Zone 30 - Abu Dhabi

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The Zone 30 area, located within Mohammed Bin Zayed City, is nearing completion of its development. Comprised solely of villas, it maintains the tradition of its parent community by offering inexpensive and calm residential options in Abu Dhabi.

Situated on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed City (also known as MBZ or Zayed City) covers an area of approximately 45km. This mixed-use community is presently being developed and has been named after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Once completed, it will be considered a self-contained city within Abu Dhabi.

Encompassing an array of facilities, the neighborhood mainly comprises residential units including villas available in various layouts. Additionally, there are multiple amenities such as schools, shopping centers, recreational spaces, dining options and medical establishments that cater to the community's needs. To commute from here to Dubai one can take Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E11), while Al Ain Road (E22) and Al Rawdah Road (E30) serve as routes for those traveling to central Abu Dhabi.




The peaceful and tranquil environment of Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) City's Zone 30 is provided by its collection of villas, which consist predominantly of residences with five or six bedrooms. Currently, construction is underway on some of these properties, but they will soon be available for enjoyment alongside the other sub-communities in MBZ City.

Famous attractions located in Zone 30, MBZ City include:


In Zone 30, there are detached and semi-attached villas available in various configurations. The majority of these villas are completed, while a small number are still undergoing construction.

Upon inspection, you shall discover that the villas possess an exclusive swimming pool and a capacious garden. Furthermore, their upper storeys feature terraces. Inclusive of these are accommodations such as bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a maid’s room complemented by its own bath.

A villa with three bedrooms can have a built-up area of 6,000 sq. ft, while a larger one with twelve bedrooms could cover an area of approximately 9,640 sq. ft. If you plan on purchasing a twelve-bedroom villa in MBZ City, it might cost you roughly AED 5M. On the other hand, renting a three-bedroom villa in the same location may require paying around AED 100K per year.


The hotels in closest proximity to Zone 30, Mohammed Bin Zayed City can be found as follows:

The 3-star hotel apartment building known as L'Arabia is linked to the Mazyad Mall and provides a range of amenities such as a food court, gym, sauna, indoor pool and grocery store. The accommodation ranges from studio apartments to 3-bed suites and it's located approximately 18 minutes away from Zone 30 in the community.

The Millennium Central Mafraq Hotel is a four-star accommodation located in the Mafraq region, only 15 minutes away by car. On the other hand, the Marriott Hotel is a five-star lodging that can be reached within a 23-minute drive.


Residents of the villas have access to garages that can accommodate two cars. There are also ample street parking spaces available for guests and visitors.


The Zone 30 area is served by the Bus M5, providing transportation for its residents to nearby Musaffah. Several bus stops in close proximity include Al Shamiyah Street / Al Sahirah Street, Al Saleel Street / Al Maqta’at Street, Al Masarib Street / Stop 10312 and Shaikha Ayisha Adarmaki Mosque.

In Abu Dhabi's public transportation system, there are alternative choices available other than buses. For those who prefer taking taxis, designated taxi stands can be found at Dalma Mall and Capital Mall. Additionally, Uber and Careem can also be utilized to reserve a cab.



Within the sub-community are two smaller supermarkets, both of which entail:

Damaa Grocery provides a diverse assortment of fresh products, including fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, Al Tayef Supermarket offers an extensive range of groceries and an ample array of beverages to choose from.

Beyond the locality, inhabitants have access to various convenience stores, with a majority situated in Sector ME10 of Musaffah. Several supermarkets of notable size include:

Within a 10-minute drive, ADNOC Oasis and Al Madina Hypermarket can be easily accessed. ADNOC Oasis is a well-known convenience store chain where various essentials can be purchased. Meanwhile, Al Madina Hypermarket belongs to the reputable Al Madina Group and is considered one of Abu Dhabi's finest supermarkets. These hypermarkets are located on multiple floors and offer an extensive range of goods including groceries, electronics, appliances, and bed/bath decor.


Zone 30 has two mosques where daily prayers can be offered. These mosques are available for individuals who wish to practice their religious beliefs regularly.

In other districts of Mohammed Bin Zayed City, there are numerous mosques that can be accessed within a 10 to 20 minute drive.


