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Bur Dubai

District, Dubai
Bur Dubai Key Information
Location type
District
Area
Dubai

Bur Dubai Overview

Bur Dubai is part of the original Dubai city and includes a number of historic districts on the western banks of Dubai Creek across the water from Deira.

The district is bounded on the north by the industrial Port Rashid, and to the west by Al Jaffiliya and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The influence of Dubai’s huge Indian population is evident here in Bur Dubai, in the many markets, shops and restaurants, as well as the only Hindu temple in Dubai.

Residential properties in Bur Dubai are mainly villas or low-rise apartments. Local amenities are plentiful, with more than 20 schools, 25 clinics, eight public parks and scores of cafés and restaurants.

Bur Dubai Amenities

Although Deira, on the other side of the creek, boasts the best collection of souks, the best textile markets are to be found in Bur Dubai, home as it is to the majority of Dubai’s Asian population.

Other attractions include Za'abeel Park, a $50-million technology-themed public park, the Burjuman shopping mall, with its 300 leading stores including Saks 5th Avenue, and Lamcy Plaza, a ‘classic older style mall’.

Proximity to landmarks
Al Maktoum International Airport
48 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
24 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
28 mins drive
La Mer
19 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
19 mins drive
The Walk JBR
27 mins drive
Dubai Mall
12 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
23 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
30 mins drive

Road Access

Bur Dubai’s proximity to Deira on the one hand and Downtown Dubai on the other makes it a popular place to live, with quick and easy access to most areas of Dubai. Both the E11 Sheikh Zayed Road and the E66 Dubai-Al Ain Road pass through, so that from Al Karama in central Bur Dubai it's 11 minutes by car to the Dubai Mall with its shops, cinemas and restaurants, 19 to the International Airport, 20 to the Mall of the Emirates, 22 to Dubai Marina, and an hour and a half to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport

The area is also well served by public transport with both metro lines crossing Bur Dubai. The train journey from Al Karama to Dubai Marina takes 40 minutes and costs just AED 4.50.

Bur Dubai History

A number of historic buildings bear witness to the importance of Bur Dubai, notably the house where Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, the visionary Ruler of Dubai (1912-1958), once lived. His grandson, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the present Ruler. Nearby is the Al Shindagha Watchtower, built in 1939 for defence and restored in 1994, and several other historic buildings that together give a sense of what this place was like in the good old low-rise days.

Many foreign embassies are located in the diplomatic area along the banks of the Creek, together with various government and royal buildings.

Bur Dubai Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 37 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Bur Dubai receives an overall rating of 3.5 based on 37 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

