ABOUT MUHAISNAH 1
Muhaisnah is a north-eastern neighbourhood in Dubai that lies close to the border between this city and Sharjah. In addition to proximity to the airport, there are several industrial developments around the area. Hence, Muhaisnah is one of the areas in Dubai that features labour camps and staff accommodations. However, the largest residential sub-community out of its four precincts is Muhaisnah 1. It occupies the southern part of the community that is parallel to Al Khawaneej Street (D89).
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers family houses at a good value
- Close to Sharjah’s University City
- In proximity to the airport
- Several metro stations are quickly accessible
- Offers many leisure and sports amenities at a close distance
The sub-community of Muhaisnah 1 contains multiple blocks of attached as well as stand-alone villas. Because of the presence of commercial facilities and landscaped recreational areas, Muhaisnah 1 is perfect for families that include young school-going kids as well as individuals pursuing higher education.
- Two community parks
- Institutes for basic and higher education
- Community mall
Although it is a residential area, you will find a moderate presence of commercial facilities landscaped recreational areas. Featuring many long-established residential units, it is also the most populated sub-community in the district.
PROPERTIES IN MUHAISNAH 1
Most of the properties in Muhaisnah 1 are multiple-bed villas with backyards. A few even have private swimming pools. Set over two floors, these stand-alone villas consist of a large living room, en-suite bedrooms, a separate kitchen and a room for the maid. Rental houses built over an area of 7,495 sq. ft. costs around AED 290k per year with a payment option of 4 cheques. Built over an area of 15,421 sq. ft., a villa with five bedrooms and six bathrooms is available for sale for the price of AED 6.6M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MUHAISNAH 1
Options for public transportation in Muhaisnah 1 are bus services such as 31, F03, F05 and 63E that stop over stations dotted along Algeria Street, 5th Street and 32nd Street. These bus stops are known as Muhaisnah - Dubai Modern School, Muhaisnah 1 - Etihad Mall and Algeria Street 7 1. One of the nearest metro stations is Rashidiya Metro Station on a seven-minute drive away. It is the main depot for Red Line. Etisalat Metro Station on Al Nahda Street from which the Green Line starts is at a distance of nine minutes.
Parking spaces in Muhaisnah 1 include open ground with ample space that is found on every residential plot. Community facilities like schools, mosques and the mall come with paved street parking option.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN MUHAISNAH 1
Retail options include numerous grocery stores and a few supermarkets in Muhaisnah 1 as well as in the nearby areas. Valley Star Grocery and Al Jawareh Oasis Grocery suffice residents for daily needs. Union Coop at Etihad Mall is also present in the sub-community which is a major supermarket of the area. On a 10-minute drive away there is Aswaaq, a leading supermarket in the adjacent Al Mizhar community. Branches of a few popular supermarkets in the neighbouring areas include West Zone Supermarket, Spinneys Express, and Emirates Cooperative Society.
MOSQUES IN MUHAISNAH 1
There are two community mosques in Muhaisnah 1. One of them is called Omar Bin Abdulaziz Mosque. The other is located on 38 A Street beside Muhaisnah Health Centre. Other nearby places to offer prayer include Hiraa Mosque, Ebad Al Rahman Masjid, and Fatima Baqer Mosque. One of the bigger and well-known mosques close to the sub-community is Mirdif Grand Mosque located at a driving distance of nine minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MUHAISNAH 1
Other places of worship such as churches near Muhaisnah 1 can be found in the Deira area. Accessible in 15 to 19 minutes, these facilities are Winners Chapel International Dubai, Jesus Is Lord Mission International and International Baptist Church.
Located in the proximity of approximately 25 minutes, temples near Muhaisnah 1 include Jain Temple Dubai, Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir and Shree Krishna Haveli around the Dubai Creek area.
SCHOOLS IN MUHAISNAH 1
Situated in proximity to most houses, these are the schools in Muhaisnah 1:
- Buds Public School
- Greenwood International School
- Islamic School for Training & Education
You may not find nurseries within the neighbourhood but there are many located in the western communities. A few of these include:
- Al Noor Nursery
- Little Princess Nursery
- The Emirates Tender Care & Nursery
Bud Public School (BPS Dubai) is a renowned co-educational school that follows the Indian CBSE curriculum and caters to KG to Grade 12 students. Those looking for a school that follows the American curriculum can consider Greenwood International School. Following the Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum, Islamic School for Training & Education is another option for early, primary or secondary education.
As for higher education, Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls is based in Muhaisnah 1 and is ideal for females pursuing a career in the medical/pharmaceutical field. The campus is located between 32nd and 35th streets. Other easily accessible institutes include University of Modern Sciences at a 10-minute distance and University of Strathclyde Business School Dubai around 15 minutes away. Emirates College for Management & Information Technology is accessible in approximately 18 minutes.
