Bur Dubai Tourist Guide

Bur Dubai Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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Bur Dubai Tourist Guide

Bur Dubai is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai, a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek. This is because Bur Dubai historically consisted of all districts between the western bank of the Creek and Jumeirah. The Ruler's Court is located in the district adjacent to the Grand Mosque.The district is home to several mosques including the Grand Mosque with the city's tallest minaret, and the blue tiled Iranian Mosque. The country's only Hindu Temple is situated between the Grand Mosque and the Creek.

Bur Dubai Main Attractions

  • Facing Deira on the other side of Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai celebrates the past in its restored historic quarter, Bastakiya.
  • Here, a former fort houses the Dubai Museum.
  • Sheikh Saeed House - The waterfront winding round to the mouth of the creek leads to Sheikh Saeed House, official residence of past rulers and now open to the public.
  • The nearby Heritage and Diving Village is a recreation of a Bedouin village.
  • Souveniers Shops - Shop for souveniers in the souqs and Indian market stalls which run back from the waterfront to the Grand Mosque.
  • Bur Dubai stretches south to take in the lavish Burjuman and Wafi Malls. Creekside Park, a refreshing oasis of parklands and gardens between Maktoum and Garhoud bridges, is home to the educational play centre Children’s City.
  • The neighbouring bargain shopping district of Karama borders Bur Dubai to the south. It is home to several popular places for tourists including renovated historic buildings and museums.
  • Bur Dubai is full of shopping streets and souqs (or souk), including the textile souq near the abra boat station, though most of the well known souqs are located in Deira.

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai :- The Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai is ideally situated in the heart of  downtown Dubai, on famed Bank Street—the city’s commercial center. The hotel is a ten-minute drive to the Dubai International Airport, the Dubai World Trade Centre and the serene Jumeirah Beach Park. The hotel is also within walking distance to shopping centres, the Dubai Museum, and in close proximity to the Gold, Spice and Textile souks. Venture out for a short walk from our door, and you’ll find the historic Old Bastakiya area.

  • Get a great night’s sleep on the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed. We have everything you need to feel right at home—from snacks and brews to specialty cuisine. And don’t forget your complimentary bottle of water, fruit basket, and in-room tea and coffee-making facilities. Indulge yourself by ordering dinner in the privacy of your room, or feast on delicious pub grub at Viceroy Bar. Relax and enjoy. You deserve it.
  • Our state-of-the-art conference facilities are perfect for your high profile meeting needs—and can accommodate from two to 200 colleagues. After a day at work, head for our fully equipped gymnasium to work up a sweat. Have a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, or simply unwind with a massage.

Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable 10-minute traditonal wooden boat ride -- really a taxi. Take the abra from the Bastakiya side, look around the textile souk and the art galleries, and end in the gold souk. Used by 15-20 million passengers each year, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai is a memorable cruise in the water



Best Hotels In or Near Bur Dubai

  •     Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
  •     Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai
  •     Raffles Dubai Hotel
  •     Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
  •     Panorama Hotel
  •     Grand Hyatt Dubai
  •     BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana
  •     Melia Hotel Dubai

Shopping in or Near Bur Dubai

Al Khaleej Centre

Easily accessible from all over the emirate as well as neighbouring emirates, Al Khaleej Centre is a notable landmark in Dubai. A harmonious blend of shopping, business and residential facilities, make it a superb shopping mall. The beautifully designed Al Khaleej Centre, situated in the heart of Dubai, consists of a shopping centre, business complex and residential complex. It is located in Bur Dubai at the junction of Al Mankhool Road opposite to the Ramada Hotel.

Bur Juman Centre

Bur Juman Centre opened in the spring of 1992 and since its inception has evolved to become recognised as being the regions premier shopping mall. Based in the heart of Dubais most cosmopolitan area, within easy reach for customers residing throughout Dubai and other emirates, BurJuman Centre is one of the largest and most modern shopping malls in the emirate, priding itself on offering customers a better class of shopping.

Lamcy Plaza Centre

Lamcy Plaza, which pioneered the open-display retail concept in the region when it opened in 1997, is home today to over 150 leading local, regional and international retail brands, across various categories including Paris Gallery, Damas, Guess, Giordano, Al Futtaim Watches, Nine West, La Senza, Aldo, Next for Kids, Benetton, Plug-Ins and Al Mansoor Audio Video to name a few. The mall has one of the largest selections of men’s, ladies and children’s wear in the region.

Jumeria Plaza

Meeting the requirements of the residents of Jumeirah, a posh locality in Dubai, Jumaira Plaza, portrayed as a Cultural Mall of Dubai, is a favourite place for residents and visitors.Where else would you be able to enjoy the sunshine in the comfort of an airconditioned environment? The Jumaira Plaza, also known as the Pink Mall provides this pleasure with its glass roofed, spacious atrium.

Jumeirah Centre

Positioned far away from the city, Jumeirah Centre is a favourite with both visitors and residents alike. On the door-steps of Dubais growing residential area, the mall keeps a string of exclusive shopping outlets.Jumeirahs favourite shopping mall, Jumeirah Centre, is located on the Beach Road close to the Jumeirah Mosque. It has been designed to make the shopper feel comfortable while browsing through the extensive range of shops.