22nd Feb, 2016
Anila
From India
Moved here in 2015
Living with spouse
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Best first impression
Travelling and Ease Access
Garden for kids play
This was the first time for me for living in Dubai for employment purpose, and Bur Dubai, was very convenient for travel and for places to visit on my free time. Restaurants, Malls, grocery Stores everything was nearby and easy to access. And not to mention my window had a more… beautiful glimpse of the Burj Khalifa too.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
1st Nov, 2015
Haresh
From India
Moved here in 2011
Family with children
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Perfect Place for Indian Community
Transportation is so easy
No parking
As we are Indians its really nice to live in such place. Al Ghubaiba Bus and Metro are just few steps far. Carrefour and latest city center is open already just 5 min away. Temple,Creek side and park area near Metro is just awesome Easy Acess to Deira by shindga tunnel and sharjah . Meena more… Bazar very famous market is just 5 min far from our place. Al Rafa Police station is just next to our building so full of security. less noise and clean area to have a happy life. Show less
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4th May, 2015
Promise
From India
Moved here in 2019
Family with children
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Bur Dubai review
Convenient place for day to day needs
Less parking place is the worst
Its the heart of Dubai. Convenience for everything like hospitals,school ,shops and restaurants. But rent here is little high .
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
5th Apr, 2015
Judy marie
From Philippines
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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New City,New Life,New Place
Nearby to supermarkets, clinics,bus stop, gym on our building, pool and good maintenance
Too much population, busy streets
We are living in a 3-bedroom apartment/flat in one of the populated, not luxurious place in Dubai but the advantage in our place, we are nearby to restaurants, supermarkets which you kind find just beside our building, few minutes walk to bank, hotels, clinics, salon, bus stop, metro station,b us more… station and anything you need you kind find it in our place. But as we know that place has disadvantages too like too much populated and busy streets. Living in these kind of place is ao new to me but I'm loving my stay here in Dubai. Working in a real state company, sometimes I'm wishing also one day I could also live in one of the luxurious places here in Dubai such as JLT, Marina, JBR and etc but what is important for me right now is comfort because living in these area, you can't feel that you are away from home because most people residing here are Filipinos or what so called "Kabayans". We may live in different places here in Dubai, what is important also is to enjoy our stay and cherish the memories in this such beautiful city.Show less
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27th Mar, 2015
Gaurav
From India
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
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Bur Dubai review
Central location
Poorly maintained
The location is great as there is really easy access to everthing. There are plenty of shops around. The pool and gym are poorly maintained. There is one upside, it is good value for money In all, a good central location that is within reach of everything in the Dubai.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
16th Mar, 2015
Marwah
From India
Moved here in 2015
Living with parents
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Poor Maintenance
The building is hardly 4 years old yet there are huge cracks and terrible paint peeling of the wall. The building was built in a shabby and unfashionable manner with ugly bathrooms. Even though it's a two bedroom apartment our bathroom has NO bath and just a basic shower head on more… the wall. To curb the problem of flooding the bathroom, the building decided to build a 5 inch marble slab on our bathroom floor rather than investing in a glass partition or a better solution! Maintenance is bad and walls are anything BUT sound proof. The building security decided to install doors with keys to unlock them that are usually changed every few months or so because they end up not working. Show less
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18th Feb, 2015
Dany
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2019
Living with parents
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Bur Dubai
Spacious rooms
Commute time to work
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
7th Feb, 2015
Joyce
From India
Moved here in 2010
Living with spouse
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2 bedroom in Bur Dubai
Very convenient place
Nothing
We are very happy with the apartment we are living in as it is very convenient for us, be it Metro, Bus Depot, Creek to go for walks, shopping, Carrefour etc. There is 24-hour security and the building is well maintained. The rent is also very reasonable and we have more… our family and friends living in the same building. Show less
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18th Jan, 2015
Geeta
From India
Moved here in 2011
Living with parents
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Good Location - Center of Dubai
Locality
Based in Bur Dubai area right behind Burjuman Mall, the building is a 3 and a half year old building, with easy access to Shk Zyd Rd, Jumeirah, Deira, Karama. Located in a place where there is not much noise pollution, and has multiple options for grocery shopping like Carrefour, more… Spinneys, West Zone etc.Show less
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29th Nov, 2014
Richa
From United States
Moved here in 2014
Living with parents
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Golden Sands 11 Review
The area- the restaurants around
The size of the flat
Golden Sands 11 is nestled in the hustle bustle of the area of Bur Dubai. It is a very convenient location which is accessible to restaurants, metro stations and the creek. Additionally, the people in the community are extremely friendly while the area is quite safe and secure.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
15th Nov, 2014
Wilfrida
From Philippines
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
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My review
Near mall
The price
The apartment is accessible to mall and supermarkets it's really the heart of Dubai
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Nov, 2014
Kaveesh
From India
Moved here in 2010
Family with children
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Old apartments are spacious apartments
Location
Central Air Condtioning system
Our building is an old building situated behind Bur Juman. It's nice and spacious. Bur Juman construction has been a hassle and ever since Carrefour has opened up there is a fly problem. Security is good, maintenance is not so great. Management is not the best but the area is nice.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
1st Nov, 2014
Pallavi
From India
Moved here in 2014
Living with parents
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Rivoli Building on Al Fahidi Street
The size and central location.
Walking time to metro, noise.
