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Real Estate in Al Bahia

Al Bahia, also known as New Bahia and Lower Bahia, is a mixed-use waterfront area located at the intersection of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (E11) and Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street (E10) in Abu Dhabi. The community is surrounded by Al Raha Beach, Al Shahama, Al Rahbah, Al Shati Al Jadeed, and Ujaij.


About the Area

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Al Bahia

The area offers various real estate developments. The majority of the community consists of villas; however, apartments are also present. Apart from residential properties, Al Bahia has commercial buildings and retail stores, as well as educational institutions, medical facilities, entertainment venues, and recreational areas.

As for transport connectivity, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island are located within a 15-minute drive of the community. Abu Dhabi Downtown can be reached within 30 minutes. Saadiyat Island is situated within 25 minutes, and Dubai is located within 60 minutes. Al Bahia boasts a well-developed public transportation system with several local bus stops.

Al Bahia is a comfortable place to live families since there are many nearby educational and medical facilities, including:

Small Stars Nursery, Sweet Baby Nursery, IQ Kids Nursery, and Al Yasat Kindergarten
Amity International School Abu Dhabi, Al Basma British School, Al Shahama School, Aspen Heights British School Abu Dhabi, and Al Rahba Primary School for Girls
Al Rahba Hospital, NMC Royal Medical Centre – Shahama, Burjeel Medical Centre, and Al Bahia Healthcare Centre

There are several supermarkets and shopping centres situated within a five- to 10-minute drive of the community, including Deerfields Mall, Global Outlet Mall, Arab Land Supermarket, Easy Way Supermarket, Shahama Formula Grocery, Al Madeena Supermarket, and Al Rahba Supermarket, among others.

For leisure and entertainment activities, residents of Al Bahia can take advantage of many popular attractions, including:

Al Bahia Park, Al Marasi Park Shahama, and Al Rahba Park

Bahya Al Bahar Beach, Bahia Beach, Al Bahia Open Beach, and Ladies Beach

Emirates Park Zoo

Al Wahda Football Academy

Mandara Equestrian Club

Royal Cinemas at Deerfields Mall

Seashell Restaurant, Caffeino, Icons Coffee Couture, VOID Cafe, and Grape Leaves

Properties at Al Bahia

Al Bahia is a mixed-use area with both residential and commercial properties. To know more about the area and its status (freehold or leasehold), don’t hesitate to contact a Metropolitan Capital Real Estate specialist.


The majority of residential properties located in Al Bahia are two- to eight-bedroom villas that cover an area of 1,506 sq. ft. Many of the buildings feature traditional Arab architecture and provide parking, private gardens, spacious balconies, and staff accommodations, among other amenities.

The annual rental rate for a three-bedroom villa starts at AED 130,000 (USD 35,000). The annual rental rate for a five-bedroom villa starts at AED 150,000 (USD 41,000), and the annual rental rate for an eight-bedroom villa starts at AED 195,000 (USD 53,000).

Several villas are available for purchase. For instance, a five-bedroom unit with an area of 12,500 sq. ft. has a minimum price of AED 5,400,000 (USD 1,470,000), and an eight-bedroom villa with an area of 40,000 sq. ft. has a minimum price of AED 5,500,000 (USD 1,497,000). If you are interested in buying a villa in the best areas of Abu Dhabi, don’t miss the chance to read this article.


Al Bahia also offers studios and one- to six-bedroom apartments that have a minimum size of 549 sq. ft. Residences are provided with interior decor, and units are partially furnished. Residents can enjoy balconies, barbecue areas, staff accommodations, and parking.

The annual rental rate for an apartment with an area of 1,776 sq. ft. ranges from AED 18,000 (USD 5,000) to AED 100,000 (USD 27,000).

As of now, there are no apartments available for purchase in Al Bahia. However, a large number of residential complexes with available units can be found on Yas Island.

Commercial Properties

Al Bahia offers spacious farms that range in size from 250,000 sq. ft. to 500,000 sq. ft. The minimum price for this type of property is AED 3,000,000 (USD 817,000), and the most expensive properties cost AED 10,500,000 (USD 2,859,000).

Economic Attractiveness

Purchasing real estate in Al Bahia is an excellent option for those looking for a residence for permanent living. The community offers many advantages, such as good transport accessibility, well-established social facilities, recreation areas, and easy access to key areas of the emirate. Additionally, those interested in farming can choose from several options for purchasing a personal farm.

As the area is already fully developed, buyers can begin furnishing their living or working spaces right after the transaction. Furthermore, the acquired property can be rented out, which can generate a stable income. The average annual rental rate is AED 65,000 (USD 18,000), and units have an average ROI of 7%.

Sightseeing & Entertainment Activities

The Al Bahia area offers various attractions that are ideal for spending time with friends and family. A few of the most popular destinations include the following attractions.

Emirates Park Zoo is home to nearly 1,400 animals and birds. It’s divided into several zones, including the Reptile Section, Snake Ally, Ocean Park, Giraffe Park, Flamingo Park, and Domestic Section, among others. Visitors can also enjoy various shows, animal feeding sessions, and zip & climb activities.

Public beaches include Bahia Beach, Al Bahia Open Beach, Ladies Beach, and Bahya Al Bahar Beach. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, visitors can have picnics, camp, and take part in various water activities. These beaches are ideal for watching sunsets and relaxing with others.

Al Bahia Library is home to approximately 30,000 books. It is a great place for children and teenagers since it often hosts guided tours and educational activities. During the summer, there are various programmes concentrated on reading, learning languages, and art.

Deerfields Mall is a favourite shopping destination among residents of Al Bahia. Stores include ALDO, H&M, M.A.C, MOTHERCARE, and more. The shopping centre also includes a Carrefour Hypermarket, home and electronics stores, a cinema, spas, ATMs, and a large selection of dining options.