ABOUT ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Zone 26, Abu Dhabi is one of the sub-communities of Mohammed Bin Zayed City featuring villas in an affordable price range. The area is located in proximity to Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Road.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A sub-community of Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) City
- Offers villas in different layouts
- Surrounded by popular communities of the area
- In proximity to major highways of the emirate
MBZ City is named after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE. The area is home to 36 residential sub-districts. Zone 26, Abu Dhabi (or Z26) is a small sub-community featuring:
- Affordable rental properties
- Hassle-free commute to neighbouring areas
The strategic location of the area makes it convenient for community members to avail the amenities of nearby areas. The secure and peaceful environment is another feature of the area.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Properties in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi, include villas mainly available in different layouts. Each villa comes with a living room, majlis, bedrooms with an attached bathroom and built-in wardrobe, kitchen and marble flooring. The availability of a balcony and parking space depends on the type of villa you are renting. Moreover, there are a few apartments in the sub-district also which are portioned villas with separate entrances and other facilities.
Rental Trends in Zone 26
- 1 BATH
- 449 SQFT
- 1 BATH
- 549 SQFT
- 3 BEDS
- 4 BATHS
- 2499 SQFT
- 3 BEDS
- 4 BATHS
- 2199 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 849 SQFT
- 3 BEDS
- 4 BATHS
- 1999 SQFT
- 1 BED
- 1 BATH
- 849 SQFT
The price range of apartments for rent in the sub-community is as follows:
- The annual rent for studios in Zone 26 ranges between AED 24k to AED 28k
- The starting price of 1-bedroom units is AED 34k while it goes up to AED 45k for 2-bedroom apartments
- The expansive 3-bedroom portioned villa can be leased for a year for AED 90k on an average
The villas for rent in Zone 26 are also available for rental purposes. these 3-bedroom villas can be rented for AED 90k on average.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Most villas come with dedicated car parking areas in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi. For visitors, there is street parking available outside the house.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
The mode of public transportation in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi includes bus and taxi services. The nearest bus station is Mussafah Shabiya bus station located a 5-minute drive away. Other bus stations include Al Mussafah Park bus station and Al Najah Private School bus station.
For car owners, going around the city is quite convenient using the street network of the community. Al Tayyaqun Street in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi connects it to Al Angham Street which then connects with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road in a 10-minute drive. Using Al Anwar Street which runs along with the community from the east, private car owners can head to key areas of the city such as Bawabat Al Sharq Mall and Baniyas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
There are several supermarkets near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi from where residents can shop the daily essentials. These include Shabia Al Madeena Supermarket, Rich and Fresh Supermarket and Mohammed Akhtar Supermarket. All these grocery stores are located within a 7 to 8-minute drive. Al Madina Hypermarket is one of the best hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi offering quality products. It will take a 9-minute drive to reach this hypermarket.
MOSQUES IN ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
A community mosque in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi is located near Al Mufradah Street to facilitate Muslims in the community. Other mosques nearby include Masjid Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mohairy, Caravan Mosque and Masjid Amina.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Christians can head to Giant Slayers Church in a 5-minute drive. Other churches near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi, are The Armenian Church of Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church. Both the churches are accessible in a 10-minute drive towards the north.
SCHOOLS IN ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Nursery schools near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi are:
- Happy Jump Nursery
- Evergreen Nursery
- Dazzling Stars Nursery
Happy Jump Nursery is one of the cheap nurseries in Abu Dhabi with a team of experienced and educated staff. Parents with school-going children will find some reputable educational institutes near the community. These include:
- Shining Star International School
- The Model School
- Royal American School
Shining Star International School follows the CBSE curriculum for children from KG1 to Grade 12. The school has a transport service, sports and medical facilities and an in-house café. It is situated at a 6-minute drive from the community. Royal American School and Emirates Future International Academy are two of the best schools in Abu Dhabi, located at a 9-minute drive.
Al-Shorouk Center for the Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi is a non-profit centre for autistic children. The centre provides occupational and therapy services, comprehensive assessment services and speech disorder treatment services. The qualified specialists in the centre use the latest methods in the field of behaviour modification to treat children. It is located around the corner of the community near Al Tayaqqun Street.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Healthcare facilities near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi are:
- Proficiency Medical Centre
- Al Sadiq Medical Clinic
- Golden Cure Medical Centre
Bareen International Hospital in MBZ City has skilled nursing and medical staff using advanced medical technology for treating patients. They provide services for cardiology, internal medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and dermatology. The hospital also has a laboratory, urgent care department and radiology services. It will take a 10-minute drive to reach the hospital. Another hospital near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi is Mafraq Hospital. It is one of the best hospitals in Abu Dhabi accessible within an 18-minute drive towards the east.
