The actual area of Jumeira occupies a prime nine-kilometre strip of coastline stretching south-west from the port area, but the name has been hijacked to such an extent that new residential and commercial developments bearing the Jumeira tag are cropping up for miles around. Even The Palm Jumeirah doesn’t connect with Jumeira, but actually extends from the area of Al Sufouh. Jumeira itself is characterised by quiet streets lined with sophisticated villas, golden beaches, and good access to lots of shopping. Traffic and parking on the back streets is never a problem, but Al Wasl Road and Jumeira Road can get clogged during peak hours.
Within the same stretch of land between the beach and Sheikh Zayed Road are the areas of Al Wasl, Al Safa and Umm Suqeim. All these areas contain mostly villas and share the same facilities. Al Wasl and Al Safa are further from the beach, between Al Wasl Road and Sheikh Zayed Road.
According to the ‘official’ spelling used by Dubai Municipality, it’s Jumeira, so that’s what we use when referring to this area. However, many hotels, parks, clubs, schools, and residential developments have added an ‘h’ to the end, so don’t be surprised if you see the two different spellings side by side throughout the book.
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Shoppers will be able to find everything they need along 2nd December Street and Plant Street, and supermarkets include two Carrefour Expresses and a Westzone. Traffic can be bad at rush hour and street parking is hard to come by, but it’s an easy neighbourhood to walk around. Residents have easy access to the same facilities in the Jumeira area.
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