Bur Dubai, the oldest neighborhood in Dubai, is a popular residential area intertwined in rich heritage and tradition. Engulfed with museums, shopping souqs, bazaar lanes and abra boats along the Creek waters, this district offers an inclusive and fun-filled life for those residing here.
The literal meaning of ‘Bur Dubai’ is ‘Mainland Dubai’ and serves as commercial heart of Dubai. The region was an important area for trade in the early 20th century and recently the UAE government also announced the expansion of its historical sites and development of more green recreational spaces in the vicinity under the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
E-Movers, a top moving company in Dubai, has been moving people in and out of Dubai and of all areas Bur Dubai is apt for those who like to frequently explore the deep-rooted traditions and heritage of the land. In this article, we present you with the strong reasons why living in Bur Dubai is still a preferred choice for expats despite the crowds and traffic in this area.
The location of Bur Dubai presents many advantages. Residents can enjoy the cool Creek waters while riding Abra boats across the canals to the vibrant gold and spice souq market and move on to Diera and other prominent markets of Dubai. Whether you intend serious shopping or window shopping the lanes of Meena Bazaar are sure to keep you occupied and the roadside eateries let you savor mouth-watering chaats and snacks that too on a budget.
Bur Dubai is a top tourist attraction spot as it is home to temples, mosques and the oldest Church St. Mary’s in Oud Mehta district. Its Al Fahidi Historical District is lined up with museums like Coin Museum, Coffee Museum and more in the heritage Bastakiya Site. From exploring museums of historical significance to Dhow cruising at night, the list of activities is endless. Also a few kilometers by walk will take you to Al Seef where you can see how Old Dubai connects with the New.
Connected by bus, taxi, metro stations and Abra stations Bur Dubai offers effortless commutes to neighboring cities such as Diera, Karama, Satwa and Al Ghubaiba. Being in the middle of the city the interconnected metro stations of Burjuman and Union allow you to easily switch from green to red lines and vice versa. Since the number of RTA buses deployed to major cities are frequent, one can also reach their destination without much waiting time.
Access to Amenities
Living in Bur Dubai means all amenities are within walkable distances. Medical clinics, pharmacies, retail stores, nurseries, day care are available in almost every adjacent lane. Various malls, supermarkets, grocery stores and bazaar lanes also make grocery buying and shopping much faster. Multi-cuisine restaurants, and cafeterias are abundant, and you can relish mouth-watering foods at pocket-friendly prices.
If you want to live a life of convenience and exploration in the central part of Dubai, then moving to Bur Dubai will surely fulfill your aspirations.
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