ABOUT RIGGAT AL BUTEEN
Riggat Al Buteen (also known as Riqqa Al Buteen or Rigga Al Buteen) is a locality in Eastern Dubai. Situated along the Creek, it is part of the historic residential development and popular trading hub, Deira. Residential and commercial buildings, shops and other properties in the area boast traditional architecture since Deira is one of the oldest commercial districts in Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A mixed-use region in Deira, Dubai
- Mostly known for commercial development and municipal buildings
- Home to many hotels and Dhow Wharfage
- Located in the eastern Dubai near Deira Clocktower
- Offers a range of waterfront residential apartments
Despite being a relatively small community, Riggat Al Buteen has many historic landmarks. A part is dedicated to residential development but the area is mainly known for housing government bodies, municipal buildings, offices and commercial projects. Also, due to its prime location along the creek, Rigga Al Buteen is dominantly a business centre in Deira. But one can find hotels, serviced apartments and a range of residential buildings.
Properties in Riggat Al Buteen
There are some apartment buildings facing the Dubai Creek. Unit types range from 2-bedroom to 3-bed flats. A typical 2-bed unit covers 1,300 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft. featuring two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a living room and fitted kitchen and a balcony. Mostly, apartments have wooden and marble fittings and kitchens are equipped with regular appliances.
- 1 BED
- 2 BATHS
- 719 SQFT
Those looking to rent a property in Riggat Al Buteen at reasonable prices can consider 2-bedroom apartments. Furthermore, there are 3-bed rental flats in Rigga Al Buteen spanning across 2,600 sq. ft. A typical apartment in the latter category features a spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise views of the waterfront district. Some units also boast a balcony. You can consider projects like Emaar Tower B for affordable residential apartments.
Besides apartments for rent, one can find a range of offices in Riggat Al Buteen. These commercial units are found in low to mid-rise buildings equipped with all the basic amenities. As for the annual cost, a typical unit covering around 500 sq. ft. is available for AED 30k per annum. Rents can go up to AED 115k per annum if you get a lavish office on the creek front with over 2,000 sq. ft. of covered space. Furthermore, there are some shops for rent in Riggat Al Buteen ranging from 1,300 sq. ft. to 7,000 sq. ft. These cost around AED 380k to AED 580k, respectively.
Most Popular Locations in Riggat Al Buteen
A part of the community known as Al Buteen is dedicated to commercial activities. It is the centre of business and trade forming the southern periphery of Riqqa Al Buteen. The area is bound by Al Ras, Al Sabkha and Al Dhagaya from the west, east and north, respectively. Due to its central location in Deira, retail space is relatively high priced.
There are shops for rent in Al Buteen with annual rents starting from AED 180k. On the other hand, the minimum amount needed for a rental office in Al Buteen is AED 30k per annum. This includes a standard 500 sq. ft. unit with pantry and basic amenities. More expansive offices with covered areas ranging from 1,900 sq. ft. to 4,000 sq. ft. will cost you around AED 115k to AED 269k, annually.
HOTELS IN RIGGAT AL BUTEEN
Rigga Al Buteen is a commercial area; hence the community is bustling throughout the day. Frequented by business persons and tourists from other localities and countries, one will find many hotels in Riggat Al Buteen. Some popular ones include:
- Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana
- Hilton Dubai Creek
- Samaya Hotel Deira
Rotana Hotels is a popular chain with branches throughout Dubai. The one located in Deira, Riggat Al Bateen is called Al Bandar Arjaan By Rotana, which is next to Al Gurg Tower. Hilton Dubai is also a 5-star hotel here, a few minutes away from Rotana. Another popular option is the Samaya Hotel. Those looking for a reasonable short-term accommodation can consider Emirates Concord Hotel or Marriott Executive Apartments. The community is also home to many serviced apartment projects like Moscow and Deira Suites.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Riggat Al Buteen
Port Saeed is located to the east of Riggat Al Buteen making up for a central spot for logistics and distribution activities. Also, those who drive find convenient access to the main road network. Al Maktoum Bridge connects travellers to other parts of Deira and Bur Dubai.
