Downtown Dubai, 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.
The 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. You can 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.
Dubai Mall & 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”.
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.
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.
Nightlife at Downtown Dubai
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.