ABOUT HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Hayatabad is located on the northern edge of Peshawar, the capital of the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is a modern suburban area sharing borders with the tribal areas of Pakistan. Torkham, the main border crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is approximately 43 km away via direct link to National Highway 5.
Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) is responsible for the maintenance and developmental planning of the area. Hayatabad consists of seven sectors further divided in sub phases. Each phase is easily accessible via multiple intercity routes. As the town is directly linked with Grand Trunk Road, this provides access to the intersection of three main roads: Jamrud Road Bara Road Link, Industrial Estate Road and Peshawar Ring Road.
Initially, Hayatabad emerged as a purely residential area in the late 1970s and was primarily allocated for housing purposes. With the passage of time, the society attracted many industries and manufacturers and Hayatabad Industrial Estate was formed with entities such as Top Star Industries Private Limited, Premier Formica Industries 90c Industrial Estate, and Marks Pakistan Razmak Industries. Presently, most of the commercial activities in the region have shifted to Ring Road in an effort to improve the quality of life for the residents of Hayatabad and neighbouring areas.
Aside from affordable housing and an industrial area, Hayatabadd houses several important offices and buildings that add to its significance. PSQCA or Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority is located in Sector B-2 Industrial Estate of Hayatabad. It serves as the main authority to standardize and control the quality of procedures & products industries. HEC Regional Centre Peshawar, which oversees and regulates the educational institutes in the region, is also located here in Phase 5.
AT A GLANCE
- Investment opportunities in residential and commercial sectors
- Appeals to industrialists and potential business personnel
- Access to Afghanistan via Torkham Highway
- Access to basic facilities like markets, restaurants and schools
- Distant from crowded regions of Peshawar
- Possibility of revamped public transport network in future
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN AND NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Hayatabad features plenty of public transport options to facilitate its populace. Main roads on the outskirts and near northern part of the city are covered by Peshawar Bus Rapid Transport (BRT). There are around 31 stations planned under the 26-kilometre BRT corridor, which will run from Chamkani to Hayatabad. Most nearby BRT stations are located along National Highway 5 and Ring Road. Two bus stops can be found on Habib Jalib Road, which facilitates Phase 3 of Hayatabad. Apart from rapid transit stops, General Transport Service in Phase 1, Torkham Bus Station on National Highway 5, Phase 7 and Phase 6 Bus Stop are also located in Hayatabad.
Some private bus stops near the area include, Board Bus Stop in Shaheen Town – around a kilometre away, Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) and University Transport Service in Rahatabad – about 2.5 km away, Motorway Express Bus Stop near Grand Trunk Road – less than 2 km away. Residents or workers in the area can also rely on auto-rickshaws or app-based ride hailing services.
Peshawar Railway Station is the main railway transport to facilitate the locality of Hayatabad. It is located in Peshawar Cantonment at a 27-minute drive. Presently, there are five express railways that pass through Peshawar Cantonment.
- Jaffer Express connects Peshawar Cantt to Quetta
- Awam Express connects Peshawar Cantt to Karachi Cantt
- Rehman Baba Express connects Peshawar Cantt to Karachi Cantt
- Khyber Main Express also connects Peshawar Cantt to Karachi Cantt
- Khushal Khan Khattak Express Peshawar Cantt to Karachi City
As you can see, most railway expresses are connected to Karachi, which means travellers have access to several main city stations in between. For instance, some prominent stops include Kotri Junction, Hyderabad Junction, Nawabshah, Rohri Junction, Bahawalpur, Multan City, Okara, Lahore Junction, Wazirabad Junction, Jhelum and Rawalpindi.
The fares start from PKR 500 to PKR 6000 depending on the services and the destination. Residents can also opt for Peshawar City Railway Station, which is around a 30-minute drive via Grand Trunk Road.
Peshawar International Airport aka Bacha Khan International Airport, is a 20-minute drive from Hayatabad via Peshawar Ring Road. Some people also prefer alternative routes through Grand Trunk Road but it takes around 25 minutes to reach airport. The official website of the airport also provides information on car rental and taxi services to facilitate the travellers. If you wish to travel to nearby cities, you can easily book a seat from Daewoo terminal at the airport. Since it is an international airport, many local and international airlines operate from here. Local airlines include Air Blue, PIA, Shaheen Air and Air Indus. Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad and Air Arabia are the operational International airlines. The airport also has a small canteen near the main entrance and a restaurant on mezzanine floor. You can also use ATM booths of several banks such as NBP, Bank of Khyber and HBL. Currency Exchange services from PBS exchange at the international arrival lounge and Money link Exchange in the concourse hall are also available to facilitate travellers.
