ABOUT NAD AL SHEBA 4
Popular for the Meydan Racecourse, the urban development of Nad Al Sheba has a lot more to offer. Though it is an outlying area, it is a paradise for sports enthusiasts as it offers one-of-a-kind equestrian and golf courses while hosting highly esteemed sports events. The growing Nad Al Sheba community has four sub-communities which are Nad Al Shiba 1, 2, 3 and 4. Most of them are commercial/leisure districts but the largest residential and relatively populated sub-community is Nad Al Sheba 4. It is located in the southern region of the master community, close to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66).
IN A NUTSHELL
- An establishment of large villas for rent
- Includes schools, mosques and Aswaaq supermarket
- Features expansive parks with sports facilities
- Close to Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand
- Offers multiple options for basic and higher education
The sub-community of Nad Al Sheba 4 contains narrow clusters of high-end residential properties that are bordered by winding streets. Most of these properties are private, which means that they are not owned by any developer. Here are a few points of interest in Nad Al Sheba 4:
- Two community parks
- Beautiful mosques
- A lower density of commercial properties
Although it has been quickly colonised, the area is less crowded as compared to other sub-communities. All basic amenities are present here, and for more options, the neighbouring sub-communities have a lot to offer. In terms of recreation, you will find two well-designed parks that have multiple recreational facilities.
PROPERTIES IN NAD AL SHEBA 4
The area contains several stand-alone villas that are constructed over large plots. Featuring rich Emirati architecture, these lavishly built properties in Nad Al Sheba 4 contain spacious interiors and equally large outdoor spaces. They offer added privacy and security, and traditionally designed boundary walls that enclose the total premises of the residential properties.
Consisting of three to five bedrooms, villas in Nad Al Sheba 4 are available for rent with sizes up to 15,000 sq. ft. The price of 3-bedroom villas lies between AED 150k and AED 230k per year. It is worth noting that the annual rates of properties in Dubai with an area between 9,000 sq. ft. – 10,000 sq. ft. can range around AED 115k – AED 1.2M. Considering the current rental trend, a six-bed unit in Nad Al Shiba 4 with an area of 9,500 sq. ft. is fairly priced at AED 270k. As for the remaining bed-types available in this area, here is a look at their current rental standings:
- The average rents of houses with four bedrooms fluctuates between AED 170k and AED 220k
- The yearly price of rental five-bed villas ranges from AED 170k to AED 270k.
Distributed between two floors, the interior space of villas feature a large hallway, multiple living rooms, a dining room, en-suite bedrooms, maid’s room, kitchen, and one or two terraces. The yard space may include a room for driver, storeroom, laundry area, a garden, and a carport.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN NAD AL SHEBA 4
For transportation near Nad Al Sheba 4, commuters depend on Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311). These are two of the major roads in the city that provide transport links to other cities as well. The sub-community provides direct access to both roads. Public transport users can use 66, 67 and X23 bus services that have a stopover at Nad Al Shiba Intersection bus station on Dubai – Al Ain Road.
Finding parking spaces in Nad Al Sheba 4 is not an issue for residents, as all houses come with a covered parking facility that can accommodate up to four cars. Convenient for car-owners, there is also ENOC Petrol Station around the corner.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN NAD AL SHEBA 4
There are a few retail shops and supermarkets in Nad Al Sheba 4 but the main place for grocery shopping is Aswaaq Supermarket behind the central park. Distinctively designed, the supermarket is considered a mini-mall for the area. Besides the home and grocery products, it features a variety of eateries such as cafés, restaurants, a bakery, and an ice cream parlour. Other neighbourhood stores include My Choice Minimart and Happy Star Grocery.
