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List of administrative communities in Abu Dhabi

List of Abu Dhabi Municipality administrative areas, zones, districts, sectors

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Community sections include: colleges, landmarks, kindergartens, nurseries, parks, schools, shopping malls, tourist sights, training institutes, universities. Map.

Other

Abu Dhabi emirate municipality areas and regions (not confirmed, check)

Overall Abu Dhabi government authority for Abu Dhabi Emirate is Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), or Department of Municipal Affairs - Abu Dhabi (DMA)? Established in 2007, replacing Department of Municipalities and Agriculture (check)? Website dma.abudhabi.ae (Arabic and English). Add precincts, neighbourhoods, neighborhood communities?

Heirarchy of locations and areas (2013)

Heirarchy of locations and areas (2007)

Which zone > district > sector number and name system in place?
New areas, projects, districts, developments in Abu Dhabi

See EOF ...

Abu Dhabi emirate administrative boundaries in 2013 (?)

Three municipality regions (DMA information):

Abu Dhabi emirate administrative boundaries in 2007 (?)

ADR0742

Capital Region (Abu Dhabi Central Capital District or Region?)

Not the same as Abu Dhabi Capital District - a new project, part of Abu Dhabi 2030 plan (see EOF).

Capital Region area is approximately Abu Dhabi city, Abu Dhabi island, mainland from about Mussafah Al Mafraq to before Dubai border (Dubai borders administrative Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi?) and east to about Al Khatam (Al Khazna, Al Khaznah?) and Sweihan (not clear if those towns are in Al Ain Eastern Region or Abu Dhabi Capital Region). Old information?

Eastern Region
Western Region or Al Gharbiya

Check ...

Other administrative municipalities (might be part of the main three?)
Other towns and areas to check

End Abu Dhabi emirate administrative boundaries in 2007 (?)

Areas in or near Abu Dhabi city and island

Random list, not an official municipality list.

Community or district names references seen but unknown, check
Sorouh Real Estate communities (2011 information)

Abu Dhabi

Al Ain

Al Gharbia Western Region

Towers and other Sorouh developments (move to Sorouh page or Boutik page): Boutik Al Ain (Al Ain, est completion end 2011), Boutik Shams (Sun & Sky Towers, est completion end 2011), Gate Towers (Shams Abu Dhabi, est completion 2012), Sorouh Tower at Danet Abu Dhabi (?) (est completion end 2011), Sun & Sky Towers (Shams Abu Dhabi, est completion 2011), Tala Tower (Reem Island, est completion end 2011),

Communities (or districts) on Abu Dhabi island (ADR07)

Sector references 1-xx and 2-xx (ADM97).

Districts in Abu Dhabi City (ADM97)

Sectors in Abu Dhabi City (ADM97)

Zone number-Sector number - district name. For example "1-15 - Al Dhafrah" is Zone 1, Sector 15, Al Dhafrah district. One sector has only one district name (at least no exceptions found ... yet), but each district (or community) can be one or more sectors. The same sector might have different district names depending on the map you look at. Following list is Abu Dhabi Municipality district (or community) names but might not be up to date if there have been changes.

Lower sector numbers for zones 1 and 2 (Abu Dhabi island) are closer to Airport Road (2nd Street). Higher numbers are closer to the coast on either side. The sector number doesn't mean much on its own unless you know which zone it's in. For example Sector 15 in Zone 1 is part of Al Dhafrah district, and Sector 15 in Zone 2 is SKMC (Sheikh Khalifah Medical City).

Newer (?) district names

Communities, sectors, areas, districts, in Abu Dhabi island and city

In alphabetical order but incomplete

Al Bateen (Al Buteen)

Schools in Al Bateen
Nurseries in Al Bateen
Al Bateen sector W-22? Or Al Mushrif?
Al Bateen sector boundary roads 24, 26, 9, 11 - sector 2-35 (E12, unclear, might be Al Zaab E1)
Al Bateen sector boundary roads 26, 30, 9, 11 - sector 2-55 (E12)
*Al Bateen sector 2-74 (check district name)
*Al Bateen sector 2-79 (check district name), boundary roads 30, 32, 17, 19.