MARKETS IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
As Hayatabad offers both residential and commercial properties, the area is crowded with a number of markets and superstores. Some notable markets in Hayatabad are as follows:
- Insaf Market and Bismillah Market in Phase 4
- People Market and Afghan Market in Phase 5
- Shama Market, Bilal Market, Super Market Hayatabad, Malik Saad Market, Sham-e-Ali Market, Lalazar Market and Tarkai Market in Phase 1
- Behram Market, Sher Shah Khan Market and Mir Naeemullah Market in Phase 7
- Abaseen Market, Yousafzai Market, Rohilla Market, Khattak Market and Hamza Market in Phase 3
- Zahid Market, City Hyperstar and Itwar Bazar in Phase 2
- Shershah Market , Ibrahim Market and Zangal Market in Phase 6
City Hyperstar is a one stop shopping spot and an entertainment hotspot for kids. You can find all basic household, apparel and grocery items, for instance fresh fruits & vegetables, meat & poultry, pharmacy, cosmetics and accessories. A play zone for kids known as Fun Palace is located here offering electronic rides, arcade games and play mazes for kids.
Yousafzai Market is where you can find all your household needs along with several food outlets here. With abundance of shops you will come across pharmacies, property dealers, stationeries, banks, restaurants and fruits & vegetable vendors. The market is quite spacious so parking is not usually an issue. The market remains open late at night and its bustling activities lights up the neighbourhood.
Itwar Bazar or Sunday Market is a budget solution for the residents in the area. Vendors from across Peshawar rent a spot here to sell items at very economical rates. When visiting the market, you are in for a traditional shopping experience. With good bargaining skills, you can get all you want at rates you desire. It’s a crowded destination but the saving makes it worth the hassle.
MOSQUES AND CHURCHES IN AND NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Mosques channels harmony and unity in every neighbourhood. In almost every sector of Hayatabad, a mosque can be accessed at a walking distance. Some noteworthy mosques in the area are as follows:
- Mosque HMC and Hazrat Ali Masjid in Phase 4
- PDA Masjid, Masjid-e-Usman and SS Poly Masjid in Phase 5
- K-3 Mosque in Phase 3
- Bilal Masjid, Masjid Abu Bakr Siddique RA and Masjid Kabir in Phase 1
- Zaid Bin Haris Mosque and Zarghooni Mosque in Phase 2
- Masjid Al Noor and Masjid Aqsa in Phase 6
Locals consider Zarghooni Mosque the most beautiful mosque in Hayatabad. It’s a spacious and soulful place where you can worship in peace and attend daily Friday prayers. The mosque has wheelchair access, which shows management’s dedication and respect towards the elderlies and disabled.
Most churches are located near Academy Town from Hayatabad at a distance of around 4 km away. These include Voice of God Church near Achini Road – a 10-minute drive, The Salvation Army Church and International Voice of God Church near Khan Road – a 12-minute drive and NACP Church on Achini Road – an 11-minute drive.
Although a lot of temples are accessible nearby but all of them are located outside Hayatabad. Some notable temples near the area include Kali Mata Mandir in Jamrud – approximately 2 km away, Laxmi Mata Mandir near Canal Road at a distance of 5 km, Shiv Temple, Ram Temple and Shri Ganesh Mandir near Shayan Nasir Shaheed Road – around 7 km away.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Numerous government, private and specialize educational institutes are available to facilitate locals of each sector in Hayatabad. The following schools are located in the area:
- PakTurk International Schools & Colleges, Northwest School of Medicine and ILM School in Phase 5
- The Smart School, Roots Millennium School, The City School, Oxford Public School, Government Boys School Hayatabad, Government Girls Primary School, Iqra Al Qiraat School, JICA Model School, Allied School System, ICMS School, NCS School System and Government High School in Phase 1
- International School of Cordoba, The Learners High School, Lahore Grammar School, Beaconhouse School System and Forward Public School in Phase 2
The City School and Beaconhouse School System are often related to each other due to a similar teaching style and curriculum. Both schools prepare students for IGCSE O-Levels and A-Levels examinations which are more advanced than local matriculation. Apart from compulsory subjects related to mathematics, computers, science, English and commerce, students can also opt for additional subjects like additional mathematics, foreign languages and historical studies. Both schools motivate students to take part in creative and team building activities so they are better prepared to navigate professional world.
Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) is an ISO certified group of schools which operates in over 20 major cities of Pakistan. It has been in business for the last 30 years and strives to constantly grow and improve its influence to bring excellent education. RMS is possibility first school to enter an agreement with World Wide Fund (WWF) Green program to promote climate awareness among students. This allows students to work and practice the implementation of an eco-friendly environment. As the world faces more natural disasters like storms and wildfires, such awareness campaigns are a noble cause and should be employed nationwide to secure our future.
Similarly, many key colleges are accessible to residents of Hayatabad, for instance:
- Rehman Medical College, Post Graduate College of Nursing Peshawar and Khyber Girls Medical College in Phase 5
- Peshawar Model Degree College for Boys in Phase 4
- ICMS School & College for Girls, The Khyber Model School & College and Forward Girls College in Phase 1
- Government Girls Degree College in Phase 7
- Forward Degree College for Boys in Phase 2
- Government Degree College (GDC) Hayatabad in Phase 6
Some of the top and known universities of Pakistan are located in and near Hayatabad. The following universities are present in the area:
- Khyber Medical University and University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Mechatronics in Phase 5
- Qurtaba University of Science & Information Technology in Phase 3
- National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences in Phase 1 and Phase 6
- Iqra National University (INU) in Phase 2
Universities within a 5 km radius of Hayatabad include Virtual University of Pakistan in Shaheen Town, Islamia College University in Rahatabad, University of Peshawar in Qadirabad, Preston University, NCS University, University of Agriculture and Gandhara University in University Town.
The Government of Sindh and NWFP recognizes Preston University as it offers wide range programmes in the field of science, engineering, computer and business. Preston charges different fees for each program as they are divided into three categories, BBA (4 years), MCS – Masters in Computer Science (2 Years) and MSC Economics (2 years). Students can either pay them per semester or on a monthly basis. There are also opportunities to avail merit scholarships which can waive 100 to 75 percent fees for successful students.
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar is not to be confused with UET Lahore but both universities are known for their quality education. UET Peshawar was established in 1980 and was initially named as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering and Technology. In August 2018, it adopted the name UET. It offers an array of engineering programmes under four faculties, namely electrical & computer engineering, mechanical, chemical & industrial engineering, civil, agriculture & mining engineering and architecture, allied sciences & humanities.
BANKS IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Since Hayatabad is a region of mixed real-estate, banks hold more importance here than in a purely residential community. As per new laws by Federal Board Revenue (FBR), it is essential for most business transactions to take place via banks so government can review for taxes. There are quite a number of banks in and near Hayatabad.
Banks located in Hayatabad include Albaraka Bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Bank Islami, MCB Bank, Bank of Khyber and United Bank Limited (UBL) in phase 5, Bank Al Habib, Meezan Bank and Sindh Bank in Phase 1, Allied Bank Limited (ABL) in Phase 3 & Phase 7 and Bank of Punjab in Phase 2. A branch of UBL and JS Bank can be found near the outskirts of Hayatabad along National Highway 5. Similarly, a branch of Bank of Khyber and Faysal Bank Limited is located near Canal Town along National Highway 5.
Banks are usually closed on Saturdays but the branch of HBL and UBL in Phase 5 Hayatabad is open for public dealings on Saturdays as well.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Residents live can live with peace of mind if healthcare facilities are located nearby. In Hayatabad alone, some good hospitals are concentrated in Phase 4 and Phase 5. For instance, Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), which consists of Institute of Kidney Diseases, is located in Phase 4. Northwest General Hospital & Research, Rehman Medical Institute RMI, Peshawar General Hospital and Peshawar Institute of Cardiology are located in Phase 5.
