Orchid is a villa community in Al Raha Golf Gardens by Aldar Properties featuring elegantly designed residences. It is one of the six communities representing six types of ornamental flowers by showcasing different architectural styles. Taking the characteristics of this coveted flower, the series of Orchid villas stand with luxury, grace and perfection.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features six-bedroom villas
- One of the six architectural styles offered in Al Raha Golf Gardens
- Close to several educational facilities and tourist attractions
- Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street connects it to the island city
Orchid is part of a community that is designed to provide a luxurious and modern lifestyle in Abu Dhabi to big families. Here are a few of its points of interest:
- A series of large, luxurious villas
- Investment options for UAE-nationals
- Close to the community centre
Since the community consists of a relatively fewer number of villas, these residences are considered exclusive. The well-connected road network is another feature of the community.
PROPERTIES IN ORCHID
Properties in Orchid villas consist of six bedrooms and up to seven bathrooms that are laid out over an average size of 6,211 sq. ft. These distinctive units in Al Raha Golf Gardens are spacious enough to accommodate a large family. The living area is distributed between two floors, while the exterior space is spread around the house to accommodate a patio, a garden, a ground terrace, a swimming pool and a carport.
SALE TRENDS IN ORCHID
The price range of villas for sale in the community is as follows:
- 6 BEDS
- 7 BATHS
- 9296 SQFT
- 6 BEDS
- 8 BATHS
- 7065 SQFT
- 6 BEDS
- 6 BATHS
- 7570 SQFT
- 6 BEDS
- 7 BATHS
- 5997 SQFT
- The demand for 6-bedroom villas for sale in Orchid goes up to AED 5.7M and AED 8.5M
The villas are open for investment to UAE nationals, with high-end buying prices.
ORCHID FLOOR PLANS
Bayut has worked on creating a simple format for 2D and 3D floor plans on the website. You can easily find the unit type and bed type you’re interested in by browsing Orchid floor plans.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ORCHID
Residents are provided with two parking spaces in Orchid Villas. Visitors often park on the driveway across the houses or go for street parking.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN TILAL AL GHAF
The access-way of Al Raha Golf Gardens leads to Al Maqasid Street which connects the area to Abu Dhabi – Al Shahama Road (E10). The route facilitates transportation near Orchid and provides access to Abu Dhabi Island City in 12 to 15 minutes.
One of the bike hiring stations of the slowly expanding ADCB Bikeshare system is located at Al Raha Golf Gardens’ community centre. To provide a cost-effective and eco-friendly method of transport, the system accounts for up to 28 stations and around 164 bikes.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ORCHID
Located within walking distance, Baqala the Dukkan is one of the supermarkets near Orchid. It serves not just Orchid Villa residents but the entire community as well. Other supermarkets residents can drive to include Spinneys, Granite Supermarket, International Hypermarket, and Wheatfields Gourmet Grocer and Café.
MOSQUES NEAR ORCHID
Among the mosques near Orchid, Golf Gardens Mosque is situated within the community and thus, is easily accessible even on foot. Other mosques are at least 8 minutes away by car. These include Mosque Ben Hamouda, Sas Al Nakhl Mosque and Issa Saad Al Muhairi Masjid.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ORCHID
To access churches near Orchid, one will have to drive for 13 minutes. These places of worship are Evangelical Community Church, Abu Dhabi Assembly Of God Church and All Saints Anglican Church.
SCHOOLS NEAR ORCHID
Schools near Orchid include:
- ADNOC Schools
- Al Yasmina Academy
- GEMS American Academy
Options for preschoolers include:
- Pony Nursery
- Bright Oasis Nursery
- The Windsor Early Years Nursery
The nearest school is the ADNOC Schools accessible at a straight drive of five minutes on Al Maqasid Street. Based on the American Common Core curriculum, it caters to both Emirati and other national students. On the other hand, Al Yasmina Academy is a private primary and secondary institute incorporating the British curriculum. A leading school, GEMS American Academy follows the American as well as international curriculum.
The community of Khalifa City A offers numerous nursery options that parents can choose for their children. Some of these early learning centres include Bright Oasis Nursery, Noah’s Ark Nursery and The Windsor Early Years Nursery. Recipient of the Safest Nursery Award, Noah’s Ark Nursery branch in Khalifa City A follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ORCHID
For medical emergencies, residents can visit:
- Canadian Medical & Rehabilitation Centre
- Western Clinic
- NMC Royal Hospital
Similar to other amenities, residents will find several hospitals and clinics near Orchid in Khalifa City A. For instance, Canadian Medical & Rehabilitation Centre specialises in therapeutic measures such as exercise programs, acupressure, acupuncture, massages, nutrition counselling, etc. Western Clinic and Advanced American Dental Clinic have their own medical specialities to offer.
