ABOUT ZONE 16
Zone 16 is located in the midst of Muhammad Bin Zayed city. The community is named after the Emirati Deputy Supreme Commander and crown prince, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed al Nahyan. The centrally located sub-community is surrounded by well-established communities of MBZ City, availing all amenities offered by these areas.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Close to Khalifa City and Yas Island
- Features luxurious villas and apartments
- Quick access to Al Ain Road
- Easy access to places of worship
- Affordable properties available on rent
Highlights of Zone 16 community are:
- Private parking lots
- Swimming pools
The community offers a peaceful lifestyle with amenities such as hospitals, educational centers and mosques within an easy reach for residents.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 16
The community houses many apartments and villas. Expats can rent apartments in the community at affordable annual rates.
- 1-bed apartment in Zone 16 cost around 34k, annually
For more spacious options, villas on rent are also available in the community.
- A 4-bedroom villa asks the annual rent of AED 140k
Properties in Zone 16 offers a luxurious lifestyle. Features several amenities and a separate entrance, spacious hallways, up to 2 or 3 extra bathrooms, a maid’s area, storage area, master bedroom with ensuite closets and a fully fitted kitchen.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 16
Villas in the community are assigned private garages that can accommodate up to 2 cars. Parking spaces in Zone 16 are also available in apartments, as residents of the building area are assigned separate paring slots to park their cars.
Those who depend on public transport in Zone 16 can hail a taxi or call online cabs from the Uber app or Careem app. The closest bus stop, Abu Dhabi Bus Station is 31km from the area, a 27-minute drive.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN ZONE 16
Two supermarkets in Zone 16 are located at a walking distance. Little star supermarket available in a short walk of 4 minutes has got everything required for a regular grocery haul. Zee Mart Supermarket is a 15 minute walk and 3 minutes of drive. Residents can also visit Lemar supermarket, a 5-minute drive from the area.
MOSQUES IN ZONE 16
No matter where you live in the area, you can find mosques in Zone 16 at walking distances. The notable ones are named Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Mosque, Mosque Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Kalbani, Mosque of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak and many more. All are available within 10 minutes of drive.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 16
Churches near Zone 16 are located alongside Al Ain Road. The closest Church is The American Church of Abu Dhabi, at an 11-minute drive from the area. There is St. Paul’s Church and St. Elias Church in Musaffah Industrial Area, 11 minutes away. Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church is 12 minutes away.
Sikhs community can visit New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in only 13 minutes. For communities that visit temples, BAPS Hindu Mandir is the only temple near Zone 16, at a 30-minute drive.
SCHOOLS NEAR ZONE 16
Residents have access to some great schools near Zone 16. Some vibrant nurseries where parents can send their little one are:
- Little Steps Nursery
- Rainbow Nursery
- Spongebob Nursery
- Riverwood Nursery
Higher Education Facilities in the area include:
- Ajyal International School
- Abu Dhabi International (Pvt.) School MBZ
- Diyafah International School
- Creative British School
Ajyal International School is the closest to the area, just 4 minutes away. In 2018 it was rated as “GOOD” by the IDEK. The school provides a Moral Education curriculum to students, enriching their moral and social values. Abu Dhabi International (Pvt.) School MBZ in Zone 17 is a private education facility that also has a well-maintained Special Education department.
Diyafah International School in Zone 13 at a 5-minute distance. Creative British School in Mussafah community is a 6-minute drive on to 28th Street. The School teaches British curriculum to students, starting from Kindergarten to Grade 11. Students can also sign-up for clubs related to artistic, social and sports activities after study hours.
There is Al Ain University of Science and Technology, located right in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, just an 8-minute drive for residents of Zone 16. Abu Dhabi University located on Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road is also an 8-minute drive from the area.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 16
Clinics and hospitals near Zone 16 include:
- Bareen International Hospital
- Al Bustan Specialty Hospital
- Burjeel Medical City
- Mediclinic Hospital
Bareen International Hospital is at a drive of just 3 minutes from the location and provides medical and surgical services related to body and beauty care. Doctors skilled in laser treatments and cosmetic surgery are available here. Mediclinic Hospital is accessible in under 9 minutes. Located in Musaffah Commercial 10, it is a UK based, private hospital that has 38 other branches. The hospital is preferred by locals because of its efficient and friendly staff, who ensure high-quality treatments.
Al Bustan Specialty Hospital located at a distance of 10 minutes, provides a fully equipped ambulance service. Specialised doctors in the fields of Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dermatology and many others are available 24/7. Burjeel is a growing hospital network, it is on 28th Street and is 9-minutes away from Zone 16.
