Al Reef Downtown - Abu Dhabi

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a diverse range of properties, including villas and apartments in Al Reef. The development covers an area of 137,310 square metres with a gross floor area of 279,349 square metres. The central location is known as Al Reef Downtown and offers residents spacious modern apartments with various designs to suit different needs. Manazel completed the majority of the community in 2012, delivering over 90 percent of the project at that time. The remaining portion was completed in 2013 to create a vibrant and thriving community today.

Al Reef Downtown is a favored option among those seeking apartments in Al Reef, according to Bayut's 2020 Abu Dhabi Market Research. The community comprises of 46 buildings with an aggregate of 1,818 residences that vary from studios to three-bedroom units.




Al Reef Downtown is a great place to reside for singles, couples, and families alike due to various reasons. Its inhabitants can avail themselves of numerous amenities such as:

Al Reef Downtown offers a diverse range of residential developments and convenient walkways to community facilities, ensuring that there is something appealing for all members of the community.


Al Reef provides an affordable and convenient rental option for both couples and families. Interested parties seeking reasonably priced flats can explore different choices in Al Reef Downtown, where a range of properties are available including studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms, and 3-bedroom apartments.

Rental Trends in Al Reef Downtown

Al Reef Downtown offers rental properties with prices starting from AED 33k per annum. The residential towers are numbered consecutively, such as Tower 1, Tower 2, and so on. Each tower consists of a variety of configuration types. Below is an overview of the rental trends for each unit type:

The size of the smallest units, such as studios and 1-bed flats, ranges from 430 sq. ft. to 850 sq. ft., while those seeking more room can rent a 2-bed flat in Al Reef Downtown spanning across an area of 1,230 sq. ft. Additionally, renting a 3-bedroom apartment will provide you with approximately 1,560 sq. ft. of floor space.

Sale Trends in Al Reef Downtown

Investors are well aware of the renowned features of the area. For those seeking a property investment in Al Reef, Al Reef Downtown presents a viable choice.

Prospective buyers seeking 2-bedroom apartments within Al Reef Downtown should anticipate spending approximately AED 730,000 to AED 1 million. Similarly, the cost of purchasing a 3-bedroom apartment in Al Reef Downtown ranges from AED 900,000 to AED 1.5 million.

ROI in Al Reef Downtown

In the community, there are apartments available for purchase that vary in size from 400 sq. ft. to 2100 sq. ft. They come equipped with balconies, private courtyards, resort-style swimming pools, modern gyms, safe kid’s play areas, and dedicated parking spots. Investing in these properties is an extremely lucrative opportunity.

It is anticipated that studio apartments will produce a significant return of approximately 8.6%, while one can also opt to purchase 1-bedroom flats, which are expected to generate a rental yield of about 8.4%. The remaining two types of apartments have comparable returns on investment at around 8.3%.


Al Reef Downtown offers designated parking spots exclusively for its inhabitants, and a round-the-clock security system ensures the safety and protection of parked vehicles.

Public Transportation near Al Reef Downtown

The closest bus station to this location is situated in Shahama Village, Abu Dhabi, which can be reached by car within 15 minutes. Other public transportation options are available at bus stations like Abu Dhabi Samha 1 and Abu Dhabi Samha 2 near Al Reef Downtown. Unfortunately, the community has only a few metro stations nearby, so people living here may have to use online travel applications with some restrictions.



There are several supermarkets close to Al Reef Downtown, such as Select Market, Waitrose, and Carrefour Market. The distance from Select Market is only 1 minute away and it belongs to the Das Holding Group of Companies with 5 branches located in Abu Dhabi. Their focus is on providing fresh, high-quality products that cater to the needs of convenience-oriented customers. As for Waitrose and Carrefour Market, they can be reached in 13 minutes and 14 minutes respectively by car.


