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Real Estate Properties for rent and sale in Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Reem Island
Al Reem Island

About Al Reem Island

As a natural island in Abu Dhabi, developed by ALDAR Properties PJSC, Al Reem is situated off the northeastern coast of Abu Dhabi, near the areas of Al Maryah Island and Al Mina. It is a mixed-use development that includes residential, commercial, and retail spaces, with a number of high-end residential towers, as well as several shopping malls, restaurants, and cafes. This is in addition to parks and other recreational facilities on the island that make this island a one-of-its-kind, including but not limited to the Reem Central Park.

Developed in 2006, Al Reem island is one of the fastest-growing areas in Abu Dhabi. Fortunately, it is connected to the mainland by several bridges, including the Sheikh Khalifa Bridge and the Al Reem Bridge.

Furthermore, Al Reem island is home to several residential and commercial properties. Commercial ones include office buildings and retail spaces, whereas residential properties include several high-end residential properties on Al Reem Island, including apartment buildings, townhouses, and villas, offering a range of amenities such as gyms, swimming pools, and parking facilities.

The cost of living on Al Reem Island is generally higher than some other areas in Abu Dhabi, due to its modern amenities, convenient location, and upscale residential properties. However, the cost of living can vary depending on factors such as the type of accommodation, lifestyle preferences, and spending habits, and it is very possible to live there on a budget by making smart choices and being mindful of expenses.

It is also worth noting that Al Reem Island is a freehold area, allowing non-UAE nationals to own property there outright. This made Al Reem Island an attractive destination for foreign investors and has contributed to the island's rapid development and growth over the past few years. In addition, residential properties of Al Reem Island are designed to cater to the needs and preferences of foreign investors, with amenities and features that are common in other parts of the world.

If you’re interested to know more about the vibrant and diverse community of Al Reem Island, this article is for you!

Top Attractions in Al Reem Island

Reem Central Park
As a large public park located on Al Reem Island, Reem Central Park covers an area of 1.2 million square feet and offers a range of outdoor activities. What makes it super special is its design, which was inspired by the natural landscapes of the UAE. The park also features several areas that are designed to resemble different landscapes, including a desert area, a mountain area, and a wadi (dry riverbed) area.

Reem Central Park is a popular destination for families and fitness enthusiasts, with a range of activities and facilities to cater to different interests and preferences that include central skate park, and is also a popular venue for community events and festivals, including outdoor concerts and food festivals.

Shams Boutik Mall
Known for its commitment to sustainability, Shams Boutik Mall brings several initiatives in place to reduce its environmental footprint. These initiatives include the use of energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, as well as the provision of recycling facilities for customers.

Located near several high-end residential properties and being easily accessible by car or public transport, the Boutik Mall has a wide range of retail stores, including supermarkets, fashion boutiques, and electronics stores. If you’re into shopping, unwinding and having a world-class dining experience, this is your place!

Reem Mall
Reem Mall is a state-of-the-art project located on Reem Island in the heart of Abu Dhabi. The $1.2 billion project spans almost 2.8 million square feet and is home to approximately 400 international and local brands, as well as about 85 cafes and restaurants and a range of family-focused entertainment options such as Vox Cinemas, Carrefour Hypermarket, and the iconic Snow Abu Dhabi. The mall features a world-class omni-channel ecosystem and data science-based trading platform, making shopping more convenient for customers and allowing for innovative promotions and customized deals.

Reem Mall is also the world's first mall to have an on-premises logistics hub, enabling store-to-door fulfillment with 24-hour delivery anywhere in the UAE and 72-hour delivery across the GCC.


Transportation on Al Reem Island is generally convenient and accessible, with a range of options available for residents and visitors. The public bus system operates via several routes that serve Al Reem Island, with several bus stops located throughout the island; such as Bus 101; 155; 44; 52; 56; and 7. To catch the bus links from the mainland, the closest stops are Al Muna School located on Zayed 1st Street, Sultan Bin Zayed Street, and Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre. It is also noteworthy that buses are well-maintained, with air-conditioning and frequent services.

