Saadiyat Cultural District

Saadiyat Cultural District
Area description

In 2006, the Government of Abu Dhabi initiated the creation of Saadiyat Cultural District in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. As a result, anyone can now not only purchase property in Dubai, close to the most important hubs of art and creativity, but also in one of the most popular spots in Abu Dhabi, on Saadiyat Island, often referred to as the "Island of Happiness". World-class museums, such as the Louvre UAE and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, are situated there, which also hosts exclusive exhibitions, art schools and live performances by artists. Saadiyat Island has transformed the capital city of Abu Dhabi into a global cultural and tourism mecca. At the same time, it has become a premier residential and commercial development with all the necessary infrastructure. This district is a vibrant arts hub that attracts artists, musicians and intellectuals from around the world. The community features luxury apartments, villas and townhouses. This is a unique place where museums, skyscrapers, mangrove forests and golf courses come together.

Min. sale price
Studio760 000 AED
1-bed apartment1 450 600 AED
2-bed apartment2 085 500 AED
Villa6 334 000 AED
Avg. sale price
Studio1 312 443 AED
1-bed apartment2 506 349 AED
2-bed apartment5 243 984 AED
Villa25 047 714 AED
Min. rental price
1-bed apartment7 291 AED
2-bed apartment11 000 AED
Avg. rental price
1-bed apartment13 749 AED
2-bed apartment22 883 AED
Properties in the areaApartment, townhouse, villa
  • Beautiful view
  • Type of buildings:
    Premium, Elite
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Where is Saadiyat Cultural District located?

The community is sited on a large natural island in the Persian Gulf, 500 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Cultural District is located on the west side of Saadiyat Island and occupies approximately 10% of the island's total territory. The cultural heart is located next to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street (E12), the emirate's main highway. Nearby are popular interchanges, highways, Al Mina, Al Jubail Island, Al Reem Island and Al Zahia areas. This makes this place very convenient in terms of transportation accessibility. It is a 10-minute drive to Zayed Port, 25 minutes to Yas Marina Raceway, the same time is needed to get to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

What residential complexes and communities are there in Saadiyat Cultural District?

There are luxury housing developments in the cultural community place. The most prominent buildings are:

  • Mamsha Al Saadiyat from famous UAE developer Aldar Properties;
  • Nudra by IMKAN Properties;
  • Saadiyat Grove;
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Residences;
  • The Source;
  • Grove Museum Views.

Local properties come in a variety of configurations and layouts. Mamsha Al Saadiyat, as an example, offers compact apartments, spacious penthouses and townhouses right on the shores of the Persian Gulf. The Nudra community has villas in two styles close to the nature of the UAE: the Dunes style and the Beach style. All communities are private and secluded. Many of them have private swimming pools, their own central places, sports grounds, gyms, tennis courts, spacious zones for children's games, barbecue areas and other extensive internal infrastructure.

Average property prices in Saadiyat Cultural District

One of the most desirable types of real estate in the UAE is villas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This place also boasts spacious villas with 4–7 bedrooms, ranging in size from 855 to 1261 sq. m. A four-bedroom villa in Saadiyat Cultural District will cost approximately AED 22.5 million ($6.1 million). A five-bedroom apartment will cost from AED 18 to AED 35 million ($4.9 million–$9.5 million). The price of a six-bedroom villa is around AED 29 million ($7.8 million). A seven-bedroom villa will cost approximately AED 30 million ($8.1 million). Studios and multi-bedroom apartments are also in high demand. The studio can be purchased for AED 650,000 ($177,900). One-bedroom apartments in off-plan development projects start at AED 1.1 million ($299,500). A two-bedroom apartment costs from AED 2 to AED 8 million ($544,500). A three-bedroom apartment costs between AED 3 and AED 13 million ($816,700 – $3.5 million). Townhouses ranging from 221 sq. m. to 371 sq. m. are also in demand there. A two-bedroom townhouse costs around AED 6.5 million ($1.7 million). A three-bedroom starts at AED 8.5 million ($2.3 million). You can also buy a luxury penthouse in the cultural district for around AED 17 million ($4.6 million).

Average rental prices in Saadiyat Cultural District

Property rental trends here show that a one-bedroom apartment can be rented for AED 70,000–285,000 ($19,050–77,595) per year. Renting a two-bedroom apartment requires a minimum of AED 128,000 ($34,850), while rental prices for a three-bedroom apartment start at AED 202,000 ($54,998). Renting a four-bedroom apartment costs approximately AED 750,000 ($204,198) per year. You can rent a two-bedroom townhouse for AED 250,000–400,000 ($68,067–108,900). A three-bedroom townhouse will cost you at least AED 345,000 ($93,931) for rent. Rental units in the cultural area are very popular. Many properties are located on the seafront, along the picturesque 1.2 km beach, minutes from the world-renowned museums and Abu Dhabi's main shopping mall, Yas Mall.

