ABOUT SHAMS GATE DISTRICT
The Shams Abu Dhabi project on Al Reem Island is developed by Sorouh Real Estate. It is home to a number of unique developments and comprises a mix of commercial, retail and residential spaces. At the entrance of Shams Abu Dhabi, there are numerous skyscrapers which are part of the Shams Gate District. The development includes the 74-storey Sky Tower, the 65-storey Sun Tower and a cluster of eight towers. The development also features The Gate Tower, The Arc, Shams Marina, Shams Park and the shopping mall – Shams BOUTIK.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A residential development
- Located on Al Reem Island
- Features skyscrapers and a residential complex
- Developed by Sorouh Real Estate
The highlights of the Shams Gate Al Reem Island are:
- Served by Al Reema Street and Al ‘Oud Street
- Quick access to lifestyle amenities
Shams Gate District Al Reem Island is a vibrant community featuring residential buildings surrounded by numerous exciting amenities. One can easily find supermarkets, hospitals, educational institutes and shopping destinations in the vicinity. Shams Gate has a well-connected road network for easy access to other communities in Abu Dhabi.
PROPERTIES IN SHAMS GATE DISTRICT AL REEM ISLAND
Shams Gate District boasts a mix of properties ranging from apartments and penthouses to townhouses.
Apartments are available in studio to 4-bedroom configurations. These residential units feature bedrooms, built-in wardrobes, a walk-in closet, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious kitchen, a dining room, a laundry room, a living room and a maid’s room.
Penthouses in Shams Gate spanning 4,800 sq. ft. to 6,030 sq. ft. are available as 4-bedroom units. These units have four master bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a living area, a large entryway, a dining area, a fitted kitchen, a guest bathroom, a maid’s room, a laundry room, three large storage areas, a laundry room and an indoor dip pool.
Townhouses are available as 2 to 5-bedroom units.
Rental Trends in Shams Gate District Al Reem Island
Shams Gate District boasting impressive residential towers is one of the most popular areas to rent apartments on Al Reem Island. The rental apartments in Al Reem Shams Gate have a good demand because they are quite affordable.
The rental trend for different bed types is as follows:
- Renting studios in Shams Gate District can cost between AED 39k and AED 60k per annum.
- Rents for 1-bedroom apartments in Shams Gate District are as low as AED 48k and as high as AED 85k per annum.
- 2-BHK flats for rent in Shams Gate District can cost AED 70k to 180k per annum.
Those searching for more spacious units can go for 3-bed and 4-bed flats.
- Rental prices of 3-bedroom apartments in Shams Gate District range from AED 100k to 170k per annum.
- The rental price of 4-bedroom flats in Shams Gate District is AED 160k per annum.
Prospective tenants can check out other apartments for rent on Al Reem Island available in different layouts.
Townhouses for rent in Shams Gate District include 3-bedroom units.
- Rental prices for a 3-bedroom house in Shams Gate District start from AED 190k per annum.
These prices can be compared with other townhouses for rent on Al Reem Island.
There are also a few penthouses for rent in Shams Gate District; these properties are available as 4-bedroom units.
- The rent for a 4-bedroom penthouse in Shams Gate District is AED 225k per annum.
Penthouses for rent on Al Reem Island can range from AED 139k to AED 300k yearly.
Sale Trends in Shams Gate District Al Reem Island
Shams Gate District is counted among the popular areas to buy flats on Al Reem Island. Since Shams Gate District is part of the larger Shams Abu Dhabi project, the development is home to some of the most famous buildings in Abu Dhabi such as the iconic Gate Towers.
Those looking to buy apartments in Shams Gate District will find the properties to be priced competitively.
- The sales price for studios in Shams Gate District ranges from AED 565k to AED 720k.
- The sales price for 1-bedroom apartments in Shams Gate District ranges from AED 679k to AED 1.6M.
- For buying 2-bedroom flats in Shams Gate District, prices range from AED 1.09M to AED 2.5M.
- The larger 3-bedroom flats for sale in Shams Gate District cost AED 1.59M to AED 4.0M.
