This week, The National, Abu Dhabi’s leading news agency has yet again featured one of our exclusive and premium properties in Al Manara, Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach.

The property is a four-bedroom, four- bathroom full floor apartment covering over 4,000 sq ft of space and is located in the highly exclusive Al Manara in Al Raha Beach. The residential building consists of 12 floors with only 12 apartments, shared swimming pool, squash and tennis courts. The apartment is situated on a high floor, giving its resident a stunning panoramic view of the sea and beyond. Built with timber flooring and marble slabs, granite worktops and a smart home system, it is on the market for AED 6.2 million exclusively with Henry Wiltshire International. Al Bandar remains to be one of the prime communities not just in Al Raha Beach but in the emirate. It’s quality finishing, marina, retail and leisure facilities speak for itself as the perfect home for investment or occupancy. The property is listed by our Al Bandar properties expert, Angela Hurrion, and here’s what she has to say about it.



Is Al Bandar the pinnacle of apartment living in Abu Dhabi?

Yes, absolutely. This is the original flagship development from Aldar in Al Raha Beach. The apartments are extremely well built and come with high specifications and finishes. The facilities and amenities are excellent, as is the location.

The lifestyle in Al Bandar is second to none compared to anywhere in Abu Dhabi, however, it’s the authentic community feel that makes it special. The community is exclusive while remaining inclusive of those who live there, with a high proportion of the residents being owners.

How does Al Manara differ from the other towers at Bandar?

Al Manara is the exclusive blue tower on the point of the island. The building itself is unique, as there are only 12 full floor apartments, all over 4,000 square feet, with high quality finishes including contemporary marble and mosaic bathrooms, and high quality timber flooring. Added to that there are truly panoramic 360º sea views which are quite exceptional.

It does however lack a private beach like its Al Raha beach neighbours …

Each development within Al Raha Beach has its own features and amenities. Al Bandar was designed as an exclusive low density island development with a marina wrapping around the glass apartment buildings. Residents can go directly from their apartment down to the marina berths and it is common to see people cruising out to dinner to the restaurants in Yas Marina and Yas Links golf club. No need to take the car!

These units are rare, how often have you seen them available for sale?

Yes, that is indeed correct, only four apartments were ever sold privately, so to see them come up for resale is very rare. Unique properties and any limited commodity always make for a great long-term investment and what a spectacular home to live in.

What kind of buyer will look to snap this up?

Someone who appreciates a certain lifestyle of luxury living in a contemporary apartment with the most amazing views, the privacy of no neighbours and direct access to the water being an added bonus for boat lovers. Al Bandar is also perfectly located with direct access to the highway for Dubai which takes about 45 minutes, downtown Abu Dhabi no more than 20 minutes and the airport is just five minutes away.

Are you seeing prices and rents on the rise in Abu Dhabi?

After seven years of declining sales prices, things started to turn around last year with a flight to quality, larger apartments with sea views or villas with gardens or pools. As a consequence, we now have a shortage of certain types of properties for sale and prices are starting to rise.

Rents are also on the rise for villas and good quality apartments in the best developments. We have virtually continual full occupancy in Al Bandar and the best buildings in Al Raha Beach and the same for most of the villa communities. As there are a limited amount of these communities in Abu Dhabi, we expect the availability for rent and for sale to remain tight and that will put increasing upward pressure on prices.


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Published in The National 06.08.2021

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