ABOUT ZAYED SPORTS CITY
Zayed Sports City is famous for having one of the largest sports stadiums in the UAE. Another reason why Zayed Sports City is popular is that it is right next to the largest mosque in UAE, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This suburb of Abu Dhabi offers apartments for rent in mid to high-rise towers but it is also one of the most visited tourist areas in Abu Dhabi.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to one of the largest stadiums in the UAE
- A sports theme suburb within Abu Dhabi
- Close to the largest mosque in the UAE
- Offers a wide selection of apartments for rent
The community in Zayed Sports City is quite lively. Apart from the many sports amenities, there are a few government offices in Zayed Sports City. Towards the south of the community, you will find retail stores, cafes and a few supermarkets. Zayed Sports City is an area filled with green spaces, you can visit one of the sports courts or pop down to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Park which overlooks the Arabian Gulf.
PROPERTIES IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
Regarding properties, one will only find a selection of rental apartments in Zayed Sports City. Apartments are available in 1, 2 and 3-bed configurations.
Rental Trends in Zayed Sports City
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
Average Rental Price in AED
A 1-bedroom rental apartment in Zayed Sports City comes with two baths and 893 sq. ft. of floor space. The annual rent for a unit in this class will be around AED 89k. The most in-demand 2-bed rental flat in Zayed Sports City will be equipped with three bathrooms and 1,400 sq. ft. of overall living area. The annual rent for these apartment ranges between AED 147k to AED 155k per annum. 3-bed units will typically come with four baths and 5,000 sq. ft. of floor space. On average, the rental rates of these residential units are AED 216k per annum, as some apartments will be bigger than others.
Rihan Heights Towers is one of the notable apartment towers in Zayed Sports City. It is a complex of five towers that are surrounded by landscaped courtyards and recreational facilities. Rihan Heights Towers rental apartments are available in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom configurations. The price range of 1-bedroom apartment for rent in Rihan Heights Towers is AED 85k to AED 95k for a year.
Zayed Sports City Floor Plans
Interested tenants can browse Zayed Sports City floor plans and take a look at the floor plans available for the most popular communities/buildings in the neighbourhood.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
Regarding residents who have their vehicle, finding a parking spot in Zayed Sports City isn’t a challenge at all. Residents are offered a minimum of one car parking space in their residential building, this depends on your landlord and is mentioned in your tenancy contract. There is plenty of street parking available for visitors and residents with more than one vehicle.
Public Transportation in Zayed Sports City
For those depending on public transportation in Zayed Sports City will find a few bus stops around the neighbourhood. A typical journey from Zayed Sports City to Abu Dhabi International Airport would take around 45-minutes on average.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
The main supermarkets in Zayed Sports City are Spinneys, SPAR Supermarket Al Fahim and Carrefour Hypermarket. There is also a mini-mart called ZOOM, it is located close to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Spinneys is preferred for its fresh imported produce and bakery section. SPAR Supermarket is part of Abu Dhabi Coop Society where residents can buy groceries at discounted rates. There is also a huge selection of frozen vegetables and meats. SPAR supermarket is a complete grocery chain that has it all. Carrefour Hypermarket has a large selection of imported and local products, it is part of Al Saggar Mall. Next, ZOOM is a mini-mart that is perfect for when you need to shop on the go.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
In a short drive of 12-minutes, you will come across the community of Al Mushrif. Here, you will find 10 additional churches that are dedicated to the different sects within Christianity. Notable options include St. Joseph's Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi and St. Andrew's Church.
One will have to travel a 17-minute drive away to visit temples near Zayed Sports City. There is a Hindu temple planned in Abu Dhabi but it is still under construction. Those adhering to the Sikh faith can find the New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi just 17 minutes south of Zayed Sports City in Mussafah.
Furthermore, for Muslims, one of the best parts about living in Zayed Sports City is the opportunity to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE which is located right next to the residential community. Additionally, there are three other mosques in Zayed Sports City. These are Abdul Jalil Mohammed Al Fahim Mosque, Hassan Bin Thabit Mosque and Ibn Taymiyyah Mosque.
SCHOOLS IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
The only school in Zayed Sports City is Falcon British Nursery. However, just 7 minutes away, you’ll find a decent selection of schools near Embassies District. Here you’ll find Lycée Louis Massignon, The American International School, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia Private School and a few others.
Out of all these schools, the most popular is The American International School, it follows a teaching methodology that combines American standards with an international curriculum. Lycée Louis Massignon is also a reputed school offering the French curriculum.
University options nearby include Rabdan Academy near the Embassies District and the Abu Dhabi School of Management near Al Qurm Gardens.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN ZAYED SPORTS CITY
There are five clinics in Zayed Sports City. These also include specialized clinics focusing on dentistry and psychiatry. A few options include the British Neurology Psychiatry Center, Al Taie Center For Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery and Imperial College London Diabetes Center which is part of the large Healthpoint clinic.
When it comes to hospitals in Zayed Sports City, there is a fair share of large medical facilities to choose from. For instance, there is a Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital and Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital.
