Arabianranta ("coast of arabia") is a fast growing residential part of
Helsinki, Finland. It is bound by Vanhankaupunginlahtibay from east, and connects to neighboring boroughs of Vanhakaupunkiin north, Hermanniin south and Toukolaand Kumpulain west. Officially it is part of the greater Toukolaregion.
Arabianranta (earlier known simply as Arabia) derives its name from the famous Arabia ceramics and
glasswarefactory, which is located on Hämeentiestreet.. The housing area is located on the bayside of Hämeentie.
On the other side of the bay lies a popular natural reserve,
Arabia is age old industrial area. The ceramics factory is famous for its design products. It was once the biggest ceramics factory in all of
Europe. Nowadays the factory is not operational anymore, but it houses facilities for the Helsinki University of Art and Design. The university is another very dominant factor in the district.
Before the construction of the new housing area begun in
2000, Arabianranta was mostly known for the number of homelesspeople living in the bayside area.
2002, the first shopping center, Kauppakeskus Arabia, was opened in southern part of the region. It has two major grocery stores, an Alkoshop and various speciality retailers.
Frequent buses and tram numbers 6 and 8 take about 10 minutes to Arabianranta from downtown Helsinki.
* [http://www.helsinkivirtualvillage.fi/ Helsinki Virtual Village]
* [http://www.helsinginkartta.fi/arabianranta.html Map of Arabianranta]
* [http://www.hel.fi/wps/portal/Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto/Artikkeli?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/fi/Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto/Ajankohtaiset+suunnitelmat/Projektialueet/Arabianranta Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto: Arabianranta]
* [http://www.aralis.fi/ Aralis library]
* [http://www.arabpk.edu.hel.fi/ Arabia elementary school]
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