Khalifa City


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Overall average rating.


This neighborhood is very safe.


There are many good restaurants.


Great cost of living for ameneties.

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This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

A large-scale residential community with its own malls, stores, schools, and hospitals in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City is a part of the three-cities plan for affordable housing. The neighborhood is ideally located along the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, which makes it an ideal place to live for those who frequently have to travel to Dubai for work. The affordable and spacious apartment model of the city works best for short and long term foreign workers and digital nomads looking for an upscale lifestyle away from the tourist crowds of the city. 

The Khalifa City Golf Course and Al Forsan International Sports Resorts in the community are the most popular spots for the residents to hang out. There is a wide variety of fun activities at the Sports Resort including paintball, shooting, horseriding, and watersports too, like wakeboarding and kayaking. For a relaxing evening stroll and daytime picnics, the 27-acre Khalifa Park is never too crowded to host families residing in the area. 

The land where the Khalifa City sits now was once used to be a part of the many small fishing villages depending on the seafood from the Arabian Sea for their sustenance. Honoring the old traditional culture of the Emirates, Bu Tafish offers the fresh catches of the day cooked in local Arabian spices. To cater to the many foreign residents of the community, McGettigan’s at Al Raha Beach Hotel is a famed Irish Pub that gets quite busy during the sunset. Circle Cafe and Cone Zone Cafe in Etihad Plaza are the highest-rated coworking cafes in the area. 

Malavika Bhattacharya
October 31, 2022
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Malavika is an India-based writer passionate about travel, wildlife, and the outdoors. Follow her travels @malavikab on Instagram.

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