Khalifa City

Khalifa City
Area description

If you are house-hunting for property in Dubai or in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, consider the Khalifa City area in Abu Dhabi. Situated just half an hour from the city center, it is an ideal place to live and invest. Khalifa City successfully combines modern comfort and luxury with traditional Arabic hospitality and culture. It is surrounded by green spaces and parks, creating a calm and serene atmosphere. There are housing complexes with luxury villas, townhouses, and modern apartments. It also offers prestigious schools, medical facilities, shopping centers, and sports facilities. Al Forsan International Sports Resort and Abu Dhabi Golf Club are located here.

Min. sale price
Villa2 800 000 AED
Avg. sale price
Villa5 574 579 AED
Min. rental price
1-bed apartment3 750 AED
2-bed apartment7 083 AED
Villa12 500 AED
Avg. rental price
1-bed apartment5 000 AED
2-bed apartment7 083 AED
Villa27 957 AED
Properties in the areaLand, townhouse, villa
Developers in the area
Aldar Properties
422 properties
Bloom Properties
78 properties
6 properties
  • Type of buildings:
  • Beautiful view
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Where is Khalifa City located?

The area is situated in the western part of the capital city, next to Al Raha Beach and Sadyaat Island, right between the well-known white Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and Al Maktoum International Airport. It provides locals with easy access to the main roads and attractions of the city. It offers a unique combination of up-to-date comfort and tranquility. Khalifa City is also conveniently located along the Sheikh Zayed Road leading to Dubai.

What residential complexes and communities are there in Khalifa City?

The district is made up of several communities: Khalifa City A, Shakhbout City (formerly known as Khalifa City B), and Zayed City (formerly known as New Khalifa City). It has a number of high-quality housing estates and communities with various property types. Some of them include:

  • Al Raha Gardens: A residential complex with a vast selection of villas and townhouses. Elite residences with gardens and swimming pools can be found here.
  • Al Reef: A large-scale accommodation project consisting of apartments and villas. The community offers numerous activities, the residents can benefit from gyms, swimming pools, and parks.
  • Villa Compound: One of the most sought-after villa communities.

Khalifa City's best-known buildings include Al Rayyana, Al Forsan Village, and Al Raha Golf Gardens.

Average property prices in Khalifa City

The cost of local housing depends on its type and location. For example, a one-bedroom apartment can start at AED 1.8 million ($500,000), while a premium-class villa can cost several million dollars. Apartments vary between cosy studios and spacious 3-bedroom options. The number of rooms in the villas depends on the number of floors and layout. Here you can even find luxurious mansions with 11 bedrooms, which are in high demand for rent. The selling price of a 4-bedroom villa is AED 6.5 million ($1.7 million), and 5-bedroom villas are around AED 8.5 million ($2.3 million). Buying a 6-bedroom villa will be possible for around AED 10 million ($2.7 million).

Average property rental prices in Khalifa City

Prices for renting apartments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi depend on the property's layout and size. For example, the cost of renting a one-room apartment can start from AED 100,000 ($27,225) per year. Villas are also in high demand. The cost of renting a luxury villa can reach several hundred thousand dollars a year. A three-bedroom residence can be rented for a minimum price of AED 200,000 ($54,450). Four-bedroom villas for rent start at AED 230,000 ($62,619). A lavish villa with six bedrooms will cost approximately AED 280,000 per year ($76,231).

How do I get from Khalifa City to well-known spots?

This area has good transport accessibility and is connected to the key parts of the capital. By using public transportation or a taxi, you can get to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, and other well-known locations with ease. The Abu Dhabi - Dubai Highway and the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Highway are the quickest routes to Khalifa City. Both tourists and locals prefer renting cars. For short-term use, a comprehensive selection of vehicles from the economy to the premium category is available. For people without access to their own cars, car rentals are of help. There are more than enough spots for parking in the close by, thus there are no parking space shortages.

Where to go shopping in Khalifa City?

This place boasts many different shops, boutiques, and malls, which cater to all your needs. For example, Etihad Plaza is one of the most liked shopping destinations. If you prefer more authentic and unique shops, check out The Souk Qaryat Al Beri. Here you will find a large selection of goods from local manufacturers, such as handicrafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. In addition, fairs and exhibitions are often held, where you can buy original and unusual things. Also, be sure to visit the Al Raha Mall shopping mall, where you can discover everything from clothes and shoes to electronics and household appliances. You can also buy groceries there. Abu Dhabi Mall and Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, some of the most popular malls in the city, are less than 30 minutes away.

