Map Of Dubai

I suggest that you print this page off before you open the map link at the bottom of the page (or at least refer to it whilst using the map link below).

You can zoom in on any area of the map. Just right click on the area of the map you wish to see in more detail .

The best published map of Dubai, I've seen lately is available in shops for Dhs 35 . It is the Dubai Tourist Map with a red triangle in the top left corner stating "Millennium Edition". In a city that is constantly changing it is about as accurate as you will get at the moment.

In this map you see the Airport on the bottom right. DWC is located about the top of the Al Qusais area on the Airport's right. DMC is at  the top right hand corner of the airport roughly above the text  Dubai Police HQ. Though in September DMC moves out of town right off this map to the bottom south west if that makes sense.

The city is split by the Dubai creek and there are three main crossings of it. At the top of the map near the "gulf" is the Shindagha Tunnel, in the middle of the map is the Al Maktoum Bridge( named after the rulers) and at the bottom to the right of the insert is the Garhoud Bridge. To divert traffic away from the centre of the city a new by pass road has been opened basically along the bottom of the map. The aim of this new road ( Emirates Road) is to divert traffic from about Jebel Ali around Dubai and Sharjah city areas.

Most apartments are either in Bur Dubai  (on the map it is about in the centre on the left side of the creek or along Shk Zayed Rd ( the main Dubai /Abu Dhabi highway (  8 lanes )The apartment blocks along this road are mainly 20-30 storey high rise  and are between the Trade centre , shown on the map as a tall black building landmark below the word Satwa and the next two interchanges.  Shk Zayed Rd apartments are closer to the beach. The Deira side of the creek is more Arabic. However it is all relatively close.

Main Western schools are all out ( 3-7 km) past "Safa Park" shown as a green area on the left side of the map. Though one of the older schools DESS is located near Rashid Hospital ( near the creek) and the two Christian churches St Mary's and Holy Trinity opposite Creekside park which runs along the left side of the creek. New developments

Safa Park is between Jumeira and Umm Sequim going away from Dubai creek. The right of the creek is Deira and the left Bur Dubai.

Many staff with families live in either Jumeira or Umm Sequim.  Jumeira is referred to as Jumeira 1,2 or 3 moving left from the creek, then Umm Sequim starts with Umm Sequim 1, 2 or 3,  thus Umm Sequim 3 is close to the schools but out from the old centre of town.  I live in Jumeira 1 and it takes me 20 minutes to drive to Emirates international School in Umm Sequim 3.  Many apartments are located in Bur Dubai or Deira or about a 20- 30 minutes drive from the schools.

Merdif a rapidly growing area of Dubai is roughly at the bottom of the map below the Airport, but lacks many facilities as yet. There are none of the main western schools near Mirdif. Not a bad choice if you have no kids or if you work in Sharjah and want to live in Dubai as it is easy to get between these emirates via the back roads. Schools opened in Merdif in September 2005.

The insert continues the map "very roughly" to the left. Jebel Ali  is about 10 kms past (i.e. left) the Emirates Golf club shown in the insert. Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village are located roughly opposite Emirates Golf Club on the map insert. They are about 20 kms from the airport, heading towards Abu Dhabi.

New communities The Lakes, The Greens  and The Springs have all been developed surrounding Emirates Golf Club really offering housing for workers in Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village, but they are becoming popular with other expats due to the relaxed lifestyles offered in the communities. The people living here seem happy to have a longer drive to other parts of the city. Villa rents here start from around Dhs 90000 pa. The Gardens are another huge apartment complex opposite Jebel Ali port  and offer cheaper accommodation. Schools are now being developed in these areas and some opened in September 2005 eg  second campuses of EIS and DESS.

The lagoons on the right of the map are the very left edge of the Sharjah Emirate, so you can see how close it is. They are tidal and are now joined by canal ( which is not shown on the map) so they flush out.

Open map link When you do so you are leaving my site so bookmark this or the opening page if you want to return

In a city that is constantly changing it is about as accurate as you will get at the moment.


This page was last updated by Leigh Butler on October 01, 2013