By Neil King
Is Oud Metha the right place for your business? We look at the potential of the popular area.
Where is it?: Go north towards the creek and you’ll find it off Sheikh Zayed Road.
What’s it like?: Largely residential, but with a good many landmarks such as Wafi City mall, Lamcy Plaza and Raffles hotel. There’s also Healthcare City, and Creek Side Park, leading on to the Creek itself.
Where’s the best bit?: Wafi Mall recreates ancient Egypt, and features some high-end shopping outlets and great restaurants.
What sort of businesses are there?: There’s lots of high-end retail at Wafi, and more affordable shopping at Lamcy Plaza. There’s also the Sultan Business Centre which is home to various types of office-based businesses.
How do I get a spot?: Various different way. For example, for the Sultan Business Centre, go through Sultan Group, and for Wafi, go through the property department of the mall itself.
What’s the downside?: Hard to get a spot at Wafi, so you may need to look elsewhere.
What’s the upside?: Lots of potential customers as it’s a busy residential area.
What else should I know?: There are lots of schools, sports clubs and cultural clubs in the area.
Top tip: There’s plenty of office space listed on property and classified ad sites.