ABOUT NAD SHAMMA
Nad Shamma is a small neighbourhood located to the south of Dubai International Airport. It was originally part of the Al Rashidiya community. The area is bordered by Umm Ramool on the east, Mirdif to the west, Al Rashidiya on the north and Nad Al Hamar to the south. Nad Shamma is a developing area and is largely residential. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road or E311 can be spotted towards its eastern periphery. It is home to several villas and townhouses. The area ensures quick access to mosques, schools, community parks, shops and grocery stores.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Located to the south of Dubai International Airport
- Also known as Nad Al Shamma
- Properties include spacious townhouses and villas
- An ideal location for those who depend on public transportation
- Easy access to Airport Road and Al Khail Road
Nad Al Shamma is home to many residential projects, mainly villas and townhouses. Residents will find a good range of amenities in the area, such as grocery stores, retail shops, mosques, educational institutes and community parks. These amenities contribute to a family-friendly environment in the community.
Properties in Nad Shamma
Properties in Nad Shamma include spacious villas and townhouses. These houses come with master bedrooms, a built-in wardrobe, a walk-in closet, a maid’s room, a private garden, a balcony and covered parking spaces.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Nad Shamma
All residential units have dedicated parking spaces in Nad Shamma. Smaller units, like those with one bedroom, have one parking spot, while the larger units can get up to two parking spaces. In addition to this, guests and visitors can park their vehicles on the street.
Public Transportation in Nad Al Shamma
Bus stops near Nad Al Shamma are located in Al Rashidiya at a 2-minute driving distance. These include Jassmi Masjid 1 and Jassmi Masjid 2 bus stops, Rashidya, Street 11 bus stop, Fatima English School bus stop and Rashidiya Ibraheem Khaleel Masjid, Street 11 bus stop.
Centrepoint Metro Station on Airport Road, Al Rashidiya is a 5-minute drive by car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Nad Shamma
There are two grocery stores in Nad Shamma, namely Jafar Shahbazi Grocery and Linjawi Grocery. Other supermarkets and grocery stores are located in Al Rashidiya. These include Majid Abdulkarim Grocery, Al Afrah Supermarket, Kadoli Supermarket, Jebel Al Rashidiya Grocery, Awadh Suroor Grocery Store and Halawa Supermarket.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Nad Shamma
Residents will local mosques in the area, located at convenient intervals. These mosques are Masjid Aisha Umm Al Momineen, Al Siddiq Masjid and Abu Bakr Sediq Mosque. There are also some mosques in Al Rashidiya such as Jassmi Mosque, Al Quttami Al Swaidi Mosque, Masjid Saad Bin Obada Mosque and Imam Shafi‘i Mosque.
Winners Chapel International Dubai in Airport Road Area Garhoud is just a 12-minute drive away. Other churches near Nad Shamma are St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bishop Gremoli Hall, Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, St. Stephen’s Chapel, St. Luke’s Chapel, St. Stephen’s Chapel, Coptic Church, Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Peniel Pentecostal Church and many others. These places of worship are an 11 to 12-minute drive by car.
Hindu residents can locate the nearest place of worship at a 10 to 14-minute driving distance. There’s a Shiva Temple in Za’abeel 2, Swaminarayan Mandir Vasna Sanstha in Al Qusais 2 and Shri Mariyamman Temple in Muhaisnah 2.
Schools and Universities in Nad Shamma
If you are a parent of a toddler, you can find Al Ghad Nursery, Al Baraa Kindergarten and Al Rashidiya Nursery in Al Rashidiya. These pre-schools are just a 5-minute drive by car.
Al Maaref Secondary School is located in the neighbourhood. Other popular schools near Nad Al Shamma are Bright Learners Private School, Al Jahidh Boys School and Mohammed Noor Boys School. These are located in Al Rashidiya at a 3 to 5-minute drive by car.
Bright Learners Private School follows the American curriculum from Pre-KG until Grade 5. Those looking for boys schools can find Al Jahidh Boys School and Mohammed Noor Boys School.
Deira International School is a British curriculum school located in Dubai Festival City at a 7-minute drive from the community.
For higher education, Al Falah University and Al Dar University College are the nearest options. Both are located in Garhoud at a 6 to 8-minute drive away.
