ABOUT MARBELLA VILLAS
Marbella Villas is one of the eight sub-communities in Mina Al Arab. The project is under construction as a beachfront real estate development on Hayat Island. The residential strip features 205 beachfront units including townhouses, villas and VIP villas. The project is being built by RAK Properties.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A secure, gated community
- Developed by RAK Properties
- Dotted on Hayat Island
- Features the finest amenities
- Project costs AED 500M
- Affordable sales prices
Marbella Villas will be handed over by the end of 2019. The community offers a tranquil and quiet lifestyle close to the beach. The community has plenty of green spaces and well-maintained roads. With easy access to hospitals, schools, and supermarkets, Marbella Villas is an ideal choice for families.
Popular points of interest in the community are:
- Easy access to leisure spots
- Proximity to restaurants and malls
- Anantara and Intercontinental Hotel are in the nearby area
The project is divided into two phases. Phase 1 sold out in no time owing to the popularity of the development.
PROPERTIES IN MARBELLA VILLAS
Properties in Marbella Villas comprise 2 and 3-bedroom townhouses, 4 and 5-bedroom villas and an 8-bedroom VIP villa.
There are a number of villas for sale in Marbella Villas. A 3-bedroom villa in Marbella has a coverage area of 3,000 to 3,107 sq. ft. There are four bathrooms in the unit with built-in wardrobes. The villas have a large dining area/hall. The spacious kitchen has built-in cabinets
- Cost of a 3-bedroom villa is approximately AED 1.9M
The 4-bedroom villa occupies almost 4,945 sq. ft. The villa has five bathrooms. There are a maid’s room and a driver’s room with separate entrances. The dining area has a double-glazed glass window. A study room and a laundry room are also part of the unit.
- Buying a 4-bedroom villa costs around AED 6M
A 5-bedroom lavish villa has a covered area of 5,868 sq. ft. There are five en-suite bathrooms, a maid’s room, a study room, a laundry area and a driver’s room in the villa. Two vehicles can be parked in the villa.
- Cost of a 5-bedroom villa is almost AED 7.3M
2-bedroom townhouses are ideal for small families. The unit covers 2,533 sq. ft. There are three bathrooms and built-in wardrobes in the unit. A maid’s room, a laundry room and a study room are part of the townhouse.
- Buying a 2-bedroom townhouse costs approximately AED 1.6M.
A 3-bedroom townhouse has a covered area of 3,106 sq. ft. There are four en-suite bathrooms in the unit. The townhouse has a laundry room, a study room and a maid’s room. There is parking space for two cars in the townhouse.
- The sale price of a 3-bedroom townhouse is around AED 1.9M
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MARBELLA VILLAS
For those who seek public transportation in Marbella Villas, the nearest bus stop is at a 12-minute drive near the Nadiyah community. The central bus station of Ras Al Khaimah is also 12 minutes away. One can take a bus to travel to other emirates from this bus station.
There is plenty of parking spaces in Marbella Villas. Visitors can park their vehicle outside villas while residents get a parking space for their vehicles inside the villas and townhouses.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
Within the premises of Mina Al Arab, there is a Choithrams at a 3-minute drive. At a 5-minute drive are Al Mondial Grocery, Bloom Supermarket and Al Zaab Supermarket near Marbella Villas. Al Waqia Grocery and Okaz Grocery are 7-9 minutes away.
MOSQUES NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
Upon completion, there will be mosques in the community. Right now, there are a few mosques near Marbella Villas including Ahmed Jassim Obeid Mosque, Al Rifaa Mosque, Masjid Ali Ahmed Imran, Abdullah Al Sharhan Mosque and Masjid Amna Hasan. These are not more than 7 minutes away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
After a 15-minute drive, one can spot an array of churches near Marbella Villas such as St. Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Church, RAK Evangelical Church Centre, St. Thomas Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Gulf Field of Seventh-day Adventist Church, St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Church and St. Mary’s & Archangel Michael Orthodox Church.
There are no temples in Ras Al Khaimah. Hindu believers can drive to Bur Dubai to visit the temples.
SCHOOLS NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
Some preschools near Marbella Villas include the likes of:
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
- Al Jazira Al Hamra Kindergarten
- Little Treasures Nursery
- Red Bus Nursery
Chubby Cheeks Nursery is an award-winning nursery and it follows the British curriculum. It has a well-qualified staff. There are 12 campuses of the nursery in the UAE. The nursery accepts children from 45 days to 4 years of age. Little Treasures Nursery is at an 8-minute drive. The staff of the school is Pediatric First Aid trained and certified by Highfields UK and the Centre of Ambulance Services Dubai. The nursery follows the British curriculum. Red Bus Nursery follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and is at an 8-minute drive.
