Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai
Area description

It is common knowledge that this is the heart of the emirate. There is simply no more fabulous place to experience. There are many world-famous attractions here including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dancing Fountains. This area is the epicenter of entertainment.

Min. sale price
Studio715 000 AED
1-bed apartment900 000 AED
2-bed apartment740 000 AED
Villa7 000 923 AED
Avg. sale price
Studio1 424 551 AED
1-bed apartment2 219 965 AED
2-bed apartment3 912 195 AED
Villa8 752 731 AED
Min. rental price
Studio5 000 AED
1-bed apartment5 250 AED
2-bed apartment7 500 AED
Avg. rental price
Studio7 343 AED
1-bed apartment13 569 AED
2-bed apartment24 474 AED
Properties in the areaApartment, development, penthouse
  • ROI from
  • The area of the district is:
    26909776 sq ft
  • Prestigious neighborhood
  • Beautiful view
Where is Downtown Dubai?

It is an area that always offers an abundance of entertainment.

Some of its main features are:

  • It is just a few minutes from DIFC and Business Bay;
  • It is 18 minutes from Dubai International Airport;
  • It is 5 minutes from the 2 main highways of Sheikh Zayed Road and Al-Khail Road;
What residential projects and communities are in Downtown Dubai?

This area is known primarily for the luxurious lifestyle of its residents. It was primarily a community of high-rise buildings but many villas also began to appear. According to Bayut, this is the second most popular area that offers luxury apartments in Dubai for rent.

It is not surprising that Burj Khalifa occupies the first place. Renting a 1-bedroom apartment in a skyscraper costs AED 110,000 per year, while families who need more space can expect to pay AED 250,000 to rent a 3-bedroom apartment. You can buy a 3-bedroom apartment for AED 4,000,000.

The Address Residence Fountain Views, Burj Al Najoom, The Address Sky View Towers and The Residences complete the list of excellent residencies in the city center.

The Dubai skyline or the waterfront is mostly associated with living or staying in Dubai. If you want an apartment like this, you can consider The Address of Skyview Towers. The Residences is also very popular among luxury apartments. It is a 9-story residential project with several podium villas. These are not exactly cottages in the usual sense as is usually the case with villas in Dubai.

Average prices for real estate in Downtown Dubai

The average cost of a studio for sale is AED 933,000 while 1-bedroom apartments can cost about AED 1,400,000. You will need about AED 2,400,000 to buy a 2-bedroom apartment while a 3-bedroom apartment in the center of Dubai is available for AED 4,100,000.

Downtown Dubai has both planned and unfinished projects where you can buy real estate at a more attractive price. Developers in the UAE are famous for completing construction on time.

For those who are interested in investing in villas, there are options for houses with 2 to 5 bedrooms. A standard 2-bedroom villa costs about AED 3,000,000 while the price of a 3-bedroom villa in the city center is AED 6,000,000.

Average real estate rental prices in Downtown Dubai

Since this area is known as one of the most popular places to rent real estate in Dubai, there are many projects to consider - the choice is huge. It all depends on your requirements regarding the square footage, type of apartment and necessary amenities.

Young expats usually choose to rent studios in the city center. Burj Al Najma is a fascinating residential project for studio rentals in the city center. This tower has a separate underground parking and a communal swimming pool.

You can also find 1-bedroom apartments for rent in the city center. The annual rent is AED 77,000. Burj View is one of the best buildings to rent a 1-bedroom apartment. It is located between Burj Khalifa Boulevard and Al Asael Street,

The area of 2-bedroom apartments in the center of Dubai varies from 1,200 sq. m. to 1,800 sq. m. The rent price is AED 122,000.

For more spacious properties such as 3-bedroom apartments, the price is AED 196,000 per year. On the other hand, renting a 4-bedroom apartment in the city center with an area of 2,800 sq. m. can cost you about AED 500,000. If you are interested in finding luxury residential properties, it is impossible not to notice the number of penthouses on the upper levels of Downtown skyscrapers.

There are only a limited number of villas. You will find these in projects such as Boulevard Point and The Residences. You can count on an average rent of AED 212,000 for a 3-bedroom villa in the center of Dubai. You can also find several small villas with 2 bedrooms for AED 160,000.

Where to go shopping in Downtown Dubai?

Dubai’s famous malls can be found in the city center. These spaces offer anything and everything one could hope for.

Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the city and represents international, regional and local clothing brands, shoes, interior items and household goods, as well as various departments with books, appliances and other items. With the opening of Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall, visitors can now shop for goods at elite brands like Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc.

What’s more, you can eat at Dubai Mall or watch a movie at the cinema. There are hookah bars in this mall like Huka, Cabana and Dish/Dash. India Palace Express, Texas Roadhouse, and New Shanghai are just some of the popular restaurants here.

Souk Al-Bahar is another place for upscale shopping. There are cozy lounges, eateries and more than 100 shops. Here you can find authentic local brands from Arabic perfumes to dried fruits and spices - like Shakespeare and Co., Patiala, or Karma Cafe.

Which schools and kindergartens to choose in Downtown Dubai?

Families with toddlers can easily find childcare facilities nearby. The most famous are Blossom Downtown, Pinocchio and Hummingbird Nursery. These are either in the city center or just 5-6 minutes away from it. JS Private School offers a decent educational program that is highly rated according to VDA standards.

What clinics and hospitals are in Downtown Dubai?

The city center is equipped with medical facilities. There is a Mediclinic branch in the Dubai Mall. The Emirates Hospital is also close to Business Bay. Pharmacies are easily accessible as there are several dispersed around the area.

What transport is available in Downtown Dubai?

You can do without a personal car in Downtown as numerous licensed taxis are available in the area.

The Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Station is good for public transport users. The Emirates Towers Underground Station is within walking distance. The Dubai trolley also moves along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and is the world's first hydrogen-powered transport.

Which hotels are best?

Downtown is a popular tourist destination; it is not surprising that the has a sufficient number of hotels. These are just some of the best hotels in Downtown Dubai:

  • Armani;
  • The Address Boulevard;
  • Manzil Downtown;

Armani is a luxury 5-star resort. The hotel is a joint project from Emaar Hotels & Resorts and fashion designer, Giorgio Armani.

The Address Boulevard is directly connected to the Dubai Mall and underground station. It also offers views of the Burj Khalifa.

Manzil Downtown is a 4-star hotel near Burj Khalifa. The hotel offers 3 restaurants and a luxurious swimming pool for guests.

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