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Satwa, Dubai

Al Satwa
السطوة
United Arab Emirates community

Al Satwa Roundabout
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Area
 • Total Template:Str number/trim km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Population Template:Remove first word
 • Total 30,147[1]
Community number 334
Coordinates

25°13′09″N 55°16′21″E / 25.21907°N 55.27256°E / 25.21907; 55.27256Coordinates: 25°13′09″N 55°16′21″E / 25.21907°N 55.27256°E / 25.21907; 55.27256


Al Satwa (Arabic: السطوة‎) is a community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates comprising high-density retail outlets and private residential dwellings. It is located southwest of Bur Dubai and adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road. Originally, its residents were mainly of the Bloushi tribe. Notable features include the Iranian Hospital and the Al Satwa bus terminal. Al Satwa is known for its large South Asian community. E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) forms the southern boundary of Al Satwa.

Satwa is the subject of the critically acclaimed spoken word piece/ photo-novella, Satwa stories, by Mahmoud Kaabour and Denise Holloway of Veritas Films. The project highlights the hidden gems and iconic characters of the Satwa neighborhood through poetry, photography, and music.[2]

Jumeirah Garden City Proposal

With the announcement of Jumeirah Garden City, the survival of this community is bleak. If the project goes through, the community will be razed to make way for part of the new development. Some soil testing has already been done for a few of the proposed buildings, most notably EP 09 Towers and 1 Park Avenue.

External links

  • Youtube video of Satwa Stories performance June 2008
  • Description of Satwa Stories by Veritas Films

References


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