Al Karama, Dubai
Al Karama, or Karama, is a residential district of Dubai close to Dubai Creek and part of the older area of the city. It is outwardly distinctive due to the regularity of its low-rise residential buildings; the area, planned on a tight grid system, is home to thousands of people though it is only two square kilometers in size. Al Karama is the most populous residential area in Dubai, it stretches for 2 km between the creekside diplomatic area to the north, containing numerous consulates, Zabeel Park to the south, a $50-million technology-themed public park opened in December 2005. Zabeel Park divides Karama from the landmark Dubai World Trade Centre, as well as Sheikh Zayed Road and its famous skyscrapers; the district's western boundary is Trade Centre Road, where the popular BurJuman shopping mall is located. The majority of Karama's population has traditionally been middle class South Asian and Filipino expatriates, although Dubai's cosmopolitan nature is well represented, with the presence of many other nationalities such as people from Iran and Lebanon and many European nations.
All residents are non-UAE nationals, meaning that they are obliged to rent their apartments. The typical annual rent for a one-bedroom flat was about 42,000 dirhams in June 2006, having risen to around 60,000 dirhams during 2017. Al Karama is served by two metro stations - one of, located in the middle of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, next to the Union Co-operative supermarket and Zabeel park, is called the "Al-Jaffliya" station, it is an elevated station with access on both sides of the road and air-conditioned pedestrian bridges. The other metro station in Karama called "Al Karama station" and called "ADCB" is located next to Al-Manama Hypermarket and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank; the center of Karama is marked by the Karama Centre, a residential building located right near a mosque. Karama is the home of Karama park. Many children and adults of all ages come here for leisurely activities. Karama residents closer to Al Jaffliya station use the bigger Zabeel park near the newer Lulu Hypermarket for jogging and exercising.
Prominent stores in the Karama area include Sunrise Supermarket, West-zone supermarket, the budget store Day-to-day and Blue, 7 Days, Al Manama Hypermarket etc. There is a Spinney's store next to Burjuman center. There is a thriving "Karama Market" across from the ADCB metro station selling cheap products from around the world catering to tourists; the biggest private library in Karama is called the Archies library and it is located across from the Burjuman center. One notable national community is the Omani contingent, who settled in Karama in the early 1980s with the help of Dubai's first modern ruler, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late father of the current rulers. About 8,000 Omanis who were among the tens of thousands displaced from Zanzibar in the 1960s found themselves stateless and homeless until Sheikh Rashid offered them sanctuary with the construction of Hamdan Colony, a collection of apartment blocks which still stand in Karama; the area has become popular for families since self-contained apartments are cheaper and offer better amenities than other parts of Dubai south of the creek.
Numerous commercial units exist along the main thoroughfares. Parking space is becoming difficult to find as car parks are built over and car ownership increases; the covered parking included. Besides the widespread sale of counterfeit goods, reported crime is high in common with other parts of Dubai south of the creek
For the location in Egypt, see Deir el-Bersha. Al Barsha is a collection of sub-communities in United Arab Emirates. Al Barsha is one of the newer residential developments, is located in west Dubai, south of Al Sufouh. Al Barsha is bounded by E 11 and E 311. In 2018 Feb 20, Ci CORP FZE, a digital innovation company launched a portal for Al Barsha Community "Al Barsha Business Directory." Its various subcommunities include: Al Barsha First Al Barsha Second Al Barsha Third Al Barsha South One Al Barsha South Two Al Barsha South Three Al Barsha HeightsA newly developed community, Al Barsha is still thinly populated when compared to other communities in the city. Al Barsha is close to Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Landmarks within Al Barsha include Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Autodrome. Al Barsha is bounded to the north by Al Sufouh, to the west by Emirates Hills, the east by Al Quoz and to the south by Dubai Sports City and other property developments. Al Barsha Heights is centrally located in Dubai: Only 28 km/25 minutes away from Dubai International Airport Only 20 minutes away from the Burj Khalifa A 5-minute drive away from The Palm JameirahAl Barsha Heights known as Tecom, features residential and commercial properties.
Crystal Blue Water Al Fahad Tower Al Shaiba Tower Al Shafar Tower Yas 1Based on searches conducted by users on bayut.com in the past 12 months. Al Shafar Tower, for example is a high-rise residential building in Barsha Heights that has nine purpose-built free zone business parks serving the corporate companies, including the Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource Zone, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, International Media Production Zone, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai International Academic City, DuBiotech, Holborn Assets, ENPARK; because of its location Al Barsha is a natural choice for a businesses and has been quotes as "a city of extremes, a city that never sleeps, a city with enormous business potential". It offers hundreds of large apartments ranging from studios, one and three bedroom units as well as retail spaces on the ground floor; as residents, you are so accessible to Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Metro Station, Mall of the Emirates. Dubai National School Dubai American Academy American School of Dubai Gems World Academy Al Mawakeb School - Al Barsha
Dubai Spice Souk
Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Spice Souk is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk; the Spice Souk, situated on Baniyas Street, is in the locality of Al Ras. The souk comprises several narrow lanes which are lined with closed-roof stores. Stores in the Spice Souk sell a variety of fragrances and spices from frankincense and shisha to the many herbs used in Arabic and South Asian food. In addition, several household, tea, incense and artifacts are sold in the Spice Souk. A majority of the trading occurs through haggling; the quantity of trade as well as the number of stores trading spices in the Spice Souk have been reduced in recent years due to the growth larger stores and supermarkets and the number of household stores has gained. The souq is a attraction place for tourists. Video of the Spice Souk on YouTube Deira Spice Souk on lonely planet
Al Garhoud is a commercial and residential zone. It is near Mirdif and it is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Garhoud is close to Dubai International Airport and therefore preferred by Emirates Airline pilots as a living place; the Emirates Aviation College is situated in Al Garhoud. The roads around Al Garhoud are notorious for their traffic. People leave out the'Al' part of Al Garhoud and call it Garhoud; the Emirates Airline/Emirates Group head office is in Garhoud. Daallo Airlines has its head office in the airport Free Zone. Cambridge International School, Dubai The Indian High School, Dubai Al Mawakeb School - Al Garhoud Grammar School, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The sovereign constitutional monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, their boundaries are complex, with numerous enclaves within the various emirates. Each emirate is governed by a ruler. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates. Human occupation of the present UAE has been traced back to the emergence of anatomically modern humans from Africa some 125,000 BCE through finds at the Faya-1 site in Mleiha, Sharjah. Burial sites dating back to the Neolithic Age and the Bronze Age include the oldest known such inland site at Jebel Buhais.
