Al Reem Island is a bustling community located on the fringes of the main Abu Dhabi island and one of its principal new developments. It is well on its way to becoming the premier lifestyle destination in the emirate that will house several parks, malls, schools, residential and business complexes. The area has a well-planned layout and is a modern district developed on the lines of a truly urban zone. Waterside walkways, green spaces, gymnasiums and retail options make renting an apartment in Al Reem Island a real commodity.
- Whether your professional duties demand you be in Abu Dhabi downtown each day, or in the remote industrial town of Mussafah, getting there from Al Reem Island is not a problem. The island connects with other parts of the city through various bridges and highways, so travelling in and out of the area is easy. The busy business centre in the western part of mainland Abu Dhabi is only a 17-minute drive away while getting to the airport will take only 30 minutes. Public bus routes 007 and 063 ply the island’s roads at regular intervals, should you wish to utilise them. Taxis are readily available and affordable.
Accessibility and Commute Times to/from Al Reem Island
Apartments in Al Reem Island - Al Reem Island’s skyline is dominated by impressive structures like Marina Square, the iconic Gate Towers and Sun and Sky Towers with luxury apartment rentals. Though short on space, flats in Al Reem Island also offer quality living spaces at relative affordability. Home hunters can choose from among a quality selection of studio apartments, one-bed apartments and two-bed apartments and the larger three- and four-bed room units to rent in Al Reem.
Lifestyle and Community in Al Reem Island - Renting in Al Reem Island is a delight thanks to the facilities on offer. The roads are well laid out, and navigation is easy. Also, several green spaces across the community make the surroundings pleasing to the eye. Educational institutions are currently limited to Paris Sorbonne University and Repton School, but the city’s Urban Planning Council envisions at least eleven private schools in the area going forward. The nearest healthcare facility is the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. However, several other medical institutions on the main island are easily accessible following a 15-minute drive. Al Reem has walkways and green spaces along the water’s edge where one can enjoy the cool evening breeze with friends and family. Shopping needs of residents are served well by Shams Boutik and Al Maryah Central, while the Waitrose supermarket helps residents stay stocked on routine supplies. Presently, Marina. Square is a popular outing venue with plenty of eateries and retail outlets, beside views of the marina and the bay. There are a few communities that allow residents to keep pets, but differ from building to building, so be sure to ask the owners about regulations.
Added Value in Al Reem Island - Many projects currently underway aim to transform Al Reem Island into an authentic entertainment and leisure hub. Two among these are the Reem Mall and City of Lights, both of which will add hundreds of retail outlets, dining options and entertainment facilities like cinemas, gaming arcades and gymnasiums.