Oud Metha and Umm Hurair

Oud Metha and Umm Hurair enjoy a central location in Dubai, sandwiched between Karama and the western shore of the Dubai Creek. Dubai Healthcare City, the world’s first medical free zone, is located here.


Hotels here include Al Waleed Palace Apartments, Raffles at Wafi City, the Movenpick Bur Dubai, and the Grand Hyatt.

Real Estate – Apartments

Most accommodation is in low-rise apartment blocks.


The area has 2 large shopping centres; the Wafi Mall (includes the Khan Murjan market) and the Lamcy Plaza.

Attractions & Entertainment

Creek Park is home to the Dubai Dolphinarium and Children’s City.

Other entertainment options include the Encounter Zone at Wafi City. the 12-screen Novo Cinemas Cineplex cinema next to the Grand Hyatt, and the 2-screen Lamcy Cinema.


The Dubai English Speaking School was the first British school in the United Arab Emirates. St Mary’s Catholic High School is also in the neighbourhood.


Interactive map of Oud Metha and Umm Hurair.