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November 07, 2022

Top Family-Friendly Communities in Abu Dhabi

It was much easier to find a place for you and your significant other, but with kids, property hunts are more complicated; they aren’t about finding a house with enough space for two and an easy commute to work anymore.

Now you're more critical and pickier about finding the best communities in Abu Dhabi where you see your little ones growing happily. When looking for such communities, you need to consider schools, your family's daily needs, and even the availability of fun activities for the kids.

Lucky you! We already did the research. Here are our recommendations for the top family-friendly communities in Abu Dhabi:

Mayan Yas Island

Picture this: You live within one of the most ideal gated communities in Abu Dhabi where you and your family wake up to beautiful azure and green scenery, go about your day, and come back looking forward to enjoying quality time together; what's on today's agenda? Some fun at Yas Beach, entertaining the little ones at the kids' playground, a refreshing swim at the pool, or maybe a picnic.

That’s a glimpse of the lifestyle that awaits you at Mayan Yas Island. It is one of many Aldar waterfront communities in Abu Dhabi that is shaped around your convenience. From the closeness to Yas Island’s amous andmarks to top-notch family-friendly facilities, Mayan is the dream residential community

Yas Island is the place where the fun never ends. It’s known for many entertainment venues that will keep your little ones active and giggling, and of course, you will get your share of fun as well.

The minute you ask about fun things to do on Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the name to pop up. The amusement park is designated for speed and thrill lovers and appeals to them with some of the most exciting rides, from the world's fastest rollercoaster to the highest loop ride; Ferrari World never fails to impress.

But how about kids? Ferrari World’s Family Zone hosts exciting rides where the entire family can share laughs and make memories. The zone features kid-friendly rides, including the Turbo Tower and Formula Rossa Junior.

If Ferrari World is not the type of fun your family likes, how about spending a splashy day at Yas Waterworld or meeting your favourite characters at Warner Brothers World?

Entertainment may be the highlight of living on Yas Island, but families with kids have other needs, which the island meets as well.

As a parent, the proximity of reputable schools and nurseries is probably your top priority. If you are planning to choose Yas Island as your new address, you have many prominent educational options, including Aldar Academy, Sabis International School and Al Shohub School.

For your daily grocery needs and regular shopping, you can head to Yas Mall, which boasts many dining, shopping and entertainment choices that will meet your family’s requirements.

Saadiyat Lagoons

You only want what’s best for your family, and what’s that other than a healthy lifestyle where they are surrounded by nature and serenity? Saadiyat Lagoons is Aldar’s nature-inspired community overlooking the mangroves and the Arabian Gulf, where you have everything you and your family need under one roof. The project will provide you with world-class amenities that promote well-being and guarantee you enjoy the luxurious life you deserve.

Saadiyat Lagoons boasts an adventure park, eco-corniche, linear park, outdoor sports courts, running and cycling tracks, picnic and barbeque areas, retail and F&B hubs, a farmer’s market, a health clinic, and an outdoor cinema.

Saadiyat Lagoons is set to have a school and an early learning centre. But there are also some well-known schools a short drive away from the community, including Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi Grammar School, Repton School Abu Dhabi and West Yas Academy.

The community is situated on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St, which means you will leverage great connectivity and proximity to prime locations on Saadiyat Island.

For an enjoyable shopping experience where you can get your daily needs and find an abundance of dining and family entertainment options, The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Mall and The Collection Abu Dhabi are close by.

Al Zeina Abu Dhabi

Another notable choice to consider when looking for family-friendly communities in Abu Dhabi is Al Zeina, which is located at Al Raha Beach, one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital. Al Zeina is a neighbourhood that will provide you with an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, while still allowing you to stay close to the centre of the action.

You can choose from a plethora of educational facilities, including the Canadian International School. For healthcare clinics, Burjeel Medical Center Al Zeina is within a walking distance.

With the designated retail area, you will have easy access to your daily essentials, and if you don’t fancy the options Al Zeina has, you’ll find something you like within a short drive.

Is Waitrose a good option? It’s only about 2 minutes away from Al Zeina. Maybe the 7-minute away Spinneys or Carrefour?

It only takes 12 minutes to reach Yas Mall to enjoy a movie night at VOX cinema, eat a delicious family meal or indulge in a lavish shopping experience.


Alghadeer Community

Finally on our list of the top family-friendly communities in Abu Dhabi is Alghadeer community, a sanctuary connecting you to peaceful nature and linking the capital and Dubai.

It is a self-sufficient community featuring shops, cafes and supermarkets. In addition, Alghadeer hosts jogging and cycling tracks, lakes, riding stables, a country club and an art centre.

Do you like getting your hands dirty and growing your family’s food? You’ll get to do that if you choose to rent a mini agriculture land at the Field. You will also have the option to purchase freshly grown products at the Market.

Alghadeer International School will soon take place in the community, while the British Oak Montessori Nursery is already set up in the Waha Building.

So, which one of these communities in Abu Dhabi will you and your family be happy to call home?