ABOUT MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Manazel Al Reef 2 is a commercial and residential project that spans across 465,000 square metres in Al Samha. The area is off the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway and is 30 minutes away from the centre of the city. Al Reef community is divided into Al Reef Villas and Al Reef Downtown, which are designed to house 16,000 residents.
Launched in 2014, Manazel Al Reef 2 facilitates interested buyers who earn modest salaries. It comprises 860 villas and the configuration ranges from 2 to 3-bedroom duplex villas. The handing over of villas started at the end of 2018.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Built by Manazel Real Estate, a leading developer in the UAE
- A sub-community in Al Samha
- Dotted near Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway
- Features 860 newly built villas
- Away from the centre of the city
- Affordable prices
- Offers 2 to 3-bedroom villas
Manazel Al Reef 2 is a family-friendly community. Popular points of interests are:
- Its four community centres
- Open landscapes
- 8,000 square metres area dedicated to retail outlets
The residents get easy access to Al Reef Downtown that is part of the mega Manazel Al Reef project. There are multi-sports pitches, swimming pools, a kids’ playground and a cycling track to facilitate residents.
PROPERTIES IN MANAZEL AL REEF 2
The villas in Manazel Al Reef 2 boast elegant designs and modern infrastructure. The community features 2-bedroom villas and 3-bedroom duplexes and there is a wide range of villas for sale. Rental villas in Manazel Al Reef 2 also come with a variety of options.
A 2-bedroom villa has a coverage area of 2,668 to 3,000 sq. ft. The villas are based on two floors and have a majlis and a maid’s room. Some villas have three while others have four bathrooms. Every 2-bedroom villa offers a balcony, a garage with parking space for two vehicles and a backyard.
- The rental range of a 2-bedroom villa is AED 85k to AED 100k per year.
- Cost of a 2-bedroom unit lies between AED 1.7M to AED 1.9M.
The 3-bedroom villas have a coverage area of around 2,330 to 2,799 sq. ft. A 3-bedroom unit has four bathrooms, two floors and spacious balconies. They also have a storage area and a study room. There is a garden, a swimming pool and a barbeque area. The kitchen is semi-open. It has tile flooring and all necessary fittings.
- 3-bedroom villas have rental trends between AED 70k to AED 90k
- The sale price of a 3-bedroom unit is usually between AED 1.5M to AED 2M
Among properties in Manazel Al Reef 2, there is a range of rental townhouses for interested renters.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MANAZEL AL REEF 2
As for public transportation in Manazel Al Reef 2, bus E-100 services the nearby bus stop. People prefer to travel by booking online cabs i.e. Uber and Careem. However, using a personal car is the best option.
When it comes to parking spaces in Manazel Al Reef 2, all villas have multiple covered car parking spaces. Visitors can park their cars outside villas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Residents can shop for groceries from one of the many supermarkets in Manazel Al Reef 2. Select Minimarket and Select Market are within the community. SPAR Express is 10 minutes away in Al Falah 1. There are two branches of Choithrams; one is 7 minutes away and the other one is a 9-minute drive away. Residents can drive for 11 minutes to reach Al Maya Supermarket.
To the West, there are many supermarkets, including:
- Carrefour Supermarket
- Carrefour Hypermarket
MOSQUES IN MANAZEL AL REEF 2
There are several mosques in Manazel Al Reef 2. Some popular ones are Al Reef Camp Masjid, Masjid Fatima Ibrahim Al Samaan and Masjid Ayesha Ibrahim Al Samaan.
Other mosques such as Abu Dhabi Airport Mosque, Ayoub Bin Khalid bin Zaid Terminal 2 Masjid, and Mansoor Bin Zayed Mosque are within 13 minutes’ drive.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
New Life Church is towards the North at a 13-minute drive. Giant Slayer for Christ, St. Elias Rome Orthodox Church, All Saints Anglican Church, and Abu Dhabi Apostolic Tamil Church are 22 minutes away near Dalma Mall.
Currently, the under-construction BAPS Hindu Mandir is the only temple in Abu Dhabi. This temple is at a 14-minute drive. Sikh residents can find New Gurudwara at a 22-minute drive dotted near Musaffah.
