ABOUT MUSHRIF GARDENS
Al Mushrif is a central locality and residential community in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. With its large residential area, Al Mushrif offers residents the opportunity to live amidst a refreshing and peaceful environment.
Built in a growing real estate, Mushrif Gardens is enveloped by a number of official buildings, healthcare centres and educational institutions. Positioned in a prime location between Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street and 28th Khalifa Bin Shakbout Street, the area offers a range of reasonable accommodation options.
The locality isn’t a commercialised area but is instead dotted with villas and 4 or 5 storey buildings which make it preferable for families and young couples.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers easy access to major landmarks in the vicinity of Abu Dhabi
- Hosts a multi-ethnic environment with housing palaces and many governmental buildings
- A much sought-after residential area for families due to facilities
- The coverage area of villas lies between 2,702 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft.
- Villas are available for sale
- Availability of apartments in an affordable price
With a variety of standard villas and apartments, Mushrif Gardens has become the first choice for families. The design of the houses reflects Mediterranean inspirations, however, the easy access to the exclusive amenities and accommodations has made the area a hotspot for those who are looking to buy or rent residential villas in Abu Dhabi.
Popular points of interest in the locality are:
- One of the well-known residential areas in Al Mushrif
- Free-hold villas are a suitable investment option for expats
- Good road access to surrounding Emirates
The close proximity of rental villas in Mushrif Gardens to communal parks makes the community family-friendly.
PROPERTIES IN MUSHRIF GARDENS
When it comes to residential properties in Mushrif Gardens, one will find several options for a budget-friendly rental property.
The studio and the 1-bedroom apartment is available for expats.
- The rent of 600 sq. ft. studio apartment starts from AED 23k yearly to AED 38k yearly.
- A standard 1-bedroom apartment on rent in Mushrif Gardens starts from AED 30k per annum and goes up all the way to AED 42k per annum.
The villa property includes the following options:
- 3-bedroom villas in Mushrif Gardens will demand AED 100k to AED 170k per year.
- 4-bedroom villas on rent in Mushrif Gardens start from AED 159k per year to AED 230k per year.
Mushrif Gardens is popular among investors as well
- The sale price of 5-bedroom villas starts from AED 3.7M and goes up to AED 6.5M
The sale price of villas in Mushrif Garden ranges from AED 3.4M to AED 7M while the rent of villas in the locality ranges from AED 90k per year to AED 230k per year. The villas in the locality are suitable for large families.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MUSHRIF GARDENS
Transportation in Mushrif Gardens is not an issue for residents. Situated in the centre of the capital city, the community is close to major spots of the city.
Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station is at 13 minutes of drive from Al Qureum. Khalidiyah Mall, Al Qurm, The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri and Zayed Airport are a few of the various parts of the city where residents can commute easily through the public bus service.
The dedicated parking space in Mushrif Gardens for apartments and villas make the life of residents easy while visitors can use the street area for parking their vehicles.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
Though there is no supermarket in Mushrif Gardens, there are a few of the groceries located at a drive of 10 to 15 minutes from the locality. One can find fresh vegetables and fruits, beauty products, home appliances, pet food and many more at a short drive of 13-minutes in Lulu Hypermarket. Other grocery points include Alam Supermarket, 7-minute drive away and Al-Mushrif Supermarket 12-minute away from the neighbourhood.
MOSQUES IN MUSHRIF GARDENS
There are several mosques within and outside the neighbourhood where tenants can offer their prayers. They can visit Al Mansoori Mosque near 13th street. Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque is accessible via Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in 13 minutes, Alfranzh Mosque is a 9-minute drive away while Ahmed bin Hadhir al-Muraykhi Mosque is located at a drive of 6 minutes from the vicinity.
Along with other mosques near Mushrif Garden, the famous Mary the Mother of Jesus Mosque is also located near the residential area. For promoting religious tolerance among communities, the name of the mosque was changed from Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Mosque as the locality has multiple churches around.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
There are many churches located around the vicinity. There is St. Joseph’s Cathedral located at 8-minutes drive via Shakbout Bin Sultan Street, St. Andrews Church at 9 minutes drive from the community while Evangelical Community Church can be accessed within 7 to 8 minutes drive.
