Bordered by Jumeirah and Bur Dubai, this lively neighbourhood can be seen as Bur Dubai’s little sister with its shopping stores and dining outlets. Satwa is home to a large population of expatriates and enjoys a sizeable number of visitors who enjoy its bargain shops and roadside eateries.
Satwa is part of old Dubai and offers an array of villas and low-rise residential buildings at an affordable price. It is one of the few remaining parts of Dubai that has kept its authentic vibe with old villas.
Ask any expat or local who has been living in Dubai for more than a year and they’d tell you that for authentic Asian and Arabic food, one needs to go to Satwa. From fresh-baked Iranian bread, to vegan Indian stands, this area is packed with foodies almost every night of the week.
Tip: you absolutely must eat at Ravi’s at least once in your lifetime. This eatery has been in business for over 30 years and any loyal customer would tell you that the authentic flavour hasn’t changed a bit!
Satwa is one of the best places in Dubai to find bargain. Whether you’re looking for textiles, rugs, antique furniture or even carpenter services, Satwa’s roadside shops have it all!
Tip: head out to Satwa Plant Nurseries in December to score some seasonal plants, starting from as low as 10AED a piece!
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