New projects & off plan projects in Downtown Dubai area

List of off plan projects, new construction & future projects in Downtown Dubai area
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New projects in Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai, also often referred to as just “Downtown’, is one of the most recognizable districts in Dubai due to its many famous landmarks. Downtown is home to some of the world’s biggest, such as the Burj Khalifa (tallest building), the Dubai Mall (the largest mall) and the Dancing Fountains (largest fountains). Besides that, it has become the benchmark of luxury amenities and lifestyle. The area has been around for some time but there are still new projects available in Downtown Dubai especially in the latest addition to the area, the Dubai Opera district. The area goes by the slogan “the center of now”. 

Downtown Dubai

Where is Downtown Dubai located?

The area is located between Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR) and Al Khail Road while it only takes 15-20 minutes to get to the nearest beach. Downtown can be considered the center of Dubai and therefore every other district can be easily reached. 


Road access 

Nearby roads include  Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road 

Nearby/surrounding districts 

Business Bay, Dubai Design District, Al Safa, Al Wasl, DIFC

Notable Landmarks

  • Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and a living wonder. 
  • The Dubai Mall is the second-largest mall by total land area and offers more than 1,200 shops.
  • The dancing Dubai Fountain,  the largest fountain in the world. 


  1. Burj Park by Emaar
  2. South Ridge Park
  3. Jumeirah Beach (13 min)
  4. Jumeira Public Beach (20 min)

Downtown Dubai

What kind of new real estate projects can be found here?

There is a huge range of different apartments available in Downtown, varying in both design and style. Here you can find an interesting mix of high-rise towers and low-rise townhouses and villas. The towers come with studios, 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments while the latest additions to the supply are also blessed with 5-bedroom apartments. The townhouses and villas are located in the Old Town of Downtown, which is a pedestrian-friendly area that is extremely suitable for families with children. Here you can also find a collection of gardens and swimming pools for communal use. 

What about transport and parking in Downtown Dubai?

It is quite convenient to get around by public transport in Downtown. There are several bus lines, a metro station, and the first hydrogen-powered trolley in the world. Furthermore, this area is pedestrian-friendly, allowing residents to go from one place to another on foot. Practically all apartments in Downtown come with their own parking spaces and for guests, there are paid parking spots spread around the territory.  There is also a huge paid parking garage under Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

Airports nearby 

  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) (23 min) 
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) (44 min) 

Downtown Dubai Airports


Helipad MBK Tower - E11 (10 min), Heli Pad AHC (10 min)

Public transport 

  • Metro: Business bay metro station
  • Bus lines: 8BWT1, CBT2, DMMSLD
  • Water Transport: d3 Water Taxi Station (7 min)
  • Trolley Bus: world’s first hydrogen-powered trolley

Downtown Dubai

Which amenities are available?

When it comes to shopping, there is no better place to visit than the Dubai Mall. However, there are many more shops in the area that cater to the luxury segment. Medical services, as well as nurseries, are widely available. However, the number of schools is limited in the area so when you have a family, or thinking about starting one, do your research. 


  • Nurseries: Fun First Nursery Kidzania, Blossom Downtown Nursery Dubai, Blossom Business Bay,Maple Bear Pre School (10 min)
  • Schools: There are currently no schools in Downtown but there are some well-respected schools in neighboring areas.
  • Universities and Colleges: The College of Fashion & Design (7 min), Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) (8 min), Canadian University Dubai (11 min)


  • Hospitals: Dr. Vivek Rathod's Super Speciality Dental Hospital, medicare hospital (10 min)
  • Clinics: Amana Healthcare, Occhiali Vision International (Yateem Group)


  • Malls: Dubai Mall, Bay Avenue (8 min)
  • Supermarkets: West Zone Fresh Supermarket, Al Maya Supermarket, ZOOM, Old Town Minimart, Spinneys Market Souq Al Bahar


  1. Cinema: Burj Park, Reel Cinemas, ScreenX
  2. Bowling: Dubai Bowling Center (9 min)
  3. Karaoke: Byzantium Lounge, The Other Office Karaoke (8 min), Voice Karaoke Bar & Terrace (11 min)
  4. Dance: Arthur Murray Dance Centre, AIM Dance Academy, Shannon & Rajeswari's Latin Dance Classes (5 min)


  • Mosques: Dubai Mall Mosque, Souk Al Bahar Mosque, Al Ghafoor Mosque (5 min), Male Prayer Room (Mosque) - Bay Square (5 min)
  • Church: The Church of Jah (9 min), City of Dreams (14 min), City Hill Global Church Dubai (13 min), St. Mary's Catholic Church (14 min)


  • Dining: Sargon Dubai, Red Lobster, At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa, Third Avenue Boutique, Kanpai Restaurant & Lounge Bar
  • Cafes/bars: The Cereal Killer Cafe, Cafe Barbera - The Italian Coffee House, Haagen-Dazs Cafe, HUQQA, Datu Club, Cabana
  • Nightlife: Armani/Prive, Cinema Beirut, W club Dubai

What are the most popular residential complexes in Downtown Dubai?

Downtown is a mature area with lots of clusters being fully completed and inhabited. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any new projects in this part of Dubai. Here’s a list with 5 off-plan projects available in Downtown Dubai. 

  1. Vida Residence Downtown 
  2. DAMAC Maison Distinction
  3. Burj Vista Apartments
  4. The Address Fountain Views
  5. Downtown Views I&II

Downtown Dubai

What are the Pros and Cons of life in Downtown Dubai?

Pros Cons
The heart of modern-day Dubai Expensive 
Pedestrian-friendlyFew schools
Impressive views from most of the apartmentsAccess roads might be difficult to enter
5-star services for all amenitiesOccasional traffic congestion
Iconic landmarks Noisy

Average prices per m2 in Downtown Dubai

Other districts

BoroughAverage price/month
Old Town
from ‍1 799 AED / ft2
Dubai Opera District Downtown
from ‍2 681 AED / ft2
Business Bay
from ‍1 699 AED / ft2
Al Wasl
from ‍1 095 AED / ft2
from ‍2 021 AED / ft2
from ‍2 306 AED / ft2
Bur Dubai
from ‍1 284 AED / ft2
Jumeirah Bay Island
from ‍3 046 AED / ft2
Al Jaddaf
from ‍1 209 AED / ft2
Dubai Harbour
from ‍2 235 AED / ft2

Nearest cities

LocalityAverage price/month
from ‍1 410 AED / ft2
from ‍719 AED / ft2
from ‍502 AED / ft2
Ras Al Khaimah
from ‍444 AED / ft2
from ‍1 203 AED / ft2
Abu Dhabi
from ‍1 164 AED / ft2