Dubai’s Urban Revamp: Sheikh Zayed Road and 27 Prominent Areas in the City Get New Names

January 16, 2024

Marking a prominent shift in Dubai’s landscape, the Dubai Land Department has updated the names of 28 notable areas, including Sheikh Zayed Road. The new name for Sheikh Zayed Road, one of the busiest communities in Dubai, is Burj Khalifa. The world's tallest tower at 830 meters, the Burj Khalifa, dominates Dubai’s skyline, overshadowing other renowned skyscrapers along Dubai's bustling thoroughfare.

The Sheikh Zayed Road neighborhood in Dubai houses an array of apartments, offices, and hotel apartments. Recognized for its proximity to Downtown, Business Bay, JLT, and Dubai Marina, the district enjoys popularity among investors, renters, and tourists. Although the Sheikh Zayed Road area will be referred to as Burj Khalifa from now, the namesake road will likely keep the same name.

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According to a post on the DLD website, in addition to the renaming of Sheikh Zayed Road, several other areas have undergone name changes, including Al Hebiah First (formerly Motor City), Jebel Ali Village (Jabal Ali First), Emirates Hills First (Al Thanyah First), Wadi Al Asafa 6 (formerly Ranches), Al Hebiah Fourth (formerly Sports City), and Ghadeer Al Tair (formerly Al Quoz 2), among others. Here is a complete list of the 28 renamed areas and their area codes.

Area CodeOld NameNew Name
284Al Khawaneej ThirdAl Ttay
384Al MedhmarAL ThanyahSecond
321Al MinaMadinat Dubai Al Melaheyah
383Al Safouh ThirdAl Thanyah First
312Al Suq Al Kabeer (Dubai)Al Souq Al Kabeer
531Dubai Industrial City FirstSaih Shuaib 2
532Dubai Industrial City SecondSaih Shuaib 3
533Dubai Industrial City ThirdSaih Shuaib 4
393Emirates Hills FirstAl Thanyah Fifth
388Emirates Hills SecondAl Thanyah Third
394Emirates Hills ThirdAl Thanyah Fourth
412Festival City SecondAl Kheeran
683Golf CityAl Hebiah Fifth
599Jebel Ali IndustrialJebel Ali Industrial First
591Jebel Ali VillageJebel Ali First
681Jumairah Village FirstAl Barsha South Fourth
674Motor CityAl Hebiah First
664RanchesWadi Al Asafa 6
345Sheikh Zayed RoadBurj Khalifa
682Sport CityAl Hebiah Fourth
675Sport City FirstAl Hebiah Second
911UM NAHED 1Madinat Hind 1
912UM NAHED 2Madinat Hind 2
913UM NAHED 3Madinat Hind 3
914UM NAHED 4, Al Yufrah 2, Al Yufrah 3Madinat Hind 4
340Al Goze SecondGhadeer Al Tair
513EsalalMadinat Latifa

DLD has also introduced a new naming mechanism for roads, with the initial phase involving assigning names inspired by local trees and flowers to roads in the Al Khawaneej 2 area. Notable examples include Al Ghaf Street and other streets receiving names such as Al Sidr, Basil, Al Faggy, Al Samr, and Al Sharish.

In addition to the change in area names, another notable update involves renaming Address Fountain Views. The hotel, seamlessly linked to the iconic Dubai Mall, will henceforth be called Address Dubai Mall.

This development follows Abu Dhabi National Hotels' recent announcement of taking over The Address Dubai Mall and rebranding it as Kempinski Central Avenue Dubai. ADNH has also renamed Address Boulevard to Kempinski The Boulevard, The Address Dubai Marina to JW Marriott Hotel Marina, Vida Downtown Dubai to Hotel Boulevard, Autograph Collection, and Manzil Downtown Dubai to The Heritage Hotel, Autograph Collection.

Stay tuned for further details about the new names of the areas and roads from the real estate regulatory agency. Explore more of Dubai's urban evolution with our latest coverage on 'Latifa City: H.H Sheikh Mohammed approves new housing project for citizens', highlighting another significant stride in the city's development.

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