ABOUT MUSHRIF VILLAS
Mushrif Villas is a residential sub-community in Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. The community is located between Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, making it a central location in the emirate. According to Bayut.com's H2 market report, it is also one of the popular areas in Abu Dhabi for renting villas and apartments.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Prime location in the city
- Excellent amenities within easy access
- Ideal for professionals and families alike
- A friendly community that promotes religious tolerance
This residential community has all the facilities that allow for a modern lifestyle. Over the years, the neighbourhood has further developed in terms of amenities. Some of the highlights of the community include:
- Mushrif Mall
- Umm Al Emarat Park
- Al Mushrif Palace
Not to mention, the location of the community also allows for easy access to major points in the city.
PROPERTIES IN MUSHRIF VILLAS
Let's now talk about properties in Mushrif Villas. Homes in the sub-community comprise apartments and villas.
Even 1-bedroom apartments in the sub-community are spacious with covered areas of almost 1,000 sq. ft. These units feature a bedroom, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Moreover, they also have big windows to let in the fresh air and natural lighting. In terms of facilities, residents get 24/7 security, maintenance and covered parking spaces.
- One can rent a 1-bedroom apartment for up to AED 53k per year
On the other hand, families can opt for 5 to 8-bedroom villas in the sub-community. These homes have covered areas ranging from 1,800 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft.
- Typical rental price for villas is 235k per year
In addition, Mushrif Villas feature maid’s rooms, driver’s rooms, large majlis areas, rooftop access, private garden and a playing area.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MUSHRIF VILLAS
Buses are the main mode of public transportation in Mushrif Villas. Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station is just 15 minutes away from the sub-community. You can find buses for reaching locations like Zayed Port, Al Qurm and Khalidiyah Mall at this stop.
As far parking spaces in Mushrif Villas in concerned, villa residents get private spaces for two cars. Visitors, on the other hand, can make use of street parking facilities.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
In terms of amenities, the community is well-stocked in terms of minimarts and supermarkets. These cater to the daily shopping needs of the residents. Supermarkets near Mushrif Villas include Al Nile Supermarket, Al Haji Supermarket and Bahrain Foodstuff. There are two LuLu Express stores near the sub-community, as well as a ZOOM outlet. These are all within a 10-minute distance.
MOSQUES NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
Moving on, there are several mosques near Mushrif Villas, such as Mohammed Bin Zayed Mosque and Nasser Bin Hwailil Mansouri Mosque. There's also a uniquely named "Mary, the Mother of Jesus Mosque" near the villas. The name of the mosque is a reflection of inter-faith harmony in the community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
The presence of churches is one of the defining features of Al Mushrif. Churches near Mushrif Villas include Evangelical Church, St. Andrew’s Church and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. In fact, one can find churches of major denominations just a few minutes away from the sub-community.
Likewise, temples near Mushrif Villas include the Sikh gurudwara ‘New Gurudwara’ and the under-construction BAPS Hindu Mandir. Not to mention, there are also plans to build a Hindu temple within the community, which will be completed in 2021.
SCHOOLS NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
The sub-community is well-suited to families due to the availability of many educational facilities. Schools near Mushrif Villas include:
- Al Nahda National School
- International Community School
- Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary Schools
All these schools are located within the master community. Al Nahda National School maintains excellent international standards of education through its American and British programmes. The school is accredited by educational authorities such as CIS, Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate.
Nurseries near Mushrif Villas include:
- My Nursery
- Kidz Link Nursery
- Clever Hands Nursery
Finally, universities near Mushrif Villas include Emirates College for Advanced Education, Khalifa University, Al Hosn University and the University of Strathclyde Business School.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
Another major amenity of the sub-community is proximity to healthcare facilities. Hospitals near Mushrif Villas include:
- NMC Royal Women’s Hospital
- Emirates Hospital
- Yas Healthcare
The NMC Royal Women’s Hospital (formerly Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital) is the first private mother and child hospital in Abu Dhabi. It is also accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).
Likewise, Emirates Hospital is another internationally recognised hospital in the emirate offering a range of medical services like cardiology, dermatology, ENT, general surgery and emergency services.
Yas Healthcare is similarly known for the range of medical services it offers. In addition, there are several clinics near Mushrif Villas as well, all located within the master community. These include:
- Al Mushrif Clinic
- Corpofino Clinic
- Al Mushrif Children’s Speciality Centre
Not to mention, there are some speciality clinics in the neighbourhood as well, such as Creative Dental Centre, Kaya Skin Clinic and Fit Life Veterinary Clinic.
