3.9 /5

Bur Dubai

(based on 31 building reviews)

Soulful life

Central location
History
Quaint
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.

House prices House Prices

Avg. 3 Bedrooms Villa Asking Price:
1,200,000 AED
Avg. 3 Bedrooms Villa Transaction Price:
-
Avg. 3 Bedrooms Villa Rental Price:
120,000 AED
Avg. Gross Yield:
10.00%
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).

Properties Frequently asked questions

Where Is Bur Dubai Located?

Bur Dubai is located in the heart of Old Dubai centrally close to the commercial district of Deira, on the western side of the Dubai Creek and a 15-minute drive from Downtown Dubai and DIFC.

There are lots of well-known locations near Bur Dubai, among renters in UAE, each located in a different destination: Garhoud in the east, Deira in the north, and both Satwa and Karama in the western side.

When it comes to accessibility of Bur Dubai to other areas in Dubai, it is strongly connected with Al Khail Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Al Ain-Hatta Road.

How Far Is Bur Dubai to the Most Popular Attractions?

Among the various communities in Dubai, Bur Dubai can bring you the best of both worlds. It combines both the historical background and the practicality of location as it is really close to lots of important attractions, such as:

  • Zabeel Park: 8 minutes away
  • Dubai Dolphinarium: 10 minutes away
  • Dubai Creek: 11 minutes away
  • Jumeirah Mosque: 12 minutes away
  • Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club: 14 minutes away
  • Emirates Mall: 16 minutes away
  • Dubai Museum: 17 minutes away
  • Dubai Heritage Village: 17 minutes away
What Is the Commute Time from…?
  • Dubai Mall to Bur Dubai: 10 minutes
  • Burj khalifa to Bur Dubai: 10 minutes
  • Downtown Dubai to Bur Dubai: 10 minutes
  • Business Bay to Bur Dubai: 10 minutes
  • Karama to Bur Dubai: 13 minutes
  • Burjuman to Bur Dubai: 13 minutes
  • Jumeirah Beach to Bur Dubai: 14 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport to Bur Dubai: 15 minutes
  • Al Qusais to Bur Dubai: 15 minutes
  • Ras Al Khor to Bur Dubai: 16 minutes
  • Al Rigga to Bur Dubai: 18 minutes
  • Al Barsha to Bur Dubai: 19 minutes
  • Palm jumeirah to Bur Dubai: 25 minutes
  • Atlantis to Bur Dubai: 25 minutes
  • Sharjah to Bur Dubai: 30 minutes
  • Ajman to Bur Dubai: 40 minutes
  • Umm Al Quwain to Bur Dubai: 50 minutes
  • Ras Al Khaimah to Bur Dubai: 1 hour
  • Abu Dhabi to Bur Dubai: 2 hours
  • Fujairah to Bur Dubai: 3 hours
What Are the Transportation Options in Bur Dubai?

If you want to avoid traffic jams in Bur Dubai, you should reconsider the idea of taking public transportation in general to reach your destinations; it will be much easier in that case. You can also find more than one metro station near Bur Dubai.

  • Metro: Bur Dubai is well served by two metro lines, Burjuman Metro Station and the ADCB Station, each one of them crossing the city.
  • Bus: There are some bus stations in Bur Dubai; those bus stations mainly connect the city with several destinations. Al Ghubaiba, Al Karama, and Rolla are the most famous ones
  • Taxi: Plenty of taxi services are available in Bur Dubai, including some leading companies in this field. You can also order your very own Uber or Careem

Finally, for preventing difficulties that may occur while parking, newly-built apartments in Bur Dubai offer parking places for their residence.

What Are the Community Facilities in Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai is a place for those who are looking forward to living in a modern place with a little bit of historical flavour. There is a wide range of facilities and amenities in the community such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Hotels
  • Commercial shops
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Healthcare facilities.
What Are the Best Hotels Within Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai is known for being a famous historical attraction; moreover, this feature has been taken into consideration when it comes to both the architecture and the location of its hotels. Here are some of the best hotels in Bur Dubai:

  • Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel (Rating:****): Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Opposite to Burjuman Centre
  • Raffles Dubai (Rating:****): Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi Mall
  • Grand Hyatt Dubai (Rating:*****): Oud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City, close to Sheikh Zayed Road and Wafi Mall
  • Palazzo Versace Dubai (Rating:*****): Jaddaf Waterfront
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (Rating:****): Khalid Bin Waleed Street
What Are the Best Schools and Nurseries in Bur Dubai?