Al Danah (Al Dana), Madinat Zayed, downtown Abu Dhabi

Madinat Zayed (Zayed City) renamed as Al Danah (Al Dana) district by Abu Dhabi Municipality on 10 February 2014. Al Danah in Arabic means the pearl in English. Not to be confused with Madinat Zayed town in Al Gharbiya (Western Region).

[Check] Al Danah but not the old Madinat Zayed area includes Al Markaziyah area or parts of it also?

Nurseries and kindergartens in Madinat Zayed, Al Danah
Schools in Madinat Zayed, Al Danah
Schools in Madinat Zayed sector 1-54 (Al Baladiya)

Al Dhafrah (Al Dhafra)

Sector 1-15 boundary roads 2, 4, 9, 11
Nurseries in Al Dhafra sector 1-15
Schools in Al Dhafra sector 1-15
Sector 1-35 boundary roads 4, 6, 9, 11

Boundary roads - 4th (New Airport Rd, Al Sharqi St, East Rd?), 6th (Baniyas, Bani Yas St?), 9th (Al Falah St), 11th (Haza Bin Zayed St, Defense Rd, Al Bateen Rd?).

Sector 1-55 boundary roads 6, 8, 9, 11
Schools and kindergartens in Al Dhafra Sector 1-55

Al Falah district, precinct, sector, zone, suburb?

Al Falah New Town, Al Falah New Community
Schools in Al Falah area
Schools in new Al Falah Community

Al Karamah (Al Karama), 2 sectors, boundary roads 2, 24, 11, 15 (ADM97)

Nurseries in Al Karamah
Al Karamah sector 2-16, boundary roads 2, 24, 11, 13
Schools in Al Karamah sector 2-16, boundary roads 2,24,11,13
Al Karamah sector 2-17, boundary roads 2, 24, 13, 15
Schools and nurseries in Al Karamah sector 2-17
Al Karamah sector with boundary roads 24, 26, 11, 13 (GM) - see Al Rowdah sector 2-36.

(Al) Khalidiya, Khalidiyah

See also Al Kahlidiya community in Sharjah. But not in Dubai.

Nurseries and schools in Al Khalidiya area not listed by sector

Al Madina Al Riyadiya

Schools and nurseries in Al Madina Al Riyadiya

Al Mafraq - see Mafraq

Al Markaziyah - downtown Abu Dhabi

Schools in Al Markaziyah (check name) - sector boundary roads 4, 6, 5, 7

Al Moroor (Al Muroor)

Nursuries in Al Muroor area not listed by sector
Schools in Al Muroor area not listed by sector
Al Muroor - sector 1-42, boundary roads 4, 8, 23, 25. Sector E38 (?) Updated 26 Oct 2013
Schools, colleges, kindergartens, nurseries in Al Muroor sector 1-42
Al Muroor - sector 1-43 with boundary roads 4, 8, 25, 29

Also called Al Zahra (EM)?

Embassies in Al Muroor - sector 1-43
Schools, colleges, in Al Muroor sector 1-43 with boundary roads 4th, 8th (Eastern Ring Road), 25th, 29th. Updated 26 Oct 2013.
Al Muroor - sector 1-45? Check name. See also Al Rehan (check boundary roads)?

Al Musalla (Al Mussala) - see also Al Rowdah

Al Mushrif (Al Mushref)

Spellings - Al Mushraf (500), Mushraf (5k) (Mushraf Mall), Al Mushref (6k), Mushref (12k), Al Mushrif (350k), Mushrif (390k), Al Mushreef (200), Mushreef (8k), Al Mushriff (2k), Mushriff (15k) (Mushriff Mall), Al Moshreef (10), Al Moshref (200), Moshref (4k), Al Moshrif (200), Moshrif (600).

Nurseries in Al Mushrif area (not listed under separate sector headings)
Schools in Al Mushrif area (not listed under separate sector headings)
Al Mushrif sector W-48?