MOSQUES IN NAD AL SHEBA 4
One of the best things about the area is the presence of splendidly designed mosques in Nad Al Sheba 4. They feature remarkable Islamic architecture. A few even have huge marble courtyards. One of the notable mosques is Masjid Nad Al Sheba which lies in front of the central park. Other mosques include Shamsa Mohammed Al Huraiz Masjid, Bin Lahij Mosque, and Hamza Mosque.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR NAD AL SHEBA 4
One of the churches near Nad Al Sheba 4 is City Hill Global Church Dubai. It is located off Dubai – Al Ain Road at a distance of 11 minutes. Other sacred facilities for Christians are accessible after a travel of 15 minutes towards the north. These include the City of Dreams, The Dubai City Church and St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral.
Those who want to visit temples near Nad Al Sheba 4 have options such as Automech Gurudwara, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple, ShrinathJi Temple, and Jain Temple Dubai. With a distance of 12 minutes, Automech Gurudwara is the closest that is present in Ras Al Khor Industrial Area.
SCHOOLS IN NAD AL SHEBA 4
For basic education, residents can consider the following options:
- Dubai School of Excellence
- GEMS Modern Academy
- International School of Creative Science
These are the nearby nurseries:
- Fantasy Town Nursery
- British Orchard Nursery
- Toddlers International Nursery
There are three schools within the area, namely Rising School, World Canadian School and Dubai School of Excellence. World Canadian School has a Canada-based curriculum, while the other two schools in Nad Al Sheba 4 follow the American curriculum. If residents are willing to expand their search in terms of distance, they will find many top schools such as Repton School, King’s School, GEMS Modern Academy and International School of Creative Science, located just four minutes away.
One of the advantages of living in Nad Al Sheba 4 is the proximity to colleges and universities. Convenient for students pursuing higher education, Academic City is at a mere distance of 10 minutes. Institutes such as Murdoch University Dubai and Heriot-Watt University Dubai exist Academic City. There is also Kent College Dubai situated within the master community that requires a 10-minute drive to access.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR NAD AL SHEBA 4
Easily accessible medical facilities to residents include:
- Eupepsia Medical Clinic
- Noor Al Shefa Clinic
- Nad Al Sheba Health Centre
With a distance of nine to 11 minutes, many clinics near Nad Al Sheba 4 are present in Dubai Silicon Oasis. These include Eupepsia Medical Clinic, Medicure Polyclinic, and Aster Clinic. One of the hospitals near Nad Al Sheba 4 is located at a close distance of five minutes. This healthcare provider, Nad Al Sheba Health Centre, is a government hospital located behind a police station. For pet care, there is Nad Al Shiba Veterinary Clinic in the community and 2 Feet 4 Paws Vets at a distance of 11 minutes.
The sub-community is bordered to the north by Nad Al Shiba 2 and 3, while Nad Al Shiba 1 spreads towards the west. Other nearby developments include:
- International City
- Dubai Silicon Oasis
International City lies at the crossroads between Manama Street (D67) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311). It has several residential clusters dedicated to popular countries around the world. Lying opposite, Dubai Silicon Oasis is home to a technology park and an assortment of luxurious residences. Most amenities such as nurseries and restaurants are easily accessible here. An emerging development, Liwan consists of residential options, such as studios and multiple-bed apartments, for singles and small families.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR NAD AL SHEBA 4
The upcoming Nad Al Sheba Mall is predicted to be the vibrant centrepiece of the community. Being built by the master developer Nakheel, the complex covers a total area of 1.2 million sq. ft. and is set to house 200 retail outlets. Once open, the mall will be the go-to shopping destination for residents as its site is only 11 minutes away. Existing malls near Nad Al Sheba 4 include:
- Marhaba Mall
- Dragon Mart
- Dubai Outlet Mall
Found in Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, Marhaba Mall is accessible in 10 minutes. Offerings at Marhaba Mall include garment, perfume, and jewellery stores as well as amenities like a driving school, supermarket, beauty salons, ATM facilities and a few restaurants. International City is home to the popular Chinese trading hub known as Dragon Mart which is around 16 minutes away. Also considered as the largest Asian mall, Dragon Mart features over 4,000 stores that sell a huge variety of Chinese products at reduced prices. Another place to find good bargains on leading brands is Dubai Outlet Mall which is on a straight drive of 14 minutes down the E66 highway.
