City Of Lights - Abu Dhabi

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The City Of Lights is a stunning waterfront community in Al Reem Island, featuring 60 towers comprising of 8 commercial and 52 residential buildings. Developed by Al Reem, Sorouh, and Tamouh Investments, this mega property in Abu Dhabi can house around 80,000 residents. This thriving new development serves as a landmark offering exclusive amenities and a serene environment with lush mangroves and waterfront views.

The urban area is bustling.


  • Community is draped across 140 acres of land


  • Features commercial spaces, marina facilities, residential towers, parks etc.


  • It also includes townhouses, apartments and penthouses


  • Comprises 60 towers which feature a mix of properties




The main aspects of the community are as follows:

With a plethora of impressive landmarks like Sigma Towers, Marina Bay, C2 Tower, and Hydra Avenue Towers, the community boasts an abundance of attractions for its residents. These flagship developments not only provide state-of-the-art amenities but also offer breathtaking views of the sea and lush public parks.


City Of Lights properties offer cozy interiors with stunning city views. Situated on a unique water base, the apartments for rent in City Of Lights comprise 60 towers that include both residential and commercial options. Here are the current rental trends:

The annual rental cost for 2-bedroom apartments can range from AED 70k to AED 130k. As for 3-bedroom apartments, the starting yearly price is AED 99k. Apartment sizes can vary between 500 sq. ft. and 2300 sq. ft.

The rental patterns for townhouses are as stated below:

The townhouses range in size from 1700 sq. ft. to 3500 sq. ft., varying based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The properties in the area are popular among investors, offering studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments for sale.

The paragraph below highlights the sales trends.

The prices of 2-bedroom apartments for sale in the area vary from AED 900k to AED 1.5M, whereas 3-bed apartments can be found within the range of AED 1.3M to AED 1.75M.

Sigma Towers is a residential building in the area that offers penthouses with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. These properties range in size from 4100 sq. ft. to 4200 sq. ft., providing ample space for residents. The penthouses also boast suite bedrooms with tall ceilings, offering stunning panoramic views of the surroundings.


The City Of Lights offers public transportation through the closest bus stations, specifically Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station, which can be reached within an 11-minute drive. From this station, you can take buses E100 and E101.

Covered parking spaces are provided in City Of Lights, including allocated basement parking in the main towers like C2 Tower. The community ensures 24/7 security, guaranteeing a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors to park their vehicles.



Carrefour Market, located near City Of Lights, is one of the nearest supermarkets. It is not only the largest supermarket group in the UAE but also highly trusted by residents in Abu Dhabi. The store can be reached within a two-minute drive. Another option for grocery shopping is Waitrose, a supermarket chain specializing in fresh British baked goods and groceries, including their own-brand products. Al Maya Supermarket, just four minutes away, is another convenient spot for purchasing groceries.


Al Aziz Mosque is a renowned mosque close to City Of Lights. It is a three-storey building with the ability to accommodate 2270 worshippers. The levels are designated for women's prayer, main prayer, and secondary prayer. It takes only four minutes to reach the mosque. Other nearby mosques include Al Sahaba Mosque, Khalifa Zaid Mosque, and Saif Bin Darwish Mosque.


In the vicinity of City Of Lights, there is a limited selection of churches available for residents as most are situated nearby the Al Mushrif community. One option is St. Theresa's Church, which is a Catholic church located approximately 16 minutes away. This particular church is one of four Catholic churches in the UAE. Additionally, residents can also visit St. Joseph's Cathedral and Abu Dhabi Apostolic Tamil Church if they wish to attend other religious services.

There are few choices for temples in the vicinity. Among them is the Jugannath temple, which is a Hindu temple located near City Of Lights. It can be reached within a 13-minute drive from the area.


Nearby nursery schools that can be found in the vicinity are:

The educational institutions in the vicinity of City Of Lights are as follows:

Repton takes a comprehensive approach to education, nurturing a passion for learning in all students. Situated at the heart of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Grammar School currently educates 1080 students from 50 different countries using the Nova Scotia curriculum. The school is conveniently located just a short two-minute drive away and can be easily accessed within ten minutes from the community.

Emirates College of Technology - City Campus, situated just a 10-minute distance away, is the closest college. As for pursuing higher education, residents have the convenient choice of enrolling in Sorbonne University which is nearby.


There are several clinics in close proximity to City Of Lights.

Kaya Skin Clinic, an global franchise that offers cutting-edge dermatological treatments for both genders, can be found just a short eight-minute distance away in Abu Dhabi Mall. On the other hand, Aster Clinic is a welcoming local medical facility that specializes in various fields such as pathology, orthopedics, gynecology, pediatrics, and dentistry.

A full-service health-care pharmacy in the UAE is conveniently situated just one minute away from the community.

The Cleveland Clinic is a nearby hospital that caters to various critical and complex healthcare needs. With its 364-bed capacity spread across multiple floors, including clinical, treatment, diagnostic, and inpatient units, it provides comprehensive care. Located just six minutes away by car from the City Of Lights area, other hospitals in the vicinity include Burjeel Day Surgery Center and LLH Hospital.


The City of Lights is situated on the southern part of Shams Abu Dhabi, with neighboring communities such as:

Al Maryah Island is located west of the community and can be reached via Al Reem Street or Al Falah Street. Shams Abu Dhabi is in close proximity to the new Central Business District on Al Sowwah Island, only six minutes away. Najmat, situated south of the community, is at the heart of both the thriving oil-rich UAE economy and vibrant city life.




