Al Jaddaf

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Al Jaddaf
United Arab Emirates community
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population [1] (2000)
 • Total 2,990
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Community number 326-329
Coordinates 25°12′52″N 55°19′33″E / 25.214338°N 55.325775°E / 25.214338; 55.325775Coordinates: 25°12′52″N 55°19′33″E / 25.214338°N 55.325775°E / 25.214338; 55.325775

Al Jaddaf (Arabic: الجداف‎), also spelled Al Jadaf, is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in western Dubai in Bur Dubai, Al Jaddaf is bordered to the north and east by the Dubai Creek, to the south by Zabeel, and to the west by Umm Hurair 2.

Historically, Al Jaddaf, which literally means The Rower, was primarily a dhow building area. Its shipyards are today the only site for the building and maintenance of these traditional boats. Al Jaddaf also houses the sport grounds and facilities of Al Wasl FC and Dubai Officers Club. Another important landmark is Al Wasl hospital - now named as Latifa hospital.

New developments in the area include Dubai Culture Village, a zoned community dedicated to visual, performing and literary arts, and the second phase of Dubai Healthcare City.


  1. ^ Existing Population and Future Holding Capacities in Dubai Urban Area. Dubai Healthcare City. 2000