Community Guide: City Walk & Central Park

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Designed to be a contemporary take on the typical London High Street (or Main Street, for those outside the UK), City Walk started out as a shopping and dining destination. The next phase of development expanded the concept even further while also adding in a residential component.

City Walk Area Guide

1. Overview 2. Things To Do 3. Schools
4. Restaurants 5. Hospitals 6. Properties

1. City Walk Dubai Overview

Main Street

City Walk Dubai

Back in 2014, if you took a trip to City Walk, you would find an open-air shopping centre with a limited number of stores and restaurants clustered around a beautiful lake, adjoining some more restaurants and a supermarket lined up along the main road. It had an effect quite similar to walking down the main retail street in a small town and an atmosphere quite distinct from the bustling Downtown Dubai or Dubai Marina. This was the place you would go for a relaxed afternoon or evening out, browsing through stores, soaking in the sun and lounging in one of the cafes over a light meal.


A Slice of London in Dubai

Luxury Property City Walk Dubai

The second phase of City Walk officially opened in 2016, adding in several more retail and dining outlets, as well as the City Walk Residences. While the expansion does include a more traditional covered mall, the ceiling is made of glass to allow in natural light and create the feeling of being outdoors. The original City Walk banked on familiarity with the presence of well-known brands and popular restaurants chain. City Walk 2 is much more experimental with several homegrown concepts among its retail offerings, and especially among the restaurants.

Key Attractions


Aside from the retail aspect, City Walk offers a unique array of experiences to enjoy. These include:


The Green Planet - The first bio-dome in the Middle East, this unique egg-shaped structure houses an indoor rainforest and is also home to over 3,000 varieties of plants and animals.


Hub Zero - An indoor theme park and video game arcade, this is the perfect mix of nostalgia and contemporary entertainment.


The Roxy Cinemas - A boutique moviegoing experience where you can enjoy the latest blockbusters in a relaxed setting, with the option of having meals delivered to your seat.


Rove City Walk - The hotel is still under construction, but Rove has already established a name for itself as a hospitality option tailor made for contemporary urban living. We can expect that Rove City Walk will match if not exceed the popularity of the other Rove hotels in the city.


The Residences


Located on the periphery of City Walk 2, the City Walk Residences are made up of low-rise apartment blocks. Each block contains a selection of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments with sleek contemporary designs and open light-filled living areas.


Located between the famous Jumeirah district and Downtown Dubai community, City Walk benefits from easy access to some of Dubai’s most exciting lifestyle destinations. However, it is a major destination in itself, with everything you need only a few steps away from you.

2. Things To Do in City Walk, Dubai

City Walk is one of the newest residential buildings in the city. It offers luxurious and family-friendly living in a modern setting. These buildings have a variety of high-standard amenities, including a pool, gym, parks, and playground. The beautiful community is perfect for those who want to be close to the action but also enjoy some peace and quiet. City Walk is sure to become a favorite among families and young professionals because of its contemporary design. Here are the top things to do in City Walk.

Visit The Green Planet

The Green Planet is a beautiful indoor tropical rainforest located in City Walk on Al Wasl Road in Dubai. The Green Planet is one of its main attractions, and it's definitely worth a visit! There are over 3,000 plants and trees from all over the world, as well as countless butterflies, birds, and other animals. It's the perfect place to escape the heat and enjoy some nature. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby for those who need a break from the jungle.

Watch Movie at Roxy Cinemas

Roxy Cinema at City Walk, offers a fresh cinematic luxury experience for blockbuster movies. The theater is designed with an extra-wide screen, comfortable seating, and the latest sound and projection technology. Visitors can also enjoy a range of delicious food and drinks from the in-cinema menu while watching their favorite movie.

NoWayOut Escape Rooms City Walk

NoWayOut Escape Rooms recreates that thrill by locking you and your friends in a room and requiring you to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape. With locations in JLT area and City Walk, you're never far from the excitement. So put on your thinking cap and prepare to solve some serious problems.

Visit Hub Zero

Hub Zero, located in the heart of City Walk, is one of the main attractions of the modern community. This state of art indoor theme park consists of gaming zones, arcade games, climbing walls, and more. For those looking for a thrill or just looking for something to do with the family, Hub Zero is sure to please. With the variety of activities and close proximity to other popular entertainment options in Dubai, Hub Zero is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

3. Schools Near City Walk Dubai

City Walk is one of the best places to live in Dubai. It has a mix of residential and commercial areas, plus plenty of open spaces and parks. For those living in this prestigious community and looking for some education centers close by, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best schools near City Walk.

