ABOUT ZONE 8
Zone 8 is a sub-community of the suburban development of Hydra Village in Abu Dhabi. Recently developed, the project primarily comprises 2-bedroom villas. The villa community is located close to Al Raha Gardens, Al Shahama and Al Bahia. Since the locality is positioned in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, the residents can easily travel to Dubai via E11.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers elegant 2-bedroom villas
- Located in Hydra Village
- Quick access to the emirate of Dubai
- Close to Emirates Park Zoo and Resort
- Various facilities within the community
Zone 8 in Hydra Village offers a peaceful ambience to the residents. Even though the community is located in the outskirts of the emirate, one can find many facilities within close access. Zone 8 also offers a number of facilities within its periphery. These include:
- Playground for children
- Swimming pools
- Retail units
In addition to these, various supermarkets, schools and mosques are located within close proximity. For leisure, the residents can conveniently go to Emirates Park Zoo and Resort and Yas Beach.
PROPERTIES IN ZONE 8
The properties in Zone 8 include a low-rise residential building and 583 two-bedroom villas. The zone is an extension of other developments of Hydra Village namely Zone 7 and Zone 4. The community also has several retail spaces. The villas in Zone 8 are constructed with modern designs. All residential units have the same layouts, spanning 1,884 sq. ft.
- The average price for a 2-bedroom villa ranges from AED 825k to AED 950k.
- The villas boast ceramic flooring, central air conditioning and air-conditioning, modern kitchens and double-glazed windows.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ZONE 8
Parking spaces in Zone 8 are provided inside the residential units. Some homes have spaces for more than one vehicle.
Since Hydra Village is located in the suburbs of Dubai, there are fewer bus stops in the vicinity. The nearest bus stop is Abu Dhabi, Shahama Village – 01 which is 8 minutes away. For public transportation in Zone 8, most residents rely on cab services.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ZONE 8
There are a number of supermarkets near Zone 8. These include Easy Way Supermarket, Carrefour, Silver Supermarket and Alshariya Supermarket. These supermarkets can be reached in less than 10 minutes.
MOSQUES NEAR ZONE 8
The residents can find a number of mosques at a short distance. The mosques near Zone 8 include Mosque Samaha, Al Emam Al Shafi Masjid and Ahmed Al Mansoori Mosque. Since there are developments which are still under-construction in Hydra Village, the community will soon have its own mosques.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ZONE 8
Located in Emirates Park Zoo, New Life Church is near Zone 8. The church-goers can conveniently reach the church within an 11-minute drive. For other options, residents will have to commute for about half an hour to Mussafah. Here, one will find Mar Thoma Church and All Saints Anglican Church including other churches.
The Hindu residents in Zone 8 can visit BAPS Hindu Mandir which is 10 minutes away. The Sikh community members can go to New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in Mussafah, which will take half an hour drive to reach.
SCHOOLS NEAR ZONE 8
The residents can find a few schools near Zone 8. These include:
- Aspen Heights British School
- Al Basma School
- Al Reef School
Aspen Heights British School is located a short distance away. Following the British curriculum, the school is quite favoured in the region. The school offers education from FS1 to Year 8. Al Basma School and Al Reef School are also a mere 10-minute drive from the community.
Parents can also find several nurseries near Zone 8 such as:
- Al Dana Nursery
- Sweet Baby Nursery
- Barney Home Nursery
For university-going students, Khalifa University Masdar Campus is a 20-minute drive away. On the other hand, Zayed University and Abu Dhabi University are almost half an hour away.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ZONE 8
There are a few clinics near Zone 8. In cases of medical emergencies, residents can reach the following clinics quickly:
- Tabarak Medical Poly Clinic
- Lumiere Skin Clinic
- Al Sabah Medical Clinic
In addition to these, there are a few hospitals near Zone 8 as well. Al Rahba Hospital is situated about 8 minutes away from the community. The hospital offers specialised medical services. Moreover, Burjeel Medical Centre is also a short drive away. The medical centre provides services in dentistry, ENT, family medicine, physiotherapy and many other departments.
Zone 8 is located close to other sub-communities of Hydra Village include Zone 7 and Zone 4. Other nearby communities include:
- Al Bahia
- Al Shahama
- Al Raha
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR ZONE 8
Residents can find a few malls near Zone 8 such as:
- Deerfields Mall
- Yas Mall
- My City Centre Masdar
Deerfields Mall is the nearest shopping centre for residents of the community. The mall is anchored with a variety of retail stores including popular names such as H&M, Claire’s and Aldo. The mall also encloses several eateries and entertainment options including a cinema and play area for kids.
One of the most visited malls in Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall, is 15 minutes away. This upscale shopping centre offers a premium shopping experience to its visitors. The mall also boasts an extensive range of restaurants and VOX Cinemas. Located in Masdar City, My City Centre Masdar is another shopping mall which the residents can go to.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ZONE 8
Dining out is not a problem for the residents as there are a number of restaurants near Zone 8. These include the following eateries:
- Pasta Factory
- Manzo Sushi & Sliders
- Sugar Lab Sweets
- Vintage Café
- Armania Restaurant
- Low Calories
- Nine Star Restaurant
Most eateries are located alongside Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road and Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road, about 9 to 11 minutes away from the community.
BEACHES NEAR ZONE 8
To spend a day out at the beach, the residents can head to Yas Beach. Here, visitors can spend a relaxing day along the clear blue sea. The scenic beach also offers a number of activities including jet-skiing, paddle boarding and surfing. Visitors can also enjoy scrumptious food in eateries which are present at the beach. The beach can be reached within a 20 minute’s drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Even though Zone 8 is located in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, residents can find a few spots to spend quality time. Some popular leisure spots near the community are:
- Emirates Park Zoo and Resort
- Mandara Equestrian Club
- Yas Gateway Park North
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort is 10 minutes from Zone 8. With various attractions, the zoo is a hit among kids and adults alike. The visitors can witness crocodiles, leopards, giraffes and a number of exotic birds. This zoo also allows visitors to interact with the animals.
Residents of Zone 8 can head to Mandara Equestrian Club for horse-riding. The club offers horse-riding lessons as well. For family picnics, residents can also go to Yas Gateway Park North which is a 15-minute drive away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
For a delightful evening with family and friends, the residents of Zone 8 can head to Al Shahama Park 1 and New Shahama Park. Fitness enthusiasts can find multiple gyms near the community such as:
- Ambiance Gym
- Body Land Fitness
- Stars Body Building Centre
The above-mentioned gyms are about a 10-minute drive away from the community. Since Hydra Village is not completely developed yet, gyms within the community are expected to open soon. There are several salons near Zone 8 as well including:
- Femina Beauty Salon
- Honey Nails Salon
- Nailbox Beauty Salon
These salons are 10 to 15 minutes away from the community. Other nearby salons include Wasaif Beauty Center and Body Art Beauty Center.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join Facebook groups Hydra Village Living and Hydra Village Community for socialising with fellow residents and updates regarding the neighbourhood.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Zone 8, Hydra Village offers residents a peaceful lifestyle with elegant homes and several amenities. Since the community is in the suburbs of the emirate, the residents have to commute to the nearby areas to find malls and hospitals. However, some areas of Hydra Village are still under-construction so the residents can expect more retail developments soon.
- Yas Beach is 20 minutes away from Zone 8
- Emirates Park Zoo & Resort is 12 minutes away
- Yas Mall is a 20-minute drive away
- 1-hour drive to the emirate of Dubai
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is 23 minutes away