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Dubai Industrial City

About Dubai Industrial City

The Dubai Industrial City is a dedicated industrial zone located in the Southern Half of Dubai. It was founded in 2004 and spread over 560 million square feet. The Dubai Industrial City is a freehold with a mix of commercial and residential buildings. It is strategically located next to the Al Maktoum International Airport, and being adjacent to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road gives it easy access to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

The Dubai Industrial City also has several amenities to cater to the residents' needs. It also has several dining options and supermarkets, making this a fully self-sustaining locality.

It is divided into multiple zones, each dedicated to a specific sector. The division of the zones is as follows:

  • Zone 1 is dedicated to Food and Beverages.
  • Zone 2 is dedicated to Transport Equipment and Parts.
  • Zone 3 is dedicated to Machinery and Equipment
  • Zone 4 is dedicated to Mineral Products
  • Zone 5 is dedicated to Base Metals and
  • Zone 6 is dedicated to Chemicals

Key Highlights of Dubai Industrial City

What is Great Here!
  • Affordable Homes
  • A Good Locality for Future Investment
  • Secure Housing
  • Self-sustained Community
  • Huge Potential for Future Development
What Needs Attention!
  • Lack of Recreational Activities

Real Estate Overview in Dubai Industrial City

Dubai Industrial City (DIC) has a variety of property choices for anyone looking to stay here on rent or to buy their place, from apartments to villas and townhouses. 

The Dubai Industrial City is divided into many sub-communities. Sarah Medows is the most popular; it features several villas, townhouses and mid-rise one to two-bedroom apartments. Spanish Villas and Subbeam homes trail close behind. That said, all the residential spaces are set amongst stunning landscapes.

DIC provides a variety of industrial property options for businesses and investors. These include custom-built factories, warehouses, and temperature-controlled storage solutions. DIC also provides plots of land for industrial and commercial development and office spaces for rent, designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.

Public Transportation

As Dubai Industrial City is adjacent to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, you have buses plying this route. The various bus stops are located simultaneously on the industrial side of Dubai Industrial City. There are, however, no stops near the residential area of Dubai Industrial City. If you live here, it's best to have a private vehicle for commuting. 

The following bus lines can get you to the Dubai Industrial City:

Bus Line Number Destination
Bus F53 Dubai Industrial City, Electricity Authority Sub Stn 1


Nurseries / Educational Institutions

Dubai Industrial Park has no schools or nurseries within its borders. However, many schools are located in Dubai Investments Park, about a 20-minute drive away. Some of the more popular schools there are: 

  • The Kinderville Early learning centre
  • Chubby Cheeks Nursery
  • Bright Riders School Dubai
  • Greenfield International School


Dubai Industrial City has plenty of supermarkets around the locality to add to the convenience of all those working and residing here. The biggest and most popular of them are:

  • Churchill Mart
  • Al Madina Hypermart 
  • Fathima Supermarket
  • Asak Supermarket

Healthcare Facilities

Dubai Industrial Park has one primary hospital and several Clinics around the locality to meet the healthcare needs of anyone who calls DIC home. The DIC DHA Hospital is the primary healthcare facility in Dubai Industrial City. The clinics in DIC are:

  • Access Clinic DIC
  • Dulsco Medical Clinic
  • Access Clinic
  • Advanced Medical Care Center

Places of Worship

There are many mosques located all across Dubai Industrial City. They are primarily located near all the Labour Villages and Industries, i.e. on the south side of Dubai Industrial City. They are: 

  • DIC Mosque
  • Mosque at Phase 1
  • Mosque at Phase 2

Churchgoers will have to travel about 25 km to Jebel Ali, which has several churches you can visit, such as:

  • Dubai Evangelical Church Centre
  • United Christian Church of Dubai
  • St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Best Hotels in Dubai Industrial City

There are no hotels in Dubai Industrial City; however, you have many options in Dubai Investments Park, about a 20-minute drive from DIC. Some of the hotels you could choose to reside in there are:

  • Premier Inn Dubai 
  • Fortune Park Hotel
  • Delta Hotels 
  • Abar Hotel Apartments


Shopping Centres / Shopping Malls

Dubai Industrial City has its own shopping mall and several shopping centres. Sapphire Mall is spread over 215,000 sq. ft. and is the primary shopping centre for the locality. It is a two-storey mall with several dining options and the Dua Al Madina Hypermarket, the largest supermarket in DIC.

