Abu Dhabi’s Top Residential Neighbourhoods To Live In.

  • Better Informed
  • 20 Dec, 2015
Abu Dhabi’s Top Residential Neighbourhoods To Live In.

We give you the inside on the capital’s top neighbourhoods to consider moving to. Check out Abu Dhabi real estate properties in these communities.

Saadiyat Island.

Replete with lush greenery, scenic beach views and idyllic spots for quiet reflection, Saadiyat Island is a beautifully-planned out neighbourhood. With some of the priciest real estate in Abu Dhabi, it is a quiet haven offering contemporary and Mediterranean styled villas, luxurious apartments and exquisite townhouses and Abu Dhabi real estate properties. Here, you’ll find private and public beach clubs, parks with play areas for young children, swimming pools and sports facilities. There’s the Saadiyat Public Beach and Saadiyat Beach Club for beach lovers whilst golf enthusiasts can head to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, designed by renowned golfer, Gary Player. Looking for more options to buy properties in Abu Dhabi? There’s also The Collection – the prestigious retail and dining destination located in the St Regis Saadiyat Island complex in the Beach District – for the finest in shopping, dining, beauty and health. An entire district on Saadiyat Island is devoted to culture and the arts, housing iconic structures such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. You’ll love the stroll-friendly streets and sense of exclusivity that living in one of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious hoods brings that’s also just a five-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and an hour from Dubai. Buy properties in Abu Dhabi here.

Al Reem Island.

A gated city within a city, Al Reem Island has everything to make it a great place to live, work and have fun. Marina Square, the face of Reem Island, has a cluster of high rises with pedestrian-friendly walkways and waterfront views. There’s also the stunning Gate Towers which has the world’s highest penthouse bridge structure connecting three towers and the supertall 74 storey Sky Tower. Apart from these iconic sights, the hood also has beautiful residences, good healthcare facilities, a plush mall, an eclectic dining scene, top class schools, salons, restaurants, cafés, parks, state of the art gyms, gleaming pools and for the academically inclined, the Paris-Sorbonne University. The city centre is just a hop away, and with a lifestyle that’s equal parts relaxed and on-the-go, Al Reem Island charms locals and visitors alike. Discover Abu Dhabi real estate properties for sale and rent here.

Al Raha.

With its charming homes and gleaming waterfront, Al Raha Beach has all the trappings of a small town. It has eleven precincts and two distinct developments namely Al Raha Beach and Al Raha Gardens. Here you’ll find a wide range of apartments, duplexes and townhouses with gardens and terraces, podium and sky villas (some with private courtyards and pools) and beachfront villas looking out to Yas Island across the long private beach. You’ll also fall in love with the peaceful vibe and open spaces. A waterfront refuge with all the urban amenities, Al Raha is a refreshing hideaway with easy access to all that the capital has to offer. Like to enjoy your own pocket of the city without feeling cut off from the rest of it? Head over to buy properties in Abu Dhabi.

Al Reef.

With villas, townhouses, studios, one, two and three bedroom units, Al Reef is for those who appreciate the vitality of an urban lifestyle. The nabe has some of the most sought-after Abu Dhabi real estate properties. Al Reef has four villages offering elegant villas as well as modern apartments in a range of sizes and styles: Arabian, Contemporary, Desert and Mediterranean. From verdant public parks, pools and landscaped gardens to health clubs, retail stores, education facilities and a medical clinic, its neighbourhood living that’s just a quick commute downtown. The hood has become a gold standard for affordable living with urban amenities, so check it out if you’re looking to live in a quiet residential retreat that’s also easy on your wallet. Looking to buy properties in Abu Dhabi? Browse Abu Dhabi real estate properties.


Located on the North West shore of the capital, Corniche has beautiful sandy beaches, picnic areas, a breakwater that includes the Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi theatre, paved pathways, biking trails, a public beach, the iconic Emirates Palace Hotel at one end and a constant hub of activity. A signature location for numerous high-profile entertainment and sporting events, it is urban living with a finger on the city’s pulse. Offering a lovely mix of heritage and cultural cache, it’s like having the best that the city has to offer right outside your door. Check out Abu Dhabi real estate properties for sale and rent.

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