Buyers' Guide

Best Off-Plan Investments in Downtown Dubai

22 July 2018 Written by Staff Writer

Investment yield over last 12 months – 5.4%

Billed as ‘The Centre of Now’, Downtown Dubai is a thriving urban hub featuring a fine collection of stunning skyscrapers, world-famous landmarks, gourmet restaurants, upscale retail options and luxury living experiences. Downtown Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, a thoroughfare that encircles the perimeter of the district, is famous for its spectacular array of upscale restaurants and its chic design that juxtaposes contemporary and traditional Middle Eastern design aesthetics.



Dubai’s most iconic landmark, the 163-storey high Burj Khalifa, sits at the heart of the Downtown district. It is the tallest free-standing structure in the world and is the very epitome of luxury living, providing residents with an unrivaled experience. One of the most prestigious and highly sought-after addresses in Dubai, offers an excellent selection of apartments and penthouses. The savvy investor can also find an entire floor or two for sale, providing a portfolio of residences that will generate excellent returns over time.


Surrounding the majestic tower is an array of residential skyscrapers, also developed by Emaar, each providing a unique aesthetic ranging from from an Art Deco style inspired by 1920’s Manhattan to a design that mimics the Burj Khalifa itself. Also flanking it are two of the city’s most famous attractions - world’s largest shopping center The Dubai Mall and the city’s newest cultural destination The Dubai Opera. 

Best Off-Plan Investments in Downtown DubaiBest Off-Plan Investments in Downtown Dubai

Rising out of the center of Dubai, Downtown enjoys a very prime location in the city and as such, prices in the area are a bit on the higher side at over AED 2,300 per square foot. That being said, demand is high as well and the district enjoys a comfortable 5.5% yield on average. As far as major developments are concerned, Downtown can be considered to be ‘complete’. No more major projects will be announced in that area in the near future, but there are plenty of options for investment in ongoing developments.