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Updated: 26th June, 2022


Za'abeel is a district in Bur Dubai.
Za'abeel is a sub-community of Bur Dubai, Dubai.

Both Zabeel 1 and Zabeel 2 are relatively newer, more affluent communities with villas and town houses.

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There are four sub-communities in Za'abeel. Learn more in the following guides.

Za'abeel Location

The map below shows the location of Za'abeel and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Dubai Aquarium, 3.1 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 3.1 km
PVRK, 3.2 km
Parks & beaches
Zabeel Park, 2.1 km
The Block, 2.8 km
Dubai Creek Park, 3.6 km
Golf clubs
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 4.6 km
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 11.2 km
Cineplex Grand Hyatt, 2.7 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 2.7 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 3.2 km

Local Schools

Za'abeel has many schools nearby including Dubai Gem Private School at 2.6 km and Dubai English Speaking School at 2.9 km.

In terms of performance there are six schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai English Speaking School which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Lycee Francais International Prive de Dubai (AFLEC) which has a rating of 'Very good'.

Dubai Gem Private School
2.6 km, Oud Metha
AED 22,500  •  British
Dubai English Speaking School
2.9 km, Oud Metha
AED 43,000  •  British
Lycee Francais International Prive de Dubai (AFLEC)
2.9 km, Oud Metha
AED 38,000  •  French
Indian High School Dubai
3.0 km, Al Garhoud
AED 7,900  •  Indian

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Za'abeel.

BnB, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf • Ladies Night • BnB (1.5 km)
Cubano Lito, Ibis One Central • Ladies Night • Cubano Lito (1.7 km)
Red Lantern evening and Hatong, Gate Village Building 6 • Hutong (1.9 km)
Ladies Night •  4:30pm
BOCA (1.9 km)
Bubbles in the City
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
BOLLA (2.0 km)
O La La
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
O Lounge (2.1 km)
Rodeo Drive
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Rodeo Drive (2.1 km)
La Taperia
Brunch • Gate Village Building 6
BOCA (1.9 km)
The Big Rainbow Brunch
Brunch • Gate Village Building 8
BB social dining (2.0 km)
Signature Saturday brunch
Brunch • Gate Village Building 1
Roberto's (2.0 km)
Bull of Wall Street Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Walford Astoria DIFC
Bull & Bear (2.1 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Za'abeel.

Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (2.0 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
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Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (2.1 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
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Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (2.2 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
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Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (2.4 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
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Al Jaddaf
Al Jaddaf (3.0 km)
Home to hotels, apartments, shops, leisure facilities, the 80-storey residential D1 tower and the five-star super opulent Palzzo Versace.
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Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (3.6 km)
A huge residential and commercial development. Home to Dubai landmarks - Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
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Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai (3.6 km)
Villas and low-rise apartments abound in this historic district on the banks of Dubai Creek across the water from Deira.
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Culture Village
Culture Village (3.9 km)
A development overlooking the Dubai Creek, home to the exclusive Palazzo Versace, apartment buildings, shops and exhibition centres.
Read more

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for Za'abeel.

Projects often go though a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction History

See the development of Za'abeel in photos.

Za'abeel Buildings

We currently maintain records for seven building developments in Za'abeel.

Park 1
construction Under development
Dubai Frame
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One Za'abeel
construction Under development
Vida Za'abeel
construction Under development
Etisalat Tower
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Al Kifaf Center
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Park Gate Residences
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