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Jumeirah

One of the oldest parts of new Dubai, that part of town where the expats first set up home near the beach, as early as the 1960s. The group of housewives known as Jumeirah Janes get their name from having been residents of the area.

Several smaller malls and shopping districts can be found here, including Mercato Mall, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Plaza, and Citywalk. Many eateries have opened shop in the area, on Jumeirah Rd and Al Wasl St, with various boutiques, supermarkets, shops, cafes, clinics, and other small businesses covering the streets.

The neighborhood itself spans the entire coast from Satwa until Jumeirah Palm, with bits overlapping with Umm Suqeim. Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and Dubai Marine Resort all provide fantastic nighttime hotspots and great daytime activities. The Dubai Zoo, the Kite Beach, Jumeirah Public Beach, Safa Park, and Jumeirah Beach Park are also excellent destinations for daytime and nighttime hangouts.

Most of the residences are villas, with a number of low-rise apartment buildings, all with a very Beverly Hills personality, being the home of the Jumeirah Janes (and the origin of that name), typically recognized as British, white partnered women and the affluent of Dubai’s older expat community. Very family orientated, it is gradually opening up to various house-shares among young expats professionals struggling to find comfortable and affordable living spaces.

Renowned schools in the vicinity are Raffles International School, Raffles World Academy, International School of Choueifat, Collegiate American School, and Emirates International School as well as Kangaroo Kids Nursery, Kid’s Island Nursery, and Little Scholars Academy, while health institutions within proximity are the Dubai London Specialty Hospital, Medcare Medical Centre Jumeirah, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, and Emirates Hospital.