In Abu Dhabi, Christians can explore different churches with three located in the nearby Musaffah community accessible within a 15 to 20-minute drive. These include:

The Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur is located in M11, Musaffah Industrial Area and can be reached within 15 minutes by car. Although it is situated amidst baqalas and stores, its exterior does not reflect a typical place of worship, but the interior resembles that of a Gurudwara.

Located just a 30-minute drive away, the BAPS Hindu Mandir is set to become Abu Dhabi's inaugural Hindu temple. This landmark construction was inaugurated by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and is being spearheaded by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. It can be found in Abu Mureikha and is easily accessible via the Abu Dhabi - Ghuweifat Highway (E11).


The area of MBZ City boasts a plethora of schools and esteemed educational establishments. Several renowned schools can be found in close proximity to Zone 30.

Shining Star International School, situated a mere 9-minute drive away, provides education from KG-1 to Grade and adheres to the CBSE curriculum. With an enrolment of approximately 1,120 students, it is a prominent educational institution.

Both the Model School and Al Rabeeh Academy can be accessed within a 10-minute timeframe. The Abu Dhabi-based Model School, otherwise known as the New Indian Model School Abu Dhabi, adheres to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum up until 7th grade, switching over to Kerala Board for students in 8th grade and beyond. As it stands, there are currently over 5,000 pupils enrolled at this institution.

Al Rabeeh Academy adheres to the English National Curriculum and provides education for students from Foundation Stage 1 through Year 13. Co-educational classes are offered until the third year, with a shift towards gender segregation beginning in fourth grade.

The Elite Private School follows the American curriculum and provides education from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a travel time of 14 minutes.


The healthcare facility in Mohammed Bin Zayed City is situated in Zone 15 and can be reached within a span of 13 minutes.

If you travel for a duration of approximately 10 to 12 minutes, you can access medical facilities that are situated in Musaffah's Zone 30 vicinity. A few examples of such establishments include:

All of these healthcare facilities provide numerous medical services, including both in-patient and out-patient care as well as operating rooms.


In close proximity to Zone 30, there are comparable micro-districts consisting of villas and open areas. This includes Zone 31 and Zone 32, which are neighboring regions of the parent community.

Previously a modest industrial hub, Musaffah grew into an economic zone during the 2000s. Within its borders lies the second oldest port of the UAE, known as Musaffah Port. The area encompasses a sprawling 53km-long Mussafah Channel and home to the region's second-largest watercourse.

Al Mafraq Industrial Area is a section of the city that falls under the jurisdiction of Al Mafraq and Al Wathba. It includes the Al Mafraq Workers City and Al Mafraq Waste Water Treatment Plant, as well as various commercial properties like shops, offices, and labour camps.

In the process of being built, Zayed City (also known as Khalifa City C) is an upcoming venture that is expected to be finished by 2030. The location will encompass a total of 2,790 residential plots, in addition to 35 mosques, 15 schools, and 45 gardens.




The shopping centers in close proximity to Zone 30, Mohammed Bin Zayed City that are well-liked include:

Located a short 19-minute drive away from the community are Mazyad Mall and Capital Mall, which boast an array of shops, eateries, and a LuLu Hypermarket. For entertainment options, visitors can head to Mazyad Mall's Sparkys Amusement Centre for exhilarating rides or check out the Action Zone at Capital Mall for virtual reality games and more exciting attractions.

In the nearby area of Musaffah, you can easily access Dalma Mall in just 20 minutes. This mall boasts over 450 diverse shopping outlets, including both local and international brands. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a Cine Royal Cinemas location, Carrefour Hypermarket branch, fitness center, and numerous dining options on site.


At present, there are two eateries available for inhabitants situated in Zone 30.

Zaitoon Al Arab Cafeteria is an eatery that focuses on Arabic delicacies and quick bites, particularly those originating from Lebanese cuisine. On the other hand, Tea Junction serves as a café for indulging in sugary treats once in a while and obtaining a caffeine boost.

To experience a diverse range of dining choices, inhabitants can head over to the eateries situated in Zone 30 within Mohammed Bin Zayed. A few examples include:

Next to Al Farah lies a Lebanese eatery, Lahore Garden Grill specializes in Pakistani barbecue cuisine. Malabar Junction offers dishes from both Chinese and south Indian cuisine originating from Kerala. Bon Ga Restaurant is Korean dining establishment.

