Al Karamah is a popular area for expatriates, as it is in the centre of the city yet still calm and able to avoid traffic.
24 July 2013| Last updated on 11 December 2017
This area is quite popular with the expatriate community, it is in the middle of the hurly burly of Abu Dhabi, and is a great location for hospitals and schools, with 2nd Street on one side and 30th Street on the other, these roads are key to getting around efficiently in the city. Around Al Karamah are Al Mushrif and Al Musalla, and the whole area has an old town feel, trees line the streets and the traffic is not hugely busy, once you find your bearings in Al Karamah, you will be able to navigate the small streets and zip around avoiding any traffic build up at peak periods.
Housing in Al Karamah is a blend of old established properties, and modern new builds. Many of these villa compounds are long established and may not be as trendy or upmarket as the newer range of villas springing up around the area. Typically older villas on small compounds have the standard pool and small gym, newer complex’s are more likely to have state of the art gym equipment and technology-friendly living accommodation.
Very close to Al Karamah is the Al Wahda Mall at the corner of 11th and 2nd Streets, housing amongst other things, a large Lulu Hypermarket. At the other side of Karamah is the new Mushrif Mall, so no shortage of retail therapy ! If however you like to experience a little bit more of the local culture, try walking around the area a short while, there are a multitude of small shops and vendors selling just about everything you can think of, these storeholders are always interested in a sale, and will certainly bargain with you to come to a fair price for their goods and chattels.
The British School - Al Khubairat is long established in this area, and makes Al Karamah a popular choice for the British contingent, also the French school Ecole Francaise Abu Dhabi - Lycée Louis Massignon and The American International School (AISA are within the Al Karamah area, thus making the area a favoured spot for a melting pot of nationalities, WONDERFUL!
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