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Downtown Dubai Area Guide

Downtown Dubai is a huge residential and commercial development in the north of Dubai covering an area of 2 square kilometres, some of which is still in construction. It is home to some of Dubai's best known landmarks including Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, contains a hotel, office space and 900 apartments. Surrounding areas have low-rise villas and town houses as well as residential towers. The metro connects with Downtown and the Dubai Mall whose 1,200 retail outlets, aquarium and ice rink draw shoppers and leisure seekers from all over the country.

Residential accommodation in the centre of Downtown Dubai is high rise and high living in Burj Khalifa, with 900 apartments backed up by state-of-the-art fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis and recreation room, and in The Address with its 626 up-market serviced apartments.

Away from the centre is the low-rise Old Town with its clusters of Arabic style buildings, narrow streets and shady gardens.

Beyond Old Town there are several high-rise apartment complexes, including South Ridge, The Distinction and Burj View Towers.

Downtown Dubai Amenities

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and the centrepiece of Downtown Dubai. The Burj (or ‘tower’) has 90 residential floors and a 160-room Armani hotel as well as commercial office space. Surrounding the Burj is The Park with its 11 hectares of landscaped gardens, six water features, two tennis courts, children's playground and wading pool. The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall housing 1,200 shops, an olympic-sized ice rink, an aquarium and a water zoo. A pedestrian walkway links the mall directly to the metro station.

Outside the Mall the Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system, putting on its spectacular show at half-hourly intervals after sunset. Accompanied by classical or contemporary music and illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors computer controlled jets shoot water up to 150m into the air.

Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat, multi-format performing arts venue in The Opera District of Downtown Dubai. In theatre mode the space is suitable for opera, musicals, ballet and dance performances, large scale drama productions, lectures and conferences, and is capable of seating audiences of up to 2,040. The building’s design is inspired by the Arabian dhow.

The Address Downtown Dubai is a super tall skyscraper alongside the Dubai Mall, the Old Town, and the Burj Khalifa Lake. The 5-star hotel and residential compound has 196 rooms and 63 floors of serviced apartments.

Downtown Dubai Travel Guide

This district is situated along Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Al Wasl and bounded by Business Bay to the south and by Financial Centre Road to the north-east.

Public Transport Links to Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is connected to the Dubai Metro via the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station.

Downtown Dubai Construction

Downtown Dubai Location Map

Downtown Dubai Reviews

See what the residents have to say courtesy of flatreviews.com
Average of 4 based on 40 reviews.

"Old Town Is Amazing"

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Positives:   Having a garden in Downtown.

Negatives:   Morning traffic, guest parking.

The flats are quite small but the location and having a small garden compensates for that.

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"Living With The Noise"

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Positives:   Nezesaussi.

Negatives:   Building dust, smoke, noise, lamborgini drivers, price, maintenance, expensive gym, traffic, no visitor parking, the throngs of people.

I've lived in the same apartment since 2008 and have slowly seen the degradation of the area and those living in it. It would appear that everyone living in the block now needs to move their furniture every night around their room. It seems they need to wait until 10pm to start drilling and doing their DIY. The hard surfaces create unacceptable noise levels. If your single and party all the time it's probably for you as you will no doubtledly be able to sleep through the noise! Or even join your neighbours! Parking is terrible, you get your spot but if you have more then one car, be aware paid parking is everywhere and theyr have even spent 1000s drilling the car park floors and erecting bollards in spaces not being paid for (65%of parking is unused!) The smells that eminate through the ventilation system is a mystery, onions, drains you name it, however the excellent maintenance men will usually advice you to close of the vents as a great solution. No free gym is shocking, your paying best part of £33000 a year for a two bed apartment, it's not New York or London! Enjoy your stay it's wonderful.

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"Wake Up To The Sound Of Birds Chirping In The Morning "

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Positives:   Location, location, location!

Negatives:   One day I will have to go back home.

Safe-Clean-Pretty-Quiet-Convenient-Trendy-Luxurious-Central-Green-Affluent-Gyms... +Great restaurants (Baker and Spice, Clinton Street Baking, La Serre Bistro, Fume, Eataly, etc.).