Known as Magan to the Sumerians, the area was home to a prosperous Bronze Age trading culture during the Umm Al Nar period, which traded between the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia as well as Iran and the Levant. The ensuing Wadi Suq period and three Iron Ages saw the emergence of nomadism as well as the development of water management and irrigation systems supporting human settlement in both the coast and interior; the Islamic age of the UAE dates back to the expulsion of the Sasanians and the subsequent Battle of Dibba. The UAE's long history of trade led to the emergence of Julfar, in the present day emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, as a major regional trading and maritime hub in the area; the maritime dominance of the Persian Gulf by Emirati traders led to conflicts with European powers, including the Portuguese and British. Following decades of maritime conflict, the coastal emirates became known as the Trucial States with the signing of a Perpetual Treaty of Maritime Peace with the British in 1819, which established the Trucial States as a British Protectorate.
This arrangement ended with independence and the establishment of the United Arab Emirates on 2 December 1971 following the British withdrawal from its treaty obligations. Six emirates joined the UAE in 1971, the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation on 10 February 1972. Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language of the UAE; the UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world while its natural gas reserves are the world's seventeenth-largest. Sheikh Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first President of the UAE, oversaw the development of the Emirates and steered oil revenues into healthcare and infrastructure; the UAE's economy is the most diversified in the Gulf Cooperation Council, while its most populous city of Dubai is an important global city and an international aviation and maritime trade hub. The country is much less reliant on oil and gas than in previous years and is economically focusing on tourism and business; the UAE government does not levy income tax although there is a system of corporate tax in place and value added tax was established in 2018 at 5%.
The UAE's rising international profile has led to it being recognised as a regional and a middle power. It is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Gulf Cooperation Council; the land of the Emirates has been occupied for thousands of years. Stone tools recovered from Jebel Faya in the emirate of Sharjah reveal a settlement of people from Africa some 127,000 years ago and a stone tool used for butchering animals discovered at Jebel Barakah on the Arabian coast suggests an older habitation from 130,000 years ago. There is no proof of contact with the outside world at that stage, although in time lively trading links developed with civilisations in Mesopotamia and the Harappan culture of the Indus Valley; this contact persisted and became wide-ranging motivated by the trade in copper from the Hajar Mountains, which commenced around 3,000 BCE. Sumerian sources talk of the UAE as home to Magan people. There are six major periods of human settlement with distinctive behaviours in the pre-Islamic UAE, which includes the Hafit period from 3,200-2,600 BCE.
From 1,200 BC to the advent of Islam in Eastern Arabia, through three distinctive Iron Ages and the Mleiha period, the area was variously occupied by Achaemenid and other forces and saw the construction of fortified settlements and extensive husbandry thanks to the development of the falaj irrigation system. In ancient times, Al Hasa adjoined Greater Oman. From the second century AD, there was a movement of tribes from Al Bahreyn towards the lower Gulf, together with a migration among the Azdite Qahtani and Quda'ah tribal groups from south-west Arabia towards central Oman; the spread of Islam to the North Eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula is thought to have followed directly from a letter sent by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, to the rulers of Oman in 630 AD, nine years after the hijrah. This led to a group of rulers travelling to Medina, converting to Islam and subsequently driving a successful u
D 85 road (United Arab Emirates)
D 85 known as Baniyas Road, is a road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The road begins near the north end of the Deira Corniche, runs beside Dubai Creek south-eastwards. Passing important landmarks along the creek, D 85 ends near the Dubai Creek Yacht Club. Important landmarks along the D 85 route include the Hyatt Regency Dubai on the Deira Corniche, the Deira Twin Towers, Al Nasr Square, Etisalat Tower 1, Dubai Municipality, the Deira City Centre. D 85 intersects with other roads to provide access to Bur Dubai — it intersects with D 92 near Port Rashid to form the Al Shindagha Tunnel and with Umm Hurair Road in Deira to form the Al Maktoum Bridge; the word Baniyas is a reference to the dynastic tribe of the Al Maktoums
Al Dhagaya is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located in eastern Dubai in Deira, Al Dhagaya forms part of Dubai's northeastern coast along the Persian Gulf. Al Dhagaya is located near the Deira Corniche and is bounded by Al Baraha, Al Ras, Al Sabkha and Ayil Nasir. One of the more populous residential areas of west Deira, Al Dhagaya has a prominent economic district with souks and traditional markets; the Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Spice Souk are located at the heart of Al Dhagaya. Additionally, several other traditional shops stores such as ARY Jewellery, Joy Allukas Jewellery and the Dubai Fish and Vegetable Market are located in Al Dhagaya. Al Dhagaya's northern periphery lies along the Dubai Corniche.