ABOUT RAS AL KHOR
Ras Al Khor is a nature lover’s dream location. The area lies near Dubai Creek, a few metres away from the mainland and is known as the 'cape of the creek' in Arabic. One of the most well-known landmarks in the area is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to thousands of birds, crustaceans and other marine species. Rated as one of the few urban protected reserves in the world, special measures have been taken by Dubai Municipality to protect the biodiversity of this ecosystem.
In terms of the residential areas, there are two, Ras Al Khor which is more suited towards families and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area which is a mixed-use zone. Both feature residential apartment buildings for rent only but the new Dubai Creek Harbour development by Emaar Properties will be constructed in Ras Al Khor and offer a range of freehold options to expats.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Ras Al Khor houses a wetland reserve which attracts numerous migratory birds in the area such as flamingos, grey herons, and black-winged stilts.
- Close the Dubai Creek, Ras Al Khor Road (E44) highway and a few residential areas.
- It’s surrounded by popular neighbourhoods such as Dubai Festival City and Nad Al Hamar.
- It is home to both a residential area and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area.
- Properties consist of apartments which range from 1 to 2-bedroom and come with many features such as security staff, landscaped gardens, satellite connection, built-in wardrobes, balconies and a closed kitchen.
The Ras Al Khor community is quiet and peaceful, there are many parks and playgrounds for young children nearby.
The wetland is metres away from the crowded city of Dubai. Due to Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, nature enthusiasts and visitors can always admire the birds in their natural habitat. The apartments in Ras Al Khor capture the attention of its residents because of the superb infrastructure.
PROPERTIES IN RAS AL KHOR
If you are fond of natural beauty, you should consider renting properties in Ras Al Khor. You will also witness two remarkable hides: Mangrove Hide and Flamingo Hide. The rent in Ras Al Khor is quite affordable too. The rent for a 1-bedroom apartment with two baths averages at AED 40k. For a 2-bedroom apartment, the rent lies between AED 53k and can go up to AED 75k.
The residential apartments offer 24/7 security, a satellite connection, free maintenance, a play area for kids, built-in wardrobes, a closed kitchen and a balcony. The waterfront area is just at a 10-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. It is also close to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Samari Residences, strategically located in Ras Al Khor links the area with major arterial roads such as Emirates road.
Ras Al Khor Industrial area also consists of several warehouses with different rental rates. For instance, a warehouse with an area of 3,030 sq. ft. and suitable storage capacity has a rental rate of AED 106k yearly. For 11,500 sq. ft. warehouse, the rent is AED 287k yearly.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN RAS AL KHOR
The buildings are connected through paved roads and have a ground floor covered parking. Public parking spaces are also available for visitors. Since the area is far off from the crowded city of Dubai, it is less likely to experience traffic jams.
Due to the close connection to Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, several buses service the area to help the residents with their commute.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN RAS AL KHOR
The closest supermarket in Ras Al Khor is KP Mart supermarket which is a 10-minute drive away. There are many other popular supermarkets in the area such as Carrefour Hypermarket and Shaklan supermarket in Al Jaddaf. There are several small grocery stores and mini-marts at a walking distance from the buildings.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN RAS AL KHOR
There are many mosques in Ras Al Khor. Samari Masjid is located in Samari Residency. Nad Al Sheba Mosque is one of the most popular mosques in the neighbourhood and is only 10 minutes away.
Hindu residents of Ras Al Khor can visit the Shiva and Krishna temples or the Gurudwara temple which is 11 minutes away in Bur Dubai. Churches close to the neighbourhood, include St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Dubai City church, which are located near Dubai Healthcare city. They are a 15-minute drive from Ras Al Khor
SCHOOLS IN RAS AL KHOR
Ras Al Khor itself does not have schools within the community but there are plenty of schools in the neighbourhood. The City School International Dubai, Blue Bird Nursery and Nadd Al Hamar School are all located in Nadd Al Hamar community. They can be accessed through a 15-minute drive. Swiss International Scientific School is located across Dubai Creek that offers international education and challenging academics to the students. For university options, one can get enrolled in Al Falah University or European University College which is a 15-minute drive from the area.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN RAS AL KHOR
The nearest clinic from Ras Al Khor is Aster Medical Clinic located at a 10-minute drive on Ras Al Khor road. For a detailed medical checkup, you can also visit Thumbay Clinic which is only a 13-minute drive from the area. Yoland Medical Center in Ras Al Khor is also a popular clinic. There are no hospitals located in Ras Al Khor. The nearest one is in Nadd Al Hamar also known as Nadd Al Hamar Health Center. There are many other popular hospitals located in Dubai Healthcare City such as Mediclinic City Hospital, Emirates Specialty Hospital, and Magrabi Eye Hospital. They are all a 13-minute drive away from Ras Al Khor.