The neighbourhood is also close to Sharjah’s key educational district called University City. It will take a 20-minute drive to reach one of the institutes based there, such as the University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah and Skyline University College.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN MUHAISNAH 1
Healthcare facilities in the sub-community include:
- Al-Muhaisnah Health Centre
- Dubai Medical University Hospital
- Dubai Specialized Medical Centre
One of the busiest hospitals in Muhaisnah 1, Al-Muhaisnah Health Centre is centrally located and easily accessible to most residents. Dubai Specialized Medical Centre is a multi-speciality clinic that includes medical research laboratories and offers a range of treatments. Other hospitals and clinics near Muhaisnah 1 are Access Clinic 1 Sonapur, Aster Clinic Al Qusais, iCARE Clinics, Medcare Speciality Centre, and Zulekha Hospital.
The residential neighbourhoods include:
- Al Mizhar
- Al Qusais
Divided into two boroughs, Al Mizhar is an immediate neighbour that lies to the east. Home to industrial development, residential buildings, and the five Green Line metro stations, Al Qusais is located on the other side of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311). The popular Al Qusais Pond Park which lies in Al Qusais is easily accessible to Muhaisnah 1 residents.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN MUHAISNAH
Etihad Mall on Al Khawaneej Street is a small community mall in Muhaisnah 1 that caters to the entire neighbourhood as well as the nearby communities. It includes numerous local and international brands as well as facilities like a supermarket, salon, fitness club, an indoor amusement centre, and dining outlets.
Apart from a community mall, residents go to the nearby malls for a comprehensive shopping experience. These nearby retail centres are:
- Arabian Centre
- City Centre Mirdif
- Bin Sougat Centre
A mid-size mall, Arabian Centre is located in Al Mizhar mere minutes away from the community. It offers a range of consumer goods from casual apparel and cosmetics to toys and homeware at great prices. You will find numerous retail offerings and family-friendly amenities in City Centre Mirdif, which is a popular shopping place in this region. Bin Sougat Centre is located across Dubai International Airport at a nine-minute distance.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MUHAISNAH 1
Dining options include street cafeterias, while most restaurants in Muhaisnah 1 are based in Etihad Mall’s food court. These include:
- Qarya Al Shandagha Restaurant
- Shakespeare and Co.
These are the other options:
- Fistikzade Cafe
- Dip N Dip
ChicKing is where you can get a bucket of grilled or fried chicken. For Emirati cuisine, you can dine at Qarya Al Shandagha Restaurant. Fistikzade Cafe offers a variety of Turkish desserts. A bakery called Gateaux has a selection of cakes that range from mango mousse and blueberry cheesecake to carrot cake and classic tiramisu. Dip N Dip is a dessert and coffee shop where you can enjoy waffles, pancakes and some chocolate indulgence.
BEACHES NEAR MUHAISNAH 1
Even though it is an off-central area, the neighbourhood has access to many beach spots. One of the easily accessible beaches near Muhaisnah 1 will require an 18-minute drive. Known as Al Mamzar Beach, this coastal destination has both private and open beach spots. For a private hang out with friends or family, one could visit and indulge in plenty of affordable activities on Al Mamzar Beach Park such as barbeque parties, roller-skating or a game of basketball and football.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One of the unmistakable landmarks near Muhaisnah 1 is Dubai International Airport which is a stone’s throw away. Other nearby places to visit include:
- Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
- Dubai Dolphinarium
- Promise Bridge
Based at the edge of the creek, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club features an 18-hole championship golf course, five-star Park Hyatt Hotel, a sail-shaped clubhouse, and a yacht club. It is also home to an exclusive seaplane tour operator called Seawings. A favourite family attraction, Dubai Dolphinarium is situated around 20 minutes away on the other side of the creek. Promise Bridge at the Last Exit is quickly becoming a trendy tourist spot. This love-lock bridge is accessible via the same Al Khawaneej Road in less than 12 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
In terms of recreation, Muhaisnah 1 has a few parks and fitness centres. Residents can also find ample facilities for sports and other leisure activities in the surrounding areas. These are a few to name:
- Etisalat Academy Sports & Leisure Club
- Dubai Stars Sportsplex
- Al Twar Basketball Court
Etisalat Academy Sports & Leisure Club is located in Muhaisnah 2 on just a five-minute drive. It has facilities like swimming pool, running tracks, an indoor multipurpose hall, football field as well as courts for volleyball, basketball, tennis, and squash. Also located at a close distance, Dubai Stars Sportsplex is an indoor sports complex with a range of facilities. Gyms in the vicinity include Gold’s Gym at Etihad Mall and International Fitness Centre.
Salon and spa options include:
- Roots Salon
- Zensuals Beauty and Nail Lounge
Roots Salon, at Etihad Mall, offers facial, makeup, haircut, nail art, body waxing, and other beauty-related services. Located at an eight-minute distance, Zensuals Beauty and Nail Lounge is one of the top-rated beauty salons in this region that frequently offers deals on various services.
Muhaisnah Run, also known as Labour Run, is a racing event organised by Team Sports UAE that happens every year. Hundreds of workers and professional runners participate in this event held on the three-kilometre and 10-kilometre tracks of the community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Muhaisnah 1 offers affordable options for families who do not mind living on the outskirts. It is approximately 30 minutes away from popular tourist attractions such as Dubai Marina Mall and Barasti Beach. Nevertheless, the locality has proximity to a range of leisure destinations that are located in northern Dubai. As for the residences, the backyards that come with the houses are often not fully landscaped so residents who want a garden will have to cultivate it themselves.