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 which in turn attracts many tourists to the area. There are various nature 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 the Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd.
IN A NUTSHELL
- 25 minutes from RAK International Airport
- Waterfront properties, surrounded by natural wetlands and greenery.
- Situated along E11 road 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 seven subcommunities. These sub-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 subcommunity offers residents green surroundings and beachfront properties. This is a subcommunity for those who want a home close to the ocean.
The subcommunity 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 subcommunity 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 subcommunity offers facilities for watersports, sailing and motorboating.
For singles thinking of moving to Mina Al Arab, the subcommunity of Lagoon Walk can be an ideal place to live and work in. The Lagoon Walk is the cultural centre of Mina Al Arab and has trendy shopping outlets and casual dining spots.
Finally, the Bermuda subcommunity 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 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 in 1-bed flats, the average unit will come with 886 sq. ft. of floor 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 with three bedrooms. 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 lease 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 2300+ 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. 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 Nadiyah. Residents will have to drive to 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. For instance, just 6 minutes south of central Mina Al Arab is Choithrams Supermarket. This supermarket is ideally situated along Mina Al Arab Road. Residents can procure nearly all their daily groceries from here, which can include meats, fruits, vegetables, cereals, breads and various fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCGS). Other supermarkets that are situated in the surrounding neighbourhood are Bloom Supermarket, which is 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 IN MINA AL ARAB
One will not have to drive very far to attend Sunday mass. For instance, at a 15-minute drive south of Al Mina, 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, Orthodox Church, Gulf Field of Seventh-day Adventists and a few others. Thus, Christians from all sects will find a church where they can attend prayer service.
There are also some temples near Mina Al Arab. One can drive to Bur Dubai to attend the Shiva Temple which is situated in the community of Souq Al Kabeer. 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 IN MINA AL ARAB
There are several schools near Mina Al Arab. For example, the Al Jazeera Al Hamra Boys' School for Basic and Secondary Education is just five 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 eight minutes west of Mina Al Arab. In total, residents will find that there are over 10 schools that can be reached within five to 15 minutes by car.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN MINA AL ARAB
There are several clinics in Mina Al Arab. The closest clinic is six minutes away from Mina Al Arab. This clinic is known as Al Jazeera Medical Clinic.
The closest hospital in Mina Al Arab is just 18-minutes away, located on Al Shohadaa Road, Exit 119. This hospital is called Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH).
TOP 5 SUBCOMMUNITIES IN MINA AL ARAB
The most in-demand sub-communities are Flamingo villas, The Lagoons, Jannah Resort, Bermuda Villas and Malibu.
The closest community to Mina Al Arab is Al Hamra village which has a variety of attractions and places of interest. Al Hamra 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 near or around Mina Al Arab.
MALLS IN MINA AL ARAB
As for malls in 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 department store. Also, apart from several retail-outlets, residents will find a variety of cafes, such as Blends & Brews. There is also a moderate selection of restaurants to choose from, some of which are Hatam Restaurant, Paavo's Pizza, Popeyes and McDonald's.
RESTAURANTS IN MINA AL ARAB
There are several restaurants in Mina Al Arab. One of the most popular and highest-ranking dining establishments is Thunder Road Pizza & Grill RAK. This restaurant is managed by an Italian family and is considered an ideal place to enjoy Italian food with your friends and family members. The overall ambience at this eatery is casual and relaxed, so couples with children can also enjoy dining here. One noteworthy highlight of this restaurant is that it has won an award for being one of the best Italian restaurants in the UAE. Apart from this, you’ll find that there are 10 other reputable dining establishments in the vicinity.
BEACHES NEAR MINA AL ARAB
There are many designated beaches near Mina Al Arab. In fact, 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. 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 RAK. One notable landmark is the RAK National Museum, where tourists and residents can gain a detailed insight into the archaeological and historical facts of RAK. 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 RAK.
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 spas near Mina Al Arab and the surrounding neighbourhood. The most popular spa in the area is just 17 minutes away, the Marjan Island Resort & Spa. Here residents will find a variety of beauty treatments and massage services.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
For those planning on moving to Mina Al Arab, they should keep in mind that public transportation in this area is non-existent. The closest bus station is a 12-minute drive away. Before moving here, make sure that you have a reliable vehicle to get around as people without cars will generally struggle to get around Mina Al Arab and the greater emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in general.
- 31 minutes away from RAK International Airport
- Situated along a major road which is the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Rd (E11)
- Just 16 minutes away from Al Hamra Village
- 17 minutes away from main Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, interchange (E311)