Paris Café offers a wide selection of American-style bakery and fast food items, while Hardee's is a well-known chain of fast food restaurants. Both establishments can be found within a 10 to 15 minute drive from the community.

Mainland Abu Dhabi offers a plethora of upscale dining establishments and entertainment venues. However, for those near Zone 30, the nearest options are approximately a 36-minute commute.

Tamba is a high-end restaurant that boasts an open kitchen and bar, as well as a resident DJ and stunning views of Abu Dhabi's skyline. It is considered one of the city's premier fine dining establishments. Catch at St. Regis focuses on Japanese cuisine, including seafood, and provides outdoor seating on an open terrace with a full bar. This makes it one of the most highly-regarded rooftop restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

Chamas Churrascaria & Bar, one of Abu Dhabi's finest Brazilian eateries, is a steakhouse that serves freshly grilled beef and poultry while being serenaded by live Latin music.


In order to bask in the sunshine at a beach, you must travel for at least 25 minutes to get to any of the beaches located near Zone 30.

Al Bateen Beach can be reached in 28 minutes and stands apart from the other beaches in the city due to its lack of crowding. In addition, it offers a women-only beach area and various water sports such as jet-skiing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. The picturesque beach stretches for around 800 meters and is well-preserved while also being environmentally friendly.

Abu Dhabi's Corniche Beach, which is a 35-minute drive away, boasts numerous cabanas and palm trees. Additionally, there are several amenities available on this popular beach such as a kids' play area. The Blue Flag eco-label has been bestowed upon it because of its pristine clear blue water.


Getting to prominent attractions in the vicinity of Zone 30, Mohammed Bin Zayed City is made effortless thanks to nearby expressways such as Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road (E11), Al Ain Road (E22) and Al Rawdah Road (E30).

There are several notable landmarks in the vicinity of Zone, such as:

By taking a 20-minute drive, you can arrive at Wahat Al Karama, an establishment built to honor Emirati soldiers who have bravely sacrificed their lives on the line of duty and other locations. The site houses 31 massive tablets made of aluminium, inscribed with messages of solidarity embodied in their unique leaning structure. Other notable features include the Pavilion of Honour and Memorial Plaza.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque can be reached by driving for 20 minutes on Al Ain Road. It is considered one of the largest mosques in the world and boasts impressive Islamic architecture, featuring 82 domes, 1,000 columns, luxurious 24-carat gold chandeliers, and even holds the title for having the largest hand-knit carpet globally.

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve can be reached within a 23-minute drive by taking Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed International Road (E11). It's one of the few remaining wetlands on Earth with only around 2,000 left worldwide. The reserve was recognized for its protection efforts and added to the IUCN Green List in 2018. In addition to enjoying lush green scenery, visitors can spot an array of wildlife, such as over 260 bird species, 16 reptiles, and 10 mammals. There are also around 5,000 resident flamingos to admire.

To get to Yas Island, simply take the E11 highway and you'll arrive in about half an hour. This bustling area is not only home to residential properties but also some of Abu Dhabi's most popular entertainment venues. You won't want to miss out on exploring Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World or the exquisite greens at Yas Links Golf Club.

In addition, Yas Island offers the opportunity to partake in water sports and upscale dining at Yas Beach. In addition, MAD is a top-notch live music venue where visitors can dance to their heart's content.


Zone 30 contains two community parks that are spacious and can cater to the needs of sub-community residents. Additionally, within a 15-minute distance is the Mohammed Bin Zayed City Public Park, which offers ample outdoor options for residents.

Mohammed Bin Zayed City boasts several gyms, primarily located in Mussafah East. Among these are:


To partake in various community events, locals could visit Mazyad Mall. They host festivities for different religious occasions such as Eid, Diwali, Ramadan, National Day and more.


MBZ City residents have the option to join private or public Facebook groups that provide regular updates and opportunities for content sharing.


If you're searching for economical and peaceful accommodations in Abu Dhabi, Zone 30 is an ideal alternative. Additionally, the community's vicinity to educational institutions, recreational spaces, and commercial centers make it a suitable selection for families. Furthermore, the nearby highways facilitate effortless transportation to other regions within Abu Dhabi and even Dubai.

On the other hand, living in MBZ City may be inconvenient for professionals who have to travel long distances to reach central Abu Dhabi. Before purchasing or renting a property in the area, it is important to take this factor into account.

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