Most Popular Renting Areas of Abu Dhabi – 2017

In face of global economic uncertainties of the year 2016, real estate investors around the world have been in search of markets that can withstand fluctuations in fortunes. Among these, the property sector in the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have made quite a name for themselves for being stable markets buoyed by a constantly diversifying economy. And while Dubai is a haven for real estate investors, Abu Dhabi is certainly at the top of the game when it comes to the financial services, manufacturing and cargo handling sectors, making it a top choice for expats looking to expand their expertise and professional acumen. So if you are one of the expats heading out to the UAE capital in search of a better livelihood, consider’s guide to the most popular renting localities in the emirate. Maybe these areas have what you have been looking for.


According to data provided by for January 2017, the Abu Dhabi area most popular with intending apartment renters was Al Reem Island. The area accounted for 24% of all search queries for rental apartments on Bayut’s website. Al Reem Island is a popular community that is well planned, laced with modern facilities for hassle-free living and with an infrastructure that is well-suited to support a constantly growing population. Apart from this, the units constructed here are new and the quality is of the highest standard. In addition, avenues for a wide array of outdoor activities also make it an ideal location to pursue an active lifestyle.

The second most searched placed in the rental apartment category was Khalifa City A which received 7% of the search hits. Khalifa City A is an extremely popular residential locality since it is centrally located and has been provided with a number of quality parks, schools and hospitals. Similarly, Al Raha Beach is also an attractive locality due to its close proximity to entertainment venues and the international airport.

The fourth place went to Corniche Area, which was closely followed by Al Khalidiyah.

Corniche Area is popular among tenants for being an upscale locality. Apart from providing the best quality of life to residents, this area is also close to the Sahil beach, an attractive option for residents interested in quite walks along the shoreline.


Khalifa City A bagged the first spot by receiving 28% of all search hits in Abu Dhabi in the rental villas category. The second spot was claimed by Mohammed Bin Zayed City which received 15% of the search hits in January. This locality is situated close to the main industrial town in the emirate and the buildings are newly built. Next on the list was Al Reef Island, a fast developing suburban community that received 11% of all search hits in the villa category. The fourth and fifth spots were bagged by Al Raha Gardens and Saadiyat Island that respectively received 6% and 4% of all search queries for rental villas in the emirate.


The most popular area in the UAE capital for renting office spaces in January 2017 was, again, Al Reem Island which received 28% of all inquiries for rental offices. It was followed by the industrial town Mussafah that received 27% search hits in January. Mussafah is an economic hub which is home to many manufacturing concerns. The biggest advantage associated with this area is its close proximity to the port, which makes business activities much easier. The third spot went to Hamdan Street, followed by Tourist Club Area. The fifth spot was claimed by Airport Street, which has some of the most sought after office spaces available in the entire emirate.

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