Located just north of Dubai, Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous of the emirates. While it’s widely seen as the cultural capital of the UAE, there are plenty of activities in Sharjah to keep people of all ages entertained. Coupled with a more laid back and easy-going lifestyle as compared to Dubai and more affordable rents, it’s no surprise that many UAE residents choose to live in Sharjah. Today, we’re taking a look at the popular areas to get flats for rent in Sharjah. We bring you the recent Sharjah rent trends in the city’s most-searched-for areas and what these areas have to offer.
- Al Majaz
- Al Nahda
- Al Taawun
- Al Khan
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut over the past 12 months
The Al Majaz neighbourhood is counted among the most popular areas in the city. Built over the Khalid Lagoon, the area has a variety of apartment complexes with a good selection of affordable units ranging from studios to 5-bedroom flats. The apartments for rent in Al Majaz also cater to various budgets with an equally good selection of both reasonably and luxurious properties. Tenants looking for a 1-bed flat can expect to pay AED 25k per year on average while two-bed apartments here cost around AED 35k per year.
Larger 3-bedroom apartments are available for an average of AED 50k per year. The rents go up more for 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom apartments, which average at AED 89k and AED 96k respectively. For more details on the sought-after communities with the area, take a look at the top areas for renting in Al Majaz.
AL NAHDA SHARJAH
Al Nahda is one of the popular communities located on the Dubai-Sharjah border, which means that commuting to the city is considerably less time consuming for tenants here than for those who live further inland.
Al Nahda is also the second most popular area with flats for rent in Sharjah. The apartments for rent in Al Nahda are simple, elegant and have all the basic amenities that tenants are usually keen on. Studio apartments in Al Nahda have an average annual rent of AED 18k and 1-bedroom apartments cost around AED 26k.
Those looking for more space can also consider the 2-bed units which cost around AED 34k on average per year, while 3-bed flats are available for a slightly higher average of AED 48k per year.
To get a good idea about the sought-after buildings, you can also check out the top buildings to rent flats in Al Nahda Sharjah.
The quiet residential community of Muwaileh is the third most-searched-for area and also the neighbourhood with the most affordable 1-bedroom flats for rent in Sharjah. People considering an apartment for rent in Muwaileh can expect to pay an average of AED 22k per year for this property type, while the average annual rent of 2-bedroom flats is around AED 35k per year. Larger 3-bedroom units are available for a competitive annual average rent of AED 48k.
The Al Taawun neighbourhood has also made it into the list of top five most popular areas with flats for rent in Sharjah. Residents of rental apartments in Al Taawun enjoy being close to the popular, family-friendly location of Al Qasba, which has a Ferris wheel, cafes, restaurants and art space. There is also a popular fountain where children are often seen having a cooling splash during the hotter months.
The 2-bedroom apartments in this neighbourhood are available for an affordable annual rent of AED 35k on average, while the average annual rent of a 3-bed is AED 47k. You can also find an affordable 4-bed apartment for rent at AED 76k per annum.
The studio apartments in Al Taawun can be rented out for AED 18k per year on average, while the average annual rent for 1-bedroom flats is AED 26k. You can check out the top buildings to rent apartments in Al Taawun and even evaluate the pros and cons of living in Al Taawun before moving to the community.
Wrapping up our list of top five most popular areas to live in Sharjah with apartments is Al Khan, where prices for one and two-bedroom apartments for rent average at AED 25k and AED 38k respectively. Smaller studio apartments are priced at an average of AED 19k, whereas more spacious 3 and 4-bed units are rented out for an annual rent of AED 57k and AED 98k, respectively. For more insight into the Sharjah property market, check out our complete Sharjah Market Report for H1 2020 and stay tuned to MyBayut, the regions leading real estate blog.