ABOUT ZONE 22
Mohammed Bin Zayed City, also called MBZ City is a popular area in Abu Dhabi, located close to the western shoreline of the city. It is divided into 35 different zones. Zone 22 is located near the southern end of MBZ City, close to Abu Dhabi Al Ain Road and Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road. Zone 22 is a peaceful community as the area is distant from the central and busier areas of Abu Dhabi.
Zone 22 is a mix of commercial and residential buildings. The community has a range of apartments and villas along with retail shops and office buildings. There are plenty of options for healthcare, education, dining, entertainment and shopping needs of the residents.
As it is a sub-community of MBZ City, the properties have a good demand in the market. As per Bayut’s H1 Report for Abu Dhabi 2019, MBZ City is the most popular area for renting apartments in Abu Dhabi. As for buying apartments, it is the second most popular area in the capital city.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Sub-community of Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
- A popular area for buying and renting apartments.
- Located close to Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Road.
- Healthcare, education, shopping and entertainment options available.
Living in Zone 22 is a good decision because of many reasons. The area has everything one would expect from an ideal residential community and is also easily approachable from other areas of the city. Factors that define Zone 22 are:
- Proximity to Dubai Al Ain Road and E11 road, ensuring good connectivity with other areas.
- A good set of facilities and amenities present in the community.
- Quiet and peaceful environment, free from the hustle and bustle of the main city.
Residents of Zone 22 will only have to go outside the MBZ City for their work. For all other needs, they can find plenty of options near their homes.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 22
Properties in Zone 22 comprise apartments and villas. The community has studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. These details are helpful in finding a rental apartment in Zone 22.
- Rental prices for studio apartments start at AED 22k.
- 1-bedroom apartments for rent range from AED 37k to AED 45k.
- Renting a 2-bedroom apartment will cost about AED 65k per year.
One can also rent villas in Zone 22. The community has 4-bedroom villas available at reasonable prices.
- Renting a 4-bedroom villa in Zone 22 will cost about AED 140k per year.
All residential properties have good facilities and peaceful surroundings. Apartments and villas in Zone 22 have covered parking spaces, so residents need not worry about parking their vehicles.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 22
Finding parking spaces in Zone 22 will never be a problem for its residents. All residential units have parking spaces for at least one vehicle.
To commute to other areas of the city, residents can use Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road, which is just 10 minutes away from Zone 22. Abu Dhabi Al Ain road is about 5 minutes away which is also vital in connecting the area to different parts of Abu Dhabi.
Taxis are easily available in the area, so people relying on public transportation in Zone 22 can travel with convenience. The nearest bus station is Mussafa Town Bus Terminal, which is 8 minutes away from Zone 22.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZONE 22
There are plenty of retail shops, grocery stores and supermarkets near Zone 22. Residents need not go too far for their daily shopping, as some good supermarkets are located less than 10 minutes away. These include Lemar Supermarket, Little Star Supermarket, Al Tayef Supermarket and City Supermarket.
MOSQUES NEAR ZONE 22
There is only one mosque in Zone 22 known as Masjid Mohammed Khamees Al Baadi. Located on Al Faranis Street, it is the most convenient option for the residents of the community. Other mosques near Zone 22 include Marwa Mosque, Abu Mosa Al Ashaari Mosque, Mubarak Bin Salmeen Mosque and Mosque of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. All these mosques are less than 10 minutes away from Zone 22.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 22
There are plenty of Churches near Zone 22. Giant Slayers 4 Christ is the only church in MBZ City and it is 8 minutes away from Zone 22. The neighbouring area of Mussafah has many churches. Some of them include The Armenian Church of Abu Dhabi, St. Paul’s Church, Mar Thoma Church and All Saints Anglican Church. All of them are less than 15 minutes away.