- You can also invest in 4-bed apartments for sale in Shams Gate District by spending AED 3.5M to AED 4.3M.
Prospective investors can find many apartments for sale on Al Reem Island.
Townhouses for sale in Shams Gate District feature three bedrooms. These units have master bedrooms, five bathrooms, a maid’s room with an attached bathroom, a living/dining area, a spacious hall, a well-equipped kitchen and a terrace.
- The sales price for a 3-bedroom townhouse in Shams Gate District is AED 2.94M to AED 4.0M
You will also find other townhouses for sale on Al Reem Island ranging from AED 1.75M to AED 4.5M.
The Gate District Abu Dhabi Floor Plans
Those looking for Shams Gate District floor plans can check out 2D and 3D layouts as well as live 3D floor plans on Bayut’s official website.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL REEM SHAMS GATE
Car owners need not worry about finding parking spaces in Shams Gate Al Reem. The residential towers and villas offer covered parking to residents. However, visitors can use the designated visitor parking lots in the community.
Public Transportation in Shams Gate Al Reem
Shams Gate Al Reem residents can get around via public transport. Al ʹOud St / Gate Towers bus stop, Al Reem Street/ Al Falaq Street bus stop and Al ‘Oud Street / Sorbonne University bus stop are the nearest options for bus users.
Taxis usually gather at the Shams BOUTIK Mall if you need to get around the island.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN SHAMS GATE DISTRICT AL REEM ISLAND
Supermarkets in Shams Gate District allow residents to easily fulfil their day-to-day grocery needs. Al Maya Supermarket, Baqala Al Ekhlas LLC, Mangrove Mini Market, Horizam Abu Dhabi Reem Island and Grandiose Supermarket Al Reem Island are located within a 5-minute drive.
One branch of Waitrose supermarkets in Abu Dhabi is located in Shams Boutik. The popular UK-based supermarket chain stocks fresh produce, groceries and baked goods.
MOSQUES NEAR SHAMS GATE AL REEM ISLAND
Al Aziz Mosque is one of the larger mosques in Abu Dhabi and can accommodate 2,270 worshippers. Located on Hazza Bin Zaid The First Street, the mosque has modern interiors.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR SHAMS GATE AL REEM
At a 14-minute drive, one can find several churches near Shams Gate Al Reem. These include RCCG Spring Of Life, Abu Dhabi and Life Harvest Restoration Church AUH.
BAPS Hindu Mandir, an upcoming Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi along Al Taf Road (E16), will be a 37-minute drive from Shams Gate.
SCHOOLS NEAR SHAMS GATE DISTRICT ABU DHABI
Families living on Al Reem Island are drawn to the area due to its proximity to educational institutes. Redwood Nursery on the 5th floor of The Arc Tower is the nearest option. Mosaic Nursery is located in Shams Boutik Mall.
Repton School Abu Dhabi is a British school established in 2013. Its curriculum is a combination of the National Curriculum of England and the subjects mandated by the Ministry of Education of UAE. Counted among the top schools in Al Reem Island, it also awards scholarships to students with exceptional talent, credentials, and ability in academics, sports, music and innovation.
Sorbonne University is one of the best universities in Abu Dhabi at a 4-minute drive from the sub-community. The French university in the emirate offers graduate, post-graduate and executive education in Law, History, Physics, Sports Management and other disciplines.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SHAMS GATE DISTRICT
Clinics and Hospitals near Gate District Abu Dhabi include:
- Lumiere Skin Clinic
- MediQ Healthcare & Clinic LLC
- Burjeel Day Surgery Center
- Reem Hospital
Lumiere Skin Clinic is a skin care clinic on Al Reem Street. MediQ Healthcare & Clinic LLC is based inside Tamouh Business Hub, Reem Island. Burjeel Day Surgery Center is a medical centre in The Arc Tower, The Gate District.
Reem Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Abu Dhabi, is right opposite Sorbonne University.
