Dubai & Abu Dhabi - Downtown Dubai (Chapter)
This is the Downtown Dubai chapter from Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi guidebook.
Dubai’s main artery, Sheikh Zayed Road, travels past the architecturally distinguished skyscrapers of the Financial District and the 828m-high Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure and anchor of glamorous Downtown Dubai, the new urban district that encompasses high-end hotels, residences, office buildings and the gargantuan Dubai Mall with its dancing Dubai Fountain.
- craning your neck to take in the entire length of the elegantly tapered Burj Khalifa, which pierces the sky at 828m, making it the world’s tallest building
- spotting flamingos and migratory birds at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
- feeling hypnotised by the beautifully choreographed singing and dancing Dubai Fountain
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.
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