Oud Metha is located centrally in Dubai, enjoying one of the most strategic positions of the city, making it a hotspot among the travelers. It lies just in between the western shore of the Dubai Creek and Karama. The place is known as “Apartments Zone” since there are mainly four-storey buildings in this region. Tourists on a visit to Dubai often rent one room apartments or a studio module as per their size requirements and the duration of their stay in Dubai. There are high priced accommodations with several different amenities and facilities, for those who are looking for some luxurious stay in Dubai, while the studio apartments are popular among couples or single travelers with limited budget.
Although there are countless sites and attractions all over Dubai, if you have more time to spend in this city it is necessary to know a little bit more about its many districts and areas. One can probably hear Oud Metha’s other name, Al Nasr, mentioned a little bit more than Oud Mehta, although the two names cover the very same area. Therefore, here is the chance to see why.
In the past decades, football or soccer has become one of the most popular sports in the whole Middle Eastern Area. Middle Eastern groups now successfully take part in many international competitions as well, and inside the Middle East, there are several other national cups. For example, the United Arab Emirates league gives the chance to the population of the Emirates to visit and watch a lot of football match every day. Football is by far the most popular sport also in the United Arab Emirates. Oud Metha district is well known mostly by its other name, Al Nasr, meaning “victory” in Arabic, and the reason of this is the highly famous Al Nasr team, the main football team of the United Arab Emirates, whose base is also situated in the Oud Metha district. Al Nasr is also the oldest football team of the Emirates, founded already back in 1945! The team has been successful ever since scoring victories in the Asian Cup and the Asian Club Championships too, to name a few examples. The Al Nasr SC also led the area of Oud Metha to offer several various sports facilities in its whole area.
Oud Metha or Al Nasr has other popular sites such as Karama quite visited by all the locals of Dubai, for its colourful international cuisine and several bargains. This is the cheapest and biggest-selling area of every kind of goods. Non-Dubai citizens, ranging from Indians to Filipinos, mainly inhabit the Karama quarter, which is the reason of its many diverse authentic restaurants, shops, bars and its clubs, and even an American Hospital can be found here.
Oud Metha for this reason also has many different national schools, for example, the Indian High School or the St. Mary’s Catholic High School aiming for the education of certain nationalities. Here we can also find big Iranian, Pakistani patriotic and cultural Clubs.
The main attractions of the Oud Metha include Al Nasr Leisureland, which is a great place for the children to enjoy its many playful attractions. In the area of Al Nasr Leisureland, there is also much chance to do sports, one main site being its huge ice-skating rink. This is an all-yearlong facility to offer great leisure and fun time to as many locals as well as tourists.
The mostly visited shopping mall in the area and all over Dubai is the Lamcy Plaza, selling everything in its huge area, being one of the biggest and at the same time oldest malls of Dubai, including over one hundred shops.
Oud Metha is known as a prominent entertainment zone. Food and leisure activities are some of the greatest attractions of this place. If you are looking for some independent restaurants, then you can check out the famous Lan Kwai Fong and Lemongrass. You can also hop into some licensed restaurants in Grand Hyatt, Movenpick or in the Wafi Complex. Those who are looking for some real luxurious hotels have several choices available to satiate their desires. Oud Metha has some great restaurants that serve delectable food items at highly affordable prices. The popular food court in Lamcy Plaza, along with other the local chains and other shawarma joints can be a good option for those who are not interested in spending a lot of money on food and who would rather settle for some working meals. Those who would like to sip in their favorite drink can step into The Mix at the Grand Hyatt, which is considered as one of Dubai’s best superclub. Jimmy Dix is also a popular choice for those who are looking out for some real fun and magic.
For those who would like to spend some relaxed hours rejuvenating themselves after a busy work schedule can surely derive some peace and tranquility in the Moroccan baths or any of the health spas. There are many gymnasiums around the Oud Metha offering you world class health and fitness facilities. You can also entertain yourself in the several social clubs, offering many diverse activities, which includes some popular sports like billiard and golf. You will never run short of entertainment in Dubai – you should just have the spirit to enjoy Dubai.
If you are looking for some outdoor fun, you can visit the park at Umm Hurair Road that is located very close to Dubai TV. The park here can be a good option to spend your evening, especially with your family and kids. Located at a five minutes distance are the Zabeel Park and the Creekside Park with many amusement offers for its visitors. Other places which might interest you are Children’s City at Creekside Park, Lamcy Plaza, 12 screen Grand Cineplex cinema located very close to Grand Hyatt and the famous amusement centres at Al Nasr Leisureland. Those who choose Oud Metha as their wedding destination can surely celebrate the day at Al Boom Tourist Village, which is well known as a popular wedding venue.
Oud Metha is quite close to both Creek Park and the old-town district Bur Dubai as well. Therefore, after enjoying the great sports and fun activities of Oud Metha, you can keep on walking to visit another district of Dubai as well! Discover the most popular hotels of Oud Metha, come and enjoy yourself in this part of Dubai and rejuvenate yourself in the several entertainment zones. You will surely not regret your decision!