SCHOOLS NEAR ZONE 22
There are plenty of nurseries and schools near Zone 22. Residents won’t have to send their kids far away from home for education. Nurseries in Zone 22 are:
- Al Haneen Nursery
- SpongeBob Nursery
Al Haneen is among the leading nurseries of the city and provides education and childcare services for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years. The environment of Al Haneen Nursery ensures good learning for students in a lively and fun atmosphere. The nursery follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Schools near Zone 22 include:
- Abdulla Bin Otaibah School
- Diyafah International School
- Ajyal International School
Diyafah International School is located in Zone 13, Mohammed Bin Zayed City. It follows the British curriculum and provides education from kindergarten to year 11. It is about 7 minutes away from Zone 22.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 22
There are plenty of healthcare facilities in the vicinity. Popular clinics and hospitals near Zone 22 include:
- Madinat Mohamed Bin Zayed Healthcare Center
- Mediclinic Al Musaffah Speciality
- Golden Cure Medical Centre
Mediclinic Al Musaffah Speciality is just 11 minutes away from Zone 22. It is a great advantage for residents to have a branch of UAE’s most prominent hospitals near their homes. Mediclinic is among the top hospitals of the country and is known for providing the highest level of medical services to its patients.
Neighbouring areas of Zone 22, MBZ City are:
- Al Mafraq
- Zayed Sports City
All of them are popular areas with good residential properties and plenty of amenities. People living in Zone 22 can easily utilise the facilities present in these areas.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 22
There are numerous souqs, shopping centres and malls near Zone 22. Popular ones include:
- Dalma Mall
- Mazyad Mall
- Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
Dalma Mall is located at a distance of 14 minutes from Zone 22. The mall features popular international brands like Carrefour, Samsonite, Debenhams, H&M, GAP, Mothercare and Giordano. The mall also has good dining options in its food court.
Mazyad Mall is another good option for shopping. It is about 13 minutes away and houses top fashion brands along with a hypermarket and banking services. Giordano, Adidas, Lulu International Exchange and LuLu Xpress are some popular names featured in Mazyad Mall.
Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is about a 10-minute drive away from Zone 22. The modern 2-storey mall has a gym, a hypermarket, a food court, a cinema and play area for kids.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 22
Residents will find many restaurants and eateries located at a short distance from their homes. Popular restaurants near Zone 22 include:
- Seashell Restaurant
- Layali Al Sham Restaurant
- Karavali Restaurant
- Nanglo Restaurant
- Tasneem Restaurant
- Safari Fresh Chicken Restaurant
- Himalayan Restaurant
- Star Diamond Restaurant
- Ritaj Restaurant
- Royal Crown Restaurant
All these restaurants can be accessed within 10 minutes by the residents of Zone 22. These restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisine and will fascinate people who like diverse eating options.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 22
The shoreline of Abu Dhabi is not far away from Zone 22. The Ritz-Carlton Beach, 15 minutes away, is the nearest beach. Other beaches near Zone 22 include Corniche Beach, Al Sahil Beach, Abu Dhabi Beach and Al Bateen Beach. One can reach all these beaches in less than 30 minutes. Visitors can enjoy several beach activities like volleyball and swimming. Restaurants are also located close to the beaches.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Zayed Sports City is about 18 minutes away from Zone 22. It has a wide range of sporting facilities including Basketball, Beach Tennis & Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Paintball and Tennis.
Mangrove National Park is a natural habitat for various aquatic species with a natural green environment. Home to more than 60 different species of birds, the park is especially attractive to bird watchers. It also features a water park. Mangrove National Park is less than 20 minutes away from Zone 22.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Popular parks located close to the community include:
- Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park
- Children Park
- Mussafah Park
Gyms and fitness centres located nearby include Body Care Gym, Body Factory Body Building Gym and Peak Fitness – CrossFit One Peak MBZ.
Salons and Spas located nearby are Tips and Toes, Comb Scissors Gents Salon – AD and La Riche Spa Lounge.
Mazyad Mall regularly holds events on festive occasions like Eid and National Day. It is just 13 minutes away so the residents of Zone 22 can easily enjoy these events.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join the Facebook group MBZ City Community. It will help them socialise and stay updated regarding the latest happenings in the area.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Zone 22 is a worthy option for residents. It has a good range of facilities and amenities present nearby, which will ensure maximum convenience for residents. Though the community is located at a distance from the main areas of the city, it is easy to reach central areas in Abu Dhabi from Zone 22.
- Located within Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
- 10 minutes away from Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road.
- Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road is just 5 minutes away.
- Zayed Sports City is 18 minutes away.