RESTAURANTS NEAR NAD AL SHEBA 4
In terms of dining options, the sub-community has limited options but you may still find cafeterias and a few small-scale restaurants in Nad Al Sheba 4. An Italian restaurant called Broccoli Pizza & Pasta is situated within the vicinity near ENOC Petrol Station next to E311 highway. There are a few fast-food options clustered across the same highway near another ENOC Petrol Station. These are:
- Pizza Hut
There is also a popular doughnut and coffee shop called Dunkin Donuts. Speaking of coffee shops, there is a variety located nearby such as:
- Zero Four Specialty Coffee
- Fille Café
- Susana Café
Based in the sub-community, Zero Four Speciality Coffee has a range of hot beverages such as espresso, cortado, cappuccino, mocha, etc. as well as iced teas and cakes. Filli Café at Dubai Silicon Oasis is good for quick bites. Other similar dining places close to the neighbourhood include Darley Café, Qiso Café, and Susana Café.
BEACHES NEAR NAD AL SHEBA 4
The fastest route via Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66) to the beaches near Nad Al Sheba 4 will take around 20 minutes. One of the closest is Sunset Beach (Umm Suqeim Beach). This beach spot is not just an ideal place to watch the sunset across the horizon but is also popular for activities such as jogging, surfing, and fishing.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The notable landmarks including places for leisure activities near the sub-community are:
- Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand
- Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre
- Tashkeel Art Hub
Located close to Meydan Bridge, Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand is a remarkable facility that features a crescent-shaped roof, seating for up to 80,000 spectators and parking area f0r over 8,000 cars. The racecourse is based over a 2,400-metre turf track and a 1,750-metre dirt track. Other facilities in Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand include a tennis academy, a golf course, cycling tracks, equestrian centre as well as barns and stables. An outdoor shooting range in Nad Al Shiba 2 is dedicated to the sport of target shooting.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Facilities for outdoor activities include:
- Nad Al Shiba 4 Park
- Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre
- NAS Sports Complex
There are two landscaped community parks in Nad Al Sheba 4. One is much larger than the other and is centrally located. It consists of jogging tracks, tennis court, basketball court, and two football fields. There are numerous shaded areas where people can have outdoor barbeques parties or simply lay picnic mats and enjoy meals with their families. The other park is best known for its cycling tracks. It also features a football ground and a tennis court as well as a playground for kids.
Dedicated to the traditional sport of falconry, Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre is located on Muscat Street in Nad Al Sheba, around 16 minutes away. NAS Sports Complex is a venue for various sports activities such as cricket, skiing, snowboarding, fencing, futsal, basketball, Ju-Jitsu, etc. It is located slightly off-the-beaten-track yet easily accessible with a drive of 15 minutes.
Few of the nearby spas and salons include:
- Nad Al Sheba Health Club & Spa
- Blush & Brush Beauty Boutique
- Scissors and Me Ladies Salon
An on-site facility in NAS Sports Complex, Nad Al Sheba Health Club & Spa is usually well-appreciated for its staff and spa services. Located right in the neighbourhood, Blush & Brush Beauty Boutique has a chic ambience and offers services related to nails, hair, makeup, and henna.
Nad Al Shiba 4 residents have access to several sports and arts events that happen all year round in the community. Every year, Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand hosts a grand horse racing event called Dubai World Cup at an international level. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach there. A place for art lovers, Tashkeel Art Hub features exhibitions frequently as well as workshops during summer. It is roughly 10 minutes away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Nad Al Sheba 4 is an off-central area but is quite close to a few key districts such as World Trade Centre and Downtown Dubai. Convenient for frequent travellers, it is also significantly close to Dubai International Airport. Popular places like Dubai Marina will take at least a half-hour drive to reach. Also, since it is a community designed for large families, there are limited apartments. Small families considering living in this region can look at neighbouring communities such as Dubai Silicon Oasis and Liwan for accommodations.