In the vicinity of Al Reef Downtown, you can find community mosques like Mosque of Aisha Ibrahim Al Saman and Mosque of Fatima Ibrahim El Saman. Mosque of Aisha Ibrahim Al Saman is easily accessible through Al Adaed Street and located just 5 minutes away. On the other hand, Mosque of Fatima Ibrahim El Saman is only a 3-minute drive from the area, reachable via both Al Adaed Street and Al Marfa Street.


In the vicinity of Al Reef Downtown, most churches are situated 20 minutes or farther away. Among the churches that can be reached within a 20-minute drive are Mar Thoma Church, All Saints Anglican Church, and Abu Dhabi Apostolic Tamil Church. These places of worship are clustered in Mussafah's mixed-use community.

The BAPS Hindu Mandir stands as the sole temple in close proximity to Al Reef Downtown, situated 16 minutes away. This particular Hindu temple can be reached using Abu Dhabi – Ghweifat International Hwy/Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd/E11.


Families with young toddlers have the option to send them to nearby nurseries, such as:

Older students also have possibilities. Among the schools found in close proximity to Al Reef Downtown, there are both primary and secondary options available.

comprehensive education that focuses on a child's well-rounded development. Al Yasat Private School provides the US Common Core State Standards curriculum throughout all grades, while Virginia International Private School offers an American-based curriculum with emphasis on fostering intellectual growth. Meanwhile, Canadian International School incorporates the Alberta Program of Study and the UAE Ministry of Education into their education system to provide a holistic approach to learning. All three schools strive for comprehensive and harmonious development of their students.

A globally recognised high school diploma can be obtained from any of the schools, which are conveniently located within a 12-minute drive.

Additionally, the locals can choose from a variety of educational institutions. The closest one is Al Khawarizmi International College situated in Old Al Bahya, and it only takes 12 minutes to reach by car. Alternatively, Khalifa University located in Masdar City is another nearby option that can be reached within 16 minutes. Zayed University is also easily accessible and reachable within less than 18 minutes by vehicle.


If there is a medical emergency, nearby clinics located in Al Reef Downtown are available for assistance.

The closest clinic to Select Market is Ibn Sina Medical Centre, which can be found just one minute away. Snö Dental Clinics, on the other hand, is a dental clinic that provides high-quality dental care in the G.C.C region and can be reached within 12 minutes. Another option for those seeking medical attention is HealthPlus Family Clinic in Al Bandar, which offers comprehensive and dedicated care to their patients and can also be accessed within the same distance.

Within a 20-minute distance from Al Reef Downtown, you can find hospitals like Burjeel Medical Centre and Mediclinic Khalifa City. The former hospital focuses on various medical fields such as Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dental, ENT, Paediatric, Phlebotomy, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Furthermore, Supercare Pharmacy and Al Manara Pharmacy are situated just one minute away from each other, both providing pharmaceutical services.


Al Reef Downtown is a segment of the larger Al Reef community, which also includes another sub-community called Al Reef Villas. There are additional neighborhoods in close proximity to this region.

Located to the west of the community, Yas Island boasts a range of upscale housing including both apartments and villas. Additionally, it is home to some of the finest dining establishments and hotels in the nation, as well as numerous flagship retail stores. To the southern side lies Masdar City - a mixed-use development that offers an array of business complexes, apartment buildings, and private villas for residents.




Near Al Reef Downtown, residents can conveniently drive to City Centre and Yas Mall, both popular shopping centers. However, the newest dining and retail destination is My City Centre Masdar which boasts over 70 stores.

Situated in the heart of Masdar City, a sustainable development in Abu Dhabi, the mall can be reached within 14 minutes by car. Embracing elevated sustainability guidelines, it will undoubtedly make its mark as a forward-thinking hub in Abu Dhabi. Among its offerings are:

Located just 10 minutes away, Yas Mall is a three-story shopping center that offers a wide selection of global restaurants and stores as well as a cinema equipped with two screens. Situated in Yas Island, the mall is approximately a 45-minute drive from Dubai. With over 370 shops, more than 60 dining options to choose from, and various enticing promotions available throughout the mall, residents have plenty of choices at their disposal.


