If you look to buy, rent or are simply interested to relocate in Abu Dhabi, we have prepared a guide to house hunting here. See the best locations and prices!
Abu Dhabi is one of the best places to live in the UAE. And if you want to move there, buy, rent or simply relocate, you should be well aware of the most popular areas to rent or buy in Abu Dhabi. Of course, you can’t say there is one area which is worst, because they are all very well developed and have lots of facilities, but according to personal taste, let’s see some hints when house hunting in Abu Dhabi!
Found between the Muroor Road and the Eastern Ring Road, this area is perfect for anyone who wants easy access to parks, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, schools, a mall and public transportation. This area stretches from Delma Street all the way to Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. The most popular options for many people here are the available villas and apartments, placed in complexes like Al Nahyan Compound or Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Apartments. Prices range from 75.000 AED for one bedroom apartments, 95.000 AED for two bedrooms and for three bedrooms you have to pay around 150.000 AED. Villas cost 200.000 AED (three bedrooms) and can go up to 450.000 AED for six bedrooms.
When thinking about house hunting in Abu Dhabi, you should totally consider this downtown area. It’s a little bit more modern that the rest of them, very close to the Abu Dhabi Corniche and parks, as well as the Khalidiyah Mall, cafes, supermarkets and schools. Prices are a little higher here, with one bedroom apartments starting from 80.000 AED, two bedroom ones for 90.000 AED, while for a three-bedroom one you have to pay around 130.000 AED.
For those who are on a budget when house hunting in Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah is the best option. Affordable accommodation is available here, in this area that streches between Al Falah Street (9th) and the northern end of the Corniche East. However, you don’t have as many facilities here, as the buildings are quite old, so it’s hard to get access to pools or gyms, for instance. But this compensates with the central placement and the hundreds of restaurants, shops, hotels and supermarkets around. As we were saying, the prices are quite small, starting from 75.000 AED for one-bedroom apartments, 80.000 AED for two bedrooms and 110.000 for three.
The downtown part of Madinat Zayed is a mix between old and new and it’s found around the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre, right on Muroor Road. Here, old architecture blends with the new one and you can find here lots of apartments for all preferences, along with a mosque, a post office and CoOp. There are still some downsides: traffic can be really heavy sometimes and you can encounter some issues when trying to park, but other than that, it’s a very beautiful area. One bedroom apartments have prices starting from 50.000 AED, two bedroom ones around 80.000 AED and for three bedrooms you will need to pay 100.000 AED.
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