ABOUT UMM AL SHEIF
Umm Al Sheif is a small residential community in the Western region of Dubai. It is connected to some important routes like Al Wasl Road – D92 to the North, Sheikh Zayed Road – E11 to the South and Al Thaniya Road that runs across the border shared with Al Manara. Residential communities in Umm Al Sheif are divided into private villas and townhouses. Presenting a family-centered community, Umm Al Sheif accommodates around 6,263 people according to the recent consensus and still has capacity left.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A small residential district
- Preferred for affordable accommodation
- Property prices and rents fall in low to mid ranges
- Family oriented community with basic amenities at hand
- Various accommodation options including villas for rent and sale
- Connected to major roads like Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Road
Umm Al Sheif is not as crowded as other parts of Dubai. It may be a small town but it is no less than any other area of the emirate in terms of development and lifestyle. The basic amenities are available at a short distance. Every resident enjoys privacy, security, and ease of access which makes this place an ideal location for families and single expats alike.
PROPERTIES IN UMM AL SHEIF
This modern community in Western Dubai offers a wide range of villas and townhouses on one side and a whole new commercial strip on the other. There are various private homes available for rent and sale in affordable price ranges throughout the year. This is the major reason most expatriates prefer living in Umm Al Sheif.
3 and 4-bed units have a coverage area between 3,500 sq. ft. to 9,800 sq. ft. Renting a 3-bedroom villa in Umm Al Sheif means you spend at least AED 185K annually while 4-bedroom houses cost around AED 200K per annum. Large families will have a choice of 8+ bedroom villas that are large and luxurious. Similarly, buying a villa in Umm Al Sheif is not as difficult because the prices are relatively low, yet the amenities and construction quality are not compromised. Real estate investors can buy 3 or 4-bed villas within AED 10M.
Some projects in Umm Al Sheif are under construction; therefore, the properties are expected to increase in value. Besides this, the community also houses some commercial spaces including offices, shops, and showrooms for rent and sale.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN UMM AL SHEIF
Finding a parking space in Umm Al Sheif won’t be an issue since the place isn’t really crowded. Villas and townhouses are usually built with dedicated parking spaces for residents.
Similarly, transportation in Umm Al Sheif is organized and systematic. Locals can travel from and to Umm Al Sheif using metros and buses. The closest stations are Umm Sheif, Sheikh Zayed and First Gulf Bank Metro Station. All the stations are easily accessible on foot. The metro line that stops nearby is M1 while the bus lines include Bus – 12 and Bus – 93.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN UMM AL SHEIF
There are many big and small grocery shops, bakeries and supermarkets in Umm Al Sheif selling fresh organic produce. Waitrose is a local grocer that has several branches in different regions of Dubai including Umm Al Sheif. It is widely preferred for regular grocery shopping, freshly baked items, meat, fish and organic goods, etc. Some large supermarkets like Choithrams and Spinneys are also accessible within a few minutes by car.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN UMM AL SHEIF
Just like any other close-knit residential community in Dubai, there are many mosques in Umm Al Sheif. Umm Al Sheif Mosque, Mosque of Omar Ibn Al Khattab and FGB Metro Station Mosque are just a few located nearby. There aren’t any churches or temples around here so those who practise different religions will have to travel to the neighbouring localities. St. Mary’s Catholic Church is around 25 minutes away while a drive towards Hindu Temple would be around 30 minutes long.
SCHOOLS IN UMM AL SHEIF
Parents moving to Al Sheif won’t find it difficult to find a good school for their kids as there are plenty of options located nearby. Emirates International School is the most popular offering the UK and IB system till Grade-13. GEMS, Raffles World Academy, and Raffles International School are some noteworthy schools in Umm Al Sheif. Some nurseries and music schools are also close-by such as Golden Gate Nursery, Centre of Musical Arts and Little Minds Nursery.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN UMM AL SHEIF
There are several pharmacies, clinics and specialised medical institutes in the vicinity that deal with general and even critical medical issues. Some larger multidisciplinary hospitals in Umm Al Sheif are Medcare Hospital, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Kings London Medical College and Hospital, Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital.
Umm Al Sheif is situated in an exclusive residential and family-centred region of Dubai. This is because it is bounded by several close-knit residential communities in the Emirate. From the North, it shares borders with Umm Suqeim while in North-east is Al Manara. Al Barsha and Al Quoz are connected via Southern end while Al Sufouh is in the West.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Umm Al Sheif has many leisure spots of Dubai in proximity known for social gigs and nightlife.
MALLS IN UMM AL SHEIF
Residents have access to some community-centric shopping centres in Thanya Street like Al Thanyah Mall. It is a nice mini-mall in Umm Al Sheif having varieties of brands and local stuff. Sofabulous is also located in Al Thanya Street which is a designer furniture marketplace allowing people to customise their favourite furniture. The Mall in the vicinity of Umm Suqeim is another place to hang out with kids because it has a small play area and a food court as well. Moreover, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Al Quoz Mall can also be accessed within a few minutes.
RESTAURANTS IN UMM AL SHEIF
Quite a few clubs, neighbourhood pubs, and fast food corners are located in the area. Al Safadi Restaurant, P.F. Chang’s Kitchen, Bystro and Denny’s are some popular restaurants in Umm Al Sheif where families can sit, chat and have a nice time.
BEACHES NEAR UMM AL SHEIF
Residents are never away from the perks of beach-life. The Public Beach of Umm Al Suqeim is only 6-minutes away by car and is preferred for perfect picnics. Watersports fanatics can also head out to the Kite Beach and enjoy adventurous rides along with some international cuisines and cocktails. Jumeirah Beach is also a famous spot to visit on weekends.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
While Umm Al Sheif is a relatively tiny and cosy residential community, it doesn’t fail to compete with the luxurious areas of Dubai. Some key Dubai landmarks are easily reachable within a few minutes including Burj Al Arab Hotel, which is a spectacular and relaxing site. One can also access the upscale restaurants, bars and beach of Madinat Jumeirah within 7 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are many gyms and fitness clubs around the town. Some preferred choices are Physique 57, Persona 20, 9 Round and Embody Fitness Club. For relaxing and unwinding the stress gathered throughout the week, you have Grand Flora Salon, F Diamond Finger Spa, Beauty Connection Spa and Sesshin Spa.
Depending on where you live, there’s quite a lot to catch up to while in Umm Al Sheif. The Kite Beach in Umm Al Sheif usually hosts many celebrations and community events on special occasions. To spend a day or two during special festivities, you can head out to Madinat Jumeirah.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Umm Al Sheif and its properties are being demanded by expats and families who look for a residential option that’s safe and not so expensive. Having amenities at hand and affordable prices, this community is an ideal place for families looking for a house that doesn’t break their bank account. However, if your idea of a perfect private dwelling is living in an apartment, this might not be the right place to search for a dream home.
- The distance between Umm Al Sheif and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is only 13 km
- Burj Al Arab is hardly 6 minutes away
- Drive towards Dubai International Cricket Stadium may take at least 17 minutes via Umm Suqeim Street route: D – 63
- Dubai International Airport is 20 minutes away from this community
- The Mall of The Emirates and The Dubai Mall are both 17 minutes away