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.

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.

Hotels

Hotels and places to stay in and around Bur Dubai include:

  • York International Hotel
  • Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
  • Manhattan Avenue Hotel
  • Smana Hotel Al Raffa
  • Grayton Hotel
  • Raviz Center Point Hotel
  • Better Living Hotel Apartments
  • Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai
  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
  • Hyde Park Hotel

Restaurants

Bur Dubai offers an excellent choice of restaurants. Some of the best are listed below.

The list was last updated on Sunday 4th of October 2020.

NameAddressCuisinePriceDetails
Al Ustad Special KababAl Mussallah Road
Bur Dubai
Iranian$Legendary Iranian restaurant. One of the best budget restaurants in Dubai. Founded in 1978. Aka Special Ostadi Restaurant.
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Arabian Tea HouseAl Fahidi Street
Bur Dubai
Arabic$$Outdoor cafe in Bur Dubai. Relaxed courtyard setting with tables shaded by canopies. Offers more than 100 varieties of tea from all corners of the globe. Food menu includes Arabic breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, and BBQ dishes.
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Cantina 1810Grand Excelsior Hotel
Bur Dubai
Mexican$$Mexican restaurant on the ground floor of the Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Live music. Licensed.
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Doors Freestyle GrillAl Seef
Bur Dubai
Steakhouse, Seafood$$$Steakhouse and seafood restaurant at Al Seef. Offers super juicy steaks, lamb chops, and more. Overlooks the Dubai Creek. Unlicensed.
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Karachi DarbarAl Nahdha Street
Bur Dubai
Indian, Pakistani, Chinese$Cheap restaurant offering a variety of Pakistani, Indian, and Chinese dishes.
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Maharaja BhogHamsah Building, Za'abeel Street
Karama
Indian, Vegetarian$$Restaurant specialising in vegetarian thali (platters) from Gujarat and Rajasthan areas of India.
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Rasoi GharSheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
Karama
Indian, Vegetarian$$Vegetarian restaurant offering Gujarati and Rajasthani thali. Located opposite BurJuman.
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Sind PunjabA Street
Bur Dubai
Indian$Hole-in-the-wall restaurant established in 1977. Offers authentic Punjabi cuisine. Great butter chicken. Located in Meena Bazaar.
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XVA CafeXVA Art Hotel
Bur Dubai
Arabic, Vegetarian$$Courtyard restaurant at the XVA Art Hotel. Peaceful atmosphere. Offers vegetarian Arabic dishes.
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Shopping

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; Dubai Museum, Heritage and Diving Villages, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Schools

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

Transport

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.

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