Muhaisnah lies in the northeastern region of Dubai. It is one of the few localities that is established close to the Dubai-Sharjah border. Muhaisnah is in close proximity to industrial developments such as Al Qusais Industrial Area in Dubai and the Industrial Area in Sharjah.
The neighbourhood is popular among working professionals and small families who live in apartment complexes while larger families choose to reside in the villa communities. One of the separate sub-communities of the area is Muhaisnah 2. It consists of staff accommodation for the labours due to the nearby industrial areas.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Houses several labour camps and staff accommodations
- Residential properties are comprised of apartments and villas
- Home to reputable educational institutes
- Close to a few metro stations
- Dubai International Airport is in close proximity
- Linked to Dubai’s mainland as well as Sharjah through Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311)
The area is divided into four sub-communities, Muhaisnah 1, 2, 3 and 4. Muhaisnah 1 is more residential, containing schools and villas. Muhaisnah 2 is comprised of labour camps and is separated from the other communities. Muhaisnah 3 is a more villa-oriented community, while properties in Muhaisnah 4 are comprised of apartment buildings as well as commercial areas.
Muhaisnah 4 is where a greater number of residential apartments as well as hotel apartments are present. Located between Amman Street and Haleb Street, it is the modern side of this development and is currently trending at the top amongst the Muhaisnah sub-communities.
PROPERTIES IN MUHAISNAH
Flats for rent in Muhaisnah range from studios to 3-bedroom apartments. Studios are priced from AED 29k yearly, 1-bedroom apartments for rent range from AED 32k to AED 55k. These units offer living spaces between 500 sq. ft to 1,360 sq. ft. The larger 2 BHK flats in Muhaisnah can be rented for an average of AED 55k, annually. 3-bed flats are harder to find but these cost an average of AED 80k.
Popular residences in the area include Wasl Oasis 2, which is a low-rise apartment complex in Muhaisnah developed by Wasl Properties. Distributed between 24 low-rise building blocks, there are around 1,244 residential flats in this complex. Established as a gated suburban society, the project consists of amenities such as a supermarket, mosque, pocket gardens and a private parking facility.
Those looking for villas to rent in this neighbourhood will find that there are far fewer options as compared to apartments. There are two main villa sub-communities in the area, Muhaisnah 1 and 3. The villas found in the community range from 3 to 6-bedrooms, villas can be single or double storied. Fenced with high-walled boundaries and palm trees, villas in Muhaisnah offer privacy, security and peace. Built over plot areas ranging between 12,000 sq. ft. and 25,000 sq. ft., the annual rents of these villas varies between AED 150k and AED 350k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MUHAISNAH
Muhaisnah is one of the few neighbourhoods in older Dubai that has great transport links. One of Dubai’s main highways Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) does not only run through Muhaisnah, but it is also where this road begins to extend into Sharjah. Other important routes connecting the neighbourhood with other areas are Beirut Street (D62), Baghdad Street (D95) and Airport Street (D89).
For the ease of passengers using public transportation in Muhaisnah, there are numerous bus stations dispersed throughout the four sub-communities. For metro users, the nearest station would be the Rashidiya metro station on Airport Road which is part of the Red Line. Stations which are part of the Green Line include Etisalat Metro and Al Qusais Metro located on Al Nahda Street a bit further away.
Parking in Muhaisnah is a bit of a hassle outside the apartment building areas at peak hours.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Muhaisnah
Most supermarkets in Muhaisnah are concentrated in district 2 and 4, but you will come across a few small grocery stores located in certain blocks. Mango Supermarket, Manar Al Madeena Supermarket and Golden Jubilee Supermarket are few stores that cater to the daily necessities of residents.
Larger stores in the neighbourhood include the Union Coop Hypermarket, Carrefour Hypermarket in Madina Mall and the massive Lulu Hypermarket part of Lulu Village.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Muhaisnah
Residents can visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Oud Metha Road which is a drive of around 20 minutes, or the Apostolic Church that is in Al Nahda, about 17 minutes away. The nearest temple is in the Raffa district, there is the Shiva Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir and Shree Krishna Haveli.
No matter where you are residing, you are sure to hear the Muslim call to prayer since there is a mosque in every block of the community. To name a few, mosques in Muhaisnah include Omar Bin Abdulaziz Mosque, Okasha Bin Muhsin Mosque, Ibrahim Lootah Masjid and Taziz Camp Mosque.
Schools in Muhaisnah
A few of the schools in Muhaisnah include Greenwood International School, it follows the American curriculum until Grade 12. United International Private School follows the Philippine curriculum, also until Grade 12. A new branch of St. Mary’s Catholic High School opened in 2015 for the residents. It follows the British curriculum from FS1 to Year 9.
