Landmark places such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Mall are strategically situated in this large-scale, mixed-used complex, which is situated along Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Wasi, Business Bay and the Financial Centre Road border the complex, formerly known as Downtown Burj Dubai.
Dubbed 'the Centre of Now', the city hub consists of high-rise as well as low-rise residential dwellings, in addition to various swanky hotels and office complexes. An ideal choice for singles, couples, small families as well as business professionals, each residential building is facilitated with swimming pools, squash court, gym and steam room, in addition to round-the-clock security and reception staff.
The Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station connects Downtown Dubai with the Dubai Metro. The soon-to-be opened First Interchange will ensure smooth traffic to and from Downtown Dubai. Taxis, which are lined outside the premises, are just a wave/whistle away. The Dubai International Airport is 15 kms away.
While Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made building in the world, The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall (in terms of total area) and entertainment destination in the world, featuring ice rink, aquarium as well as a water zoo. The thriving hub of arts and culture, the Opera District in Downtown Dubai features Dubai Opera (a 2000-seat multi-format venue for opera, concerts, theatre, art exhibitions, film and sports), Opera Grand (a 66-storey tower with over 200 luxurious residential apartments), luxury hotels, a retail plaza, waterfront promenades, parks and more.
While work sees you through the weekdays, weekend rolls out a plethora of options to keep you on the go - fashionistas can enjoy a personalised shopping and styling experience at Style Me Divine, a styling company founded by Kelly Lundberg, author and award-winning personal stylist; take a tour or stroll around various locations with Segway Tour at the Pavillion Downtown Dubai or the Dubai Trolley, a red tram; If you are game for adventure, Brainscape Games offers a challenging experience of plotting an escape from a locked room using your team mates and brains; Feel on top of the world, literally, at the Burj Khalifa; Desert Safarai, SeaRide Dubai Jetski and Flyboard, Meydan Racecourse and more. Children too have an array of options (such as Arcade game centre and KidZania) to keep them active, physically and mentally.
Food lovers can pick from an eclectic selection of cuisines and drinks such as Continental, Asian, Mediterranean and local, at vividly themed and decorated restaurants, lounges and pubs at Burj Khalifa, The Address, Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and others. Forget scurrying around the city to find a spot to host a big event; the outdoor courtyard of Burj Plaza, which overlooks the Burj Khalifa, offers the ideal space to host birthdays and corporate events/parties. Bookstores, movie theatres and spas too are within Downtown Dubai. Being a pet-friendly neighbourhood, take pets out for a stroll at the Burj Park, or pamper them with accessories and spa at World of Pets, Dubai Mall.