Other hospitals near Hayatabad that are accessible via National Highway 5 are as follows:
- Naseer Teaching Hospital on Nasir Bagh Road – around 2 km away
- Sardar Begum Dental Hospital near University Town – less than 2.5 km away
- Khyber Teaching Hospital with Institute of Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine on University Road – about 2.5 km away
- Kuwait Teaching Hospital near Abdara Chowk – approximately 4 km away
Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) is a government hospital and acts as a postgraduate training centre for postgraduates. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency services under the care of qualified specialist doctors. HMC consists of several departments such as cardiology, ENT, gynae, neurology, orthopaedic, plastic surgery and radiology are just to name the few. Each of these departments is led by medical professionals of related fields to effectively treat patients. The Institute of Kidney Diseases is also part of HMC but operates independently to exclusively treat related patients. However, as a public hospital, one has to wait months before they can go under operative surgery due to large number of patients.
Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) is owned by Dr Muhammad Rehman who served as cardiac surgeon in NICVD Karachi for 28 year. The hospital is considered among best private hospitals of Peshawar but can be a bit expensive like all other private healthcare facilities. RMI is equipped with all sorts of diagnostic services like pathology, radiology, endoscopy, audiometry and a cauterization lab. Almost all basic medical facilities are available including general medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, paediatric and physiotherapy. Complex surgeries can be performed ranging from cardiac to neurosurgery.
There are many clinics spread across different phases of Hayatabad. Just to name few for instance, Fouzia Javed Clinic in Phase 6, Elixir Hair Transplant in Phase 7, Eye Care Speciality Dr Syed Imad Zahir, Dr Haroon Dental Specialist Clinic, Best Clinic and Abdullah Dental Care in Phase 1, Dr Faqir Muhammad in Phase 5, Vets for Pets and Al Khair Health Clinic in Phase 3, Dr Fouzia Clinic and Diabetes Clinic in Phase 4 near HMC Hospital. Hence residents of Hayatabad have easy access to multiple dentists, eye specialists and hair experts, etc. Pet owners can also refer to veterinary for animal healthcare in Phase 3.
PROPERTIES IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
SALES PRICE TRENDS IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Hayatabad is divided over multiple phases and offers a variety of housing options in different sizes. Due to huge property listings, visit Zameen.com for detailed info on possible options.
HOUSES FOR SALE IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Plenty of houses are on sale in Hayatabad. As property rates of houses fluctuate according to their size, it's hard to determine the effect of prices based on phases. For instance, a 5 marla house can cost anywhere between PKR 1.05 crore in Phase 7 up to PKR 3.2 crore in Phase 6. A 10 marla house can be bought for a minimum price of PKR 1.95 crore in Phase 3 and a maximum price of PKR 4.3 crore in Phase 6. A 1 kanal house is on sale for PKR 3.8 crore in Phase 2 with highest price reaching PKR 7.5 crore in Phase 7.
FLATS FOR SALE IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
A lot of flats are up for sale in Hayatabad. Currently, a 1-bedroom flat has an asking price in the range of PKR 36.94 lakh (2 marla) up to PKR 1.28 crore (5 marla). A 2-bedroom flat is on sale in between PKR 46 lakh and PKR 1.25 crore. Similarly, a 3-bedroom flat starts out at a price of PKR 1.12 crore, with a maximum price of PKR 1.7 crore.
PLOTS FOR SALE IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Many plots are listed for sale in Hayatabad. A 5 marla plot in Phase 6 is on sale PKR 75 lakh whereas a similar sized plot in same phase can reach a maximum price of PKR 1.65 crore. A 10 marla plot is on sale in the range of PKR 1.75 crore in Phase 7 to PKR 2.9 crore in Phase 4. A 1 kanal plot has a minimum price of PKR 2.9 crore in Phase 1 with a maximum of PKR 4.1 crore in Phase 6.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
HOUSES FOR RENT IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
A lot of rental houses are listed in Hayatabad. A 5 marla house can be rented for around PKR 20 thousand (one floor) to PKR 60 thousand per month. Similarly, a 10 marla house is listed for rent at a price range of PKR 40 thousand to PKR 1.2 lakh per month. A 1 kanal house can be rented for a minimum price of PKR 40 thousand (1 floor) with a maximum price of PKR 1.5 lakh per month.
FLATS FOR RENT IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Fewer flats are available for rent in Hayatabad. For instance, a 2-bedroom flat in Phase 3 can be rented for just PKR 17 thousand per month.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Since it is a mixed real-estate region, a number of commercial properties are listed for sale in Hayatabad. A small shop of half a marla can be bought for PKR 18 lakh where as a 5 marla six floor building is on sale for PKR 21.95 crore.
