Al Satwa represents a well renowned and interesting community in the city of Dubai, with a very uncertain future. Depending on the development of newly announced Jumeirah Garden City, this unique area can end while sacrificed to give birth to a new community. Al Satwa is situated just southwest of Bur Dubai, near the Sheikh Zayed Road. Among important amenities there are the Satwa Grand Mosque, Iranian Hospital and the Al Satwa bus station. As there are a huge number of south Asians residing here, most notably the Filipino nationals, this area is often being referred to as mini Manila by its Filipino residents. Al Satwa is very well known by numerous small retail outlets that sell a wide range of products at very affordable price. It is home to fabric and sewing business and as a result the shops that sell textile, ribbons, buttons, feathers and very often offer a tailor service are very common in Satwa. If you are looking to buy a plant, fix your mobile phone, print photos or frame your paintings, buy a pet or purchase additional custom made shelves for your cupboards, Al Satwa is certainly the best place to visit. Furniture upholstery and car repair shops are also frequent in this area. It is also worth mentioning that this area was depicted in the famous photo-novella, “Satwa stories”, written by Mahmoud Kaabour and Denise Holloway.