Abu Dhabi Residential Areas
Al Markaziyah


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One of the oldest and busiest parts of the island, Al Markaziyah contains numerous high rise buildings with both hotel apartments and private apartments. 

It is home to ‘down town’ Hamdan Street which is currently considered the business hub (CBD) – although there are plans to eventually move the central business district to the planned Capital District in the distant future. 

A mixture of empty dirty low rise apartment blocks awaiting destruction or refit, partially constructed high rises and huge brand new shiny high rises – a rapidly evolving area. 

Very central but extremely congested due to the road works that have closed off Salam Street in the neighbouring Tourist Club area. 

Plenty of Taxi’s available, walking distance to restaurants and many major businesses. 

Al Mariah Mall centres the area and contains a cinema and a handful of shops. 

Walking distance from the Corniche which is mostly under construction.

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