Yas Mall offers a variety of dining options for its residents to select from.

There are additional dining establishments located near Al Reef Downtown which include:

Wok to Walk is a laid-back eatery that offers Chinese, Thai, and Asian dishes. It operates between 11 am and 12 midnight. Royal Orchid Restaurant specializes in Thai, Asian, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese gastronomy. Meanwhile, Il Forno focuses on Italian cuisine with operating hours from 10 am until midnight. These three restaurants are approximately one minute's drive away from each other.

There are various nightlife choices in close proximity to Al Reef Downtown. SkyBar, which is only an 11-minute drive away, is one of them. Alternatives like Stars N Bars, Skylite Rooftop Lounge and Y bar can be reached within a reasonable 16-minute car ride.


Located near Al Reef Downtown are Yas Beach and Al Bateen Beach, 15 and 28 minutes away respectively. For those who enjoy water sports, Yas Beach is the ideal destination offering a variety of activities including kayaking, sailing, and jet-skiing. Additionally, people can reserve private chalets on the beach for their own personal use. Conversely, Al Bateen Beach is an excellent location for picnics, fishing or swimming.


Amidst the numerous activities and landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Al Reef Downtown inhabitants have convenient access to a select few.

Yas Waterworld, located just 14 minutes away, provides an excellent opportunity for a thrilling summer expedition. This amusement park features six distinct zones that are comprised of more than 40 unique rides. Visitors can enjoy popular attractions such as Jebel Drop, Falcon's Falaj, Bandit Bomber and Cinesplash.

Moreover, situated in Yas Island is Ferrari World Abu Dhabi- an unparalleled amusement park. It features the record-breaking roller coaster which holds the title for being the fastest on Earth. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a variety of rides such as Nello's Adventureland, RC Challenge, Formula Rossa, Scuderia Challenge and Flying Aces to name a few. The park is conveniently reachable within approximately 12 minutes by car.

Furthermore, there are several indoor gaming facilities available for children. Al Reef Downtown houses the well-known Cube Internet Cafe where kids can socialize with their peers. This premier Abu Dhabi gaming destination provides a diverse selection of games suitable for both young ones and grown-ups, as well as food and beverages.

Located just a 20-minute drive from Al Reef Downtown lies Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an iconic structure that serves as a symbol of Islamic architecture. This awe-inspiring mosque boasts impressive features such as 82 domes, over 1000 columns and stunning chandeliers adorned with 24-carat gold. It stands as one of the most significant mosques in the world due to its grandeur and size.


En: Local inhabitants have the privilege of utilizing several leisure amenities, affording them the opportunity to partake in a variety of outdoor pursuits such as:

Individuals in Al Reef Downtown have the opportunity to maintain their physical health by utilizing nearby fitness facilities like Arabian Village Gym, which is located 6 minutes away, or Gym Alreef that requires a 3-minute drive. Moreover, there are several beauty salons situated close by.

You can find two salons in Al Reef that offer different services. Nailbox Beauty Salon provides nail care, massage, hair styling, makeup application, facials, and spa treatments; whereas Body Art Beauty Center specializes in massages only. Despite their different areas of expertise, both salons are located just a minute away from each other and are easily accessible.


The National Day saw the community come together to celebrate the Spirit of the Union with a range of enjoyable activities for all ages. These included various games, competitions, Emirati cuisine, henna art, and jumping castles. In addition to this celebration, last year also marked the observance of Family Health Day. The Year of Zayed is yet another event packed with educational and interactive experiences that offer ample opportunities for winning prizes while engaging in family fun.


To receive updates about local events and community-wide announcements, individuals may become a member of the Facebook group called "Al Reef Community".


For those who thrive on social interactions, a lack of noise within the community will pose as a worry. While many popular destinations require a drive of at least 20 minutes, this location conveniently grants entry to renowned locations like Yas Island and Khalifa City.