Located in eastern Dubai, Za'abeel comprises two sub-communities:
Za'abeel 1, is adjacent to Al Nasr and is bounded to the south by routes E 66 (Oud Metha Road) and D 73 (2nd Zabeel Road). This sub-community is residential and contains Za'abeel Stadium, and Za'abeel Park, a popular spot for sports and live music.
Za'abeel 2, is bounded to the east by Za'abeel 1 and to the west by Business Bay. Za'abeel 2 contains the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse and the Ruler's Palace; Zabeel Palace.
Both Za'abeel 1 and Za'abeel 2 are relatively newer, more affluent communities with villas and town homes.