Umm Al Sheif

Are you seeking a peaceful haven because you’re sick of the bustle of the city? Umm Al Sheif, a secret gem tucked away in the centre of Dubai, is the only place to look.

This wealthy part not only offers opulent living but also a distinct character that makes it stand out. Umm Al Sheif reveals the splendour of the Arabian Gulf as the sun sets, encapsulating the spirit of a tranquil getaway.

But in the middle of all the luxury, there’s a sore spot: the challenge of striking a balance between modernism and the need for quiet living. Come along as we investigate the charms of Umm Al Sheif and negotiate the precarious balance it provides.


Dubai Development

The Burj Al Arab is almost 6 minutes from here.The distance between The Emirates Mall is only 8 minutes.Being in Umm Al Sheif we are only 12 min drive from the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa which is 13 km away from us.Located from the metro station takes about 12 minutes or less.

There are two routes to take to reach the Dubai International cricket stadium. One is through Umm Suqeim Street which should take as much as 17 minutes.The Dubai International Airport is located 10 km from this community.

Facilities And Amenities

Shopping Malls

The area is well connected with some community centres on Al Thanya Street including the Al Thanya Shopping Centers. It’s a small community mall situated in Downtown, it houses Waitrose supermarket, Physique 57 gym, few fashion stores and a number of dining places.

Another shopping destination you could visit is The Mall nearby Umm Suqeim that is quite attractive for children especially because there is a small play centre and a food court as well.

Al Thanya Street has a few shops like Sofabulous, a platform that offers a wide variety of furniture for sale online and allows the customers to customize their furniture choice. Besides this shop is the New Era Bookshop.

It is able to accomodate more than 100 publishers and the range of books it offers suits the needs of every age group. Plaisir Cadeaux et Fleurs is a small but lovely flower shop that specializes in rare flower design and luxury gift ideas.,

In case you are looking for something quieter, you can go to City Walk and Mercato Mall which are nearer and can be reached in 10-15 minutes.

Super Markets

The whole Umm Al Sheif is fascinated with a plethora of little and large grocery shops, bakeries and supermarkets selling fresh organic produce.

Waitrose is a local hypermarket that has many franchise outlets in different parts of Dubai including Umm Al Sheif. It is commonly used for regular shopping of staples, bakery items that are baked afresh, meat, fish, etc.

Aswaqq supermarket is in the Aswaaq Mall, Umm Suqeim, which can be reached in 4 mins via a car. Besides Umm Al Sheif, there are Choithrams and Union Cooperative Society Hypermarket supermarkets which are located a few minutes away from another place by car.


It’s the residents who are not too far from being the very ones who live the same beach life. Umm Suqeim Beach is located 6-minutes by car and although it is better preferred by families.

It is a more peaceful beach and also has some amenities like outdoor sports equipment, a couple of restaurants and other available services.

Several other exciting activities, like jet-skiing and flyboarding, are available at this beach, or you can simply visit the nearby Bu Qtair Restaurant next door for mouthwatering seafood cuisines.

Excitment seekers will also love to be at the Kite Beach where wind sports are popular, there is also a variety of eatery and beverage outlets to cater to the needs at the Kite Beach. Kite Beach also has the path for jogging and the area for skateboarding, volleyball court and a soccer court.


This area of the downtown boasts several restaurants, cafes in the zone as well as fast food corners. P.F. Chang’s in Al Thanya Shopping Centre, Al Safadi Restaurant and The Lime Tree Cafe are not only popular in Umm Al Sheif but nearby as well, thus they are easily seen from Dubai Metro.

The Roost Rotisserie, Neighbors, Bagel Yard Cafe, Vanilla Sukkar Cafe, The Spread Cafe and Nostalgia are some other restaurants with a relaxed atmosphere located in Umm Al Sheif.

For fancy and upscale restaurants you can try part of the Metropolitan Hotel at Umm Al Sheif district. Don Corleone is an Italian eatery, Al Safa is an all-day dining establishment, the British pub is called The Red Lion whereas the rooftop lounge is Tropicana.

