Bus stops are already located on both sides of the station to provide easy access to nearby communities, including Satwa
1 Za’abeel Park: Za’abeel Park is a sprawling green space with palm trees, water fountains and giant sculptures. There’s plenty to do, too, with a space maze, jogging track, mini-golf, a skateboard park and a BMX track, as well as a mini-cricket pitch. A Stargate theme park is opening soon with an indoor rollercoaster, a go-kart track and a state-of-the-art 3D cinema.
04 398 6888
One minute walking distance from the station
2 Rydges Plaza: This four-star hotel has some great bars and restaurants, which prove continuously popular with expats. Prop up the bar at St Andrew’s English pub, play pool and quizzes at Aussie Legends, try Coconut Grove for its deliciously spicy South Indian food or tuck into a reasonably priced steak at Billy Blues.
04 398 2222
Two minutes by bus from the station
3 Ravi Restaurant: This Pakistani restaurant has character in spades. The wipe-clean outdoor tables bustle with boisterous groups of Pakistani cabbies eating right-handed and wealthy NRIs (Non Resident Indians) shouting at each other in American drawls. The selection ranges from the common chicken masala to some more adventurous delicacies such as lamb brains, all coupled with fresh hot butter naan or tandoori roti. The cooking is excellent and the prices low.
04 331 5353
Three minutes by bus from the station
4 Pars Iranian Kitchen: This is an al-fresco venue with on-the-spot cooking. You could easily while away a whole evening smoking shisha and devouring some of the diverse selection of traditional Iranian dishes here. Try the seafood platter or the renowned Iranian kebab with fresh-baked crispy bread.
04 398 4000
Four minutes by bus from the station
5 Pretty Lady Salon: This prominent salon in Satwa has an exclusive range of treatments at affordable prices. Pretty Lady offers everything from haircuts to massages. With state-of-the-art equipment and friendly staff, this salon is worth a visit.
04 337 6369
Five minutes by bus from the station