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Sheikh Zayed Road

District, Dubai
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Sheikh Zayed Road Overview

Sheikh Zayed Road is the main highway (E11) that runs through the UAE from Abu Dhabi in the south west to Ras Al Khaimah in the north east.

In Dubai real estate terms ‘Sheikh Zayed Road’ generally refers to the 2km stretch between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, characterised by walls of skyscrapers on either side of the road. This is the centre of the business district and home to some of Dubai’s most valuable properties.

Notable buildings along Sheikh Zayed Road include Sama Tower, Park Place and the supertall Blue Tower.

If you like to live over the shop then Sheikh Zayed Road is for you. Most office towers contain residential apartments, many of which come fully furnished and serviced, and have gyms and roof top swimming pools.

In between the commercial buildings you’ll find a clutch of five star hotels including the The Fairmont Dubai, the Conrad, the H Hotel  and the Sheraton Four Points.

  • From Sheikh Zayed Road it takes roughly four minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 16 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 15 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 20 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 28 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 40 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Sheikh Zayed Road Amenities

The main attraction here is living or working amongst some of the glitziest buildings in Dubai, yet being only a couple of kilometres from old Jumeirah in one direction, and Downtown and Dubai Mall in the other.

Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
16 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
40 mins drive
La Mer
12 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
11 mins drive
Dubai Mall
4 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
15 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
20 mins drive
The Walk JBR
20 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
28 mins drive

Sheikh Zayed Road in the News

Road Access

The journey time by road to the Dubai Mall or Downtown Dubai is 5 minutes, to Dubai Marina 20, to the International Airport 28, and to Abu Dhabi 1hour 30.

Public Transport

If you live here you’ll probably have someone call you a taxi or deliver your car to the front door when you want to get out and about. But you could take the train if you fancy the exercise. The metro runs alongside Sheikh Zayed Road with three stations to choose from, Financial Centre, Emirates Towers and World Trade Centre.

By metro from World Trade Centre station it’ll take 35 minutes to Dubai Marina or 20 to Dubai International Airport.

Sheikh Zayed Road Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 6 user reviews courtesy of


Sheikh Zayed Road receives an overall rating of 3.5 based on 6 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.

23rd May, 2017
From Philippines
Moved here in 2016
Living alone
Hassle-free and strategic location
Strategically located
Nothing except on the higher side of the rent
This place is just perfect. From hotels, restaurants and various shops you can find it. The greatest of all is the Metro which is just walking distance away. Although I am driving my own car parking is not a problem and if I am lazy to drive I can just more… jump on the train to go to work which is 2 stations away only at the Trade Center and very easy to go at different malls around Dubai during spare time. After a long day at work and wanted to stay fit, I can do running or walking around the area with Burj Khalifa as my backdrop. What else could I ask for?Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
21st Feb, 2016
From Philippines
Moved here in 2013
Living alone
City Life
Comfortable to live
Nothing, except for the price
Living in my flat located in Sheikh Zayed Road is what I loved most, accessible to all places, like hotels, restaurants, malls and importantly walking distance to my work in DIFC. I can leave peacefully. The price is quite high compared to others but it is very comfortable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Dec, 2014
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
Grosvenor tower review
Poor maintenance
Grosvenor Tower (not to be confused with Grosvenor house) is a part residential, part business, and part emirates accommodation. The location is excellent, with metro and taxis a breeze to get anywhere in the city. A bustling local night life including fibbers, rodeo drive and stables literally right next more… door. Big hotels and the clubs Movida, Circque, Cavalli can all be found very close by. The building itself is riddled with problems though: All the corridors seem to have leaking roofs from the air con Both our water heaters failed on the same day and poured down into the kitchen and our bathroom then took 2 weeks to be replaced Our air con seems to only work properly in one room despite being checked twice Should your 50th request for someone to come check a problem, "Maintenance" usually involves the cleaners being sent to look and then someone else with also no English speaking to follow. The electric on our floor went off for a WEEK, luckily we were away for most of it. The gym equipment is all old and broken. All the weights have been stolen so getting much done is not an easy task. The pool furniture includes iron chairs and no loungers. All the cushions sit wet on the floor and mouldy. It does look nice though and the view is decent. The BBQ area was destroyed by inconsiderate tenants. Upon moving in you will constantly be assumed as crew and harassed by security whether you live there or not. Crew in the building treat the place as a college dorm and play music at all hours. On the positive side: Location is excellent Rent is reasonable for area Finishings for bathroom etc nice Coffee shop and supermarket right downstairs New appliances Parking included for one car Two or three beds have nice view of ocean or SZR Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
3rd Dec, 2014
From Singapore
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
Grosverner Tower
It is in the city
The security and maintenance
Grosverner Tower is a building combined with offices, private living and crew accommodation. Traffic is really bad. The security and maintainence here do not do a good job, it takes ages to fix anything needed. The rent is high and nothing is accommodated to. There is no privacy here as there more… are offices in this buildings. Even on the levels where people are living. The only good thing is it is on Sheikh Zayed Road. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
13th Oct, 2014
From India
Moved here in 2014
Living with parents
Home Sweet Home
The rooms are big and spacious and the second best thing about my place is that the metro is very close from my house.
There is a problem of pest control in our kitchen which is the worst thing of our flat.
I shifted from Bur Dubai to this place here on SZR and it is a way better place to live at. Other than the constant moving cars and metro noises we hear from the road there are hardly any problems we face. There is even a wonderful Lebanese restaurant being more… built on our building. The neighbors are friendly, the Dubai Mall is just one metro station away, cafes are located all around the area and the metro station is a 5 minutes walk away. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
2nd Jun, 2014
Vincent paul
From Asia
Moved here in 2012
Living with flatmate
Near to everything
the place is accessible to everything, its the heart of the city so its easy to find anything that you are looking for. restaurants from cheapest to the most expensive ones, clubs and shopping malls.
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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