Property Hotspots – Downtown Dubai

Tell me about Downtown Dubai…

There are not many places in the world that you’ll find a dancing fountain, an impressive opera house, and the world’s tallest building all at your doorstep, but Downtown Dubai offers just that. Known as Emaar’s mega-development – ‘The Centre of Now’ in the heart of Dubai, this neighborhood is a great choice for those looking for plenty of entertainment and a lively buzz in the atmosphere. Home to predominantly skyscraper residences, Downtown Dubai is most popular with young professionals, especially considering its proximity to some of the cities key working areas like DIFC and Business Bay.

Tempted to try the lifestyle Downtown?

If you’re interested in the idea of a Downtown lifestyle, take a look at our top pick of dubizzle listings below from Hamptons:

Fully Furnished 2 bedroom – AED150,000 per year

Beautiful 2 bedroom with Study in Burj Khalifa – AED210,888 per year

Al Saaha Fitted Office with Lake View – AED800,000 per year

Furnished 3BR Apartment in Yansoon – For Sale AED4,600,000

Unique 1 bedroom with Boulevard Views – For Sale AED 1,700,000

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With views to die for, Downtown has plenty of apartments to choose from, but there’s also some villa availability too for those who prefer life lower to the ground. With a huge range of sizes and styles of living to suit your needs – Downtown Dubai’s residential offering is plentiful. Rent can start from an average of 110,000AED per year for a 1 bedroom apartment, and our dubizzle data shows an average of 2147AED per SqFt for sale in 2017.

Why be a part of the buzz?

Downtown Dubai

With almost 5.5million dubizzle Property searches for Downtown Dubai rentals so far in 2017, it’s clear many people are interested in making it their home. The neighborhood has also totaled over 2.1m dubizzle searches for property for sale, making it an investment hotspot as well. It’s hardly surprising, considering the Downtown vibe is extremely popular for those seeking a taste of the Dubai lifestyle. With weekend activities ranging from a browse in the world’s largest shopping mall, to admiring views from the Burj Khalifa and exploring under the sea in Dubai aquarium; the possibilities are endless in this area of town. There’s an extreme amount of socialising spots in Downtown too, from bars and cafes to fine dining restaurants and lounges – meaning you’ll never be short of a meeting spot for your friends and family. And for the children (or children at heart…) there’s an abundance of family friendly options with Dubai’s ice-rink and Kidzania close by as well.

Plenty to do nearby, too!


Downtown Dubai is one of the most pedestrian friendly areas in terms of nearby amenities, but if you’re looking to venture further afield it couldn’t be easier! Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station is right at your feet and Business Bay is just one stop down the road. If you’re traveling out of the country, you can be at Dubai Airport in under 20 minutes by car and Mall of the Emirates is the same duration (just in the other direction), if you need a lower key shopping experience than Dubai Mall occasionally. As for JBR and Dubai Marina, these areas are both just a 25-minute commute if you feel the need for a change of scenery or a touch of Beach-based sunshine.

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Looking for property elsewhere in Dubai? Check out our Arabian Ranches area guide.