Developed by Emaar Properties, a UAE multinational real estate development company, the Downtown Dubai complex is located in Dubai, at the heart of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most successful flagship projects of Emaar.
Known as the Center of Now, Downtown Dubai is a 500-acre development that covers different components; from commercial buildings to residences, hotels, and shopping malls; and it is very well-known for its sparkling skyscrapers.
It is also a freehold area, allowing foreigners to invest and/or buy properties there, that is close to notable attractions. In addition, it is also suitable for families with renowned schools and universities.
If you’re looking for a luxurious place to live in the UAE, with state-of-the-art surroundings and facilities in the city, then look no further than Downtown Dubai. Suitable for many, Downtown Dubai is a good fit for high-earning and luxury seekers expats with families, or young travelers looking for a vibrant neighborhood to visit during their Summer break, or tourists seeking traditional Arab architecture, futuristic buildings, and upscale nightlife. With millions of visitors every year, this modern metropolis encompasses holiday homes that are fully or partially furnished, including but not limited to RP Heights, Al Ashrafia Holiday Homes, etc.
Always buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm, Downtown Dubai is connected to prominent commercial and residential areas in Dubai. Its strategic location along Sheikh Zayed Road, E11, makes it a pretty active and bustling neighborhood.
The Center of Now covers landmarks, malls, services, entertainment complexes, and more. It is your go-to place to live in, find a hotel at, or even hang out in.
In addition to that, it is very close to the very special Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) neighborhood district, Business Bay, and Dubai Internet City.
To get a better idea of the top attractions, transportation, properties, and services offered in Downtown Dubai, read more information below.
Founded back in 2008, the world's 5th largest 5-star mall is located at the heart of Downtown Dubai, next to Burj Khalifa, featuring about 1,300 retail stores, and covering over 1 million sqm.
Visitors from all over the world visit Downtown Dubai especially to witness the greatness of the Dubai Mall, in addition to other major attractions. The mall covers about 1300 outlets and 200 restaurants and cafes.
Most loved by fashion fanatics and jewelries’ lovers, the mall’s Fashion Avenue brings high-end and top-notch brands that venture into a new era of luxury, this includes Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc. In addition, a very prominent feature in the mall is the VR Park, the largest virtual reality park in the world, which uses virtual reality technology to provide tourists with a unique and thrilling experience.
Also admired by all ages is the Dubai Aquarium, the largest in the world, which encompasses a 10-million Liters tank with over 30,000 aquatic animals swimming overhead.. Offering an engaging and interactive experience for visitors, the aquarium tank is 51 meters long and 20 meters wide, with a 48-meter tunnel.
Located at the heart of the aforementioned Dubai Mall, the aquarium also includes about 140 species from the underwater world.
A central point that symbolizes Downtown Dubai is Dubai Fountain, which is Dubai’s second tallest performing fountain, with different Arab and world melodies. Located on the 30-acre Burj Lake, the Dubai Fountain has unique water nozzles that shoot up water to very tall heights with 25 color projectors and a visual spectrum of 1,000 water expressions.
It covers engaging and buzzing experiences, such as the lake ride that gives front-row seats to one of the best live shows in town and the boardwalk that gives a new and very close perspective of the performing fountain. Right from the Burj Park or the Fountain promenade, all the way down to the 272-meters boardwalk with only 9 meters away from the fountain.
For lovers of music and art.. for like-minded culturally artistic people from around the world, Dubai Opera, the architectural celebration of art, music, design, and more, is the first performing arts theatre in the city of Dubai. This dhow-shaped masterpiece hosts plays, Broadway shows, stand-up comedy performances, musical concerts, and more in its hallowed halls.
Such a cultural exchange enabler was inspired by the maritime culture of Dubai, and it has been redefining the narrative of Dubai’s cultural experience since its establishment back in 2016.
Located in the boulevard, Dubai Opera also offers an incredible dining spot “The Loft” at its rooftop, overlooking the city’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
More than 2 miles long, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard is the right choice for long-walks lovers. If you’re the type of person who is all about recharging with that kind of walk, or loves to go cycling for long distances with some sightseeing, then look no further than this Boulevard. Lined alongside hotels, restaurants, cafés, and apartments, it extends to run around Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Fountain.
Souk Al Bahar: “the Sailor’s Market”
Having something for every taste, the traditional vibe of Souk Al Bahar brings a variety of experiences, from shopping to eateries, with excellent quality.
With the right balance between classic and contemporary style, this lively place offers unique shopping, entertaining and dining experiences, connecting over 100 shopping outlets and more than 20 restaurants and cafes in one place..all looking upon the views of the Burj Lake, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Fountain.
