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Al Rashidiya is a locality in Dubai
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, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
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 (UAE). Al Rashidiya is located south of Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport
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 in Deira
Deira, Dubai
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, the eastern region of Dubai. The locality is bounded to the north by route D 89 (Al Khawaneej Road), the west by route D 62 (Nad Al Hammar Road) and the east by route E 311 (Emirates Road). A local street, "201 Road", separates Al Rashidiya from the locality of Nad Al Shamma.

Al Rashidiya borders Dubai International Airport to the north, Umm Ramool
Umm Ramool
Umm Ramool is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Umm Ramool is located in Deira in eastern Dubai and is bordered to the north by Dubai International Airport, to the east by Nad Shamma, to the west by Al Garhoud and to the south by Ras Al Khor...

 to the west, Nad Al Shamma to the south and Mirdif
Mirdif is a residential area located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....

 to the east. Local roads in Al Rashidiya follow a grid plan
Grid plan
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, with even-numbered roads running northeast-southwest, and odd-numbered roads running northwest-southeast. Al Rashidiya shares the local road addressing system with the locality of Nad Al Shamma.

Important landmarks in Al Rashidiya include Al Rashidiya Park, Rashidiya Grand Mosque and Bin Sougat Shopping Mall. Al Rashidiya is a relatively wealthy neighbourhood of expatriate
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s and Emiratis. The locality is dotted with independent villa
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s and town homes. Dubai's Airport Tunnel, part of which connects Al Rashidiya to Al Qusais
Al Qusais
Al Qusais or Al Gusais is a large community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It is located in the Deira area of east Dubai. Al Qusais borders the localities of Hor Al Anz and Al Twar and is further subdivided into residential and industrial localities.Al Qusais residential areas are subdivided...

, is the longest tunnel in the Middle East
Middle East
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. The tunnel is 1.6 km long and cost Dh.
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 686 million (US$
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190 million)..