The Expat?s Guide to Living in Al Karama

Al Karama, along with many of it neighboring areas such as Mankhool and Bur Dubai, is a major hub for Indian and South Asian expats. With low and mid-range housing options and most places in the area, such as restaurants, stores and shopping malls, are only a short walk or drive away, it’s an ideal location for families and singles alike.

Despite seeing a lot of development, Al Karama has kept much of its old charm over the last twenty years or so. A stark change from the shining skyscrapers in New Dubai, this area is dominated by smaller scale buildings, making it seem more like a neighbourhood than a city district. It you’re looking for a glitzy locale, this isn’t the place. But if you want a comfortable area to settle down in, you’ll be right at home here.