Which schools and kindergartens to choose from in Khalifa City?

There are several prestigious schools and kindergartens. The British International School is a British school with high-quality education according to the international curriculum. GEMS American Academy is an American school that follows the US approved curriculum. The international school Choueifat follows the SABIS curriculum, and GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi teaches both the American system and the IB system. Nearby is the Al Rach International School, which is considered one of the best educational institutions in the emirate. It follows the IB learning module from preschool through 13th grade. The best preschools in the area are Humpty Dumpty, Noah's Art, and Little Smarties. Local solid educational infrastructure is the key reason the area is popular with families with children.

What clinics and hospitals are there in Khalifa City?

There are several public hospitals with plenty of medical services available. One of them is Khalifa Medical City, where you can get help in various aspects, including therapy, surgery, and childbirth. In addition to government agencies, Khalifa City also has a lot of private clinics that offer high-quality medical care using the latest technology. Well-known private clinics include XYZ Clinic, NMC Royal Hospital, ABC Medical Center, and Mediclinic Khalifa City. Experienced doctors and specialists work here, ready to help with your medical problems. Family clinics provide a wide range of services, including general practice, dentistry, pediatrics, and gynecology. These include DEF Family Clinic and GHI Medical Center.

What kind of transportation is available in Khalifa City?

This place offers various taxi aggregators that provide convenient and affordable transportation options within the district and to other parts of the city. The best-known taxi app in Abu Dhabi is called Careem, which is similar to Uber. Careem operates in Dubai and Sharjah as well. The cost for a taxi ride is AED 5 ($1.3) during the day and AED 5.5 ($1.5) at night (from 22:00 to 06:00). The daytime tariff is AED 1.82 ($0.5) per kilometer. A trip to one of the four bridges in the emirate will cost AED 4 ($1.1). If you prefer public transportation and want to go to Dubai, you can either catch or call a taxi or go to Sadiyaat Island and take a bus from there.

What is the best hotel to stay in Khalifa City?

There are many hotels in Khalifa City, expanding the selection of local accommodations. One illustration is Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, a luxurious hotel offering top-notch service to its guests. It is situated in the Al Forsan International Sports Resort and features adult and kiddie outdoor swimming pools, a spa, and a mini water park, Splash. The hotel includes six restaurants and also provides water sports activities. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, which is a part of the Abu Dhabi Sas Al Nakhl Golf Club, is an other choice. Both standard apartments and premium rooms are available. The Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre is a budget-friendly hotel offering cozy rooms at reasonable pricing if you're looking for more options.

The most sought-after dining establishments in Khalifa City

One of the most pop restaurants is Jones the Grocer, which specializes in Asian and Western cuisine. Nolus Downtown is another restaurant with Afghan dishes. Other atmospheric establishments include La Brioche, Fresh & Light Khalifa City, Khayal, The Grill, and Jones the Grocer, which are popular with both residents and tourists. Each restaurant boasts unusual dishes on their menu, allowing you to try new and unique flavor combinations. Additionally, Al Forsan International Sports Resort and Abu Dhabi Golf Club have dining establishments that cater to residents and visitors.

How to spend your leisure time in Khalifa City?

This location is known for its elite hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Here you can enjoy top-notch service and breathtaking views of the city. As an example, the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental not only offers lavish rooms but also a spa, rooftop swimming pool, and gourmet restaurants. If you enjoy outdoor activities, Khalifa City provides numerous alternatives, such as tennis courts, golf courses, bike paths, and picturesque parks for walks. Al Raha beach is also nearby, as a weekend getaway with plenty of interesting activities. The white sandy beaches of Sadiyaat Island and Corniche Beach are less than a 30-minute drive away.

Khalifa City has something for everyone, whether you're interested in shopping, sports, or leisurely walks in local parks. This area of Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to experience the best of modern city comfort and Arabian hospitality. If you're considering buying property in UAE, feel free to contact our experts today! They will provide detailed advice and answer all your questions. We'll be in touch!

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