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Discovery Gardens is a modern, family friendly community developed to offer affordable yet high-quality homes to mid-income expatriates.
Each of its six-themed districts enjoys unique features suitable for people from different backgrounds and preferences.
With over 25,000 residential units and high resident satisfaction, it is one of the most sought-after residential destinations in the emirate.
The kaleidoscopic buildings in Discovery Gardens create joyous rainbow hues, brightening up the surrounding desert environs.
Apart from its prettily coloured houses and magnificent gardens, the adorable community also stands out for its affordable and comfortable lifestyle.
Vishal Goyal, who works as Delivery Manager with Fujitsu; wife Priyanka,a homemaker; and sevenyear-old daughter Riddhima have been residing in Building 15 for four years and find theplace a nice residential address.
Riddhima is a Grade 2 student at the Delhi Private School in nearby development, The Gardens.
The couple narrates that as Vishal’s workplace is in Abu Dhabi, they looked for an affordable home in an area which not only provided reduced travel time but also had less traffic.
“Discovery Gardens fitted well into our requirements. We love the calm and serene atmosphere that it offers,” says Vishal.
He adds that Discovery Gardens is a great community with lots of open spaces for their daughter to play and run around, and lush landscapes that provide the perfect backdrop for morning jogs and evening strolls.
All basic amenities like supermarkets, grocery stores and a medical centre are located in easy proximity. There is also a good variety of dining options within the community.
“A big plus for the residents of Discovery Gardens is Ibn Battuta Mall, which serves as a complete entertainment destination. Also, the fact that the place is near a metro station makes it accessible from different parts of the city. Though we did not have a car in the first two years, life was still easy due to good transport connectivity,” says Vishal.
The community enjoys positivity in terms of security as well. In addition, sports facilities like swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, and jogging tracks make for good fitness options. There are even lots of parking spaces available.
Any disadvantages? “Over the last few years, the community has become too crowded,” reckons Vishal.
He adds that most roads have single lanes causing traffic jams during rush hours. He suggests direct connectivity to Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road to improve traffic flow.
Moreover, he narrates that waterlogging is a huge issue when it rains and the drainage smell is too much to take. He can also see garbage strewn near bus stops. He is asking the authorities to come up with proper drainage, treatment of sewage water and proper maintenance of the entire community.
Vishal also reveals that rents have become high recently, making it difficult to stay in the community for the long term.
However, barring all the issues, he states that Discovery Gardens is a good and self-sufficient development offering convenience and comfort in exquisite surroundings.
• Safe and pet-friendly community
• Parks and play areas
• Sports and fitness facilities
• Supermarkets, restaurants and a medical centre
• Near a shopping mall and schools
• Bus and metro connectivity
• Traffic congestion during rush hours
• Poor community maintenance
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Source: Bandana Jain, Special to Freehold