Bur Dubai

Located to the south of Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai offers its visitors the chance to discover a different side of Dubai which still retains the charms of a past era.

In the historic zone of Bur Dubai, you can still see traditional houses, historic windcatcher towers and even parts of the ancient city walls.

Principle places of interest in Bur Dubai

  • Bur Dubai Zoco: Haggling, a huge variety of colors, and an ambiance that evokes the past are some of the ingredients which make this a very special marketplace.
  • Al Bastakiya: Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest parts of the city and still today conserves some of its traditional housing. This zone transports its visitors back to a bygone era, offering an alternative perspective of the city. 
  • Dubai Museum: Located in the oldest building in Dubai, built-in 1787, is the ideal place to learn all about the history, culture, and ancient traditions of the city.
  • Saeed Al Maktoum House: Attractive example of the 19th Century, the house has an excellent collection of photographs that show the city before the discovery of oil.
  • Creek Side Park: Besides being one of the largest parks in the city, this is also home to many recreational facilities, such as a swimming pool, cable car, and restaurants.

The cultural center (Sheik Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding) offers you the chance to discover the different traditions and cultures of the Emirates.

A reminder of Dubai's past

Bur Dubai still conserves the charms of days gone by and offers you the chance to see a different side of Dubai, far from the large skyscrapers and where the beauty lies in the small details.

Bur Dubai is well connected with Deira via the "abras" which constantly ferry people across Dubai Creek. The district's metro stop also means that the rest of the city can be accessed easily.