Zinnia is a sub-community of the greater district of AKOYA Oxygen. Zinnia Cluster offers large, modernly designed villas and townhouses for sale. The neighbourhood is developed to offer tranquil, peaceful and secure living standards for those looking for a suburban lifestyle, but don’t want to be too far from the main city centre. In fact, residents can get to main Dubai City in 25-minutes via Umm Suqeim Freeway. Using best practices in urban planning, this community was constructed from the ground up. The neighbourhood has a vast network of roads and separate pathways for cyclists. Properties here are equipped with the latest in energy-efficient equipment, which makes for cleaner and greener surroundings.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Surrounded by lush greenery and cascading waterfalls
- Home to its very own golf course designed by Tiger Woods
- Several varieties of restaurants and cafes surrounded by green fairways
- Set to have its own community-specific shopping mall
Zinnia mostly appeals to families who are looking for a peaceful living environment, one that is as close to nature. Most properties are for sale, so it will attract various investors and those looking to buy their own home.
Popular points of interest are:
- Large community pool surrounded by greenery
- Children’s water park with various slides and playhouse
- Parks for picnicking, walking and enjoying natural surroundings
There will also be a hydroponic cafe which will grow plants on-site using only water, residents will be able to enjoy the freshest and purest dishes at this cafe.
PROPERTIES IN ZINNIA
Properties in Zinnia include villas for sale which come with a floor space ranging from 1,700 sq. ft. to 2,500 sq. ft. These villas will come with room configurations that include 3 and 4 bedrooms.
- 3-bed villas for sale in Zinnia will demand a sale price that will vary between AED 1.15M to AED 1.65M.
- Those interested in buying 4-bed houses in Zinnia can expect to pay an average price of AED 2.0M.
There is also a small selection of townhouses in Zinnia, which includes 3 and 4 bedroom units with square footage ranging from 1,700 sq. ft. to 1,900 sq. ft.
- The average sale price for a 3-bed townhouse will be around AED 1.1M
- For those interested in buying a 2-bed townhouse, the average price will be around AED 1.45M
Most villas and townhouses will come with a balcony or a terrace. Other features of these homes include double-glazed windows, separate maid’s room and dedicated storage rooms.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZINNIA
This is a master-planned community, this means that residents and visitors will never have to worry about finding viable and safe parking spaces in Zinnia.
The sub-community is linked with two major freeways, to the south, there is Jebel Ali Lehbab Road (E77). To the north-east, there is Dubai — Al Ain Road (E66).
Nearly all bus stops near Zinnia are situated along Dubai — Al Ain Road (E66). The nearest bus stops are Rawdah Poultry Farm 1 which is 18-minutes away via car. The other station which is the Rawdah Poultry Farm 2 station is 22-minutes away. Since this is a suburb under development, it will take some time for community bus stops to be established. Until then, residents will have to rely on taxis or ride-hailing services to reach these bus stops. Metro stations near Zinnia are at a distance of 40-minutes or more. Some of these metro stations include Dubai Internet City Metro Station, Noor Bank Metro Station and Business Bay Metro Station.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZINNIA
Supermarkets near Zinnia include New Mart Supermarket which is at a distance of 21-minutes. This is a standalone, medium-sized supermarket where one is likely to find a larger variety of foodstuffs and FMCG. There is also a Spinneys' supermarket at a driving distance of 26-minutes. Other nearby supermarkets include All Day Minimart at 28-minutes away and Carrefour Market at 29-minutes away.
MOSQUES NEAR ZINNIA
Mosques near Zinnia include Remraam Mosque which is at a distance of 33-minutes. Other, much larger mosques include Global Village Mosque at a distance of 34-minutes and Al Waha Masjid which is slightly closer at 29-minutes. All three mosques are large enough to accommodate large numbers of worshippers during Friday prayers.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZINNIA
Churches near Zinnia include Casa de Oración Torre Fuerte which is 40-minutes away. There is also a Baptist Church at a distance of 45-minutes which is called the Emirates Baptist Church. Other churches include Seventh Day Adventist Church which is 48-minutes away.
Temples near Zinnia include Gurdwara Sahib Dip 2 which is at a distance of 31-minutes. Another gurdwara slightly further away is Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurdwara which is 47-minutes away. For Hindus, most of the temples are situated in Bur Dubai which can take around 48-minutes to reach..
SCHOOLS NEAR ZINNIA
Nearby nursery options include:
- British Orchard Nursery — Dubai Silicon Oasis
- Toddlers International Nursery (Dubai Silicon Oasis)
- Fantasy Town Nursery & Play lounge — Dubai Silicon Oasis
Nearby primary and secondary schools include:
- Delhi Private School
- Ranches Primary School
- The Aquila School
Schools near Zinnia include Delhi Private School which is the closest to this sub-community, located at a distance of 9-minutes. This school was established in 2003 and has been serving a diverse expatriate population by delivering top-notch education delivered according to standards governed by Central Board Of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Much further is Ranches Primary School which is 28-minutes away. Another school nearby is The Aquila School which can take 32-minutes to reach.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZINNIA
Nearby medical facilities include:
- Anaya Clinic
- Aster Clinic
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Fakeeh University Hospital
- Nad Al Sheba Health Centre
There are a few clinics near Zinnia, at a distance of 22-minutes residents will find Anaya Clinic. Here residents can avail medical services such as dental treatments and general medical consultations. Another clinic worth visiting is Aster Clinic which is 29-minutes away.
