Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

Downtown Dubai, the new centre

In Downtown Dubai, several unforgettable highlights await visitors to the boomtown on the Persian Gulf. At 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and forms the centre of Downtown Dubai. Below the tower dominates the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall with over 1200 shops.

The Dubai Fountain at Burj Lake, located in the heart of Downtown, thrills “young and old” every half hour every evening. A subsequent stroll through the adjacent Arab Souk Al Bahar (market of the sailor) quickly makes you forget the time.

Restaurants on the waterfront invite you to linger and dine. But the Dubai Mall also hides a few highlights worth recommending: the Dubai Aquarium, the underwater zoo, the large waterfall and the huge ice-skating rink.

Facts about Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

  • Downtown Dubai” is the official name for the famous and modern district around the Burj Khalifa.
  • Responsible for the construction and operation of Downtown Dubai is the real estate group “Emaar Properties”.
  • The name “The Centre of Now” is often used as a synonym for the residential and tourist district.
  • The annual New Year’s Eve show at Burj Khalifa puts the city of Dubai and Downtown Dubai in the global spotlight
  • The “new golden centre” houses a large number of Dubai’s attractions in a small space
  • The Dubai Mall is not only a shopping centre but more an oversized “entertainment destination”.
  • The Dubai Aquarium is one of the main attractions inside the Dubai Mall
    The water fountains at the Burj Khalifa are the largest water features in the world
  • Around 100 shops and over 20 restaurants and cafes, the Souk Al Bahar delights with its world-class Arabic architecture and design.
  • The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 828 metres high and forms the focal point of Downtown Dubai
  • The “Old Town” is a small residential area below the Burj Khalifa, built in the old Arabian style.

Map of Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

Tips for Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

If you feel like a long walk, explore Downtown Dubai on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, a promenade that stretches around Downtown and the Burj Khalifa.

Best Tours related to Downtown Dubai, around the Burj Khalifa

We offer you our VIP city tour. The tour is completely customised according to your wishes and is therefore unique. If you don’t have any special wishes, we will put together a programme for you. An ascent of the Burj Khalifa is also possible and we show you Downtown Dubai from the 124th or 148th floor. Just send us an email with your contact details to

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