ABOUT ZONE 5
Zone 5, Mohammed Bin Zayed City is a peaceful and secure residential community. Mohammed Bin Zayed City, also called MBZ City, has more than 35 zones. Zone 5 is one of the central zones and is located close to Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road. As MBZ City is positioned on the edge of Abu Dhabi, residents of Zone 5 enjoy easy access to Central Abu Dhabi.
Zone 5 has an assortment of residential properties that include villas and apartments. The location of MBZ City ensures that residents can stay away from the hustle and bustle of the main city while enjoying access to all amenities. As per Bayut’s H2 Report for Abu Dhabi 2018, MBZ City is the most popular area for renting apartments in Abu Dhabi. It is also the 2nd most popular area for renting villas in the city.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
- Popular location for renting apartments and villas.
- 1 and 2-bedroom apartments available for rent.
- 5 and 6-bedroom villas are available for rent.
Zone 5 has a serene and quiet environment. The area is ideally located so the residents can connect to important areas of the city while staying away from overcrowdedness and traffic issues. Some factors that define Zone 5 are:
- Peaceful and secure environment.
- Easy access to important areas of the city.
- Modern facilities and amenities.
Residents of Zone 5 can easily find facilities related to education, healthcare, transportation, shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 5
Properties in Zone 5 include villas and apartments available for rent. Apartments include 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments with covered areas ranging from 1,100 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft.
- One can rent 1-bedroom apartments for about AED 35k.
- Rents for 2-bedroom apartments are around AED 55k.
Villas in Zone 5 come in 5-bedroom and 6-bedroom categories. Covered areas for these homes range from 4,600 sq. ft. to 5,100 sq. ft. Rental trends for villas are:
- One can rent 5-bedroom villas for AED 130k to AED 250k.
- Rental prices for 6-bedroom villas start from AED 170k.
Rental prices of apartments and villas vary according to the covered areas, dimensions, number of bathrooms, balcony sizes and other factors.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 5
Parking spaces in Zone 5 are abundant. Apartments and villas come with covered parking spaces for residents and the number of vehicles that can be parked varies. But all of them have parking for at least one vehicle.
The area is connected to other areas of the city through Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road and also Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Truck Road. Both these roads are less than 10 minutes away from Zone 5.
Public transportation in Zone 5 is easily available. The taxis are available easily, though they are an expensive option. Plenty of bus stops are also present nearby, the nearest one is Big Bus Transport, about 5 minutes away.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN ZONE 5
Best Life Grocery is the only supermarket in Zone 5. It has a wide range of products and is usually well-stocked. Residents will find it good enough for their daily shopping and grocery and would rarely need to go to any other supermarket. There are other supermarkets near Zone 5 within MBZ City. Popular ones are Ramla Supermarket in ME 9, LuLu Express near 79th Street and Karat Korean Grocery.
MOSQUES IN ZONE 5
There are many mosques in Zone 5 and neighbouring zones. Popular ones within Zone 5 are Hamad Mubarak Othayth Al Ameri Mosque, Mohamed Ghannam Alhameli Mosque and a community mosque.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 5
Churches near Zone 5 are present in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. They include The Armenian Church of Abu Dhabi, St. Paul’s Church Musaffah, St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral, St. Elias Church, St. Elias Rome Orthodox Church and Filipino Christian Church Mussafah. All these churches are about 9 to 10 minutes away from Zone 5.
The nearest Hindu Temple will be the under-construction BAPS Hindu Mandir in Al Rahbah about 30 minutes away. The Sikh community will find New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah as the nearest place of worship. It is just 12 minutes away from the neighbourhood.
SCHOOLS IN ZONE 5
There are a lot of nurseries and schools in Zone 5 and neighbouring zones. Popular nurseries are:
- Noah’s Ark Nursery
- Kotwals Nursery & Montessori
- Honey Buns Nursery
Noah’s Ark Group of Nurseries is in the business since 1997 and has earned a strong reputation for providing quality education. The Nursery accepts students aged 1 to 4 years. The programs are flexible with two shifts and include extended care for children.
