Further towards the creek, away from the glittery flashing lights, lie two of the biggest parts of Old Dubai; Deira and Bur Dubai. Newcomers might not realize it, but before the emergence of mega-blocks like the DIFC, the Marina, and JBR, Deira used to be the heart of Dubai, while Bur Dubai was considered its quieter, more relaxed sister.
Bur Dubai is part of Dubai’s traditional business district and is located west of the Dubai Creek, while Deira is located on its east bank. Just like Deira, Bur Dubai is quite congested and densely populated. Both Deira and Bur Dubai are home to most of Dubai’s historical sites, including the famous Al Bastakiya historical district, the Ruler’s Court, and the Dubai Museum. Both areas are worth exploring and offer countless reasons to why so many people choose to live in the area.
What to expect
A real sense of Old Dubai
The perfect place for antique enthusiasts
Every foodie’s heaven
Why live here
Apartments starting from 24,000 AED
Walking distance from metro stations
… with plenty of ways to avoid traffic