Port Rashid - Dubai

Port Rashid is geographically located at latitude 25° 15' 57" North of the Equator and longitude 55° 17' 4" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Untied Arab Emirates. Dubai had for centuries been known as ‘the city of merchants’. In the fifties and sixties it became an increasingly busy trading post for the entire Gulf region. Although the late ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Rashid, had given orders for the creek to be dredged in the mid-sixties, he soon realized that to be a really successful commercial center, a deepwater harbor was needed. Port Rashid construction on Dubai’s deepwater port started in 1969 and the port was expanded first between 1976 and 1978. It can handle ships up to 13 metres draught and is the largest port in the Gulf. Mina Rashid or Port Rashid was completed in 1972 with a Royal Mail ship, the Sirdhana, being the first commercial vessel to call. The port’s location near to the city center, its all-new infrastructure and Dubai’s thriving business community made it an instant success. By 1978 the number of berths was increased to 35 - including five berths large and deep enough to handle the largest container vessels. It is by Al-mina Road, near Al Falah Road, near Ghabiba Road, near Al Faheidi Road, near Khalid Bin Al-walid Street. The following locations related to it are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road.

Al Rashid Hotel is about 0.5km, Hyde Park Hotel is about 0.7km, Best Western New Penninsula Hotel is about 0.7km, Ambassador Hotel is about 0.7km, Palm Beach Hotel is about 0.8km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Port Rashid.

Al Shindagha Market is about 0.3km, Dubail Old Souq is about 1.1km, Baniyas Souq is about 1.3km, Deira Souq is about 1.4km, The Gold Centre is about 1.6km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Port Rashid.

Shaikh Saeed Al-Maktourm House is about 0.6km, Dubai Diving Village is about 0.8km, Heritage House is about 1.2km, Dubai Museum is about 1.4km, Al Fahidi Fort is about 1.4km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Port Rashid.

Indian High School IHS is about 4.3km, Lycee Georges Pompidou Primaire French School is about 5km, Dubai Aviation College is about 6.9km, Emirates Flight Training Centre is about 7km, The Westminster School is about 9.7km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Port Rashid.

Naif Park is about 2.6km, Corniche Deira is about 4.4km, Russian Beach is about 4.7km, Dubai Creek Park is about 5.7km, Al Mamzar Beach is about 8.3km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Port Rashid.