Its an old building with only 5 floors, but good and spacious rooms and houses. Its cost effective and balconies are big and good. The noise level on the street is a bit too much and there is no parking in the building, which makes it very difficult as there more… is traffic too and its only a 2 lane street. Restaurants are in plenty nearby which is great.Show less
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30th Oct, 2014
Harsha
From India
Moved here in 2019
Living with parents
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Reasonable rent
All rooms attached with bathroom
Bachelors
The building I stay in is 40 years old. It is an old building near Dubai Museum which is convenient for us to walk by. It has huge rooms as these days new buildings have very small rooms and living area and also all rooms have attached bathroom in it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
22nd Oct, 2014
Lokesh
From India
Moved here in 2010
Family with children
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Best location
Transport facility
Noise at night time
Please find below main reason to live here: 1. Walkable distance to 3 supermarkets. 2. 24 hours open supermarket 3. Easy access for metro, bus or taxi. 4. Clinic near by. 5. Near to shopping complexes. 6. Different type restaurant with walk in distance. 7. Near to airport.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
21st Oct, 2014
Vivek
From India
Moved here in 2013
Living alone
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Center of Dubai
Accessibility
Parking, Traffic, Noise pollution, Hygiene
Everyone needs to understand that Meena Bazaar is like standing in the middle of an over crowded shopping mall. It is not as bad as it sounds. There is a lot of energy flowing in the area. Yes, do not be surprised to people in front of you walking too more… slow and small gatherings in the middle of the footpath. Some people like living in such an energetic atmosphere. Me personally, it didn't bother me too much. Accessibility to places was gold except for the traffic ofcourse. Nearby restaurants and supermarkets make it hard for people to make up their mind incase they want to move a little to the outskirts of the city for whatever reason. Traffic and parking in Meena Bazaar is an absolute horror. Getting back to the original topic, the apartments here are a little smaller than one would expect, the buildings are cramped up next to each other and it is an area where many bachelors stay in bed spaces which has an impact on hygiene, however it is the only option because of accessibility to public transport. Finishes are not the best, keeping in mind that all the buildings in Meena Bazaar are fairly old and have just be re-painted. All and all, its not the best and not the worst of places to stay. Somewhere in between would be it. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
14th Oct, 2014
Rodolfo, Jr.
From Philippines
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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So far, so good
Accessibility to everything I need.
Nothing in a bit
I really find this place cool because it's really close to the Creek and Burjuman Station. Whenever I'm in a hurry to go to work (I work at night), there are always taxis around. The supermarket at the ground floor has everything I need. There's also Holiday Inn just across the more… street and RAK Bank just a few steps away. I really feel at ease and not even thinking of moving any time soon. I already got metro station to take me to Deira City Centre or Dubai Mall.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
13th Oct, 2014
Sarathbabu
From India
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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Apartments in Bur Dubai
Creekside walk, Shopping areas, Choices of restaurants etc.
No sunlight
I live on the ground floor, so I don't get a view of the sunset or beach. But I have all the facilities whatever I wanted in my apartment and the community is full of shopping, Metro station is just a few steps away from my building and so is more… bus station. Plenty of choices for supermarkets. Covered car parking and security cameras everywhere around the building. 3 watchmen, cleaning and maintenance staff available round the clock.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
7th Oct, 2014
Anish
From United Arab Emirates
Moved here in 2019
Living with parents
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Bur Dubai, Al Hamriya, OPC area
Location , easy access to metro , bus stands, bank street
Old basic buildings
I am staying in Bur Dubai Al Hamriya. It is very near to Burjuman metro station, walking distance to the creek. All kinds of shops, supermarktes are at walking distance. It is a quiet and peaceful area. There are more old buildings in the area, so one can not expect more… luxury, just basic apartments, but old buildings are spacious than the new ones. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
6th Oct, 2014
Jaya
From India
Moved here in 2011
Family with children
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Upgrade apartments
Easy access to roads and no traffic and noise near the residence.
Building maintenance
We are located in a very good area and apartment building is clean. Noise pollution is very less and transport access is excellent. Mall is walking distance. But building maintenance by landlord is very negative.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
14th Aug, 2014
Vinod
From India
Moved here in 2011
Family with children
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Flat with ok facilities
Very close to Bus Station
Area is noisy
My flat is on good location with some good facilities. But rent increasing by landlord is very high. small bldg. with few Nabors. maintenance is fine.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
5th Aug, 2014
Muna
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Maktoum building
Shopping hub
Traffic,no parking spaces,highly populated ,commercial area
The building was really old and not spacious,poor maintenance and they give out apartments to bachelors all the time which becomes really uncomfortable. The areas such as bur Dubai are immensely populated and congested with traffic.there should be more consideration given out to families and not singles.Traffic and more parking spaces more… are a must.Show less
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30th Jul, 2014
Reamhel
From Philippines
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
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Home away from home
Spaciuos flat
Gym, other recreational amenities
I am a mother of two beautiful kids, being an expat, we carefully choose the kind and the area of home we want our kids to grow up with. We choose the Bur Dubai area, very close to all kinds of transportation, restaurant, convenient store makes daily living easy for more… us. We have a 2 bedroom hall flat and since it is an old building well maintained though , it is very spacious compared to the new flats available. The rent is fair compare to market considering its lcoation and size. Although it lack some recreational amenities it doesnt bother us as there is a lot of activities nearbby.Show less
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27th Jul, 2014
Thelma
From Philippines
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
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Home Away from Home
Walking distance from Metro station, consulates, shops, restaurants, hotels, banks etc.
