- Getting around
- Renting property
- Buying property
- Popular areas
- Schools & clinics
- Marina Mall
- Popular beaches
- Things to consider
ABOUT THE MARINA
The Marina or as it is also known as Marina Village is an exquisite marina perfectly situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi. The Marina is an island which provides easy access to the city’s key locations. Built on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, it is a mixed development, housing an exceptional collection of luxury villas, apartments and hotels.
With a waterfront lifestyle and state-of-the-art amenities, life in The Marina Abu Dhabi is a unique experience. Providing a calm and tranquil environment to its residents, Marina Villas is among the best areas for large and mid-size families looking to rent a property in Abu Dhabi. This splendid community boasts several luxury villas along with a huge range of dining and entertainment options.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Houses a broad number of luxury beachfront apartments, villas and modern hotel resorts.
- Spacious villas for large families.
- Great waterfront views from most buildings.
- Boasts luxurious amenities and ultra-modern facilities.
- Close to hospitals, schools and leisure spots.
- Provides easy access to downtown Abu Dhabi and Emirates Palace through Al Marsa Street.
Resting amidst residential communities, schools, restaurants and malls, The Marina is mainly a family-oriented community, surrounded by various upscale restaurants, malls and entertainment venues, Marina Village offers a luxurious but private lifestyle to its residents.
PROPERTIES IN THE MARINA
Properties in The Marina are a blend of apartments and villas. These residential properties are available for rent as well as sale. The apartments come in 1 to 4-bedroom configurations. With some recent developments in the area, new apartments in The Marina are currently highly in-demand for rental purposes.
You will also find a wide range of deluxe and chic villas in the area. Resting near the mangroves, each of these villas boasts an assortment of amenities and offers astounding views of the turquoise sea and harbour.
Rental Trends in The Marina
The rental prices of the deluxe 5-bed villas in The Marina start at AED 350k and go up to AED 450k per annum.
The price range for apartments in The Marina is slightly more affordable. The rental prices for 1-bedroom flats start from AED 92k yearly, while 2-bedroom apartments are priced at AED 119.5k per annum. The average rent for a 3-bed apartment is AED 180k yearly.
- 4 BEDS
- 5 BATHS
- 3135 SQFT
- 2 BEDS
- 3 BATHS
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- 2 BATHS
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- 1 BED
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- 3 BEDS
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Sales Trends in The Marina
The prices for apartments for sale in The Marina start at AED 2.2M for 1-beds, while 2-bedroom apartments are priced from AED 3.2M. 3-bedroom apartments for sale in Marina Village on average cost AED 5M.
5-bedroom villas for sale in The Marina will cost you around AED 11M. The sale price of 6-bedroom villas in The Marina starts at AED 13.4M and goes up to AED 19.5M.
Popular communities in The Marina
- Marina Sunset Bay
- Fairmont Marina Residences
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Besides the convenience of the locality, it is also known for having some of the best residential communities such as Marina Sunset Bay and Fairmont Marina Residences. The areas are known for their lavish villas and modern apartments.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN THE MARINA
Since it is a well-planned community, finding a parking space in The Marina is quite easy. Villas and apartment buildings both come with dedicated parking slots and some even offer guest parking spaces.
Public Transportation in The Marina
Many modes of transportation are available in The Marina. The community is easily accessible by public buses. A bus service runs from Marina Mall to Abu Dhabi Bus Station every 15 minutes. Taxis are also easily found near Marina Mall.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The Marina has everything expected from a meticulously designed community, from educational institutions to health care facilities and entertainment venues.
SUPERMARKETS IN THE MARINA
Currently, residents can only visit one supermarket in The Marina and that would be the Carrefour hypermarket in Marina Mall. One of the largest hypermarket chains in the region, Carrefour is a popular store with many different sections ranging from electronics, fresh produce, grocery items, clothing and more.
Other supermarkets near The Marina include Organic Foods and Café, Spinneys and Waitrose in downtown Abu Dhabi. All of these options can be reached in under 10 minutes. Most residential communities and buildings near Marina Village have many supermarkets in proximity, which quickly deliver urgent necessities to your home.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN THE MARINA
There are two mosques in The Marina. Al Kareem Mosque is centrally located in this area, while Heritage Village Mosque is located near the coastline.
Many other mosques are just a few minutes drive away. For Christians residing in The Marina, there are many churches part of the Al Mushrif community. St. Joseph’s Cathedral and St. Andrew’s Church are located at a 20-minute drive away.
Plans for the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi have been introduced and it is anticipated to be completed by 2021. Meanwhile, Hindu residents will have to travel to the Bur Dubai area in Dubai to visit the Shiva and Krishna temples. Sikh residents can reach the New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah in 30 minutes by car.
SCHOOLS NEAR THE MARINA
The Marina also provides options for families who are looking to enrol their young children in nurseries. Kipina Al Butin Nursery is a nursery school located in Al Bateen which is easily accessible from Marina Village. British Orchard Nursery, Teddy Bear American Nursery and Redwood Nursery are other options in Al Bateen, located 10 minutes away.
An array of elementary and higher secondary schools near The Marina is a big reason why this neighbourhood is a success so far. A reputed school near Marina Village is the American Community School of Abu Dhabi, it offers the American curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is located 12 minutes away.
Abu Dhabi International Private School or AIS is a private co-educational school, located 13 minutes away. At AIS, students are given the opportunity to study the American curriculum, British (IGCSE and A-Levels) curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
GEMS Winchester School is another option located at a similar distance offering the British curriculum from Foundation Stage to Year 9.
