Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is centrally located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. It boasts a vast array of hotels, restaurants, shops and malls, and is also a popular residential area. Many of the city’s historical attractions are also found here.


There’s a great choice of places to stay in Bur Dubai and all budgets are catered to. Options include:

  • 4 star: Arabian Courtyard, Ascot Hotel, Country Club Hotel, Dhow Palace, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Majestic Hotel Tower, Ramada, Royal Ascot
  • 3 star: Citymax Bur Dubai
  • Serviced apartments: BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Xclusive Hotel Apartments

Real Estate

Bur Dubai is a heavily built up area. Most accommodation in the area is in low to medium-rise apartment blocks. New apartments are pretty expensive to rent or buy, but there are plenty of cheaper options in older buildings.


There’s a wealth of small independent shops and stores in Bur Dubai plus a good choice of large supermarkets (Carrefour, Spinneys, Choithram, Union Co-Op). Malls include Al Khaleej Centre and Al Ain Centre, both known for computers, plus the BurJuman shopping centre. The Old Souk/Textile Souk is also here.

Attractions & Entertainment

Bur Dubai boasts most of the city’s heritage attractions; The Bastakia Quarter, Dubai Museum, Heritage and Diving Villages, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.


There are no popular schools for expatriate children in Bur Dubai.


Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station is one of Dubai’s two transfer stations. It offers access to both the Red Line and the Green Line and fast connections to most areas of the city. It’s located next to the BurJuman shopping mall.

Map of Bur Dubai

Interactive map of Bur Dubai showing hotels, tourist attractions, shopping malls, transport, and more.