Al Mushrif sectors (ADM97)

Al Mushrif district boundary roads 2, 30, 15, 23. Includes sectors:

Al Mushrif sector 2-19, boundary roads 2, 24, 17, 19
Schools in Al Mushrif sector 2-19, boundary roads 2, 24, 17, 19
Al Mushrif sector 2-20, boundary roads 2, 24, 19, 23
Kindergartens and nurseries in sector 2-20, boundary roads 2, 24, 19, 23. Updated 31 Oct 2013
Schools in Al Mushrif sector 2-20, boundary roads 2, 24, 19, 23. Updated 31 Oct 2013
Al Mushrif sector 2-40, boundary roads 24, 30, 19, 23
Schools in Al Mushrif sector 2-40, boundary roads 24, 30, 19, 23. Last update 31 Oct 2013.
Al Mushrif (Al Mushref, Al Mushraf) sectors 2-20 and 2-40 with boundary roads 2, 30, 19, 23 (large) - last update 26 Oct 2013
Embassies in Al Mushrif sector with boundary roads 19th, 23rd, 2nd, and 30th - last update 26 Oct 2013
*Al Mushrif (Al Mushref, Al Mushraf) sectors with boundary roads 2nd, 30th, 23rd, 25th - last update 26 Oct 2013

Not Al Mushrif, is unnamed (ADM97) or Al Qubesat, sectors 2-22, 2-42?

Embassies in Al Mushrif sector with boundary roads 23rd, 25th, 2nd, 30th - last update 26 Oct 2013
Schools in Al Mushrif sector with boundary roads 2nd, 30th, 23rd, 25th - last update 26 Oct 2013

Al Nahyan (Al Nahayan) - see also Al Muroor

Al Rayhan (GM)?

Al Rayhan (GM)? ... or Al Aman (EM)? Area 4, 8, 25, 27 is driver and vehicle licensing and testing area.

Or a reference to Al Rehan (see below)?

Al Reef

Al Reem Island - see Reem Island

Al Rehan

Schools in Al Rehan 2, 4, 29

Al Rowdah, Al Rawdah

Nurseries in Al Rowdah
Al Rowdah sector 2-36, boundary roads 24,26,11,13. Updated 01 Nov 2013.
Al Rowdah sector 2-37, boundary roads 24,26,13,15. Updated 01 Nov 2013.
Al Rowdah area general (not checked with sectors). Updated 26 Oct 2013.

Al Shahama

Other

Schools in Al Shabiyah, AlSha'biya (GM) zone?
Schools in Al Shahama zone?
Schools in New Shahama zone, New Shahamah (GM)?
Schools in Old Shahama zone, Al Shahama Old (GM)?
Schools in Old Al Bahia (Old Al Bahya) zone?

Al Shamkha (Al Shamka)

Schools in Al Shamkha

Al Tabbiyah

Al Zaab (sector 2-35) (E1)? Al Bateen (sector 2-55, maybe also 2-35) (E12)?

Sector 2-35

Sector 2-55 (2 sub-sectors? official or unofficial?)

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-35 (ADM97) boundary roads 24, 26, 9, 11

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-35 (E12)

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-35 (E1) - Al Zaab

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 1 (ADM97) boundary roads 26, 28, 9, 11

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 1 - Al Bateen or Al Zaab or unnamed (E1)

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 2 (ADM97) boundary roads 28, 30, 9, 11

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 2 - Al Bateen or Al Zaab or unnamed (E1)

Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 2 - Al Bateen (E12)?

Schools in Al Tabbiyah Sector 2-55, sub-sector 2

Al Wathba, Al Wathba South

[Update, merge?] See also Baniyas City, Bani Yas City.

Schools in Al Wathba South

Al Zaab

Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area)

Tourist Club Area was renamed as Al Zahiyah (Al Zahiya) by Abu Dhabi Municipality on 10 February 2014.

Al Zahya, Al Zahyah.

Nurseries in Tourist Club Area
Schools in Tourist Club Area

Al Zahraa (Al Zahra, Al Zara) - last update 26 Oct 2013

Al Zahraa sector 1-45 with boundary roads 4th, 8th (Eastern Ring Road), 29th, 31st
Schools in Al Zahraa sector 1-45 with boundary roads 4th, 8th (Eastern Ring Road), 29th, 31st

Bain Al Jessrain (Between Two Bridges)

Nurseries in Bain Al Jessrain
Schools in Bain Al Jessrain

Bani Yas (Baniyas, Baniyas City)

[Update, merge?] See also Al Wathba.

