Nad Al Sheba

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Nad Al Sheba
ند الشبا
United Arab Emirates community
Aerial view of Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
Coordinates: 25°09′26″N 55°20′47″E / 25.15725°N 55.34637°E / 25.15725; 55.34637Coordinates: 25°09′26″N 55°20′47″E / 25.15725°N 55.34637°E / 25.15725; 55.34637
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population [1] (2000)
 • Total 680
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Community number 615-618

Nad Al Sheba (Arabic: ند الشبا‎‎) is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Situated south of the Dubai Creek, Nad Al Sheba is best known for its racecourse, the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which hosted the Dubai World Cup annually until 2009[citation needed]

Nad Al Sheba comprises four sub-communities:

  • Nad Al Sheba 1
  • Nad Al Sheba 2
  • Nad Al Sheba 3
  • Nad Al Sheba 4

The racecourse is located in Nad Al Sheba 1, while the stables that bred racehorses such as Dubai Millennium and Essence of Dubai are located in Nad Al Sheba 2. The Nad Al Sheba palace of Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is located in Nad Al Sheba 1.

Nad Al Sheba is bordered to the north by Al Markada, Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor Industrial Areas, and to the west by Al Quoz.

On September 3, 2010 UPS Airlines Flight 6 a Boeing 747-400F crashed near the camp.


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