Rawdhat is a 28-hectare modern development by Reem Investments. Stretched across 8.9 million sq. ft., the community is located just where Abu Dhabi begins, along The Old Airport Road now known as Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road. It is strategically situated next to Sheikh Zayed Sports City and the Ministries Complex, so one can expect views of Grand Mosque Centre and the beautiful Municipal Gardens from the residential towers. Further, the area will extend and become a highly sought-after location between the Capital City District, Business District and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A modern suburb with brand new residential projects
- Mixed-use development
- A wide range of residential and commercial apartments
- Closeness to key landmarks including Sheikh Zayed Mosque
- Gated community suitable for families
- Affordable rentals
Rawdhat is a new neighbourhood with several low and mid-rise residential and commercial towers. Residents enjoy convenience and accessibility to basic facilities such as educational institutes, offices, fitness clubs and medical centres. It is also very close to Abu Dhabi International Airport so travelling is never an issue. However, some area is still under construction while the infrastructure has been completed. The community will house more than 18,000 tenants when completed.
PROPERTIES IN RAWDHAT
Rawdhat is mostly composed of luxurious residential and commercial towers with rental apartments. Like other emirates, properties in Rawdhat offer luxurious spaces in affordable ranges. Apartments with parking spaces are the best finds in this area. Rents for 1-bedroom apartments usually start from AED 60K per annum while that of a 2-bedroom flat is AED 78K.
Residential apartments are found in 6 to 8 storey mid-rise buildings featuring Middle Eastern architecture and contemporary interiors. These units have built-in wardrobes, marble flooring and counter-tops and spacious balconies. Similarly, residents have access to uninterrupted services of elevators, gyms, spa and sauna, swimming pools, and waste management centre.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN RAWDHAT
Transportation in Rawdhat may get a little tricky as there are no metro stations nearby. Driving a car is an ideal option while some public taxis and buses can also be used. Bus – 40 and Bus – A1 cross the town and the nearest bus stations are at the Soccer Academy and Street-11 near The Dome and Al Matar South.
Likewise, parking spaces in Rawdhat are easy to find. The residential and commercial buildings either come with street parking or have dedicated basement parking for residents and visitors.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR RAWDHAT
There are many supermarkets near Rawdhat. Two outlets of ZOOM can be accessed within 8 minutes. One lies in the Ministry of Interior Compound and the other is in Zayed Sports City. It has all the daily use items and fresh vegetables and fruits. Another local supermarket SPAR in Al Fahim is also close-by. If you prefer shopping from Carrefour Hypermarket, you have two options in ADCP Tower and Al Seef. Moreover, Waitrose, Souq Planet and Spinneys are also located nearby.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN RAWDHAT
There are many community mosques in Rawdhat located at short intervals. Khalifa Park Mosque, Ibn Taymiyyah Mosque and Hassan Ibn Thabit Mosque are the most popular. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is also easily accessible within 7 minutes.
Those who are looking for a church near Rawdhat Abu Dhabi can head out towards Saint Joseph’s Cathedral on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street which is accessible in less than 10 minutes. Whereas, a Hindu temple Gurudwara is being built near Musaffah which can be reached in about 15 minutes.
SCHOOLS IN RAWDHAT
Many schools are located near residential communities including The Montessori Children’s Garden, Emirates Private School and Children Oasis. The international schools in Rawdhat are SKBZ Bangladesh Private School and The American International School. Brighton College and National Defence College are also nearby.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN RAWDHAT
Mediclinic located on the Airport Road is the nearest clinic in Rawdhat Abu Dhabi accessible in less than 5 minutes by car. It is preferred for all kinds of general issues and emergencies. Some pharmacies are also nearby such as Al Manara Pharmacy and Medicina Pharmacy.
POPULAR BUILDINGS IN RAWDHAT
Apartment buildings in Rawdhat are built in clusters. Some are still developing while some projects have been completed. Amidst these buildings, Tower C93-96 and Tower C106-107 deserve a mention. Tower C93-96 is a low rise building with four floors and 49 studio flats, 72 one-bed apartments and 49 two-bedroom apartments. Similarly, C106-107 is a perfect match for families featuring 242 apartments coming in with terraces, parking spaces and prayer area.
Rawdhat Abu Dhabi is surrounded by some key areas of Abu Dhabi. Zayed Sports City is situated on the Western corner, Ministries Complex is at its North, Hills Abu Dhabi is in South and Al Bateen Executive Airport is right next to it.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN RAWDHAT
Al Seef Village Mall in Al Salaam Street, Al Saggar Mall, The Souk near Shangrila Hotel and Mushrif Mall are some popular shopping malls in Rawdhat. Mushrif Mall is a family favourite spot on Airport Road and is reachable within 11 minutes. It has many brand outlets and shops, LuLu Hypermarket and aquariums along with restaurants and playland.
RESTAURANTS IN RAWDHAT
Ginger All Day Dining lies on the Khalifa Park Road serving delicious Pakistani Cuisine. Oceana Grill is another fine-dining restaurant in Rawdhat. It lies on Sheikh Rashid Bin Rasheed Street and is preferred for grilled steaks. Some other choices nearby include Mosaic Restaurant, Giornotte and Rouge.
BEACHES NEAR RAWDHAT
Those who want to hit the beach near Rawdhat need to travel via car or private cabs. However, Al Qurm Beach Resort is only 11 minutes away which is also a serene replacement to sandy picnics by the sea.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is the key landmark situated only 10 minutes away from Rawdhat. The mosque is a major point of attraction for tourists as well as for locals during Eid Festivals and Friday Prayers. Another major highlight of this suburban area is the Football Club. It has outdoor pitches with synthetic grass to facilitate football players. Besides these facilities, the club also features a terrace, classroom, sports café, and dressing rooms with showers.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
One can find plenty of landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces in Rawdhat. There is Sports City Garden on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street with a separate playland for children and walking tracks. Old Airport Park, Zayed Sports City Public Park and Khalifa Park also deserve a mention.
Fitness freaks will find some renowned clubs and gyms nearby like Elite Fitness and Haddins Gym in Zayed Sports City. For relaxing treats, there are Golden Touch Spa, Fairmont Health Club and Pause Salon and Spa.
Many cultural and religious festivals are held at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre which can be attended by families living close by. The Mosque is decorated with lights on special occasions like Eid and Ramadan. A grand prayer area is hosted for the visitors on these occasions.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Metro stations are slightly far away from the area. Using a car or cab is an ideal option. However, the community will soon have its own shuttles when the project reaches completion. Moreover, the value of these properties is expected to rise so this might be the right time to invest in properties in Rawdhat.
- Rawdhat Abu Dhabi lies close to Bateen Executive Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
- The distance between Rawdhat and Abu Dhabi International Airport is only 22 km.
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is only 5.3 km away reachable in less than 10 minutes via Saif Ghuash Street.