ABOUT NAD AL SHEBA
Nad Al Sheba is best known for housing the Meydan Racecourse the venue for the prestigious Dubai World Cup. There is quite a bit coming up in this district. Nakheel has announced plans for a residential community called Nad Al Sheba Villas. The community will also be located in proximity to the new Mohammed Bin Rashid City and the still-developing Meydan community.
As for the residential side, this neighbourhood features a mix of luxurious villas and apartments. Nad Al Sheba 1 is also home to the Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse and other recreational amenities.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features a diverse mix of apartments and villas
- Sprawls over four grand sub-communities
- Best known for Meydan Racecourse which was previously known as Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
- The crown jewel of Nad Al Sheba is The Meydan Hotel
Nad Al Sheba is comprised of four districts each with their own distinct charm. Nad Al Sheba 1 is the largest community, it contains the sub-community of Meydan as well. This may change later when the Meydan City development is complete but for now, most residents of Dubai consider Meydan to be part of Nad Al Sheba 1. The community is known for the Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba Cycle Track and more. Nad Al Sheba 1 is also where most of the apartment complexes are found. This neighbourhood is located further away from its counterparts, it borders the community of Al Quoz 2.
Nad Al Sheba 2 is a quieter district, where many private villas are found. It is known to be a family-friendly area.
Nad Al Sheba 3 is known to be a school district, it houses many reputable education institutes. It is also the site of the Nad Al Sheba Villas, a project by Nakheel Properties. Alongside the villa community, Nakheel will also be building the Nad Al Sheba Mall here.
Nad Al Sheba 4 is also aimed towards families, you will find schools and parks located amongst the villas. This neighbourhood also offers direct access to Meydan South.
PROPERTIES IN NAD AL SHEBA
The properties in Nad Al Sheba include both villas and apartments. All houses and flats come with multiple amenities. Living in Nad Al Sheba means residents can quickly access the busiest streets of Dubai such as Al Khail Road, Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Dubai-Al Ain Motorway.
The area has a mix of apartments and villas for rent and sale. The villas tend to be more popular due to the family-friendly environment and the size of the homes. The area is also an older area of Dubai and commonly known for their villa offerings. Thanks to the variety of villas, the rent and sale prices vary a great deal. However, all properties have similar amenities. Most villas are privately built, with the exception of Nakheel's Nad Al Sheba Villas community.
Interested buyers and investors will find sale prices of a 4-bedroom villa ranging between AED 3M to AED 8M. For renters looking for a more spacious accommodation option, 5-bedroom villas seem like the best fit. These grand residential units have asking rents of AED 170k to AED 600k.
Most villas are 2-storey units with the living or family room on the lower level. There is an additional storage area under the stairs. The houses come with quarters for the house help and a separate laundry area.
For people who prefer living in apartments, there are quite a few choices in Nad Al Sheba 1 and Sobha City. Interested buyers can choose from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom units. One can purchase a lavish 3-bedroom apartment for AED 1.9M to AED 3M. The sale price of a smaller unit with similar facilities, i.e. a 1-bedroom flat is between AED 796k to AED 1.4M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN NAD AL SHEBA
There are a few bus stops located on the main road of Nad Al Sheba. Residents can hop onto bus 55, 66 and 67 from here. These buses connect to other areas of the city such as Al Ghubaiba, Dragon Mart and Dubai Mall. Rashidiya metro station is the closest, it is 12 minutes away and is the final stop on the Red Line.
The villas have parking space for multiple vehicles. Paid parking spots are also available near the racecourse, golf course and Meydan Hotel.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN NAD AL SHEBA
There are quite a few supermarkets in Nad Al Sheba. Residents can head to Happy Star Grocery for daily shopping. Apart from it, West Zone Fresh Supermarket and Aswaaq Supermarket are also at a short distance. Spinneys supermarket in the neighbouring Dubai Silicon Oasis is a 13-minute drive away.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN NAD AL SHEBA
Dubai is home to people with different cultures and religions. Therefore, the city has various churches, temples, gurdwaras and mosques.
There are currently no churches in Nad Al Sheba. The nearest church, New Covenant Church lies 11 minutes away, and there are a few others such as Fellowship of Nations, JA1 Church of Deira, Chris Crib and Winners Chapel International. They are all less than 20 minutes away.
Shiva Temple is at a distance of 20 minutes in Bur Dubai, here is where you will find a few other temples and the Sikh Gurudwara and the Sindhi Gurdarbar are also located here. The Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple is almost 25 minutes away in Al Wasl.
There are a number of mosques in Nad Al Sheba including Nad Al Sheba Great Mosque, Nad Al Sheba Mosque, Al Ghafoor Mosque and Hamza Mosque.
SCHOOLS IN NAD AL SHEBA
Nurseries are found in the nearby area of Dubai Silicon Oasis, this includes British Orchard Nursery, Emirates British Nursery, Toddlers International Nursery and more.