However, there is no Hindu temple near the neighbourhood at the moment. There is one under construction which will be, according to the authorities, completed by 2020. For now, residents can visit Shiva and Krishna Temples in Dubai at a drive of roughly 1.5 hours.
SCHOOLS NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
Nursery options near the community include:
- Al Dana Nursery
- Les Fanfans Nursery
- Jigsaw Nursery
Al Dana Nursery organises different programs for children based on Islamic principles. Located 9-minute away from the locality, the management emphasises on Islamic faith through memorization the Holy Quran and hadiths. Les Fanfans Nursery offers a unique scheme in Abu Dhabi with its trilingual services. It is situated at a short drive of 10 minutes. Another famous nursery, Jigsaw Nursery can be accessed via Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street in 6 minutes.
In line with the family feel of the locality, many renowned and established schools near Mushrif Gardens are serving the community. A few of them are:
- The International School of Choueifat
- Al Nahda National Schools
- Al Mushrif School
During its 35 years of history in Abu Dhabi, thousands of students have graduated from The International School of Choueifat. Situated next to Mushrif Park, ISC is a 7-minute drive away from the locality. Established in 1983, Al Nahda Nationals School is another renown educational institute around the neighbourhood. Other options include Mushrif School situated at a 12-minute drive away.
Although there are no universities located in the boundaries of the locality, there are a few across the area. Khalifa University offers graduate, undergraduate programs in various fields including engineering, arts and science. The campus can be accessed in a 10-minute drive. Other options for universities include University of Strathclyde Business School, 10-minute drive away and European International College accessible in around 8 to 10 minutes by car.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
A few of the clinics near the area include:
- Al Mushrif Children's Speciality Centre
- Dental Design Clinic
- Corpofino Dermatology Clinic
- The British Lasik and Cosmetic Surgery Centre
One of its own kind, Al Mushrif Children's Speciality Centre at a short distance of 9 minutes drive from Mushrif Gardens is busy in providing best medical assistance to the families especially children. For your dental and oral health problems, Dental Design is 10 minutes away from the locality. Corpofino Dermatology Clinic is 9 minutes' drive away while British Lasik is at a walking distance via Al Khaleej Al Arabi 30th Street.
There are numerous reliable hospitals near Mushrif Gardens, a few of them are:
- Universal Hospital Tower 1
- Gulf Diagnostic Centre
- NMC Royal Hospital
Universal Hospital is busy in serving the best possible clinical care to over 187 nationalities in the centre of the city with 37 clinical floors and 18 departments. The Tower can be reachable in 7 minutes of drive. Other hospital options near locality include Gulf Diagnostic Centre, 6-minutes' drive away and NMC Royal Hospital is located 10-minutes of a drive from Mushrif Gardens.
The residential areas near Mushrif Gardens are:
On the western border of the community, Al Bateen is there with its landscaped gardens. Other nearby areas include Al Etihad and Habdat Al Za’faranah located on the eastern border.
For fun-loving families and tourists, picnic spots near the residential area include:
- Al Bateen Beach
- Al Gurm Resort
- Umm Al Emarat Park
- Mushrif Mall
- Mangrove National Park
With good road access to the surrounding Emirates, the community is an ideal location for families. The area is mostly surrounded by family-friendly parks. Located at 8 minutes' drive from the community, Al Bateen Beach is there for the beach party lovers. The spot is popular among expats and families due to many water sports offering. The waterfront beach resorts of Al Gurm Resort are frequented by tourists can be accessible by the residents via Arabian Gulf Street in 13 minutes.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
Among the other emirates of UAE, usually, Dubai is known for fancy and luxurious shopping malls. But if we look around, the shopping malls in Abu Dhabi and its other communities are stocked of best designers clothing lines, budget-friendly prices and special discount offers.