If you are looking for more options, the malls mentioned below are about a 20-minute drive away:

  • The Outlet Village 
  • Ibn Battuta Mall and 
  • Dubai Marina Mall


When it comes to dining, there is no shortage of options in Dubai Industrial City. Whatever you’re looking for is readily available here. Here are some of the most popular restaurants:

  • Sand Marco Restaurants
  • Caribou Coffee
  • New Grills and more Restaurants
  • Pathan Dabbar
  • Chennai Dosakkal
  • Maruf Silver
  • Majlis Al Noor Cafe
  • Maruf Desert Cafeteria

Beaches Nearby

Dubai Industrial City lies on the outskirts of Dubai, so if you want to spend some time on the beach, you are looking at a 30-45 minute drive. The beaches closest to Dubai Industrial city are the following:

  • JBR Beach
  • Al Sufouh Beach

Leisure Activities Nearby

You have several places to relax on your day off, close to Dubai Industrial City or at Dubai Investments Park. The most popular of them are:

  • Dubai Parks and resort is about a 20-minute drive from DIC and is UAE’s largest theme park. 
  • If you want to spend some time at a spa or a salon, you can drive to Dubai Investments Park, which is also a 20-minute drive from DIC.

Distance and Commute Time

Dubai Industrial City has convenient access to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi as it lies adjacent to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Here are the commute distances and times from DIC to other key areas of Dubai. 

  • The Dubai International Airport is about 68 km away, a journey you can cover in about 45 minutes. 
  • The Al Maktoum International Airport is 21 km away. 
  • Jumeirah Beach is 53 km from Dubai Industrial City, which is another 40-minute journey. 
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts is less than 15 km away from DIC.
  • Abu Dhabi is about 100 km or a one-hour drive away from DIC
Dubai Industrial City, Dubai

Ratings and Reviews

Emerson Marlowe
Affordable Housing

Moved here a couple of years ago as my place of work is within the Industrial City. The homes are great, all basics are taken care of, and most importantly, the rents are affordable.

Narinder Alexis Stacks
Convenient for Working Here

If the daily commute to and from work is something you want to avoid, this is the place to live, especially if you work here. Remember that it’s best to have your vehicle for communicating within the Dubai Industrial City.

Sukhwinder Walsh
Nothing Much to Do Here

It is a convenient place to live in for people employed here, but there is nothing much to do here to unwind. Yes, there is a small mall here for basic retail therapy and a few restaurants, but for other activities, you must head towards Downtown Dubai.

Campbell Willie
A Peaceful and Good Place

I moved here 3 years ago and loved the peace this locality offers. The living communities are a fair distance away from the commercial zones, so you are not bothered by the hustle and bustle of what goes on there.

Carlisle Bailey
Perfect for Working Bachelor

If you are a bachelor working in DIC, this is the best place to live. All your basics are available nearby, rents are affordable, and you save time and money from the city. If you have kids, they might not have much to do here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Dubai Industrial City Freehold?

Yes, Dubai Industrial City is Freehold.

What are the top attractions in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

The Dubai Parks and Resort, UAE’s largest theme park, is less than a 20-minute drive away.

How to get to Dubai Industrial City in Dubai by bus and metro? And which is the nearest metro station?

You can get to Dubai Industrial City via bus F53 which takes you to Dubai Industrial City Electricity Authority Sub Stn 1, the closest bus stop.

Which are the best communities in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

Sarah Medows is the most popular community in Dubai Industrial City, closely followed by Spanish Villas.

What are the best hotels and restaurants in Dubai Industrial City?

While there are no hotels in Dubai Industrial City, there are plenty of restaurants. Sand Marco Restaurant, Caribou Coffee, New Grills, and more are the most popular.

Which are the famous malls and supermarkets in Dubai Industrial City?

The Sapphire Mall is the only mall in Dubai Industrial City that also houses the Dua Al Madina Hypermarket, the largest supermarket in the locality.

What are the best schools in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

The closest schools to DIC are in the Dubai Investment Park, about a 20-minute drive away. The Chubby Cheeks Nursery, Bright Riders School Dubai and the Greenfield International School are the best schools here.

Which are the best hospitals and clinics in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

The DIC DHA Hospital is the only hospital in Dubai Industrial city. That being said, it has all the facilities to care for most medical emergencies.

Which are the famous places of worship in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

The DIC Mosque is the most famous mosque inside Dubai Industrial City.

What are the pros and cons of living in Dubai Industrial City, Dubai?

Dubai Industrial City is the perfect place for families that work here. You have safe and secure housing options and everything needed for your essentials. The only downside to living here is the lack of leisurely activities for which you have to head out to the City of Dubai.

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