Schools include GEMS Modern Academy which offers the Indian curriculum from pre-primary to Year 12 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for Years 11 and 12. Kings School Nad Al Sheba follows the British curriculum until the final Year 13.
Known to be one of the best British schools in Dubai, Repton School is located in Nad Al Sheba 3. It offers both the British and IB curriculum until Year 13. Other UK curriculum schools in Nad Al Sheba include Riverston School Dubai, Kent College and International School of Creative Science. Rashid School for boys is a well-known school in Nad Al Sheba, it was established in 1986 for UAE Nationals only.
Rising School is the only American curriculum based school in Nad Al Sheba.
Many higher education options will be found in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) such as Heriot-Watt University, The American University in the Emirates, Al Ghurair University and more. DIAC is a 10-minute drive away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN NAD AL SHEBA
There is currently only one medical centre in Nad Al Sheba, the Nad Al Sheba Health Centre. The closest hospital is the Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis, 9 minutes away and the American Hospital in Oud Metha and Mediclinic Healthcare City both of which are roughly 15 minutes away.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN NAD AL SHEBA
Nad Al Sheba Mall is still under development and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. The mall will cover over 1.2 million sq. ft. with numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options. Spinneys and Union Coop are leading supermarket chains set to have their outlets in the mall. There will be dedicated spaces for a cinema, medical clinic and fitness centre inside the Nad Al Sheba Mall.
Currently, residents can visit the Dubai Festival City Mall which is home to the only IKEA furniture store and Robinsons department store in Dubai. The mall is also home to many entertainment options such as a Novo Cinemas, a Fabyland amusement centre and IMAGINE - a dancing water fountain and light show. Dubai Festival City Mall is under 15 minutes from the mall. There is also a large branch of Hard Rock Cafe outside the mall.
The world famous Dubai Mall is also close by, it has many different retail, dining and entertainment options. Dubai Mall is 17 minutes away.
RESTAURANTS IN NAD AL SHEBA
Most of Nad Al Sheba's restaurants are found in the Meydan Hotel. Farriers, Prime Steakhouse and Shiba Restaurant and Bar are popular options. The Track Restaurant is a fine-dining option that is connected to the Meydan golf course.
More casual restaurants include Healthy Bowl, Zero Four Speciality Coffee and Al Ain Way Restaurant. Fast food outlets such as KFC and Pizza Hut are also present at the EPPCO Petrol Station near Nad Al Sheba.
Nightlife destinations are also found in Meydan. White Dubai, Stage Dubai, Soho Beach, Qube Sports Bar and Drai's are popular clubs and bars near the Meydan Hotel.
BEACHES NEAR NAD AL SHEBA
It is easy to reach the beautiful sandy beaches of Dubai from Nad Al Sheba. The much-talked-about Jumeirah Beach is almost 22 minutes away from the area. For kitesurfers, there is no other place like Kite Beach. It is a massive white sandy stretch and it takes about 22 minutes to reach there.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Golf enthusiasts can head over to The Track, Meydan Golf near Meydan Hotel in Nad Al Sheba 1. It is a 9-hole course which contains many grassy areas and a total of six lakes. The course also offers the facility of night golfing.
People who enjoy watching purebred horses would like to visit Meydan Racecourse inside the district. Formerly known as Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, the landmark was built back in 1986 and refurbished in 2010 under its new name. It now hosts the prestigious Dubai World Cup. The Dubai World Cup is currently the world's richest horserace for thoroughbred breeding. It is also known for its style stakes where it rewards its most fashionably dressed attendees.
This area is also home to the palace of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The vicinity features four parks. Residents can also visit the Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park which is equipped with air-conditioned changing rooms, showers and lockers.
Fitness enthusiasts can choose from many gyms located on the premises. Fitness4Life Premier, Body Pulse, Elevation Fitness, Fitness Together, Fitness Style Gym and Body Talk Gym are just a few of the many gyms that are near Nad Al Sheba.
In terms of salons and spas, residents can find Blush and Brush Beauty Boutique and Saloonat for women. Men can head to Vincia Mens Salon and Mash Gents Salon.
Apart from the racecourse, golf course and cycle park, Nad Al Sheba periodically hosts Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament featuring a mix of athletics and track events.
The community also awaits the Dubai World Cup, as it is an annual event with high stakes for both equestrian sports and fashion enthusiasts.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It is not solely a residential area and it can get slightly noisy and crowded especially during the time of the Dubai World Cup. Also, most apartments are still under development but are expected to be completed soon. One can expect a surge in prices as soon as the project completes.
- Meydan Grandstand, Meydan Hotel and Meydan Racecourse are located in the community
- It takes a drive of 20 minutes to reach Downtown Dubai
- Dubai International Airport is 23 minutes away
- The shortest route to the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah is around 25 minutes long
- Expo 2020 site is half an hour away