Ghantoot is a coastal oasis and is one of the best areas for real estate investment in UAE

Located just a short drive away from Abu Dhabi, Ghantoot is one of the most exclusive destinations close to the emirate. Offering the ultimate leisure experiences, the area is home to Ghantoot Marina and Resort, Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, as well as the upcoming, highly anticipated SHA Emirates wellness clinic. Among the most popular developments of Ghantoot are Ohana by the Sea and AlJurf Gardens, both of which offer ultra-refined villas with premium amenities for sale. Next, we will take a look at the main features of the prestigious neighbourhood, namely its location, the projects on offer, economic appeal, as well as what one can expect when visiting or moving to Ghantoot.

Defining Features of Ghantoot

Nestled amongst luscious greenery, the luxury area of Ghantoot is situated right between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, alongside the coastline of Sahel Al Emarat, which majorly facilitates the commute to/from key destinations of both the emirates. Once the area is fully developed by 2030, it will house a community center, a spa, a private marina, shopping malls and schools, right on the doorstep of homeowners.

In terms of transport accessibility, Ghantoot boasts close proximity to one of the most essential UAE highways – Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road, thanks to which travel time to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Yas Island with its unique offerings and Masdar City, among other destinations, will take about 40 minutes. At the same time, this exclusive area is surrounded by KIZAD, Al Jarf and Dubai Investments Park, making essential facilities and destinations easily accessible from the area. That being said, one can reach the amenities found below within a 20 minute drive:

  • Saih Ash Saheib Police Station
  • Action Park - Paintball in Dubai
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • Central Kitchen
  • Abu Dhabi Border DIP Testing Center
  • Dua Al Madina Supermarket LLC
  • F&B venues: Ghantoot Royal and Najmat Al Seeh

Ghantoot offers an array of sophisticated villas with 2-7 bedroom layouts across the Al Jurf and Ohaha by the Sea developments. Aimed at attracting families with children, residences in this area are larger than those units sold in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and also have bigger gardens. Those looking for a second home when living and working in Abu Dhabi, and also those opting to invest in primary out-of-town properties will definitely appreciate these homes in this beautiful area.

NBD! When investing in AlJurf Gardens, you will be able to take advantage of a 100% ADM Fee Waiver, 1 year service charge waiver, and 1 year of free home maintenance cover.

As a rule, property prices in Ghantoot exceed AED 2M (USD 545K), which enables potential buyers to benefit from a Golden Visa residency, as per the latest UAE visa overhaul. This applies both to secondary and off-plan developments, which can also be mortgaged. A Golden Visa is a residency scheme that was introduced back in 2019, in which you can live, work and study in the UAE without needing an Emirati sponsorship. In March 2022, the Abu Dhabi Residents' Office announced additional lucrative commercial benefits for holders of Golden Visas, such as discounts on hospitality, healthcare, banking, properties and more. In particular, IMKAN offers exclusive discounts on a number of developments, including Pixel and AlJurf.


SHA Emirates by IMKAN is the first SHA Wellness Clinic in the UAE, and the third in the world, joining an existing clinic in Spain and the forthcoming facility in Mexico. Spanning across 1.3 million sq. ft, the highly anticipated branded clinic has been designed by renowned architects MYAA and Brewer Smith, and will feature soft-layered edges and white elegant curves. Due for completion in 2023, the clinic has 120 rooms and suites, with cascading hanging gardens and panoramic coastline views. SHA Emirates will aim to enhance people’s health and wellbeing through ancient Eastern disciplines combined with cutting-edge Western techniques. As well as the above, guests of the premium clinic will be able to watch sea turtles, and various species of birds and gazelles in their natural habitat.

Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, with a whopping area of 300 hectares, the club offers world-class polo and equestrian facilities, such as 8 polo fields, 300 centrally air-conditioned polo stables, 240 temporary stables and 50 visiting stables, in addition to an outdoor training ring and 26 various-sized paddocks. Not forgetting a 2,000-seat grandstand, which houses a VIP entrance, a separate hospitality floor, a business center, and media facilities. Throughout the year, visitors of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club are treated to a range of entertainment and sporting events. This facility is the only polo club in Abu Dhabi and in addition to the above-mentioned amenities, it has a colonial-style clubhouse with a swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym and dining facilities.

Ghantoot Marina and Resort boasts a unique marine environment and provides its members with access to all hotel facilities, which include, but are not restricted to a swimming pool, a gym and a private beach. There are also 250 berths available, 7 of which have the capacity to accommodate superyachts of up to 180 ft.

Popular Developments

As mentioned earlier, the most covetous developments in Ghantoot are Ohana by the Sea by Ohana Development and AlJurf Gardens by IMKAN, both of which offer ultra-refined villas. In fact, this area is one of the top-7 areas for villa acquisition, thanks to an abundance of green spaces and a variety of family-oriented amenities.

Ohana by the Sea

Launched back in Q1 2022, Ohana by the Sea features a total of 49 sophisticated 2-storey 4 and 5-bedroom residences ranging from 3,767 sq. ft to 5,166 sq. ft. There are 2 design options available: The Mediterranean and The Modern, enabling potential occupants to customize their villa to their own liking. At the initial cost of AED 3.6M (USD 1M), these luxury residences will boast a garden, balconies, terraces, a staff room, a swimming pool, a car port, a private elevator and European kitchens with premium appliances, among other key features. As well as all that, residents of Ohaha by the Sea will be able to benefit from full access to a lap pool, a community plaza, sports courts, an outdoor games area and more.

AlJurf Gardens

AlJurf Gardens is part of the AlJurf community, which has 2 more districts called Jiwar al Qasr and Marsa AlJurf. Upon completion of the AlJurf development, its occupants will have access to 2 marinas (including an inland marina longer than Dubai Marina), private berths, retail destinations, hotels, community centers, a beach club and restaurants, a town center and much more. Meanwhile, the AED 2B (USD 544.5M) first phase of AlJurf Gardens comprises 292 plots and villas, and is due for completion in mid 2023.

Following the tremendous success of the initial release, IMKAN launched the second phase of the project in June 2022, which offers 98 more residences in 2-5 bedroom configurations, providing end users and investors with 5 designs to choose from. There are 2 architectural styles available: Jood, which is reminiscent of Arabic homes with a majlis, maqa'ads and courtyards, and Budoor with the basic details of the Arabic desert tent. The living area of the properties in the second phase of AlJurf Gardens ranges from 2,238 sq. ft to 4,262 sq. ft.

How Can We Help?

Our real estate agents in Metropolitan Capital Real Estate will help you choose attractive property options based on your budget and preferences. We will handle the entire transaction, from dealing with paperwork and communication with a seller, to the registration of ownership in the corresponding agencies, in order to save you time and effort. As we are the partners of some of the most major UAE developers, including Aldar Properties, IMKAN, Reportage Properties and many more, we have exclusive access to the latest offers and promotions, and subsequently can help you make a real estate investment under the most lucrative terms.

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