Baniyas West

Baniyas East

Schools in Baniyas East

Bawabat Al Sharq (BAS) development

Bawabat Al Sharq is a AED 3 billion mixed use community project in Baniyas City with residential, retail, entertainment and sporting facilities including:

Schools in Bawabat Al Sharq

Hadbat Al Zafranah (Hadbat Al Zaafran, Al Zafarana, etc)

Schools in Hadbat Al Zafranah (general)
Nurseries in Hadbat Al Zafranah (general)
*Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-20 (E27), boundary roads 2nd, 4th, 19th, 21st streets. Updated 04 Nov 2013.

Done: EB (most), E1, E12, ADM97, AAI, ATM2. Not done: GM.

Colleges, schools, universities in Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-20 (E27), boundary roads 19th, 21st, 2nd, 4th streets. Updated 04 Nov 2013.
Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-21 (E31), boundary roads 2nd, 4th, 21st, 23rd streets

One sector or community area? Or two - split by 7th Street (21.3 - ADM97)? Appears to be one sector.

Done: ADM97, EB (most). Not done:

Schools and education institutes in Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-21 (E31), boundary roads 2nd, 4th, 21st, 23rd streets. Updated 04 Nov 2013.

NW of 7th Street

SE of 7th Street

Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-22 (E33), boundary roads 2nd, 4th, 23rd, 25th
Schools in Hadbat Al Zafranah sector 1-22 (E33), boundary roads 2nd, 4th, 23rd, 25th. Updated 26 Oct 2013.

Khalifa City (Madinat Khalifa)

Khalifa City A (KCA) - renamed as Khalifa City

Al Raha Gardens
Schools and nurseries in Al Raha Gardens
Nurseries in KCA
Schools in KCA
Schools and nurseries in KCA by Sector or Zone

Sector 32 (GM?)

Khalifa City B (KCB) - renamed as Shakhbout City

[Check] District renamed in November 2013?

Khalifa City C (KCC)

Madinat Zayed, downtown Abu Dhabi

See Al Danah. Madinat Zayed renamed as Al Danah (Al Dana) district in February 2014.

Not to be confused with Madinat Zayed town in Al Gharbia (Western Region).

Mafraq, Al Mafraq, Maffraq

Nurseries in Mafraq

Mohammed Bin Zayed City (MBZ City)

Locations not clear

Police Officers City (GM), MBZ City

Police Officers City, MBZ City, Sector ME16
Schools in Police Officers City, MBZ City sector ME16

MBZ City zones Z1 to Z36 (or higher)

Sector Z01 MBZ City (Z 1)
Health centers and medical clinics in MBZ City sector Z1
Shopping Centers and Malls in MBZ City sector Z1
Schools in MBZ City sector Z1
Sector Z02 MBZ City (Z 2)
Schools in MBZ City sector Z2
Sector Z13 MBZ City (Z 13)
Schools in MBZ City sector Z13
Sector Z14 MBZ City (Z 14)
Sector Z15 MBZ City (Z 15)

Unconfirmed

Schools in MBZ City sector Z15
Sector Z17 MBZ City (Z 17)
Schools in MBZ City sector Z17
Sector Z19 MBZ City (Z 19)
Schools and nurseries in MBZ City sector Z19
Sector Z23 MBZ City (Z 23)
Colleges in sector Z23

*IAT and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic next to ABO school (24.314-24.315,54.560-54.561). Wiki map says new NECC Abu Dhabi center and Mohammed Bin Zayed Technology Park? Not found in any other sources?

Schools in MBZ City sector Z23

Mussafah Community, MBZ City (Musaffah)

Mussafah Community < MBZ City < Mussafah zone or region. Mussafah Industrial Area < Mussafah zone or region. Abu Dhabi Al Ain Truck Road separates Mussafah Industrial Area from MBZ City (including Mussafah Community).