Ras Al Khor is surrounded by the best neighbourhoods. To the north-west, Dubai Festival City exists which is a large residential, entertainment and business development in Dubai. It consists of numerous hotels, malls and entertainment sites including schools and many public services.
Ras Al Khor Industrial Area is located to the south where most residential buildings are found. In fact, most residents prefer to rent apartments here. To the west exists the famous Dubai Creek and Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary that is an interesting place for nature admirers. Nadd Al Hamar is another locality on the western side of Ras Al Khor which is a small industrial and residential community in Dubai.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN RAS AL KHOR
Residents of Ras Al Khor can find many shopping destinations in and near the area. There is Marhaba Mall which is located on Ras Al Khor Road, on the border between Ras Al Khor and Nad Al Hamar. This community mall features an Al Madina Hypermarket, a handful of restaurants and retail stores and Union National Bank branch.
Another mall in the area is the Dubai Festival City Mall, this massive mall features many unique stores and experiences. The mall is home to the only IKEA furniture store and Robinson's department store in Dubai. Entertainment options consist of a Novo Cinemas, the outdoor water and light show called IMAGINE, Dhow rides on the Festival Bay and much more.
Other malls such as City Centre Deira, Al Ghurair Centre and Burjuman are under 20 minutes away.
RESTAURANTS IN RAS AL KHOR
The area has various dining options at different price points offering many cuisines. Popular restaurants in the Marhaba Mall consist of Lims Cafe, Zam Zam Mandi and Today's Restaurant. Other restaurants in Ras Al Khor include Greens N Grills which serves healthy Iranian food, Puranmal which is an Indian restaurant famous for its sweet treats and Mahareb a Yemeni Mandi restaurant.
One can also visit the man casual dining restaurants in Dubai Festival City Mall just a short drive away. Fine-dining restaurants can be found in the hotels in the Dubai Festival City area.
BEACHES NEAR RAS AL KHOR
Although Ras Al Khor itself is close to a wetland, residents can enjoy a beach day at one of the most popular beaches in Dubai, Jumeira Public Beach. It is just a few minutes drive away from Ras Al Khor. Various other beaches such as the Sunset Beach and Kite Beach are also about 18 minutes away from the area.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The main landmark in Ras Al Khor is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to man different wildlife species and although it is located in the city is provides a peaceful environment for the birds and other animals in the area. The wildlife sanctuary is free for the public to visit during its operating hours in the daytime. Another landmark is in the Ras Al Khor Industrial area, it is the Al Aweer Auto Market. It is a popular place in Dubai to buy used cars.
Ras Al Khor has many notable historical landmarks which are just a few minutes away. Burj Nahar, a historical landmark that was built in 1870 is only 23 minutes away. Zabeel Palace is another historical landmark at about a distance of 12 minutes from Ras Al Khor. Other popular historical landmarks such as Juthoor Art Center and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood are all located within 30 minutes’ drive from Ras Al Khor.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Most outdoor activities involve enjoying the view of wildlife found in Ras Al Khor. Other activities involve visiting parks, malls, and restaurants. There are cinemas in nearby areas where residents can enjoy movie nights. People can visit parks in Nad Al Hamar and also have a fun trip to the Festival Bay waterfront in Dubai Festival City. Multiple gyms such as My 30 Minutes, Platform Fitness Gym and Smart Time EMS fitness are located in Nad Al Hamar. Most salons for ladies are located in Ras Al Khor Industrial Area such as Xpression Beauty Salon, Pro Beauty Salon and Serene Ladies Salon.
Being close to Dubai’s most famous malls, you won’t miss out on any community event. Numerous events are conducted throughout the year at Dubai Festival City. One of the most popular ones is the Dubai Shopping Festival which is an extravagant event held in the first quarter of the year and provides multiple entertainment activities. Other than that, residents of Ras Al Khor can also join the events taking place all over Dubai.
RISE is a community event held in Dubai Creek Harbour in the winter time. It showcases a collection of food, entertainment and retail offerings in an outdoor setting.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
If you prefer a peaceful lifestyle, Ras Al Khor is a perfect place for you. The apartments for rent in Ras Al Khor are affordable and plenty of amenities are offered to residents. A friendly and extravagant neighbourhood is just around the corner where you can find good educational institutes, hospital, various entertainment options and historical landmarks. In short, Ras Al Khor has everything you would look for in an ideal neighbourhood and even more will be on offer once the Dubai Creek Harbour development is completed.
- The area lies near Dubai Creek
- Ras Al Khor, also known as the ‘cape of the creek’, lies close to construction sites of Dubai Creek Harbour and various highways
- Thumbay Clinic is only a 13-minute drive from the area
- Dubai Festival City Mall is close by
- Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa are 15 minutes away
- Dubai International Airport is also a 15-minute drive away