Schools and nurseries in Bur Dubai are a reflection of a huge educational leap so if you are willing to live there, you can find a wide range of schools and nurseries for your children:

Nurseries

  • Cambridgeshire Nursery

Year Group: Nursery

Curriculum: British

Location: Street 35A, Mankhool

  • British Nursery

Year Group: Nursery

Curriculum: British

Location: MG10 Building, G Floor, Behind Burjuman Mall.

Schools

  • New Academy School

Year Group: Age 4 -18 ( KG, Elementary, Middle, and High school)

Curriculum: American

Location: Street 14 C, Al Raffa Area

  • Dubai Gem Private School

Year Group: Primary and Secondary

Curriculum: British

Location: Oud Metha Road, Oud Metha Area, next to Iranian Club

  • Ambassador School

Year Group: Primary (grades 1-5), Middle (grades 6-9), Secondary (grades 9-10), Senior Secondary (grades 11-12)

Curriculum: Indian

Location: 41A Street, Mankhool.

What Are the Best Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Bur Dubai?

If you are staying in Bur Dubai, don’t worry about your groceries as you can easily find nearby supermarkets and grocery stores such as:

  • Al Borz Supermarket

Location: Oud Metha Road

Hours: 9 am-6 pm

  • Al Madina Supermarket

Location: Ground Floor, Bukhash Building, Al Rafa Street

Hours: 7 am-12:30 am

  • Al Manama Hypermarket

Location: Al Karama Road, Al Karama

Hours: 8:30 am-12 am

What Are the Best Health Clinics and Hospitals in Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai holds lots of healthcare facilities in case you need any special treatment; you can also find all kinds of specialties and high-qualified doctors as well. Here are the top health clinics and hospitals in Bur Dubai:

  • American Hospital Dubai

Location: Near Movenpick Hotel

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: Neurosurgery, Cancer Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Orthopedics

  • Rashid Hospital

Location: Dubai Health Authority Building

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: Emergency and Trauma Centre, Surgery and ICU

  • Medeor 24/7 Hospital

Location: Consulates Area, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road.

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology and cosmetology, ENT

  • Aster Hospital

Location: Al Qusais Industrial Area

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: General surgery, ENT, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gastroenterology.

What Are the Most Popular Restaurants in Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai’s restaurants are more like a fusion between various cultures; food lovers everywhere can enjoy diversity with a plenty of international dishes in places like:

  • Barbeque Nation (ZomatoRating 4.8, Indian, BBQ, Street 3 B)
  • Maharaja Bhog (ZomatoRating 4.8, Indian, Zabeel Street, Al Karama)
  • The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill (ZomatoRating 4.8, Fast Food, Street 74, Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai)
  • Max's Restaurant (ZomatoRating 4.7, Sheikh Khalifa Zayed Street)
  • Picante (ZomatoRating 3.9, Mediterranean, Khalid Bin Walid Street)
  • Asia Kitchen By Mainland China (ZomatoRating 4.7, Chinese, Burjuman Centre)
What Are Things to Do in Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai is a breathtaking part of Dubai that truly reflects the historical essence of “The City of Gold,” yet it is still the ideal friendly metropolitan city that holds a fusion of activities to do.

If you love shopping, you are going to shop until you drop, and if you prefer Bur Dubai as a captivating residential hub, you will find shops in Bur Dubai to serve your purpose as well.

Here are lots of must-try things to do while you are in Bur Dubai:

  • Have A Tour in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. If you want to take a trip back in time, then you should go for a walk in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, observing how life was back then in the mid-19th century
  • Visit The Majlis Gallery. A place that is dedicated to all art lovers as it holds special artworks for both local and international artists
  • Head to Dubai Museum in “Al Fahidi Fort.” Located in south Dubai Creek, this museum was a place for storing weapons and artillery 200 years ago. Now, it provides information about different aspects of life through different eras
  • Visit Shopping Districts. Bur Dubai is also a home for spectacular merchandise such as jewelry, excellent fabrics, and magical perfumes

Things to Do in Bur Dubai During the Day

  • Visit Famous Parks. One can always visit parks during the day in Bur Dubai, especially because it is a great environment to have fun with your family and friends. People usually tend to visit Greek Park, which is considered Dubai’s second-largest park

Zabeel Parkis one of the most famous parks that also pops up to one’s mind whenever wide green areas are mentioned. The park contains a fitness centre, jogging track, mini-golf course, sports courts, a fitness center, jogging track, acres of wide green spaces, and a mini-golf course.

