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No matter which part of the world, waterfront properties will always appeal to investors as they are synonymous with class and luxury. Providing spectacular views, this type of real estate generally commands premium prices, but this does not deter individuals from buying or renting one.
The UAE hosts a large number of developments constructed near a lake or the beach. Well-known beachfront communities are mostly located in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi. One such community in the capital is Al Raha Beach. The development, which sits on a natural shoreline, is a medley of residential, commercial and leisure facilities divided into three districts: Al Bandar, Al Zeina and Al Muneera.
Al Bandar consists of apartments, loft residences and duplexes equipped with swimming pools and tennis courts. Conveniences include a Spinneys supermarket, salons, dining establishments, pharmacy, optical shop and ATMs. The area’s most attractive feature is the Al Bandar Marina which provides berthing facilities for residents and non-residents, and opportunities for watersports activities, fishing and cruising. Al Bandar is also home to Al Hadeel whose housing options range from three to five-bedroom townhouses, and studio and three-bedroom apartments complemented with a gym, swimming pool, cafes, restaurants and walking/jogging paths.
Investors and end-users may take their pick among the many townhouses, beachfront, podium and sky villas, and residential buildings that characterise Al Zeina. The community’s modern comforts include food outlets, salons, a health care centre, a supermarket, fitness venues, a nursery, furniture shops, retail stores and a lot more. Residents in this district also have the huge advantage of being near the capital’s ultimate entertainment destination Yas Island.
Al Muneera, meanwhile, is made up of one to four-bedroom apartments, five-bedroom villas and four-bedroom townhouses spread in the mainland and a reclaimed land, which are linked by a canal lined with food and beverage outlets. Also included in the layout is a 12-story office tower.
Al Raha Beach. Where elegant residences, amazing views and modern comforts meet, providing homeowners a distinctly luxurious lifestyle.
• Al Raha Beach is divided into the Al Muneera, Al Bandar and Al Zeina districts
• The three zones boast modern fitness, entertainment and leisure facilities
• The Al Bandar Marina offers berthing facilities to residents and non-residents
Source: Ellen Joyce Soriano, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer