Between Al Markaziyah and the center of the city on the main island of Abu Dhabi this area is rich with amenities.
The property prices here are like those in Al Markaziyah and the apartment buildings are older here
People live here who need to be near to the city center but just far enough away to feel like they are in a suburb.
Entertainment and Services
This is where you'll find the Gold Souk in the Madinat Zayed Shopping Center with 400 stores including Home Center in the same road and side alleys are a large number of stores selling everything you could ask for and more. For cinemas you have the National Cinema, Club Cinema, Eldorado and Grand Al Mariah all within a kilometer radius. You can also find the Al Muhairy Center and Al Falah Shopping Mall as well as the Abu Dhabi Duty Free store.
The Abu Dhabi Central Post Office is in the downtown area. There is no end to the restaurants and bars nearby including those within the Novotel. This busy area is also home to the Madinat Zayed Market a traditional fresh produces market.
This is where the American Language Center is located as well as the Areef Computer Institute, Quattro Training Center, Care Institute of Education, Al Murooj Scientific Private School and galaxy Computer Education. Also in this area is the Future Center for Special Needs teaching the special skills challenged people need to realize their full potential and the Abu Dhabi Women's Collage. Keep in mind nearly all international schools provide school bus services to the main areas.
Many hospitals are in this and the nearby areas all within a couple of kilometers drive, the closest is NMC Hospital, Lifeline Hospital, Ahalia Hospital, Al Reef International Hospital and Al Noor Hospital are all within a kilometer of Madinat Zayed. The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and the New Medical Center are on your doorstep as well.
For dental care Emirates hospital Abu Dhabi is 2.6km away and for veterinary services you'll have to travel 115km to the Veterinary Hospital.
Al Bandar is another small area nearby, here you can find a large number of educational institutes, the Dar Al Shifaa Hospital and several other medical facilities.
Al Dhafrah is a community in this part of the island also conveniently in the middle of all the action with medical facilities and educational institutes all around it, it has more of a suburban feel with wider streets and trees. You can get a range of accommodation options here from large villas to small apartments. The Al Wahda Mall is accessible to all of the neighborhoods in the downtown area.
Al Wahdah is another of the small sections of this part of downtown Abu Dhabi here you can find the Zayed University Abu Dhabi and the INSEAD graduate business school as well as the Pearl Primary School and the International Montessori Nursery school (18 month olds to 5 year olds) is nearby. The traffic here is less congested than Madinat Zayed and so there is also better parking, the Wahdah Mall has stores, restaurants and a supermarket and there are other stores in the area. There is also a bus station here and you can rent small villas for a reasonable price. Accommodation is a mixture of villas and apartment buildings.
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