Al Mahra - Dubai

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Located in the southern part of Arabian Ranches, Al Mahra is a secure community developed by Emaar Properties, one of Dubai's top real estate developers. The project was initiated in 2005 and finished in 2007. Offering ten different layouts, this sub-community boasts over 160 luxurious villas available in spacious duplex configurations with four to seven bedrooms.

Al Mahra, a sub-community, is situated between Terra Nova and the Desert Golf course. To the south of Al Mahra lies Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, which connects this established villa community with the rest of Dubai.




Al Mahra shares similarities with other sub-communities such as Mirador and Terra Nova within Arabian Ranches in terms of community. Nevertheless, its distinguishing feature lies solely in its traditional Arabian architecture, without any additional distinctive factors.

Some notable features of Al Mahra Arabian Ranches include:

The district provides a tranquil escape from the fast-paced city life of Dubai, surrounded by lush greenery. This community offers various amenities such as swimming pools, community parks, a basketball court, a tennis court, and play areas for children. Additionally, there are retail outlets, a community center, a golf course, and a daycare center available to residents.


In Al Mahra, there is a variety of villa options ranging from 4 to 7 bedrooms with ten different layouts available. These villas proudly showcase Arab influences through their architectural elements such as arches, domes, and gypsum decorations that enhance the overall Arabesque design.

The rental villas in Al Mahra are standalone houses that provide generously sized living areas and expansive balconies, offering a magnificent outlook of the community. These villas in Al Mahra serve as ideal lodging options for families, boasting front yards equipped with covered parking spaces capable of accommodating two cars.

Al Mahra offers a variety of villa types including Type 10 to Type 19, each with their own distinct layout. These units can vary in size from 4 to 7 bedrooms, providing ample space for different housing needs. The covered areas of these villas range from 3,472 sq. ft. all the way up to 6,552 sq. ft., ensuring plenty of room for comfortable living arrangements.

With its traditional Arabic atmosphere, Al Mahra presents an excellent investment opportunity in Dubai. Opting for villa purchases within Al Mahra proves to be a prudent choice, particularly for families seeking a high-end gated community as their ideal living environment.


Bus transportation is readily available to all residents of Al Mahra. Within the premises, you will find Arabian Ranches, Al Mahra Gate stop. Additionally, nearby sub-communities offer various bus stations such as Arabian Ranches Terranova Gate, Arabian Ranches Ambulance Station, Arabian Ranches Hattan, Arabian Ranches Mirador La Coleccion 1, Arabian Ranches Saheel Gate 2 and 3, Arabian Ranches Retail Centre and JESS School in Arabian Ranches. These conveniently located bus stations can be reached within a short 10-minute commute from the community.

Within a span of 20 to 25 minutes, you can access various Metro Stations including First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Internet City Metro Station 2, Nakheel, DAMAC Properties, DMCC Metro Station 1, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower.

Al Mahra villas provide covered parking for two cars, and there is also sufficient street parking available for visitors. Although it may be difficult to find a taxi, residents and guests have the option to conveniently book a cab using the RTA app or online services like Careem and Uber.



The Blue Mart supermarket Studio City is a highly favored choice for grocery shopping near Al Mahra. Its proximity, roughly 7 minutes away depending on traffic conditions, makes it a convenient option. Additionally, there are other nearby supermarkets available such as Carrefour- Arabian Ranches (approximately 8 minutes away), Fresh Choice Minimart (around 9 minutes away), Spinneys Motorcity (about 10 minutes away), and LIFCO Supermarket Arjan (approximately 11 minutes away).

Within a 10 to 12 minute radius in Al Barsha South lie several well-known supermarkets such as JMA Supermarket, Carrefour Market, and West Zone Fresh Supermarket.


The Masjid Arabian Ranches stands as the sole place of worship in Arabian Ranches, conveniently situated only 8 minutes from Al Mahra. It serves as the closest mosque for residents seeking spiritual solace. However, other mosques in proximity to Al Mahra can be found within neighboring communities.

