Located a few minutes away from Abu Dhabi highway, Samra is a freehold community in Al Raha Gardens – a verdant neighbourhood in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi. Residents of Samra enjoy easy access to many living facilities including schools, hospitals, and restaurants. The locality also provides access to the hot tourist destination, Yas Island. Round-the-clock security and CCTV cameras make the community a safe place to reside in.
Samra community is the fourth most sought-after neighbourhood in Al Raha Gardens according to searches on Bayut.com
IN A NUTSHELL
- Located in Al Raha Gardens
- Houses a shopping complex
- Surrounded by lush green spaces
- Features 3 and 4-bedroom contemporary villas
- Garages have two parking spots
- Close to prominent neighbourhoods like Yas Island and Al Raha Beach
The gated community provides a family-oriented atmosphere for its residents.
Popular points of interest Samra are:
- Spacious layouts
- Extensive landscaping and lush green spaces
The houses in Samra are generous compared to other properties in Abu Dhabi. Some of these units even feature private swimming pools with courtyards.
PROPERTIES IN SAMRA
Properties in Samra are made up of 3 and 4-bedroom spacious villas. The built-up area of these houses starts at 2,300 sq. ft. and go up to 6,300 sq. ft.
- The rentals of 3-bedroom villas in Samra are priced at around AED 150k annually.
- 4-bed villas can cost you around AED 170 yearly, whereas renting a 5-bedroom villa can cost you around AED 240k per annum
The freehold villas for sale in Samra are offered at competitive prices. These are ideal for mid and large-sized families as well as for investors looking for good ROIs
- The average sale price of 3-bedroom villas is AED 2.5M
- 4-bedroom villas can be bought at around AED 3M
Residential units in Samra community are built on extensive spaces. Coming with 4 balconies, these feature two large lawns, a spacious timber-deck on the ground level, a living room and a dining room. The bathrooms are contemporary with quality accessories. The fully-fitted kitchen is semi-open.
The upper level comprises of the bedrooms, a terrace, and a study room. These also feature a storeroom, utility room and a maid’s room which comes with en-suite bathroom
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN SAMRA
Several parking spaces in Samra are available. Every villa comes with a large garage that can accommodate two vehicles. Residents can park their cars on nearby streets.
As for transportation in Samra, residents who use their own cars to get around in the city find travelling more convenient. You can find a bus stop at a 5 minutes drive on Theyab Bin Eissa St. One can also order digital taxis online through Uber, Careem and RTA Smart Taxi.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR SAMRA
There are several supermarkets near Samra. Safa Express supermarket is located near Al Raha Gardens Plaza Gym and takes 5 minutes to reach on foot. City Star Hypermarket on 16 st. (opposite to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) requires a walk of fifteen minutes. Next to it is the International Hypermarket. Granite supermarket on Al Aswaaq street can also be accessed after driving for five minutes.
For larger grocery hauls, one can visit the well-known Lulu Express in Al Raha Mall. It is located at a drive of around 10 minutes. Known to provide a relaxing shopping experience, Lulu supermarkets offer diverse products from electronics to the grocery.
MOSQUES NEAR SAMRA
There are many mosques near Samra. Obaid Abdullah Mosque is situated near GEMS American Academy at a walk of 10 minutes. Al Malaika mosque near Al Maqta Park takes 3 minutes to reach via car. The mosque near NMC Accommodation can be accessed after a drive of 5 minutes. You can also visit the well-known, Al Basit mosque after a drive of seven minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR SAMRA
To find churches near Samra, you will have to drive towards Mussafah, 15-minute drive away. It is home to Mar Thoma Church, St. Paul’s Church, St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church.
For Hindu residents, one of the temples near Samra is BAPS Mandir which is located near Al Shareea Women and Kids Park at a drive of 20 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR SAMRA
There are many reputable educational institutions near the community.