Such an awesome place. Conveniently located at the heart of the City. Walking distance from the Metro Station, banks, business, establishments. Near to Metro station which provides an easy access to Dubai's main district. Going to the mall has never been easy and hassle free. Our apartment comprises of 2 more… bedroom and a huge hall where we relax after a whole day of tiring work. It is a peaceful community and a family friendly. The best thing there is, just two minute walk to the Metro station. Show less
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27th Jul, 2014
Sherryl mae
From Philippines
Moved here in 2013
Living with flatmate
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My so unlikable Place
The reasons why I am not moving out from that place is that, first my neighbors are very friendly and considerate . Second, it is very accessible to the metro station and lastly, the rent is reanonable.
The building is old and lack of maintenance.
Me and my sister are renting a room in a 3 bedroom flat. The building is quite old and i can say it is not really a good place to live. The building smells like garbage and you can see cockroaches and litters allover. The only thing that make us more… stay there is that, first the rent is cheap and we cannot afford to pay expensive rooms or flat for our salary is not enough. Second it is very accessible to metro station and there are of grocery store, shopping malls and bank nearby. Lastly our neighbors are really friendly and considerate.Show less
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24th Jul, 2014
Resmy
From India
Moved here in 2010
Family with children
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Review About Green Park Aprt
Ambience , Service level of Maintenance team
Position of the A/c, too much dusty
We moved into Green park 4yrs back thinking , will spent another 1 yr here and when my elder kid also return from home country , will move to a bigger apartment.Slowly we started loving it due to its quiet ambience , very good maintenance team, and the friendly more… approach among all neighbours.Also a reasonable price has been another reason to stick to this apartment.All facilities available at your door step. Now even if its time for us to move to a bigger apartment , we are rethinking as it has become our own home now .Show less
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23rd Jul, 2014
MERINETTE
From Philippines
Moved here in 2013
Living with spouse
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Bur Dubai studio
Very convinient spec. Transportation and groceries, malls restaurant, shops
Smell of the uncollected garbage outside
It is a area/ location which is very convenient at the same time money wise. Good access for public transports ( metro and bus ), as for shopping and dining there a lots of shops/restaurant to choose from. Very safe even you go home late at night streets are more… well lighted. Police in the area 24/7... Show less
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22nd Jul, 2014
Saurabh
From India
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
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Bur Dubai
Flooring
Lot of bed bugs in whole building
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
22nd Jul, 2014
Robert
From Hungary
Moved here in 2019
Living with flatmate
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Good value for money- family area
Location and the finishes.
Traffic in busy hours.
The building itself was a very prestige building and location. Very central. Highly recommended to families. Quality of finishes were perfect, layout very convenient.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
22nd Jul, 2014
Jyotika
From Asia
Moved here in 2013
Living with spouse
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A non pet friendly noisy environment to live in
Amenetis near by
Not pet friendly at all
While the apartments in Bur Dubai are spacious and fairly well-maintained from within, the area is not suitable for those who have pets. Only very few apartments allow dogs, and vacancies in these are quite difficult to get. The view from your apartment is nice if you do not have more… a building adjoining yours. We had a large vacant plot as well as the main road with the metro line to face from our apartment balcony, as well as the large and convenient Spinneys store right next door. Overall, a nice vicinity to live in if you have a family and enjoy socializing. Not very suitable for you if you own a dog.Show less
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21st Jul, 2014
Khurram
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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Bur Dubai 3 bed
People , restaurants
Heat
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
20th Jul, 2014
Cristina
From Europe
Moved here in 2010
Living with spouse
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Al Mina road 1 bedroom
The area
I love the place i am living in because simply it is quite , clean , peaceful, with open streets everywhere I wanna go , and close to everything.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
20th Jul, 2014
Rie vinas
From Asia
Moved here in 2013
Living with flatmate
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Good enough to live here
Its near malls and grocery stores near bus stops and in between Burjuman metro and Karama so its very accessible, its a very clean building and of course our flat also and not crowded
The swimming pool is not working and the gym
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
13th Jul, 2014
Sheetal
From Asia
Moved here in 2010
Living with parents
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Just OK
Friendly community
Unclean surroundings
The locality where we live is great when it comes to shopping and is accessible to 3 super markets operating on a 24x7 basis. However, the rents paid are not worth it at all, since the building is not maintained well, and the house is not maintained as well after more… the contract ends. They do not re-furbish or renovate any broken items of the house and also do not entertain complains. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
12th Jul, 2014
Mary
From Asia
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
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The best of Oriental House 2
The building is on the right place for everything and anything.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
10th Jul, 2014
Abdu Rasheed
From Asia
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
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Flat review
Location of the building
Not cenrally airconditined
My apartment building is conveniently located - near to my office, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and metro station are in walking distance, so is shopping places and restaurants. It is also not far from Dubai creek, a suitable place for leisurely walk. The building is well maintained by the owners more… company Al Moosa and security is never a concern.Show less
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9th Jul, 2014
Natasha
From India
Moved here in 2019
Living with parents
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Buzzing Bur Dubai
FOOD.
NOTHING.
Bur Dubai is a beautifully busy place which leaves nothing to the imagination, because it's all here! Gold? Check Sea? Check Food? Check Clothes? Check CHEAP? Hell yeah. Noisy? Well, you'd be smart if you were expecting it. Traffic? Where else did you think the noise was coming from?
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