Recognized as the hub of the innovations, the new and the catchy, there is no yesterday or tomorrow at “the center of now”. It is here that you enjoy the connectivity to all the parts of the city, for lying at the very heart of Dubai, all the routes ultimately lead to the Downtown Dubai. Most vital business or entertainment edifices are located just meters away, among which are The Business Bay, The Financial Centre Road, The Dubai Mall, The Souk Al Bahar and many more. Costing 20 billion dollars, it fits one’s plans for both residential and business purposes. Additionally, The Downtown Dubai always strives to surprise the world with implausible records reached by edifices like the globe’s highest skyscraper, the largest shopping mall and the tallest fountain.
Burj Khalifa Tower
Bringing a breaking point in the history of skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa Tower became the tallest man-made structure of the planet having 829.8 m height. All the rooms on 200 floors have fascinating views to the whole city. But if you want to feel more than just what you see from your room, visit “The At the Top”, Burj Khalifa SKY lounge, from where you will be escorted to one of the 2 observation decks on the 148th and 125th floors. At respectively 555 and 456 meters above the ground, it is hard not to be overwhelmed by the beauty lying in front of you. Planning to have a rest in Downtown Dubai, you may rent a holiday apartment here, since 160 levels out of 200 are habitable. One of the major subprojects inside the Burj Khalifa Tower is The Armani Residency Hotel, which features 160 guestrooms and is designed by Giorgio Armani himself.
Downtown Dubai Apartments
Looking for properties for rent in The Downtown Dubai? 19 residential towers are to your discretion. The greatest thing here is that no matter what preferences you may have, there is always an apposite option for you! Take the advantage of the variety from a cozy one bedroom apartment to a luxurious penthouse, moreover, relish the desirable opportunities – private parks, swimming pools, newly equipped gyms, barbecue areas, etc. Alternatively, “modest” holiday apartments in Downtown Dubai maybe found outside the taller edifices, in the Old Town. Anyway, one can still find trendy and extravagant houses here spiced with the old Arab charm of the architecture.
The Dubai Mall and the Fountains
The center of the entertainment in the Downtown Dubai is the Dubai Mall, a little world, where time never stops. This is the largest shopping mall in the world. Featuring 1200 shops and 160 restaurants together with cafes, The Dubai Mall is yet not only about shopping, but about a whole lifestyle. The Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo, The Reel Cinemas, The Candylicious confectionery shop, the Dubai Fountains, The Dubai Ice Rink, the indoor theme park SEGA Republic and others are just located over the same roof. The world’s tallest fountain, which spurts water up to 150 m, holds breathtaking performances singing and dancing in hits, like “Time to say Goodbye”.
The Address Hotels
It would be rather odd if there was no Address hotel in The Downtown Dubai. The Address Downtown Dubai is situated a bit south to the center of the city, while the location of The Address Dubai Mall is more tourist-friendly, it is at the very center of the Downtown and is attached to the Mall. The red carpet always lies here for the guests to take one of the 244 signature rooms or suites. To add up to this, miscellaneous restaurants and cafes, lounges, peaceful spa centers and other amenities await you in the hotel. The two towers of The Address Residence Sky View, which will soon be handed over, are linked through a “Sky Deck” which provides an outdoor pool, a bar and an open-air restaurant.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
All the above mentioned record holder miracles of Dubai are surrounded by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, which is named so after the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Stretching about 3.5 km, the Boulevard is at the heart of Downtown Dubai. Its palm-tree shaped route circles the Burj Khalifa Tower, the Dubai Mall, The Fountains, The Souk Al Bahar, The Burj Khalifa Lake and The Park, etc. All the route is escorted by restaurants and cafes for the strollers to enjoy coffee or eat in the heart of the Downtown Dubai. The Boulevard hosts around 1.5 million visitors who come here to appreciate the fireworks on New Year’s Eve and the annual festivals like Emirates Classic Car Festival and Downtown Dubai National Day Parade.
There is always something to make the art-lovers happy in The Downtown Dubai. There is a special district for them – The Opera District. It plans to host various art festivals, competitions annually in the nearest future. Moreover, if would like to live here, you can rent an apartment in the Arts part of the city, different hotels, residential and serviced apartments are designed to improve all the territory of the district.
In the very hub of The Dubai Opera district is situated the Sydney opera. Those who appreciate theater performances, exhibitions, and even sport events, are welcome here. The striking point about the Opera is its shape, which reminds of a huge wooden dhow of the traditional Dubai creeks.
The marvelous show of the Fountains at The Dubai Mall doorstep is perhaps the first in the must-see-in-Dubai link. This amazing miracle can be watched 3 times a day, but nothing can be compared with the night show. The lights, the music and vibrant water show cut you off from your surroundings. Among the bars and restaurants, The Café Habana, Shakespeare and Co, Royal Orchid, Al Hamidieh Restaurant are popular. Next are the traditional shisha bars where one can enjoy a shisha pipe with a vast variety of flavors. But if you would like to dance all night, numerous clubs and beachfront bars await for you. So, nights in the Downtown Dubai can be even livelier then days.