Most Affordable Communities to Rent in Abu Dhabi — Al Reef and Al Ghadeer

Finding an affordable place to rent in the capital can be difficult, so we did the research for you. While historically more expensive than Dubai, there are affordable communities to rent (or to buy) in Abu Dhabi — namely Al Reef and Al Ghadeer.* Below is our round up of average rental prices in these communities whether you’re in the market for a singles studio or a 5 bedroom family villa.

Villas for Rent, Abu Dhabi

If you are looking to rent a villa or townhouse, Al Reef is where you’ll find the best value. According to Propertyfinder average asking prices, you can get a 2-bedroom villa for AED 100,000 in Al Reef.

Abu Dhabi Villas for Rent

That can increase to about AED 120,000 for an extra bedroom in the same community compared to AED 205,000 on Saadiyat Island, one of the most expensive communities in Abu Dhabi, for the same. For something larger, you can find a 5 bedroom villa in Al Reef for AED 163,000 – half what you would pay in Saadiyat Island for a 4-bedroom villa.

Apartments For Rent, Abu Dhabi

There’s even more value to be had if apartment living is more your thing — you could snag a studio in Al Ghadeer from just AED 37,000, while 1-bedroom apartments in Al Reef are available for an average of AED 68,000 and AED 55,000 in Al Ghadeer. A real bargain when compared to pricier 1-bedrooms on Saadiyat Island going for AED 140,000, on average.  

2-bedrooms are cheapest in Al Ghadeer for an average asking price of AED 60,000 compared to Saadiyat Island where 12 months rent in a 2-bedroom apartments will cost you more than 3 times as much at AED 205,000.

Abu Dhabi Villas for Rent

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Whether you are looking to rent or to purchase, prices are in your favour in Al Ghadeer and Al Reef.

*Prices mentioned are based on average prices for these communities as listed on for the 6 month period from January to June 2018.

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