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Dubai Diaries: A day at Downtown Dubai

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.

Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa Boulevard

Downtown Dubai

The fountains are on at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard..

Downtown Dubai

The skyscrapers dot the Burj Khalifa lake..

Downtown Dubai

As night falls, the lights at the restaurants come to life..

Downtown Dubai

The clear waters look on..

Downtown Dubai..

Doesn’t this feel like the canals in Venice?

Downtown Dubai

Dubai Mall Boulevard..

Downtown Dubai

The calm waters of the Burj Khalifa lake..

This is the same spot from where thousands watched in shock at the fire which engulfed the Address Downtown skyscraper on 31st December 2015.

Downtown Dubai

The Address is all covered up after the devastating fire..

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.

Downtown Dubai

It was cloudy and breezy.. A perfect day for a long walk..


1) The fountain timings are as below

Afternoon Shows
Daily except Friday: 1:00pm & 1:30pm
Friday: 1:30pm & 2:00pm

Evening Shows
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

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  1. ivegotbigbulls

    It does look like Venice! Looks like a gorgeous day to explore!

  2. One of my favorite parts of Dubai! Love seeing the sprawling cityscape from atop Burj Khalifa! 🙂

    • aseemrastogi2

      Totally! It does make you feel that you are on the top of the world and the rest of the city seems like a speck on the horizon :).

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