Al Reem Island
Best for Skyscraper life
What Al Reem Island is one of the most popular areas to live in the UAE capital. Easily accessible from mainland Abu Dhabi via two bridges, the island mostly houses skyscrapers such as Sun and Sky Towers that offer stunning city and waterfront views.
Going out For a retail fix, residents head to Boutik Mall which houses a Waitrose supermarket, gent’s salon, nail spa, pharmacy, laundry service, restaurants and cafes. There are reputable academic institutions such as Repton School Abu Dhabi and the Paris-Sorbonne University, besides a variety of nurseries. The newly opened Al Reem Central Park is a welcome addition, with its sports play areas and beach walk.
Neighbours Affluent professionals, young families.
Best for A family focused suburban haven.
What Khalifa City is your best bet if you’re looking for affordable properties in the UAE’s capital, for both apartments and spacious villas. This community is a family favourite owing to the abundance of schools, nurseries, grocery stores, laundry services, salons, pharmacies and more. The biggest plus is its proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Going out Head to Etihad Plaza for the cafes, Garden Plaza for fast food outlets and Al Forsan International Sports Resort for football, shooting and paintball.
Neighbours Mid-income residents in apartments, big families in villas.
Al Raha Beach
Best for Sun-worshiping young professionals.
What One of the swankiest communities in Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Beach includes 3 sub-communities Al Bandar, Al Muneera and Al Zeina. Think waterfront views, al fresco dining by the sea and promenades. Ideal for both singles, couples and big families owing to the variety of properties, this community scores high on accessibility, both to the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai and downtown Abu Dhabi. It’s also approximately 10 minutes away from top attractions on Yas Island such as Yas Mall, Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
Going out It’s very family-friendly, with a host of supermarkets, reputed schools within a short driving distance in Khalifa City, and restaurants close by. Water sports enthusiasts rejoice as Halla Walla offers waterskiing and kayaking. Don’t miss cool Pacifico Tiki restaurant for some Mediterranean dishes, Leopold’s of London and Jones The Grocer.
Neighbours Singles and couples in Al Bandar, big families in Al Muneera and Al Zeina.
Best for A wallet-friendly suburb.
What Move to this affordable Abu Dhabi suburb if you’re doing the daily commute to Dubai or are a frequent flyer (it’s a stone’s throw from Abu Dhabi International Airport). Both the villas in Al Reef Village and apartments in Downtown Al Reef here provide value for money.
Going out There is a Select supermarket handy for all your grocery needs, schools are available in the adjacent Khalifa City and Yas Island and for your shopping fix, head to Deerfields Mall or Al Raha Mall. The community is child-friendly with many parks, pools, gyms, basketball courts and tennis courts. Make sure you try the Italian fare at Il Forno restaurant in Al Reef Downtown.
Neighbours Mid-income earners from all nationalities.
Best for Beach vibes.
What The nerve centre of the city, the Corniche Road is one of the most popular areas to live in the UAE capital. Think sea views, walks on the pristine beach, picnics in the park, strolls on the beachfront promenade and more. Residents have a host of public beaches and themed parks in the neighbourhood to spend their weekends lounging around.
Going out Children can have fun at the skate park while fitness enthusiasts have bike tracks and other facilities on the beach. For retail, there are convenience stores scattered across the neighbourhood, besides a Spinneys and Abela supermarket and the boutique mall, Nation Galleria. In terms of eating out, try the excellent Indian fine-dining at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor at Nation Galleria mall, and the tiramisu at The Third Place Café is legendary.
Neighbours Small families.
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