Public Transportation in Riggat Al Buteen
There are many options for public transportation in Riggat Al Buteen.
Oud Metha, Burjuman and ADCB metro stations are less than 5 minutes away. One can easily catch a taxi or drive to these stations to catch Dubai Metro. Al Seef Marine Transport Station is also easily accessible within 5 minutes by car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Riggat Al Buteen
There are many local shops and supermarkets in Riggat Al Buteen. One can get most of the regular items and groceries from West Zone Supermarket, Q Supermarket and W Mart.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Riggat Al Buteen
To offer prayers, one can visit Yaqub community mosque in Riggat Al Buteen. Whereas, those looking to visit a church can head to Port Saeed, 5 to 6 minutes away. The community is also in proximity to the Hindu temple in Hamriya District. One can access Shiva Temple by car in less than 10 minutes.
Schools and Universities in Riggat Al Buteen
Riqqa Al Buteen is more of a commercial district. So, there aren’t any educational institutes within it. However, one can easily access some schools in proximity.
Poundsville Model School is on 3rd Street only at a 3-minute short drive from the residential side of Al Buteen. One of the more popular options for kids’ schooling is Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) on Oud Metha Road. The institute is accessible in around 8 minutes.
Clinics and Hospitals in Riggat Al Buteen
Medeor Hospital near Riggat Al Buteen is right across the bridge on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road. In case of medical emergencies, you can reach there within 6 minutes.
Rigga Al Buteen is close to Dubai Creek. As one of the oldest developments in the emirate, there is a lot to explore in Dubai Creek. Towards its west, there is Al Rigga. Al Muraqabbat is to the north and Port Saeed is to the east of the neighbourhood. Bur Dubai is also a close neighbour.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Riggat Al Buteen
For a full-fledged shopping experience, you can either head straight to City Centre Deira or Al Ghurair Centre. Deira City Centre is a popular shopping destination around 6 minutes away while reaching Al Ghurair Centre may take around 8 minutes by car. One can shop from brand outlets, plan a stay at the hotel or watch a movie and enjoy many activities at Al Ghurair Centre. Moreover, there are many local markets and shops within Riggat Al Buteen.
Restaurants in Riggat Al Buteen
Many local eateries, cafes and restaurants are present within the community. Those searching for dining options with a nice ambience and family-friendly vibes can consider Creekside Restaurant and Vivaldi Restaurant. Table 9 is a European Restaurant in Riggat Al Buteen; residents can also check out OLeary’s and Gusto.
BEACHES NEAR Riggat Al Buteen
Al Mamzar Beach Park is a popular-favourite picnic spot in Dubai. Residents looking for a relaxing evening or a happening weekend with friends and family flock here. The beaches are only a short drive from Riggat Al Buteen; takes around 11 minutes to reach them by car. Out of the many activities in Al Mamzar Beach Park, watersports, barbecue and volleyball tournaments are hot favourites.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For most, hanging out at the Deira City Centre is a treat. That’s because it is not only a shopping avenue but a complete package with fun activities for kids, cinema and restaurants.
Riggat Al Buteena is also home to some key landmarks including Deira Clocktower and Dhow Wharfage. It is most popular for housing Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Land and Property in Dubai and other municipalities. Moreover, a famous tourist attraction, Al Seef is only 4 to 7 minutes away from Rigga Al Buteen.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are walking trails and benches by the creek in Dhow Wharfage. Some community parks are a 2 to 3-minute drive away where families can enjoy spending time on weekends. Moreover, Dubai Creek Golf Club is only 5 minutes from the neighbourhood.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Riggat Al Buteen is a bustling area. Residential buildings are concentrated in a small part of the community while the rest of it is purely commercial.
- 8 minutes away from Dubai International Airport
- A 14-minute drive from Downtown
- 14 minutes from Dubai Gold Souk