ABOUT ZONE 19
Zone 19 is a mixed-use sub-community within the greater district of Mohammed Bin Zayed City (MBZ City). According to a 2019 H1 Abu Dhabi Property Market Report, the greater MBZ City neighbourhood has been ranked the first best place to rent villas in Abu Dhabi. One will find a variety of residential towers and villas in Zone 19.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Rental apartments in mid-rise residential buildings
- Large shopping malls near Zone 19, within the borders of greater MBZ City
- Southern edge of the community links with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (E11)
This is largely a residential neighborhood with virtually no urban noise or pollution. This sub-community is ideal for families and single professionals.
Popular points of interest in Zone 19 include:
- Community Football Ground
- Family Parks for Picnics, Strolling and Jogging
- Large, Olympic Size Swimming Pool Nearby
Zone 19 is close to Kidoos Entertainment that is filled with attractions for kids.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 19
Zone 19 rental apartments come with floor plan options ranging from 300 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft. The following rental trends apply for properties in Zone 19:
- Rental rate for studio apartments in Zone 19 varies between AED 20k and AED 48k per year
- Rental rate for 1-bed unit varies between AED 32k and 48k
Those looking to buy villas can expect the following sales trend:
- 4-bed villas for sale can cost between AED 6.1M and AED 6.2M
Villas for sale and rent in Zone 19 have floor plans that vary between 5,000 sq. ft. to 6,000 ft. Those looking to rent villas in Zone 19 can expect the following rental trend:
- Rent for 7-bed rental villas can go up to AED 140k
One important fact to keep in mind is that Zone 19 does not have any apartments for sale. Though this can change in the near future.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 19
Residents don’t have to worry about parking spaces in Zone 19. Villas in this sub-community come with an attached garage. Most mid-rise residential buildings have parking bays inside the building.
Residents can quickly commute (in their own vehicle) to main Abu Dhabi city via various routes. They include Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road, which connects on the western and eastern edge of the greater MBZ City. While the southern edge links with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (E11.)
There are a few bus stops near Zone 19. Two of the closest bus stops, Mussafah - Al Mussafah Park 1 and Mussafah Shabiya, can be reached within 5 minutes.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZONE 19
Supermarkets near Zone 19 include Al Ghabat City Supermarket, which is just a 5-minute drive away. This is a small community shop, which stocks basic necessities. New Metro Supermarket is another small community grocery store that can be reached in 6 minutes. LuLu Express, inside Mazyad Mall, can be reached under 8 minutes. This department store carries a variety of food items and FMCGs.
MOSQUES NEAR ZONE 19
There are several mosques near Zone 19. There is a small community mosque right next to Picadilly Nursery located just 1 minute away by foot. Another mosque, that is significantly larger compared to the former, is the Mubarak Bin Sumaida Mosque as it can accommodate around 80 to 100 worshippers. Other nearby mosques include Open Mosque and Caravan Mosque. Both can be reached within a 5-minute drive.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 19
There are quiet a few churches near Zone 19. GiantSlayers4Christ is just 5 minutes away from the sub-community. Other nearby churches include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (12 minutes away) and The American Church of Abu Dhabi (11 minutes away.)
There are a few temples near Zone 19 too. The nearest Hindu temple, BAPS Hindu Mandir, is located at a 32-minute drive.
New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi is located just 13 minutes away from the community.
SCHOOLS NEAR ZONE 19
Nurseries near Zone 19 include:
- MyBaby Nursery
- Piccadilly Nursery
- Riverwood Nursery
Riverwoord Nursery is just 5 minutes away. Its curriculum is based around the British Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage - EYFS.) The aim of this facility is to provide a safe and secure environment where children can develop physically and mentally.
Schools near Zone 19 include:
- Creative British School
- Emirates Future International Academy
- Ajyal International School
The closest school to Zone 19 is the Creative British School, which can be reached in 6 minutes. This school follows the English National Curriculum and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) standards. Children starting from age 4 to 18 years can attend this school. Other highly rated nearby schools include Emirates Future International Academy (9 minutes away) and Ajyal International School (6 minutes away.)
There are a few universities near Zone 19. Al Ain University of Science and Technology can be reached in 8 minutes. Here, residents can study subjects such as business, engineering, communications and pharmacy. Another higher education facility is the Zabeel Institute, which can be reached in 5 minutes. Here, residents can pursue certificate courses in various subjects.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 19
Medical facilities near Zone 19 include:
- New Al Mazroui Polyclinic
- Al Dhabi Medical Centre
- Mediclinic Al Mussafah Speciality Hospital
- Al Bustan Specialty Hospital
There are several clinics near Zone 19. The nearest option is New Al Mazroui Polyclinic, which is just 8 minutes away. This facility offers cosmetic surgery along with several other specialised medical treatments. Al Dhabi Medical Centre is another clinic that offers outpatients medical consultancy.
There are a few hospitals near Zone 19. Two of these facilities can be reached in under 10 minutes. Mediclinic Al Mussafah Speciality hospital is 7 minutes away, while Al Bustan Specialty Hospital is 8 minutes away. Both hospitals have a medical trauma centre that operates 24/7.