Moreover, there are the vicinity of Al Manara that offers more options in case the eateries in this area did not attract your attention. The establishment of Bertin Bistro and Restaurant is quite a specialty, it is situated on two floors and each floor offers its own menu.

The cooking from France, Germany and Andalusia is offered by Bertin. At Al Manara, some of the restaurants along its walkways have international menus, including Jones The Grocer, Bystro and Crumbs Elysee.Reem Al Bawadi has, no doubt, been counted among the leading Lebanese restaurants in Dubai. The first type of food you get is in the area of this country.

Educational Institutes

One of the schools in the community is Rose British Nursery Jumeirah, another one is Odyssey Nursery, the next one is Burj Blossom Nursery and the last one is Little Minds Nursery.

The location of Al Sheif makes it so convenient for parents who chose to move there that they can find a good school for their kids within the area  without any hassle. Emirates International School is one of the best respected schools based in Umm Al Sheif, it runs British and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for 13 grades.

Horizon International School too has its branch in the region, with British curriculum being adopted until Year 13 One of the leading schools nearby in Umm Suqeim is Raffles World Academy; another one is the Raffles International School; and the rest is Kings’ Dubai. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, which is a preferred higher education option in the area of Umm Suqeim, is another choice.


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Religious Centres

It is just like a typical residential area of Dubai where there are many mosques in Umm Al-Sheif. To mention a few, Umm Al-Sheif, Al Farooq and  Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque & Centre and  Umm Al-Sheif Central Mosque are all in the community.

There are no churches in this place, so those who practice different religions will have to go out of here to the neighbouring areas. Once you reach the city, make note of the Dubai Central Seventh day Adventist Church, Emirates Baptist Church International and Fellowship Dubai, all of which can be easily reached in 15 minutes or less.

The best churches in Dubai like St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Covenant Church, The Dubai City Church etc. located in Oud Metha, which we can reach in about 25 minutes are noted.

Close to Oud Metha located in the Bur Dubai area is where Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras are housed; 30 minutes away. The Shiva Temple, Shree Krishna Haveli, ShrinathJi Temple, the Sikh Gurudwara and the Sindhi Guru Darbar all are around the Bur Dubai area near the Dubai Museum.

The Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple, situated in Al Wasl only 15 minutes’ drive away, is where the Buddhists can come and worship.

Healthcare Centres

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These are the pharmacies, clinics, and the specialized medical institutions in the area offering both general and serious medical services.

Some health clinics in Umm Al Sheif are Atlanta Vision Clinic, London Eye Clinic and Bizrah Medical Center, Spanish Eye Clinic, and Dr. Galadari Dermatology Clinic, Health Bay Polyclinic and familyFIRST Medical Center.

People with pets in Abu Dhabi can always seek help from a veterinary clinic located in Umm Al Sheif and along Al Wasl Road.

There are some large multidisciplinary hospitals located close to Umm Al Sheif, such as Dubai London Clinic-Speciality Hospital in Umm Suqeim 2, Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Al Safa 2, and Medcare Hospital in Al Safa.

These are all surroundings of 8 minutes or less. Both Al Barsha and Al Zahra Hospitals are 12-minutes away from the area.

The closest hospital of Al Barsha, Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital is 12-minutes from the region.


Umm Al Sheif, thus, is a city that conveys the essence of combining the glamour and the calmness of Dubai. With more and more residents coming here to indulge in this enchanted oasis, the quest for balance becomes not just a challenge, but a rewarding experience.

The peaceful blend of luxury and tranquillity Abu Umm al Sheif offers is meant for individuals who are looking for a retreat away from the hectic city life.

When the sun does its final act, when it disappears on this idyllic place, it leaves memorias on the hearts of those who are lucky to call this place their home. This proves that Umm Al Sheif has an undisputed reign in the world of residential perfection.



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