Al Jaddaf

Al Jaddaf (Arabic: الجداف‎), also spelled Al Jadaf, is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in western Dubai in Bur Dubai, Al Jaddaf is bordered to the north and east by the Dubai Creek, to the south by Zabeel, and to the west by Umm Hurair 2.

Al Jaddaf

Coordinates: 25°12′52″N 55°19′33″E / 25.214338°N 55.325775°E / 25.214338; 55.325775Coordinates: 25°12′52″N 55°19′33″E / 25.214338°N 55.325775°E / 25.214338; 55.325775
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
 • Total7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
[1] (2000)
 • Total2,990
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Community number326-329

Historically, Al Jaddaf, which literally means The Rower, was primarily a dhow building area. Its shipyards are today the only site for the building and maintenance of these traditional boats. Al Jaddaf also houses the sport grounds and facilities of Al Wasl FC and Dubai Officers Club. Another important landmark is Al Wasl hospital - now named as Latifa hospital.

New developments in the area include Dubai Culture Village, a zoned community dedicated to visual, performing and literary arts, and the second phase of Dubai Healthcare City. This area is still developing to a huge hotel hub with up to 5 Hotels at present in construction and 3 hotels build namely Marriott Al Jadaf, Reflection Hotel Apartments And Arabian Park Hotel. This area This place is also being developed as a residential area. With more than 3 Residential Apartments. This area also has a metro station which is controlled by the Road And Transport Authority Of Dubai.

As of 2017, there is a large dhow being constructed in the area, intended to break the world record for size currently held by Kuwait.[2]


  1. ^ Existing Population and Future Holding Capacities in Dubai Urban Area Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. Dubai Healthcare City. 2000
  2. ^ Gisella Deputato; Sophie Morlin-Yron. "'World's biggest dhow' to set sail from Dubai". CNN. Retrieved 2018-05-29.