Also Known As: Khalifa Bin Zayed City
Landmarks: Etihad Plaza, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Schools: Gems American Academy, Canadian International School, Choueifat, Redwood Montessori, Al Yasmina, Al Raha International, BISAD (in MBZ)
Location: This is an impressive town running just under Raha Gardens from Abu Dhabi Golf Club to the border of Masdar City (by the Airport).
Unique Features: Quiet, spacious residential area with large well-priced villas just out of town but with great access to schools, the Al Raha community, Yas Island and Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Accommodation Type: Mostly villas and split villas.
Villas here are well spread out offering plenty of privacy, they’re very reasonably priced, large, spacious and often with outside space, you can even get a private swimming pool for a little extra. Khalifa A is synonymous with peace and tranquillity offering relief from the hustle of the city and more open space than its neighbours in Raha Gardens.
As well as Etihad Plaza with its Abela Supermarket and various cafes and restaurants, there is a strip of shops in the center of town and a Lulu hypermarket in Al Raha Mall. Many residents also shop at the Spinneys in nearby Mangrove Village. The young families in this area have prompted a host of schools to spring up, particularly pre-schools and nurseries.
Local Secret: Redwood Montessori Nursery has to be seen to be believed (it has a miniature city and a water park).