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"Kamoon 1 Bedroom"

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The apartment is in perfect shape! The finishing is one of the best I have seen in Dubai. The kitchen layout and finishing are out of this world. Although I am the 3rd or 4th tenant, I feel I moved into a brand new apartment. The Maintenance teams are super in terms of response and capability.

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"Zaafaran"

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Positives:   Great location and quiet place.

Negatives:   No gym, high maintenance charges.

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"A Little Piece Of Heaven In Downtown"

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Positives:   The amazing feeling of waking up with birdsounds and no trafficnoise.

Negatives:   No indoor gym.

One of the most stylish and classiest regions in Dubai. You make a jump in the past living in these Arabic style residences. It's in close walking distance of Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Mall/Fountains/Burj Khalifa. The Old town is separated in Regions. Mine is Zaafaran and contains 1-bedroom apartments and is 4 floors hight. The rooms are pretty big and the furniture is colonial style. They contain a living room, separate kitchen with a washroom, a dressing , bedroom, bathroom with bath/toilet/lavabeau. It's a piece of Green in the city of sand, with nice trees in every yard on the ground floor. Thanks to all the trees, there are a lot of birds around, what gives it a suburban feeling. The pool is one of the best I've seen so far. surrounded by palm trees, nice cool (but not cold) temperature and, even though the population is big, there are always sofa's available.

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"Amazing And Peaceful Place To Stay"

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Positives:   Enclosed community which feels like staying in a Resort.

Negatives:   The gymnasium is not free.

The best and central place to stay in Dubai.The biggest community in downtown with a boundary wall which makes the place so peaceful that it becomes easier for the resident to walk within the premises without any traffic. Also it has a souq which has all facilities like doctor clinic, pharmacy, super market, restaurant and a five star hotel. The gym is great(Fitness first platinum) but you have to pay for the same. As per the community they have 4 different pools in Al Manzil district, which makes it all the more better. Great place to stay.

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"Great Place"

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Positives:   Plenty of green & flowers, hotel feel in the centre of Dubai.

Negatives:   If you have kids... it will tough to find friends as there are not many of them around.

Read the other review and don't really agree. Traffic - yes, construction may be a problem along with weekend folks on the boulevard. However Emaar has built a few new roundabouts and it's very easy to get into the parking from behind Old Town / Business Bay. Especially if you know the shortcuts. Parking - there's fairly big guest parking available at Qamardeen and two at Al Manzil districts (Old Town is split into these two parts). Absolutely no issues here. Territory & buildings - something that most people fell in love with immediately. Low rise beautifully landscaped buildings with plenty of different pools. Actually feels like hotel on vacation. Very friendly neighbours and staff. Apartments on G floor have their own gardens. Inside the apartments it may be a bit dark but saves from the heat. Finishing is a bit worse than you would expect. Especially cooling system - it can't really keep the set temperature, feels more like AC not climate control. On the other hand it rarely gets hot even in summer. Apartment layouts are very different - you need to spend some time to understand which one you'd prefer while searching for one. Some have spacious living rooms while some are quite awkward and narrow. There are few small shops in a short walking distance (e.g. Spinneys, Carrefour), as well as Dubai Mall. You'll soon be bored with Fountains due to their close proximity. :))) Schools/nurseries - there are no schools around. However there's a nursery in Old Town and several good ones in the nearby buildings.

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"Zanzabeel 3"

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Positives:   Pools and artistic design.

Negatives:   Smoke and noise level.

The one bedroom we lived in was located on the third level so we had neighbours above us. Very noisy with traffic and now there is a mosque open right next door. The walls were very thin and we had many sleepless nights from our neighbours above, beside and below us. We are non-smokers so we did not appreciate the smell of smoke that often came in through the central air system as people often smoked in their apartment and the fire alarm rang regularly at all hours of the day. The apartment had a small balcony and the Arabic design features was beautiful.

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"Look Behind The Scenes"

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Positives:   Close to Downtown.

Negatives:   Neihborhood feels like abandoned.

