3.8 /5

Bur Dubai

(based on 24 building reviews)

Soulful life

Central location
If living in a place with character is your thing, pick Bur Dubai. The bustling area includes sub-communities such as Mankhool, Oud Metha, Al Fahidi, Al Jaddaf and Za’abeel. A renters’ favourite owing to the large, spacious apartments, Bur Dubai is notorious for traffic jams and lack of parking. But public transport is readily available and there are several Metro stations dotting the area. Head to Meena Bazaar for all your sartorial needs. The Aryaas Gourmet is a favourite for a good South Indian breakfast and Barbecue Delights in Oud Metha for Pakistani fare.

Don’t miss: Arabian Tea House for its old world charm.

Neighbours: Budget-conscious South Asian families, singles.