Bur Dubai

About Bur Dubai

It all started in Bur Dubai, the oldest neighbourhood in the city. Long before Dubai transformed into an urban metropolis, this area to the west of Dubai Creek was the site of the city’s original settlement.

While the settlement continued to expand inland, the creek remained as Bur Dubai’s anchor, with dhows mooring along its banks to load and unload the goods which drove Dubai’s growth as a trading hub. And despite the development of modern ports for huge ships, the shores of Bur Dubai continue to see dhows arrive laden with everything from textiles to technology.

Because of its age and history, Bur Dubai is a dense blend of residential and commercial areas, with narrow streets and busy squares – making it a great place to explore for a taste of Old Dubai. The neighbourhood is also home to consulates, temples and the Ruler’s Court, making it a major cultural hub for Dubai as well.
Bur Dubai is a historical district located on the western side of Dubai Creek. Located along the picturesque Dubai Creek, this historic district boasts an array of cultural landmarks, bustling souks, and traditional architecture. The community is home to historical sites including the Dubai Museum, The Ruler’s Court, the Al Fahidi Historical District/Neighbourhood and the Al Shindagha Historical District. Bur Dubai location is also home to the Grand Mosque which features the city’s tallest minaret and the blue-tiled Iranian Mosque. The waterside path of Bur Dubai features a line-up of dhows offering dinner cruises. The district has many shopping streets and textile souks such as Al Seef and Meena Bazaar.

Bur Dubai is one of the largest residential hubs in the city including Al Mankhool, Al Kifaf, Oud Metha, Culture Village, Al Raffa, Al Jaddaf, Al Karama and Umm Hurair.

  • Diverse cultural heritage
  • Vibrant street markets
  • Historical landmarks like Dubai Museum
  • Wide range of dining options
  • Accessibility to public transportation
  • Mix of modern and traditional architecture
  • Lively nightlife scene
  • Educational institutions and libraries
  • Community events and festivals

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