Mankhool and Bur Dubai

Welcome to Mankhool and Bur Dubai.

Mankhool and Bur Dubai
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What’s it like?
Bur Dubai, along with Deira, is one half of the original heart of the city, a sprawling area that stemmed from trade on the Creek. Unlike a lot of ’hoods in Dubai, Bur Dubai has therefore existed for many years, enabling it to grow a real street scene. From the wind towers of Bastakiya, to the lived-in Golden Sands apartments, the area satisfies a range of demands.

Amenities
BurJuman shopping centre and Spinneys are both close at hand and helpful, although a couple more supermarkets and high street stores wouldn’t go amiss. Instead there are fleets of independent Indian and Arabic restaurants, the souks over by the Creek as well as art hive Bastikiya’s alleyways and galleries (including the XVA, 04 353 5383). There are also several schools and hospitals in the area.

Best for
Those on a budget and anyone who values a ‘lively’ atmosphere.

Pros
Bur Dubai and Mankhool both offer manageable rents (although they can be rather anti-bachelor). They are also both truly multicultural and central melting pots.

Cons
Taxis hate going there, and they hate hanging around there because they never get a big enough fare from the residents. As a result, getting a taxi from Bur Dubai can be nearly impossible. Rent prices, as with everywhere, also continue to soar.

On the radar
A Metro stop near Centrepoint Apartments.

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