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Propsearch guide to Dubai real estate: Developments

City Walk

Mixed-use district, Al Wasl, Jumeirah District, Dubai
City Walk Key Information
Location type
Mixed-use district

City Walk Overview

City Walk is a three-phase mixed-use regeneration of the beachside Jumeirah district.

The project is spread across more than 900,000 square metres and constitutes urban infill onwhat was vacant land close to the Downtown Dubai district and in the shadow of Burj Khalifa.

City Walk is located on Safa Road between Al Wasl Road and Sheikh Zayed Road at the Dubai Mall interchange and is about 15 minutes walk from the Burj Khalifa metro station.

The development was announced at Cityscape Dubai 2011 by Meraas, the Dubai-based real estate company responsible for The Walk at JBR and Bluewaters Island.

Dewan Architects and Engineers were consultants to the project.


City Walk is a self-contained shopping and dining area that is more a town centre community than a mall, combining ‘chic European fashion and a London edge’.

Boulevards underneath a glass roof criss-cross in natural light and subtle air-conditioning. They are flanked by high-end boutiques such as Karl Lagerfeld, Chantelle, and Ralph Lauren.

While the interior boulevards are typical of Dubai’s glossy malls, the exterior streets are pastiche London architecture, complete with sash windows and British street furniture.

Food and beverage outlets include Rice Creamery, Yoku Moku, Ferre Chocolate Bar Concept, Il Cafe De Roma, Hummingbird Bakery, La Postretria, Jessica, Earth Fruits Yogurt, Hollywood Burger, Mo’s Restaurant, Pappa Roti, Brandi Pizzeria, Miskeh, Silver Fox, Paul, Just Falafel, Butcher’s Shop, Pei Wei, Starbucks, Subway, Sapori Di Bice, Nar, the Noodle House, Edo Sweets, Y by Yabani, Burger Joint and a Spinney Supermarket.

Retail stores include Zmilelee, Crea & JNBY, Sauce in the Hood, She Moves, Rivoli, Roberto Cavalli Décor, Designer’s Club, Michelle Belau, Al Jabr Optical, Mothercare, Toushih, Caboodle and Early Learning Centre.

Health and beauty outlets include Poupa Salon & Nail Spa, 1847, Sephora, N. Bar, Physique 57, Boots and Holland & Barrett.

The development includes a unique water feature as well as a children’s play area that can be transformed into a venue for concerts, weekly markets or exhibitions. There are around 600 parking spaces.


City Walk also includes 34 apartment buildings of five and six floors built close to The Avenue shopping and leisure scheme.


La Ville Hotel and Citywalk Apartments is an eight-storey 5-Star boutique hotel containing 86 rooms and 68 serviced apartments.

Companies Associated with City Walk
Master Developer
Architectural Consultant
  • The project was launched in Q3 2011.
  • The handover process began in 2013.
  • Construction began in Q3 2011.
  • The master developer is Meraas Holding.
  • The architect of the project was Dewan Architects & Engineers.
  • The main building work was done by Al Shafar General Contractors.
  • From City Walk it takes roughly seven minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 19 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 17 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 22 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 16 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 45 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
City Walk Milestones
Date Launched
Q3 2011
Construction Started
Q3 2011
Handover Started

City Walk Amenities


The Green Planet is a rain forest attraction consisting of a bio-dome housing rain forest plants, birds, and animals. The bio-dome is housed in a 30m x 30m cube built over a single basement. Three of its sides are concrete and the fourth side has a glazed façade and an atrium roof.

The Green Planet recreates the world of a tropical forest with a rich biodiversity of over 3,000 plants and animals. Its centerpiece is a giant 25-metre tree rising six storeys high inside the bio-dome and surrounded by a spiral ramp to allow visitors to view the exhibits.

There’s also a Mattel Play Town, an ‘eduplay’ attraction themed around five popular children’s characters from Mattel. ‘Geek Nation will appeal to your inner nerd and anyone with a penchant for comics, movies or video games won’t want to miss out’, it says here...

The Green Planet opened in 2016.


Opened in July 2016, Hub Zero is the region’s first immersive entertainment park that offers experiences created in association with video game developers including Electronic Arts, Capcom, Konami, Microsoft and Square Enix.