One of the notable hospitals near Orchid is NMC Royal Hospital at an 11-minute distance. This branch in Abu Dhabi is the largest private-sector healthcare facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Other hospitals residents can access in less than 15 minutes include Dar Al Shifaa Hospital and Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children.
The nearby communities are:
- Al Raha Gardens
- Yas Island
- Masdar City
Al Raha Gardens is an ideal residential community that lies in proximity to the villa community. Stretched along the northern border of Khalifa City A, it is home to traditionally designed villas that are divided between 11 enclaves. The mixed-use project Masdar City is on the eastern side of Al Raha Gardens. Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island are also located a short drive away from the neighbourhood.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ORCHID
People who enjoy shopping in malls will find living in Orchid quite appealing. The area is close to many retail destinations, such as:
- Gardens Plaza
- Al Raha Mall
- My City Centre Masdar
Gardens Plaza is a community retail centre in Al Raha Gardens. You will find brands such as Claire’s, Mothercare and Boots in Gardens Plaza. There are also many useful amenities like a laundry facility, pet-accessories shop, foreign exchange service, eyewear shop, supermarket and beauty salons. A straight drive of 9 minutes to the east will lead residents to Gardens Plaza.
My City Centre Masdar is another established mall that has a number of outlets such as RedTag, ShoeExpress, Max Fashion, Lululemon, etc. It also has a food court as well as Magic Planet. Other malls near Orchid include Al Raha Mall and Dalma Mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ORCHID
For casual dining, there are many options to find in the region. A few restaurants near Orchid include:
- La Brioche
- The Patio
Places that have full bar service include:
- Lemon & Lime
A French restaurant and patisserie, La Brioche is located in the community centre. Situated a 5-minute drive, Fairways at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa offers an international menu that includes European, Mediterranean and Pan-Asian cuisines.
An alfresco dining spot, The Patio lets you enjoy your food in a rustic yet refreshing atmosphere. To try authentic Indian cuisine, residents can visit the Maharajah restaurant located in Al Rayyana community.
BEACHES NEAR ORCHID
Located across Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street (E10), Al Raha Beach Hotel is a luxurious resort that offers a luxury health club, lavish bars and restaurants, and access to one of the private beaches near Orchid. One of the most-visited beaches in Abu Dhabi is Yas Beach, at a distance of 17 minutes, while Corniche Beach will require a 22-minute drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some of the attractions near Orchid include:
- Abu Dhabi Golf Club
- Ferrari World
- Yas Waterworld
The prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers two distinct teeing experiences. It includes the challenging par-72 National Course that features 162 hectares of undulating lush fairways along with 90 bunkers and seven lakes. Whereas, the par-36 Garden Course is set across 3,299 yards and offers an enjoyable experience to both professionals and amateurs. Since it is a fully floodlit facility, the Garden Course is also a perfect spot to play a game of night golf.
There are more than 17 popular rides in Yas Waterworld but you will come across over 40 adventurous attractions in this iconic waterpark. Car enthusiasts can head over to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a branded theme park that offers high-octane entertainment.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
For outdoor recreation and fitness activities, these are the facilities:
- Community swimming pool
- Cycling tracks
- Tennis court
The Golf Garden Club House is the meet-up point as well as a focal area of the entire community for recreational activities. It includes multiple swimming pools, a few sports facilities as well as several well-constructed trails for cycling.
Fitness enthusiasts looking for serious workout sessions can go to gyms near Orchid such as Downtown Fitness Gym, Fit & Flex Studio and Energy Plus Abu Dhabi. Offering a team of coaches, there is also a sports academy called Regional Sports where children and adults can practice football. It is at a distance of 5 minutes.
Many salons and spas are distributed throughout the region, a few of these are:
- Samreen Beauty Salon
- ST Beauty & Spa
- Tips and Toes
Samreen Beauty Salon is located within the community, while ST Beauty & Spa is at the adjacent golf club. Located at a 6-minute driving distance, Tips and Toes in Khalifa City A is one of the top-rated spa facilities in the emirate.
The community centre Golf Gardens Club House is a hub for interactive activities and small-scale events. There is also Al Raha Beach Theatre close to the community which holds cultural events such as the week-long biennial Gulf Theatre Festival (GFT) and other theatre shows.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Orchid residents can join Golf Gardens Community page on Facebook which frequently posts useful information regarding properties and upcoming events in Al Raha Golf Gardens.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One of the things to consider is the limited number of Orchid villas. These exclusive houses have higher value and demand compared to the properties available in nearby areas. Another aspect to consider is that, currently, only UAE nationals can buy property here. But if you are a foreigner looking to invest, you can check out popular freehold communities in Abu Dhabi such as Al Reem Island, Al Raha Beach and Masdar City.
FAQs about Orchid
Where is Orchid Villas located?
Orchid is a part of Al Raha Gold Gardens in Khalifa City featuring 6-bedroom villas.