As one of the world’s most affluent cities, Abu Dhabi is home to an amazing range of architecture, attractions and, unlike its sister emirate of Dubai which prides itself on being highly futuristic, Abu Dhabi also boasts natural wonders like mangroves and safaris as well.
Types of Villas in Abu Dhabi - The villas for rent in Abu Dhabi are typically large and spacious, even the 2 and 3 bedrooms among them. As Abu Dhabi often caters for large families, there are many 6 or 7-bedroom villas to rent, of upwards of 5,000 square feet. Life in a rental villa comes with all kinds of perks. Villa rentals in compounds often have a pool or Jacuzzi and the newer villa compounds usually offer a shared gym facility, a shared pool if not private, a kid’s room and tennis or football area. Independent villas that are not part of larger compounds usually have larger gardens and more overall space but will lack in shared facilities. Villas usually have bigger gardens and more space overall, but no shared facilities. When living in a villa, street parking is usually available. Garaged parking is a less common bonus that some properties may offer however the space outside the villa can usually accommodate more than one vehicle (or a boat).
Popular Areas in Abu Dhabi - The more popular areas to rent villas in Abu Dhabi are on the island. Independent villas are usually found in areas near the Corniche and in Al Khaldiyah while villa compounds are more common in areas such as Al Karamah. Whether you choose to live in either a villa compound or independent villa, there are both furnished and unfurnished villas available to rent in Abu Dhabi.
Lifestyle and Community in Abu Dhabi - Like any cosmopolitan metropolis, the streets in downtown Abu Dhabi are active and bustling with both locals and expats as they visit the many shopping malls, restaurants, sports facilities. The waterfront area, the Corniche, is particularly popular on the weekends during the cooler months as it has a great beach and as well as boating and water sports. For English speakers, English is generally used across Abu Dhabi and signs for roads, shops and restaurants are typically in both Arabic and English. Abu Dhabi has many excellent private primary and secondary schools as well as day-care centres, kindergartens and nursery schools to cater for the vast amount of families living there. For lovers of nature, there are more than 60,000 square metres of wild mangroves that can be explored and kayaked, as well as Sir Bani Yas Island, home to a safari with 10,000 free roaming wild animals with no chains or cages in sight. Not to mention Liwa Oasis – until you have driven through parts of the world’s largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter, you have no idea how truly expansive existence can be.