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 Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, add to development’s list of must-see attractions while Souk Al Bahar, an Arabian luxury shopping and dining destination, further broadens its appeal to visitors.
A monument to global retail, The Dubai Mall holds the title of the world's most-visited shopping destination with over 80 million visitors in a single year in 2014. In less than five years, the mall attracted a record-setting number of over 265 million visitors.
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.
The Opera District, highlighted by the majestic Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat multi-format theatre and events venue, luxury hotels and residences, is the new cultural beacon of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the vibrant thoroughfare dotted with cafes and retail outlets, also hosts colourful events that bring together the broader community. Burj Park boasts an 11,300 square metre lawn specially designed for a wide array of family-focused activities, while Burj Plaza is another multi-purpose outdoor space with exquisite views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.
A centre for tourism, Downtown Dubai has several world-class hotels including the world’s first Armani Hotel and Emaar’s flagship Address, Vida and Manzil hotels.
The spectacular New Year’s Eve Gala, held at the heart of Downtown Dubai, is today among the world’s most-anticipated events.