Al Mafraq slowly gets back on its feet

New developments expected to put area on Abu Dhabi’s commercial mapImage Credit: Supplied

The area of Mafraq is around a 20-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi city. It is just beginning to get back on its feet on the Abu Dhabi commercial map because of all the developments that are happening there.

Schools, hospitals, communities, hotels – these add to the charm of this little locale that is tucked into the outskirts of the capital. The older Mafraq Hospital was established in 1983 and is one of the pioneering institutions in the region. It is well-known for providing quality healthcare, and assisting in research and training.

The Mafraq Hotel is a four-star property situated in proximity to Khalifa City B and a 10-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It is a popular choice among business and leisure travelers alike especially when city hotels are all booked for conventions.

Meanwhile, a new road is being planned to connect Mafraq and Ghweifat. The 327-kilometer road will also connect Ruwais and a few other commercial areas. Furthermore, this stretch of road will connect Kizad and Khalifa Port with Mussafah and other residential zones.

Another interesting development in the area is the Al Mafraq Community. The mixed-use development is hailed as a “transit-oriented development” that will contain commercial, retail, hospitality and residential facilities, among others. The highlight of this community is going to be the massive 745-bed hospital. It will provide premium quality healthcare in the fields of neurosurgery, orthopaedics and others. In short, it will aim to assist patients who previously had no access to world-class healthcare in the region and had to rely on going abroad for treatment. The hospital is expected to generate employment and is slated to be a self-sustainable development.

Handy Hints:

* The Al Mafraq Community will be a self-sustained development

* A new 745-bed hospital is expected to generate employment

* A new road that will connect Mafraq to Ghweifat is in the works

Click Al Mafraq and discover why the community will be a self-sustained development

Source: Urmila Santosh, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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