- Khalifa City
- Al Maqtaa
- Al Mussafah
- Al Mafraq
Khalifa City and Al Maqtaa are to the north. Khalifa City is counted among the top ten best places to live in Abu Dhabi. It offers a higher standard of living at reasonable rental rates.
Al Maqtaa, on the other hand is a quite residential community that offers secluded living away from the hustle and bustle of main Abu Dhabi city. To the west there is the community of Al Mussafah, which is predominantly an industrial area and home to several business centres. To the east, residents will find the community of Al Mafraq, which is also a quiet residential neighbourhood.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 19
Malls nearby include:
- Capital Mall
- Mecca Mall
- Dalma Mall
There are at least three large malls near Zone 19. The nearest option Capital Mall (10 minutes away) is considered a complete dining, shopping and entertainment hub. The other two malls, which include Dalma Mall and Mecca Mall are located 12 and 18 minutes away, respectively.
Popular Stores inside Capital Mall:
- Centro - Al Wafi Kitchen and Cabinets
- Caption Mode Furniture and Decor
- Al Manara Pharmacy
Centro has a unique selection of European style kitchen-ware. They are also known for offering unique and modern looking kitchen cabinets. Caption Mode Furniture and Decor carries a variety of home furnishings such as sofas, coffee tables, trolleys and other decorative items for homes. There is also a pharmacy inside the Capital Mall called Al Manara Pharmacy.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 19
Restaurants near Zone 19 include:
- Seashell Restaurant
- Karavali Restaurant
- Layali Al Sham Restaurant
There are over 20 casual and formal restaurants near Zone 19. The most popular option is the Seashell Restaurant. The menu of this restaurant includes club sandwiches, burgers, fries and shakes. Karavali Restaurant is 7 minutes away. This restaurant is most popular with Indian expats. Layali Al Sham Restaurant primarily serves Arabic food such as grilled kebabs, salads, hummus, shawarmas and other traditional dishes.
Nearby licensed facilities include Barfly By Buddha Bar, which is 18 minutes away. It is located inside Westin Abu Dhabi. Another option, Sportsman’s Arms sports bar, can be reached in 19 minutes.
Popular eateries and cafes inside Capital Mall include:
- Second Cup
- Papa Murphy Pizza
- Popeyes Fried Chicken
Second cup is a famous brand of cafes in the U.A.E. This chain stocks a unique collection of coffee blends that makes it a favourite among coffee lovers. Counted as the the fifth largest pizza restaurant in the U.A.E., Papa Murphy’s Pizza is a U.S. based chain that serves pizzas with authentic Italian flavour. McDonald’s is a U.S. fast food restaurant with a global presence. This restaurant serves some of the best tasting fries along with its signature burger, the Big Mac. Popeyes Fried Chicken is an American chain serving Louisiana style Cajun fried chicken.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 19
Beaches near Zone 19 will take about 20 minutes to reach. This is because Zone 19 is situated on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. The closest public beach is Al Bateen Beach, which can be reached in 25 minutes. Here, residents can choose to swim, fish, go kayaking and even rent a jet ski. Another popular beach is the Yas Beach at a distance of 29 minutes. This beach is an upscale resort with pools and various water sports activities. It is a must-visit for those who are looking for more than a refreshing swim.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Notable landmarks near Zone 19 include:
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
- Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi
- Yas Waterworld
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world. One unique fact about this mosque is that non-Muslims can visit it too. One can reach Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in 17 minutes. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a Ferrari themed amusement park that has several high-speed roller coasters. This is the perfect place to have fun for both adults and children. One can reach Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi in just 26 minutes. Yas Waterworld is a waterpark with several adrenaline-fuelled rides where children and adults can have a good time. One can reach this waterpark in 31 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Children's Park
- Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park
- Al Jazeera Park
Parks near Zone 19 include Children's Park, which is just 3 minutes away. Here, kids have access to swings, slides, monkey bars, etc. Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park is also 3 minutes away. Here residents will find several outdoor seating and dining areas. There are several gazebos for visitors who want to stay away from the sun. Al Jazeera Park is a large park located at a 10-minute drive away. This park has a shaded kid’s play area, colourful water fountains, basketball court and walking/jogging tracks.
Gyms near Zone 19 include Eagle Gym - Mussafah (3 minutes away.) Other options include World Gym (4 minutes away) and Body Factory Gym (located 6 minutes away.) All three gyms are similar in size and capacity and have more or less the same equipment needed for a complete workout.
Salons and spas near Zone 19 include:
- Ruby Salon
- Chennai Garden Salon
- New Selfie Gents Salon
Ruby Salon is just 3 minutes away while Chennai Garden Salon is 5 minutes away. Both of these salons offer services such as hair-care, facials, nails, etc. New Selfie Gents Salon is 7 minutes away and it offers haircuts, facials, beard trimming and various other grooming services.
Although there are no specific community events organized for Zone 19, residents can partake in events held in the greater community of MBZ City. Residents can visit the Mazyad Mall, which is located within the greater community. Events on certain occasions such as Eid, National Day, Diwali and Ramadan are regularly organised at this mall.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join the parent community Facebook page by searching for MBZ City.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in Zone 19 is full of convenience. It is an ideal location for families with several Parks, Supermarkets and Malls just a short distance away. However, the lack of variety in public transportation within the community could be problematic for those who have to regularly commute to main Abu Dhabi City.