Downtown Dubai

With icons like the world-famous Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai has plenty of wow-factor for visitors. But along with luxury retail, phenomenal architecture and swanky five-star hotels, the district also has an urban community feel thanks to its pedestrian-friendly design. 

A trip up to the observation deck of the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa is a fantastic way to start any Dubai holiday, and offers the chance to snap some truly memorable photos. Mere metres away is The Dubai Fountain that delights with a music, water and light show like no other, and The Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world.

Downtown might be urban but there are pockets of green in the neighbourhood, such as Burj Park, boasting splendid views. The park regularly hosts large-scale events, like Market OTB, a pop-up market which takes places every winter during the Dubai Shopping Festival.