Dubai/Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is in essence downtown Dubai. It stretches from the southern side of Dubai Creek to 2nd of December St or D 73 Rd, formerly Al Dhiyafa Rd. It has experienced the most development in the past decade. Jumeirah is to the south, and Deira to the north, across the Creek.

Get in

Dubai airport is in the neighbouring district of Deira and if you're flying to Dubai, that is where you will touch down. Bur Dubai and rest of Dubai is connected to Deira by five crossings over the Creek, namely Al Maktoum Bridge, Floating Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, Business Bay Crossing and Al Shindagha Tunnel. All the crossings charge the Salik road toll.

The Metro Green and Red Lines run through Bur Dubai, as does Sheikh Zayed Rd.

Small ferries called abra cross the Creek from Deira. One route is from near the Spice Souk in Deira to the west end of the Textile Souk in Bur Dubai. The other main route is from Al Sabkha station, further up the Creek at Al Sabkha Rd in Deira, to the middle of the Textile Souk. The trip costs 1 dirham, payable to the driver after the boat has left the station. Abras set off very regularly, and the service is available round-the-clock.


Historical town of Al Bastakiya



Deira skyline from Bur Dubai









There are a number of Internet cafes on Al Musalla Rd/Al Mankhool Rd, including one at 38 Al Musalla Rd and one on the corner of 41st St (10 AED per hour, minimum 1 hour).

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