Primary and secondary schools include:
- Nasser School
- Manhal School
- Difayah International School (Zone 13, MBZ City)
Difayah International Schools is located in Zone 13 of Mohammed Bin Zayed City, about 5 minutes away from Zone 5. The school offers education from pre-primary to Year 11. The school follows the British curriculum.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 5
Healthcare facilities are easily accessible as there are plenty of clinics and hospitals near Zone 5. Popular ones are:
- Burjeel Medical City (6 minutes away)
- Bareen International Hospital (6 minutes away)
- Mediclinic Hospitals – Al Mussafah Specialty (11 minutes away)
Bareen International Hospital is a reputed hospital with 24-hour emergency services. The hospital provides specialised medical services in more than 14 medical fields. It has top facilities and well-trained staff.
As Zone 5 is a part of Mohammed Bin Zayed City, its neighbouring areas are:
- Mussafah to the west.
- Al Mafraq to the east.
- Jarn Yafour to the south.
Entertainment destinations such as Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World are about a 30-minute drive away from the neighbourhood.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 5
MBZ City doesn’t have a lot of malls. However, those located within the community offer a range of brands to satisfy residents. Malls near Zone 5 include:
- My Safeer and Xpression Mazyad Mall
- Mazyad Mall
- Dalma Mall
Reachable within a 13-minute drive, Dalma Mall is one of the top malls in Abu Dhabi. Along with a food court, it also offers a wide range of brands including Carrefour, Debenhams, H&M, Samsonite, GAP, Mothercare and Giordano.
Mazyad Mall is an 8-minute drive away via Al Athr Street. It features top fashion brands, a hypermarket and banking services. Examples are LuLu Express, Giordano, Adidas and LuLu International Exchange.
RESTAURANTS IN ZONE 5
People living in Zone 5 will find plenty of restaurants and eateries nearby. MBZ City has a wide range of eating options catering to different cuisines and dining styles. Popular restaurants near Zone 5 include:
- Souq Al Mubarakiya (6 minutes away)
- Golden Sheep Restaurant (6 minutes away)
- Papa Murphy’s Pizza Mazyad Mall (8 minutes away)
- Aryas Express Café, Indian Cuisine (8 minutes away)
- Foodies Choice Restaurant (8 minutes away)
- Flame and Bake Restaurant (8 minutes away)
- Food Adventure Restaurant (8 minutes away)
- Nourmandy Seafood Restaurant (8 minutes away)
- Rolls N Rice Restaurant (9 minutes away)
- Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant (9 minutes away)
These are just some of the restaurants in MBZ City. People who love to try different cuisines will enjoy living in Zone 5.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 5
The neighbourhood is not far away from the shoreline of Abu Dhabi. So residents can easily visit the beaches near Zone 5. The nearest beach is the Ritz Carlton Beach, nearly 15 minutes away. Abu Dhabi Beach, Corniche Beach, Al Sahil Beach and Al Bateen Beach can be reached in about 20 to 30 minutes. These beaches provide a good range of activities like swimming and volleyball. Restaurants are also present near the beaches for visitors to enjoy the meals of their choice.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Zayed Sports City is always worth a visit due to the wide range of sporting activities it offers. It will take about 18 minutes for residents to reach Zayed Sports City. It has facilities for Basketball, Football, Billiards, Beach Tennis, Volleyball, Bowling, Paintball, Tennis and other sports. Dining options are also present in the vicinity.
Another important destination is Mangrove National Park. It is a natural habitat for different aquatic species and has a natural green environment. A waterpark is also built within the park. Bird lovers would especially enjoy their visit as the park is home to more than 60 different species of birds. It would take a drive of about 19 minutes to reach Mangrove National Park from Zone 5.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are a lot of parks near Zone 5 where families can go to spend their leisure time in the evenings. Some of them are:
- Children Park
- Mohammed Bin Zayed City Park
- Mussafah Park
For people who are concerned about their fitness, there are gyms and fitness centres nearby including Body Care Gym & Fitness, Peak Fitness – CrossFit One Peak MBZ and Body Factory Gym.
Salons and Spas located nearby are La Riche Spa Lounge, Tips and Toes, and Comb Scissors Gents Salon – AD.
Mayzad Mall is about 8 minutes away from Zone 5. It regularly holds some events especially on festive occasions like Eid and National Day. Residents of Zone 5 can easily participate in these events.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents of Zone 5 can join the Facebook group called MBZ City Community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area has all the amenities for a fulfilling lifestyle. The only point of concern is that it is slightly distant from the main areas of the capital city. Distance from bustling areas ensures a peaceful environment for residents of Zone 5.
- 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Truck Road
- 5 minutes from Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road
- Located between Zayed City and Mussafah