ABOUT SIDRA COMMUNITY
Al Raha Gardens is a unique, 665,000 sq. m. development in Abu Dhabi along E10 - Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street. It ranks as the first freehold development for Emiratis and is divided into 11 sub-districts. Sidra Community featuring beachfront villas and townhouses is one of them.
Developed by Aldar, Sidra Community has a well-planned infrastructure and allows residents to remain close to key roads and basic living amenities. It is also in proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Further, those planning to settle with the family in an affordable residential town will find ready to move-in properties in Sidra Community extremely reasonable.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Developed by Aldar
- Freehold properties
- Quick access to main roads
- Sub-community in Al Raha Gardens
- Neighbours Khalifa City and Masdar City
- Common property type – 3 to 5-bedroom villas and townhouses
The entire community was officially completed in 2009 featuring a plethora of facilities for residents’ welfare. Therefore, Sidra Community residents have access to:
- Community schools
- Golf club and clubhouses
- Health club and swimming pool
Besides, the area is rich in natural greenery. As goes for the whole Al Raha Gardens, Sidra Community also has playgrounds and landscaped gardens with paved walkways. Since it is a villa-only community, living in Sidra is best suited to families.
PROPERTIES IN SIDRA COMMUNITY
Properties in Sidra Community flaunt truly traditional vibes with Arabesque architecture and design. Villas and townhouses here have different configuration and sizes. So whether you are on a home-hunt or want to invest, you can find a variety of villas and townhouses available for rent and sale.
- Rents for villas in Sidra Community start from AED 140k per annum.
- Townhouses for rent also cost somewhere between AED 145k and AED 170k
This means a typical 4-bedroom house would cost you around AED 150k on an average. Whereas, if you have a bigger family you can consider renting a 5-bed villa for AED 200k at the minimum. Moreover, there are some considerable options for investors as well.
- To buy a villa in Sidra Community, one must fork out around AED 2M to AED 4.5M.
- Similarly, buying a townhouse means you will at least need AED 2.2M.
Concisely, the difference in prices is because of the difference in covered areas and the number of rooms available. For instance, if you buy a 3-bed townhouse, you will spend no more than AED 2.5M while for a 4-bedroom house it would be AED 2.6M. Hence, all the houses in Sidra are somewhat the same in terms of facilities and design.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN SIDRA COMMUNITY
Options for transportation in Sidra Community are limited. In fact, residents in the area prefer to commute in private vehicles. Online cabs and taxis have also made life easier. Since the area has direct connectivity to main roads, motorists find it easy to commute to and from Sidra Community via personal cars.
On the other hand, the parking spaces are plentiful. Every villa or townhouse comes with a dedicated garage where you can park up to 3 cars. This means parking spaces in Sidra Community are not only enough for residents but for their guests as well.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN SIDRA COMMUNITY
For regular shopping, you have many options. There is a supermarket in Sidra Community, Safa Express Supermarket. Besides grocery shopping, one can also grab snacks from its canteen. More local shops and corner stores are in the neighbouring localities such as City Star Hypermarket, Granite Supermarket and International Supermarket about 7 to 8 minutes away. One can also access LuLu Hypermarket in Al Raha Mall in about 12 minutes for a bigger grocery haul.
MOSQUES IN SIDRA COMMUNITY
There is a community mosque in Sidra Community. Besides, plenty are nearby such as Al Ta’ayish Mosque, Masjid Al Bushra, and Al Basit Mosque. All these are accessible within 10 minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
The Christian community will find many churches nearby. There is All Saints Anglican Church, The Armenian Church of Abu Dhabi and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all about 15 minutes away.
As for Hindu temples near Sidra Community, you will find New Gurudwara at a 17-minute drive while Jagannath Temple is 27 minutes away.
SCHOOLS NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
For families with kids, finding schools near Sidra Community won’t be difficult. Some nurseries and pre-schools nearby include:
- Little Smarties Nursery and Pre-school
- Al Ridwan Kindergarten
- Learning Spaces Nurseries
Moreover, there are primary and high schools as well, such as:
- Al Yasmina School
- GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
- Raha International School
Al Yasmina School is in Al Mireef Street. It offers the English National Curriculum and project-based learning. Here, students are granted IGCSE qualifications to progress towards A-levels.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
Clinics and hospitals near Sidra Community include:
- Kaya Skin Clinic
- SEHA Clinic
- Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital
- NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City
NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City is 10 minutes away. The hospital provides complete medical services including general emergency care and specialised clinics. Besides traditional medicine, the hospital also has a whole department for Naturopathy.
Sidra Community lies near E-10 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street. It is surrounded by:
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
Malls near Sidra Community include:
- Al Raha Mall
- Khalifa City Mall
- Gardens Plaza
Gardens Plaza is a small but complete shopping centre. From food stalls, restaurants and cafes to hypermarket, salon, and flower shops, this place has good options for quick shopping fixes. Also, the ride would be only 7 minutes long. Whereas, Al Raha Mall is 12 minutes away. Besides shopping in several retail stores, one can watch movies in Oscar Cinema.
RESTAURANTS NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
Foodies will find a few cafes and restaurants near Sidra Community such as:
- Circle Café
- Shish Shawerma
- Khayal Restaurant, Marriott Hotel
Also, there are plenty of street food options in the Khalifa City Truck Park. Further, heading towards Raha Mall, you will find:
- Caesars Restaurant and Confectioneries
- Boulevard Tche Tche Restaurant
- Soulfull Restaurant
If hunger strikes for a quick fix, you can simply go to Gardens Plaza where there is a variety of fine-dining restaurants and coffee shops.
BEACHES NEAR SIDRA COMMUNITY
Al Raha Beach near Sidra Community is the biggest highlight of the area. Here, you find beach chalets, luxurious marina rides and loads of entertainment activities. The place has one of the best beach resorts in Abu Dhabi.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
These are the popular landmarks near Sidra Community
- Aldar Headquarters
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
- Al Bandar Marina
Aldar HQ building is a key highlight of the area. It is one of its kind and the first building in the Middle East with a diagonal steel grid. One can access Sidra Community in about 12 minutes from here via Al Raha Boulevard.
Not to mention, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is one of the biggest mosques in the world. Further, hardcore motorsports fans can visit Al Forsan International Sports Resort within 8 minutes. It is one of the favourite places for motorsports activities in Abu Dhabi. Another popular attraction, Yas Beach is 18 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
With huge landscaped areas and many golf courses in the vicinity, Sidra Community residents enjoy great outdoors. Moreover, there are health centres and fitness clubs as well, like:
- Al Raha Gardens Plaza Gym
- Beyond Health Club
- Stile De Vita Fitness Center
For beauty treatments and relaxing weekend treats, there are:
- Beauty Treats by Jasna
- Tips and Toes
- Sugar Beauty Lounge
Further, sports lovers will find Al Forsan Football Ground and Al Forsan Karting Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Golf Garden Club House nearby.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
One can join a Facebook group, Al Raha Gardens Community Group to stay updated regarding community happenings and socialise with fellow residents.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Sidra is at the centre of Al Raha Gardens and enjoys direct access to main roads. Moreover, the community is a project of leading property developer in Abu Dhabi. Living in Sidra Community is ideal for families who seek comfortable and gated communities with amenities nearby. On the other hand, professionals hoping to commute to the mainland every day might face difficulty if they do not have personal conveyance.
- Located along Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street E10
- 15 minutes to Abu Dhabi International Airport
- 12 minutes from Al Forsan Village
- 10 minutes to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
- 10 minutes from Al Bandar Marina
- Golf Gardens is the next-door neighbour