Family-friendly parks, excellent shopping and easy access to one of the best beaches in Dubai make Al Nahda one of the most liveable neighbourhoods in the United Arab Emirates. The enclave is just east of the city centre and showcases the Emirati capital through a local lens.
Things to do in Al Nahda
Golden sand and lush palms make Mamzar Beach Park a fantastic place to soak up the sunshine. Umbrella-shaded tables dot the shoreline and are great for enjoying a picnic by the beach. At sunset, you’ll see locals playing beach volleyball on the sand.
Palm-lined paths wind through Al Nahda Pond Park, offering access to shaded picnic and play areas. Enjoy a stroll or rent a bike and explore the park on two wheels. In the afternoon, you’ll see locals playing sports on the tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Solar-powered boats take you out onto the water and are popular with families.
One of the largest malls in Sharjah, Sahara Centre offers a wide range of international brands, as well as local Emirati labels. The indoor theme park boasts family-friendly rides and attractions, including a stomach-flipping aerobatic aeroplane simulator. Catch the latest Hollywood releases at the state-of-the-art cinema.
Al Nahda is known for its multicultural population, with many residents hailing from South Asia. The neighbourhood is filled with family-run cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy authentic cuisine from China, India and Lebanon.
Getting around Al Nahda
Taxis are a fast and comfortable way to get around Al Nahda. The neighbourhood is serviced by local buses, as well as Al Nahda Station and Stadium Station, both on the Green Line of the Dubai Metro. Parking is available throughout the neighbourhood and Dubai International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.