Featuring independent and semi-detached villas and townhouses, Sanctnary is a residential sub-community of Akoya Oxygen in Dubai. Developed by leading real estate company DAMAC Properties, the cluster offers luxury homes amidst green landscapes. With easy access to the Umm Suqeim Expressway, Sanctnary is smoothly connected to the emirate.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A variety of properties to choose from
- Homes offer views of a developing golf course
- Open, landscaped areas promote an active lifestyle
Talking about the community, Sanctnary offers a wide range of amenities to residents while also promoting an outdoor lifestyle. Some highlights of the community include:
- Golf Course
- Swimming Pools
- Landscaped Gardens
To sum up, this sub-community offers you a relaxing atmosphere away from the bustle of the city.
PROPERTIES IN SANCTNARY
As already mentioned, properties in Sanctnary comprise townhouses and villas. These have 3 - 5 bedrooms and up to 6 bathrooms.
When we talk about villas in Sanctnary, covered areas range from approximately 1,700 sq. ft. to 2,500 sq. ft. En-suite bedrooms come with walk-in closets, wardrobes, attached bathrooms and balcony access.
In addition, there are spacious living areas, maid’s rooms and storage spaces. Moreover, outdoor spaces include a landscaped garden and covered parking for two cars.
- One can buy a villa in Sanctnary for up to AED 1.5 M
In regards to townhouses, ones with 3 bedrooms also have covered areas of 2,500 sq. ft. The built-up area comprises three bedrooms plus a maid’s room.
- 3-bedroom townhouses in Sanctnary cost around AED 1.5M
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN SANCTNARY
When it comes to public transportation in Sanctnary, residents currently don’t have enough options. It takes more than 20 minutes to reach the nearest bus stop. The nearest metro stations are even farther.
For these reasons, residents use their vehicles for getting around the community. Considering it is a gated community, one can find private parking spaces in Sanctnary within the villas/townhouses.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR SANCTNARY
For day to day shopping needs, residents can travel to nearby communities to find supermarkets near Sanctnary. The nearest supermarket is Spinney’s, located in the Mira Town Centre on Al Qudra Road.
MOSQUES NEAR SANCTNARY
Moving along, one can head to nearby communities for congregational prayers. Mosques near Sanctnary include Mira Mosque and the Mira Prayer Hall.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR SANCTNARY
When it comes to worship places of different faiths, there are several churches near Sanctnary located within a 36-minute distance. These include Fellowship Church, Emirates Baptist Church and Dubai Evangelical Church. Not to mention, there is a chapel within the master community as well.
Along similar lines, residents have to travel a similar distance to reach Gurunank Darbar Sikh Gurudwara in the Jebel Ali area. For Hindu temples near Sanctnary, one needs to travel even father to reach Bur Dubai.
SCHOOLS NEAR SANCTNARY
Families residing in the sub-community can find several excellent educational options in nearby communities. For instance, schools near Sanctnary include:
- GEMS Metropole School
- Ranches Primary School
- GEMS United School
In terms of curriculum, GEMS Metropole School follows the National Curriculum for England from foundation stage to year 12. Likewise, Ranches Primary School offers the British curriculum from grade FS1 to Year 6.
For families that have younger children, nurseries near Sanctnary include:
- Step By Step Nursery
- Raffles Nursery
- Blossom Mudon Nursery
These are excellent centres for the early education of children. Step by Step, for instance, follows both The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and The Reggio Emilia Approach. In addition, their language programme is designed to boost the early development of young students.
Moving on, universities near Sanctnary include Zayed University, The University of Dubai and the University of Birmingham Dubai.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SANCTNARY
When we talk about amenities, there are several clinics and hospitals near the sub-community as well.
Hospitals near Sanctnary include:
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Emirates Hospital
- Al Lusaily Health Centre
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, located 26 minutes away from the sub-community, is known for obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and bariatric surgery departments. Emirates Hospital likewise specialises in surgical procedures in conjunction with its state-of-the-art patient care services.
