Best Gated Communities in Abu Dhabi

The UAE capital has a lot to offer in terms of lifestyle. For starters, it’s somewhat more peaceful than Dubai and close enough that you can easily commute. Another very important aspect to Abu Dhabi as well is the fact that its gated communities are to die for. 

If you’re after a taste of luxury ahead, look no further than this list of best gated communities in Abu Dhabi from Property Finder.

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Gated Community Villas in Abu Dhabi

1. Nalaya Villas

Nestled on the edge of the mesmerizing Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, Nalaya Villas is the very first gated community with leasable villas on the entire island. The villa designs have been gaining popularity and interest from tenants since they entered the market despite their high prices. 

The luxurious villas can easily be mistaken for stunning holiday getaways in countries like the Maldives. Each villa overlooks the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf complemented by natural mangroves and features access to a private beach. Talk about life out of a dream!

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Nalaya Villas is located on the star of the capital, Najmat Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island.

Nearby Attractions

Nalaya Villas boasts a location that’s close to many of Abu Dhabi’s attractions: 

  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 12 minutes away
  • Emirates Palace: 20 minutes away
  • Marina Mall Abu Dhabi: 20 minutes away
  • Yas Island: 30 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 30 minutes away.

Services and Facilities 

Reem Developers are experts at what they do. With only utter comfort in mind, here are some of the amenities you can expect from living at Al Reem Island:

  • Private beach access 
  • Marina
  • Schools
  • Hospital
  • Shopping centers
  • Office space
  • Clubhouse
  • Gym
  • Games area
  • Swimming pools.

Property Sizes

There’s a range of villas at Nalaya Villas to choose from with average sizes as follows: 

  • 3-bedroom villa: 2800 sq ft 
  • 4-bedroom villa: 3700 sq ft  
  • 5-bedroom villa: 4050 sq ft.


Here are the average prices for rent to have an idea what to expect: 

  • 3-bedroom villa: Starting AED 200,000/year
  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting AED 260,000/year
  • 5-bedroom villa: Starting AED 280,000/year.

Check all properties available for rent at Nalaya Villas on Property Finder.

2. Jawaher Al Saadiyat 

A touch of elegance is always what we’ve come to expect from giant developer Al Dar Properties and Jawaher is no different. The exclusive gated community located within the breathtaking Saadiyat Island is everything you would wish for in a luxury residence. 

Jawaher offers a range of spacious villas and townhouses in a prime location within the island. You will have easy access to endless greenery and stunning blue waters on a daily basis.

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Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

Choosing Jawaher means choosing a prime location within close proximity to everything Abu Dhabi has to offer.

  • St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort: 5 minutes away
  • Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi: 5 minutes away
  • Cultural District: 10 minutes away
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 15 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 30 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

Saadiyat Island offers its residents only the best amenities for a glorious lifestyle. 

  • 24/7 security
  • Green areas
  • Sports courts
  • Gym
  • Kids area
  • Swimming pools
  • Park
  • Luxury hotels and resorts
  • Beach club
  • Cultural District
  • Nursery
  • School
  • University
  • Saadiyat Marina District.

Property Sizes

Villas and townhouses within Jawaher have ranging sizes starting 7933 sq.ft. 


For an idea about the prices to rent your dream home, take a look here: 

  • 4-bedroom villa/townhouse: Starting AED 340,000/year
  • 5-bedroom villa/townhouse: Starting AED 700,000/year.

All villas available for rent at Jawaher can be found on Property Finder. 

If you’re looking for a more permanent home and would like to buy a property at Jawaher or invest, check this: 

  • 4-bedroom villa/townhouse: Starting AED 5,350,000
  • 5-bedroom villa/townhouse: Starting AED 11,500,000
  • 6-bedroom villa/townhouse: Starting AED 19,000,000.

A look at all villas available for sale at Jawaher is all you need right here on Property Finder.

3. Golf Gardens

Al Raha Golf Gardens is another gem from Al Dar Properties you have to consider. Here you will enjoy life directly by a massive golf course with Abu Dhabi Golf Club right next door. 

The gated community offers you a range of beautifully designed villas and townhouses with extra attention on surrounding green landscapes. 