Citizens School City Walk

Cizens School in City Walk is a newly (September 2022) opened educational center that provides the British curriculum for its students. The school is officially partnered with Blenheim Schools (Chatsworth Schools Group), one of the finest school groups in the United Kingdom and the first school in the UAE to accept cryptocurrency for fee payments.

Horizon English School Dubai

Horizon English School has been rated "outstanding" by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority since 2018/19 and is marked as one of the best English-language schools in the UAE. Horizon English School is located near Al Safa Park, which is a 6-minute drive from City Walk Dubai.

Jumeirah English Speaking School

Jumeirah English Speaking School, also known as JESS, is a world-class British educational center located in Al Safa, Jumeirah, and just 9 minute drive from City Walk. Along with a high standard of education, JESS School also provides state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sports and extracurricular activities.

4. City Walk Dubai Restaurants

City Walk also featured some of the best restaurants in Dubai, ensuring a high-end dining experience. Discover our top restaurants in City Walk Dubai for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Farzi Cafe City Walk

Farzi is a mix of both local traditional and modern Indian cuisine that is committed to providing contemporary presentations as gourmet experiences. The restaurant is located at building 5 on City Walk and features a huge selection of dishes, including different types of chaat (savory snacks or Indian street food).

Butcha Steakhouse

Butcha is one of the best steakhouses in Dubai, with its own distinct taste. Butcha specializes in Turkish steakhouses, and the master chefs are well-known for their wood-fired grills. Butcha Steakhouse is also known as the "finest butcher shop" for meat lovers.

Urth Caffe

Urth Caffe is one of the first coffee roasting companies in the United States to use 100% fresh and natural ingredients. The restaurant is committed to providing high-quality healthy foods without using any chemicals, and its menu includes only vegan items. After great success in the international market, Urth Caffee also operates in City Walk Dubai, and their perfectly cooked sandwiches & oatmeal are some of the best in Dubai.

5. Hospitals in City Walk

City Walk is a well-known, centrally located district in Dubai with easy access to the city's most famous landmarks. Living in City Walk means residents will have everything from top-notch dining and shopping destinations to world-class, high-standard boutique medical services. For those looking for a city's premium hospital, discover the below:

Valiant Clinic & Hospital

Valiant Clinic & Hospital is one of the premium hospitals in Dubai, founded by Belhoul Lifecare, providing highly personalized healthcare facilities to its patients. The doctors at Valian Clinic have more than 15 years of western-trained experience to make sure they provide the top services and facilities, including:

Anesthesiology Aviation Medicine Back & Spine Centre Bariatric & Obesity Clinic
Bone & Joint Centre Cardiology Centre Cardiac Imaging Cardiac Surgery
Dentistry Dermatology Diabetes Clinic Endocrinology
ENT Clinic Family Medicine Department Gastroenterology Clinic General Surgery
Gynecology Home Care Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit
Laboratory Nephrology Neurology Neurosurgery
Nutrition & Dietetics Ophthalmology Optometry Pain Medicine
Pediatrics Pediatric Surgery Physiotherapy Plastic Surgery
Psychology Pharmacy Pulmonology Radiology
Sports Medicine Thyroid Clinic Urgent Care Urology Clinic

6. Properties in City Walk

Due to its new urban lifestyle and convenient location, City Walk has some of the most exclusive properties in Dubai, which is a short drive to the beautiful waterfront Jumeirah district. The community features classic commercial and residential units designed by the world’s best architects.

To Buy

There are numerous options to buy, each with its own special features and amenities provided in the building.

Latest Apartments for Sale in City Walk

City Walk Dubai is one of the newest and upcoming areas, designed by Meraas. If you’re looking for somewhere fresh and contemporary to live .

Latest Penthouses for Sale in City Walk

City Walk Dubai is a modern, chic, and exciting community and is ideally located across Sheikh Zayed Road. Have a look at luxury penthouses for sale in City Walk.

To Rent

One of the modern residential communities, It also offers some amazing properties to rent in City Walk with high-end leisure amenities and facilities nearby.

Latest Apartments for Rent in City Walk

City Walk, the district of Dubai is an upscale destination that is a magnet for tourists. City Walk Dubai is conveniently located close to Downtown Dubai and the iconic tower Burj Khalifa. Most of the City Walk apartments for rent feature large bay windows and spacious hallways that provide spectacular views to their residents.

City Walk Dubai Property Tours

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