Residents have the option of utilizing their own personal vehicles to reach various mosques in the area. Al Eman Mosque can be reached within 8 minutes, Masjid Hasan Abas Sharbatly is accessible within a duration of 11 minutes, Al Adel Mosque requires approximately 13 minutes, Al Madinah Al Mustadama Masjid can be reached within 12 minutes, and Mudon Mosque is conveniently located within an estimated time frame of 11 minutes.


Christian residents in Al Mahra have several nearby churches to choose from. Just 19 minutes away, there are Weekday Warehouse, Haley's Church, and Emirates Baptist Church. Additionally, within a 20-minute drive from Al Mahra, there are United Christian Church of Dubai, Gatekeepers in Jebel Ali, and Fellowship: A Church in Dubai.

Hindu inhabitants need to commute to nearby communities in order to access temples. Temples like Shiva Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir, Shree Krishna Haveli, and ShrinathJi Temple, which are quite popular in Dubai, are located at a distance exceeding 30 minutes from the community.

The Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple located in Jebel Ali serves as the closest choice for Sikh residents. This temple, which is the first official Sikh place of worship in the Gulf, stands on land generously granted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It has become one of Dubai's highly esteemed and frequented temples.


Neighboring areas offer parents diverse educational choices to ensure their children receive high-quality education.

There are several nurseries in close proximity to Al Mahra.

There are several nearby nursery schools that can be reached within a 15-minute timeframe, including Building Blocks Nursery and Child Enrichment Centre, The Wonder Years Nursery, Blossom Mudon Nursery Dubai, CreaKids Nursery in The Sustainable City, and Step By Step Nursery.

Educational institutions in the vicinity of Al Mahra comprise:

Located in Dubai Motor City, GEMS Metropole School is a prestigious educational institution within the community. As a private school under GEMS Education, it adheres to the National Curriculum for England from foundation stage to Year 13.


The medical facilities nearest to Al Mahra are:

Near Al Mahra, there are various clinics available such as Mediclinic Arabian Ranches, Medicentres Motorcity, Aster Clinic Arabian Ranches, The Chiron Clinic, HealthBay Motor City, Vitalite, Medcare Medical Centre and Your Health Clinic. To alleviate joint pain concerns in the community, individuals can seek guidance from Pure Spine & Joint Specialists located just 11 minutes away. Additionally, those in search of gynaecological services can conveniently visit Dr Tazyeen Gynae and Polyclinic situated a mere 12-minute drive from the community.

Two nearby dental clinics that specialize in dentistry are Apex Medical and Dental Clinics, as well as Crystal White Specialty Dental Clinic.

There are several reputable hospitals close to Al Mahra community, namely Mediclinic Meadows, American Hospital Clinic – Al Barsha, Saudi German Hospital Dubai, American Hospital Clinic – Dubai Media City, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, Dubai London Clinic and Specialty Hospital.


Al Mahra occupies a strategic position to the south of Arabian Ranches.

Alvorada 2 Arabian Ranches, Arabian Ranches Alma 1, National Bonds Residence, and Rose 2 building are among the residential communities situated in close proximity.



Residents have a wide range of choices when it comes to shopping malls, eateries, and nightclubs.


There are several shopping centers near Al Mahra, such as:

Arabian Ranches Village is just an 8-minute drive from the neighborhood. Other popular malls frequented by residents include Aramex Locker in Motor City, The Ranches Souk, and Mudon Community Centre.

In close proximity to Al Mahra, you can find a variety of retail establishments. The Ranches Souk houses Virgin Megastore and Jacky's Electronics, which are excellent options for electronics shopping. When it comes to timepieces, Hour Choice - Arabian Ranches is the exclusive watch store in the vicinity. For organic medicine needs, Medi Link Pharmacy is readily available while Pet's Delight stands as a nearby pet store option.


There is a variety of food options available in the vicinity of Al Mahra that residents can select from.

