With its dazzling architecture, Downtown Dubai represents a perfect marriage of urban design and luxury living. Over the years, this Emaar development has become one of the most sought after addresses in the U.A.E., evolving into a global destination.
Downtown Dubai is a key part of New Dubai and portrays the character of the Emirates. Built around the ever-majestic Burj Khalifa and enclosing a man-made lake, this neighbourhood comprises residential and commercial buildings, shopping outlets, high-end hotels, and some of the city's most revered restaurants, cafes, and lounges. Each building presents a unique design and vision, but collectively create a unified neighbourhood identity.
The Opera District is one of Downtown's most stylish districts, promoting arts and culture and the local talent. At the heart is Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat state-of-the-art venue for all sort of performances, screenings, and exhibitions, which is styled after the traditional dhows of Dubai Creek.
Many of these features are what makes Downtown Dubai one of the most dynamic and lavish places to live and work in Dubai, if not the world.
Facilities and Amenities
The amenities offered in Downtown Dubai are some of the most exclusive of all the areas. While most of the buildings are fitted with all the regular facilities, such as pools, gyms, sauna, and steam rooms many properties boast private hi-tech modern facilities and luxurious features.
Downtown Dubai houses the ultimate shopping and entertainment destination: Dubai Mall. With approximately 1,200 retail stores, an array of restaurants, an aquarium, cinema, and ice-skating rink, Dubai Mall is known for its world-class shopping and entertainment experience and is visited by around 80 million people per year.
Next to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa lies Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping and dining destination. Contrasting to the area's modern architecture, Souk Al Bahar boasts a traditional Arabic design. It has over 100 shops, 22 restaurants, cafes, and lounges with a view of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.
Some of Dubai's best educational institutes are in close proximity, including Dubai Modern High School, GEMS Wellington Primary School, Jumeirah International School, and Horizon School.
Emirates Hospital, Manchester Clinic, NMC Family Clinic, and Mediclinic Dubai Mall are a few of the medical facilities in and around the Downtown Dubai area.
Developments and Hotels in Downtown