Visited Dubai with friends in April 2017. At the time, this place was buzzing with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and boutique stalls set along Al Wasl Road. It was really nice and a little different for Dubai as not in a mega mall or complex but more like a little street.
We visited again this April (2018) and unfortunately it has not faired very well at all. I think there are less than half of the shops still open with many vacant which is a real shame. Hopefully next time I visit there has been an improvement otherwise I can’t see it being any better.