Rukan in Wadi Al Safa, Dubailand is a one-of-a-kind residential community. Not only does it have exquisite homes, but the balanced lifestyle it offers attracts a lot of expats. The area offers high-quality facilities there are about 451 elegant homes. Properties in Rukan consists of retail spaces and residential units comprising twin houses, villas, apartments and townhouses.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Rukan is located in Wadi Al Safa, Dubailand
- Properties and lifestyle reflect the traditional Arab culture
- Townhouses, apartments, villas and twin houses are available
- The community has various high-end facilities
- Consists of many tourist attractions
- Project launched by Continental Investments
Popular points of interest in Rukan are:
- Plenty of tourist destinations
- Availability of freehold properties
- Self-sufficient lifestyle
With the development of more communities, we can say that Dubailand is one of the most successful projects in the emirate. Rukan is a well-developed community with various entertainment hubs and destinations located nearby. The community is self-sufficient and has affordable properties.
PROPERTIES IN RUKAN
Freehold properties are widely available in Rukan. Townhouses and villas in Rukan usually have 3, 4 and 5-bedrooms with covered areas between 2,000 sq. ft. to 2,400 sq. ft. People can buy townhouses at variable rates.
- A 3-bedroom townhouse can be bought for AED 1.2 M to AED 1.3M.
- One can also buy a 3-bedroom villa for AED 1.3M.
Apartments in Rukan come in studios, 1 and 2-bedroom configurations. These apartments offer beautiful views of the sea and one can find facilities such as swimming pool, spa and sauna, children’s play area and barbeque area nearby.
- One can buy a 1-bedroom unit for AED 650k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN RUKAN
There are limited options for public transportation in Rukan. Residents can board a bus from Arabian Ranches, Mirador Gate 2 and Al Reem 2 stops located 15 minutes away. Otherwise, there are bus stations at Silicon Oasis. People mostly rely on their own cars or taxis for the commute.
Parking spaces in Rukan are widely available. Townhouse and villa owners can park their cars within the covered parking allotted to them. Street parking is available for visitors.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR RUKAN
There are plenty of supermarkets near Rukan. Residents can visit Al Maya Silicon Oasis and Spring Green Park Supermarket located at about a 15-minute drive for basic grocery shopping. Al Maya Supermarket and Choithrams are also located at about a 21-minute drive. Choithrams is known for its quality baked products and fresh food supply. Other retail options nearby are Almaya Supermarket and Emirates Cooperative Society.
MOSQUES NEAR RUKAN
Each sub-community of Dubailand has its own community mosque and so does Rukan. Other mosques near Rukan are Al Waha Masjid, Abu Bakr Al Siddique Mosque and Sports City Mosque. These are less than a 15-minute drive away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR RUKAN
Churches near Rukan are located in Jebel Ali. These include International Nepalese Community Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church located at about a 24-minute drive.
Hindus can visit temples near Rukan, which are about a 30-minute drive away. These temples are Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Shree Krishna Haveli and ShrinathJi Temple.
SCHOOLS NEAR RUKAN
Popular nurseries near Rukan are:
- Emirates British Nursery
- Smart Start Kindergarten
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
All these nurseries are about a 20-minute drive away. These preschools follow different international curriculums that favour the all-round development of your children.
Following are some schools near Rukan:
- GEMS World Academy
- American School of Creative Science
- Dubai British School
Most schools are just a 20-minute drive away. Dubai British School is one of the prestigious schools in the UAE. It provides British curriculum to children until Advanced Level. Other similar popular schools near Rukan are Swiss International Scientific School, GEMS Royal Dubai School and the Westminster School.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR RUKAN
There are a few clinics near Rukan that offer medical assistance. These include:
- Mediclinic Me’aisem
- Aster Clinic
- Medicure Polyclinic
These clinics are located at about 20-minute drive. Aster Clinic is by far one of the most popular clinics in Dubai. They provide services in cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, ENT and more.
Hospitals near Rukan are Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Al Zahra Hospital and Burjeel Hospital at about a 20-minute drive. Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is the brand new 182-bed facility conveniently located on the intersection of Umm Suqeim Road.
The nearby areas are:
Dubai Lifestyle City is a multi-purpose development part of the Dubailand. It comprises 68 villas and 120 apartments, a golf course, theatre, auditorium and many recreational facilities. Al Waha is also modern villa sub-community. It is a gated project next to Dubai Bypass Road.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR RUKAN
Some popular malls near Rukan are:
- Circle Mall
- City Centre Me’aisem
- Dubai Outlet Mall
These popular malls are located at about a 20-minute drive. Circle Mall is set to become the first leisure and shopping destination located in the heart of Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). The mall is built on 400,000 sq. ft. area and has various shopping, entertainment and dining options. City Centre is a 1-storey shopping centre with popular options for dining and shopping under one roof.
Apart from these malls, people can also visit Dubai’s renowned malls such as Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR RUKAN
Comparatively to other smaller communities, there are limited but quite popular restaurants near Rukan. These include:
- Marmarita Restaurant
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Pai Thai
- Zen Restaurant
- Texas Roadhouse
Most restaurants are located near Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Island translating into a 25-minute drive from Rukan. Marmarita Restaurant is the closest eatery from Rukan. It serves a wide range of Syrian dishes at happy hour.
If you want to have a luxurious dining experience, head to Pai Thai. The restaurant has a vast menu featuring the best Thai dishes. For a pan-Asian experience, visit Zen Restaurant which is about a half-hour drive or savour American steaks from Texas Roadhouse and the Cheesecake Factory.
BEACHES NEAR RUKAN
One can enjoy a wonderful day at the beach as there are plenty of beaches near Rukan. They can visit Jumeirah Beach for a family picnic. Along with watersports, one can find children’s playground and barbeque areas for a fun-filled weekend. You can also visit JBR Beach and Sunset Beach, which are a half-hour drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Residents can visit various places for leisure:
- Xtreme Wake Dubai
- Dubai Frame
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is located at about a 19-minute drive. It is a large indoor amusement park offering various rides, eateries and shows with Marvel and Cartoon Network themes. Adventure enthusiast can enjoy thrilling water activities at Xtreme Wake Dubai or opt for the desert safari. People can also enjoy camel racing at Dubai Camel Racing Club located within the district.
Dubai Frame is one of the notable landmarks in the area. It is a unique 150m tall building resembling a picture frame.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are few public parks near the community. The closest one called the Eastlands Park Motorcity is a 9-minute drive away.
People can keep fit at the following fitness centres:
- The Warehouse Gym
- FitRepublik Fitness Center
All these gyms are located under a 20-minute drive.
Ladies can pamper themselves at:
- Pastels Salon Jumeirah
- Hair Concept Salon
- WOW Beauty Salon
They can get a good protein treatment for their hair at Hair Concept Salon or book a mani-pedi session at Pastels Salon Jumeirah.
A number of events take place at the Dubai Outlet Mall. Concerts also take place at the 117 Live Arena near the mall. Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber have previously performed here. Malls also hold seasonal markets which offer huge discounts to the customers.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can stay connected by joining the Facebook group ‘The Villa Dubailand’ and ‘Dubailand complex residency’.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It is obvious that Rukan is one of the sought-after sub-community of Dubailand with a lot to offer. But few things must be kept in mind before moving in. First, most amenities such as schools, supermarket and malls are located at about 15 to 20-minute drive. Second, the area lacks public transportation facilities thus residents can only rely on personal vehicles.
- Dubai International Airport is a 32-minute drive away
- Various historical attractions are present in the vicinity