Gardenia - Abu Dhabi

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Discover the finest golf course community living at Gardenia in Al Raha Golf Gardens. This residential area, also known as Golf Gardens, is developed by Aldar Properties and located next to Abu Dhabi Golf Club with convenient access to Abu Dhabi International Airport. In addition, it's situated adjacent to Khalifa City A and offers easy access to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street which connects to Al Shahama Road.

Gardenia is a luxurious residential area situated close to the Gardens Club Community Centre. It boasts distinct styles and architectural designs for its villas and townhouses. As implied by its name, this stunning community showcases verdant gardens with vivid seasonal blooms, creating an ideal home for those who appreciate nature's beauty.




Residential properties located in Al Raha's Golf Gardens are exclusive to UAE Nationals. Among these properties are the Gardenia villas which boast impeccable design and a cozy living environment. Its impressive facade utilizes a combination of wood, glass, and stone for an inviting atmosphere.

Gardenia boasts a number of popular attractions worth exploring.

The Gardens Club functions as the heart of the community, providing a place for social gatherings and leisure activities to its inhabitants. It boasts multiple facilities including a pool, athletic center, gathering spot, and shops.


Gardenia is made up of mainly villas and townhouses. The villas have 4 to 5 bedrooms with a maximum of 4 to 6 bathrooms. They range in size from a minimum floor area of 3,500 sq. ft. to a maximum of 4,381 sq. ft. The amenities provided for these houses include a clubhouse, swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, round-the-clock security service, parking spaces among others.

Individuals have the opportunity to purchase villas within Gardenia.


Gardenia offers plenty of parking options. Residents are allotted two parking spots with additional spaces available for guests outside the properties. For larger villas, there may be up to four spots available for both residents and visitors alike.

In Gardenia, public transportation is scant and the nearest bus stop requires a 10-minute car ride. As a result, locals opt for utilizing taxis as their primary mode of transportation within the city.



Numerous retail stores and supermarkets can be found in close proximity to Gardenia. A couple of well-known local options include Baqalat the Dukkan Grocery and Wheatfields Gourmet Grocer and Café.

Wheatfields Gourmet Grocer and Café, situated just a minute's drive away, offers a variety of food items, bakery products, and groceries. The café is well-liked for its freshly cooked meals. Additionally, the vicinity houses other favorite stores like Spinneys, Souq Planet and Carrefour Market.


Gardenia has several nearby mosques to cater to Muslims. For instance, Golf Gardens Mosque is found in the vicinity and can be reached by only a 2-minute drive. The iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is also within an 11-minute driving distance. Other options include Sas Al Nakhl and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan Mosque which are both reachable within 8 to 11 minutes by car.


Individuals of varying beliefs have the convenience of accessing their respective places of worship within close proximity. The Gardenia area boasts several renowned churches, including St. Paul's Church, the Mar Thoma Church, and Abu Dhabi Assembly of God Church, all situated within a 15-minute driving distance.

Within a 20-minute drive from Gardenia are Hindu temples, including BAPS Hindu Mandir and Baps Temple.


There's no need for concern regarding your toddler's education since there are numerous nurseries in close proximity to Gardenia.

Bright Kids Nursery Bain Al Jesrain is a highly sought-after institution that implements the EYFS syllabus for children aged 1-4. On the other hand, Windsor Early Years Nursery is among the top-rated nurseries in Abu Dhabi with an 'A' accreditation and adopts the British nursery curriculum.

In addition to nurseries, Gardenia is home to a variety of schools for parents to choose from. These options include:

The schools near Gardenia are all within a 10-minute drive. Of the three well-known options, GEMS American Academy is the most prestigious as it implements an American curriculum and promotes involvement in various extra-curricular pursuits.


There is an abundance of medical facilities in close proximity to Gardenia, making it convenient for its residents to receive necessary healthcare.

Canadian Medical & Rehabilitation Centre focuses mainly on skin treatment, dentistry, body slimming and rehabilitation services. It is one of the best in the area located at only a 6-minute drive. Located in Khalifa City A, HealthPlus Family clinic is a medical clinic that caters to health-related issues in women and children.
NMC Royal Hospital near Gardenia is a specialised hospital providing trusted healthcare services to the people. 79 patient rooms, 9 ICU beds and 5 operation theatres make it a valuable place.



The vicinity of Gardenia comprises of neighboring areas.

These locations are mainly for residential purposes and offer various facilities that are accessible to Gardenia's residents. In addition, it takes less than 15 minutes to travel to central Abu Dhabi and only 45 minutes to reach Dubai.




Any of the well-known shopping centers located near Gardenia can be visited to satisfy one's shopping requirements. These comprise...


The Al Raha Mall, highly favored among locals, offers a variety of amenities including Lulu Supermarket, designer fashion boutiques, an entertainment area for children and a movie theater. As a community mall in the Emirates region, it stands out as one of the top-rated options for shopping and leisure activities.

The Souk mall boasts a classic Arabian aesthetic and houses various clothing shops and global cuisine choices. Conveniently, these shopping centers are all within a 10 to 15-minute car ride from each other.


Gardenia is surrounded by a diverse array of favored dining establishments, giving food enthusiasts plenty of options to choose from.


La Brioche, a rustic eatery inspired by French countryside vibes, is conveniently situated just one minute away. For those seeking bold flavors of India, Khayal Restaurant awaits at an 8-minute distance.

For those seeking an Italian culinary experience, Oregano Restaurant is a viable option. In addition, Caesars Restaurant & Confectioneries, a well-known Indian chain, can be found at Al Raha Mall.


Within a short 5-minute drive, individuals can reach the coast. Those who reside in this area have exclusive entry to Al Raha Beach situated next to Gardenia. For an opulent beach outing, they may also visit Al Raha Beach Hotel. Additional public beaches nearby include Saadiyat Island and Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach in the vicinity of Gardenia.


Gardenia residents have no reason to be bored as they can find various sources of entertainment and amusement at the destinations listed below.


The Middle East boasts of one of its most impressive golf courses, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which offers 27 holes. It plays host to the esteemed European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and provides a range of golfing experiences such as night games, corporate events and training lessons.

Movie enthusiasts can explore Al Raha Theatre, positioned opposite Golf Gardens, for an alternative cinema experience.

Al Forsan International Sports Resort provides a wide range of options for sports enthusiasts to indulge in, including motorsports, waterboarding, and water skiing. Additionally, it features an extensive shooting range that includes clay shooting, handgun ranges, rifle ranges, and archery pits.


There are numerous gardens and parks in the vicinity that are ideal for outdoor activities, including...


The Gardens Club is the focal point of a community that includes a clubhouse, sports center and boutiques. It boasts a garden walk, waterways and a spacious canopy which leads to the social hub of the complex.

There are some excellent fitness centers in the region, including:


Numerous swimming pools are available for exploration. Additionally, several athletic courts and children's play areas can be observed nearby.


There are numerous events that occur within the community, mainly consisting of bazaars and carnivals held at the Golf Gardens Club House. These occasions are not only enjoyable for people of all ages but also provide a welcoming atmosphere for children. Additionally, festive celebrations like Christmas, Eid and National Days are observed with great enthusiasm.


To maintain ties with the residents of your area, you can become a member of the Facebook group 'Gardenia Abu Dhabi Rent Properties'. Through this, you will receive information about community happenings.


Undeniably, Gardenia is a neighborhood that caters to families and offers various conveniences. However, it should be noted that the properties there tend to be quite spacious and may not be ideal for smaller families. Furthermore, public transportation options are limited in this area, which can result in significant expenses for those who do not own a car as they may have to rely on taxi services.