Residential communities near Al Reem Shams Gate are:
- City of Lights
- Najmat Abu Dhabi
Tamouh is a residential suburb located within a 4-minute drive by car. City Of Lights is a waterfront community featuring 60 towers, including 52 residential buildings and 8 commercial developments. It is situated in the centre of Al Reem Island. Najmat Abu Dhabi is a township development that offers residential apartments, villas and commercial offices.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR SHAMS GATE DISTRICT ABU DHABI
Visiting the Shams Boutik for retail therapy is one of the best things to do in Al Reem Island. It is a one-stop-shopping destination for residents featuring around 82 retail outlets, several eateries and leisure facilities. Popular stores at the mall include Waitrose, Art Central, Community Pharmacy and Flower Boutique. It is just a 4-minute drive by car from Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island.
RESTAURANTS NEAR SHAMS GATE AL REEM
Restaurants near Shams Gate Al Reem offer a variety of cuisines. The popular choices include:
- Pizza Express
- Rozana Al Reem Restaurant & Café
- Eat & Drink Restaurant
- Hit Burger
You’d find these eateries within a 2 to 6-minute driving distance of the sub-community.
One can also visit the food court at Shams Boutik Mall to find:
- The Kettle Corner
- Super Poke
- Smoking Doll
- The Chippy
These are some of the best restaurants in Al Reem Island within a 5-minute drive.
BEACHES NEAR SHAMS GATE AL REEM ISLAND
Shams Coast East is only a 4-minute drive from the sub-community. Other than this, beach lovers can spot plenty of beaches in Abu Dhabi.
Paula Beach at Al Mukhadram Street, Shams Abu Dhabi is a 14-minute drive, while Abu Dhabi Beach and Corniche Beach are a 16 to 17-minute drive by car.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Landmarks and leisure spots near The Gate District Abu Dhabi include:
- Marsa Mina
- Mangrove National Park
Those willing to go on a cruise trip can find Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at an 18-minute drive. They can find some of the best dhow cruises in Abu Dhabi at a short drive. Marsa Mina is among the renowned leisure places of Abu Dhabi located at Gate 2, Cruise terminal, Zayed Port.
Warehouse421 is a contemporary cultural centre featuring creative works on display and artist studios in an industrial-chic space.
Mangrove National Park is one of the best natural places in the UAE, spanning 19 sq. km. Tourists can spot flamingos, reef herons, foraging foxes, turtles and other animals in the natural reserve. The park is one of the best places to kayak in Abu Dhabi. Visitors can also enjoy paddle boarding. It will take a 15-minute drive to reach the leisure spot.
Other renowned leisure places such as Umm Al Emarat Park, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi City Golf Club are also accessible within a 15 to 19-minute drive by car.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Those looking for outdoor activities near Shams Gate Al Reem can head to:
- Gateway Park
- Al Fay Park
- Najmat Football
- Pocket Park
- Reem Central Park
These places are at a short distance where residents can enjoy outdoor activities and sports.
Primal Gym Al Reem Island Branch is accessible at a 6-minute drive by car.
There are several spas and salons near Shams Gate District, such as:
- Boudoir Beauty Lounge AUH
- Jiji’s Ladies Salon
- Kozma Curl Al Reem Island
- Aziz Salon Boutik Mall Branch
Ladies can find these salons within a 4 to 5-minute drive by car.
Residents can head to Reem Central Park and Shams Boutik to participate in traditional festivals and events.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join a Facebook group named ‘Reem Island Community’ to stay connected with other community members.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Reem Shams Gate is an ideal residential community for families looking for luxurious waterfront residences. Those planning to move here should know that the neighbourhood is located a bit far from the city’s major thoroughfares. The traffic gets congested during peak hours. However, plans to construct an 11km long road connecting Al Reem Island to the mainland are underway.
FAQs about Shams Gate District
Where is Shams Gate District located?
Shams Gate District is a residential development on Al Reem Island.
What properties are available in Shams Gate?
Prospective buyers and renters can find apartments and townhouses in The Shams Gate District in Abu Dhabi.