Similarly, some commercial properties are also available for rent. A small shop of 3 marla can be rented for PKR 15 thousand while a 3 kanal warehouse can be rented for PKR 3 lakh per month.
MOST POPULAR PHASE IN HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Phase 6 of Hayatabad has been popular for buying properties in Hayatabad since last year. Follow up by Phase 1 and Phase 7, which are second most popular spots for property purchases. This is partly because
- Phase 6 has three main markets
- Popular schools of the town are also in Phase 6 including The Beaconhouse School
- Famous Food Street of Hayatabad is also in Phase 6
Similarly, Phase 6 again leads as the most popular phase for rental properties as well.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Some wonderful malls with lots of shops and recreational outlets can be found in Phase 2 of Hayatabad and the area’s outskirts. These include:
- Kings Mall & Hotel along Lalazar Avenue
- Al-Fatah Mall near Hayatabad Cricket Stadium
- Peshawar mall on Peshawar Ring Road – around half a kilometre away
- City Towers and Fawad Mall on University Road – less than 4 km away
- Hyper Mall in Dilwarabad – around 4.5 km away
City Towers is a mixed real estate building where one can find several retail and wholesale shops to facilitate people of Peshawar. It’s an old mall with many branded shops like Hang Ten, Imperial, Minie Minors, Bareeze, Kayseria and Leisure Club. A luxurious hotel, City View is also located in the building. Apart from malls, upper floors also include some commercial offices and dental clinics as part of business module. Free and spacious parking space is provided on the ground level. People can also indulge with restaurants and food outlets like Dunkin Donuts to satisfy their appetite while shopping.
Fawad Mall is another great mall located close to City Towers. The malls are famous for brands like R Sheen, Insignia and Harrods. People often prefer to dine out here due to some good restaurants and a famous burger brand of Peshawar, Chief.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Frequent dine out is one of favourite activities for people of Pakistan and residents of Hayatabad have access to some famous fast food and fine dining restaurant up their sleeves. Some famous restaurants located inside Hayatabad include:
- Zooperz, Pizza Night, Malangi Spot and Hayatabad Food Street in Phase 6
- Downtown Bistro, Two Guys Fries, Mr Cod Hayatabad, Jeego’s Café & Restaurant and Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Phase 2
- Pizza King, Zizza Pizza Hut, Burger Point, Mohmand Fish Corner and Panjshir Restaurant in Phase 1
- Chick N Fire and Take And Taste in Phase 3 Hayatabad
- Run The Bell in Phase 4 near HMC Hospital
There plenty of other restaurants located on outskirts of Hayatabad Peshawar. Afghan Restaurant and Habibi Restaurant are located near Grand Trunk Road bordered with Hayatabad. Chief Burgers, Café Crunch, Subway and Silver Dragon are located on University Road at a distance of approximately 4 km, 4.5 km, 4.7 km and 5 km away respectively. A number of restaurants are lined along Peshawar Ring Road within a distance of 2 km, including Numkin Restaurant & Shinwari Karahi Tikka, Hujra Restaurant, Sadiq Fish Centre, Zaiqa Restaurant and Traskoon.
Hujra Restaurant has gained a reputation for some of its talented cooks who can integrate taste and quality into traditional and desi recipes. The decor is pretty old designed with a mud wall finish which provides a typical desi vibe. Lamp dishes are the highlight of the restaurant and often helps the restaurant bag a positive view. Environment is secure and family friendly. Food is consistently up to mark but may suffer sometimes with slow service.
Chick N Fire is a fast food restaurant with most recipes involving chicken as base product. Their menu consists of chicken wings, chicken burgers, pizzas and fries. Most visitors prefer the pre-made deals that have a combination of different meals at discounted rates. The restaurant is almost open 24 hours and delivery services are operational up to 6 am.
Traskoon is popular for its fish dishes. You can order all kinds of barbequed and karahi dishes. A separate family hall is available with excellent ambience. Since they prepare fresh, food can sometimes take long to serve but the taste is worth the wait.
Habibi Restaurant is a locally popular restaurant with traditional dishes cooked by experienced chefs. Food is highly up to mark, prepared hygienically and served by well-trained staff. Special platter is one of its popular dishes that has a combination of barbeques items like mutton kebab, bihari chicken and tikka boti. Chapli kebab is also considered out of the world so it’s worth a try.
