The beautiful city of Abu Dhabi has gained recognition for its many concerts and tourist attractions over the last couple of decades. But all that attention has also led to a spike in rents in the city.

For many UAE residents, Abu Dhabi is simply unlivable because of its soaring rents. That being said, there are family-friendly communities in Abu Dhabi that won’t destroy your budget.

Here are some of Abu Dhabi’s most affordable communities:

Mohammad bin Zayed City (MBZ City)

MBZ City is a residential district in the capital that offers villas and apartments of different sizes. It’s an excellent place for single folk and couples looking to rent 1-bedroom apartments below 70,000AED.

Other than its attractive pricing, MBZ City is also located close to the city, making it perfect for those who work nearby. Residents can visit the Capital Mall for groceries and shopping. There are also neighborhood schools nearby.

Waterfront Properties – Al Reem Island

Couples and single people looking to live in a more glamorous location should check out the wonderful district of Al Reem Island. These gorgeous waterfront properties are excellent for those working in the city. The high-rise buildings are equipped with pools, gyms, and parks.

Need to go shopping? Head out to Shams Boutik Mall, the go-to shopping center for all those living on Reem Island.

Al Muroor

Al Muroor may be an older residential community, but it continues to be one of the more popular locations for residential apartments because of its affordability. Located between Muroor Road and Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Corniche, Al Muroor has direct access to the city.

It’s also got neighborhood schools, hospitals, convenience stores, and other amenities nearby.

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in the area is 60,000AED.

Khalifa City

Khalifa City offers a wide range of apartments that attract young professionals living in Abu Dhabi. These apartments are ideal for those who wish to travel back and forth from Dubai and are looking for reasonably priced apartments.

Khalifa City also provides easy access to glamorous locations like Al Raha Beach and Yas Island. Young parents can take advantage of the many daycare centers and nurseries Khalifa City has to offer.

There’s no doubt that Abu Dhabi is an expensive city, but amongst it’s lavish, expensive apartments lie affordable communities that offer spacious living spaces and amenities of all kinds.

Emirates List has gathered a comprehensive list of villas and apartments for sale in Abu Dhabi.

Just put in your details and find your new apartment today!


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