University options which can be reached in 20 minutes or less include AlHosn University, Khalifa University and University of Strathclyde Business School.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN THE MARINA
Catering to the health care needs of its residents, residents can find Harley Street Medical Centre and Remax Medical Center in The Marina.
There is an internationally renowned eye hospital in The Marina called Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre. Other hospitals such as King’s College Hospital Clinics, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Medeor 24×7 Hospital can be reached in 15 minutes.
Marina Village is located right across Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah and Al Khalidiyah. Hamdan Street, which is just a 10-minute drive, is home to some of the oldest gold stores in the city. The Marina is also close to the Al Ras Al Akhdar community which is home to the 7-star Emirates Palace hotel and Qasr Al Watan (the UAE Presidential Palace open to the public).
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN THE MARINA
Marina Mall is known to be one of the best malls in Abu Dhabi and the only mall in The Marina. Covering more than 1.3 million sq. ft., it houses more than 400 retail stores including Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Prada and Hugo Boss. It also has Tiara, the revolving restaurant on its 30-story observation tower, which provides some breath-taking views of the capital city and the Arabian Gulf. Various other upscale retail outlets and dining establishments are located within Marina Mall.
RESTAURANTS IN THE MARINA
When it comes to food, residents of the area get all the perks; serving almost everything, one can find an abundance of restaurants in The Marina. The most number of dining places are those restaurants in Marina Mall, it has a food court with many fast-food eateries such as McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. There are also casual dining restaurants such as Shake Shack, Five Guys and Fuddruckers for burgers.
Tony Roma’s and Lips The Cafe are preferred for Italian cuisine or you could visit Shakespeare & Co., La Brioche and The Coffee Club to try out their international menu. Restaurants in Marina Mall offering Arabic food include Azkadenya, Villa Beirut, Petek and Zaatar W Zeit.
There are a few waterfront restaurants in The Marina opposite Marina Mall. Lal Qila is a buffet restaurant offering Pakistani – Indian cuisine, Bill’s Farm is a steakhouse while Casper & Gambini’s offers a different fusion of cuisines. Rokn Al Hawamir is preferred for its seafood dishes, Mirage Marine is an Arabian restaurant and Royal Yacht Restaurant is located on an actual yacht.
BEACHES IN THE MARINA
As it is a waterfront development there are two beaches in The Marina. Breakwater Beach is more of a marina and has many private boats and yachts docked there. There is a beach there where you can enjoy water sports such as parasailing, boating and wakeboarding. WaveBreaker Beach is a smaller beach in the area, it doesn’t have many amenities but makes up for it with its relaxing environment and uninterrupted view of the Arabian Gulf.
Corniche Beach near The Marina has a separate section for singles, families and the general public. It has been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status – an international standard that guarantees clean and safe bathing water. It is a popular public beach in Abu Dhabi with many amenities and facilities. Corniche Beach also hosts many events all year long and is a happening location.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Considering the water around which The Marina is built to relish the waterfront lifestyle, you may head to Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club or Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. There are various outlets for water sports lovers, offering fishing, jet skiing and several other leisure activities.
You can go for a dhow cruise or rent a yacht at the Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise. Either option is a great way to experience the surrounding water. VOX Cinemas at Marina Mall is a place where movie lovers can watch all the latest shows on the big screen. Young movie fans and families can also enjoy the multisensory movie-watching concept, 4DX at the VOX Cinemas.
For a more traditional experience, you can visit the Emirates Heritage Club in Marina Village. It organizes events and activities to promote the culture of the UAE, has many literature related lectures and organizes culture exhibitions. Emirates Heritage Club also has a theatre for shows and plays.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
While offering numerous eateries and leisure activities, The Marina also offers its residents an amazing open-air outdoor area for long walks and evening runs. If you are looking to enjoy some quality time with family and kids, you can head to the nearest family parks. One of them is Turath Park, which is situated on Corniche Road. This recreational park also has trimmed gardens, running tracks and shaded walkways. Al Khalidiya Park, which is just a 10-minute drive away, is another famous public park nearby.
For fitness enthusiasts, The Marina houses many gyms and fitness centres to choose from. If you enjoy group exercise, an exquisite view and professional coaches, then Fitness by the Shore is the perfect spot for you. Offering a great outdoor gym to suit the busy routine of working professionals, Fitness by the Shore is an affordable way to keep yourself fit. Other high-end gyms with state-of-the-art equipment include Capital Fitness in Marina Village while Vogue Fitness ad Fitness First Ladies Only in Marina Mall are nearby. In cooler mornings, you can also hit the nearest beach for yoga sessions.
The area never disappoints when it comes to beauty and relaxation amenities. The Marina houses several upscale salons and spas to help you look more presentable. Some well-known salons popular with residents are Tips and Toes, Nail Lounge and Marina Spa Ladies.
Not many community events are held in this residential area, however, Marina Mall is well-known for hosting multiple events inside the mall throughout the year. Some events that are hosted by Marina Mall include the Easter Colouring Competition, The Voice Kids Live, Masha and the Bear Live Show and the Ramadan Festival.
Emirates Heritage Club also hosts many events, theatre shows and cultural exhibitions.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The Marina offers a luxurious lifestyle and the rent and sale prices for properties reflect that. The area is also located on its own island and thus offers a secluded environment, it is not preferred for those who prefer a bustling area.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is 35-minutes away.
- 25-minutes from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and 30-minutes from famed lifestyle destination Yas Island
- It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to get to Dubai
- Al Ain can be reached with a 2-hour drive