Downtown Dubai is a city district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, whose center is the Burj Khalifa, which is the highest building in the world with a height of 828 meters.
According to the plan are to around 700 hectares approximately 320,000 apartments mainly in high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, to the south and west adjacent, as still under construction Business Bay - caused numerous other office buildings and hotels - the extended Dubai Creek. Downtown Dubai is located south and adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road.
The closer Downtown Dubai aims to provide new living and working space for 750,000 people and relieve the historically grown Downtown Dubai Creek on both sides of the northern shore. In the center of the urbanization to ensure variety and spatial organization artificial water surfaces. Already completed is kept low "Old Town", a house built in the style of ancient Arab neighborhood centers with luxury character. In the artificial lake near the Dubai Mall was opened in one of the largest fountain complex in the world in the spring of 2009: 275 meters long with up to 150 meters high fountains which are illuminated as music under painted cascade by 6600 lights and 50 color projectors with around 1.5 million lumens. This system can continuously hold at least 80 cubic meters of water height at full pump power.
The Dubai Mall opened in November 2008 is also part of this project, whose total cost of construction is estimated at 20 billion U.S. dollars. Also completed in 2008, skyscraper, The Address Downtown Dubai at 306 meters height is located in Downtown Dubai. In the northwest of the mall complex, the Dubai Mall hotel.
Meanwhile, however, many projects in Downtown Dubai were stopped. Since January 2010, the metro leaves Dubai - Burj Khalifa station / Dubai Mall - the area at.