5 fantastic places to live in Abu Dhabi

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has become known globally for seamlessly blending tradition with modernity, offering lucky residents a unique lifestyle surrounded by luxury, culture, and stunning nature. 

The top communities in the emirate each offer unique benefits and attractions, while boasting great road connectivity to the hotspots of the city and the wider country. 

Here are five of the most desirable places to live.

Al Raha Beach

Al Raha Beach is an elegant waterfront neighborhood that combines luxury living with gorgeous sea views. This vibrant community offers a mix of high-end apartments, townhouses, and villas, as well as scenic promenades, lush green parks, and a host of recreational facilities. With easy access to schools, shopping malls, and cultural attractions, this area offers convenience and style in equal measure. 

Al Saadiyat Island

For arts and culture lovers, Al Saadiyat Island is truly a gem. Home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, this upscale area’s residential offering ranges from contemporary apartments to exclusive villas. The island also has miles of pristine beachfront, world-class golf courses, and an array of fine dining options – all making it something of an elite address.

Al Reef

Considered by many as the best place to live in Abu Dhabi for families, Al Reef is a well-established community of apartments and villas catering to a diverse range of residents. A major attraction is the bustling market square, not to mention the pretty parks for picnics, and top-notch sports and leisure facilities. Al Reef also enjoys an ideal location near major highways ensuring access to the main city hubs.

Yas Island

It’s hard to beat Yas Island when it comes to entertainment. Home to the world-renowned Yas Marina Circuit, it also boasts a range of adrenaline-pumping theme parks, the Yas Mall for retail therapy, and the prestigious Yas Links Golf Course for lovers of the greens. Properties here include luxurious waterfront apartments and contemporary villas, while the overall vibe is one of opulence and exclusivity. 

Al Reem Island

Last but certainly not least, the spectacular Al Reem Island is something of a rising star and is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after areas in the capital. With a private and peaceful ambiance yet with easy access to the city, Al Reem Island offers a mix of upscale apartments and penthouses with breathtaking views of the sea. A major draw is the plush new Reem Hills project, the island’s first gated community and managed by Royal Development Company (RDC). Reem Hills is notable for an intelligently designed master plan that holistically blends residential, commercial, and leisure spaces.