Where can you find affordable accommodation for Rent in Abu Dhabi?

Apartment in Abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi is infamous for being a very expensive place to live in, and the biggest reason being the soaring house rents in this city. But there still are some great options available out there for expats looking for an affordable house for rent. MoneyCamel team has compiled a list of affordable rental areas in Abu Dhabi, to help make your search easier:

Al Ghadeer
Al Ghadeer is situated at the border of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the Seih Sdeirah district. It is located next to the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi. Residents can enjoy easy accessibility to the Abu Dhabi International Airport as well as to Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. The Al Ghadeer community offers a range of affordable homes for rent to potential tenants. This community offers some of the cheapest townhouses for rent in Abu Dhabi as well as some great value-for-money apartments.
Let’s take a look at the most affordable types of townhouses and apartments available for rent in Al Ghadeer that may suit your budget and requirements:

Type of Residence Bedrooms

Annual Rent (AED)

Townhouse 2 Bedroom 80,000-85,000
Apartment 2 Bedroom 65,000-70,000
Apartment 1 Bedroom 45,000-50,000
Apartment Studio 35,000-40,000


Mohamed Bin Zayed City
Mohamed Bin Zayed City is an emerging residential community in Abu Dhabi, perfect for Expats looking for an affordable accommodation in the emirate. It has the Khalifa City residential community on one side and the industrial port area of Mussafah on the other. Its location provides easy access to Al Ain and Dubai. Residents also have access to a number of shopping centers like the Mazyad Mall situated within the area and Dalma Mall in Mussafah.
Here’s some information about the average annual rents for various apartment types in the Mohamed Bin Zayed City:

Type of Residence Bedrooms

Annual Rent (AED)

Apartment 2 Bedroom 65,000-80,000
Apartment 1 Bedroom 4,000-50,000
Apartment Studio 35,000-40,000



There are other areas and communities offering inexpensive homes for rent in Abu Dhabi like the following:

Mussafah – Mussafah was primarily an industrial area on the outskirts of the main Abu Dhabi city and is now designated as a special economic zone. It is located about 20 kilometers from the centre of Abu Dhabi. In recent years, Mussafah has also become a preferred option for expats who are willing to move out of the city to be able to afford a house on rent here.

Khalifa City A – Khalifa City has become one of the most searched rental communities in Abu Dhabi over the last few years. It is broadly divided into 3 segments – Khalifa City A, B and C. Khalifa City A is the only one which offers apartments. It is about 30 kilometers from the centre of Abu Dhabi and is located on the main highway connecting Abu Dhabi to Dubai. Renting here is definitely more expensive than the options discussed before this, but it is still cheaper than the rest of the city. You can get a one-bedroom apartment for rent here between AED 88,000-93,000.
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