Community Spotlight

Community Guide: Downtown Dubai

22 February 2023 Written by Staff Writer

Downtown Dubai occupies 500 acres and a good portion of the city's most prime luxury real estate. It comprises multiple projects and prestigious buildings, housing tens of thousands of residents. Big-name hotels and luxury boutiques are interspersed with green spaces complete with fountains and lakes, whilst wide pedestrian boulevards weave through it all, adorned with art installations. 

Downtown Dubai Overview

​The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood at Downtown

Some of the world’s most iconic buildings can be found here - Dubai Mall and the Dubai Opera house nestle either side of the park and fountains facing Burj Khalifa which is the crowning glory of Emaar and the tallest residential tower globally.

Of course, in addition to properties that are ready, there are a great range of upcoming and off-plan projects. Payment plans including DLD waivers make these great mid to long-term investment options for both the new and seasoned investor with attractive returns on your investment.



Dubai Mall is the world’s second largest mall and whilst it may not take the crown on size, it certainly breaks other records. It attracts more visitors per year than New York City and has the world’s largest OLED screen at 709 square metres, situated by the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. It also has the biggest choreographed fountain display, with 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors shooting water 500 feet in the air in a series of meticulously planned shows. During the shows, there is a near constant 83,000 litres of water being moved around!



Whilst Downtown offers everything you could possibly want and need, inevitably there will be times when you need to venture elsewhere in the city. This is made very easy with quick connections to Al Kahil and Sheikh Zayed Road southbound. Metro links are available northbound to the old town, or south towards Dubai Marina and JBR is a cost-effective way to move around Dubai. 

Things To Do in Downtown Dubai

There are many things available in Downtown Dubai for those who love exploring new indoor activities or an outdoor adventure. For outdoor leisure time, the area has plenty of parks, and green spaces, especially the Dubai Opera House, a multi-format performing arts center. Also, the area has Dubai's most popular tourist attractions, including the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.

Fine Dining Restaurants in Downtown Dubai

The community has plenty of high-end restaurants to choose from, each offering its own unique cuisine and atmosphere. Discover the list, and you won't be disappointed.

Best Hospitals in Downtown Dubai

The hospitals here offer a wide range of services to tourists and locals. Some of the best hospitals in Downtown Dubai include Mediclinic Dubai Mall and Valiant Clinic & Hospital. Have a look at the Best Clinics and Hospitals in Downtown Dubai.

Downtown Dubai Real Estate Market Report

Downtown Dubai's real estate market is one of the most popular and profitable markets in the city. The community is home to some of the most expensive and luxurious properties, hotels, shopping centers, and dining restaurants. 

Service Charge Index 2022

Have a look at the service charge index for Downtown this year.


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The Distinction



Bahwan Tower Downtown    



Upper Crest



RP Heights    



Damac Maison Prive    



118 Downtown    


Properties in Downtown

For Buy

Owning a property in Downtown Dubai means taking part in a multinational atmosphere and enjoying the most luxurious and modern lifestyle that the city has to offer. As a resident of this beautiful area will allow you to enjoy the five-star amenities, including beautiful views surrounding and living in the center of the city.

Latest Downtown Dubai Apartments for Sale

As the most popular area of this city, there are always new developments popping up in Downtown Dubai. If someone is looking for apartments, here are some of the latest options on the market.

Latest Downtown Dubai Villas for Sale

The Downtown Dubai Villas are a collection of luxury residences that offer the ultimate in Dubai living. Some of the villas have exquisitely high-end furnishing and feature their own private pool, garden, and maids' quarters. 

For Rent

The community offers a wide range of properties available for rent, from apartments to luxurious penthouses with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. 

Types of Downtown Dubai Apartments for Rent

Each unit has its own unique features, different sizes, layout, views, bedrooms, and amenities. Below are the most popular types of flats available in Downtown Dubai:


Downtown Dubai Property Tours

For those looking to buy/rent a property in this area, a guided video tour is the best way to see what special the particular unit has. Our experienced team will take you around the most popular neighbourhoods and will explain to you the best properties in Downtown Dubai. Have a look below: