Little did the world know that the whole landscape of Dubai was about to change back in the year 2010, with the launch of Burj Khalifa.
And what was just ‘Downtown Dubai’ or famously called ‘Downtown Burj Dubai’ earlier, was about to become the most prestigious address in the world. Not only is ‘Downtown Dubai’, earlier known as ‘Downtown Burj Dubai’, a splendid home to major tourist’s spots like Burj Khalifa and Downtown Fountain, it is the THE place to live if you are in Dubai!
This is the place that offers a range of luxurious living with hotels like Address Downtown, Vida Downtown and Al Manzil Downtown. The other main attractions include the luxurious Arabian market like Souk Al Bahar with more than 100 shops, over 20 restaurants; and cafes and lounges alongside Dubai Foundation. A wide number of luxury residential apartments, namely by the Emaar group are spread across, offering breathtaking views from every corner.
Downtown Dubai boasts immeasurable options to unwind and take true pleasure of life. In this read, we enlist some of the things to navigate through the region and reasons which tempt you to make it your home.
No. 1: Luxury, Comfort, Ease, Convenience. All in one place!
Downtown Dubai stands as a testimony to the changing faces of Dubai! It’s no surprise that living next door to an iconic building like Burj Khalifa doesn’t just give you a prestigious address which instantly raises the bar, but it also comes with a gamut of convenience too.
From walking over to the age-old supermarket Spinneys to stocking up your weekly groceries and satisfying your cravings for the British food items from Waitrose, everything is literally a stone’s throw away.
Pamper yourself at one of the several Michelin Star Restaurants in this area or just grab a quick bite at a cozy cafe. Needless to add, from the high street to high-end luxury fashion brands; all are within an arm’s reach at the Dubai Mall!
The Dubai Mall is a modern version of the age old souks that this part of the world is famous for. It offers you various international brands as well as showcases the craftsmanship of local designers as well. Located right in the heart of Dubai Fountain this place is heaven for the entire shopping enthusiast.
No. 2: Share the ground and sky with the most iconic, Burj Khalifa!
Residing in Downtown Dubai means waking up to this shining iconic structure that not all of Dubai is graced with! The Burj Khalifa is nothing less than a marvel in architecture and it is the tallest building in the world. A sign of prestige and development for the city of Dubai this building is a splendid example of modern and classic combination.
More than just being the tallest building in the world, it also symbolises determination, the higher than high aspirations and visions of what Dubai is!
Emaar’s master creation strives to be a part of every ethnicity, nation and international day. Wrapping itself in the tri color to commemorate Indian patriotic days; it celebrates Pakistani national days and also took a fascinating fun avatar to mark 25 years of the legendary American show – F.RI.E.N.D.S. – Burj Khalifa maintains its classiness while being engaging, young and relevant at the same time.
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No. 3: A bustling and vibrant nightlife!
The wee hours don’t remain quaint in the forever teeming townside of Downtown Dubai! The skyline glitters with towers that paint the sky with their height and light, and if that surreal sight wasn’t enough, more resplendent visions come to life at night:
The Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain come alive with grooving music and beaming colorful lights in an animated avatar, once the sun sets.
If you turn your head to scout for some foot-tapping musical evenings, Downtown Dubai has got your back for those desires. Premier properties like Address Hotels, Vida and Manzil host unforgettable premiere nights that make merry and memories. And if you want a soulful walk at night, then the Dubai Fountain Broadwalk comes to your rescue for an ideal night stroll. And if you thought swimming with Sharks was dangerous, try walking with them, as you enter the Dubai Mall.
If designer labels for apparel and accessories didn’t spoil you enough, make way for designer nightlife. Giorgio Armani, the man himself has designed Armani Prive, the night club that has its resident and visiting international artists and DJs spin vibrant beats and makes you dance into dawn! Karma Kafe welcomes you to an ambience that is an amalgamation of orient and boho-chic so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
Is there any mood that the nightlife offerings of Downtown Dubai don’t fulfill?!
No. 4: The wide variety of international cuisines! :
Go on a culinary journey of the world with the plethora of dining haunts! </bA multicultural landscape in Dubai has created a base for a wide variety of multicultural cuisines too. And the immense competition in Downtown Dubai for its cafes and lounges makes even the mediocre ones exceptional!
The food and drinks are one thing that you cannot escape and for a holistic experience try every traditional drink and food this place has to offer. The way these traditional drinks are served is an example of hospitality in itself. For example, the Arabic coffee or gahwa is served in classic ornate coffee pots and poured into cups without handles. The rich and potent scent this is something that you simply cannot miss while walking the streets of Dubai!
Besides the obvious succulent shawarma rolling in every corner, there exists a marriage of ‘classic’ and ‘contemporary’ Indian food in the likes of Bombay Brasserie Dubai, to name one. Japan isn’t far with Zeta Restaurant Lounge to satiate your sushi cravings; glug mouth-watering drinks at Neos overlooking the jewel in the sky – Burj Khalifa and marvel it at dance in the evening Dubai sky, both within Address Hotels. Take a cue from its name and enjoy an African steak at Tribes Carnivore overlooking the Dubai Fountains and the Burj Khalifa.
Did we just give you a taste of the whole world within a few kilometres radius?
Giving your taste buds a refreshing treat of the classic Arabic invented beverage ‘Jellab’ which is a fragrant concoction of grapes, molasses, dates and rose water during the summers or spoil yourself with liquid gold – ‘gold cappuccino’ – a ‘24 Carat Gold Cappuccino’ at Armani Prive, located in Burj Khalifa. The list is never-ending!
No. 5: Downtown Dubai is Dubai’s cultural hotspot!
Dubai Opera District is the cultural hotspot with internationally acclaimed shows winning hearts at the Opera theatre! The pulsating heart of arts and culture, Dubai Opera District houses a number of galleries and design studios too.
Dubai Opera located in the Downtown Dubai offers the centre stage for all the stars. It is the city’s first purpose built multi format performing arts theatre. If you are an arts lover it is the destination for you; come and be enthralled by the unique performances and production. One of the upcoming shows includes the critically acclaimed ‘Phantom of the Opera’, while previously Dubai Opera has been home for Broadway shows such as ‘Cats’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Swan Lake’. It is the ultimate international destination for the performing arts and world class productions.
The design of the theatre is very flexible and has a 2000 square flat floor event spaces which enables them to host multitudes of events and performances including the orchestra, ballet and theatre. The architecture of the Dubai opera is another marvellous creation; the iconic dome shape theatre is a masterpiece of modern and elegant design. It also has a rooftop restaurant through which you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.
Living in the midst of an inspired and buzzing centre, Dubai Opera District gives you an enthralling experience of a lifetime.
Downtown Dubai is to Dubai what Times Square is to New York or Piccadilly Circus is to London – just way more grander and classier if we may say! Among the varied but limited apartment- real estate offerings in Downtown Dubai, some that come to the top of our minds are Burj Vista, Burj Royale, Address One, BLVD Heights, Forte, Grande, IL Primo, Downtown Views, to name a few. All these excellent properties by Emaar are not just worth putting in time to consider to make your home in Downtown Dubai but also yield great returns on investment!