Community Spotlight: Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi

Community Spotlight: Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi,

Commonly referred to as MBZ City, this area located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular communities to rent villas in the UAE capital. Proximity to Dubai also enhances its appeal among residents.

Searches for Buy (10%) vs Rent (90%)

The majority of residents choose to rent in MBZ City since only UAE and GCC nationals can purchase property here. This community was not named in the list of designated investment zones announced by the government last year. 

Searches for Apartments (43%) vs Villas (57%)

This community is one of the most popular areas for affordable villa living in Abu Dhabi. There are only a few buildings that offer apartment living. Given its proximity to Musaffah, the area was heavily industrial at one point, but is now starting to become more residential. The proximity to Dubai also adds to this community’s appeal.

Who lives here? Singles (43%) Couples (15%) Families (42%)

The spacious villas are ideal for large families seeking value for money accommodation. It is a family-friendly community that houses good educational institutes, a public park, supermarkets, hospitals and clinics. The presence of a small shopping centre (Mazyad Mall) in the neighbourhood enhances the community’s appeal. Mazyad Mall is the perfect place to secure a good bargain and is anchored by value retailer LuLu. Residents also have Dalma Mall within a short driving distance.  

Most Searched Sub-Community: Mohammed Bin Zayed Centre

This is a sub-community located in the centre of Mohammed Bin Zayed City and close to Mazyad Mall. This area predominantly houses villas. 

Most Searched Building: Mazyad Mall Tower 2

Top searched keyword: Pool

Villa residents in MBZ City are water babies. They love to entertain guests and increasingly search for homes with a private pool.

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