrooms are on the first floor of the villa. Each villa has parking space for two vehicles.
- Rent of 4-bedroom villa is AED 110k to AED 180k.
- 4-bedroom villas are priced between AED 2.4M to AED 2.5M
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MALIBU
The nearest bus stop is towards the east of Mina Al Arab near Nadiyah. As for transportation in Malibu, travelling via a private car or taxi are the preferable options. For travelling to other emirates, the central bus station of RAK is at a 12-minute drive.
Each villa and townhouse comes with a parking space for residents. Visitors can park their vehicles outside villas and townhouses.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN MALIBU
Talking about supermarkets in Malibu, the nearest is Choithrams at a 3-minute drive. Bloom Supermarket and Al Bateen Supermarket are 6 minutes away. A small grocery store, Okaz Grocery is almost 9 minutes away. Two other grocery stores – Al Waqia Grocery and Al Nad Grocery are at a 7-minute drive. Towards Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Road, one can spot Al Mondial Grocery.
MOSQUES NEAR MALIBU
There is an array of mosques near Malibu. The nearest ones are Masjid Abdullah Al Sharhan Mosque, Masjid Ali Ahmad Imran, Masjid Aamna Hasan and Masjid Hasan Abdullah Shaheen. These are not more than 7 minutes away from Malibu.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MALIBU
Some nearby churches are St. Anthony of Padua Church, Gulf Field of Seventh-Day Adventists (also known as Seventh-Day Adventist Church), St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Church, RAK Evangelical Church Centre and St. Luke’s Anglican Church. These churches near Malibu are 15 minutes away.
Residents of Malibu have to drive towards Dubai to visit Hindu temples.
SCHOOLS NEAR MALIBU
Some preschools and nurseries in the nearby areas include the likes of:
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
- Little Treasures Nursery
- Red Bus Nursery
Chubby Cheeks Nursery is the nearest nursery, at a 4-minute drive. This award-winning nursery follows the British curriculum. Little Treasures Nursery is 8 minutes away. The staff of the nursery is Pediatric First Aid trained & certified by Highfield UK. Red Bus Nursery is also at the same distance from Malibu and follows the EYFS curriculum.
Some primary and secondary schools near Malibu are:
- RAK Academy
- Emirates National School
- Harvest Private School
RAK Academy is at a 10-minute drive. It is one of the oldest schools in the UAE that follows the British curriculum. The basic facilities include libraries, labs, a media centre, a gymnasium and swimming pools. Emirates National School is 11 minutes away and offers classes from kindergarten to grade 12. The school follows the educational standards set by the UAE Ministry of Education for Islamiyat, Arabic and UAE studies along with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Harvest Private School is 15 minutes away. The school is ranked among the best-developed schools in the UAE.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MALIBU
There are a few well-reputed hospitals near Malibu such as:
- RAK Medical Centre
- Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital
- RAK Hospital
RAK Medical Centre in Al Hamra Village was established in 2015. It follows the highest medical standards and operates from Saturdays to Thursdays. It is 10 minutes away from Malibu. Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital is a leading medical facility in Ras Al Khaimah, based near Taween and Didda Road. It is a tertiary care hospital with 246 beds and 10 operation theatres. RAK Hospital is 21 minutes away.
Other areas in the surrounding include:
- Al Riffa
- Al Hamra Village
Al Hamra Village is one of the best places to live in Ras Al Khaimah. It is a large development with over 1,000 villas and almost 2,500 apartments. Other sister communities such as Granada, Bermuda, The Harbour and Marbella are close to Malibu.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MALIBU
Popular malls near Malibu include the likes of:
- My City Centre Al Dhait
- Al Hamra Mall
- RAK Mall
The nearest mall is Al Hamra Mall. It is 8 minutes away and is based on two storeys. The mall has parking space for over 1500 vehicles. My City Centre Al Dhait is 16 minutes away while RAK Mall is at a 17-minute drive.
My City Centre Al Dhait has a variety of stores and a Carrefour supermarket. One can also find an expansive food court and a pharmacy within the mall. RAK Mall has numerous stores and multiple restaurants.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MALIBU
Below mentioned restaurants near Malibu are worth trying:
- Layali Zaman
- La Burrata Restaurant
- Thunder Road Pizza & Grill
- La Luna
- Poem Bistro Cafe
Layali Zaman has beautiful ambience including an outdoor seating area and it is only 4 minutes away from the vicinity. One can enjoy a variety of food at the restaurant. La Burrata is an Italian restaurant at a 6-minute drive from the neighbourhood. The restaurant offers a variety of seafood and other delicious delicacies at the restaurant. Thunder Road Pizza & Grill is also 6 minutes away. It is run by an Italian family. Laluna Restaurant is only 5 minutes away and serves Italian and authentic Thai food.
BEACHES NEAR MALIBU
The nearest beach is Natural Beach near Mangrove at a 7-minute drive while Al Jazeerah Beach is 9 minutes away. Another beach near Malibu is Corniche Beach in RAK city. It is 17 minutes away. Residents enjoy an undisturbed view of the Arabian Gulf which is right across the community.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some key landmarks and leisure spots near Malibu include:
- Jannah Resort
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resort
- Hilton – Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort
Jannah Resort is just 4 minutes away from Malibu. The visitors get Bedouin-style warm welcome. The facilities include swimming pools, children’s play area and a private beach space for ladies. Waldorf Astoria is an international resort brand. This resort boasts ten stylish restaurants and lounges overlooking a 350-metre private beach. It has won over 100 awards and accolades including World Travel Award for 2019 as Ras Al Khaimah’s Leading Resort.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents of Malibu enjoy unparalleled views of the beach. Between each strip of villas, there are plenty of green spaces. People living in Malibu can also go to Mangrove Forest which is 11 minutes away. Those who prefer golf can drive for 10 minutes to reach Al Hamra Golf Club in the neighbouring community of Al Hamra Village.
There are multiple gyms near the vicinity for fitness enthusiasts. Popular options include:
- Gold’s Gym
- Fitness Sports Gym
- RAK Ladies Gym
Gold’s Gym is 4 minutes away and is within the premises of Mina Al Arab. For healthy activities, women and kids can join Moms and Kids Centre which is at a 6-minute drive. The next closest gym is Fitness Sports Gym, 11 minutes away from Malibu. There is a well-equipped gym for ladies at a 14-minute drive – RAK Ladies Gym.
Ladies have plenty of options when it comes to beauty salons and spas near the community. The list includes the likes of
- Beauty Spot Salon
- Dolce Beauty Centre
- Sense Organic Beauty Lounge
At a 2-minute drive is Beauty Spot Salon near Mina Al Arab Road while 7 minutes away are Dolce Beauty Centre and Sense Organic Beauty Lounge, across the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salim Road. Men go to Cut & Shave Salon or Ibn Majid Gents Care which are 3 minutes and 6 minutes away, respectively.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Malibu is a beachfront community with modern townhouses and villas. It is a family-friendly area with a proximity to amenities such as schools and supermarkets. However, the sale and rental trend of the properties are higher when compared to other areas of Ras Al Khaimah.
- Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is 25 minutes away
- Dubai is 1 hour 10 minutes away
- Sharjah is 48 minutes away