The Iconic Architecture of Downtown Dubai

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    25 Apr 2019
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Downtown Dubai only covers two square kilometres, but it’s recognisable all over the world because of its superlative architecture. It’s also one of the planet’s most popular attractions. We’re going to find out why.

    Along the way, you’ll discover how the tallest building in the world was inspired by a desert flower, and trace both the Dubai Opera and the city’s metro stations back to the UAE’s pearl diving, seafaring past. There’s insight into building a mall as big as a city too, at the end of the tour, along with a choreographed fountain that shoots water higher than any of its kind.

    The question in Downtown Dubai isn’t “what if?” – it’s “what’s next?”. Join us as we find answers by exploring a visionary urban landscape that is so truly contemporary that it calls itself “the centre of now”.

    Music:

    Lee Rosevere - Here's the Thing
    Lee Rosevere - Introducing the Pre-roll
    Lee Rosevere - Puzzle Pieces
    Chris Zabriskie - Candlepower
    Chris Zabriskie - Wonder Cycle

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    This tour starts at the Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station in front of the ticket counter on the first floor.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Burj Khalifa observation decks, Dubai Opera, Burj Park, Palace Downtown, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall. There are also coffee shops and restaurants at points all along this route.

    Best time of day:

    We recommend setting out shortly before sunset, so you can see Downtown Dubai in daylight and at night.

    If you’d like to catch a performance of the Dubai Fountain at the end of your tour, these happen every half hour from 18:00 to 23:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, or to 22:00 every other day.

    If you’d like to go up to the Burj Khalifa’s observation decks after your tour, it’s best to book your ticket in advance. Final admissions are at 22:00.

    Precautions:

    * Take care when crossing the road, even at pedestrian crossings.
    * If you do this tour during the day, ensure that you have adequate protection from the sun and remember to stay hydrated.

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    Great and comprehensive tour of Downtown Dubai. Loved it and discovered some places that aren’t mentioned in other tour guides.

    Posted by Nadia S , 6 months ago

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