A community of superlatives
Comprising illustrious neighbourhoods such as the Opera District, Burj Plaza, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the 500-acre settlement houses numerous vertical and lateral developments that are home to tens of thousands of residents.
Downtown Dubai is flanked by superlative structures – the breathtaking Dubai Mall and awe-inspiring Dubai Opera rest on either side of Emaar’s crown jewel, Burj Khalifa. Surging over 800 metres into the sky, the 500 kilo-tonne amalgamation of concrete, steel and aluminium is the tallest residential tower in the world. Opulent hotels line the carriageway, with multiple commercial, shopping and leisure venues scattered throughout open green spaces dotted with lakes and fountains. Statues, sculptures and other works of art abound the pedestrian walkways embroidering the neighbourhoods.
Downtown Dubai is no stranger to such accolades, and yet it’s hard to overstate the prominence of this community.
It’s not all about intricate craftsmanship and remarkable engineering though; Downtown Dubai’s pulse is inflamed by an underlying communal spirit, a sense of togetherness that’s nourished by events, festivals and celebrations held over the year.
#Come home to Downtown Dubai
By coalescing a global icon, tourist attractions and residential dwellings into the world’s most exclusive master community, Downtown Dubai delimits the realms of architectural audacity – it’s a place where every corner is a memorable landmark, every structure a spectacle to behold.
Burj Khalifa– The pinnacle of human architecture.
In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East.
Mr Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: ”Burj Khalifa goes beyond its imposing physical specifications. In Burj Khalifa, we see the triumph of Dubai’s vision of attaining the seemingly impossible and setting new benchmarks. It is a source of inspiration for every one of us in Emaar.”
The Dubai Fountain
A hypnotic exemplification of harmonious water, music and light choreography
A captivating spectacle in Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights.
Some mind-boggling facts about The Dubai Fountain:
- When operational, over 22,000 gallons of water is in the air at any given moment.
- Jets of water reach heights of a 45-storey tower – that’s 500 feet!
- Pillars of water are choreographed to ‘sway and dance’ to the rhythm of music.
- Over 6,500 large fountain lights and 50 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions.
- The fountain stretches to a length of 900 feet – equivalent to two football fields.
The Dubai Mall
A record-breaking shopping centre and a Downtown Dubai icon
Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination, which welcomes more than 80 million visitors annually. With a total internal floor area of 5.9 million sq ft, The Dubai Mall has over 1,300 retail outlets and over 200 food and beverage outlets.
The Fashion Avenue, the newly-expanded precinct dedicated to high fashion, positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital for the Middle East. Another niche component is The Souk, an elegantly designed precinct featuring jewellery shops, accessory outlets, traditional Arab clothing and handicraft stores, among others.
One of the mall’s unique precincts is an open-air streetscape, The Village that offers a rich collection of denim brands and brings an outdoor community feel with tree-lined walkways, cafés and restaurants.
Dubai Ice Rink
A sensational Olympic-size ice rink within The Dubai Mall.
This Olympic-size ice rink offers world-class facilities for a variety of ice-skating activities and is the official venue of the Emirates Hockey League Cup. With a seating capacity of 350, Dubai Ice Rink offers professional ice skating lessons to Learn-to-Skate programmes as well as Disco and Mega Skate sessions. There’s also the Dubai Ice Rink skating academy for figure skating and ice hockey!