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Downtown Dubai is the city's bustling central district, famed for its impressive array of stunning skyscrapers, luxurious residences, and buzzing commercial hubs. Billed as “The Centre of Now,” it has provided an immense contribution to Dubai's inspiring character as a truly global city.
Extending across 500 acres of land, it is Emaar’s flagship mega-development in the heart of Dubai. Situated along Sheikh Zayed Road, it is bounded by Business Bay to the south and Financial Centre Road to the northeast. Over the years, Downtown Dubai transformed into a dynamic city hub famed for being the center of luxury living and lifestyle that goes beyond the ordinary.
Home to some of Dubai's most exclusive addresses, Downtown Dubai offers a complete community experience. Its residential properties are perfectly suited for young professionals and families as they vary from stylish apartments and penthouses to a collection of some of city's beautiful villas offered in different designs and configurations. Residents of Downtown Dubai benefit from an abundance of lifestyle experiences, all housed in a single destination, starting from a host of food and social options to a selection of five-star hotel choices mere minutes away.
Downtown Dubai also serves as a popular tourist destination due to its fine collection of breathtaking landmarks. At its centerpiece is the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure ever built and the tallest building in the world. Rising majestically at 828 meters, this magnificent skyscraper has broken all barriers and is truly a feat of engineering like no other. The Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat multi-format, performing arts center located within The Opera District, is also a sought-after destination celebrated for its iconic dhow-shaped design and remarkable series of spectacular events.
The colossal Dubai Mall is another famed attraction in Downtown Dubai and is known as one of the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination. Spanning over 13 million sq. ft., it houses over 150 luxury shopping and dining experiences and the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, a first-of-its-kind attraction in the Middle East featuring a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel that showcases a great variety of aquatic animals.
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Downtown Dubai Area Guide
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Downtown Dubai is a highly coveted destination, particularly for young professionals, families, and even celebrities due to its central location, thriving community, and lively lifestyle. Residents and tourists are spoilt with a wide array of fascinating attractions and ample nightlife options. From a plethora of fine dining restaurants up to a boulevard of high-end retail outlets, Downtown Dubai offers an all-encompassing city lifestyle like no other.
The Dubai Mall
Built adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall is UAE’s largest and most-visited shopping destination. It features an unparalleled mix of retail, dining, and leisure outlets, and also houses the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which exhibits over 300 species of marine animals.
Souk Al Bahar
Souk Al Bahar
Shop and dine at the stunning Souk Al Bahar. This “sailors market” perfectly combines the magic and allure of old Arabia to create a wonderful place to shop, be entertained and eat. Set beneath the Burj Khalifa and adjacent to the Dubai Fountains Souk Al Bahar has over 100 shops and over 20 restaurans, cafes and lounges.
The Dubai Fountains
The Dubai Fountains
Described as one of Dubai’s most enthralling attractions, the Dubai Fountains features a choreographed fountain system that presents a magical water performance accompanied by eye-catching lights and music that varies between classic and contemporary.
Designed to be the centerpiece of Downtown Dubai is Burj Khalifa, a striking 163-storey skyscraper renowned as the tallest building in the world. Over the years, it has served as one of Dubai’s most notable tourist sights, captivating people from across the globe with its inimitable architectural brilliance and tasteful design.
The Opera District
Situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, The Opera District is an esteemed cultural destination featuring luxury residences, a waterfront promenade of recreational venues, and the Dubai Opera House. Designed as a vibrant events venue, The Opera District is set to promote culture, arts, and events scene that showcases local and international talents.