Makers District

Makers District
Area description

Makers District is a community developed by Imkan on the north coast of Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. Residential properties in the community consist of 1- to 4-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses.

Today, you can find residences for sale or rent in the Pixel complex. It consists of 7 towers with 525 apartments, 94 offices and 24 commercial spaces. The total public area here is 12,000 square metres, including 4,100 square metres for shops and restaurants, 3,500 square metres for offices and co-working spaces, 3,500 square metres for a spa, fitness clubs and a swimming pool. There is parking for 450 cars.

Apartment sizes:

  • Studios – from 45 to 76 square metres;
  • 1-bedroom – from 64 to 136 square metres;
  • 2-bedrooms – from 104 to 182 square metres;
  • 3-bedroom – 155 square metres;
  • Penthouse – 397 square metres.

Average yields for apartments in the UAE by type:

  • Studios – 1%;
  • 1-bedroom – 8%;
  • 2-bedroom – 7%;
  • 3-bedroom – 8%.
Min. sale price
Studio800 000 AED
1-bed apartment900 000 AED
2-bed apartment1 500 000 AED
Avg. sale price
Studio872 079 AED
1-bed apartment1 102 881 AED
2-bed apartment1 818 648 AED
Min. rental price
Studio5 000 AED
1-bed apartment6 666 AED
2-bed apartment9 583 AED
Avg. rental price
Studio5 625 AED
1-bed apartment6 958 AED
2-bed apartment9 583 AED
Properties in the areaApartment
  • Beautiful view
  • Type of buildings:
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Interesting facts about Makers District

The total area of the community is 180,000 square metres and includes:

  • 3,700 apartments;
  • Boutique hotel;
  • Restaurants;
  • Library;
  • Offices;
  • Shops;
  • Co-working spaces.

The district aims to promote a culture of creativity and innovation in the emirate and serves as a hub for creative individuals. It is popular with tourists, expatriates and locals due to its convenient location and developed infrastructure.

Makers District overview

The community is located on the coast of Al Reem Island. It is close to 3 major malls, shops, cafes, schools, universities, and a hospital. Reem Central Park and Cove Beach, with stunning views of the bay, are within walking distance. The city centre is 20 minutes away.

Opposite the community is Saadiyat Island, home to the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi and Manarat Al Saadiyat art gallery.

Shopping: Shopping centres, malls, supermarkets in Makers District

Within the district and within a 5-minute drive, you will find supermarkets such as Lulu Express Fresh, Al Maya Mart, The Brite and All Day Market.

The nearest shopping complex is Shams Boutique, a 5-minute drive away. It offers everything for the family, including children's rooms and attractions, cafes, beauty salons and a variety of shops.

An 8-minute drive takes you to Reem Mall with over 450 shops, cafes and boutiques from world-renowned brands, including:

  • Zara;
  • Nike;
  • Sephora;
  • Ray-Ban;
  • Mango;
  • Adidas;
  • Massimo Dutti.

The mall's entertainment options include:

  • Snow Park;
  • VOX cinemas with individual VIP rooms;
  • Children's area;
  • Lego playroom;
  • Food Court with cafes, restaurants, and snack bars.

The third mall is The Galleria Al Maryah Island, designed in a classic Arabic style. It's a 12-minute drive away and features luxury stores, a wide selection of cafes and children's play areas.

Cafes, bars, restaurants in Makers District

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants within the community and nearby to satisfy any food lover. Cove Beach Abu Dhabi beachfront restaurant is within walking distance.

Other nearby establishments within a 10-minute drive include:

  • Enfess Steak & Döner Turkish Restaurant;
  • Ritual Cafe & Studio Coffee Shop;
  • Ventuno Italian Restaurant;
  • Santorini Cafe Café-Restaurant;
  • Lebanese restaurant Marjouha.

There are also several cafes in the nearby shopping complexes.

Public transportation and parking in Makers District

There is plenty of parking within the community. In addition to parking spaces in the buildings, there are also guest parking spaces on the streets.

There are bus stops for routes 67, 71, and 73 within 5–10 minutes’ drive of the community.

Hospitals and clinics in Makers District

There are 3 medical facilities close to the community. Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is a 5-minute drive away. Reem Hospital is also within the same distance. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is an 11-minute drive away.

Kindergartens and schools in Makers District

The area is an excellent place to live with children. There are many kindergartens and schools within the community and nearby.

The nearest kindergartens within a 5-minute drive are:

  • Hummingbird Nursery, which welcomes children from 1.5 months to 4 years and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) approach. Flexible payment and visiting arrangements are available.
  • Redwood Montessori Nursery, which follows the Montessori system and offers activities such as dance, art and music for children.