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Adjacent to Abu Dhabi Golf Club off Al Maqasid St., Al Raha, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

Enjoying a prime location in the capital of the UAE, there is no shortage of nearby destinations to explore: 

  • Khalifa City: 8 minutes away
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 10 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 15 minutes away
  • Yas Island: 15 minutes away
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 15 minutes away
  • Al Raha Beach: 20 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

Many wonderful amenities are available to create the lifestyle you deserve at Golf Gardens:

  • Community center
  • Sports center
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Kids area
  • Clubhouse
  • Boutiques
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • 24/7 security
  • Abu Dhabi Golf Club
  • Al Raha Theatre.

Property Sizes

A range of sizes can be found at Golf Gardens so everyone can find their suitable home: 

  • 3-bedroom townhouse: 3681 sq.ft.
  • 4-bedroom townhouse: 3380 sq.ft.
  • 4-bedroom villa: 4349 sq.ft.
  • 5-bedroom villa: 5748 sq.ft.
  • 6-bedroom villa: 7276 sq.ft.


Here are the prices to rent the luxurious villas and townhouses at Golf Gardens:

  • Townhouses: Starting AED 169,999/year
  • Villas: Starting AED 200,000/year.

Check out all properties available for rent at Al Raha Golf Gardens on Property Finder.

Are you looking to buy? Here are the average prices: 

  • Townhouses: Starting AED 1,850,000
  • Villas: Starting AED 2,000,000.

Properties for sale at Al Raha Golf Gardens are available on Property Finder. 

4. Al Bateen Park Villas

Al Dar Properties bought Al Bateen Park back in 2012 and it’s one of the most exclusive gated communities in the country for UAE nationals only. It brings about state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by amazing landscaped gardens.

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

Located in a lively neighborhood in Abu Dhabi, living here means easy access to some of the city’s most notable attractions:

  • Al Bateen Mall: 5 minutes away
  • Al Bateen Palace: 5 minutes away
  • Umm Al Emarat Park: 10 minutes away
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 10 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 25 minutes away
  • Yas Island: 30 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

Al Bateen Park offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities to make your life as comfortable and as enjoyable as can be: 

  • Spacious villa designs
  • Prime location
  • 24/7 security
  • Greenery
  • Kids area
  • Sports courts
  • Swimming pool.

Property Sizes

Discover the various sizes of units available at Al Bateen Park:

  • 4-bedroom townhouse: 295 sq.m to 578 sq.m.
  • 4-bedroom villa: 379 sq.m to 486 sq.m.
  • 6-bedroom villa: 706 sq.m.


For an idea regarding prices of renting at Al Bateen Park Villas, check this:

  • 4-bedroom townhouse: Starting AED 230,000/year
  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting AED 150,000/year
  • 6-bedroom villa: Starting AED 180,000/year.

All properties for rent at Al Bateen Park Villas are available on Property Finder for you to browse.

For sale prices, here’s a glimpse: 

  • 7+ bedroom villa: Starting AED 6,400,000.

Properties available for sale at Al Bateen Park Villas are also available on Property Finder.

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5. The Hills

This cluster of villas tucked away in the Al Maqtaa area of the capital is quite the luxurious option for your new home. The location is to die for with very easy access to the rest of Abu Dhabi and off the island all together.

If you want to feel a sense of true community combined with an elegant lifestyle, this is the place for you. Some of the villas come with private pools if you’re dreaming big! Let’s turn that dream into reality, shall we?

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Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi.

Nearby Attractions

This list will give you an idea about the many attractions close to The Hills: 

  • Zayed Sports City Rink: 8 minutes away
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 8 minutes away
  • Khalifa Park: 10 minutes away
  • Bloom Gardens: 10 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 15 minutes away
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 20 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

At The Hills you will get used to only the greatest quality and style of life: 

  • Landscaped gardens
  • Kids play area
  • Spacious common areas
  • Health center
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Mosque
  • Sea views
  • Villas with swimming pool available
  • Private beach access to some properties.

Property Sizes

Here’s a glimpse at sizes: 

  • 5-bedroom villa: Average 5,900 sq.ft.


Average price for rent is as follows: 

  • 5-bedroom villa: Starting AED 230,000/year.

Check out properties for rent at The Hills on Property Finder. 

Sale prices are as follows:

  • 5-bedroom villa: Starting AED 5,459,000
  • 6-bedroom villa: Starting AED 24,500,000.

