Al Bateen is notably quieter. This neighborhood isn’t plagued with traffic jams, nightclubs are few and far between and the closest mall is more an overgrown supermarket. What makes the neighborhood attractive is its local flavor. Though Emiratis make up a minority of the city’s demographic, most choose to live in Al Bateen. Sprawling villas, charming townhouses and private gardens dot the avenues, and offer visitors a glimpse into a more traditional way of life.