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Real Estate in Baniyas

Baniyas is a multifunctional mixed-use area which is located in the mainland of Abu Dhabi, at the intersection of the major highways of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Int'l Road/ E11 and Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road/ E22.


About the Baniyas District

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The master developer of the Baniyas district is Baniyas Investment & Development Company L.L.C (BIDC), which is the investment and development division of Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club, founded in 2005 and specializing in construction, investment and project management in real estate. Generating a high level of income for investors and property owners, including as well as the attractiveness of built-up areas for tourism, trade and recreation, is one of the main tasks of the company in the implementation of its projects.

The Baniyas district fully corresponds to this concept, as the tourism, commercial and leisure sectors are the most important areas of development in the district. The area consists of three zones: Baniyas North, Baniyas West, Baniyas East, and there is a small lake called Baniyas Lake, which is in the center. The developer aims to create the most modern spaces, while preserving the cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi, when designing the Baniyas district. There is everything necessary for a comfortable life for both families with children and working professionals within the territory, including a shopping center, educational and medical institutions, shops, public transport stops, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club, where you can practise various sports and watch professional competitions, is also located in the area.

Infrastructure and attractions of Baniyas

Residents of Baniyas will have everything necessary to lead a luxurious lifestyle without leaving the area. There is a wide selection of educational and medical institutions, places for recreation and entertainment, as well as cafes and restaurants.

The area is well suited for families with young children, because there are numerous kindergartens such as Wurood Al Emarat в Baniyas East, Barney Home Nursery Baniyas City, Al Suroor Kindergarten, Al Dana Baniyas BR in в Baniyas West and IQ Kids Nursery.

There are more than 10 schools in the district, including the prestigious GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi and Reach British School, which offer training according to the national educational programme of Great Britain, as well as Baniyas International Private School, operating according to American standards, United Private School Baniyas, Global Indian International School, AL EZZA School and many more.

Medical facilities within the area of Baniyas comprise Mafraq Hospital and Mediclinic Baniyas which has specialists in almost all areas of medicine, as well as Smile Factory Medical Center, Al Karama Medical Clinic, Al Salama One Day Surgery Center, Baniyas Government Clinic and Al Emarat Al Awaal Medical Center. Dental services in the area are provided by Baniyas Medical Center and Dental Clinic, Hala Dental Clinic, Al Rahba Dental Clinic and Shadi International Dental Center / Baniyas Branch.

The district also offers a wide range of hypermarkets and supermarkets, which include M R Supermarket, LuLu Hypermarket – Baniyas, Star of Baniyas Grocery, Carrefour Baniyas, Noor Bani Yas, Zenith Supermarket, and many more.

There are also several retail centers such asBawabat Al Sharq Mall, which covers over 667,362 sq. ft. The retail mall was opened in October of 2011 and features more than 270 shops, including Arab boutiques and world-renowned brands, cafes and restaurants, as well as the Crazy Car children's go-kart track, the Novo Cinemas cinema, Trampo Park trampoline center and the Wanasa Land family entertainment zone. In addition, residents of the Baniyas area can go shopping at Baniyas Mall, which offers a wide selection of boutiques and F&B establishments, as well as Mecca Mall and Mafraq Mall.

The district houses a law court, a police station, and other government agencies, and branches of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank are also represented here.

Residents of the area can walk and relax in the Bani Yas Public Park, as well as the green areas around the large lake, which is situated in the central part of the area.

The large Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club is the main attraction of the area. One can play sports such as handball, football, volleyball, table tennis, fencing, and many more, all under one roof. The club has its own football team, and local football matches are often held on the territory. The President of Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club is Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE.

Location and transport accessibility

Baniyas district is located in the southern part of the emirate, with neighbouring districts comprising Al Shamkhah, Al Mafraq, Al Shawamekh, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Madinat Al Riyad, Mafraq Industrial Area and Al Wathba. The area has an advantageous location as it sits at the intersection of the major highways of Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road / E22 and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Int'l Road / E11, which makes Baniyas accessible from almost anywhere in the capital of the UAE, including Dubai. Residents of the area can use both private and public transport, because there are several bus routes running throughout Baniyas, with more than 20 stops.

The airport and the following popular attractions are within a 45-minute drive by car from the area:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – 20 minutes.
  • Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and other entertainment destinations on Yas Island – 25 minutes.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi and museums under construction with unique architecture such as Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island – 35 minutes.
  • The emirate of Dubai – 45 minutes.

The Best Real Estate in Baniyas

The multifunctional community of Bawabat Al Sharq, with an area of 108 hectares, is the biggest and most popular project in the Baniyas area. The elite community is located in Baniyas East next to the lake, and the shopping center of the same name, is situated in the central part.

Bawabat Al Sharq features about 1,300 residential units of various types, including studios and apartments with 1–4 bedrooms, as well as exclusive penthouses and villas with 3–7 bedrooms. Most of the residences offer views of the lake and the luscious greenery surrounding the apartment buildings.

The residences in Bawabat Al Sharq are ideal for both families with children and people living alone, due to its wide choice of housing and internal layouts, as well as the developed social and transport infrastructure of the area. The residential community offers its residents a range of amenities, including children's playgrounds, tennis courts, a clubhouse, a gym, swimming pools, multifunctional halls and barbecue areas.

Real estate in the Bawabat Al Sharq community is fully ready to move into, and is available to both purchase and rent. The minimum cost of a 1-bedroom apartment with an area of 829 sq. ft in Bawabat Al Sharq constitutes AED 530,000 (USD 144,000), while the rental value for the same type of property is AED 38,000 (USD 10,000) per year. The starting price of a villa with 3 bedrooms and a maid's room with an area of 3,401 sq. ft is AED 3,000,000 (USD 817,000), while the annual rental price of a villa with a similar size will cost AED 140,000 (USD 38,000).

Economic Attractiveness

Baniyas was among the most popular areas of the UAE capital among buyers of affordable apartments. The ROI for this type of property was 5%, according to the Bayut & dubizzle report on the Abu Dhabi real estate market for 2021. Taking into account today's prices for the sale and rental of 1-bedroom residences in the Bawabat Al Sharq community, return on investment is expected to be 7%, and the projected return on investment for 3-bedroom villas is 4.7%.

Real estate in Bawabat Al Sharq is suitable for families with children, due to the variety of educational and medical institutions in the area, and the developed public transport network, as well as its close proximity to the airport. Residents also have the ability to easily get to most areas of Abu Dhabi, which will be a big advantage for expats who have chosen the UAE to live and work.

The district has a developed infrastructure and a convenient location, while the property here is characterized by affordable prices. All this will contribute to a high demand among investors who can count on a stable passive income.

Our highly-experienced specialists at Metropolitan Capital Real Estate will select a property in Baniyas that best meets your goals, needs and budget. If necessary, we will help you to obtain a mortgage in one of the local banks, and solve other issues related to the purchase of your dream home. Call us or leave a request on our website, and we will be happy to advise you and answer all your questions.