Also home to authentic local brands and traditional gift shops, you can rest assured that Souk Al Bahar is the perfect place to get a diverse range of souvenirs for your loved ones.
Having your best time ever experiencing Downtown Dubai wouldn’t be complete without securing a safe, accessible, and easy means of transportation. In case you don’t have a car and decide not to rent one during your stay in Downtown Dubai, it is not a problem because the area’s public transportation is convenient and always makes it easy to move around.
You can take the Moovit bus, the metro, the ‘never stop’ Dubai Trolley, the train, taxi, and hotel shuttle for your best convenience. Also, the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station is a popular choice for Dubai Metro users, as well as Emirates Towers Metro Station.
Downtown Dubai is home to many luxurious and contemporary renting and buying properties, with a wide variety of apartments and studios but with limited villas that are found mostly in Boulevard Point and The Residences. Properties cover 1 to 5-bedroom apartments, and are suitable for young expats or small families that are looking for a comfy living space.
Downtown Dubai also encompasses premium buildings, prestigious neighborhoods, convenient completion dates, beautiful views, and over 100-storey residential projects. If you’re a potential investor, or if you’re seeking a rent, or home-purchase, you’ll surely find attractive properties. This is in addition to residential units for bigger families, including but not limited to penthouses and limited villas.
In addition, Downtown Dubai commercial properties, whether for rent or for sale, cover workspaces that allow tenants to experience a world-class office space with access to business ecosystems. This includes full floors for rent or sale in Burj Khalifa, Emaar Square, and Boulevard Plaza.
The unmatched Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is a global icon and represents Dubai’s heart and soul. With its 828 meters, Burj Khalifa has drawn millions of tourists since its inception in 2010.
This iconic landmark is a favorite for property investors, buyers, and tenants. With more than 900 residential units, studios, and 1 to 4-bedroom suites, you can live the fantasy.
Offering an overview of the entire Dubai city, Burj Khalifa has 160 stories and is 828 meters long. The 19th to the 108th levels compose the Residences of the tower. Burj Khalifa Residence is a venture inside the iconic Burj Khalifa, with apartments and amenities.
Moreover, it offers Valet parking, a tennis court, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzis, a fitness center, 24 hours’ maintenance, a business center, and communal gardens.
Not only that, Burj Khalifa also offers commercial properties, including offices, furnished office spaces, and corporate offices with panoramic views, for rent or sale.
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Burj Vista Tower
Located on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Burj Vista tower composes of 2 towers; one that is 65-storey and another that is 20-storey - both home to over 640 units. This multi-building complex was developed by Emaar Developments, and encompasses a wide range of 2 to 6-bedroom apartments with breathtaking large terraces that overlook unparalleled views of the rest of the Downtown area. It covers entertaining services, such as a gym, kids areas, multimedia hall, business center, a swimming pool, basketball half-court, and relaxing lounges.
From Burj Vista, it takes 3 minutes driving to reach Dubai Mall, 16 minutes driving to Burj Al Arab as well as around 20 minutes driving to The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).
When culture meets leisure, know that you’re in the Downtown Views complex. With everything in Dubai at your fingertips, the 55-storey tower complex brings a luxurious experience to its visitors with 416 residential units, amenities, and incredible views of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, and the very special Dubai Opera.
It is noteworthy that Downtown Views encompasses 3 towers, with an abundance of leisure activities that cover top-notch shopping and entertainment outlets.
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The residential buildings of Bellevue Tower bring a blend between modern and luxury lifestyles, making it one of the most attractive properties for expats who love luxury and contemporary architecture and are looking for high-quality finishes at the heart of the buzzing city of Dubai.
The tower consists of two residential towers, the east and west buildings, with 300 sleek units across 23 floors and 1,2, and 3-bedroom penthouses and apartments.
Boulevard Walk Tower
This 35-storey residential building composes studios, and 1, and 2-bedroom apartments. A perfect fit for small families or students expats, this tower is located on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, with apartment sizes of 465 to 1,408 sq ft. Amenities include a swimming pool, steam and games rooms, gymnasium, kids area and barbecue area.
It takes about 7 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 22 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, and 20 minutes to Burj Al Arab.
Schools and Nurseries
Babilou Nursery Downtown
Blossom Downtown Nursery
International British Online School
Raffles International School
Mediclinic Dubai Mall
Medeor Downtown Medical Center
The Dubai Mall
Souk Al Bahar
Mazaya Shopping Centre
Address Dubai Mall
Carlton Downtown Hotel
Anantara Downtown Dubai
Millennium Central Downtown
Sofitel Dubai Downtown