Schools following the curriculum of their country include The Indian Academy (Indian curriculum), Russian International School (Russian curriculum) and Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive-Dubai (French curriculum).
The educational institutes in this northeastern neighbourhood cater to students with different backgrounds as well as different professional pursuits. Female students who plan to build a medical career can enrol into Dubai Medical College for Girls and Dubai Pharmacy College. Al Rashid Quran Learning Centre and Islamic School for Education Training is for individuals who would like to enlighten themselves with Islamic education.
University City Sharjah is just 15 minutes away, it includes options such as the American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah and Skyline University College. The options in Dubai International Academic City are further away, requiring a 25-minute drive.
Clinics and Hospitals in Muhaisnah
There is only one hospital in Muhaisnah which is the Dubai Medical University Hospital. Aster Hospital Qusais is quite close to those living in Muhaisnah 3.
Medical clinics in the area include Aster Clinic, Muhaisnah Health Centre, Al Mashaher Medical Centre and more.
The neighbouring areas include Al Qusais, Al Qusais Industrial Area, Mirdif and Al Mizhar. City Centre Mirdif and Dubai International Airport are a short drive away. Commuting to Sharjah is also not an issue for those residing in this locality.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Muhaisnah
Facing the neighbouring community of Mirdif, Etihad Mall in Muhaisnah 1 is a community shopping complex near Al Khawaneej Street (D89). It has a broad selection of international and local Arab brands, an indoor amusement area for kids that includes attractions such as Kids Menia, Kiddieville and Cheeky Monkeys. Shoppers can sit back and relax at a coffee shop such as Starbucks and Gloria Jeans.
Madina Mall on Beirut Street (D62) is another shopping destination that has plenty of fashion brands such as Giordano, Max, Octave, Mulberries Splash and Peter England. The Body Shop is an internationally-acclaimed beauty and skincare brand featured in this mall that offers ethically-made and cruelty-free products.
Another large shopping centre, Lulu Village offers amazing deals on every-day and lifestyle products.
Restaurants in Muhaisnah
Catering to expat labourers who occupy the area, restaurants in Muhaisnah 2 include Sonapur Restaurant, Punjabi Restaurant, Medina Restaurant and Chennai Darbar Restaurant.
Due of the existence of large shopping complexes such as Etihad Mall and Madina Mall, you will come across many chic eateries such as Le Café Gateau, La Creperie, Shakespeare and Co, Ari O’Rotti and Pampangenos Restaurant in district 3 and 4.
Quite a few petrol pumps can be found in the area. These are normally found with a few fast food chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and more.
BEACHES NEAR MUHAISNAH
Stretched across a massive area of 106 hectares, Al Mamzar Beach is located on a straight drive of 15 minutes. There are various facilities offered at this beach such as rental beach cabins, barbeque areas and rental sun-loungers with umbrellas. Besides that, this beach near Muhaisnah includes private chalets, dressing rooms, prayer rooms and shower areas that provide convenience to the visitors. Furthermore, there are food kiosks and snack houses located at very short intervals for quick beach refreshments. If you are into musical shows and events, then the amphitheatre in Al Mamzar Beach might have something on display for your entertainment.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Dubai Festival City, around 18 minutes away, is a must-visit destination that offers a world-class retail adventure. That's not all as visitors can have an all-encompassing entertainment experience by being part of various events and activities that take place there.
Dubai International Airport is easily the most notable landmark close to the neighbourhood.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Badminton lovers can engage in their favourite activity at Dubai Sports Hall, which is a badminton court located near 7 A Street.
Families looking to spend quality time outdoors can head to one of the three parks in M 1. Adults can take delight in an evening stroll or perhaps enjoy an energetic run on the jogging track that encircles the lake. The landscaped, grassy fields are best for family picnics and there are grounds and courts for people who are football and tennis fanatics.
Salon in the area includes Roots Salons, Riviera Beauty Centre, Bin Faisal Salon, Skyline Salon and Noor Al Nahda Gents Salon. Fitness enthusiasts have a variety of options to choose from, such as Al Arif Body Building, Gold’s Gym Etihad Mall, International Fitness Centre, Body and Soul Health Club, Fitness Junction and Super Gym.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area provides peaceful living at affordable price points, one thing to consider before moving is that the area is located close to a few industrial areas and the airport. This may cause noise and air pollution and dampen the environment.
- Downtown Dubai is around 26 minutes away
- Dubai Marina, the famous artificial canal city, is almost half an hour away
- Dubai International Airport is located at a distance of 14 kilometres
- Etihad Mall, Madina Mall, Arabian Centre and City Centre Mirdif are all shopping complexes located 10 minutes away