Downtown Dubai is another of a long list of prime locations in Dubai full of residential and commercial skyscrapers. Some of the most iconic buildings include the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest skyscraper which includes the Giorgio Armani Hotel, Dubai Mall – the world’s largest mall by area and the Address Downtown Dubai among others. The iconic Dubai Opera was under construction when I visited the place in January 2016.
This is the same spot from where thousands watched in shock at the fire which engulfed the Address Downtown skyscraper on 31st December 2015.
Then there is also the Dubai Fountain which is regarded as the world’s largest choreographed fountain system set on the Burj Khalifa man made lake. With more than 6000 lights, 25 projectors, water shooting up to about 500 ft and accompanied by international music, this sure is a fantastic masterpiece.
To add to that, the day I went to the Downtown, the weather was cloudy with a temperature of just about 20 degrees and to top it off, there was also a cool breeze all around.
1) The fountain timings are as below
Daily except Friday: 1:00pm & 1:30pm
Friday: 1:30pm & 2:00pm
Daily: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
(Every 30 Minutes)
2) The nearest metro station is the Dubai Mall metro station on the red line from where it is about a 15-20 minute walk