The 500-acre flagship mega-development of Emaar Properties, Downtown Dubai is a dynamic city hub that has significantly contributed to Dubai’s economy and cemented Dubai’s reputation as a truly global city. Described as ’The Centre of Now,’ Downtown Dubai is located at its centre is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Development is divided into 11 projects. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, Burj Park Island, and The Address Downtown Dubai hotel are at the center of the complex. The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, add to development’s list of must see attractions while Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping and dining out destination, further broadens its appeal to visitors. The Old Town and The Old Town Island are mostly low-rise residential buildings, in addition to three hotels and Souq Al Bahar. Emaar Boulevard, The Residences and South Ridge comprise high-rise residential towers featuring apartments in Dubai. Emaar Square is a low-rise office complex. Downtown Dubai has several world-class hotels including the world’s first Armani Hotel and Emaar’s flagship Address, Vida and Manzil hotels. The spectacular New Year’s Eve Gala, held at the heart of Downtown Dubai, is today among the world’s most-anticipated events. The Opera District, highlighted by the majestic Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat multi-format events venue, luxury hotels and residences, is a brand-new addition.
Downtown is well connected, sandwiched between Dubai’s main artery, Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. It takes about the same time to head into ‘old and new’ Dubai areas. The sea is also only 10-15 minutes away. A metro station and buses connect SZR to Dubai Mall.
A mix of nationalities, as everywhere in Dubai, including executive highflyers and families attracted to the ‘good life’. The choice consists of mostly apartments in Dubai, with some villas on the podium level.
The most expensive address is the Burj Khalifa itself, other options include smaller apartments in Dubai the quaint maze of Old Town, as well as spacious apartments in high-rises, such as The most expensive address is the Burj Khalifa itself, other options include smaller apartments in the quaint maze of Old Town, as well as spacious apartments in high-rises, such as The Lofts, Burj Residences, and Burj Views. Most buildings come with pools and gyms and some even throw sports courts and libraries in for good measure.
Downtown Dubai is a thriving city hub with a unique mix of aesthetically designed residential towers and commercial precincts. Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the vibrant thoroughfare dotted with cafes and retail outlets, also hosts colourful events that bring the community together.
The district’s design allows for a pedestrian lifestyle, a rarity in Dubai. Elegantly landscaped, palm trees – which are lit up at night – line the wider avenues. Thanks to a mix of residential accommodation, offices, hotels and retail facilities, including the gigantic Dubai Mall and the traditional Souk al Bahar, residents feel like they are living in a mini-city, which has everything on their doorstep. Downtown’s skyline keeps things interesting and easy on the eye thanks to high-rises taking turns with mid and low-rise buildings. The Old Town (a sub-community) area’s traditional architecture stands in stark opposition to more modern tall buildings, including the Burj Khalifa towering over them all.
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