Landmarks: Deerfields Mall, Al Ghazal Golf Course
Schools: Gems American Academy (in Khalifa A), Canadian International School (in Khalifa A), Choueifat (in Khalifa A), Al Yasmina (in Al Raha), Al Raha (in Al Raha). A nursery and school are under construction.
Location: The closest expatriate community to Dubai. Located just to the north of the Airport it is a stone’s throw from Yas Island and Al Raha.
Unique Features: Expats can buy property in Al Reef. Self-contained safe and family friendly development. Each compound has a community centre, a pool and a gym.
Accommodation Type: Various sizes of villas (many have their own pools) in four separate compounds and low rise apartments in Reef Downtown.
Al Reef is the second Investment Zone authorised by the Abu Dhabi government for ownership by expatriates. The development is built on a 10 million sqft plot and was designed exclusively for middle-income occupiers. Al Reef has parks, pools and gardens, health clubs, a retail area and a medical clinic.
Al Reef Villas: is divided into four differently styled communities – Desert, Arabic, Contemporary and Mediterranean each with their own communal pools and community centers.
Al Reef Downtown: Comprises 1800 spacious and contemporary apartments designed for modern living. The complex also has two large swimming pools.
Deerfield Town Square in Abu Dhabi, an 80,000 m2 shopping mall scheduled to open this year, just ten minutes from Al Reef.
Local Secret: Al Ghazal Golf course nearby has a Clubhouse with a bar and often has live bands playing.