Emaar launched Arabian Ranches 2 in 2012 on the same template as its largely successful and popular development, Arabian Ranches. The community is divided into seven sub-areas and is dotted right in the heart of Dubailand. The sub-communities are named as Rasha, Rosa, Lila, Palma, Casa, Yasmin and Samara. Rasha boasts 140 Spanish coastal villas ideal for families.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features freehold villas
- Villas have high-end finishing
- Part of Arabian Ranches 2
- Offers a wide variety of amenities
- A project by Emaar
Rasha enjoys a prime location in Arabian Ranches 2. The community is in proximity to a number of salons, grocery stores, healthcare centres, and schools.
Popular points of interest in Rasha are:
- Closeness to leisure spots
- A landscape resort
- Shaded walking pathways
PROPERTIES IN RASHA
Properties in Rasha come in options of 4-bedroom to 6-bedroom villas. All villas have a classic interior finish and polished marble floors. These villas are mostly two-storey and provide multifunctional spaces. There are a number of rental villas in Rasha. Interested buyers can also find a variety of villas for sale.
A 4-bedroom villa has a coverage area of 4,309 to 6,544 sq. ft. Every bedroom has an attached bathroom. On the ground floor, the villa has a living room, a family dining area, a maid’s room, and a large kitchen. On the upper storey, there is a master bedroom with a balcony.
- The rental trend of a 4-bedroom villa is between AED 190k to AED 210k per year.
- Cost of a 4-bedroom villa varies from AED 3.8M to AED 4.9M.
The 5-bedroom villa has a covered area of 4,814 to 5,368 sq. ft. One bedroom is on the ground floor while four other bedrooms are on the first floor. There is a maid’s room, a nanny’s room and a driver’s room in the villa.
- Rent of a 5-bedroom is approximately AED 270k per year.
- The sale price of a 5-bedroom villa in Rasha ranges from AED 4.8M to AED 6.7M.
6-bedroom villas have a covered area between 4,500 to 8,084 sq. ft. All the bedrooms have attached bathrooms. Most villas have marble flooring. There is a private garden and a swimming pool in the villa.
- Rent of a 6-bedroom villa ranges from AED 270k to AED 290k per year.
- Buying a 6-bedroom villa costs around AED 6M to AED to AED 7M.
7-bedroom villas have a coverage area of approximately 6,006 sq. ft. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The units have marble flooring. There is a big open kitchen with fitted wooden cabinets and granite top counter. Residents get an ample amount of parking space in the villa.
- A 7-bedroom villa costs around AED 7M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN RASHA
Talking about modes of transportation in Rasha, the closest bus stop is at the entrance of Arabian Ranches 2, hardly 5 minutes away. Bus F-32 and J-02 serve the station. Mudon Al Salam Town Centre bus stop is at an 8-minute drive and bus F-32 stops here. The nearest metro station is First Abu Dhabi Bank metro station, at a 15-minute drive. Commuting through a private car or hailing a taxi are other popular options.
There are plenty of parking spaces in Rasha plus every villa has parking space for at least two vehicles.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR RASHA
Dotted in The Ranches Souk, Carrefour Market is the nearest supermarket near Rasha. Zoom is at a 10-minute drive. SPAR Express Glitz 1 and Blue Mart Supermarket are in Dubai Studio City, both 8 minutes away from Rasha. Other supermarkets within 10 minutes’ drive are Fresh Choice Minimart, Spinneys and Blue Mart Super Market near Motor City.
MOSQUES NEAR RASHA
The central mosque known as the Arabian Ranches Masjid is within a 4-minute drive from Rasha. Other two mosques near Rasha are at a 10-minute drive including Al Madinah Al Mustadama Masjid and the mosque in Sustainable City.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR RASHA
Within 20 minutes’ drive, there are a few churches such as Emirates Baptist Church, Haley’s Church, Fellowship: A Church in Dubai and Seventh Day Adventist Church. Farther three minutes away is United Christian Church of Dubai near Jebel Ali.
Residents who want to visit a temple can go to Shiva Temple at a 35-minute drive from Rasha. At the same distance, close to Shiva Temple, is Shrinath Ji Temple.