Nurseries near Samra:
- The Windsor Early Years Nursery
- Children’s House Montessori
- Sunny Meadows Montessori Nursery
Schools near Samra:
- Raha International School
- GEMS American Academy
- Rawafed Private School
- Al Yasmina School
GEMS American Academy is situated at a drive of 4 minutes. It offers high-standard education from Kindergarten (KG) to Grade 12 school. The educational institution provides a blend of International Baccalaureate (IB) and American curriculum. Raha International School also takes 4 minutes to reach. Offering an array of extra-curricular activities, it follows the IB curriculum. Rawafed Private School can be accessed after a 5 minutes drive.
Residents can also find a few universities near the community. Khalifa University in Masdar City takes 13 minutes to reach via car. Zayed University is situated 15 minutes drive away. You can also access Abu Dhabi University, 17-minute drive away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SAMRA
You can find hospitals and clinics near Samra including:
- Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital
- Provita International Medical Centre
Mediclinic on Al Mireef St takes 5 minutes to reach via car. The healthcare centre provides services in many medical departments including obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, new cosmetic offers, ENT, dermatology, physiotherapy, radiology and many more. Amana Healthcare is located opposite Raha Gardens at a drive of 10 minutes. You can also access Provita International Medical Centre, 9-minute drive away.
To visit a hospital that offers expert medical facilities, one can drive towards the south of the community. NMC Royal Hospital is located at a drive of 8 minutes. Developed in 2004, the multispeciality hospital provides medical facilities offers services in audiology, emergency medicine, ENT, endocrinology, urology, and many more. With over 100+ doctors, if features over 72 patient rooms, ten ICU beds and four operation theatres.
Other hospitals near Samra include Dar Al Shifa – 4 minutes drive away and Al Noor Hospital which takes 6 minutes to reach via car.
Being a part of Al Raha Gardens, Samra is situated close other sub-communities including Samayah Island and Khalifa City. Prominent areas near the community include:
- Al Raha Beach
- Masdar City
- Yas Island
Known for hosting the majestic Ferrari World, Yas Island is situated on the northeast of the community. Masdar City is also located close to the locality, 13-minute drive away. Residents can also easily access Al Raha Beach – an opulent neighbourhood, lavishly sprawling over 5.2M sq. m.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN SAMRA
Shopping malls within the proximity of residents include:
- Gardens Plaza
- Al Raha Mall
- Yas Mall
Those looking for shopping malls in Samra can consider Gardens Plaza. It is a small shopping centre but features many well-known retail outlets including Mothercare, Boots the Chemist, Claire's Accessories, Pets Delight, Grand Optical and a few more.
For a complete retail therapy, you can visit Al Raha Mall - a large shopping centre that boasts famous retail outlets along with a few options for dining and entertainment as well. It is located at a drive of 5-minute.
Some prominent brands include:
- Lee & Wrangler
Some other prominent names include Docib Pharmacy, Bookland, Party Centre, Royal Rest Furniture, Dubai Islamic Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank. You can also find the Early Learning Centre, Orlando Sports, Speed Mobile and many more.
RESTAURANTS NEAR SAMRA
Garden Plaza houses a few popular eateries. Some of these are:
- Jones The Grocer
- Broccoli Pizza & Pasta
- Circle Café
Residents also have numerous dining options in Al Raha Mall including Soulfull Restaurant, Doner & Gyro, Burger Hut, and Papa Murphy’s Pizza. You can also spot Boulevard Tche Tche Restaurant and Sapori Veri Restaurant.
Apart from eateries that are located in the nearest malls. There are a few restaurants near Samra including:
- Seashell restaurant
- Shish Shawerma
- Castle Restaurant
- Caesar Restaurant
- 1868 Restaurant
- Pizza Di Rocci
Located near Emirates Islamic Bank, Castle Restaurant is a popular eatery in the neighbourhood. Known for serving a combination of Indian and Arabian cuisine, the cosy restaurant offers food items like Shish Taouk, Bamboo Biryani, Tea, Salad, Butter Chicken Biryani, Lamb Chops, and Gulab Jamun. It is located at a drive of eight minutes. Sea Shell, a fast-food restaurant, serves delectable sandwiches, burgers, shawarma, and offers a wide range of juices. The casual eatery is perfect for families and is located at a drive of 10 minutes.
