Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, recently issued orders to rename Al Minhad district and surrounding areas as ‘Hind City’.
The city consists of four zones and spans an area of 83.9km including housing for Emirati citizens and is connected by key roadways like Emirates Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, and Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road.
“Hind” is also a word in Arabic which means “100 camels”. It is said to be a common and ancient name for girls in the Arab region. In fact, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s senior wife’s name has Hind in it – Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.
This won’t be the first time either that a region in Dubai has been renamed. One of the most notable name changes was that of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, which was earlier known as Burj Dubai.