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Real Estate in Madinat Zayed

Madinat Zayed is an area within the mainland of Abu Dhabi which is located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Zayed The First Street, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street and Al Falah Street. The community is named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and houses a wide range of residential and commercial real estate units, including apartments, villas, plots of land, retail stores, warehouses and entire buildings.

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About the Area

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Madinat Zayed

Madinat Zayed boasts a strategic location close to Abu Dhabi Downtown and has good transport connections with other areas in the emirate. Thus, Corniche Beach and Abu Dhabi Beach can be reached in 10 minutes, Saadiyat Island and Reem Island are a 10–15 minute drive from the area, while Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island are 30-minutes away. Several bus stops are also located around the perimeter of the area.

Madinat Zayed is a well-developed community with a great number of infrastructure facilities, such as:

  • Summit International School which follows the Californian Core Curriculum. Children from Grade 1 to Grade 8 can study here.
  • NMC Specialty Hospital Abu Dhabi where specialists of various professions including endocrinology, paediatrics, oncology, orthopaedics and dentistry work can be found.
  • NMC Royal Medical Center, which offers help in paediatric surgery, gynaecology, dermatology, cardiology and other specialities.
  • NMC Eyecare, a medical institution where people can get professional help, examinations and treatment of various ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, etc.
  • Dubai Islamic Bank and Emirates NBD ATMs.
There are a great number of shopping centers that can be found in Madinat Zayed, below are the closest ones:

  • Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre
  • Lulu Department Store
  • Gold Souk Abu Dhabi
  • Grocery stores such as Rishee's The New Gen HyperMarket, LuLu Hypermarket – Madinat Zayed, Fishmarket, Safa Express Supermarket, Airport Road, Carrefour Market, and many more.

Many restaurants and cafes offering different cuisines can be found in the community. Among them are Chaat Junction, Payyannur Restaurant, Muallim Hassan Restaurant, Bon Burger Cafeteria, Top Grills, plus many more.

Real Estate Units in Madinat Zayed

One can consider apartments and villas among the available residential units located in the area, as well as commercial real estate, warehouses, retail stores and entire buildings. You can also purchase a plot of land in the area.

It is worth noting that foreign citizens do not have the right to purchase property with full ownership in the Madinat Zayed. Therefore, investors who are interested in buying apartments in freehold zones, should take a look at Louvre Abu Dhabi Residences on Saadiyat Island, which is a new complex offering luxurious apartments.

Madinat Zayed offers a wide range of properties to rent. The majority of units are studios and one to three-bedroom apartments with living areas from 505 sq. ft to 2,250 sq. ft. The minimum annual rental price for this type of property is AED 23,000 (USD 6,300). A two-bedroom apartment with a floor plan area of 1,345 sq. ft can be rented out from AED 75,000 (USD 20,500) per year. The cost of the most expensive three-bedroom apartment with a living area of 2,098 sq. ft in Madinat Zayed is AED 100,000 (USD 27,000) per year.

There is also an opportunity to rent a villa here. The starting price of a three-bedroom villa with a property area from 5,005 sq. ft is AED 50,000 (USD 13,500) per year.
Plots of land in Madinat Zayed range in size from 17,803 sq. ft to 36,005 sq. ft. The minimum cost of a plot in Madinat Zayed is AED 3,550,000 (USD 967,000), while the maximum price is AED 4,300,000 (USD 1,171,000). An entire 5-storey building with thirteen three-bedroom apartments and five retail stores will cost AED 17,000,000 (USD 4,628,000).

In terms of commercial retail estate, Madinat Zayed offers several retail stores with floor plan areas ranging from 645 sq. ft, which will cost from AED 40,000 (USD 11,000) per year. Moreover, one can rent warehouses with an area of 85,000 sq. ft for AED 2,400,000 (USD 653,000) per year.

At the moment, there is only one plot of land for sale which is available for commercial construction. The price of this plot is AED 6,200,000 (USD 1,688,000).

Economical Attractiveness

Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi is a great option for permanent residence due to several reasons, such as its high level of security, job opportunities, modern medicine and education, warm climate, and beautiful white sandy beaches along the Arabian Gulf.

This area is suitable for families with children due to the well-developed infrastructure, various educational institutions and clinics, and many entertainment and leisure options. It’s also a good choice for professionals wanting to get to their workplaces quickly due to the strategic location of the area within the mainland of the emirate. It’s worth noting that all the necessary infrastructure facilities, as well as the Arabian Gulf with numerous entertainment destinations on the shore, can be reached within a 10-minute drive from the community.

Madinat Zayed offers residential and commercial real estate units both to purchase and rent within a variety of price ranges. The area allows future owners to choose a property based on their budget and personal preferences.

Sights & Attractions

In Madinat Zayed and its surroundings, one can find a range of recreational and entertainment activities, as well as cultural and religious destinations. Among them are:

  • Qasr Al Hosn, a fortress which is one of the most important sights of Abu Dhabi and the oldest stone building in the emirate. In this museum one can learn more about the history of the country, as well as archeology, architecture and folk crafts. The fortress hosts the annual Al Hosn Festival where traditional dances and songs are performed.
  • Madinat Zayed Shopping Center is one of the oldest malls in Abu Dhabi. Here you can find clothing, perfume, fabric, jewellery, home decor stores and supermarkets. The shopping center boasts a food court with cafes and restaurants offering various cuisines from around the world.
  • Gold Souk Abu Dhabi is a famous part of the Madinat Zayed Shopping Center where people can purchase jewellery. Abu Dhabi’s leading brands such as Damas Jewellery, Jawhara Jewellery, Malabar Gold and Diamond, Joyalukkas, Al Jazira Jewellery are located here. Apart from gold jewellery, visitors can buy items made of silver, platinum and precious stones.
  • Ali Bin Ghanim Bin Hamooda Mosque is located in the center of Madinat Zayed. It’s built in a traditional Arabic style with noticeable Moroccan features in the design, and the minarets are made of various shades of blue marble. The mosque can hold 1,500 worshipers, and a separate area for women can accommodate up to 450 worshipers.

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