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 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.
- From Bur Dubai it takes roughly 12 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 24 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 23 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 27 minutes to The Walk JBR.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 30 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 48 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
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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.
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 Communities
We currently maintain records for 23 sub-communities in Bur Dubai.
Bur Dubai Buildings
We currently maintain records for 138 building developments in Bur Dubai.
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Bur Dubai Reviews
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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.
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