Bur Dubai sits in the northern part of the city, just ten minutes away from Dubai International Airport. The public transport system in the area is very convenient and taxis are available at every corner. The bus and metro stations offer great connectivity not only within Bur Dubai, but to other areas of Dubai as well.
Dubai, fondly known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’ is a city of dreams. Visitors and residents come to Dubai seeking sun, sand and plenty of shopping and Dubai does not disappoint. For those of you looking to add a bit of extra charm to your trip, you may look to stay in the more historic part of the city and look for a hotel near Bur Dubai. Bur Dubai is packed with history and culture and was the first wealthy financial district in Dubai.
Bur Dubai is a melting pot of culture due to the large number of South Asian and Southeast Asian families that have made it their home for generations. The streets are bustling with local shopkeepers selling their goods to you in different languages. A shopper’s delight, you can easily pick up a wide selection of garments, textiles, jewellery, spices and much more. Haggling is expected and often encourages so don’t hesitate to ask for the best price!
The number of restaurants and local eateries in Bur Dubai is incomparable. Whether you are in the mood for a hot curry, flavoursome kebabs or sticky noodles, Bur Dubai has it all. Since Dubai is relatively safe and clean, you can go by with eating street food and taking in the whole experience like a local.
Bur Dubai has plenty of commercial and business developments. The popular Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, or more popularly known as ‘Bank Street’ by local residents is bursting with hotels, apartments, shops and of course, banks. The Burjuman Shopping centre is right in the centre and has a cinema, plenty of shopping outlets and is easily accessible on the Dubai Metro.