Ajman may be the smallest of the seven emirates but it holds its own in terms of real estate with the biggest. Many of those looking to invest in property in the UAE consider buying a villa in Ajman because of its comparatively affordable prices. Ajman is becoming increasingly popular with UAE residents who work in Dubai or Sharjah and want to live in Ajman, to take advantage the emirate’s more laid-back vibe.
Today, we are looking at what is on offer in terms of property prices for villas for sale in Ajman and the individual characters of each district.
why you should consider buying a villa in ajman
In terms of geography, Ajman is surrounded on three sides by the emirate of Sharjah, with the Arabian Gulf on the fourth, forming its small but attractive coastline. There are a number of luxury hotels that draw not only weekenders from other emirates, but tourists from around the world.
There is plenty to keep you occupied in terms of things to do in Ajman, and you can discover more about the fascinating heritage of the UAE and the wider Gulf region within this pocket-sized emirate. Foreign investment is also encouraged, with foreigners able to own 100% of any business registered in Ajman Free Zone. Ajman was the third emirate, after Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, to offer expats the chance to own freehold property. There are plenty of other reasons to consider buying a villa in Ajman, and we now look at the most searched areas for doing just that by Bayut users.
Al Muwaihat was our most searched area among those considering buying a villa in Ajman. It is primarily home to villas, many of them in traditional styles, but with more homes with contemporary designs also beginning to appear throughout the neighbourhood. A number of international schools and the Ajman branch of the Saudi German Hospital are also within easy reach. Other neighbourhood amenities include a small supermarket, and, Al Muwaihat also benefits from being very close to the E311, also known as the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road – handy for those commuting to other emirates for work.
Villas for sale in Al Muwaihat tend to be on the larger side, with sales prices for an ornately decorated 5-bedroom 5,000 sq. ft. house starting from AED 1M, rising to a palatial eight-bed property for AED 4M.
Divided up into three districts – Al Rawda 1, Al Rawda 2 and Al Rawda 3, the suburb of Al Rawda, which is adjacent to Al Muwaihat, is a neighbourhood with a tranquil and pleasantly traditional vibe, which consists of primarily low to mid-rise apartment blocks and houses on individual plots. Continuing the local heritage theme, Al Rawda is a short hop, through neighbouring Al Muwaihat, from the Al Tallah Racecourse, which hosts regular camel racing events from October to March, as well as the extremely popular Camel Festival in February, which draws participants from around the region. This charming example of the way local heritage has been preserved is what attracts many to consider buying a villa in Ajman.
The district is close to the City University College of Ajman, and, it is dotted with small cafeterias, cafes and restaurants, a small shopping mall and supermarket, with vital amenities including the Ajman Medical Center also close at hand. Villas for sale in Al Rawda start from AED 850,000 for a four-bed villa, with the average price for a 5-bed house AED 1.7M.
Another popular area for those looking to invest in a house in Ajman is Al Jurf, a suburb that occupies a fairly central part of the city but is also close to the verdant lawns of Al Zorah Golf Club, the five-star Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah hotel, and the beautiful Al Jurf Family Park, as well as the beaches of Ajman. It is also home to Ajman University, a number of schools, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital and the Gulf Medical University.
The attractiveness of Al Jurf as a place for family homes has been recognised by developer Aqaar, which is building a community called Flamingo Villas on a peninsula adjacent to the district. Residents there will be able to take advantage of the lagoon views, while enjoying close proximity to all that the district of Al Jurf has to offer.
You will find beautiful, unique villas for sale in Al Jurf, from 4-bedroom AED 1.4M 6,400 sq. ft. family homes, right up to a 7-bed AED 5M massive 27,000 sq. ft. house in Al Jurf 1. The average price for a 4-bed property is AED 1.45M.
For those interested in buying a villa in Ajman on a pocket-friendly budget, Ajman Uptown could be a serious contender. Ajman Uptown will be a familiar sight to those travelling between the emirates along the E311. The first phase of 350 villas was handed over in 2016 and when complete, the development will be home to more than 1,500 houses, villas and townhouses, a hotel, hotel apartments, a shopping mall, a hospital, a club, two mosques and a school. Villas for sale in Ajman Uptown start from just AED 380,000 to own your own 2-bedroom Erica house, and go up to AED 1,282,500 for a 2,379 sq. ft. 4-bedroom property.
Al Helio is an up and coming new community at the most inland point of the emirate of Ajman, near the Sharjah border. It neighbours some of the greener parts of the emirate – including parks – Abdul Rahim Garden, and Ajman Municipality Public Park and Plant Nursery, and benefits from good links to the E611, also known as the Emirates Road, for those commuting to different emirates.
Villas for sale in Al Helio start from AED 1.15M for a 4-bedroom 2,600 sq. ft. detached home with, the average price for a 5-bedroom property coming in at AED 1.2M.
We hope you enjoyed our round up of the most popular villa communities in Ajman. Stay tuned to the UAE’s best property blog for more real estate insights and news from across the country.