Zayed Sports City is bordered by Diplomatic Area to the west, Hills Abu Dhabi to the south, Al Bateen Airport to the north and Khor Al Maqtaa to the east. The communities of Rawdhat, Al Aman and Al Maqtaa are also easily reachable from Zayed Sports City.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
There is a mall in Zayed Sports City called Al Saggar Mall, a small community mall for Zayed Sports City residents.
For those who want a complete shopping, dining and entertainment experience, they could take a 10-minute drive north of Zayed Sports City and visit Al Seef Village Mall located right next to Al Bateen Executive Airport. Al Seef Village Mall has a food court with a variety of restaurants and cafés to choose from. There is also a gaming zone and a children’s play area.
Restaurants in Zayed Sports City
There are around eight restaurants in Zayed Sports City. Most of them are found part of the large sports amenities in Zayed Sports City.
Zayed Sports City Bowling Centre houses Asian restaurants such as Noodle Bowl, Ortego's Deli and Foo Man Choo. Lucky Strike Cafeteria and Summer Breeze are casual dining American eateries in Zayed Sports City Bowling Centre. Tasty Box is located in the ice rink, it is good for food on the go. The Sportsman's Arms is one of the most popular restaurants in Zayed Sports City. It is a pub with an expansive food menu located in The International Tennis Centre.
There are also the restaurants part of the Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi. You can visit Noche Chill-Out Lounge for South American dishes, Oceana for its buffet or ala carte options or Rouge to try out upscale Asian cuisine. For a more laidback experience, there is The Link Cafe and the Pool Bar & Terrace.
BEACHES NEAR ZAYED SPORTS CITY
One perk of living in Zayed Sports City is its proximity to some of the most prestigious beaches in the UAE. For instance, the closest beach near Zayed Sports City is Al Qurm Beach, just 9 minutes away. One of the most visited public beaches in Abu Dhabi is Al Bateen Beach. It is a well-managed beach with dedicated lifeguards always on standby, public toilets, showers, food stalls, kid’s play areas and grassy areas which are ideal for picnicking.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One of the biggest landmarks near Zayed Sports City has to be the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. However, before you can visit this mosque, there are certain rules you will be required to follow. There is a dress code as modest clothes are preferred. Ladies also need to wear a headscarf, if they do not have one they can use one of the abayas that the mosque provides for visitors.
Zayed Sports City is also a landmark on its own, it has the large Zayed Sports City Stadium which can house over 44,000 spectators. The International Tennis Centre encompasses nine tennis courts, an outdoor stadium with capacity for 5,000 seats, event space and two exhibition tennis courts. Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is the only Olympic sized ice rink in Abu Dhabi, it has 1,280 seats. There is the Mubadala Pavillion which consists of private indoor event space. There are also rugby and football training pitches. There are 20 natural grass pitches with floodlights for those who want to play at night. There are three regulation rugby pitches and one softball pitch.
Zayed Sports City also has three basketball pitches, three courts for beach volleyball or beach tennis, Abu Dhabi's biggest billiards hall and Abu Dhabi's biggest bowling centre. Boxing, cycling, football, golf, paintball and netball can also be played at Zayed Sports City.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Zayed Sports City is the perfect place to live in for those who enjoy an active and outdoorsy type of lifestyle. Apart from the many sports amenities, there are several parks in Zayed Sports City with recreational facilities for outdoor activities. For instance, there is the Zayed Sports City Park. Formerly known as Old Airport Garden, it is one of the best public parks in Abu Dhabi. The park has a wide range of amenities such as shaded walkways and play areas for children.
Another popular park near Zayed Sports City is Al Khaleej Al Arabi Park. It has a kid's play area with a padded ground, vast open grassy areas and barbecue facilities. The park even has a water fountain and a jumping castle for kids to enjoy. There is also a small café in the park for visitors who would like to end the day with some refreshments.
If you don't like playing a sport there are gym facilities in Zayed Sports City. Residents in Rihan Heights (one of the most popular apartment buildings in Zayed Sports City) have access to the gym in their building. There is a branch of Elite Fitness Ladies, Lifeline Wellness and Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club right outside the community. Salons and spas in the area include Pause Salon & Spa, Estetica Salon and Dreamworks Spa. For yoga classes, one can head to The Room Abu Dhabi. The experienced trainers at The Room conducts one of the best yoga classes in Abu Dhabi. It also has a cafeteria, community space and a library.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One thing to keep in mind is the availability of residential units in this area. For one, you won’t find any villas in Zayed Sports City. Also, at the moment, there is no option for freehold properties. In addition to all this, if you commute by relying on public transportation this may not be ideal. One of the best means of getting to and from Zayed Sports City is to have your vehicle.
- A sports-themed city in Abu Dhabi
- Several large parks within the neighbourhood
- Right next to Al Bateen International Airport
- Just 8 minutes away from UAE’s largest mosque, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
- Downtown Abu Dhabi is 20 minutes away
- A 34-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport