ABOUT MINA AL ARAB
Mina Al Arab is a waterfront community in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). It is situated along the shoreline, surrounded by wetlands and beaches. This is a community for individuals who desire to live near the ocean.
Mina Al Arab has been developed keeping in mind the natural surroundings, with a keen focus on preserving the natural wetlands and dunes that surround the community. The area attracts various marine life species which in turn attracts many tourists to the area. There are various trails within the community, which have been constructed for those who love hiking and biking through trails. The community is ideally located along a major road, which is Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Road (E11).
IN A NUTSHELL
- 25 minutes from RAK International Airport
- Waterfront properties, surrounded by natural wetlands and greenery
- Situated along the E11 highway that links Mina Al Arab with other communities in RAK
- Residents will have access to various nature trails for hiking, jogging or biking
- A community with an overall theme that revolves around nature
Mina Al Arab is a large community that has been subdivided into many subcommunities. Popular areas within Mina Al Arab are Granada, Malibu, Lagoon Views, Flamingo Villas, Lagoon Marina, Lagoon Walk and Bermuda.
Going deeper into detail regarding these sub-areas, the Granada community offers residents green surroundings and beachfront properties. This is a neighbourhood for those who want a home close to the ocean. The sub-community of Malibu also offers beachfront properties that are surrounded by white coral beaches. As for Lagoon Views, there is a different theme here. One will be surrounded by various retail stores, cafes and gardens in this community. Lagoon Views offers apartments facing the lagoon, which offer spectacular views from the apartment windows.
For large-families thinking of settling in Mina Al Arab, the ideal area would be Flamingo Villas. These villas are situated along the shoreline. For watersports enthusiasts, the Lagoon Marina subcommunity is the most ideal place to reside. This locality offers facilities for watersports, sailing and motorboating.
For singles thinking of moving to Mina Al Arab, the community of Lagoon Walk can be an ideal place to live and work in. Lagoon Walk is the cultural centre of Mina Al Arab and has trendy shopping outlets and casual dining spots. Finally, the Bermuda neighbourhood offers villas and townhouses that are surrounded by protected coastal wetlands and beaches.
PROPERTIES IN MINA AL ARAB
When it comes to properties in Mina Al Arab, there are a lot of choices in terms of villas and apartments. There are flats for sale as well as rental apartments in Mina Al Arab. Accordingly, the average studio will come with 1 bath and around 415 sq. ft. of floor space. Studio flats for sale in Mina Al Arab have a price range that varies between AED 210k and AED 285k. For those interested in1-bed flats, the average unit will come with 886 sq. ft. of living space and two bathrooms. Prices of 1-bed flats in Mina Al Arab will fall between the range of AED 325k to AED 725k.
The average 2-bed residential unit will offer 1,328 sq. ft. of overall living space and around three bathrooms. One can expect to pay between AED 695k and AED 945k to purchase a Mina Al Arab flat with 2-bedrooms. 3-bed residential units are the largest option available in this community. One can expect around 1,800+ sq. ft. of floor space. A 3-bed Mina Al Arab residential unit can cost between AED 1.27M to AED 1.43M.
For those interested in renting flats here, the rent for a studio flat in Mina Al Arab will range from AED 14k to AED 18k in annual payments. As for 1-bedroom rental-suites in Mina Al Arab, one could expect to pay between AED 28k per annum to AED 42k per annum. 2-bed apartments in Mina Al Arab are also available for rent, their rental rates will vary between AED 50k to 55k per annum. Finally, the largest flat in Mina Al Arab is a 3-bedroom rental-suite that will demand an annual rental rate varying between AED 60k to AED 82k per annum.
One can also purchase villas in Mina Al Arab. The smallest unit will come in the form of a 3-bed villa with around 4-baths and a minimum of 2,300 sq. ft. of floor space. One can expect to pay an average price of AED 1.4M. Houses with 4-beds are also available, these will have around 5-baths and around 5,000 sq. ft. of floor space. A unit in this class will demand an average price of AED 7.3M.
A villa with 5-bedrooms is the largest residential unit one can buy in Mina Al Arab, it will also come with 6-baths, with a total floor space of 5868 sq. ft. These villas will be priced upwards of AED 5M. Moving on, for those who would rather rent a villa in Mina Al Arab, the typical 3-bed rental villa will demand an annual lease payment of AED 65k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MINA AL ARAB
Mina Al Arab is a self-contained community. Thus, residents will find several parking spaces in Mina Al Arab. Moving on, when it comes to transportation in Mina Al Arab, the closest bus stop is a 12-minute drive east of Mina Al Arab in the community of Al Nadiyah. Residents will have to drive to Al Nadiyah to take the bus. Therefore, it is more practical if residents have their own vehicle if they need to commute long distances.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN MINA AL ARAB
For those wondering how many supermarkets are in Mina Al Arab? There is one large supermarket in the community and several others just a few kilometres away. There is a Choithrams supermarket located in the centre of the community, it is ideally situated along Mina Al Arab Road. Residents can procure nearly all their daily groceries from here, such as meats, fruits, vegetables and various imported products.
