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Dubai Area Guide: International City

Located centrally, International City in Dubai is a cosmopolitan haven packed with amenities.

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21 April 2013

Last updated on 6 September 2017
Dubai Area Guide: International City

This area has matured now with an expanding range of shops and restaurants open. Prices are genuinely cheap for Dubai standards, making this one of Dubai's few low-cost options. Beware, it is very close to a sewage treatment plant and you can sense that in some places, traffic in and out during rush hours is congested and there are recent reports of companies using it to house workers- too many to a flat- but it is a very big development. So, check out the many different clusters to find one to suit you and visit in the evening to see how busy it really is. Very handy for Dragon Mart.

Accommodation options:

Dubai International City, embraces the residential districts of Central Business District (CBD), Persia, Greece, Spain, Morocco, England, France, Italy, Russia, China, and Emirates. It is primarily made up of low rise buildings in clusters. There are studios and one bed. But in CBD two bed and 3-bed apartments are available. 

Each cluster, except private units, are low rise blocks with retail and small business offices at ground level and studio (450 square feet averagely) and one-bed room (850 square feet averagely) apartment on upper level. CBD also designed in accordance with this concept but you can find two-bed room apartments too, mean-while private units depend on their structure in terms of apartments. Thus, in short, you won’t find any villas in International City. 

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  • Restaurants with takeaway and delivery service - should be more than enough variety for most residents
  • Papa Johns, Subway, other fast food options and many international and traditional restaurants are close by
  • A small branch of Carrefour, LuLu Hypermarket, and Spinneys along with other small supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Dragon Mart - shopping mall with lots of shops selling mainly Chinese products
  • Fruit and vegetable market is quite close
  • Plenty of children's parks
  • Basketball and lawn tennis courts.
  • Car parking is mostly external and uncovered but free and easily available
  • Gym and fitness facilities

Why living in International City is good

If you want to live in IC, we'd recommend the CBD buildings rather than the clusters. Most of the CBD towers also have pools and gyms. The best part about living in IC is a number of restaurants/take away places and the very affordable rent.

International City also boasts of having relatively big apartments that offer plenty of breathing space. Another major plus is that RTA transport is easily accessible, which makes moving around in Dubai very convenient.