Rawdhat or Rowdhat is a 28-hectare modern development by Reem Investments. Stretched across 8.9 million sq. ft., the community is located along Old Airport Road now known as Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. It is strategically situated next to Zayed Sports City and the Ministries Complex, so one can expect views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the beautiful Old Airport Park from the residential towers. The area is still being developed and some areas are under construction.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A modern suburb with brand new residential projects
- Mixed-use development with affordable rental rates
- A wide range of residential and commercial apartments
- Closeness to key landmarks including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Gated community suitable for families
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 close to Abu Dhabi International Airport so travelling is never an issue. However, some parts of the area are still under construction. 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 50k per annum while 2-bedroom flats for rent average at AED 88k, annually.
Residential apartments are found in mid-rise buildings featuring Middle Eastern architecture and contemporary interiors. These units have built-in wardrobes, marble flooring and spacious balconies. Similarly, residents have access to gyms, spas, saunas and swimming pools.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN RAWDHAT
Transportation in Rawdhat may get a little tricky as bus stops are far away from the residential community. Driving a car is an ideal option while some public taxis and buses can also be used. Bus 40 and Bus A1 pass through Rowdhat and the nearest bus stations are at 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 Capital Centre area 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, you have two options in Danet Abu Dhabi and Al Qurm Gardens. 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 is also easily accessible within 7 minutes. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE and is an architectural marvel.
Those who are looking for a church near Rawdhat Abu Dhabi can head out towards the many churches and cathedrals in Al Mushrif, 10 minutes away. Notable options include St Joseph's Cathedral, St Andrew's Church and Evangelical Community Church.
The Hindu community will have to travel to Dubai to visit the Hindu temples. From Rowdhat Abu Dhabi it will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Bur Dubai. Sikh residents can visit the New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Musaffah.
SCHOOLS IN RAWDHAT
Many schools are located near residential communities including The Montessori Children’s Garden, Falcon British Nursery and Emirates Private School. The international schools in Rawdhat are Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia Private School, American International School in Abu Dhabi and Lycée Louis Massignon.
Brighton College and National Defence College are also nearby. Other higher education options include Khalifa University - SAN Campus, University of Strathclyde Business School Abu Dhabi and Emirates College for Advanced Education.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN RAWDHAT
Zayed Military Clinic, Dr Muna Al Murrawi Medical Center and Al Taie Center are a few of the clinics in Rawdhat. Imperial College London Diabetes Center can be found in the neighbouring Zayed Sports City and Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital can be found just outside the community.
Some pharmacies are 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 C 93-96 and Tower C 106-107 deserve a mention. Tower C 93-96 is a low rise building with four floors and 49 studio flats, 72 one-bed apartments and 49 two-bedroom apartments. Similarly, Tower C 106-107 is a perfect match for families featuring 242 apartments coming in with terraces, parking spaces and prayer areas.
Rawdhat Abu Dhabi is surrounded by some key areas of Abu Dhabi. Zayed Sports City is situated on the southern end, Ministries Complex is at its north and Al Bateen Executive Airport is right next to Rowdhat.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN RAWDHAT
Al Seef Village Mall in Al Qurm Gardens, Al Saggar Mall on Airport Road, 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 multiple restaurants and entertainment facilities.
RESTAURANTS IN RAWDHAT
Restaurants in Rawdhat range from fast food eateries to fine-dining restaurants. Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, Subway and more can easily be found in the area.
Fine-dining options are found in the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, these include the buffet restaurant Oceana, Asian eatery Rouge and the Noche Chill Out Lounge. The Pool Bar & Terrace and The Link Cafe are more casual eateries in the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel.
Other restaurants in the area include Mosiac Restaurant, Noodle Bowl, Sky Village Pakistani Restaurant and Zahrat Lebnan.
BEACHES NEAR RAWDHAT
Those who want to hit the beach near Rawdhat need to travel for 20 minutes to reach Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach. It has separate beaches for singles, families and families with young children. However, Al Qurm Beach Resort is only 11 minutes away which is also a serene beach for sandy picnics by the sea. It does require paid admission as it is a private beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the key landmark of the area situated only 10 minutes away from Rawdhat. The mosque is a major point of attraction for tourists as well as for residents during Eid festivals and Friday prayers.
Another major highlight of this suburban area is the fitness amenities in Zayed Sports City. It features basketball courts, an ice rink, football pitches, a bowling centre, paintball zones and much more. Heading to Zayed Sports City is easy for residents as it is less than 5 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
One can find plenty of landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces in Rawdhat. The large Khalifa Park is 7 minutes away from Rowdhat. It features a cultural museum, maritime library and open green spaces with barbecue spots. Old Aiport Park is located to the south of Rawdhat, it is a popular picnic spot. Old Airport Park features shaded walkways and play areas for children.
Fitness enthusiasts will find some renowned clubs and gyms nearby like Elite Fitness and Haddins Gym in Zayed Sports City. For a pampering experience, you can visit Mirzan Spa and Estetica Beauty Salon in the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel.
Many cultural and religious festivals are held at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is attended by families living close by and visitors from all over the country. 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
Bus stops are slightly far away from the area, thus using a car or cab is an ideal option. However, the community will soon have its own shuttles when the project reaches completion.
- 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 or roughly 20 minutes.
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is reachable in less than 10 minutes via Saif Ghuash Street.