Shish Shawerma - a Lebanese restaurant, takes 6 minutes to reach via car. You can also visit the 1868 restaurant near Mediclinic which is located 8 minutes drive away.
BEACHES NEAR SAMRA
Yas Beach is the closest coastal destination, 18-minute drive away. It is a part of the capital city’s famous man-made beach – Yas Island. Famous for its clean sand and turquoise blue water, the serene coastal destination is perfect for a quick getaway. You can enjoy an array of water sports activities here including surfing, paddle boarding, jet skiing and many more. The beach also features a few outdoor health clubs. Other beaches near Samra include Al Raha Beach, Corniche Beach and Abu Dhabi Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
You can find many leisure and entertainment venues near the community. Some of these include:
- Abu Dhabi Golf Club
- Entertainment options at Al Raha Mall
- Al Raha Chalets
Golf lovers can tee off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club – a 27-hole golf course known for hosting the European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It is located at a drive of 12 minutes. The club provides a splendid golfing experience. It also features a golf institute for golfers of all levels, from beginners to experts. The golfing venue also hosts a few restaurants. Overlooking 9th and 18th holes, Cafe 28 offers appetizers, meals and drink. It also boasts a contemporary pool and a gymnasium.
Al Raha Mall also features some exciting venues for entertainment. Digital Land is a recreation spot and a popular venue for celebrations, especially for birthday parties. It offers state-of-the-art arcade games and many thrilling rides. Movie lovers can hit the Oscar Cinemas – A multiscreen cinema in Al Raha Mall with luxury seating and 3D screening.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor facilities in Samra are:
- Extensive landscaping
- Open spaces for children
Villas in Samra community are surrounded by lush green spaces. Fitness enthusiasts can go for a brisk jog. The houses come with manicured gardens. Children have ample spaces to play in a secure and healthy environment.
Al Raha Gardens Plaza Gym is located within the community adjacent to Gardens Plaza. You can find plenty of other gyms near Samra. Beyond Health Club is located on Street 9 in Al Jabar Compound at a drive of 5 minutes. Stile De Vita Fitness Centre near Granite supermarket also takes 5 minutes to reach. One can also access the Blue Power Fitness Gym near Mediclinic, 6-minute drive away.
Salons and spas near Samra are:
- Bedashing Beauty Lounge
- Bella Dona Salon
- Pelle E Cappelli Beauty Salon
- Sugar Beauty Salon near
Pelle E Cappelli is a beauty salon which is situated within the community in Gardens Plaza. Belladonna Salon on street three takes 3 minutes to reach via car. Sugar Beauty Salon is located at a 3 minutes drive near La Brioche Café. Bedashing Beauty Lounge takes 7 minutes to reach via car.
Samra is known for its tranquillity. The community doesn’t host any grand events. However, you may come across a few small events that are held in Gardens Plaza
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There are many Facebook groups that you can join to stay in touch with fellow residents. A few prominent ones include ‘Al Raha Gardens community page’, ‘Al Raha Gardens -Community - Abu Dhabi’ and ‘Al Raha Gardens Community Group’.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Samra is a part of Al Raha Gardens – a self-contained neighbourhood in the capital city. One can easily find recreational facilities within the proximity of the community. However, travelling to the main city would be time-consuming since the community is situated a little far away.
- 15-minutes drive away from Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Al Raha Beach is located at a 17-minute drive
- Yas Island is 22 minutes away via car
- Abu Dhabi International Airport takes 17 minutes to reach
- Dubai takes a drive of an hour and 30 minutes to reach