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Abu Dhabi is dotted with residential communities that offer residents a quiet atmosphere. Muroor, now known as Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, is one of these locales. A few minutes away from the city center, it is a perfect residential destination for expatriates and local families seeking to live within the city yet want to imbibe a cozy community feel.
The place is an eclectic blend of charming apartments and spacious villas. Its wide range of apartment choices is mostly found along the tree-lined road, while its vast selection of villas is in the inner areas.
Annual rents for a one-bedroom flat in a new building start at Dh85,000, while a standard two-bedroom apartment with a hall and two full bathrooms in a well-maintained low-rise building that includes a large parking space can be rented starting at Dh100,000. A three-bedroom villa can be leased starting at Dh175,000 going up to Dh350,000 for a four-bedroom unit.
Families with kids need not worry about their children’s educational needs as the area is replete with well-known schools that include Abu Dhabi Indian School, Emirates Private School, National Private School, Modern Pakistan School, Al Fajr English International School and even the American International School in the neighboring street.
Al Noor Hospital Family Care Centre, Oxford Medical Centre and Al Dhafra Primary Health Center located within the area provide all kinds of medical services. Other hospitals which are just a drive away include Burjeel Hospital and Shaikh Khalifa Medical City.
Muroor enjoys easy accessibility to the nearby shopping areas like Mushrif Mall and Carrefour on Airport Road. Al Wahda Mall is also just a few minutes away. It is likewise littered with several grocery stores and other shops.
For residents’ recreational needs, Khalifa Park is a mere walking distance. The iconic and popular Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located just 15 minutes by car.
* Muroor apartments can be rented starting at Dh85,000, villas at Dh175,000
* Schools in the area include Abu Dhabi Indian School, Emirates Private School
* Mushrif Mall and Airport Road’s Carrefour provide residents their retail needs
Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer