Garhoud is a residential area close to Dubai International Airport. The area is popular with airline staff and convenient for those working in Deira. Downsides include traffic congestion and aircraft noise.


Hotels in Garhoud include Jumeirah Creekside, Al Bustan Rotana, Le Meridien Dubai, and Le Meridien Fairway. All are near to Dubai International Airport and are popular with passengers with stopovers, business travellers, and airline staff.

There are a lot more hotels to choose from in Deira, just north of Garhoud. There are also hotels at Dubai Festival City, to the south (Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc.).

Real Estate

Properties in Garhoud are mainly 3 and 4 bedroom villas.


Aside from Dubai Duty Free at the airport, there are no major malls or shopping centres in Garhoud. Shopping malls in neighbouring areas include Deira City Centre and the Festival Centre.


Le Meridien Dubai is well known for its huge choice of great restaurants. Options include Long Yin (Chinese), Yalumba (Australia), Kiku (Japanese), and Sukhothai (Thai). The Blue Elephant at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel is widely regarded as one of the city’s best Thai restaurants.

There’s also a good selection of restaurants at the Century Village at the Aviation Club.

Attractions & Entertainment

The Irish Village at the Aviation Club is a popular expat pub offering live music nightly. The Dubai Tennis Stadium is also here and hosts the Dubai Tennis Championships and the occasional concert.

The Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City features a cinema and bowling alley. There’s also a cinema at Deira City Centre.

Golf courses in the vicinity are the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and the Al Badia Golf Club.


The Cambridge International School offers primary and secondary education and follows the National Curriculum for England. There are also schools at Dubai Festival City.

Map of Garhoud

Interactive map of Garhoud.