Property Finder gathered all properties for sale at The Hills

6. Mangrove Village

A gated community with a reputation that speaks for itself, the iconic Mangrove Village is located within the esteemed Abu Dhabi Gate City. From the brainchild of Al Ain Properties, Mangrove Village offers you the serenity of a beachfront lifestyle.

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Abu Dhabi Gate City, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

On the edge of the island of Abu Dhabi, everything you want is located a short distance away from Mangrove Village:

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 10 minutes away
  • Zayed Sports City: 10 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 16 minutes away
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi: 25 minutes away
  • Yas Island: 25 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

A range of top-notch amenities are available for residents of Mangrove Village:

  • Green landscapes
  • Private beach access
  • Pet friendly
  • Health club
  • Marina
  • 24/7 security.

Property Sizes

The number of bedrooms within a villa can vary according to your needs. Average sizes range between 3,250 sq.m. to 4,500 sq.m.


Looking to rent at Mangrove Village? Check this out:

  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting AED 185,000/year
  • 5-bedroom villa: Starting AED 230,000/year.

Property Finder has all properties for rent at Mangrove Village.

7. Seashore Villas

Another gem in the heart of Abu Dhabi Gate City is Seashore Villas, providing you the beach lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Neighboring Mangrove Village, the location is a prime one and you will only enjoy the very best of facilities.

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Abu Dhabi Gate City, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

There are many popular attractions a small distance away from the iconic villa complex:

  • Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Palace: 7 minutes away
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 10 minutes away
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 15 minutes away
  • Khalifa Park: 15 minutes away
  • Al Forsan Village: 20 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

Here’s everything to complement a glorious life at Seashore Villas:

  • Beautiful greenery
  • Restaurants
  • Gym 
  • Sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Squash court
  • Basketball court
  • 2 swimming pools.

Property Sizes

A range of sizes are available for you at Seashore Villas: 

  • 2-bedroom villa: Starting 2100 sq.ft.
  • 3-bedroom villa: Starting 2845 sq.ft.
  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting 2665 sq.ft.


Check out the below prices for rent:

  • 2-bedroom villa: Starting AED 165,000/year
  • 3-bedroom villa: Starting AED 145,000/year 
  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting AED 180,000/year.

Here are the properties for rent at Seashore Villas on Property Finder.

And if you’re looking to buy your new home or invest, here are the prices for sale options:

  • 2-bedroom villa: Starting AED 2,000,000
  • 3-bedroom villa: Starting AED 2,600,000
  • 4-bedroom villa: Starting AED 3,500,000.

Properties for sale at Seashore Villas are available on Property Finder. 

Gated Community Apartments in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Beach Residence

Are you looking for a cozy apartment in the heart of a gated community in Abu Dhabi? Saadiyat Beach Residence is the perfect end to your search. It features a range of luxurious apartments located within a series of low-rise buildings in a gated compound fitted with everything you would need and more.

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Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. 

Nearby Attractions

There’s a range of attractions close by in the city you’ll be lucky enough to be surrounded by:

  • Manarat Al Saadiyat: 8 minutes away
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi: 8 minutes away
  • Yas Island: 15 minutes away
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 20 minutes away
  • Mangrove National Park: 20 minutes away 
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: 25 minutes away.

Services and Facilities

Here’s a glimpse at the amazing amenities you’ll enjoy at Saadiyat Beach Residences:

  • Arabesque and Mediterranean-style buildings
  • Nearby schools and medical services
  • Beachfront community
  • Golf club
  • Nearby 5-star resorts
  • Swimming pool 
  • Tennis court
  • Gym 
  • Kids area
  • BBQ facilities
  • 24/7 security
  • Restaurants 
  • Cafes
  • Waitrose supermarket.

Property Sizes

A range of apartment sizes are available to suit everyone’s needs:

  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting 623 sq.ft.
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting 1415 sq.ft.
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting 1763 sq.ft.
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting 3143 sq.ft.


For rent prices at Saadiyat Beach Residences, look no further: 

  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 72,450/year 
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 117,000/year
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 144,000/year
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 229,000/year.

Property Finder gives you all available properties for rent at Saadiyat Beach Residences

Are you looking to buy? Here are the average prices:

  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 1,950,000
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 1,850,000
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 2,399,999
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 3,850,000.

Here are the properties available for sale at Saadiyat Beach Residences on Property Finder.

There you have it! All the best gated communities in the Emirati beloved capital are listed for you to choose. Get ready for a life better than what you had in mind.

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