Al Mahra has a range of casual dining options to suit different tastes. For fans of Lebanese cuisine, Man’Oushe Street is a great choice. Shakespeare and Co. offers an international menu in a charming Victorian-era setting. Burger King also has three outlets near the community for those craving burgers. Pizza Hut, KFC, and Hardee’s are conveniently located nearby as well. Coffee lovers can find their caffeine fix at Costa Coffee and Caribou Coffee, both situated close by.


Al Mahra is surrounded by a selection of sandy stretches including Jumeirah Beach, Marina Beach, Al Sufouh Beach, and the renowned JBR Beach. The latter sits conveniently close to various hotels and restaurants. As for Jumeirah Beach, it boasts dedicated pathways for jogging and cycling enthusiasts in addition to numerous fitness amenities.

If you're a family in search of a brief getaway, why not consider Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai? This luxurious beach resort offers top-notch spa and fitness amenities. Alternatively, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is an exclusive beachside establishment boasting six swimming pools. Whether you're planning an event or simply looking to relax with loved ones, this could be your ideal destination for both leisure and entertainment.


the nearby attractions and notable sites in the vicinity of Al Mahra.

Al Mahra is situated nearby the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, an exquisite desert-style grass golf course. This renowned golfing destination in Dubai holds a special place in the hearts of Arabian Ranches residents. It offers guest rooms with stunning vistas, various dining choices, an open-air wedding venue, a conference hall, meeting room, and the esteemed Ranches Restaurant.

IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park on the planet, stands as a nearby attraction worth exploring. Within its expansive premises, visitors can find distinct areas solely devoted to exhilarating rides and engaging games centered around beloved Cartoon Network and Marvel heroes.


There are numerous delightful parks that encircle Al Mahra.

The closest ones can be found nearby.

Residents often frequent various nearby parks, such as Village Green in close proximity to Alma, Palma community, Palma – Arabian Ranches 2, Samara Villas Park- Arabian Ranches 2, Gatton Park, and Al-Azhar Park.

There are multiple fitness centers in close proximity to Al Mahra that cater to those enthusiastic about maintaining their physical well-being. A few of the closest options include:

If you're searching for alternative fitness choices in the vicinity, you might consider checking out Fitness First Arabian Ranches, FitRepublik Fitness Center, or Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis. The residents have access to a variety of sporting facilities such as a basketball court and Polo Fields 1 and 2.

There are numerous spas and salons available nearby for women to choose from. A few well-liked choices include:

The White Room Spa, Eternal Lotus Ladies Salon & Spa, Chi Nail Spa – Dubai Motor City, and Cocoon Nail Spa are among the closest alternatives. The Nail Spa is a renowned spa in the area that offers prominent services such as manicure & pedicure, nail art, facials, extensions and massage.


Arabian Ranches hosts a variety of family-friendly events, encompassing sports activities and religious festivals, that foster community unity among Al Mahra residents.


By becoming a member of the Al Mahra Arabian Ranches Community Dubai Facebook page, community residents can stay informed about the most recent occurrences in their neighborhood.


Al Mahra is a distinguished villa community within Arabian Ranches, renowned for its exceptional features. While Al Mahra captures the essence of an idyllic lifestyle, it primarily caters to families rather than individuals. Additionally, private vehicles prove to be the most favorable means of transportation due to limited connectivity with the Dubai Metro in this area.


Where is Al Mahra located?

Al Mahra is an enclosed residential area situated within the expansive Arabian Ranches development.

What is the handover date of the project?

The project's handover is scheduled for the first quarter of 2009.

Do we have 24-hour security in Al Mahra? 

The Arabian Ranches offers a round-the-clock security helpdesk for assistance.

Do I need permission from the community manager to keep pets in the neighbourhood?

In line with community regulations and Dubai Municipality guidelines, residents are permitted to have pets in their premises. Ensuring compliance, all pets must receive annual vaccinations and microchipping as per the municipality's rules. To prevent breeding, it is advised to have your pet spayed. Additionally, it is recommended for all pets to wear collars containing identification tags.

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