Located in the west of Dubai, Al Barsha is one of the city's newer developments and is a large residential area as well as being home to a range of popular attractions including Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Autodrome, American School of Dubai and Dubai American Academy. Close to popular areas like the Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Internet City, Al Barsha is bordered by E 311 (Emirates Road) and E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and is comprised of a number of sub-communities including Al Barsha First, Second, Third and Al Barsha South One, Two and Three.
A historic district located on Dubai Creek's western side, the name means 'mainland Dubai' and references the traditional separation of two areas by the creek. Home to a number of mosques including the Grand Mosque, which proudly boasts the tallest minaret in the city, Bur Dubai is also home to the beautiful blue-tiled Iranian Mosque. The region is also home to the only Hindu Temple in the country and is a popular are with tourists who wish to visit museums and historic buildings. Accessed via the Dubai Metro Red Line, Bur Dubai also offers fantastic street shopping.
Once the commercial centre of the city of Dubai, and easily accessible to the airport, development around Deira has provided some competition with the area however it continues to remain a popular place to visit thanks to its accessibility via underground overhead metro tracks, huge number of shopping malls and iconic landmarks such as Maktoum Bridge and the Clock Tower. Located on the shores of Dubai Creek where it passes through Deira, Port Saeed is home to some of the country's smaller shipping boats and dhow cruises, also attracting visitors to Diera.
Home to some of the city's most iconic landmarks including Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai is a newly developed complex that covers just 2 sqkm. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai is surrounded by Financial Centre Road and Business Bay. Downtown Dubai is divided into a number of projects including the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Burj Park Island and The Old Town. The region is also home to The Address Downtown Dubai hotel as well as The Residences, Emaar Square, three other hotels and Souq Al Bahar.
Situated on Interchange 5 between Dubai Internet/Media City and Jebel Ali Port, Dubai Marina is located on a 3km stretch of shoreline that stretches out to the Persian Gulf. A manmade canal city, Dubai Marina is a recent development that is intended to be home to over 120,000 people in newly built villas and residential towers. Inspired by Canada's Vancouver False Creek development by Concord Pacific Place, Dubai Marina is one of the only places in the country where Western Europeans make up the majority.
Named after the Jumeirah district, Jumeirah Beach is a beautiful white sand beach that stretches along the coastline south of Dubai's historic district all the way up to Palm Jumeirah. Home to a wide range of housing developments and large beachfront hotels and resorts, Jumeirah Beach is also home to a number of popular landmarks and attractions including Wild Wadi Water Park, Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah shopping complex and hotel and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
One of the three Palm Islands, Palm Jumeirah is a manmade archipelago created from reclaimed land that extends into the Persian Gulf. Adding 520km to the shoreline of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah is the smallest of the three Palm Islands and is located on a coastal area of the Jumeirah region. Close to Jumeirah Beach, Palm Jumeirah also offers easy access to a range of tourist attractions, hotels and landmarks including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park and the Madinat Jumeirah shopping complex and hotel.