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 Bur Dubai include:
- Raviz Center Point Hotel
- Orchid Vue Hotel
- Grand Excelsior Hotel - Bur Dubai
- Grand Nova Hotel
- Regal Plaza Hotel
- The Canvas Hotel Dubai – MGallery
- Curio Collection by Hilton Al Seef Heritage
- Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
- OYO 109 Smana Hotel Al Raffa
Bur Dubai offers an excellent choice of restaurants. Some of the best are listed below.
The list was last updated on Saturday 14th of December 2019.
|Arabian Tea House||Al Fahidi Street|
|Arabic||$$||Outdoor cafe in Bur Dubai. Relaxed courtyard setting with tables shaded by canopies. Offers more than 100 varieties of tea from all corners of the globe. Food menu includes Arabic breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, and BBQ dishes.|
|Cantina 1810||Grand Excelsior Hotel|
|Mexican||$$||Mexican restaurant on the ground floor of the Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Live music. Licensed.|
|Doors Freestyle Grill||Al Seef|
|Steakhouse, Seafood||$$$||Steakhouse and seafood restaurant at Al Seef. Offers super juicy steaks, lamb chops, and more. Overlooks the Dubai Creek. Unlicensed. |
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.