Airport Street, also known as Airport Road or 2nd Street, is an area located on the mainland of Abu Dhabi that stretches across a big part of the emirate. The formal name of the area is Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street.
The area is connected with the E10 highway that goes to Abu Dhabi International Airport and is very close to Airport Street, which is one of the largest streets in the emirate named Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street. Residents and guests in the area can easily get to any popular location of Abu Dhabi mainland including Corniche Beach, Zayed Sports City, Al Marina Island andAl Maryah Island thanks to its good transport connectivity and several bus stops in Airport Street.
The infrastructure of Airport Street is fairly developed as a wide range of social, cultural and commercial facilities are located in the area. If residents or visitors need medical care, one can visit any number of the medical facilities below:
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City which has emergency and rehabilitation departments is where one can also get help from professionals in general medicine and other departments.
Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital is a general hospital where one can visit specialists in gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and other departments.
Canadian Medical Center provides services in paediatrics, dermatology, plastic surgery, physiotherapy and many more.
In addition to a developed healthcare system, in Airport Street one can find a wide range of educational institutions for children of all ages. Among the most popular schools in the area are:
American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA) following an American curriculum which demands Common Core Standards in English and Mathematics. After classes students can attend the school’s sports and creative activities.
The British School Al Khubairat (BSAK) offers a British curriculum system, and various other extracurricular activities and events also take place here.
ICS Mushrif – International Community Schools Main Branch is an American school that is internationally accredited by the AdvancED team.
Parents with little children can easily choose the most suitable nursery in the area from a variety of establishments, including The Montessori Children's Garden, Little Haven Nursery, Bedayati Nursery Delma Street, ABC Nursery, Future Nursery, Sara Nursery or Bright Beginnings Nursery – Mushrif Branch.
In terms of higher education, the prestigious Khalifa University is located in Airport Street. Among the main areas of study in this university are Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine.
For shopping enthusiasts, one can visit Mushrif Mall and Al Wahda Mall which both house a great number of branded boutiques, small retail stores and entertainment activities. Moreover, there are a lot of separately located grocery stores in the area including Carrefour, ZOOM, Go Fresh Hypermarket LLC, just to name a few.
If you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi, there is no need to go to the emirate’s suburbs. Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif Kids Park, Al Zafranah Park and Old Airport Park are open to residents and guests of the area. As for sports activities and events, you will definitely appreciate Zayed Sports City not far away.
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New Emi State Tower is a high-rise residential glass complex across 32 floors, consisting of several parts that was completed in 2016.
Golf Gardens is situated next to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St and opposite the coveted area of Al Raha Beach. That being said, in just a 10-minute drive, it is possible to reach Zayed City, home to one of the leading public academic institutions in Abu Dhabi; Zayed University, and Masdar City - a pioneer in sustainability and a hub for research and development. Less than 20 minutes’ away is Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is very convenient for those who travel on a frequent basis for business. Moreover, travel time to the iconic Expo 2020 site in Dubai is slightly over 1 hour.
Golf Gardens offers freehold ownership to UAE nationals only, giving the country's citizens the right to benefit from 100% ownership of the property and the land it is built on. With that in mind, the property can be sold, leased, or occupied at the owner’s will. Homeowners in Golf Gardens can use their villa/townhouse not only for residential purposes but also to generate a passive income. The gated development features an array of residential options for real estate buyers and tenants to select from, such as 4 separate styles of 3-6 bedroom villas with private swimming pools (Gardenia, Narjis, Orchid and Lailak), as well as 2 styles of 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses (Jouri and Khuzama). All the developments in Golf Gardens were completed in 2009 and are ready to move in.
Although foreigners are not allowed to purchase a property in Golf Gardens, they can rent and live there with their families. Those living in Golf Gardens will be able to benefit from the excellent public transport infrastructure, with the Golf Gardens Bus Stop located right within the community. The luxury residential community is set within a 10-minute drive from some of the leading academic institutions in Abu Dhabi, including Al Yasmina Academy, GEMS American Academy and Raha International School.
Thanks to its luscious leafy spaces and top-notch amenities mentioned earlier, Golf Gardens was one of the top popular areas for luxury villa rentals and purchases in 2021, according to Bayut & dubizzle. In fact, it has seen a 1.86% increase in price per sq. ft, averaging at AED 825 (USD 224) compared to 2020, asUAE residents are opting for larger homes, amidst the remote working and home-schooling trend. There is also a shortage of villas and townhouses in the Abu Dhabi real estate market, as opposed to apartments and studios.
From a rental perspective, Golf Gardens offers a 5.87% return on investment for luxury villas, with the rental cost of a 3-bedroom residence starting at AED 140К (USD 38.1К) per year. The selling price of a similar 3-bedroom property starts from AED 2.38М (USD 648К)with a property area of 1,248 sq. ft. If we consider larger units, buying a 4-bedroom villa will cost an average of AED 3М (USD 817К), and renting such a villa can cost from AED 145К to AED 200К (USD 50К to USD 55К) per year.
Khuzama is a collection of 4-bedroom townhouses, designed for smaller families, with an area ranging from 3,600 sq. ft to 3,681 sq. ft. These townhouses consist of 2 levels (G+1) and boast a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft, an EV charger, a patio, and a balcony of 97 sq. ft. Moreover, homeowners have a terrace, a Majlis, a lobby and maid’s quarters at their full disposal. It is possible to acquire a Khuzama townhouse of 3,679 sq. ft for a starting price of AED 3.3М (USD 899К).
Orchid comes in the form of 6-bedroom villas of 6,885 sq. ft to 7,276 sq. ft, comprising 2 levels (G+1). Among the defining features of this property are a generously-sized family room, a terrace, as well as an expansive garden, which can be found on either side of the villas. Not forgetting a swimming pool, 2 balconies with a total area of 710 sq. ft, 2 staff rooms and a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft. With that in mind, interested real estate buyers can purchase an Orchid villa of 7,276 sq. ft for AED 7М (USD 1.9М).
Gardenia represents a selection of villas with 4-bedroom layouts, where the façade beautifully combines wood, glass and stone. Similar to the previously mentioned counterparts, the Gardenia villas boast terraces, a majlis room and a staff room. Furthermore, homeowners have a private swimming pool, a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft and an EV charger at their full disposal. The Gardenia collection consists of 2 floors (G+1) and has a total area that varies between 3,584 sq. ft and 5,780 sq. ft. This type of property of 4,400 sq. ft costs a minimum of AED 4.3М (USD 117М).
The stunning focal point of Golf Gardens is undoubtedly the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex, ever-popular among golf enthusiasts. Besides a golf course, the development includes The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, constructed back in 2011, which is presently operated by Marriott International. The guests of the luxury 5-star hotel are treated to a total of 6 gourmet restaurants, 2 swimming pools and a spa, besides 172 suites.
Operated by Troon, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex, houses 27 holes of Championship golf and an iconic falcon-shaped clubhouse, surrounded by beautiful landscaped areas, fairways and bunkers. Not forgetting the Falcon Performance Institute which contains Trackman & Body track and three 19 ft x 19 ft bays, with 2 designated areas for teaching, and the remaining one for club fitting. From 2006 to 2021, its 18-hole Championship course has hosted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, presented by EGA, A Rolex Series Event. In Q1 2022 it was reported that the prestigious event will relocate to the sought-after Yas Links Abu Dhabi, which is next to thebestselling Yas Acres community.