As already mentioned, Mushrif Villas is developed on a prime location in Abu Dhabi. Nearby areas include:
In addition, there are many leisure and tourist destinations near the sub-community, such as Al Hudayriat Island, Mangrove National Park and Al Gurm Resort.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
When it comes to shopping facilties, there are a couple of malls near Mushrif Villas. Examples include:
- Al Mushref Co-operative Society Mall - community mall
- Mushrif Mall
- Al Wahda Mall
To start off, there’s a community mall by the name of Al Mushref Co-operative Society Mall. It is located 10 minutes away from the community and features a hypermarket, retail stores and some restaurants.
Al Mushrif Mall is located within the community, and is famous for its huge indoor fresh food market. The mall features a variety of outlets spread over three floors, offering everything from grocery items to luxury fashion. Popular outlets at this mall include Tissot, Bath & Body Works, Beverly Hills Polo Club and Danube.
Finally, residents can also head to Al Wahda Mall, which is a large mall with international brands, restaurants and kid’s play zones well. Some top brands on offer at Al Wahda Mall include Giordano, H & M, Guess, Timberland and Pierre Cardin.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
Among dining options, there are several restaurants near Mushrif Villas. These serve a wide variety of cuisines. Examples include:
- Lemongrass Restaurant (Thai)
- India Palace
- Mongolian Chinese Restaurant
- Automatic Restaurant
Residents can also head to Al Mushrif Mall to grab a bite at:
- Jimmy’s Killer Prawns
- TGI Fridays
- Papa Murphy’s Pizza
- Le Terrace Restaurant & Cafe
For fine dining, one can head to the Sardinia Restaurant at the Abu Dhabi Country Club. Other options include Cut Steakhouse and Thai Benjarong.
BEACHES NEAR MUSHRIF VILLAS
For those enthuasitic for water-based activities, there are several beaches near Mushrif Villas located within a 15-minute distance via car. These include Al Qurm Beach, Al Sahil Beach, Corniche Beach and Al Bateen Beach. Some of these beaches also have resorts and water sports facilities. In addition, Al Bateen Beach also has a separate area for ladies.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
As far as leisure activities are concerned, residents of Mushrif Villas have several avenues to explore. Examples include:
- Mangrove National Park
- Zayed Sports City
- Al Hudayriat Island
Mangrove National Park is located in the Al Zafranah area and is a haven for birdwatchers. The park also features a nice playground and it also has facilities for water-based activities.
Speaking of water-based activities, one can also head to Al Hudayriat Island where one can enjoy kayaking, surfing, boating and jet-skiing. Al Hudayriat Island also has cycling tracks.
Sports lovers can head to Zayed Sports City. As the name implies, it is a sports complex offering facilities like tennis courts, a football stadium, basketball courts and even a gym. There is a bowling alley and also an ice skating rink open for visitors at a nominal fee.
Not to mention, the aforementioned Al Mushrif Mall also offers several recreation options such as arcade gaming and joy rides. The mall is home to ‘Sparkys’, which is a family park featuring bowling alleys, a 4D cinema and a host of rides for people of all ages.
In terms of landmarks near Mushrif Villas, Al Mushrif Palace is the most notable one. The palace spreads over 60,000 sq. m. and is open for the public. In fact, it is a centre point for public celebrations in the community.
Another landmark is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, located 3 minutes from the sub-community. An architectural masterpiece, the mosque features 82 domes, thousands of columns, seven multi-sized chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-woven Persian carpet. It can house over 40,000 worshippers at a time. The founder of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is buried in the ground next to the complex.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There is much near Mushrif Villas to promote an active, outdoor lifestyle. The centre point of these outdoor activities is Umm Al Emarat Park, which is further divided into thematic sections: Wisdom Garden, Shade House, Botanic Garden, Amphitheatre, Children’s Garden and the Great Lawn. There is much to stimulate the mind and body in this park.
For those who like to keep fit, gyms near Mushrif Villas include:
- Commander Fitness Center
- Weider’s Gym
- Sports School Country Club Gym
Salons near Mushrif Villas include:
- Style Beauty Salon
- Pronto Beauty Salon
- Tips & Toes
Finally, spas near the sub-community include Club Spa, which is located inside Abu Dhabi Country Club.
The vibrant community holds events throughout the year that residents of Mushrif Villas can participate in, particularly at Al Mushrif Palace and Al Mushrif Mall.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
One can stay connected with the wider community via ‘Al Mushrif Gardens Compound’ Facebook group.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
To sum up, living in Mushrif Villas offers you the best that Abu Dhabi has to offer within easy access. Prime location coupled with excellent amenities makes for an ideal lifestyle, whether you are a professional or living here with family.