ABOUT ZONE 1
Zone 1 is located on the north-eastern side of Mohammed bin Zayed City. The parent community is named after the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and has a promising future. It has up to 17 zones amongst which Zone 1 is the first one. A peaceful area situated on the edge of Abu Dhabi is well-connected to the main city and has a good residential feel. It is a completely developed residence with some spacious villas on offer. The community is self-sufficient with an array of amenities accessible within a few minutes drives. It is located close to Al Ain Road (E22) which helps in connecting residents of the community to the rest of the emirate.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Consists of affordable villas for rent
- Self-sufficient community with all basic amenities
- Comprises many renowned schools
- Close to Al Ain Road connecting it to the rest of the city
- Has many family-friendly public parks
The popular points of interest in the community are:
- Affordable properties
- Educational institutes and community parks
- Family-friendly lifestyle
The area is equipped with a number of amenities that also include some of the best educational institutes within close proximity. It offers a safe and peaceful environment for residents. Residents can also have easier connectivity to Yas Island, Khalifa City B and airport.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 1
Villas in Zone 1 have 4 to 7 bedrooms with the floor area ranging between 3,600 sq. ft. to 4,600 sq. ft. These villas feature a spacious layout with double glazed windows, electricity backup, up to 3 parking spaces, a private garden, barbeque area and a maid’s room. The rental trends of villas are:
- The rent of a 4-bedroom villa lies between AED 125k to AED 180k.
- One can rent a 5-bedroom villa for AED 155k to AED 200k.
Rents are calculated and paid on a per annum basis.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 1
People who prefer using public transportation in Zone 1 can travel via buses. The closest bus stops are near Mubarak Al Mansoori Mosque. From there people can get buses 120, 210 and 211. Taxis are also readily available in the area.
There are plenty of parking spaces in Zone 1. Villa residents can park their cars within the property while guests can find a vacant spot on the streets.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZONE 1
Some of the local stores in the area that cater to your basic shopping needs are Yello Duck Hypermarket, Wafa Al Madina Supermarket and Sonapur Al Madeena Supermarket under an 11-minute drive. Other popular supermarkets near Zone 1 such as Lulu Express, Lulu Hypermarket and Spinneys are also located within just a 15-minute drive.
MOSQUES IN ZONE 1
There are plenty of mosques in Zone 1. Located within a 5-minute drive is Abas ben Anas Mosque which is also a popular one. Others such as Compound Mosque MBZ and Masjid Muhammed Bin Harib are also located within the community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 1
The community is known to house a number of well-known churches. Some of the popular churches near Zone 1 are St. Paul’s Church, Mar Thoma Church and The American Church are all located within a 10-minute drive.
One of the closest temples near Zone 1 is Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church. It is located within just a 9-minute drive. Baps Temple is also located within a 30-minute drive.
SCHOOLS NEAR ZONE 1
Some of the well-known nurseries near Zone 1 are:
- Kids Fantasy Nursery School
- Noahs Ark Nursery Abu Dhabi
- Second Home Nursery
Kids Fantasy Nursery Nursery is located within a 5-minute drive. They provide quality education in an eco-friendly setting that guides children to be their own educators. Other preschools within the vicinity are Kotwals Nursery & Montessori and Little Helpers Nursery within a 5-minute drive.
Popular schools near Zone 1 are:
- Emirates National School
- The British International School
- Merryland International School
These schools provide different types of curriculums such as British, Arabic and International. They are all located within just a 10-minute drive. College students can receive higher education from the Cambridge High School also located at proximity.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 1
Popular hospitals and clinics near Zone 1 are:
- Archer Medical Center
- Occumed Clinic Medical Center
- NMC Royal Women’s Hospital
These clinics are located within just a 6-minute drive. For skin treatments, people can visit Kaya Skin Clinic and Dubai Cosmetic Surgery within an 11-minute drive.
Hospitals near Zone 1 consists of NMC Royal Women’s Hospital, Universal Hospital Tower 1 and Ahalia Hospital Mussafah within a 10-minute drive.
Nearby areas from the community are:
- Khalifa City B
- Yas Island
Mussafah is an industrial area located quite close to Zone 1 while the vibrant Yas Island is also nearby. People can benefit from the amenities and entertainment places found in the neighbourhood.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 1
Residents can shop from a number of malls near Zone 1.
- Mazyad Mall
- Capital Mall
- Dalma Mall
Mazyad Mall, located at about a 5-minute drive, is one of the largest shopping centres with several retail chains. The mall has a grocery store, plenty of eateries, kids play area, and books store. People can also visit Capital Mall that features a number of shops and fun-filled options for families. Another popular mall, Al Mariah Mall is also located within a 15-minute drive. People can also visit Dalma Mall that is just on an 11-minute drive, comprises fashion, homeware and departmental stores along with a food court and a 14-screen cinema.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 1
Food lovers can enjoy a variety of dishes at plenty of restaurants near Zone 1.
- Golden Sheep Restaurant
- India Palace
- Zahrat Lebanon Cafeteria & Restaurant
- Souq Al Mubarakiya
- Sarabia Restaurant
All of the restaurants are located under a 5-minute drive. India Palace is a popular Indian eatery with a casual environment and vast menu. If you enjoy Lebanese food, you should try Zehrat Lebanon Cafeteria & Restaurant within a 4-minute drive. Other casual dining options in the area consists of Lunch Box Restaurant, Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Rolls N Rice Restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 1
If you are an ocean lover, you will be pleased to know that there are several well-known beaches near Zone 1. Those include Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi Beach and Al Sahil Beach all located under a 30-minute drive. People can also have a luxurious experience at Corniche Beach. The beach consists of international clean waters with children play areas, seaside boardwalks, benches and gardens overlooking Abu Dhabi’s skyline.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some of the notable landmarks and leisure places near Zone 1 are:
- Mangrove National Park
- Qasr Al Hosn
- Al Maqta’a Fort
Mangrove National Park is a mangrove forest with over 60 species of birds and a channel for plenty of water activities including kayaking. It is a major tourist attraction and a leisure spot for residents. Located at about a 16-minute drive, Qasr Al Hosn is one of the major landmark existing since the 18th century and consists of a palace and a fort. Other fun-filled places in the area are Wahat Al Karama and Al Qana that are within a 10-minute drive.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Those who prefer outdoor activities can head to plenty of parks within the community.
- Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park
- Delma Park
- Children Park
All these parks are around 15-minute away from Zone 1. Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park is a spacious, vibrant park attracting a great number of people on weekends. It features a shade house, plantation and a huge garden. Children Park is located within a 5-minute drive.
Residents can enrol in the following gyms:
- Gold’s Gym
- Home Fitness For Ladies
- Multifit Gym
All these fitness centres are well-equipped places located under a 10-minute drive. There is a gym for ladies in the vicinity called Home Fitness gym for ladies also situated at just about a 2-minute drive.
Most of the community events are conducted at Qasr Al Hosn and Emirates Heritage Club. These places host cultural events throughout the year. Festivals such as Eid and Ramadan are celebrated at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center with great enthusiasm.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
People can stay connected via the Facebook group of the parent community ‘Mohammed Bin Zayed City Community’.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area undoubtedly has the potential to become one of the sought-after residences at affordable rates. Few things must be kept in mind before moving in. A huge part of the area is still under construction thus it may be a little disturbing for the residents. But this inconvenience is temporary and once the construction is complete the residents can enjoy an additional number of amenities.
- Located close to popular places such as Yas Island and Khalifa City B
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is at a 36-minute drive