Al Karama is one of Dubai’s populous residential areas, which is located on the western banks of Dubai Creek. It is one of the city’s quaint older communities as it does not follow the usual skyscraper design.
It is a vibrant and diverse shopping district buzzing with markets, shops, and restaurants. The neighborhood displays a different side of the city, with no gigantic skyscrapers and an authentic taste of everyday life.
You will find everything from old souks to high-end shopping complexes, diverse cuisines, relaxing spas, affordable hotels, and great accommodation options.
It is between Sheikh Rashid Rd and Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd. It is part of Bur Dubai, on the western banks of Dubai Creek, with a total area of two square km.
Living here doesn’t mean you’re away from other notable areas; this owes to the Al Karam address which leaves you in close distance to Dubai’s communities. Find below the closest ones to Al Karama
- Al Hamriya: 5 minutes
- Oud Metha: 10 minutes
- Al Mankhool: 10 minutes
- Umm Hurair 1: 15 minutes
There are lots of attractions around the community, giving all the more reasons to visit and not miss a beat. Some of these spots are
- Al Seef St: 5 minutes away
- Dubai Frame: 10 minutes away
- Zabeel Park: 10 minutes away
- Creek Park: 10 minutes away
The neighborhood is in a great central location, easily accessible, and well-connected to RTA bus routes.
- ADCB Metro Station on the Red Line
- Karama Ent. 2
- Al Karama Bus Station 1
- Karama 2 1
- Central Post Office 1
- Karama 1-1
- The Karama, Commercial Center 2
Services and Facilities
This outstanding community is a self-sufficient neighborhood, housing supermarkets, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and entertainment venues.
There is a long list of supermarkets catering to the day-to-day necessities of the residents. The list includes famous chains such as:
- Lulu Supermarket
- New West Zone Supermarket
- Thomsun SuperMarket Karama
- Lulu Center
- Viva Supermarket
- Nesto Hypermarket
Hospitals & Clinics
The medical services here are widely available as you will find many clinics and hospitals inside and close to it. Have a look below at the list of medical centers in the community.
Clinics in Karama
The neighborhood is blessed with healthcare establishments in and around the community. There are many clinics within the community, such as
- Life Clinic
- ICARE Clinic
- Lifeline Clinic
There are also hospitals in the neighboring communities, such as
- Rashid Hospital
- Metropolitan Medical Centre
- Aster Hospital Mankhool
The community has several hotels that will attend to your every need. Whether you are looking for a luxurious or budget-friendly stay
- Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
If you are seeking comfort and luxury, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel is the place for you, with its rooftop pool, business center, fitness center, fully-equipped gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, banquet hall, beauty salon and restaurants.
- Fortune Karama Hotel Dubai
This is one of the cheapest hotels in Karama. It offers you the opportunity to be in the center of a shopping paradise, restaurants, and recreational destinations.
- President Hotel
President Hotel is the one if you are looking for a budget hotel in Karama with the bare necessities. It is also within walking distance of plenty of restaurants and shops.
- Rose Garden Hotel Apartments
Rose Garden Hotel Apartments in Karama houses furnished studios and one- to two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, ensuring you a cozy stay with your family.
For more details about the best accommodations in this area, have a look at the best hotels in Al Karama guide on Property Finder.
You can enjoy your time in Karama in different interesting ways. Whether you want to hang out with friends or spend a family day there are various cool places to visit in Karama and around too.
There are free-of-charge places for nature and outdoor lovers to relax and enjoy.
- Karama Park: It is a green escape for chilling in the sun, a day out with friends, or a picnic with your family.
- 18B Street Art: It is an Instagram-able free-of-charge hangout spot at Karama. A group of artists used building fronts as their canvas for colorful designs and large-scale graffiti.
Properties in Al Karama Dubai
The Karama district consists of wide public roads lined with low-rise buildings on each side, unlike the skyscrapers of Dubai. The neighborhood has several well-known sub-communities, such as the Wasl Hub, Sheikh Hamdan Colony, and Karama Centre.
The most common residential properties in Karama are rental flats which are either studios, 1, 2, or 3-bedroom types, and the approximate sizes and rental prices of them are as follows
- Studio: 300 sq. ft. to 610 sq. ft.
- 1-Bedroom Flat: 700 sq. ft. to 1,800 sq. ft.
- 2-Bedroom Flat: 700 sq. ft. to 1,800 sq. ft.
- 3-Bedroom Flat: 2,000 sq. ft.
- Studio: AED 36,000/year
- 1-Bedroom Flat: AED 49,000/year
- 2-Bedroom Flat: AED 64,00/year
- 3-Bedroom Flat: AED 86,000/year
You can have a look at the various properties for rent in Al Karama on Property Finder to find your new home!
How to Get to Karama Market Dubai?
It takes around 10 minutes to get to the Karama Market. Taking a short car ride on Zaa’beel street will be the best option.