Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi
* 4 Bedroom Villa with 2 Master Bedroom
* 2 En-suite Bedrooms
* Guest Bathroom
* Living & Dining
* Maid's Room
About Khalifa City A
As Abu Dhabi's population has grown and demand for housing has become greater, Khalifa City has blossomed into an off-island suburban hub. Thousands of homes have been built, along with schools, shops and leisure facilities, but it's only recently that Khalifa City has transformed itself from a place to have a home into a place to truly live in.
The affectionately named "pink shops" are a row of buildings with stores on both sides. The urban myth is if you're looking for something and can't find it here, it's not available in Abu Dhabi. For food options, there's Miss J Cafe, Cone Zone serving Indian fare and Sea Shell offering shawarmas and juices. You will also find pharmacies, dry-cleaners, hardware stores and Najma Stationery, which stocks a treasure trove of supplies.
In the past couple of years, shopping options have steadily increased in Khalifa City. Spar is a large supermarket, and inside the foyer there's a florist, phone shop and pizza delivery place. Emirates Post Office is next door. There's also a Géant supermarket nearby, and last year, Spinneys opened in the Al Forsan leisure and housing complex.
Towards the airport, Etihad Plaza has multiple cafes, as well as dry-cleaners, money exchanges, a small supermarket and an Etisalat office.
Garden Plaza is a small shopping development at the back of Raha Gardens with a supermarket, pet shop, a branch of Mothercare, fast-food outlets, the popular Jones the Grocer restaurant and Circle cafe.
A restaurant with a difference, 1868 has a distinctive, well-designed interior, outdoor space, a first-floor art studio, a creche area and a room for private parties. La Brioche cafe, on two floors next to Al Hilal Bank, serves a range of pastries and food.
At Etihad Plaza, Mugg & Bean is a well-established part of the landscape. Bubo Barcelona Cafe, near Al Forsan, has a modern feel and serves Spanish dishes.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Westin hotel are on the outskirts of Khalifa City. Cafe 28 at the golf club has a great view of the course, while The Grille and the Championship Lounge give alternative casual and fine-dining options. The Westin is a popular Friday brunch venue and the venue, Fairways, offers an international buffet. There's also Sacci, an Italian Restaurant, and The Retreat, which serves bar food.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort has an equestrian centre at its heart, which welcomes riders of all abilities all year round. There are also paint balling and shooting facilities, plus a lake for wake boarding. You can pay-as-you-go or join as a member.
Schools are a significant part of the infrastructure of Khalifa City. Raha International School was recently named one of the top schools in Abu Dhabi. It offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Al Yasmina School stands at the opposite end of Al Raha Gardens compound. This Aldar-owned school offers the British curriculum.
Gems American Academy offers the International Baccalaureate and American curriculums from a large site opposite Al Raha Gardens.
The International School of Choueifat – Khalifa City is part of the Sabis school network and offers its own curriculum.
Al Shohub Private School teaches a British curriculum.
There are also many nurseries for preschoolers, including Humpty Dumpty, Noah's Ark, Little Smarties and Redwood Montessori.
In recent years, access to Khalifa City has been upgraded and the traffic flows relatively smoothly, even during rush hours. Navigating is still by landmarks and the old street system of road numbers and sectors. Onwani has numbered many of the buildings, but new street names are still to follow.
There are regular bus services into the city centre and to Yas Mall. Green cycle paths have been added along the stretch of road by Al Forsan. There's also a wide path for walking, running and cycling that runs parallel to Al Raha Gardens.