Umm Suqueim 1 is a place of famous Burj Al Arab Hotel, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi Park. It is primarily located within the Jumeirah which is a coastal residential area of Dubai that mainly comprises low rise private dwellings.
It has both expensive and large detached properties as well as more modest townhouses built in a variety of architectural styles. The area is also popular with Western expatriates working in the emirate and is familiar to many tourists visiting Dubai.
Historically, Arabs living in the Jumeirah were fishermen, pearl divers and traders. In modern times (1960 onwards), Jumeirah was the principal area for western expatriate residences, but the huge expansion of the emirate since 1995 has seen a growth in housing developments across Dubai.
Jumeirah is generally agreed to be one of the most exclusive parts of Dubai and has led to the use of the Jumeirah as a brand that signifies exclusivity such as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Jumeirah Beach Club. The ruling family of Dubai have called their upmarket hotel chain "Jumeirah".
There has been a great deal of hotel and leisure construction along Jumeirah Beach including the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel. It also is the location of Madinat Jumeirah, or "Jumeirah City," which consists of an architecturally interesting shopping mall, two luxurious five-star hotels, and a few residential areas.
Although there is competition from many new areas, and although many of Jumereirah's well-to-do have already moved to some of those areas, such as Dubai Marina, the new Palm Islands, The Lakes, The Springs and The Meadows, Jumeirah is still one of the more expensive and exclusive areas in Dubai.