Umm Ramool Mini Guide
So where exactly is Umm Ramool?
Umm Ramool is a residential and commercial area in the Deira district of Dubai in UAE
. It is just north of Dubai International Airport and one of the oldest industrial areas in the city. It is currently under development to phase out the old industrial area and create a new industrial area. Also planned is a new residential space and central parkland.
How Would I get There?
From Dubai International Airport
, it is easiest to take a taxi or hire a car, as Umm Ramool is just minutes away. However, now you can take the new Metro system, red line from Terminal 1 and 3 to Emirates Station.
Where can I Stay?
Moevenpick Hotel Deira is a 5 star hotel just 10 minutes from the airport. It has a fitness centre and a rooftop pool. The 216 rooms are modern and well equipped with everything you could need. Jigsaw restaurant serves international cuisine and at the Wok In you can try Asian fast food. An alternative is the Crowne Plaza Deira which is known for its friendliness and excellent service. It has 281 rooms and an outdoor pool and health club. The restaurants are very popular with the locals, especially Spice Island for a huge choice in food styles and Harry’s Place for traditional bar food. Visit Kon-Tiki for a pre dinner cocktail.
What Else can I do?
In the Deira area, the best option is to head for the shopping malls. Deira City Centre mall will keep you busy for while with its 370 stores and entertainment complex. A smaller place to shop is Reef Mall, but you can buy almost anything you need here. There is a pharmacy/supermarket and book store plus many clothing shops and a home-ware store.
If I Have Spare Time?
There are 101 things to do in Dubai. Take a trip into the desert and go ‘dune bashing’ and enjoy a Bedouin meal in the desert. Go skiing at the Mall of the Emirates, there is a ski slope and resort within the mall! Visit the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa tower and don’t forget to visit the famous aquarium in the Dubai Mall.
Where can I eat in Umm Ramool?
You can have a snack at one of the many shawarma take away shops nearby. For Lebanese food, go to Automatic Restaurant on Al Rigga Street, they have a great selection of tasty treats on offer. For variety and something really special go to Spice Island Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Deira, they have various food stations to choose from every night, so you can eat everything from sushi to Mexican to Italian and more, it is well worth a visit!
Umm Ramool isn’t going to be your main reason for visiting this area. Most tourists there have come from Umm Ramool airport and hire a car to explore the nearby old town of Deira. There are some unique sights to be discovered including the beautiful Burj Nahar watchtower, set against the stunning backdrop of lush gardens.
Another day out is to visit the photogenic Dhow Wharf where the Arab sailing ships moor up in readiness for their journeys on the waterways. Finally, marvel at the carved gypsum and coral in Heritage House, one of few preserved old houses.