SCHOOLS NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
All the nurseries near the area are around half an hour away and include the following
- Odyssey Nursery
- First Hope Kindergarten
- Kids Link Nursery
There are no schools in the sub-community, but there are some well-reputed schools near Manazel Al Reef 2 such as
- The British International School
- Al Reef Girls School for Basic Education
- Aspen Heights British School
- Canadian International School
- Raha International School
The British International School and Aspen Heights British School both follow the British curriculum. The British International School is almost 20 minutes away while Aspen Heights British School is at a 14-minute drive. Amity International School is based on the National Curriculum of England and is 12 minutes away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Al Samha Healthcare Centre is within the Al Samha community. Other hospitals near Manazel Al Reef 2 include the likes of:
- Al Rahba Hospital
- Burjeel Hospital
- Mediclinic – Khalifa City
Al Rahba Hospital was established in 2003. It is a 190-bed secondary care hospital located on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, 15 minutes away. It was the first public hospital to be accredited by the Joint Commission International in the UAE. Burjeel Hospital is at a 20-minute drive, conveniently located on Al Najda Street.
The neighbourhood also has an additional benefit of being located in the proximity of critical commercial and residential areas.
- Al Rahba is toward the South-West
- KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone) is towards the East.
- Al Bahia is within half an hour’s distance.
All types of businesses such as manufacturing, logistics, trade and distribution can benefit from the customised business facilities offered at KIZAD. The emerging industrial zone is widely recognised for its Free Zone and Domestic Tariff Areas.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Residents can head out for shopping at one of the malls near Manazel Al Reef 2 such as:
- Yas Mall
- Al Raha Mall
- My City Centre Masdar
The biggest mall near Manazel Al Reef 2, Yas Mall, is in the heart of Yas Island. This grand mall covers 2.5 million square feet and showcases 370 international brands, 68 F&B outlets and a wide range of entertainment options. Reaching Al Raha Mall requires a drive of almost half an hour. This mall has a variety of restaurants, a cinema, salons and a supermarket.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Within a short drive of 3 minutes, one can reach the following restaurants near Manazel Al Reef 2
- Al Samha Star Restaurant
- Rubaia Restaurant
- Dar Al Mandi Restaurant
- Mandi Kitchen
Some popular restaurants within the premises of Al Samha are:
- Royal Al Samha Restaurant
- Bon Food
- Broccoli Pizza & Pasta
- Texas Chicken
Bon Food is the nearest option for people who prefer Indian food, specifically pure vegetarian cuisine. It serves South Indian snacks such as Masala Dosa, Uttapam, Pav Bhaji and Sev Puri. The eatery has separate South Indian and North Indian entrees on the menu. The restaurant is pocket-friendly and the average cost for two people is approximately AED 35.
An international food chain, Popeyes is at a 9-minute drive and it operates at different locations throughout the UAE. Texas Chicken is another world-renowned fast-food chain, 15 minutes away from Manazel Al Reef 2.
BEACHES NEAR MANAZEL AL REEF 2
Ajban Beach and Maricas Beach are 22 minutes away from the area. They are not well maintained but people visit them as they are not crowded. One of the most popular beaches of Abu Dhabi, Yas Beach is at a 30-minute drive. The beach is surrounded by white sand and crystal clear water. Visitors can also rent cabanas and chalets on Yas Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There is an array of bars almost 30 minutes away near Yas Island. The names include:
- Stars N Bars
- Sands Pool Bar
- Y Bar
- C. Mondo
- Sundowner Pool Bar
Residents can also stop by Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club which is 20 minutes away or at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club which takes almost 36 minutes’ drive.
The notable landmarks near Manazel Al Reef 2 are Al Warsan Farms and Ajban Farms.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are two community parks near the sub-community and both have designated kids’ play area. Yas Gateway Park North is a popular park and it is 24 minutes away. Residents can also spend their time at New Shahama Park, which is at a 19-minute drive.
Ladies can find Glorious Beauty Centre within the area while for men there are two salons, namely Hayaf Gents Salon and Triple Five Gents Salon.
Several gyms are dotted at a 15 to 20-minute drive. The list includes:
- Ambience Gym
- Body Land Fitness Gym
- Gold’s Gym – inside Deerfield Mall
- Starrs Body Building Gym
- V 12 Fitness
Most of these gyms are well equipped and both men and women can join them. There are some other gyms as well, but they are more than 20 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Manazel Al Reef 2 features newly built villas idyllic for small and big families. The area has many retail options and other amenities at an arm’s length, but people who prefer living in a city-centric place might not want to settle down in Manazel Al Reef 2.