Dubai Area Guide: Al Safa |

Dubai Area Guide: Al Safa

Split into two subcommunities, Al Safa offers residents in Dubai affluent communities to choose from

Posted on

10 May 2015

Last updated on 5 September 2017
Dubai Area Guide: Al Safa

This area of Dubai is primarily residential, bordered by Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah and Al Wasl. But while it is great for families - it does come at a cost as the vast majority of residential buildings in Al Safa are expensive villas.

Nonetheless, it makes for the perfect place for any expats to bring up their families and settle in the Emirate. Especially when there are fantastic facilities, plenty of schools to choose from, shops galore and restaurants to devour in and around the district.

Al Safa boasts the large supermarket that are popular across Dubai, and the closeby area of Downtown Dubai offers the largest mall in the world - Dubai Mall - and neighbouring souks, restaurants, hotels and residential buildings. In terms of dining and entertainment, there's a huge choice of restaurants and bars and even more in the surrounding areas. 

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Al Safa neighbours the beautiful Safa Park, located in Al Wasl and is one of Dubai's most beautiful open spaces to explore. But don't forget the quieter, lesser known green area nicknamed 'the other Safa park'. It's a tiny space, located in a tree-lined residential area of Al Safa. And while it's not clearly signposted, once you manage to find it, it offers a fantastic spot to retreat from the city for a few hours. 

Al Safa is suitable for:

Families with young and old children. To find out what schools are based in Al Quoz and near to your new home, search our full, extensive School listings and fees here.