International City is a mixed-use development by Nakheel. One of its primary aims was to meet the city’s demand for affordable housing.
Real Estate – Apartments
Residential developments within Dubai International City include:
- 10 themed residential communities (China, England, Italy, Spain, Persia, Greece, Morocco, France, Russia, and Emirates) with over 20,000 apartments
- Central Business District – includes residential apartment towers
The development is one of the cheapest places in Dubai to rent or buy an apartment. However, the area has had problems with overcrowding, poorly maintained buildings, and problems with sewage.
There are no ‘traditional’ malls within International City. The DragonMart, located at the northern end of the development, is a massive shopping centre with thousands of stores selling Chinese products at bargain prices.
Many of the apartment buildings feature community stores, grocery shops and pharmacies at ground level. The nearest shopping malls are the Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City and Mirdif City Centre in Mirdif.
The Dubai Metro does not serve International City. One option to get there by public transport is to take the Metro to Rashidiya Metro Station and then take bus 365 to International City.
Map of International City
Map showing location of International City, Dubai.
Boutique hotel on a private polo estate [more]
Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis
Rashidiya Metro Station
Metro station on the Red Line [more]
Mirdif City Centre
Community-focused mall with over 350 stores, 75 food outlets, cinema, and entertainment zone [more]
Shopping mall at Dubai Festival City [more]
Sells cheap Chinese products [more]
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