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About Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai district is the oldest part of Dubai where it all began. Located in the center of Old Dubai, it contains numerous landmarks, culturally significant spots, and sightseeing attractions.

Bur Dubai means “mainland Dubai”. It is one of the biggest residential hubs in the city. This is a historical place as it has been here long before Dubai evolved into the futuristic metropolis it is now. 

Bur Dubai is unique as it looks unlike anything else in Dubai. This is a part of the city’s 1960s and 1970s look that has survived its rapid development in the end of 20th and the beginning of 21st centuries. 

Being the heart of commercial, cultural, and social activities, Bur Dubai attracts visitors from all across the world while being a place of residence for many native people of Dubai. 

Bur Dubai has maintained typical “arabic” architecture and atmosphere, unlike the majority of other districts that look more like New York or London. Classic Arabian wind towers, countless bazaars, and minarets make it a worthy destination for guests.


Bur Dubai is located on the western side of Dubai Creek. A canal separates it from Deira. Actually, the whole neighborhood has access to the canal, allowing guests and residents to use water taxis and traditional boats called Abra to travel from one place to another.

Real Estate

As usual, there is property for sale in Bur Dubai like villas and apartments. The most common property type people are looking for is a studio or 1-bedroom apartment. However, villas and 2/3/4 bedroom apartments are available as well. And not just from new construction projects but on a secondary market as well. 

Property for sale in Bur Dubai will suit people who would like to have a feeling of Old Dubai and exotic Middle East. The pace of life here is slower, allowing for relaxing contemplation. Visiting Bur Dubai, you will feel the district’s rich history and atmosphere of old times.

Bur Dubai is a great place to buy or rent property for commercial use. A lot of people have opened shops and food outlets this way. You can start a business here, since Bur Dubai is a center for commercial activity and a thriving paradise for small businesses. 


All kind of transport solutions are accessible while in Bur Dubai:

  • Metro
  • Tram
  • Taxi
  • Boats
  • Buses


Residents have a number of various schools nearby to choose from. Among them are:

  • Hope Montessori Nursery
  • Chubby Cheeks Nursery
  • British Orchard Nursery 
  • Places of Worship
  • Lycée Francaise International
  • Dubai Gem Private School
  • GEMS Winchester School
  • St. Mary Catholic High School

Places of Worship

The Grand Mosque is situated in Bur Dubai district. It has the biggest minaret in Dubai and can place more than 1200 worshippers at the same time. Other than that the district has the oldest Hindu temples, a couple of Catholic churches, orthodox churches, and protestant churches. 


Bur Dubai is famous for its traditional markets that are called souks. Here you can buy traditional clothes, antiques, dishes, and souvenirs. 

The Frame

One of the most famous landmarks in the district is The Frame - an architectural masterpiece that is mainly used as an observational spot, not a building. Completed in 2018, it continues Dubai’s tradition of remarkable architectural milestones. 

History Museum

Located in the old military fort which dates back to the 18th century, Dubai National History Museum is a must-see destination for many tourists.  


Consider visiting the many parks of Bur Dubai like Al Mankhool Park or Zabeel Park. There are 8 public parks in Bur Dubai perfect for jogging and relaxation. 

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