Popular options for shopping malls near Mushrif Garden are,
- Mushrif Mall
- Al Wahda
- Al Mariah Mall
- Al Zahiyah Shopping Centre
Though there’s no mall in the immediate proximity of the area, the expansive Mushrif Mall is there to fulfil the needs of residents. From grocery to makeup products, you’ll find everything in Mushrif Mall which is 10 minutes drive away via Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Another unique feature of Mushrif mall is The Market - the largest indoor fresh market. The Market offers the buyer a wide range of products including meat, fresh vegetables, fruits and other grocery items. Other shopping malls like Wahda Mall, 10 minutes' drive away and Al Mariah Mall, 15 minutes' drive away are secondary options for the residents.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
Famous restaurants near Mushrif Gardens are,
- India Palace
- Isfahan Nights Restaurant
A variety of reasonable and casual dining restaurants are available nearby. If you are craving for Thai cuisine, visit Lemongrass Restaurant to satisfy your taste buds. If you are looking for Italian cuisine, pay a visit to II Forno Restaurant. For authentic Iraqi cuisine in Abu Dhabi, check out Al Maskoof Al-Iraqi.
At a drive of 15-minutes via Shakhbout Bin Sultan Street, you’ll find India Palace on your right side. Other eatery options Healthway and Isfahan Nights Restaurant can be accessed in 10 minutes drive away from the locality.
The availability of pubs near Mushrif Gardens makes the area perfect party destination. A few of the pubs nearby are:
- 19th Street Bar and Restaurant
- Porters English Club
- Harvesters Pub
Located at a walking distance, 19th Street Bar and Restaurant has a wide range of wines from all across the world. White and red wines from France, Australia and Spain are the popular ones. The brunch and live music at Porters English Club is famous among the customers. This pub can be accessed in 11-minute drive while Harvesters Pub is 15-minutes away from the community.
BEACHES NEAR MUSHRIF GARDENS
One can find plenty of beaches near Mushrif Gardens. However, Al Bateen is one of the most popular ones. Located 3.3 km away from the locality, Al Bateen offers a spectacular sight of the beach.
According to the government of Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen Beach is suitable for fishing, swimming and family picnic. The beach is also considered as one of the eco-friendly and top-notch beaches in the world. Al Sahil and Corniche Beach are located at a short drive of 12 and 11 minutes respectively.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few of the notable landmarks near Mushrif Malls are,
- Al Mushrif Palace
- Qasr Al-Hosn
- Marina Eye
Al Mushrif Palace is a notable landmark near Mushrif. Built on 60,000 sq.m, Al Mushrif Palace is accessible to the public. This landmark is used for major celebration and festivities during important occasions in UAE. One can reach Marina Eye and Qasr Al-Hosn in 15 to 18 minutes respectively if travelling via car.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Horse riding is one of the most popular sports in the UAE and the number of world-class racing facilities and clubs is proof of that. Under the supervision of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club organises horse riding events on a monthly or annual basis to promote this traditional game internationally. The club has latest facilities for horse riders so residents of Mushrif Gardens don’t need to worry about a thing.
For fitness lovers, there are a handful of gyms nearby:
- Abu Dhabi Health and Fitness Club
- Weider’s Gym
- Commander Fitness Centre
Another family-friendly area near the neighbourhood is Umm Al Emarat Park. There are several subsections of the park including Botanic Garden, Shade House, Children’s Garden, Great Lawn, Wisdom Garden and Amphitheatre. Umm Al Emarat Park has been awarded the Green Flag Certification.
To enhance the beauty and reduce stress, the neighbourhood has spas which offer best body treatments. A few of the famous spas nearby are:
- Vidal Centre for men
- Inspire Sports Centre - Ladies Sports and Spa
- Club Spa
Vidal Centre for Men and Inspire Sports Centre – Ladies Sports and Spa is within the locality but if you want an extravagant and lavish treatment, you can visit Club Spa at a distance of 3 km only. Located inside Abu Dhabi Country Club, the spa offers professional skincare treatment for both men and women.
Mushrif Mall organizes public, holiday-themed, cultural events for children and families belonging to different cultures. This practice not only creates harmony in the community but also provides a chance to learn about other cultures.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Those looking to keep in touch with their community can subscribe to the Facebook group called Al Mushrif Gardens Compound for latest updates.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living at the centre of Abu Dhabi is a dream come true for many. But before buying or renting a property in the locality, one should be prepared for traffic jams and crowded urban environment.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is 28 minutes away
- A few miles away from Al Bateen Beach
- 16 minutes drive to Mangrove National Park
- Al Mushrif Palace situated nearby