I have been living in Zanzabeel for almost 3 years. First, I must say that in general, I was happy here: the neighborhood is really beautiful, our apartment too, everything is very close, included good restaurants or more simple ones, Dubai Mall, etc. And you can WALK. We are a community of people who wants to WALK and we don't like driving the car for every little thing. Zanzabeel is in the "Qamardeen" side of Old town and unfortunately, the features are pretty less good than in the other side (al Manzil with Yansoon, Reehan and Zaffaran). 1. The beautiful souk never opened. Since 3 years, we are waiting for that, and there's absolutely nothing in it. It means we must take the car / walk to the other side for every single thing. Not a big deal, would you say, but it is, if you rented / bought a flat thinking that you'll have a small spinneys nearby. 2. This means that the souk is barely cleaned, actually we have pieces of glass and dog leftovers for days and weeks in it. 3. If you have children and you need to use your stroller, you HAVE TO cross the dirty -empty souk. Honestly, I don't let my daughter walk in it, because I'm afraid if she falls, she'll have plenty of piece of glass mixed with dog poo in her wounds. 4. The access to Zanzabeel next to Vida Hotel became absolutely dangerous, especially with children. Cars are coming from everywhere, nobody ever understood why they changed everything over there, if it was better before. 5. Other access is dangerous to and the sidewalk is approx. 50 cm large, you can barely pass with a stroller, then you have to cross between all the cars coming for the parking. 6. There used to be a nursery what they closed, telling us that its building was for community purpose, as a gym for example. It was left empty with light on 24h/24h, then they finally rented it for Vida hotel. What isn't really serving the community. 7. THERE'S NO KID'S POOL!!!!!! There was one, it's broken since 2 years and nobody seems to care about it. We are actually crossing the road and going to the other side of Old town for their kids pool. 8. The new Mosque is definitely audible. 9. There are 2 high building constructions right next to Zanzabeel - what means AT LEAST 1 1/2 years of noise ALL THIS MEANS THAT IT ISN'T REALLY THE THING IT SEEMS LIKE: YOU JUST CAN'T REALLY WALK AROUND AS YOU WANTED, BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON DAILY BASIS (spinneys, nursery, pharmacy, kid's pool) IS ABOUT 15 MIN WALK FROM YOUR HOUSE. WHAT IS MUCH FROM APRIL UNTIL DECEMBER!!! Above all these problems, rents are almost as high as in Yansoon, Zaffaran or Reehan - but they have lots more of facilities. This is really not right and the developer should really rethink about this neighborhood. Especially because with all these noise we didn't have one year ago, almost everybody is leaving. Landlords, owners must be really upset of all these crazy and let's say, not really intelligent decisions about Qamardeen and neighborhood. Two positive thing, the flats and the pools are really beautiful. And you are still very close to everything, even though the Qamardeen souk is empty.

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"Old Town 1 Bedroom"

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Positives:   Living next to the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

Negatives:   Rats and lack of visitor parking.

We loved living in Downtown but there were rats in the Old Town Buildings. Complaints to the developer were useless as they kept saying it was a landlord issue. Unfortunately the rats were in the public corridors ceilings - we had several die when we were there. Also getting into/out of the old town area is a nightmare during the evenings. It would take me 20min to get to work and over an hour to get home.

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"Old Town Island"

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Positives:   The view and our large terrace.

Negatives:   The traffic in and out of the area during rush hour.

The perfect area for us, a couple with a small dog and no children. Walking distance to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and all the facilities along the boulevard. Spectacular views of Burj Khalifa from our terrace, amazing when there are fireworks, like NYE.

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"Yansoon 2 Bedrooms"

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Positives:   The environment, the pool, the apartment layout.

Negatives:   The fridge is too small for a 2 bedrooms apartment.

I live in Old Town for a year, the appartment is amazing if you want to avoid towers, I have great balcony very useful in good weather for a breakfast or dinner, the finishing of the appartment is amazing with little flaws but you can manage it with maintenance. The area is great for walks and very much kids friendly for playing and running. The pool is 5 stars very clean and huge. I live opposite to Dubai Mall and still have spinneys in old souq and carrefour just around the corner.

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"Reehan 2 Bedroom"

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"Living In Paradise"

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Positives:   The swimming pool.

Negatives:   None.

