Downtown Dubai The Centre of Now
Downtown Dubai is referred to as the 'Centre of Now'. This is due to both its significant location in Dubai's cityscape as well as its pivotal role in the economy of the dynamic emirate. The Downtown Dubai community is situated along Sheikh Zayed Road; the Emaar development is bordered by Financial Centre Road in the northeast and Business Bay in the south. The 500-acre wide mega-development is only 5-minutes from Dubai International Financial Centre and 10-minutes away from Dubai International Airport.
The Downtown Dubai community is enclosed within the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. The Boulevard is a 3.5-kilometre avenue that loops around the Burj Khalifa, past the Burj Park and Burj Lake, and is dotted with restaurants, cafes and local art installations. Downtown Dubai is also home to the Opera District. The Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat multi-format performing art centre that is located in the Opera District - an address that is sought-after due to its luxury residential skyscrapers. However, amidst all the glitz and glamour of Downtown Dubai, the centrepiece remains the magnificent Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world, standing at an impressive 828 metres, is the pivotal symbol of the heights of innovation and engineering in Dubai.