Zone 26, Abu Dhabi is surrounded by popular residential areas of MBZ City including:
To the north lies Mussafah, a mixed-use area of the emirate located off the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Truck Road (E30). Zone 26, Abu Dhabi shares borders with other zones of MBZ City such as Zone 20, Zone 24 and Zone 29. Other nearby areas include the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) and Al Mafraq.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Popular shopping destinations near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi are:
- Mazyad Mall
- The Village Mall
- Capital Mall
Mazyad Mall is one of the top shopping malls featuring wide open spaces and natural light. The shopping mall has retail outlets for fashion items, jewellery, sports, hypermarket and electronics. It also has the finest leisure options for residents and tourists alike. Popular stores in the mall are:
- Sports Gear
Lulu Supermarket, Sparky’s Amusement Centre and Burjeel Pharmacy are other retail stores in the mall. Other shopping malls near the community are Dalma Mall and Mushrif Mall. Both the top malls in Abu Dhabi are located at a 15 to 20-minute drive.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
Residents can find several local eateries and cafés near the community. Some of them are:
- Sandwich Point
- KPK Restaurant
- Star Galaxy
- Fresh & Tasty Restaurant & Cafeteria
- The Villa Seafood Restaurant
Popular dining options in Mazyad Mall are:
- India Palace
- Burger Hut
- Aryaas Express
- Zahrat Lebanon Restaurant
- Rolls n Rice Restaurant
There are a bunch of casual dining restaurants in Dalma Mall as well such as Sakura Asian Restaurant, Sumo Sushi & Bento, Third Avenue Restaurant and Qaser Al Salateen Restaurant. It will take a 12-minute drive to reach Dalma Mall and enjoy eating at your favourite restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 26, ABU DHABI
One must prepare for a half an hour drive to visit beaches near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi as the coastline of the emirate is located a bit far away. The popular beaches near the community include Al Qurm Beach, Al Bateen Beach and Al Zeina Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some of the notable landmarks near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi are:
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- Mangrove National Park
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the notable landmarks of the emirate. It welcomes 55,000 worshippers and visitors a day. The epitome of Islamic architecture took 12 years to complete. The white marble domes, gold-plated Swarovski chandeliers and marble mosaic artwork make it a stunning place to take photographs. The largest mosque in the region holds a Guinness World Record for the largest chandelier and hand-woven carpet in the mosque.
Mangrove National Park is another popular leisure spot near the community. Protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), the ecological asset of the emirate is a must-visit tourist spot. The park has around 60 species of different marine animals, birds, turtles and sea creatures.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Families with children can head to public parks in the nearby communities to promote healthy activities among them. Some of the parks close to Zone 26, Abu Dhabi are:
- MBZ City Public Park
- Mussafah Park
- Al Jazeera Park
Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park has rubber flooring and a sandy area for safe play, shaded canopies and paved corridors. The public park is located a 10-minute drive away from the community.
Fitness enthusiasts can head to gyms near Zone 26, Mohammed Bin Zayed City to keep up with their workout sessions. Some of them are:
- Las Vegas Gym
- Black Cat Men’s Gym Club
- Muscle Plus Gym
Ladies looking for beauty care options will find several salons near Zone 26, Abu Dhabi. These include Salama Style Ladies Salon, Ruby Salon and Parineesa Ladies Salon. Gents can get their haircut and beard trimming from Special Gents Salon and De Ore Gents Salon. All these salons are located within a 10 to 12-minute drive from the community.
Residents can visit Mazyad Mall and Dalma Mall to take part in festivities and celebrate events. Both the mall host traditional and cultural festivals throughout the year.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
For those who love socialising, a Facebook group named ‘Mussafah, Shabiya and Mohammed Bin Zayed City’ is created by community members. This group will also keep you updated about upcoming events. However, there isn’t any Facebook group created solely for residents of Zone 26, Abu Dhabi yet.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in Zone 26, Abu Dhabi has its perks, including well-connected road network and affordable houses. However, those planning to move should keep in mind that amenities are limited in the area. One will have to drive to the neighbouring areas for supermarkets, schools and healthcare facilities.
FAQs about Zone 26
Where is Zone 26 located?
Zone 26 is a sub-district of Muhammad Bin Zayed City set on the southwestern end of the parent community.