Dubai International City Community Guide

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Dubai International City Community Guide

International City is one of Dubai’s most cheap residential districts. It is a mixed-use business, residential, retail, and tourism development in Dubai’s Al Warsan district. It lies opposite the Dubai Central Fruit and Vegetable Market, between interchanges 5 and 6 of Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).

In the nine residential areas and the Central Business District, there are 485 apartment buildings. Rents in this area are quite inexpensive.

The district is divided into clusters that are named after different countries and created in their own architectural styles: England, Emirates, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Persia, Greece, Morocco, and China.

International City Schools:

Some of the schools in International City are Kids World International, Fly High Nursery, International School of Arts & Sciences, GEMS Modern Academy, and Repton School.

Residents of International City have access to some of Academic City’s premier universities, including the University of Birmingham Dubai, Murdoch University Dubai, and Zayed University.

Landmarks in the Area:
  • Al Maktoum International Airport is 44 minutes away by car.
  • Burj Al Arab is 32 minutes away by car.
  • Meraas is a 30-minute drive from La Mer.
  • The Walk JBR is 37 minutes away by car.
  • The Mall of the Emirates is a 28-minute drive away.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall is 36 minutes away by car.
  • Dubai International Airport is 29 minutes away by car.
  • Palm Jumeirah is 33 minutes away, while Dubai Mall is 21 minutes away.



Famous franchises such as Chilis, Le Pain Quotidien, and Starbucks are restricted to malls, whilst smaller local cafés and shisha lounges may be found in International City’s clusters. Dragon Mart, the local hub for Chinese items, is located in International City.

Hospitals and clinics:

Apple Clinic, Aster Clinic, and Amber Clinic are among the leading clinics in Dubai with branches in International City. Pharmacies are commonplace in most building clusters, and both Dragon Marts include huge Life Pharmacy sections.

Advantages of living in International City:

Dubai International City’s diversity
Accessibility from main thoroughfares
The ease of use of public transportation
Low-cost living expenses

The disadvantages of residing in International City are as follows:

The biggest issue is traffic and parking because there is no metro access to this suburb, causing people to spend hours caught in traffic. There are also a limited number of parking spaces available.

More Area: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Area Guide