The world's tallest building and one of Dubai's top attractions
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and a global icon. Truly a feat of engineering, the building represents the conceptual heart and soul of the city of Dubai. At 828m tall, this magnificent structure is located next to Dubai Mall and has drawn visitors from all over the world since opening in 2010. For a truly special time, visitors can choose to dine in the restaurant and lounge At.mosphere on the 122nd floor, or experience new heights at The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, which is spread across floors 152, 153 and 154, making it the tallest lounge on the planet.
The world's largest shopping, entertainment and leisure destination
Dubai Mall is the world’s largest destination for shopping, entertainment and leisure, located next to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Featuring over 1,200 retail stores, two major department stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets, Dubai Mall covers more than 1 million sqm – an area equivalent to 200 football pitches. Even an entire day spent here is not enough to see it all. Along with its 1,200-plus shops and 150 restaurants, the venue is home to a range of other fun attractions.
Marvel at Dubai's record-breaking dancing water fountains
Witness the tallest performing fountain in the world during your visit to Downtown Dubai. The Dubai Fountain offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in a captivating water, music and light experience. Submerged within the 30-acre Burj Lake, at the foot of Dubai Mall, powerful water jets are laid out strategically over an area equal to the size of two football pitches.
See the city from an elevated glass slide, bridge or tower-encircling ledge
At 219.5m above ground, Sky Views Dubai is the latest attraction to sweep visitors off their feet with mesmerising perspectives of Downtown Dubai's pristine expanses below and the sublime city skyline beyond. Perched atop the Address Sky View hotel, this architectural marvel comprises three distinct offerings for unforgettable and thrill-inducing sightseeing escapades — the Observatory, Glass Slide and Edge Walk.
Enjoy live performances and discover an abundance of arts and culture at Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai. The world-class performing arts destination hosts the best opera shows in the city – but it’s much more than just an opera house. Catering to a wide variety of event styles, the dhow-shaped entertainment and music venue can transform from a traditional theatre into a concert hall and even to a flat floor without any seating.
Visit this Arabesque hub for shopping, dining and entertainment
Souk Al Bahar is a modern twist on a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace. Found in the heart of the city, this popular hub combines shopping, entertainment and dining. Meaning ‘market of the sailor’ in Arabic, Souk Al Bahar sits by the water in Downtown Dubai. It is accessible through the beautiful walkway of Dubai Mall, overlooking The Dubai Fountain with the Burj Khalifa towering above. The frequented location makes this venue a regular spot to soak up the views of the world's tallest tower, especially during New Year's Eve celebrations.