Schools within a 5–7-minute drive include:

  • Repton School, one of the best schools in the emirate, following the British system.
  • Nord Anglia International School, a branch of a top international school that accepts children from the age of 3 and follows the British curriculum.
  • GEMS World Academy, a school offering the International Baccalaureate programme.

The Sorbonne University is located on the island and can be reached from the community in 5–6 minutes. The university offers education in various fields including economics, history, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, law, geography, foreign languages, and sports.

Trends in rental real estate in Makers District

Annual rental costs in the district vary depending on the size of the property and the number of bedrooms:

  • Studios – from AED 50,000 to AED 85,000 (from $13,500 to $23,000);
  • 1-bedroom apartments – from AED 65,000 to AED 100,000 ($17,500 to $27,000);
  • 2-bedroom apartments – from AED 100,000 to AED 175,000 (from $27,000 to $47,500);
  • 3-bedroom apartments – from AED 150,000 to AED 250,000 (from $41,000 to $68,000).
Trends in real estate sales in Makers District

The community is among the top 5 for property purchases on Al Reem Island and offers some of the best apartments in new developments in the UAE. Prices are as follows:

  • Studios - from AED 700,000 to AED 1.4 million (from $190,500 to $381,000);
  • 1-bedroom apartments – from AED 900,000 to AED 1.8 million ($245,000 to $490,000);
  • 2-bedroom apartments – from AED 1.43 million to AED 2.65 million ($389,500 to $721,500);
  • 3-bedroom apartments – from AED 1.9 million to AED 3.2 million (from $517,500 to $898,500);
  • 4-bedroom apartments – AED 4.2 million ($1.14 million).
Nearest neighbourhoods and travel time

The area is connected to the mainland by 2 bridges. One passes through Al Maryah Island, while the other connects to the mainland part of Abu Dhabi.

To the north is Saadiyat Island, which can be reached in 20-30 minutes via Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street.

From the community, the centre of the emirate can be reached in 20 minutes via Hazza Bin Zayed The First Street.

Popular entertainment

Residents have access to a wide range of leisure facilities. There are plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants close to the community. For a leisurely stroll, Reem Central Park is an excellent choice, with equipped walking paths, food trucks and children's entertainment. Here you can go boating, play basketball and rollerblade. There is also the Cove Beach Beach Club.

Sports: horse riding, golf, skydiving, fishing, fitness centres

Those who enjoy active recreation can visit the Makers District Padel Court sports complex or the GymNation Reem Island fitness club. The latter has a cardio zone, weight training equipment and classes in crossfit, step, Zumba, and yoga. It's 5–7 minutes away by car.

Amusement parks near Makers District

The closest amusement park is Action Zone at Shams Boutique Mall. It has play zones for children of different ages. Reem Mall has the Snow Abu Dhabi theme park, where you can enjoy family fun.

Two other amusement parks, National Geographic Ultimate Explorer AD and Xtreme Zone Galleria Mall, are within a 12-minute drive. At the former, children can ride boats, see virtual animals and visit various interactive zones. The latter has a children's climbing wall, dry pools, table football, air hockey and rides. For adults, there's billiards and bowling.

Extreme entertainment

Wake Evolution Wake Station is a 15-minute drive away. As well as wakeboarding, you can try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or take a boat ride. You can rent a kayak at Sea Hawk Centre, a 22-minute drive away.

If you're looking for a unique experience, try sandboarding, which is similar to snowboarding. Abu Dhabi Desert Safari offers this service in the centre of Abu Dhabi, 25 minutes away.

A 35-minute drive from the community takes you to Clymb Yas Island, an extreme sports centre. It houses a skydiving chamber, a rock-climbing centre and an indoor skydiving tunnel.

Spa, beauty and health

Within the community and 5–20 minutes’ drive away are the following spas:

  • Santorini Spa;
  • Soul Relax Women Spa;
  • Sense, A Rosewood Spa;
  • The Pearl Spa and Wellness Abu Dhabi;
  • Marjorie Spa & Beauty.

Beauty salons within a 5-minute drive include:

  • Scintillia Beauty Lounge;
  • Rose Petals Ladies Salon;
  • Princess Lounge Ladies Salon;
  • Verona Style Men's Salon.
Frequently asked questions about Makers District

What are the most popular buildings in Makers District?

The most popular building in the community is the Pixel Plaza complex.

Where can I live in Makers District?

The community offers studios, 1- to 4-bedroom apartments, and penthouses.

Where to go in Makers District?

You can take a stroll through Makers District and visit the Cove Beach Club with its manicured beach, beautiful views, and a restaurant.

How to get to Makers District?

From the city centre, you can drive or take a taxi along Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road or take the 73, 71, or 67 bus. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road connects the district to Saadiyat Island.

When was Makers District built?

Construction of the community began in 2017.

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