Al Jaddaf, historically known as a dhow building area, played a crucial role in Dubai’s maritime heritage.

Located along the Dubai Creek, it was traditionally a center for the construction and maintenance of dhows, which are traditional wooden boats integral to the region’s trade and fishing industries. Over time, as Dubai transformed into a modern metropolis, Al Jaddaf also evolved, transitioning from its historical roots into a dynamic urban hub.

Today, it blends residential, commercial, and cultural elements, while still preserving echoes of its rich maritime past.

Nowadays, Al Jaddaf is a rapidly developing neighborhood in Dubai, known for its strategic location and modern infrastructure. Nestled along the Dubai Creek, this area seamlessly blends residential, commercial, and cultural elements, making it a sought-after destination for both residents and businesses.



Al Jaddaf is conveniently located between Bur Dubai and Dubai Festival City, offering easy access to major highways such as Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Its proximity to Dubai International Airport and Downtown Dubai enhances its connectivity.
The area is well-served by the Dubai Metro (Al Jaddaf Station) and public buses, facilitating seamless transportation.


Al Jaddaf offers a wide range of apartments. The residential developments cater to different budgets and preferences, making it ideal for singles, couples, and families.
High-end ready projects include Dubai Wharf, a luxurious waterfront development, and Al Jaddaf Waterfront, which features premium residences with stunning views of the creek. And luxury segment properties under construction include Ritz-Carlton and Kempinski Residences. There is only one project at the moment offering super-luxury mansions which is Ketura Resort by MAG.


Dubai Healthcare City which is just 5 min drive is a major healthcare and medical hub, providing advanced medical facilities, hospitals, and clinics.
The area is home to the Jameel Arts Centre, a contemporary art institution that hosts exhibitions, events, and educational programs, enriching the cultural landscape of Dubai.


Al Jaddaf offers beautifully landscaped parks and open spaces, promoting an active and outdoor lifestyle. Creekside Park is a popular destination for families and fitness enthusiasts.
The area includes various sports amenities, such as the Al Wasl Sports Club, providing opportunities for sports and recreational activities.


Al Jaddaf features several retail outlets, supermarkets, and shopping centers, catering to the daily needs of residents. The nearest shopping center is Festival Mall, located 5 min drive away from the area.
Ther are few fine dining restaurants in the Versace Hotel, that is located in the area.



The nearest school is Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD). It is located in Dubai Healthcare City and offers a comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from Pre-KG to Grade 12. The school is known for its bilingual programs, offering streams in English-French, English-German, and English-Arabic.