Downtown Burj Dubai is a massive real estate development just off Sheikh Zayed Road. It will be home to the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall.
There are also several hotels in the complex. The Giorgio Armani Hotel will occupy the first 37 floors of the iconic Burj Dubai tower. Two more hotels adjoin the Dubai Mall.
Real Estate – Apartments and Villas
For those looking for apartments and villas, there’s a huge choice of residential options at Downtown Burj Dubai including:
* Burj Dubai – luxurious suites
* Burj Dubai Boulevard – studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments
* Boulevard Crescents – 1-3 bedroom suites, penthouses, and villas
* South Ridge – 1-3 bedroom apartments
* Old Town – 1-4 bedroom residential suites
Developers Emaar claim the Dubai Mall is the biggest in the world. With the Mall of Arabia due for completion shortly after it may not retain this crown for long. Nevertheless, the Dubai Mall and sister property the Souk Al Bahar, promise to make Downtown Burj Dubai one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations.
Attractions & Entertainment
The Dubai Mall will offer a SEGA indoor theme park, multiplex cinema, and ice rink.
Plans for a massive water fountain at Downtown Burj Dubai have been unveiled by Emaar Properties. Situated in the Burj Lake, it will be capable of shooting jets of water 500 feet high, equivalent to the height of a 50-storey building.
Emaar have announced that Downtown Burj Dubai will feature a tram system that will link to the Dubai Metro. Phase 1 will link the Dubai Mall to the Dubai Metro and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009. Phase 2 will be a 4.6 km loop linking 10 stations throughout the development, and also connecting to the Metro.
There are international schools nearby in Al Wasl and Al Safa.
“The Dubai Mall” will cover nine million square feet (810,000 square metres) to nestle in the shadow of the Burj Dubai, the world`s tallest tower.
“We are expecting an annual footfall of thirty five million visitors in the first full year of business and an annualized growth in mall traffic of about 20 to 30 per cent,” said Ibrahim al-Hashimi, executive director at EMAAR Properties.
“Tourism is the engine driving Dubai`s growth. We have a huge potential audience. Some 3.2 billion consumers armed with a collective gross domestic product of 18.3 trillion will be knocking on our door.”
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