Move Downtown to explore the towering skyscrapers or just stand out for a quiet evening walk down the lanes of the most-visited hub in all of Dubai.  If you’re wondering about other things to do in Downtown Dubai, there’s a plethora of options ranging from world-class shopping experiences to gourmet dining and mesmerizing performances at local venues.

Burj Khalifa

burj khalifa

Needs no introduction as it surely is known world-wide for its majestic scale towering over almost all of Dubai. Labelled as the tallest in the world, the Burj Khalifa stands at a height of about 2,700 feet. Be wary of booking your tickets well in advance for a hassle-free visit to this wonder thunder.

Visit this page to book your tickets for Burj Khalifa

Dubai mall and underwater zoo

Dubai mall and aquarium

Another must-visit attraction of Downtown Dubai is the Dubai Mall open on all days of the week. This tourist attraction comes with no charges for window shopping fans. It also serves as an entry gate to the towering Burj Khalifa and the walk-in Underwater Zoo, all part of your happy family day trip to malling. 

Book your day at the Underwater Aquarium here.

Dubai Fountain

Dubai fountain

Another free-of-cost attraction is the Dubai Fountain. After all, who does not enjoy an easy-breezy show after an exhaustively tiring expedition in the scorching valley of the Middle East? 

This tourist attraction can be visited every evening between 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM and afternoons from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM.  The fountain surges, upswings, and dances to as high as 200 meters, holding shows for around 5 minutes with the shimmer of the majestic Burj Khalifa in the background.

Dubai Opera

Dubai opera

 Another Emaar property is for opera lovers all over. A perfect blend of arts and culture can be witnessed at an entry fee to the Dubai Opera of AED 100 to AED 1000.

Pre-Booking to the Dubai Opera is also available. 

Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai ice rink

Glide as you skate through the coolest hot-spots in Dubai. Also, ice skating should be on the bucket list of every stress-reliever. It is here where you can either learn to skate or rent the ice for either corporate events, team building day or educational purposes.

To know more visit the official website of Dubai Ice Rink.

Souk Al Bahar

souk al bahar (1)

Souk Al Bahar is a much more intimate and tranquil experience and is situated over a bridge from Dubai Mall. A large variety of food alternatives are available at the recently opened and licensed Time Out Market

There are numerous additional eateries, the majority of which have permits. A small Spinneys grocery and a modest quantity of shops, much of which are geared toward visitors, are also present. Parking spaces are plentiful beneath the Souk.

Reel Cinemas

reel cinemas

Enjoy the dine-in cinema while watching the latest movie releases at the Reel Cinemas where the reel is right to give you a real feeling of the awesome cinematic experiences brought from around the world. 

Check out the latest movies playing at the website of Reel Cinemas

Palace Downtown

Looking for a staycation then Palace Downtown is the 5-star Arabic design hotel that you should surely head to. Enjoy the rewarding extended stays, exclusive dining, and summer offers for visitors looking out for a concession or a discount. It is an award-winning stellar avenue that is built on the edge of a lake on the Old Town island. 

To know more about the check-in/check-out timing or the staying charges visit the official website of Palace Downtown.

At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa

Experience fine dining at the Atmosphere bellied in the majestic skyscraper. Envelope in the pleasantness of the vibe and the tribe as you plan to spend an evening in this Michelin-starred restaurant. Located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa it hosts a variety of French and European cuisines to go with the vegetarian-friendly environment of the restaurant.

Burj Park

In front of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains is a beautifully maintained park that provides fantastic views of both structures. Although there isn’t much seating, you can sit in the grassy area. 

Additionally, there is a raised platform with chairs and an excellent view of the fountain display. The park hosts activities all year long, including retail fairs, musical performances, and food pop-ups. The park now offers water rides including pedal boats and other options; admission fees do apply to the water rides. Worth a check if you have some extra time when visiting the nearby Dubai Mall.

Burj Plaza

This is a great backdrop for Instagram pictures. The Wings of Mexico, a magnificent sculpture that is on show in Dubai and rather easy to overlook, is located at the entrance. 

If you’re in Downtown, it’s worth stopping by this lovely sculpture because Burj Khalifa is right there in the background. The Burj Plaza is in-housed in the Dubai Mall which for sure stands an added advantage to the mall-goers. 

Dubai Dino

Another attraction located in the Dubai Mall is the Dubai Dino which showcases a 155 million-year-old genuine dinosaur fossil on display. This prehistoric artifact is a major stunner for visitors of the mall. 


Downtown is the place to be for all kinds of travellers. Everyone is sure to get a piece of their taste in Downtown be it of culture, nature, arts, history, entertainment or a venture into the heightened structures. 


The Dubai Mall is the most famous attraction of Downtown Dubai and most of the other sightseeings are either attached to the mall or are in-housed in it. To explore Downtown Dubai, you should make it a point to give the mall a visit alongwith the Underwater Aquarium, Dubai Dino, Burj Plaza, At the Top of the Burj Khalifa and the Reel Cinemas.

Yes. Why not walk around and give those aching muscles a pit-stop here and there. If you explore the different floors of the Burj Khalifa, you have pretty much got most of the Downtown area covered.

The Downtown area is labelled as the jewel to the crown of Dubai. It bellies-in the majestic skyscraper known world-wide for being the tallest in the world. Every floor of the Burj Khalifa houses-in elegant restaurants, shopping centres, and must-to things for seekers from around the world.

Downtown Dubai is the most famous area in all of Dubai. It is said that a visitor pretty much explores almost all of Dubai if he/she gives Downtown Dubai a visit. Every traveller is most likely to come across this area when visiting the world-famous Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.