Schools in Mussafa, sector or district unknown
Shabia 09, Mussafah
Health centers and medical clinics in Shabia 9
Schools in Mussafah Shabiya 9
Shopping malls and centers in Mussafah Shabiya 9
Shabia 10, Mussafah (Sector ME10 Shabiyah Khalifa)
Health centers and medical clinics in Shabia 10
Schools in Mussafah Shabiya 10
Supermarkets in Mussafah Shabiya 10
Shabia 10½ (10-11), Mussafah
Health centers and medical clinics in Shabia 10½ (10-11)
Schools in Mussafah Shabiya 10½ (10-11)
Supermarkets in Mussafah Shabiya 10½ (10-11)
Shabia 11, Mussafah
Schools in Mussafah Shabiya 11
Shabia 12, Mussafah (Sector ME12 Shabiya Khalifa)
Medical centers and health clinics in Shabia 12, Mussafah
Schools in Mussafah Shabia 12
Supermarkets in Shabia 12, Mussafah

Reem Island

Nurseries on Reem Island
Schools on Reem Island

Shams Abu Dhabi development

Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island Cultural District

Schools

Shakhbout City - previously called Khalifa City B

Refer KCB heading.

Tourist Club Area - Al Zahiyah

See Al Zahiyah. Tourist Club Area was renamed in Feb 2014.

Nurseries in Tourist Club Area
Schools in Tourist Club Area

West Al Markaziyah - downtown Abu Dhabi

Table list of communities in Abu Dhabi
District name (ADM) Other names Suburb Sector number Area Population
(2000)
           

Other headings to consider

Precincts in Abu Dhabi

*Precincts - new name for what - sectors, districts, something else? Conceptual references in Abu Dhabi 2030 plans to following precincts:

Abu Dhabi Island
Airport District
Al Falah
Al Mina
Al Raha
Al Rahba
Al Reef
Al Shahama
Al Suwwah (Sowwah Island?)
Bain Al Jesrain
Bani Yas
Capital Core (Capital District) - renamed as New Khalifa City Nov 2013? See EOF.
Capital District North. See EOF.
Capital District South. See EOF.
CBD Financial Centre
Desert Villages
Ghantoot
Grand Mosque District
Inner Islands
Khalifa City A (but KCB not in conceptual list or map?)
Lulu Island
Maffraq (Al Mafraq?)
Marina Village
Mohamed Bin Zayed Centre (Mussafah Community in MBZ City renamed?)
Mohamed Bin Zayed City
Mussafah (Musaffah Industrial Area)
New Khalifa City - Capital District renamed (Nov 2013)? See EOF.
New Port City
Saadiyat (Sadiyat, Saadiyat Island)
Shamkhah (Shamkha)
South Hudayriat Island
Yas Island

Abu Dhabi Metropolitan region or area (Plan 2030) - same as or similar to precincts list?

Six sub-regions: Mainland North, Abu Dhabi Island, North Abu Dhabi Island, Mainland South, Mainland Central, Islands. Al Wathba region or municipality area not included, but is part of Abu Dhabi City Municipality area (old vs new information?)?

Capital District, Abu Dhabi (Plan 2030) - renamed Nov 2013 as New Khalifa City?

New development planned, triangular area surrounded by Khalifa City A and Masdar City, Khalifa City B, and MBZ City on each side. Correct name is Capital District, not Abu Dhabi Capital District or Capital District Abu Dhabi?

Major precincts, conceptual, subject to change, and different from "precincts" category as areas of Abu Dhabi Metropolitan area, which include the Capital District as one or three precincts (Core, North, South). Precincts then divided into districts, neighbourhoods, communities, etc. Plan 2030 information says "The Masterplan has identified six major precincts, each of which are distinguished by unique characteristics such as land use distribution, density, built form, location to transit infrastructure, and open space. Within each of these precincts are several smaller districts, or neighbourhoods, formed around retail and transit streets, community facilities, schools and local parks."

  1. City Centre Precinct - 4 districts:
    • Central Business District (CBD), not the same as CBD downtown Abu Dhabi on Abu Dhabi Island. Unless it's planning to move.
    • Federal Mosque District
    • North Spine District
    • Souk District
  2. Emirati Neighbourhood (or Precinct?)
  3. Federal Precinct
  4. Palace Precinct
  5. Sports Hub Precinct
  6. South Spine Precinct

School zones or areas in Abu Dhabi Region (city and environs) (ADEC divisions)

School zones or areas in Western Region (Al Gharbiya)

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