Other supermarkets that are situated in the surrounding neighbourhoods are Bloom Supermarket and Al Bateen Supermarket, conveniently located right along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Road (E11). All in all, there are around four supermarkets that can be reached in under 10 minutes via car.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES NEAR MINA AL ARAB
One will not have to drive very far to attend Sunday mass. For instance, at a 15-minute drive south, one will find several churches near Mina Al Arab. Some of these churches are RAK Evangelical Church Center, St Anthony of Padua Church, Catholic Church, St. Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Church and a few others. Thus, Christians from all sects will find a church where they can attend prayer service.
The nearest temples are located in the Bur Dubai area. Hindu residents can visit the Shiva and Krishna temples here. Sikh residents will also find the Sikh Gurudwara and Sindhi Gurdarbar in the same Bur Dubai area.
Muslims will find several mosques situated along Sheikh Mohammed bin Salem Street. The closest mosque in Mina Al Arab is the Ahmed Jassim Obeid Mosque which is five minutes away. This is a medium sized mosque that can accommodate roughly 80 to 100 worshippers at a time. In total, there are 14 mosques in the vicinity.
SCHOOLS NEAR MINA AL ARAB
There are several schools near Mina Al Arab. For example, the Al Jazeera Al Hamra Boy' School for Basic and Secondary Education is just 5 minutes south of Mina Al Arab. This is one of the highest rated schools within the community. There is also a nursery called Little Treasures Nursery, 8 minutes west of Mina Al Arab. In total, residents will find that there are over 10 schools that can be reached within 5 to 15 minutes by car.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MINA AL ARAB
There are several clinics near Mina Al Arab. The closest clinic is 6 minutes away from Mina Al Arab. This clinic is known as Al Jazeera Medical Clinic.
The closest hospital near Mina Al Arab is just 18-minutes away, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH) is located on Al Shohadaa Road.
The closest community to Mina Al Arab is Al Hamra Village which has a variety of attractions and places of interest. Al Hamra Village is also one of the best places to live in RAK. One can reach Al Hamra Village in just a few minutes.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
You’ll find that there are plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options around Mina Al Arab.
MALLS NEAR MINA AL ARAB
As for malls near Mina Al Arab. For those who want a complete indoor shopping, dining and entertainment experience, My City Centre Al Dhait is the place to be. Inside this mall you will find a Carrefour supermarket, several retail-outlets and a variety of cafes. There is also a moderate selection of restaurants to choose from such as Hatam Restaurant, Freez Ice Cream, Paavo's Pizza and more.
RESTAURANTS IN MINA AL ARAB
There are several restaurants in Mina Al Arab. Cafe LaLuna, also known as LaLuna is known for its Italian dishes. Kpop Chicken is a Korean restaurant in Mina Al Arab, while De Galera Marinero Restaurant offers a variety of cuisines on offer. Sea & See and Poem Bistro Cafe are popular cafes in the area.
One of the most popular dining establishments nearby is Thunder Road Pizza & Grill. This restaurant is considered an ideal place to enjoy Italian food with your friends and family members. There are roughly 10 restaurants near Mina Al Arab, they can be reached within 10 to 15 minutes.
BEACHES NEAR MINA AL ARAB
There are many designated beaches near Mina Al Arab. When residing in Mina Al Arab, the beach will be in your backyard. Residents can simply walk to the beach and dive right in. Mina Al Arab is a great option for those who are looking for waterfront properties with private beach access. If you would still like to visit a public beach then Al Jazeerah Beach is 13 minutes away. Thus, there is no shortage of beaches near Mina Al Arab.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There are some notable landmarks near Mina Al Arab and the greater vicinity of Ras Al Khaimah. One notable landmark is the RAK National Museum, where tourists and residents can gain a detailed insight into the archaeological and historical facts of the emirate. RAK National Museum can be reached with a 20-minute drive.
There is also the Dhayah Fort which was built in the 19th century. What’s more, this fort looks somewhat like a hill where one can enjoy the view of mountains and the shoreline of Ras Al Khaimah. Dhayah Fort and the iconic Jebel Jais mountain can be reached in 40 minutes by car.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are several parks near Mina Al Arab. This includes an outdoor play area for children and gazebos to have daytime picnics. For those who are looking to stay fit, the best place for them is the Gold’s Gym in Mina Al Arab. This gym is situated right along Mina Al Arab Road. One will find nearly all types of workout equipment here, whether you are into strength training or cardio, this gym has all the facilities and equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals.
There are several salons and spas in Mina Al Arab and the surrounding neighbourhood. Residents can visit The Beauty Zone, Ayana Beauty & Spa, Beauty Spot Salon and L'Art De L'Elégance. Here residents will find a variety of beauty treatments and massage services.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
For those planning on moving to Mina Al Arab should keep in mind that public transportation in this area is non-existent. The closest bus station is a 12-minute drive away.
- Situated along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Road (E11)
- 16 minutes away from Al Hamra Village
- 31 minutes away from RAK International Airport