Metro guide: Rashidiya

We find out what's worth of a wander from this handy new spot

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1 Rashidiya Park: If you’re in the mood for a quiet stroll, then stop by at Rashidiya Park, right behind the metro station. It’s a quiet family park with a small play area for children.
04 285 1208
Two minute walking distance from the station

2 Rashidiya Library: The Rashidiya Library has a small collection of English and Arabic reference and fiction books, plus a children’s books section. Membership lasts five years and costs Dhs210 for adults. You can also surf the Web for Dhs3 per hour, or for free if you become a member.
04 285 8065 / www.libraries.ae.
Six minute walking distance from the station

3 Bin Sougat Centre: One of the biggest landmarks in the area, this shopping centre is a bit of a walk from the metro station, but it’s worth it. You’ll find all the big-name stores for fashion, plus a big Spinneys supermarket. Also worth checking out is well-known Indian restaurant Gazebo and Lebanese food chain Automatic, plus there’s Fun Corner to keep the kids busy.
04 286 3000
Seven minute walking distance from the station

4 Rashidiya Corner Café: This place offers burgers, shawarmas, falafel and fresh juices. Owing to its prime location next to the Bin Sougat Centre, it’s almost always full of customers.
04 286 2282
Seven minute walking distance from the station

5 Union Cooperative Society: The Co-op is usually crowded and families are often seen coming out with shopping carts full to the brim – but this must be a sign of good value? Sure enough, the grocery store is known for its cheaper price tags and promotions. There’s also a Damas jewellers shop next door if you do get the urge to splurge.
04 286 0977
Eight minute walking distance from the station

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