For routine check-ups and tests, one can head to several clinics near Sanctnary. These include:
- Anaya Medical Center
- Aster Clinic
All these are located within a 30-minute distance from the sub-community.
As already mentioned, there are several residential areas near Sanctnary with all kinds of amenities. Examples include:
Moreover, there are several points of interest and leisure spots near Sanctnary, such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Miracle Garden and Al Qudra Desert.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR SANCTNARY
In terms of shopping places, there are a couple of malls near Sanctnary that you can reach within 30 minutes (depending on traffic).
Firstly you have the Mira Town Centre in the Reem Community that we have already mentioned. Although a community mall, the Town Centre offers much in the way of shopping options and services. These include a Spinneys supermarket, pharmacy, laundry, salon and a cafe.
Another community mall in proximity is the Village Mall, which also includes a kid’s play area as well as a selection of dining options.
Moreover, residents can also head to City Centre Me’aisem, which has plenty of outlets for makeup items, clothes, watches and even jewellery. Examples include:
- Bath & Body Works
Finally, shoppers who love a bargain can go to Dubai Outlet Mall. This mall has 200 stores offering up to 90% discounts. Examples include:
- Fred Perry
You are sure to find some great deals from both designer labels and high street brands at Dubai Outlet Mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR SANCTNARY
Even in terms of dining options, residents of the sub-community have several options to explore. Restaurants near Sanctnary include:
- Al Taawon
- Golden Tasty Restaurant
- Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine
- Abatjour Bistro
- LIMS 2 Restaurant
One can also head to Village Mall to grab a bite at Shakespeare and Co. There are some great dessert places at Village Mall as well, such as:
- Hey Sugar Bakeshop
Further, you have more eateries at City Centre Me'aisem. The list includes:
- Epic Food
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Tim Hortons
- Paul Bakery & Restaurant
- The Big Wok
- 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
Finally, there are a couple of cafes near Sanctnary, such as Costa Coffee, Spill the Bean, Caribou Coffee and Starbucks.
BEACHES NEAR SANCTNARY
When it comes to beaches, residents have to drive for 40 minutes to reach some popular ones in Dubai. Beaches near Sanctnary include Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, JBR Beach and Al Mamzar Beach. There are lots of fun activities that you can do on these beaches, water-based and otherwise. One can, for instance, rent a cabin at the popular Al Mamzar Beach Park or go cycling on the tracks.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Along with shopping and dining options, leisure activities abound for the residents of Sanctnary. Top examples include:
- Al Qudra Desert
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
Al Qudra Desert is a popular tourist attraction located just 4 minutes away from the sub-community. It is a beautiful place amalgamated with the nearby Al Qudra Lakes. Nature lovers can spot lakes, birds and even gazelles, and photography lovers can have a field day in the desert. It is also a great spot for BBQs and campfires.
Speaking of nature, one can also head to Dubai Miracle Garden, which is the world’s largest flower garden. The premier leisure attraction, however, is IMG Worlds of Adventure, which is the world’s largest indoor amusement destination.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
With lush green spaces, Sanctnary and the wider Akoya Oxygen community encourage residents to maintain an active lifestyle.
The residents can also fit at gyms near Sanctnary, such as:
- Fitness First
- Cardio Gym
- Prison Gym
In addition, there are several spas & salons in the community, such as:
- The Haven Spa
- The Nail Spa
- Eternal Lotus Ladies Salon & Spa
Other options include The Loft Fifth Avenue and NStyle Beauty Lounge.
DAMAC is planning to develop a retail and entertainment strip within the community, known as Vista Lux. Once complete, it will become the centre of community events such as cultural performances, poetry readings and mini-theatre productions.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
All in all, Sanctnary in Akoya Oxygen invites you to enjoy a tranquil lifestyle among green spaces that unparalleled among most residential communities. Properties in the sub-community are spacious, making them ideal for families. Provided one has a car, moving around for amenities also becomes convenient.