And what could be more exciting than roaming around via a water taxi? Thankfully, this mode of transportation is available on Al Reem Island, with several operators offering services to other parts of Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island and the Corniche. They are certainly a great way to enjoy the scenic views of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

In addition to that, there are several mobile apps that are widely common for transportation; including Uber, Careem, Abu Dhabi Taxi, Darb, and RTA Dubai. When in Al Reem Island, rest assured that getting around the city is easy, convenient and quick!

Types of Properties

With a wide array of apartments, villas, and townhouses, Al Reem Island’s properties include affordable and luxurious accommodations, making it an attractive destination for locals and expats. It is noteworthy that Reem Island has gained more attention than other areas in Abu Dhabi as residents of the capital have been relocating to the island in search of a new home. The properties on Al Reem Island offer stunning views of the Abu Dhabi Skyline and the Arabian Gulf, making it a desirable location for those looking for a luxurious lifestyle.

The apartments on Al Reem Island are the most common type of property, with a range of sizes and configurations available to suit different needs and budgets. Some of the popular residential towers on the island include Marina Square, The Gate Towers, and Sky Tower. These towers offer a range of amenities, including swimming pools, fitness centers, and 24-hour security.

In addition to apartments, Al Reem Island also offers a range of villas and townhouses, particularly in the Al Reem Community. These properties are typically larger and offer more space, making them ideal for families or those looking for more privacy.

As for commercial buildings, they are mostly located in mixed-use developments that feature retail and dining destinations. This offers businesses and their employees easy access to a range of services and amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and shops. They also offer flexible lease terms, allowing businesses to rent space on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on their needs.

Popular Communities

Shams Abu Dhabi
Developed by Sorouh Real Estate, Shams Abu Dhabi is a vibrant waterfront development and mixed-use project that includes residential, commercial, and retail properties, as well as several community amenities and services. It offers a range of residential properties, including apartments, townhouses, and villas. The properties are designed to offer a luxurious and modern lifestyle, with high-end finishes and amenities.

Occupying about 25% of the island, Shams Abu Dhabi is home to many residential towers, with the tallest at 389 meters with 83 floors. Shams Abu Dhabi is designed to be a sustainable community, with several eco-friendly features and initiatives. These include green spaces, renewable energy sources, and water conservation measures. This development is designed to meet the needs of residents and businesses alike.

Marina Square
Marina Square is a popular residential and commercial development, comprising several high-rise residential towers, commercial spaces, and a waterfront promenade.

As a popular destination for those looking for a luxurious waterfront style in UAE, the residential towers in Marina Square offer a range of apartment options, including studio, in addition to one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. The apartments are equipped with modern amenities and offer stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the city skyline.

The commercial spaces in Marina Square include a range of retail shops, restaurants, cafes, and other services. The development also features a marina, which offers boat moorings and other water-based activities.

City of Lights
This large-scale mixed-use development is a self-contained community that features residential, commercial, and retail spaces, as well as a range of amenities and facilities. The residential component of City of Lights comprises several high-rise towers that offer a variety of apartment options, including studio, in addition to one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments.

In addition to the residential and commercial components, City of Lights also features a range of amenities and facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy. These include a swimming pool, fitness center, playgrounds, landscaped gardens, and jogging tracks.

Shams Gate District
This community also consists of a combination of residential, commercial, and retail spaces, along with various amenities and facilities. The residential sector of Shams Gate District includes several high-rise towers that provide a range of apartment options; whereas the commercial and retail spaces offer a diverse selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, and services.

Najmat Abu Dhabi
Located on the northeastern edge of Al Reem Island, Najmat Abu Dhabi is a modern and luxurious community that offers a convenient and sustainable lifestyle in the heart of Abu Dhabi. With a range of residential, commercial, and community amenities, the development has several community amenities, including parks, playgrounds, and fitness centers.

This is in addition to a range of residential properties, including apartments, townhouses, and villas; as well as commercial properties, including office space and retail space.

Services Offered

Nearby Schools and Nurseries
Repton School Abu Dhabi
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Choueifat International School (UAE)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi
Mosaic Nursery
Step By Step Nursery
British Orchard Nursery

Nearby Clinics/Hospitals
Burjeel Medical Centre
NMC Royal Hospital
Clemenceau Medical Center
Al Salama Hospital

Shopping Malls
Reem Mall
Boutik Mall

Nearby Hotels
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan
Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

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