How do I go from Saadiyat Cultural District to well-known spots?

Abu Dhabi has a great variety of attractions that people from all over the world come to see. One of the most famous is the iconic white Sheikh Zayed Mosque, just a 20-minute drive. Yas Island is also a 20-minute drive from Ferrari World. The largest water park, Yas Waterworld, is just 15 minutes away from the community. The opulent Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace, a favorite tourist destination with vibrant performances and laser shows, is a 20-25 minute drive. 18 minutes to the world-class amusement park and attractions of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. The most convenient way to get to all the popular places is by car.

Where to go shopping in Saadiyat Cultural District?

In the coming future, this place will have its own shopping mall. Now locals can go to the neighboring shopping malls on foot – it does not take much time to get there. The nearest malls are:

  • Yas Mall
  • Al Mariah Mall
  • The Collection Saadiyat

Yas Mall is recognized as one of the best malls in Abu Dhabi. It houses several hundred stores from local and international brands, the Fun Works family entertainment center and 24-screen cinemas. You can also shop at Al Mariah Mall, a 15-minute drive away, which also has shops, food courts and department stores. There is a cinema and playground on the second floor. Retail outlets include Mamsha Al Saadiyat, with a Carrefour supermarket, and The Collection Saadiyat Mall, a 5-minute drive away.

Which schools and kindergartens to choose from in Saadiyat Cultural District?

There are many training centers, nurseries nearby. Schools closest to the area are:

  • Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
  • International Community School
  • Repton School Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi Grammar School

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, one of the top English schools in the emirate, is just a 5-minute walk away. Other local schools also have high reputations and good ratings. They are approximately 12–20 minutes away by car.

The closest nurseries are Yellow Submarine Nursery, 8 minutes away, and Redwood Montessori Nursery, 13 minutes away by car.

What clinics and hospitals are there in Saadiyat Cultural District?

There are numerous reputable clinics offering a comprehensive range of medical services nearby. Among them are:

  • Corniche Hospital – 10 minutes;
  • Cleveland Clinic – 13 minutes drive;
  • Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital and Aster Clinic – 15 minutes by car.

The Cleveland Multidisciplinary Clinic offers emergency medical services as well as medications at the pharmacy, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Corniche Hospital and Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital are both around a 15-minute drive away. Al Noor Medical Clinic provides a variety of medical treatments, including cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric care, and intensive care.

What kind of transport is available in Saadiyat Cultural District?

The area is a popular tourist destination. At every turn, there are taxis parked. Yandex.Taxi service is another option available here, which is useful for Russian-speaking expats. Buses are used for public transportation. Jacques Chirac St and Saadiyat Beach (Gate B) are the closest stops. On Saadiyat Island, Cranleigh Tower has the bus stop for Jacques Chirac St and Laffan St. The district, like other regions in Abu Dhabi, has car rental options. The average price for a three-day rental is AED 360 ($98).

What is the best hotel to stay in Saadiyat Cultural District?

There are several great hotels in the vicinity, including The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, which is built in a Mediterranean style and has a beautiful ambience of island resort life. This hotel offers elegant accommodations and an extensive range of premium services. Other nearby hotels are Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, which also has an Italian restaurant, and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Villas, which overlooks the Arabian Gulf and is 5 kilometers away from Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Tourists also prefer the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, and the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island.

The most sought-after dining establishments in Saadiyat Cultural District

There is a large variety of restaurants. The area can be described as a gourmet's paradise. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is home to Fouquet's, a restaurant from the legendary Parisian chain, where you can taste French cuisine: foie gras, seafood, drink delicious coffee and enjoy exclusive wines. The NIRI restaurant serves Japanese cuisine, while the Black Tap serves deli meats, including juicy steaks. The beachfront Raclette Brasserie & Cafe also serves French cuisine, while Wake n' Bake serves fresh pastries. Also worth mentioning is the Italian restaurant LARTE and the Middle Eastern cuisine in Beirut Sur Mer Restaurant. Food lovers can also enjoy Jamaican cuisine at Ting Irie.

How to spend leisure time in Saadiyat Cultural District?

Locals have access to Saadiyat Beach, Soul Beach, and Kai Beach Saadiyat, where they may enjoy sailing, rowing, surfing, or simply relax and sunbathe. Saadiyat Island's beaches have consistently awarded the worldwide Blue Flag for cleanliness and great ecology. In Abu Dhabi's cultural center, you can visit the well-known Louvre OEA or, as an example, Guggenheim Museum, which houses works of modern art. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, located just 10 minutes from the community, is a favorite hangout spot for active lifestyle enthusiasts. The Manarat Al Saadiyat Interactive Gallery hosts the World Art Fair every year. Abu Dhabi's creative and social life is thriving, with many events based in Saadiyat Cultural District.

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