Primary and secondary schools near Marbella Villas include:
- Al Jazeera Al Hamra Boys School
- St. Mary's High School ( under construction)
- Rak Modern Private School
Al Jazeera Al Hamra Boys School is at a 5-minute drive. RAK Modern Private School is 12 minutes away. St. Mary’s High School Ras Al Khaimah is at a 10-minute drive. It is under construction and will have the British curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 13. St. Mary’s Group of School is owned by Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
There are several clinics and hospitals near Marbella Villas such as:
- RAK Medical Center – Al Hamra
- RAK Hospital
- Saqr Hospital
RAK Medical Center is the nearest healthcare facility at an 11-minute drive. It is part of the Arabian Healthcare Group and has a special clinic for paediatricians, dentists and general practitioners. RAK Hospital is 21 minutes away while Saqr Hospital is at a 23-minute drive.
Some closely located commercial and residential areas include the following
- Al Riffa
- Al Hamra Village
- Al Rajiba
Al Riffa is towards the south of Marbella Villas. It is the only district connected right next to Mina Al Arab. At a short distance towards the west is the grand Al Hamra Village while Al Rajiba is towards the east.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
For a shopping fix, residents of Mina Al Arab can head out to one of the malls near Marbella Villas. The list includes the following malls
- My City Centre Al Dhait
- Al Hamra Mall
- RAK Mall
The nearest mall from Marbella Villas is Al Hamra Mall which is one of the top malls in Ras Al Khaimah. It is at a 9-minute drive and covers 45,000 square metre area. The mall is a two-storey shopping centre with parking space for over 1500 cars. There are over 120 retail shops and several restaurants in the mall. My City Centre Al Dhait is at a 16-minute drive and has parking space for 117 cars. It has an expansive food court and a Carrefour Market.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
The area is well-served with restaurants and cafes. Restaurants near Marbella Villas include the likes of
- Layali Zaman
- Sea & see
- Kpop chicken
- Thunder Road Pizza & Grill
- De Galera Marinero
- Chinalicious Restaurant
- La Burrata Italian Restaurant
- Poem Bistro Café
Most of the aforementioned restaurants are either in Mina Al Arab or lined near Al Riffa. Layali Zaman is at a 6-minute drive and offers free home delivery near Al Hamra region. It is an Arabic and Egyptian restaurant that serves stuffed lamb, grape leaves, mansaf and mandi. Thunder Road Pizza & Grill is an award-winning restaurant owned by an Italian family. Chinalicious Restaurant is near Al Riffa that has hammer fish, scallops, mussels, octopus and some desserts on the menu.
BEACHES NEAR MARBELLA VILLAS
One of the beaches near Marbella Villas is Al Jazeerah Beach at a 10-minute drive. Farther 2-minute away is Ras Al Khaimah Public Beach. Residents of Marbella Villas can also get landscape views of Arabian Gulf from their townhouses and villas.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For those who enjoy spending their weekend on pubs can spot some within a 10-minute drive. Such as:
- White Bar
- Belgian Beer Café
- The Village English Pub
Some key landmarks near the area are the following
- Mangrove Forest
- The Cove Rotana Resort
- RAK Police GHQ
Mangrove Forest covers a large part of the area and is home to a variety of wildlife such as flamingos and other rare flora and fauna species. Visitors can rent a kayak to explore the Mangrove Forest.
The Cove Rotana Resort is an idyllic leisure destination with 204 rooms and 78 villas. There is a fully equipped gym, 600 metres beach and two infinity swimming pools in the resort.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stroll around the shoreline of Hayat Island. There are plenty of green spaces in the community. Khuzam Family Park is at a 16-minute drive while Apple Garden Park is 22 minutes away.
To stay fit, people can go to one of the gyms at a short distance from Marbella Villas such as:
- Gold’s Gym
- Fitness Sports Gym
- Fitness 360
Women can join RAK Ladies Gym which is 15 minutes away or they can go to Mom and Kids Centre, dotted only 7 minutes away from Marbella Villas. For beauty treatments and spa services, ladies can go to one of these salons
- Ayana Beauty & Spa
- Marina Spa
- Sense Organic Beauty Salon
Some other salons in the nearby area include Beauty Spot Salon, Dolce Beauty Centre and House of Style Beauty Centre. These are around 7 minutes away. Men can find Ibn Majid Gents Care and Al Majarah Gents Salon at a 6-minute drive from the community.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
To connect the community online, there is Mina Al Arab group on Facebook.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Marbella Villas has attracted a great number of buyers and investors owing to the high-end properties and location of the community. The prices will probably see a hike once the construction is completed. People who plan to settle down here should rely on private cars for travelling as there is limited access to public buses in the area.
- Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is half an hour away.
- Less than 10 minutes away from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Road.
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) is a 15-minute drive away.