Karama is the soul of Dubai. A mixed commercial-residential area, this neighborhood is the microcosm of Dubai life. Bustling with a myriad of cultures and ethnicities, scuttling through busy roads, this neighborhood is as Dubai as it gets.
One of the older localities with low rise buildings, it is what connects the towering Business Bay to Umm Hurair & Al Fahidi- the old architectures of Dubai. Closely linked to Meena Bazaar and Al Seef, this area houses all the ethnic restaurants and shops, so you know you will never miss your homeland.
How To Get There?
If you are a tourist coming into Dubai, rest assured your taxi driver will know Al Karama and can easily navigate you around. Want to save some carbon footprints? This area is very well connected RTA bus routes but the best part? It has its own metro station at ADCB Metro Station on Red Line. Depending on your destination, you may even find Burjuman Metro Station and Oud Metha Metro station close by.
Where To Stay?
Al Karama, with its refreshing community-style living that’s always a hip and happening neighborhood, has its takers in all tourists, families, and bachelors. Offering tourists a cheaper alternative with its stay is Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel with room rates starting from AED 154. The best part is its connectivity, where’s where of Dubai.
Have you like many others fell in love with the potpourri that Karama is? Can’t get over all the easy access Desi restaurants and dessert parlors that Karama offers? You are not alone. Save up with a studio apartment in Karama with rates starting from AED 33K or go all out and get yourself a 3 BHK apartment costing around AED 115K.
Where To Pick Your Groceries From?
If you are a desi, you already know of Lulu Hypermarket. For those of us who have grown up here, Lulu signifies a routine shopping stop when Dubai wasn’t the tourist hub it is now. The Lulu store at Karama offers just that- a trip down the lane. One of the earliest branches of Lulu, we think this is the best place to collect your groceries.
Address: Opposite Karama Park, Dubai
Hours: 8 AM – 12 AM
But rest assured, the neighborhood is chequered with multiple grocery stores like Sunrise Supermarket and Al Adil Stores. Closer by, you also have your favorite french Hypermarket- Carrefour in Burjuman Centre.
If you are in Karama, do your caffeine dosing the Karama style. Take the tea route and head to one of the branches of Filli café in Karama. But if Filli is too mainstream, we have got a perfect café pick for you. Serving the Killer Karak as it describes itself as the noisy urban stop with instagrammable cups is Park and Sip. With its on-the-go format, you can also pick yourself some burgers starting from AED 15 while you are at it!
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Park And Sip
Address: Wasl Topaz 21, Al Karama
Hours: 7 AM – 12 AM
Price: AED 60 for two
Contact: +971 50 445 1983
If there is one thing that Karama is much frequented for- it is its food. From Filipino restaurants to Pakistani cuisine, you have it all. And trust us, it’s challenging to pick one. No matter what time, you have a restaurant ready to serve you for as little you want to walk. From vegan to perfectly succulent Kebabs- Karama has restaurants to offer it all.
We recommend you go for the buffet favorite Barbeque Nation. This highly rated eatery has one of the best Desi buffets spreads with an on-table grill corner for you.
Where: Bldg R1027, 3B Street, Al Karama
Hours: 12 noon – 11:30 PM
Price: Lunch Buffet at AED 54, Dinner Buffet at AED 79
Contact: 04 526 9018
Fitness & Retreat
With all the food in and around Karama, you are sure in need to burn off all those extra calories. No, we are not guilting you! But a healthy lifestyle so you can indulge in some more good food makes the gym a necessary.
This American styled Gym is spread across 10,000 sq ft replete with nutrition advice, group classes, and all the best gym facilities one could ask for.
Address: Block A, Al Kifaf Building, Karama, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 397 7577
Price: 4 AED/ Day for one month
Al Karama has easy access to Burjuman Centre. A plush food court with an array of retail outlets like Aeropostale and Forever 21; this is the shopping complex you are looking for your next retail therapy trip. In the mood for some movies? Burjuman Centre houses Vox Cinemas, so you never have to miss out on the latest releases
Location: Opposite to Burjuman Metro Station
Karama (Source : The National UAE)
Aint Karama the perfect residential- commercial complex? We bet you already want to move in or plan your next trip here for affordable living.