Al Quoz is a mixed-use neighbourhood located in western Dubai. It is bounded by the Al Wasl community to the north and by Al Safa, Umm Al Sheif and Al Manara to the west, creating a long rectangle between Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road.
Al Quoz is divided into commercial and residential sectors. Its residential district is mostly centred in the northeast region while the commercial district is concentrated towards the southwest of the community. The residential Al Quoz 1, Al Quoz 2 and Al Quoz 4 are primarily home to Emirati families.
Al Quoz Industrial Area is divided into four sub-communities that are developed by the Dubai Municipality as an industrial and mass accommodation, servicing the projects like Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Free Zone and many Dubai hotels by hosting facilities.
Similar to other parts of Dubai, those living in Al Quoz can rely on public transportation to get around Dubai. Most importantly, there are two metro stations in Al Quoz. These are the Noor Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank metro stations, accessible at a 9 to 12-minute drive away. Aside from various metro stations, there are several bus stops located on Al Wasl Road. These include Wasl, Road 7 1 bus stop, Wasl, Road 7 2 bus stop, Wasl, Road 6 1 bus stop and Wasl, Road 6 2 bus stop. These are accessible at a 12 to 13-minute drive by car.
There are several reputable schools in Al Quoz to choose from. The most centrally located school is Clarion School. This school follows the US common core curriculum that is based on progressive learning. Students learn by actively participating in activities that include playing, personal experiences and social interactions.
Although the community is a relatively quiet district within Dubai, one doesn’t have to drive for several hours to find a decent place to shop and dine.
The largest mall in Al Quoz is situated in the subcommunity of Al Quoz 1. This mall is called the Oasis Centre. It is a complete shopping, dining and entertainment venue. Apart from having several retail stores and restaurants, it also has a theme park which is called Fun City.
The area is in proximity to other larger malls such as Mall of the Emirates which is situated in the nearby community of Al Barsha. The mall is home to hundreds of shopping outlets, luxury stores and dining establishments. There is Ski Dubai – an indoor ski slope, Magic Planet – an arcade and amusement park and VOX Cinemas, which features a laser IMAX cinema.
Residents will have to drive a short distance to visit beaches near Al Quoz. The nearest option for them is Kite Beach which is only 12-minutes away via car. Kite Beach not only allows you to enjoy the sun and sand but there are several eateries on the premises as well. For instance, some restaurants found on Kite Beach are 25/55 Burgers, La Vedette Café, Taste of Brazil and Vicki da Dhaba. The beach also has play areas that have swings, slides, monkey bars and a jungle-gym.