Al Wasl

A thriving residential community, Al Wasl is known for its quiet, peaceful vibe and abundance of family-friendly amenities. In recent years, there has been a number of recreational hubs popping up around the area, featuring trendy restaurants, chic boutiques and a selection of exciting Instagram-friendly attractions and activities.

These include the popular Meraas projects in Dubai such as BoxPark and City Walk and high-fashion shopping destination Galleria Mall.

Those living in this part of Dubai are also close to La Mer, a highly popular seaside entertainment destination complete with a water park, adventure sports facilities, gourmet restaurants and quirky cafes, located just 10 minutes away from the residential neighborhood, in the iconic district of Jumeirah.

The popular high-end restaurants and hotels in Umm Suqeim and Al Sufouh are also a short drive away. In terms of the rental properties in Al Wasl, you can expect to find a mix of spacious villas, beautiful low rise apartments and stylish mid-rise flats.

The family-friendly area is home to some of the most prestigious schools and nurseries in the country, making it a popular choice amongst parents in the city.

Another signature feature of the Al Wasl neighborhood is the prevalence of a series of specialty clinics and niche medical facilities, which are highly regarded by both the local Emirati population and the many expats living in the city.

With an abundance of attractions and other high-end facilities, it’s easy to see why Al Wasl is a popular choice for those looking to live in a quiet, cozy neighborhood, that is still quite close to all the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Once a quiet neighborhood made up primarily of residential villas, Al Wasl is now buzzing with some of the city’s most happening hotspots. Meaning 'the connection' in Arabic, Al Wasl runs parallel to Jumeirah Beach Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, and, as the name suggests, is the perfect place for locals and visitors to connect.

The flagship attraction here is City Walk on Al Safa Street. Foodies, fashionistas and families flock to this urban precinct of landscaped boulevards and graffiti-style artwork. A delight to explore on foot, you'll find pathways with people perusing street art, upscale boutiques and Instagram bale cafés.

City Walk comes alive particularly during Dubai's favorite shopping festivals, with musical performances and live entertainment acts. The popular Coca-Cola Arena also shares this address, hosting a packed calendar of big-name concerts, comedy shows and sports events.

Further down South, there’s more retail distractions at Box Park, a funky development that features repurposed shipping containers in neat rows. Find cool boutiques, concept stores and laidback eateries serving comfort food well into the night.

Nearby, Galleria Mall impresses with an indoor climbing wall and one of the city’s best cinema settings (up on the roof, under the stars), while Dar Wasl Mall stands out for its culinary credentials. Local chef extraordinaire Reif Kushiyaki set up his eponymous restaurant here, offering some of the best Japanese street food outside of Tokyo.

It is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The locality is located in western Dubai, between the first and second interchanges of route E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road). Al Wasl is a residential community and is bordered to the north by Jumeirah, to the south by Business Bay, to west by Al Safa and to the east by Al Satwa.

The population of Al Wasl is 10,736 as the population estimation at the end of 2017. The locality gets its name from a historic British reference to the city of Dubai. Important landmarks in the locality include the publishing offices of Gulf News and Al Bayan, Al Mazaya Centre and Safa Park.



Al Wasl is one of the most well-planned communities in the heart of Dubai, with a good selection of residential properties and a wide variety of interesting recreational spaces. Within a few blocks of the residential neighborhood, there are some interesting entertainment complexes, upscale restaurants, high-rise corporate towers and luxury hotels.

The immediate neighborhoods close by, include Al Safa, Satwa, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Business Bay and Sheikh Zayed Road. Popular districts such as Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina are also not too far away, taking 10 and 20 minutes respectively if you are driving. The easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road and proximity to the other in-demand neighborhoods makes Al Wasl a popular choice for the city’s busy professionals.


Al Wasl makes for a great community thanks to its ideal location, abundance of schools and other family-friendly facilities. The area is also home to various tourist attractions, ensuring that there is never a dull moment for residents.

One of the important things to consider while making the decision to move is the fact that it is a fairly quiet, family-friendly community with wide open spaces and beautifully designed homes and apartments. While there are certainly lots of events and attractions spicing things up in BoxPark and City Walk, the area still retains a calm, serene vibe and may not appeal to someone looking for a more busy, edgy neighborhood to live in.



One can reach Al Wasl by metro stations Business Bay and Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall stations.


Al Wasl is a residential community in Dubai. It is the Arabic historical name for Dubai, meaning connection.


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