Clinics and Hospitals in Nad Shamma
Nad Shamma has a bunch of clinics and hospitals nearby. Ibn Al Nafees Medical Clinic, American Outpatient Clinics, American Clinic and City Centre Clinic are the nearest clinics located in Nadd Al Hamar. Al Rashidiya Medical Fitness Center is located in Al Rashidiya next to Emirates Post Office. Some reputable hospitals near Nad Shamma are Prime Hospital, Al Garhoud Private Hospital and Mediclinic Welcare Hospital. These are located in Garhoud at a 7 to 10-minute drive by car.
Nad Al Shamma is connected by Nad Al Hamar Road and Rebat Street. The neighbouring residential communities are Nad Al Hammar, Umm Ramool, Mirdif and Al Rashidiya. Other nearby areas are Al Garhoud and Dubai Festival City.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Nad Shamma
If you are looking for a shopping fix, head to Nad Rashid Complex in Rashidiya. It is located on 26th Street, Al Rashidiya at a 4-minute drive. You can also visit Bin Sougat Centre on Airport Road, which is a 6-minute drive away.
Dubai Festival City Mall, one of the most popular malls in Dubai, is accessible at a short drive of 7 minutes. It is home to over 400 stores housing international and local brands, 90 local and international restaurants and cafés, and an 18-screen cinema along with a bowling alley.
Restaurants in Nad Shamma
There is certainly no shortage of restaurants near Nad Shamma. These include Yummy Home, Altalyani Cafeteria, Al Qamar Al Fiddi Cafeteria, Zinger King Restaurant, Zam Zam Mandi Restaurant, Maraheb Restaurant, Be Healthy and Burger King.
BEACHES NEAR NAD SHAMMA
You can head to Mercato Beach, as it is the nearest destination in Jumeirah 1, just 19 minutes away from the community. It is a sandy gulf beach with a cycling and walking promenade, a library and some food kiosks. Jumeirah Beach is a 17-minute drive by car. Apart from soaking your feet in the water, you can cycle around, enjoy running at the 1.8 km running track or go skating.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Residents of Nad Al Shamma are in proximity to one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai International Airport. It is the nearest landmark from the neighbourhood, at a 12-minute drive by car.
Dubai Creek Harbour is a retail, leisure, residential and commercial destination around 14 minutes away from Nad Al Shamma. The area covers 550 hectares of the Dubai Creek of which 820,000 sq. m. is dedicated for the mall, 7.3 million sq. m. for residential space and 66,000 sq. m. of cultural space. It is home to a Yacht club and a golf club that features international golfing tournaments.
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place for those who love nature and animals. It is located in the Ras Al Khor area, at a 9-minute drive by car. It is home to numerous fishes, reptiles, mammals, crustaceans and birds. While the sanctuary is known for the flamingos, you can spot osprey, reef herons, black-tailed godwit, kingfisher, black-winged stilts, sandpipers, egrets, Eurasian spoonbill, the sand racer and horned vipers among other species.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Recreational outdoor places in Nad Shamma include the community’s own Nad Shamma Park. Other nearby parks are Al Rashidiya Park, Nadd Al Hamar Park 1, Nadd Al Hamar Park 2, Marsa Al Khor Park or Al Garhoud Park.
There are few gyms near Nad Shamma. A ladies exclusive gym is 971 Ladies Fitness Club on 5th street, right next to it is World Gym, while Al Raisi Gym is located on Nad Al Hamar Road.
Some reputable salons for both men and women include Cute Cut Gents Salon – Al Rashidiya branch, Shakeel Bhai’s Al Heera Barber Saloon, Al Raqya Beauty Salon, Al Khayran Men Salon, Grand Flora Salon and Pink Lady Beauty Salon and Spa among others.
Members of the Nad Shamma community can keep in touch with other residents through the dedicated Facebook page Nad Shamma.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Nad Shamma is a well-connected community, with many amenities including public transportation. However, being close to the Dubai International Airport, residents can find aircraft noise a challenge. Moreover, no apartments in the neighbourhood make it difficult for singletons to rent or buy a space for themselves.
FAQs about Nad Shamma
Where is Nad Shamma located?
Nad Shamma is located south of Dubai International Airport and was originally part of the Al Rashidiya area.
How to get around Nad Shamma by a bus?
You can catch Bus F06 from the bus stops nearby.