Downtown Dubai is a popular mixed-use district of Dubai that encompasses some of the emirate’s finest landmarks including the world’s tallest building and largest mall. The area is famous for high quality residential, office and retail buildings and there are a huge range of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Downtown Dubai, like JLT is a mixed use district meaning it hosts a range of retail, residential and office buildings. The district has been master-planned to cater for its resident’s requirements successfully combining work, rest and play. Downtown Dubai does this however on an extremely grand scale, home to major shopping brands, exclusive restaurants, world renowned landmarks and high quality property. The whole area is finished to an extremely high standard offering a luxurious standard of life. Property prices therefore are higher than average and so are rental returns. However Downtown Dubai does lack the water-front exclusivity element found on Dubai Marina and therefore values are slightly lower.
At the very centre of Downtown Dubai stands the world’s tallest tower, the famous Burj Khalifa. Featuring the world’s only Armani hotel, the tower stretches 828 metres into the Dubai skyline as the largest structure ever built by man. At its foot is a spectacular set of fountains that regularly dance to music as part of a stunning show. Downtown Dubai also plays host to the world’s largest shopping mall, the Dubai Mall. This large shopping and entertainment complex attracts over 750,000 visitors a week exhibiting some of the world’s most famous brands. In addition, Dubai Mall is home one of the world’s largest aquariums, its own ice rink and to a 22 screen megaplex cinema.
Like every aspect of Downtown Dubai, the transport network has been very well planned. The district has good road links meaning it’s quick and easy to navigate as well as link up with other areas of Dubai. Like Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai has its very own dedicated Metro Station.