Sharjah, is without a doubt, one of the best Emirates for families in the UAE, thanks to its affordable housing prices and family-friendly facilities. There are a plethora of residential areas for families in Sharjah, as well as recreational activities to suit every taste. The residential areas in Sharjah are among the best places for families looking for affordable homes in the UAE, with many residents choosing to live in Sharjah and working in Dubai. Keeping in mind all the factors, such as proximity to schools, parks and amenities like clinics and hospitals, Bayut has compiled a list of best places to live in Sharjah for families.
Top 5 Residential Areas For Families In Sharjah
Those looking for family-friendly communities in Sharjah have a choice between renting villas and apartments. However many expat families in Sharjah choose to rent apartments as they frequently offer large living spaces at affordable rent prices. Let’s take a look at the all the areas which are home to the best residential buildings in Sharjah.
First up on our list of the best residential areas for families in Sharjah is Muwaileh. Muwaileh in Sharjah is the ideal location for families as it is the most budget-friendly and is located just 10 minutes from all the major nurseries and schools in Sharjah that offer all types of curriculums. University City in Sharjah is also located just 15 minutes away.
Adding to the large choice of schools in Muwaileh, families looking to live in Muwaileh will find residential buildings that have the most affordable apartments for rent in Sharjah. The rents for a 1-bedroom apartment in Muwaileh starts at AED 24k, whereas, rents for 2-bed flats start at AED 31k. The Muwaileh area is dotted with small supermarkets and the larger Nesto Hypermarket. It also has a variety of restaurants and cafeterias.
For families looking at renting flats in Sharjah, the Al Qasimia area is the next residential area that offers some of the best residential buildings in Sharjah. Rents for a 1-bedroom flat here starts at AED 22k. But families can upgrade to a larger space by renting a 2-bedroom flat in Al Qasimia which starts at AED 24k. This area is situated in between two of the most iconic spots in Sharjah – the King Faisal Mosque and Mega Mall. There are many schools located close by too.
Dotted with supermarkets, restaurants and retail outlets, such as Gift Village and Splash, the Al Qasimia area has everything you will need from day to day. The area is located right near Ittihad Square Park, making it perfect for a picnic on the weekends, with the kids. For those families who fancy a quick evening stroll can head to quaint Al Nad Park in Qasimia, which has a dedicated play area for kids and green patches where you can relax. With all these amenities and facilities close by, Al Qasimia is indeed among the best places to live in Sharjah for families.
Al Nahda Sharjah
Popular among expat families, Al Nahda is our next pick for the best family-friendly residential areas in Sharjah. The locality houses some of the top-notch residential buildings in Sharjah, as the apartment rentals here come in different configurations, which includes furnished and unfurnished. Al Nahda, Sharjah, features some of the most affordable rooms for rent in Sharjah. Renting a 1-bedroom room in Al Nahda starts at AED 26k, whereas, a 2-bedroom flat for rent in Al Nahda starts at AED 32k.
Al Nahda is home to numerous schools and nurseries, such as Al Nahda Nursery. Sheffield Private School Dubai, which is in the section of Al Nahda that falls under the Dubai emirate, and Pristine Private School are also located close by. There is also a park situated right in the centre of the neighbourhood which has a dedicated play area for kids. Dotted with restaurants, cafes, small supermarkets, as well as larger outlets such as Carrefour and Al Maya, Al Nahda Sharjah is the ideal location for families living in Sharjah.
Situated on the serene waters of the Khalid Lake, the area of Al Majaz offers a waterfront living experience for families in Sharjah. The neighbourhood is divided into three districts, namely, Majaz 1, Majaz 2 and Majaz 3. These residential building in Sharjah offers affordable waterfront flats for rent, with 1-bedroom apartments starting at AED 28k. For those looking for bigger houses, 2-bedroom flats for rent in Al Majaz start at AED 30k.
Since this area is located on a waterfront, there are plenty of recreational activities for families to take part in. The Al Majaz Park is located right in the centre and features famous eateries such as Tim Hortons, Shakespeare and Co. and TGI-Fridays. The area is also near to many nurseries, such as Bluebells Nursery. Al Majaz is also home to the increasingly popular concert venue, the Al Majaz Amphitheatre and is just 10minutes away from Al Qasba, which hosts the Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel.
Neighbouring Al Majaz, Al Khan is the final area on our list of the best places to live in Sharjah for families. Just like Al Majaz, this neighbourhood offers affordable waterfront homes for rent in Sharjah. Families in Sharjah cannot go wrong with this choice as it is home to the leisure spot Al Qasba, which is the most iconic leisure destination in Sharjah. This area features a number of family-friendly apartment complexes with rents for 1-bedroom flats in Al Khan start at AED 26k. A 2-bedroom apartment for rent in Al Khan starts at AED 32k.
That was our round-up of the best family-family friendly places in Sharjah. If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids this weekend, check out our post on fun kids activities in Sharjah. Do you live in any of these neighbourhoods in Sharjah? Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below and for more interesting articles like this stay tuned to the UAE’s number one property blog – MyBayut.
*All prices are based on listings available on Bayut at the time of publishing.