Downtown Dubai

Among the most exclusive addresses to call home in the world, Downtown Dubai –branded The Center of Now by Master Developer Emaar– is designed for those with an appreciation of la dolce vita.

Aside from being home to the world’s tallest building and Dubai’s crown jewel, the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai offers an array of housing, entertainment, and shopping options that never fail to amaze visitors and continues to keep residents happy.


Located at its centre 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 Arabesque shopping and dining out destination, further broadens its appeal to visitors.

The Opera District, highlighted by the majestic Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat multi-format events venue, luxury hotels and residences, is a brand-new addition.

General Guide

Downtown Dubai was announced in 2003 with the Burj Khalifa (then known as Burj Dubai) being the headline grabber as the tallest building in the world. The community is master-developed by Emaar Properties and most of the developments within Downtown are by Emaar themselves (only a handful of projects are by private developers). Since Emaar have developed over 90% of the community, the quality & consistency of the development has been maintained.


Residential Property

The center-piece of this project is of-course the Burj Khalifa, but there are a dozen other complexes and stand alone residential buildings. Except for a couple of projects, all the buildings in Downtown Burj Dubai are developed by Emaar themselves – therefore the quality & standard of the community has been maintained. We have classified the residential buildings in this community as either High-end or Luxury.

As of Q1 2016, the following residential buildings are ready:

  1. Burj Khalifa: Luxury
  2. The Residences: 9 buildings, Luxury
  3. Southridge: 6 buildings, High-end
  4. Old Town: 35 low-rise buildings; high-end
  5. 29 Boulevard: 2 high-rise buildings; high-end
  6. Boulevard Central: 2 mid-rise buildings; high-end
  7. Standpoint: 2 buildings; high-end
  8. The Lofts: 3 buildings; high-end
  9. Burj Views: 3 buildings; high-end
  10. Burj Al Nujoom; high-end

As of Q1 2016, the following residential buildings are under-construction:

  1. Address Residence Dubai Opera: luxury, completion in 2019
  2. Boulevard Heights: high-end, completion in 2018
  3. Boulevard Crescent: high-end, 2 buildings, completion in 2018
  4. Boulevard Point: high-end, completion in 2018
  5. Burj Vista: high-end, 2 buildings, completion in 2018
  6. Damac Upper Crest: high-end, completion in 2016
  7. Downtown Views: high-end, completion in 2019
  8. Forte: 2 buildings; high-end, completion in 2019
  9. Mada Residences: high-end, completion in 2018
  10. Mon Reve: high-end, completion in 2017
  11. Opera Grand: luxury, completion in 2019
  12. The 118: high-end, completion in 2017.


Hotels & Hotel Serviced Apartments

The following hotel / hotel serviced apartment projects are ready:

  1. Armani Hotel inside Burj Khalifa
  2. Address Lake Hotel (currently in-operational since a fire on New Year’s Eve 2015
  3. Address Dubai Mall
  4. Qamardeen Hotel, Old Town
  5. VIDA Downtown

The following are the under-construction hotel / hotel serviced apartment projects in Downtown Dubai:

  1. Address BLVD: completion in 2016
  2. Address Fountain Views: 3 buildings, completion in 2017.
  3. Address Sky Views: 2 buildings, completion in 2018.
  4. Vida Downtown: completion in 2019
  5. VIDA Residence Downtown


There are a handful of commercial buildings – Emaar Square – which consists of six low-rise buildings hosting mainly major financial institutions and the Emaar sales center. There is also the Boulevard Plaza which is Grade A office space right across from Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa itself has 33 floors of office space. No other office space is currently under-construction or planned in the Downtown area (as of Feb 2016).


Positives of Downtown Burj Dubai





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