Downtown Dubai Community Guides
Downtown Dubai, branded as the “Center of Now”, is Dubai’s hottest area as it is the most visited destination. Downtown Dubai is the home of the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world, and the Dubai Mall which is the world’s biggest mall. Live the unique urban life in Downtown Dubai like no other place in the world could offer. This area is located in the heart of Dubai making it very accessible, as it is connected to major roads like Sheikh Zayed Road and Financial Center Road, allowing you to reach your destination of choice in a short amount of time.
Burj Khalifa – Known as the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is truly an icon in Downtown Dubai. This mighty skyscraper holds other world records including, “tallest free-standing structure in the world”, and “highest number of stories in the world.” Wherever you are in Downtown Dubai, you will always have an astonishing view of Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Mall – The largest mall in the world with an area of 5.9 million square feet. It has over 1300 retail stores and over 200 food and beverage outlets. This record-holder mall welcomes at least 80 million visitors annually. Among the best areas you can enjoy here are the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, KidZania, Reel Cinemas megaplex, and the Olympic-sized ice rink.
Dubai Fountain – Considered as the world’s largest choreographed fountain, this precious gem is also considered as one of Downtown Dubai’s major attraction. Enjoy its magnificent light show during the night with your friends or your family, as this majestic structure is illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 colored projectors. It’s easy to reach Dubai Fountain as it is connected to the Dubai Mall.
Dubai Opera – Another iconic destination in Downtown Dubai, which boasts of the building’s feature to transform into three modes (Theatre, Concert, and Flat floor). This place also holds events such as concerts, fashion shows, conferences, galleries, theatre plays, art exhibitions, and more. From Dubai Mall you can easily access Dubai Opera. It is located in Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, which is easy to access by car or taxi.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard – Named after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the boulevard is home to Downtown Dubai’s finest restaurants, cafes, and even outdoor exhibitions by Art Emaar. If you are looking for a place to relax with your family or if you like to enjoy alone, this sophisticated boulevard is your ideal destination.
You can reach downtown Dubai in any kind of transportation available in Dubai. Some of the stations within Downtown include Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station, Dubai Mall Bus station, and other bus stops within the area. By car it will take you less than 20 minutes to reach Dubai International Airport and DIFC. Dubai Marina on the other hand could be reached in 25 minutes, and Jebel Ali in 40 minutes.
Be prepared for
A diverse busy street comprising of tourists and young professionals who reside in Downtown. As this area is well known as an ideal tourist destination, there could be some instances where you can meet celebrities who happen to spend vacation here. The area becomes even more populated during the night as most of Downtown Dubai’s attractions are best observed at that time. Experience a one of a kind urban lifestyle here!