SCHOOLS IN RASHA
Some preschool options for residents include the following:
- Blossom Mudon Nursery
- Emirates British Nursery
- The Wonder Years Nursery
There are a few schools in Rasha and some are in the nearby areas that offer different curriculums. The list includes the likes of
- Ranches Primary School
- Fairgreen International School
- South View School
Ranches Primary School is only 3 minutes away from Rasha. The school offers world-class education. The special feature of the school is its flexible parent-friendly timing and it also offers an after-school activity for students. The school follows the UK National Curriculum. Fairgreen International School offers the International Baccalaureate program for students. It is 10 minutes away from Rasha.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR RASHA
Hospitals near Rasha include three of the most reputable hospitals in Dubai. The closely located hospitals are
- Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre
- Medcare Medical Centre
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre is dotted in the Motor City neighbourhood at a 9-minute drive. It is established over 26,000 sq. ft. area and comprises 16 consultation rooms. It has parking space for 46 cars. The hospital boasts advanced medical equipment and a completely developed laboratory.
Rasha is away from the core centre of Dubai, tucked between Al Qudra Road and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road. Neighbouring areas include the following:
- Arabian Ranches
- The Sustainable City
Arabian Ranches 2 is based on the concept of Arabian Ranches which is a next-door residential area. Sustainable City is an eco-friendly residential community while Mudon is a gated community close to Arabian Ranches.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR RASHA
Dubai is best known for its magnificent malls. Malls near Rasha include:
- The Ranches Souk
- The Village Community Mall
- Cityland Mall
The Ranches Souk is an exquisite retail mall at the entrance of Arabian Ranches 2. It is home to 35 leading international brands, restaurants and supermarkets. The Village Community Mall is 4 minutes away from Rasha.
RESTAURANTS IN RASHA
There are three restaurants in Rasha namely
- Paul Bakery & Restaurant
- Chez Sushi
Carluccio's has an Italian menu and serves from breakfast to dinner. Chez Sushi is a Japanese restaurant. It facilitates visitors with the option of “build your own sushi”.
Restaurants near Rasha include the following
- Abatjour Bistro
- Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine Restaurant
- Bagels and More Restaurant
- Freedom Pizza
Abatjour Bistro is 10 minutes away and offers famous Mediterranean cuisine. It has hummus, salads, fatayer and pasta on the menu. Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine has authentic Thai dishes and is 10 minutes away from Rasha.
BEACHES NEAR RASHA
The Arabian Gulf coast is only half an hour away from Rasha. Jumeirah Beach is the most visited beach near Rasha and it is 26 minutes away. The JBR beach is a further one minute away while Kite Beach is at a 26-minute drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some notable landmarks near Rasha are
- Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club
- Mudon Community Centre
- Cheeky Monkeys
For spending leisure time, residents can head out to The Ranches Souk, home to The Leisure Centre boasting a swimming pool, a modern gymnasium, tennis courts and a bunch of restaurants. Those who enjoy golf can go to the 18-hole Arabian Ranches Golf Club dotted in the neighbouring community.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The community parks and gardens have a barbeque deck. There is a football ground within the parent community of Arabian Ranches 2. Residents can also spend time on bicycle riding tracks.
Some nearby gyms are
- Fitness First
- Optimal Fitness
- Beaufort Gym
Ladies can find some options for personal grooming such as
- Belle Femme
- NStyle Lounge
- Show Style Beauty Salon
Belle Femme and NStyle Lounge are within Rasha while Show Style Beauty Salon, The Haven Spa, and The Lot Fifth Avenue are in the nearby area.
Plenty of community events are held in Arabian Ranches 2. Events such as Chinese Year, Arabian Ranches 2 Happiness Day, and Halloween Party are hosted every year, which are loved by people of all ages.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents of Rasha can join Arabian Ranches 2 Community and Arabian Ranches 2 Community Group on Facebook to stay updated regarding the neighbourhood.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Rasha is a quiet place, ideal for people who want to settle away from the core centre of the buzzing city. The sale prices of the properties are on the higher side, but someone even with a modest salary can consider them.