Described as ’The Centre of Now,’ Downtown Dubai is the flagship mega-development by Emaar Properties. At its heart is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The development has caught worldwide attention and is home to the most iconic places like Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. The development is situated along Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Al Wasl locality on the northwest. It is bounded to the south by Business Bay and to the northeast by Financial Centre Road, which separates it from Zabeel 2 and Trade Center 2.
Arabic low-rise vernacular style of architecture is present in the Old Town, while high-rise contemporary buildings dominate the rest of the development. Downtown Dubai offers a range of high-end hotels such as Address Downtown, Vida Downtown, Al Manzil Downtown, as well as attractions such as a luxury Arabian market, Souq Al Bahar and a 3.5 km-long strip of restaurants and cafes on Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Boulevard.
Downtown Dubai is one of master developer Emaar’s crowning glories, a seamlessly connected multi-purpose neighborhood that attracts attention from across the world. There is a mix of luxurious apartments in Downtown Dubai along with stylish penthouses and a few villas that can be found on the podium level of some of the towers. Downtown Dubai is a thriving city hub too with a unique mix of aesthetically pleasing commercial precincts. The most prestigious of these is Emaar Square, a six-tower business district encompassing 62,000 sq ft of business services, retail choices, boutique-style cafes, and dining venues. Due to its status and global appeal, the people living in Downtown Dubai, come from all over the world, making it their home.