Despite the presence of numerous retail facilities in the community, Abu Dhabi Mall stands out as a shopping destination near City Of Lights, boasting approximately 200 stores and welcoming about 40,000 daily visitors. It can easily be reached within five minutes by car via Al Reem Street. The mall offers an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants, a Cineplex, children's play area, and various popular outlets including:

  • Paris Gallery


  • Grand Stores 


  • H&M


  • Zara


  • Carolina Herrera


  • The One 


  • Marina Furniture


  • Jashanmal


The shopping mall, situated in Abu Dhabi's central region of the United Arab Emirates, first opened its doors in 2001. Boasting an impressive array of over 200 shops, as well as a cinema and a food court, this bustling hub is conveniently positioned adjacent to the Beach Rotana hotel with direct access from within the hotel itself.

Shams Boutik mall, situated in Al Reem Island, is another popular shopping spot. Connected to the renowned Sun & Sky Tower, this mall can be reached within a three-minute drive. It offers a diverse range of retail stores and also includes activities for children. Some of its notable retail outlets include:

  • Nando’s


  • The Kettle Corner


  • Soulfull


Another nearby retail spot is the Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island, which ranks among the top 10 malls in Abu Dhabi.


Residents have the option to go to one of the closest Abu Dhabi Malls and select from a variety of food choices within the mall, including:

  • Chili's


  • Charleys Philly Steak


  • Café Nero


  • Cinnabon


  • Dunkin' Donuts'


There are additional dining establishments in close proximity to City Of Lights.

  • Johnny Rockets 


  • Hanoi Cafe & Restaurant


  • Popeyes


Johnny Rockets is an American fast-food burger chain situated in Shams Boutik on Level 1. The restaurant operates from 9 am to midnight and can be reached within a three-minute drive. Hanoi Cafe & Restaurant, a Vietnamese eatery, is conveniently located just one minute away by car. Popeyes, which is managed by Al Yasat Catering and Restaurant Supplies, offers fast food options and opens its doors from 11 am until 1 am.

The City Of Lights offers a variety of nightlife options. Trader Vic's, a five-minute drive away, is one such option. Another nearby choice is Captain's Arms located in Al Zahiyah. For those willing to travel a bit further, Vertical BAR, Filipino Bar & Restaurant can be reached within 13 minutes by car.


is just a short distance from the City Of Lights. Al Sahil Beach, situated parallel to Corniche Road, is considered one of the top beaches in Abu Dhabi. Offering ample parking with over 1100 spaces, it also features designated areas for families and individuals. At this stunning coastal destination, visitors can revel in the panoramic vistas of azure waters and lush palm trees.

The beach, located just a short 18-minute drive away, is an ideal destination for sports enthusiasts. It offers facilities for football and volleyball games. In addition to that, there are cozy restaurants available at the beach where locals and expatriates can dine in.


Near the City of Lights, there are various recreational pursuits available for your enjoyment.

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 


  • Emirates Heritage Village 


  • Mangrove National Park


is considered a significant tourist attraction. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, situated near City Of Lights, is an esteemed landmark just 17 minutes away. As the biggest mosque in the UAE and among the largest globally, it showcases a remarkable fusion of Islamic and global cultural influences. Designed by Emirati, Italian, and British architects, it draws inspiration from diverse countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco, and Turkey. With its impressive capacity to hold 40,000 visitors,the mosque serves as a popular destination for tourists.

Worshippers of the faith.

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In the vicinity of the City Of Lights, there are various outdoor activities to take part in.

  • Shared swimming pool


  • Children's nursery/play areas


  • Shared gym


  • Outdoor leisure and recreation area


  • Tennis court


City Of Lights is a residential community enriched with renowned towers like Marina Bay, which provide an array of opulent amenities to its residents.

There are additional fitness centers close to City Of Lights, including Primal Gym located six minutes away, Golden Eagle Gym which is an 11-minute drive, and Top Gym accessible within a 12-minute timeframe.

There are various beauty salons in close proximity to the City Of Lights.

  • Boudoir Beauty Lounge


  • NStyle Beauty Lounge


  • Ricky's Ladies' Salon


Boudoir Beauty Lounge can be found just a short two-minute drive away from the community. Situated on Level 1 of Shams Boutik mall, this salon offers an array of services including hair care, nail care, waxing, body massages, facials and spas. It is conveniently accessible within a quick 10 minutes. Ricky's Ladies' Salon is renowned for its diverse range of skin and hair services with expertise in keratin treatment and hair rebonding.


The Promenade, a 2-day open-air occasion, is typically held at the City of Lights on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi emirate. Attendees can partake in a variety of activities such as performing arts, entertaining demonstrations, workout sessions, dancing and art exhibitions, delicious culinary experiences, children's entertainment options, water sports and cultural educational sessions.


style="font-weight: 400;">City of Lights Residents. These Facebook pages and groups offer valuable community-related information for residents.

The official webpage of Reem Island community.


While living in the community, individuals have the opportunity to partake in numerous enjoyable pursuits like indulging in exquisite dining experiences, exploring top-notch shopping destinations within Abu Dhabi's premier malls, and visiting renowned nearby leisure attractions. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that traffic congestion on the bridges during peak hours can be an issue and there is a significant number of ongoing projects under development.


  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30-minutes away


  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, 18-minutes away


  • Mangrove National Park, 15-minutes away