Abu Dhabi's areas for buying property

Abu Dhabi – the capital city of the United Arab Emirates is also the most populous Emirate in the country. Given an area of 67,340 sq km, it is also the largest of all the emirates. With several rulers residing within the region, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi also serves as a home to the ruling families of United Arab Emirates and is undoubtedly the most poshly built and designed Emirate of all the seven.

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List of areas for buying real estate in Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island is located in the northeastern part of Abu Dhabi. The center of the region is Sowwah Square, which has 40 firms and many business towers. This functional development combines work, retail, entertainment and paid work. This location still allows residents to get to Abu Dhabi International Airport in less than thirty minutes.

Saadiyat Island

Just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets.

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island is a natural island located about 600 meters off the north-eastern coast of Abu Dhabi. It's a mixed community with both residential, retail and commercial units and business projects. Spanning 6.5 million square meters and with investment costs amounting to $30 billion, the project has become among the renowned international projects, being one of the first free zones in Abu Dhabi, and gained the highest level of international interest, since properties in the area are open for foreign nationals for buying or leasehold.

Al Raha Beach

Al Raha Beach is part of the Abu Dhabi district of the same name, and covers an area of 6 miles along the shoreline and is adjacent to the new residential neighbourhood of Khalifa City A.

Hudayriyat Island

Hudayriyat Island is an exclusive mega project, located in the southwestern part of Abu Dhabi

Yas Island

Yas is a magnificent island located in Abu Dhabi. The island's development began in 2006 with the aim of creating an integrated community for leisure, shopping and entertainment.

Ramhan Island

Brimming with absolute exclusivity and tranquillity, Ramhan Island offers an exceptional resort-like lifestyle just 20 minutes away from the capital's mainland.

Business Bay

Business Bay is a dynamic area that is not only the business center of the emirate, but also offers its residents and guests everything necessary for a comfortable life and recreation, including entertainment and world-class attractions.

Marina Island

Marina Island is an artificial island of about 1.7 square kilometers located in the Persian Gulf, in the northwest of Abu Dhabi. This mixed-use area, despite its small size, is among the most prestigious in the capital of the Emirates - and as an exclusive a place to live, and as a recreation and entertainment area.

Masdar City

Our polluted ecosystem can no longer cope with all its natural mechanisms, and this is the fault of human actions. An example of the correct use of human forces, knowledge, and deeds. An example to follow all the cities of the planet and the very first eco-friendly city in the world to operate with zero carbon emissions, exclusively on alternative power sources. And while some cities are destroying the natural exoskeleton of the planet with their usual actions for mankind, Masdar City plans to become the main protagonist in the battle for an environmentally bright future.

Khalifa city A

Khalifa City (formerly known as Khalifa City A) is a residential, master-planned community developed by Aldar Properties and located on the highway to Dubai, in 22 km from Abu Dhabi.

Gate City

Abu Dhabi Gate City is a suburban district at the Abu Dhabi's waterfront, previously called Officers City. The luxurious households are surrounded by renowned schools, landmarks, shopping centers, medical facilities and fine dinings. Due to its top-class facilities, such as private gardens and beaches, villas in the area are among the most sought-after properties in Abu Dhabi. Villas in Gate City include from two- to nine-bedroom configurations.

Our Metropolitan Capital Real Estate team invites you to get acquainted with the current real estate market in Abu Dhabi, and learn about popular areas such as Yas Island, Masdar City and Al Raha, as well as other useful information.

Abu Dhabi is a capital region and the development strategy of "Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030" provides the formation of a favorable social and cultural environment as well as sustainable development and growth. At the same time, there are many real estate options in Abu Dhabi, from residential developments featuring budget-friendly small studios, to luxurious and spacious villas in resort areas, as well as commercial real estate, land plots and industrial projects in designated zones.

Our specialists will facilitate you during the process of choosing the best options for both purchases and rentals in various price segments, as well as finding a suitable property for investment.

Purchase of Real Estate by Foreign Citizens

Since 2019, expats can purchase properties in the UAE with 100% ownership in freehold areas, which are to be found in Abu Dhabi as well. These include Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Masdar City, Al Raha Beach, Reem Island, Al Reef, Al Maryah Island and Al Shamkha, among others. It is worth noting that the list of these areas is updated from time to time. Since we are always aware of the latest news, we will provide the most recent information at the time of contact.

In other areas, expats may be granted the right to use real estate for a period of 99 years with a restriction on changing the property (Usufruct). It is also possible to obtain rights to real estate for up to 50 years under certain conditions, for example, for raising funds, renovating a project or building a plot (Musataha). This type of ownership is more relevant for large companies which are implementing industrial or other long-term investment projects.

Best Areas to Buy and Invest

When choosing an area of ​​residence in Abu Dhabi, you should keep in mind your place of work and the distance to social facilities, such as hospitals, schools, kindergartens and shops. Of course, you may have your own personal preferences – a sports club nearby for your child or a workshop where you can practice your favorite hobby. There are also buyers who pay special attention not just to comfort, but also to the level of luxury a residence provides, meanwhile for other end users the distance between their property and the city center or the beach is of great importance. Abu Dhabi boasts an extensive real estate portfolio and we will help you find the right option, review all the necessary details and arrange the paperwork.

When choosing residential property for investment, the help of professionals is rather essential, since with us you can:

  • Make a profitable deal in a short space of time.
  • Learn about new projects as soon as they are launched, as purchasing a unit at construction stage is considered the most profitable investment as successful developments sell out fast.

Demand for rental properties is growing in Abu Dhabi, which is due to the development of the emirate as well as the creation of jobs for young professionals and highly qualified expats. Currently, there are both premium resort complexes and affordable high-quality apartments being built all over Abu Dhabi. Investing in this type of real estate in order to rent it out is quite popular and is considered a safe long-term investment. This applies to the affordable and luxury property segment alike.

Abu Dhabi is developing in an integrated manner, and the flow of investors as well the expansion of science and technology sectors increase the demand, not only for residential properties but also for new retail spaces, offices and industrial buildings.

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