Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is a massive real estate development just off Sheikh Zayed Road. It is home to the Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai), the world’s tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall.

Photo of the Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, and Souk Al Bahar. Taken from the Burj Khalifa.
Photo of the Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, and Souk Al Bahar. Taken from the Burj Khalifa.

Hotels

Hotels and places to stay in and around Downtown Dubai include:

  • Armani Hotel Dubai
  • Sofitel Dubai Downtown
  • Address Downtown
  • Manzil Downtown
  • Address Sky View
  • Address Boulevard
  • Address Dubai Mall

Restaurants

The list was last updated on Sunday 4th of October 2020.

NameAddressCuisinePriceDetails
At.mosphereBurj Khalifa
Downtown Dubai
Bar, International$$$Restaurant and lounge on Level 122 of the Burj Khalifa. Booking essential for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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ClawSouq al Bahar
Downtown Dubai
American, Seafood, Bar$$Lively American bar and grill at Souk Al Bahar. Menu includes bucket of crabs and shellfish, burgers, seafood, steaks, and BBQ dishes. Licensed bar. Ladies’ nights, live sports, and Friday brunch.
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Entrecote Café de ParisDubai Mall
Downtown Dubai
French$$French restaurant at the Dubai Mall. Offers excellent view of the Dubai Mall Waterfall.
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Texas RoadhouseDubai Mall
Downtown Dubai
American$$American restaurant at the Dubai Mall. Offers steaks, ribs, chicken, and burgers. Large portions. Reasonably priced. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Outdoor terrace offers view of the Dubai Fountain.
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The Grilll ShackDubai Mall
Downtown Dubai
Steakhouse, American$$Open kitchen. Good view of the Dubai Ice Rink.
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ThiptaraPalace Downtown
Downtown Dubai
Thai$$$Thai restaurant at the Palace Downtown. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Terrace overlooks the Burj Lake and offers good views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.
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Tribes CarnivoreDubai Mall
Downtown Dubai
Steakhouse, South African$$African-inspired restaurant at the Dubai Mall. Terrace offers good views of the Dubai Fountain. Unlicensed.
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Real Estate and Apartments

Downtown Dubai is one of the city’s newest residential areas and offers a huge choice of accommodation options. These include:

  • The Residence, Burj Khalifa – 900 luxurious studios and suites (1 – 4 bedrooms) with extensive facilities including swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, and a nursery.
  • Armani Residences – 144 one and two bedroom residential suites located on levels 9 – 16 of the Burj Khalifa. Residents enjoy access to the facilities at the Armani Hotel.
  • Address Residences Downtown Dubai – 626 serviced apartments (studios to 4-bedroom penthouses) at the Address Downtown Dubai.
  • Address Residences Dubai Mall – 449 serviced apartments (studios to 3-bedroom apartments) at the Address Dubai Mall.
  • Burj Views – Residential complex comprised of 3 towers. Features over 700 units, ranging in size from studios to 2-bedroom apartments.
  • South Ridge – 6 towers at the southern end of the development.
  • 8 Boulevard Walk – 35 storey tower featuring studio to 2-bedroom apartments.
  • The Old Town and Old Town Island – low-rise residential buildings.
The Old Town Island, Downtown Dubai
The Old Town Island

Shopping

The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world. It features more than 1,000 stores, including Bloomingdales and Galeries Lafayette. If that’s not enough, there’s even more choice at the Souk Al Bahar.

Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa Lake
Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa Lake

Attractions & Entertainment

Some of the Dubai’s best entertainment and leisure options are located within Downtown Dubai. The Dubai Fountain, The Waterfall, KidZaniaDubai Aquarium, Dubai Opera, Burj Park, and At The Top Burj Khalifa are all here.

Restaurant at Souk Al Bahar
Restaurant at Souk Al Bahar
Dubai Opera
Dubai Opera
The Waterfall, Dubai Mall
The Waterfall, Dubai Mall

Schools

There are international schools nearby in Al Wasl and Al Safa.

Map

Interactive map of Downtown Dubai.

Photo Credit: Kirill Neiezhmakov, Yurii Onyshchenko/Shutterstock

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