For comprehensive medical treatments, residents will find that there are several hospitals near Zinnia. The closest hospital is Mediclinic Parkview Hospital which is 37-minutes away. Another nearby hospital that is under construction is Fakeeh University Hospital which will have state-of-the-art medical treatment facilities and tools, one can reach this hospital in 28-minutes. At a distance of 33-minutes, residents will find Nad Al Sheba Health Centre.
Nearby residential areas include:
- Motor City
- Arabian Ranches
- Dubai South
To the north, residents will find the communities of Motor City which is a motor sports-themed suburb which is also home to Dubai autodrome. There is also Arabian Ranches to the north, this is a villa based community that has Arabian style architectural theme. Towards the east, there are no communities, but heading west, one will find the community of Dubai South. This is an area that is also being developed from the ground up, it holds strategic importance as it is close to the Expo 2020 site and is right next to Al Maktoum International Airport.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZINNIA
Malls near Zinnia include:
- Dubai outlet mall
- Cityland Mall
- Village Community Mall
Dubai outlet mall is 29-minutes away, it is one of the closer malls residents can visit. At a distance of 33-minutes, there is Cityland Mall with over 75 restaurants and cafes, it also has 12 cinemas and over 350 retail outlets.
Another nearby mall is the Village Community Mall which is also 29-minutes away.
Popular stores inside Dubai Outlet Mall:
- Adidas factory outlet
Nautica is a U. S based brand that specializes in designer apparel, colognes, footwear and much more. Skechers mostly specializes in exclusive, casual footwear. Skechers is most popular with fashion-conscious youth who want trendy looking footwear that is also comfortable. Adidas factory outlet is considered to go-to store for sports enthusiasts and athletes, it is one of the few stores where one can buy authentic Adidas branded sportswear and footwear.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZINNIA
Restaurants inside Dubai Outlet Mall:
- Al Arrab Restaurant
- Little Manila
For those who love Arabic food, there is Al Arrab Restaurant which serves traditional Arabic street food such as falafel, shawarma and hummus. Chowking is a popular Asian restaurant with several branches across UAE, here one can find various varieties of Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian and Chinese dishes. Little Manila is the place to enjoy a variety of traditional Pinoy food, making it a popular dining establishment amongst the Filipino community.
Restaurants near Zinnia include:
- Al Tawon Restaurant
- Chuck E Cheese's
- Skyler’s Gourmet
The nearest restaurant is Al Tawon Restaurant which is 19-minutes away. This is a casual dining eatery offering a variety of Indian and Pakistani food for budget-conscious diners. At a distance of 29-minutes, there is Chuck E Cheese's which serves several variations of pizza that most caters to kids. For a semi-formal dining experience, residents can visit Skyler’s Gourmet Bistro which is 27-minutes away. Here, the menu offerings are contemporary western-style dishes such as wraps, burgers, sandwiches and other related types of food.
BEACHES NEAR ZINNIA
To reach beaches near Zinnia, one should expect a minimum drive time of 40-minutes. Being located in the southernmost area of Dubai, it is no surprise given these drive times. Accordingly, the most popular beaches nearby include Jumeirah Beach which is 46-minutes away. This beach has several amenities including playgrounds for children and BBQ stations for those looking to grill food while enjoying the ocean view. Also, 46-minutes away is Kite Beach which is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy water sports such as jet-skiing, wakeboarding and parasailing to name a few.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nearby landmarks include:
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- Dubai Autodrome
- Al Marmoom Heritage Village
Within a driving distance of 37-minutes, there is Dubai Miracle Garden which is a vast flower park with life-sized and giant structures decorated with flowers and various types of fauna. Just 38-minutes away, there is Dubai Autodrome which large race track where visitors have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a high-performance vehicle and experience the true potential of a race car. At a distance of 21-minutes, there is Al Marmoom Heritage Village, where one can attend various events taking place between March and April, activities include camel racing, setups of traditional souks and various other types of festivals.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Central Park
- Eastland Park
- Al Rashidiya Park
Parks near Zinnia include Central Park which is located at a distance of 23-minutes. Although this is a fairly small park, it has a variety of swings, slides and a playhouse where children can enjoy the outdoors and enjoy themselves. At a distance of 30-minutes, there is Eastland Park Motor City. This is a much larger park where children and teens can play football or cricket on the large grassy area. It also has a few gazebos where picnickers could enjoy their lunch without having to sun glaring down on them. Just slightly further away is Al Rashidiya Park at a distance of 32-minutes. This is a highly developed park that has several gazebos, it has a badminton court and several grassy areas.
Gyms near Zinnia include Fit Gym and Max Gym, both are full-equipped gyms located 30 minutes away.
Nearby salons and spas include:
- Haven Spa
- NStyle Beauty Lounge
- Fabulicious Ladies Salon
At a distance of 31-minutes, there is Haven Spa. This is a full-service spa offering various types of massages and therapies. For women looking for a comprehensive beauty treatment, they could visit NStyle Beauty Lounge where they will find a wide range of hair, nail and skincare services. At a distance of 32-minutes, there is Fabulicious Ladies Salon which offers very similar services as the former.
Since this is a community in its infancy, there are community events yet to be organized by local residents.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents of Zinnia can network with others and catch up on the latest news on development projects taking place in the neighbourhood. The developer has a presence on Facebook with its official handle being @Akqdubai.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Zinnia is a very promising place to live and grow, it is especially appealing to investors who are looking for cheaper properties but have the potential to gain significant equity over time. Despite everything being far away, and the fact that one cannot live here practically without a car, the neighbourhood is poised to become a self-sustaining suburb with every convenience and amenities close by.