  • Have Fun at Dubai Dolphinarium. It is the ideal place for families with kids for it is full of many kid-friendly activities, starting from belly rides on trained dolphins to educational activities and bird shows
  • Visit Meena Bazar. One of the busiest shopping districts in Bur Dubai, in which you can find several kinds of trinkets along with unique pieces of jewelry in one place
  • Visit Textile Souk. It is more like heaven on earth for fabric lovers; one can easily find souvenirs, colorful costumes and handmade things - mostly weaves

Things to Do in Bur Dubai at Night

  • Take a Dhow Cruise. Riding a splendid dhow at night is a magical experience that should be done in Bur Dubai. Don’t miss it!
  • Visit Dubai Frame. It is the world’s largest picture frame that provides a range of panoramic views, reflecting the past, present, and future of the city.
  • Go Indian. Have some quality time at Indian restaurants with your friends and family
  • Indulge in Street Food. You might also try street food stalls that don’t cost a lot of money
What Are the Best Shopping Destinations in Bur Dubai?

Bur Dubai is a satisfying shopping destination for shopaholics; there are lots of shopping malls and places to visit in order to have an extraordinary experience such as:

  • Burjuman Centre
  • WAFI
  • Meena Bazaar
  • XVA Gallery
  • Karama Shopping Complex
  • City Centre Shindagha
  • Textile Souk
What Property Types Are Available in Bur Dubai?

You can easily find the perfect residential unit in Bur Dubai, based on your own needs and expectations. Here are the types of properties that can be found in Bur Dubai:

  • Apartments (the most common)
  • Villas
  • Duplexes
  • Penthouses
  • Townhouses
  • Hotel apartments
What Are the Best Towers and Communities in Bur Dubai?

The historical background of the community never affects new architecture as this particular community have lots of magnificent buildings and sub-communities, such as:

Communities

  1. Al Mankhool

It is one of the most famous sub-communities when it comes to renting or selling a property; most of the people prefer to rent in this specific area in Bur Dubai.

  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: 1- to 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom units
  • Highlights:
    • Kids area
    • Swimming pools
    • Security system
  1. Oud Metha
  • Type of Residence: Sub-community with low-rise buildings
  • Apartments: Studios to 2-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Gym
    • Parking area
    • Swimming pools
    • Security system
  1. Al Raffa
  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: Studios to 3-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Malls and shopping centers
    • Electronics stores
    • Supermarkets
    • Restaurant and cafes
  1. Al Jaddaf
  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: Studios to 3-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Banks
    • Healthcare City
    • Schools and hospitals
  1. Al Karama
  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Swimming pool
    • Gym
  1. Zabeel
  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: Villas and townhouses; apartments used as spacious offices
  • Highlights:
    • Green areas
    • Zabeel Park
What Are the Average Rental Prices in Bur Dubai?

Based on the majority of properties in Bur Dubai, it is highly noticed that most of it would definitely be apartments, ready for immediate rent. Here are the average of rental prices in Bur Dubai:

  • Apartments: Starting 24,000 AED/year to 300,000 AED/year
  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting 30,000 AED/year
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting 48,000 AED/year
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting 75,000 AED/year
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting 105,000 AED/year.
What Are the Average Sale Prices in Bur Dubai?

As for the sale prices, one can also deduce the dominant kind of all properties; still apartments are taking the lead as accommodation in Bur Dubai. Here are the average sale prices that can be found there:

  • Apartments: Starting 500,000 AED to 3,218,888 AED
  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting 974,888 AED
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting 1,505,888 AED
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting 2,599,999 AED.
What Are the Events in Bur Dubai?

Heritage events are so popular in Bur Dubai, including different domains of interests like cultural exhibits, craft shops, and art galleries. Moreover, “The Sikka Art fair” is considered one of the main attractions frequented by a huge number of visitors every year. This fair has been created by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority mainly to focus on visual arts, and then narrow down, focusing on other kinds of arts like music and film screenings. It is a showcase repeated annually for helping artists from all over UAE by giving them a room to present their artworks.