Hub Zero is located at City Walk and comprises a total of 18 attractions, rides and experiential zones, with a substantial number exclusively developed for Hub Zero.

As the region’s first indoor theme park based on video games, Hub Zero addresses the increasing global demand for innovative and distinct gaming experiences.

Several rides are powered by artificial intelligence and feature real-time engines to provide an unmatched interactive and non-predictive gaming experience.

Spread over an area of approximately 15,000 square metres on two floors, the immersive entertainment park also features an e-Sports LAN gaming zone and a children’s play area.


Valiant Clinic, is a AED300 million facility spread across 15,000 square metres. It was developed by Meraas and is managed by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the international subsidiary of Houston Methodist Hospital in the United States.

A 150-bed hospital is set to be built opposite the Valiant Clinic.


The Coca-Cola Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena with a capacity of around 20,000 people under construction near City Walk.

The Arena covers an area of around 46,000 square metres (500,000 square feet) and was completed in June 2019.

The air-conditioned stadium can be transformed from a theatre to a stadium depending on the scale of the event and has been described as ‘the future go-to venue for all international music concerts as well as other sporting and entertainment events’.

The venue is managed by AEG Ogden, part of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns or is affiliated to other entertainment venues such as The O2 in London, the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
19 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
45 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
13 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
14 mins drive
Dubai Mall
7 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
17 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
23 mins drive
The Walk JBR
22 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
16 mins drive

City Walk Dining and Nightlife Offers

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of City Walk.

Ladies Night
Grapeskin (0.5km)
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk
Sunday 7:00pm
Friday Brunch
Graze Gastro Grill (0.5km)
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk
Friday afternoon 13:00 - 17:00
Graze Supper Club
Graze Gastro Grill (0.5km)
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk
Thursday evening 19:00 - 23:00
Ladies Night
The Lioness
Tipsy Lion (0.8km)
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Monday 5:00pm
Ladies Night
Wakame (0.8km)
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Tuesday 7:00pm
Ladies Night
Mafia Club Dubai (0.8km)
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Wednesday 10:00pm
Ladies Night
Ce La Vi
CÉ LA VI (0.9km)
The Address Residence Sky View
Monday 10:00pm
Brunch On 54
CÉ LA VI (0.9km)
The Address Residence Sky View
Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
Ladies Night
Rosay Wednesday
Avenue (1.0km)
Shangri La Hotel
Wednesday 10:00pm

You can find full Ladies Night and Ladies Day offers including contact details and booking info at https://ladiesnightdubai.com

For full Dubai Brunch listings including prices, contact and booking information please visit https://brunchcrunch.ae

Construction History

City Walk Phase One, 'The Avenue', was launched at Cityscape in September 2011. At the crossroads of Al Wasl Road and Safa Road it comprises a 350m stretch of commercial outlets incorporating a range of retail brands, a major supermarket complex, various food and beverage outlets, and a healthcare clinic.

Supporting the retail outlets are external seating with extensive landscaping, water features and various green spaces. The development covers 12,800sq m of the 53,000sq m plot.

Phase Two, launched in March 2014, comprises an estimated one million square feet of high-quality family entertainment and retail development.

Opened on 14 February 2016 to the public, the extended space has been let to 60 new tenants that include shops, restaurants and attractions. The Green Planet, a first-of-its-kind bio-dome built to resemble a tropical forest, with more than 3,000 real plants and animals, opened in September 2016.

In February 2019 Meraas launched Central Park at City Walk as part of Phase Two. The 230,000 sq m park will be surrounded by mid-rise apartment buildings.

Phase Three includes 34 apartment buildings, the Dubai Arena, a mosque and green spaces and corridors among the residential buildings. The five- and six-storey residential buildings were completed in February 2019.

Video from ASGC showing the completed residential buildings:

City Walk in the News

Public Transport

Car Parking is ample, with nearly 2,000 spaces available in the underground car park. There is also a valet service.

Metro Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall Metro station are a five-minute walk away.


City Walk Communities

We currently maintain records for 1 sub-community in City Walk.

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