3.9 /5

Bur Dubai

(based on 31 building reviews)

Soulful life

Central location
If living in a place with character is your thing, pick Bur Dubai. It is located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The community is home to many beautiful museums, historic sites and ancient buildings.
You can access Bur Dubai through the Burjuman Metro station or the ADCB station, also known as Al Karama.
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.
The community includes all amenities such as hospitals, schools, museums, hotels and commercial shops in addition to restaurants and cafes. Healthcare facilities include American Hospital Dubai, Rashid Hospital, Medeor 24/7 Hospital and Aster Hospital.
Horizon International School, New Academy School, Ambassador School Dubai, GEMS Winchester School, Indian Curriculum Schools and Business Directory are the best schools in Bur Dubai. The area houses a variety of hotels such as Citymax, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, Al Seef Hotel, Goldstate Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton.
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. There are also dozens of no-frills curry houses.
Check out the Dubai Museum as it introduces people to Dubai's culture and heritage. The Bastakia Quarter, constructed during the 19th century, should also be on top of your to-do list if you're a history buff.

Don’t miss: Arabian Tea House for its old world charm; a dhow cruise dinner.

Neighbours: Budget-conscious South Asian expats, singles.

Pros: Affordable rents, plenty of schools, hospitals and restaurants
Cons: This area can get very busy and congested, especially during rush hours and weekends, so you have to prepare yourself for a lot of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

House prices House Prices

Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Asking Price:
974,888 AED
Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Transaction Price:
Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Rental Price:
53,000 AED
Avg. Gross Yield:
The Market:
Mid-range villas, low to mid-scale apartments, hotels and hotel apartments, malls, commercial towers.

Resident spotlight Resident Spotlight

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4 /5
Busy and safe
Candice, Researcher
My family and I live in a sub-district of Bur Dubai, Karama. Bur Dubai area is a crowded old district, but we love it. Aside from the fact that our building is only five minutes away from Burjuman Metro Station, accessibility to other amenities, e.g. restaurants, shops, a mall, is a big plus for me and my husband as there would always be days when we’re quite tired from work but still have to be at home for dinner with the kiddos. And then there’s almost always people walking on the streets at any time of the day (except of course from 3AM) and roaming police cars, so you will feel safe to go out for a late night walk (or run, as my husband and I prefer).