Being a part of MBZ City, Zone 16 is located close to Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Road, which makes commuting easy. Residents can visit nearby communities like,
- Khalifa City
- Al Maqtaa
- Al Mafraq
Khalifa City is located at the North-eastern end whereas, Al Maqtaa is situated at the north-western side of the community. Mussafah covers the whole western side of the community. Al Mafraq borders the south-western part of the community. Apart from these communities, Zone 16 shares the border with kin-communities like Z18, Z15, Z14, Z19, Z21 and Z12.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 16
Some popular malls near Zone 16 include:
- Mazyad Mall
- Dalma Mall
- The Village Mall
Dalma Mall is one of the top 10 malls in Abu Dhabi. Located next to Al Wasl Street, it is a 12-minute drive from the area. The mall features 3 floors of fashion outlets and retail shops, including a collection of bridal stores. Some popular brands in the mall include:
- Glamourosa Couture
Residents can visit here for a refreshing dining and entertainment experience as well. Comprising departmental stores, a 14-screen cinema and a food court, Dalma Mall has everything one needs. Other than this, one can also try out The Village Mall located at 12th Street in Mussafah, it is 13 minutes away. Mazyad Mall is a large shopping mall, featuring several departmental stores, book stores, electronics, and a large food court. It is the closest option for residents, located on 28th Street, just 11 minutes away.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 16
The number of restaurants near Zone 16 are plenty. One can visit the malls and enjoy the most amazing eateries, cafes and dining options there, as well as enjoy local and international cuisine around the area. Dalma mall has a large food area that features confectionaries, Icecreams, beverages, cafes, fast food and dining restaurants. Some of these include:
- Choco Churro Cafe
- Dip N Dip
- Costa Coffee
- Gloria Jeans
- Burger King
- Johnny Rockets
- India Palace
Other nearby fine-dining options include:
- Seashell Restaurant
- Star Diamond Restaurant
- Karavali Restaurant
- Royal Crown Restaurant
Children will love Choco Churro, Dip N dip, and Costa Coffee as they are the best confectionary serving cafes, while Burger King, Mcdonalds and Johnny Rocket will kill all fast-food cravings. India Palace, the finest presentation of Indian Heritage, serves award-winning traditional Indian cuisines. Interior and most dishes of this restaurant are inspired by the great Mughal dynasty.
Seashell restaurant located at a 7-minute drive offers refreshments, burgers and sandwiches. Visitors can try out Royal Crown Restaurant for a spicy Tamil food experience. Karavali Restaurant next to 28th Street is an 8-minute drive, serving Indian food.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 16
Yas Island is the perfect recreational spot for beach lovers, where they can enjoy white sand beaches surrounded by mangroves. To unwind their day, residents can also visit Abu Dhabi beach near Zone 16. It offers indoor swimming pools and several watersport activities.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few notable landmarks near Zone 16 are:
- Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
- Al Qana
- Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is home to over 250 birds including pink flamingos. Located at the southern outskirts of Abu Dhabi, residents can reach here in 22 minutes of drive. Al Qana is an upcoming attraction in Abu Dhabi and a major tourist sensation that is still under construction. Located in Al Maqtaa the place is available under 17 minutes. Entertainment options include a massive aquarium, a skatepark, a cinema and a VR park. A replica of Bedouin village, Emirates Heritage Club is just 35 minutes away for residents. People will experience the old traditional way of living in Abu Dhabi here before modernization took place.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Promoting an active lifestyle, Zone 16 offers outdoor activities near the area, which include:
- Shared Swimming pools
- MBZ Park
- Community parks
Public parks are equipped with a lush green garden area and a play area for children where families can visit. Paved walking paths can be used for jogging and walks by community members.
Gyms near Zone 16 include World Gym, Eagle Gym and Black Cat Men Gym club. Equipped with high-tech machinery, all these clubs are available under 6 minutes of drive. Visitors will also find professional instructors to guide them throughout.
Spas and salons near Zone 16 include:
- Silver Star Ladies Beauty Salon
- Snow white Ladies Salon
- Atmosphere Spa
- Blusher Spa
Atmosphere is the closest spa that offers professional massage services to clients. It is located 5 minutes away from the community. For hair treatments and beauty services, ladies can visit Silver Star Ladies Beauty Salon, a 9-minute drive. Atmosphere Spa is 8 minutes, while Blusher Spa is 5 minutes away.
The neighbourhood hosts many cultural events all around the year. Emirates Heritage Club and Qasr Al Hosn conduct cultural events which are attended by people from all over the city. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque celebrate Eid and Ramadan Festivities which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Cultural celebrations like Eid, Holi and Diwali are also celebrated in Mazyad Mall.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
It is easier to stay updated with the latest community news and events via social media. Residents of the community can join Facebook groups by the name of Mussafah, Shabiya and Mohammed Bin Zayed City and Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in this suburban area can be peaceful with affordable luxurious housing and all the amenities at hand. However, peace comes at the cost of distances. Residents here can feel isolated and far from the city.
- 6 minutes from Abu Dhabi Al Ain Road
- 28 minutes from Yas Island
- 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport
- 15 minutes from Khalifa City