UAE Area Guides: Dubai

Al Mankhool Area Guide

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Al Mankhool, located in Bur Dubai, is largely residential, although there are both commercial and financial offices in the area.

The small, 4km square area is bordered by Umm Hurair in the north, Al Rifa in the west, Al Karama to the east and Al Jafiliya to the south. Notable landmarks include the Al Mankhool Community Health Centre and the Bur Dubai Etisalat service centre.

Al Mankhool is also home to a public library (pictured), something going out of fashion around the world, but Dubai is putting up a good fight to keep the space used. The Mankhool library has "a dedicated VIP area providing comfortable and private seating", and "colourful spaces for children and teenagers." Its multi-purpose hall "invites the public to do research", while its lounge area provides a setting where visitors can "relax in very comfortable sofas and chairs."



Rents in the area pretty much align with Bur Dubai averages. Studios start at around 60,000 AED, 75,000 - 85,000 AED will get you a 1-bed apartment. You can find a 2-bed for 90,000 AED plus, and three-bed apartments start at around 150,000 AED.

There are schools in Al Mankhool, most notably Ambassador School, rated Acceptable by the KHDA, Dubai's education regulator. It's a small K-12 school, and currently has a student population of 800. There are also a number of nurseries in the area - Hope Montessori, British Orchard Nursery and De La Salle Montessori.

Al Mankhool has no real green spaces of its own, however it touches on Zabeel Park. That said, access is difficult with Sheikh Rashid Road dividing the two areas.

Al Mankhool is a relatively quiet area in Bur Dubai. Its neighbouring areas - notably Al Karama and Al Hurair - offer considerably more life.

Al Mankhool Ratings

  • Schools

    3
  • Entertainment

    2
  • Family Friendly

    2
  • Transport Links

    2
Schools in Al Mankhool
British Orchard Nursery Al Mankhool
School Type
Curricula Taught
Average Annual Fee
AED 50,000
Ambassador Al Khail Gate
School Type
Curricula Taught
Average Annual Fee
AED 29,500
Inspection Rating
Good

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