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Top 5 Things to do in Downtown Dubai

Updated: Dec 23, 2023


Downtown Dubai is surely considered as the center of the Emirate of Dubai. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped walkways along Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, with paths lined up with mouthwatering restaurants. When you walk along the promenade, you will surely come across the Dubai Opera – the city's entertainment soul, which stages popular concerts, theatre acts and much more.

The Downtown neighbourhood even has its own unique form of transport — The Dubai Trolley, the world’s first hydrogen-powered trolley, which carries travellers all along the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

We see Downtown Dubai as your one stop location for everything amazing this city has to offer. Hence, we decided to curate our top 5 favourite things to do in Downtown Dubai!


1. Go on a shopping spree in The Dubai Mall

Considered as one of the world’s largest malls, The Dubai Mall has really changed the way we experience shopping and entertainment. Explore a wide variety of shopping outlets offering some of the most luxurious brands in the world! After a long day of shopping, don’t forget to head to the Dubai Aquarium (the world’s largest aquarium) and glimpse through the serene views of the underwater world.


2. Get amazed by the grandeur of The Burj Khalifa

We know that Dubai is home to some of the tallest buildings in the world but the Burj Khalifa is definitely the king of them all! Clearly one of the most famous testaments to Dubai’s architectural marvels, Downtown Dubai’s very own Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, standing tall into the skies (literally) at 830 meters above ground level! Explore the “At the Top experience”, where you can enjoy some mesmerising panoramic views of the city. If you are planning a visit, check out the handy guide to At The Top, Burj Khalifa and make a list of all things you want to do there.


3. Catch a show at the Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera House is a multi-format performing arts center that is among the most prestigious attractions in the area. This fabulous facility has ensured that the Emirate is able to host a broad variety of internationally recognised performers throughout the year. In addition to world-famous musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, the Dubai Opera House also hosts ballets, orchestras, pop and local singers making it a highly preferred destination by tourists and residents.


4. Chill out with the family at the Burj Park

Burj Park comes to life during the cooler winter months with food truck festivals, art soirees, and other events. This relaxing space is connected to the main Downtown area by bridges and is located at the base of the Burj Khalifa. In the evenings, it’s an excellent spot to enjoy the famous Dubai Fountain. Head there with the entire family for a nice evening filled with activities and splendour.


5. Journey into the beautiful underwater at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

We realize that this attraction is within Dubai Mall itself. However, we think that the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the best things to do in Downtown Dubai and it is a great spot for families to spend time together. In addition to being one of the world's largest indoor aquariums, it is also known for presenting some of the most charismatic jewels of aquatic life.


Did you know that Downtown Dubai is also home to some of the best holiday homes in Dubai?

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