Chief Burgers is a gifted restaurant located inside Fawad Mall and has been a dominant contender in fast food business since the 90s. People from around Peshawar come to this mall to just taste Chief’s food. The restaurant is famous for their delicious pizzas served with sliced olives and a generous amount of cheese. You can also order dishes on the side like burgers, chicken wings, garlic breads, sandwiches and creative desserts.
Many people prefer fresh breads due to their crunchy taste and a craving aroma. Residents of Hayatabad can fulfil their cravings via several bakeries in the region. For instance, Al Madina Bakers & Sweets, CK Bakery in Phase 6, Cake Palace Sweets & Bakers, Rahat Bakery and New China Bakers in Phase 2, Cookies Sweets & Bakers in Phase 1, Bakers Cuisine and Sweet Palace Bakery in Phase 3, Freshway Bakers & Sweet House and Moti Mahal Sweets & Bakers in Phase 4.
Sugar Plum Bakery on Peshawar Ring Road at a distance of around 2 km. Apart from your routine breakfast items, bakery is popular for its burgers, pizzas and variety of cakes. You can also customize your cake for special events like birthdays. The smell of fresh samosas, cookies and rusks is pretty daunting and would trigger a craving in any visitor.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Hayatabad Sports Complex in Phase 3 near Lalazar Avenue is the nearest sports facility of the neighbourhood. The complex went under multiple renovations after its construction in 1990. Initially a genuine sports club, it was converted into an arena for private functions with addition of a marriage hall. By 2016, after 3 years of rehabilitation work, PTI Chairman Imran Khan finally inaugurated the complex for the public. HSC is built over a vast area of 150 kanal. Most outdoor sports facilities are available like a football ground, a hockey ground and a cricket ground. Indoor facilities include a squash court, a gymnasium and a board game section. Visitors have opportunity to learn swimming from professional trainers. Karate, boxing and mixed martial arts are also coached here.
There are some other known sports facilities near Hayatabad including Street Arena Sports Complex Charbagh Swat in University Town – around 6 km away via Peshawar Ring Road and about 4 km away via GT Road, Abaseen Sports Complex near Jinnah College Road – about 4 km away and Qayyum Sports Complex in Peshawar Cantonment – approximately a 20-minute drive.
If you are looking for an intensive workout routine, plenty of gyms spread across Hayatabad will be able to help you achieve the goals. Names of some of these gyms are as follows: Qazi Bodybuilding Gym and Fitness First Gym in Phase 6, Shamali Market Gym and Tarzen Gym in Phase 1, Fitzone Gym & Fitness Centre near Phase 2 Road, Smart & Fitness Bodybuilding Club and Hashnagar Ladies Park in Phase 3 near Basharad Road and Contours Health & Fitness Club in Phase 5 near FIA HQ Peshawar.
PARKS NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Hayatabad is absolutely packed with numerous small and public parks. These include Jannat Khatoon Park near Phase 6 Road, Fatima Jinnah Family Park in Phase 7, Shalman Park, Triangle Park, Public Park and Ghani Bagh in Phase 2, Bagh-e-Naran, Phase-1 Park and Shama Market Park in Phase 1, Madina Ladies Park, Khattak Market Park and Phase-3 Ladies Park in Phase 3, Khyber Park, People Market Park and C2 Sectoral Park in Phase 5, Sector P2 Playground, Tatara Park and Phase 4 Park in Phase 4.
Tatara Park is not just a beautiful park decorated with scenic gardens and flowers, but also a fun filled recreational spot for kids. It’s a mini amusement park with a variety of rides like Ferris wheel, dodging cars, bouncy castle and ride a bull. Jogging tracks are paved with concrete and fenced with decorative bushes. A cafeteria is available which provides general beverages and some fast food items. A flood channel is bordered with a park which further amplifies its natural beauty. Although the park is kept well maintained, some rides usually get shut down on occasional basis due to malfunctions.
