This extensive center of Dubai is one of the most modern and spectacular neighborhood in the city. Built for an alleged $20 billion, with the Burj Khalifa skyscraper at the epicenter, Downtown is a place you can't miss, let alone overlook.
With many attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants Downtown Dubai in undoubtedly number one on everyone's bucket list. UAE Inside Out created a guide that will help you find your way.
The world's tallest building with a height of 828 m is, without a surprise, the most well known attraction in the city. You can admire its impressive size from probably any place in Dubai, but the best spot is just outside Dubai Mall, where the infamous fountain show takes place every night. But if seeing Burj Khalifa from the ground is not enough, you can get even closer by taking an elevator to the observation decks at levels 124, 125 and 148.
It’s worth booking a ticket for the sunset hours to admire the city during a day and highlighted spectacularly at night.
Book your tickets here www.burjkhalifa.ae
Burj Khalifa is surrounded by Burj Park, which offers visitors a perfect view of the building, as well as the Dubai Fountains show. Besides that, it is green, it’s nature and it’s charming in its modern way. The park, especially the area closest to the fountains, gets extremely crowded over weekends, so plan ahead and try to visit it during a week. Burj Park holds a few events and festivals throughout the year and it’s just a walk away from another gem of the area - Dubai Opera.
Another attraction not to be missed. And we mean it. This extravagant show has been ranked number one in the world for being the largest choreographed fountains. You can enjoy the show everyday from 6 pm.
The fountains are located just outside Dubai Mall, next to the bridge that leads to Souk Al Bahar - another mall, inspired by traditional Arabic market.
Designed by Danish architect, Janus Rostock, the iconic show-shaped building is one of the newer additions to the neighborhood. Enhanced in 2016 it quickly became the cultural and artistic soul of Downtown Dubai. The 2,000-seat venue hosts a range of concerts, theatre shows, comedy acts and family entertainment throughout the year. Opera also organizes tours where visitors can explore the architecture, as well as the backstage and hidden life of the Dubai Opera.
Book your tours and tickets here: www.dubaiopera.com
The Dubai Mall complex, with over 1,200 stores and 120 restaurants, is the largest mall in the world in terms of space, which means you can walk there for a whole day and still not see everything.
The mall lies just next to the Burj Park and Dubai Fountains. It also has an entrance to the Burj Khalifa observations decks.
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID BOULEVARD
It is also worth taking a walk along Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, sit in one of the many restaurants or trendy cafés and enjoy all the main attractions Dubai Downtown has in offer.
Along the sidewalk of the Boulevard there is The Dubai Stars - a grand walkable tribute to eminent personalities who have positively contributed to the world in various fields.