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.
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.
Hotels and places to stay in and around this area include Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, Rolla Residence, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, Ascot Hotel Dubai, Seaview Hotel Dubai, Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai, Howard Johnson Hotel Bur Dubai, Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Royal Ascot Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Dolphin Hotel Apartments, Rainbow Hotel Dubai, Holiday Inn Bur Dubai Embassy District, Winchester Hotel Apartments, London Crown Hotel, Dock Masters Hotel Apartments, Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Xclusive Maples Hotel Apartment, Melia Dubai Hotel, Gateway Hotel, Raviz Center Point Hotel, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai, City Seasons Towers Hotel Bur Dubai, and Omega Hotel Dubai.
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
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. Places of interest in adjacent areas such as Deira, on the eastern side of the Creek, are also shown. Deira is easily accessible from Bur Dubai by abra or the Dubai Metro.