Bagh-e-Naran is a beautiful spacious park incorporated with a mini zoo. Many visitors prefer a morning walk as the air is fresher. A variety of animals can be seen in the mini zoo such as zebras, ostriches, parrots, deer, peacocks, and ducks. Occasionally you will come across sections of flowers that will delight your mood. There are some food outlets and a restaurant present to cater to the visitors but can be a bit expensive. Best advice is to pack something to eat from home.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Residents don’t have to venture far in search of a beauty salon in Hayatabad, not only local salons are available in almost every phase, some popular one are also located nearby. Salons present Hayatabad include Clip & Trim Men Salon in Phase 6, Glam Studio by Farial, Aroob’s Beauty Clinic & Spa and Zobi Beauty Parlour in Phase 2, Natasha’s Beauty Parlour, Gul Arbab and City Cut Hair Salon in Phase 1, Moonway Beauty Salon in Phase 5 near Younas Road, WG Gents Salon and Legend Clipper in Phase 3. A cluster of popular salons is located at a distance of a kilometre near Shaheen Town, namely Depilex Salon, Cazibe Salon and GlamBar Beauty Clinic.
Many salons have integrated spa services. Some salons with spa service include Midtown Fitness Studio & Spa in University Town – around 3 km away, Dolli’s Salon & Spa, Hair & Skin Care Centre and Blue Heaven Chinese Beauty Parlour on Abdara Road – approximately 4 km away.
Depilex is a pretty well-known brand with over 70 branches spread across Pakistan. It was founded almost 30 years back and still maintains its reputation under the leadership and management skills of CEO Miss Masarrat Misbah. Presently, Depilex has a foothold in almost every major city of Pakistan such as Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala. There are plans to further expand it internationally to compete in markets in the USA and Canada. A variety of services can be availed here, for instance causal, party or wedding make up, hair dressing, body therapy and facial treatments. The salon also offers professional training courses if you are looking for an interesting career.
GlamBar Beauty Clinic is a fine establishment that offers an array of beauty services and clinical treatments. Some of the services on the menu include a standard salon with professional groomers, a spa facility so you can relieve your stress, a laser treatment to remove facial hairs and a fitness facility to promote regular exercise. The staff are well trained, hospitable and wear uniforms to promote a professional environment.
CINEMAS NEAR HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR
Cinema culture is not as prevalent in Peshawar as in other major cities of Pakistan. However, those who are fond of the big screen experience can access cinemas in the central region of Peshawar. Aiena Cinema on Arbab Road via Peshawar Ring Road at a 20-minute drive from HAyatabad. Arshid Cinema and Sabrina Cinema are present near PTCL Colony within a 25-minute drive. Just adjacent to it, at a 26-minute drive you can find Tasveer Mahal Cinema and Naz Cinema 3D near Hakeem Ullah Jan Road.
Naz Cinema 3D is possibly the only 3D screen cinema in Peshawar equipped with quality screens and sound systems. The cinema usually features movies three times a week. Visitors can visit their website to view future screenings and their scheduled timings. Naz Cinema takes the lead as a proper standard cinema in Peshawar, but lacks in aesthetic appeal and environment as compared to other cinemas in Pakistan. Membership opportunities are available which offer a variety of perks like occasional gift vouchers, discounted movie tickets and VIP box, exclusive ticket counter, point reward system and partnership offers.
As Hayatabad shares borders with Tribal Areas, there isn’t much development towards the west as it is controlled by tribes and further leads to Afghanistan via Torkham Highway. However, there are some well-developed residential areas toward the east, such as University Town, Academy Town, Tahkal, Rahatabad and Police Housing Society are just to name a few. Some renowned educational institutes are present near University Town. Several governmental offices like Regional Foreign Office, Urban Policy Unit, HRA Health Care Commission, Department of Plant Protection and Water Management Office KPK are just around 5 km away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Hayatabad is moving through a major developmental phase as its transportation network is in process of being revamped through Bus Rapid Transit. Once BRT project is complete, the area will become more connected, and in turn, appealing for investors and property seekers. As a combination of residential and industrial real estate, residents and workers can easily access all the amenities like markets, parks, schools, restaurants and hospitals located in and around the area. Presence of two police stations in the neighbourhood along with the regional management by Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) assures safety and security of Hayatabad residents.
IMPORTANCE OF HAYATABAD FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Peshawar International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Hayatabad via Peshawar Ring Road
- City Towers and Fawad Mall on University Road are within a 4 km distance
- University of Agriculture via National Highway 5 near Road No 2 is around 5 km away
- Depilex near Shaheen Town is at a distance of a kilometre from Hayatabad