We arrived in old town in September 2013. Our tenancy was for 2 months. As we were new to Dubai we wanted to have a good look around the area before committing ourselves to an apartment. My first impressions of the apartment and community were very favourable. The apartment is big enough for the 2 of us, very nicely decorated and furnished to a high standard, with everything we could possibly need. The pool is very close by to the apartment. It has plenty of sun beds around and a pool attendant is always visible. The pool is a good size for length swimming and surrounded by plants and palm trees, which makes sitting around the pool pleasurable. There is a souk within approx 200yds from the apartment, with a supermarket, pharmacy, spa, hairdresser/barber. There are also shops and cafés within the souk. So everything you need is close at hand. There is also a hotel close by, so you can use their facilities and the largest mall is across the road from the community. Public transport is very close, buses, taxis and the metro within walking distance. With all this in mind, we didn't find any other apartment that meet with such fabulous facilities, so we signed up for 1years tenancy and are likely to stay another year.

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"Old Town 1 Bedroom"

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Positives:   The central location.

Negatives:   The maintenance.

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"Old Town- Residential Charm In The Middle Of Dubai"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Noise facing street.

Getting lost in the streets of the complex makes you realize how nice of a life you can live under the hustle and bustle of the Burj. Families with babies stroll, many options for eating out and just plain taking a walk. If you like, you park your car on a Thu night and don't take it out until Sunday morning. This in a car based city is a huge advantage.

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"Great Location, Nice Facilities But Horrible Traffic And Annoying Restaurant Visitors"

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Positives:   Location, building facilities & maintainance, nice neighbours.

Negatives:   Traffic, uncivilized ​behavior of restaurant visitors.

Being living in this building for 5 years, I am happy with the building facilities like swimming pools (2 nos), gym, movie theatre and etc. The location is great as walking distance to Metro Station and Dubai Mall. Neighbours are great too by mixed nationalities. However, the traffic is not that great, when you exit from the building to SZR, you will pass at least 8 traffic lights, which means it will takes approximate 20mins to get out of the downtown area if NO traffic. The downside of the apartment furnishing is the water heater, your toilet will be floated if not switch off after used, the AC control is not that great (fixed temperature) no matter how you try to adjust the temperature. The most annoying thing is the visitors of both restaurants downstairs, the uncivilized behaviour of the restaurant visitors constantly blocking the entrance and exit of the building, illegally parking inside and outside the building. Conclusion, if you have car, there are many choices in downtown area with similar facilities. If you have no car, this building is suitable for you.

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"Landlord Issues "

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Positives:   The reception staff.

Negatives:   The landlord.

There's not much wrong with Boulevard Central, especially the location, and the staff are very friendly. There is not much sun at the pool which means the water is chilly, and the equipment used (Teka) is of a very pool quality. However my specific issues revolves around the landlord. The apartment was handed over uncleaned and not painted. It was only later that I had the AC ducts cleaned and the guys told me it hadn't been done in at least three or four years and I was breathing in dust and toxins. There was a crack in the stove top and holes in the walls from the curtain rails of the previous tenant. Cracks also started to appear in the walls and the dishwasher would take generally two washes to get items clean. After six months the washing machine stopped working entirely. It took three months for the landlord's representative to get this fixed during which time I had to sent my clothes out to dry clean. At one point water seeped in through the wall into a plug socket short circuiting the electricity. The representatives response was that she was travelling and couldn't do anything about it. At this time there was no power in the house at all! In the end I called and paid for an electrician who at least isolated the issue so I could get most of the power back on. Upon leaving, as I had fully expected, the representative called me after a week and started trying to blame many of these original issues on me. She also said I left the place "dirty" which was utterly untrue as I oversaw the final clean myself. Take this flat if you don't mind being insulted and are willing to pay for all the repairs yourself, otherwise there are plenty of better places for the same price in the area.

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"A Good Home For A DIFC-worker In Her Early 30s"

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Positives:   Large kitchen.

Negatives:   Ageing finishing.

I have lived in Burj Views for 5 years. The excellent - it is set back from the Boulevard and there's a 'back-way' out to the 44/Al Khail which allows me to avoid a lot of traffic. There is a 'splash pool' as well as a pool in which I can do laps - roughly 20m length. Because there is a Flywheel there is great outdoor visitor parking. Flywheel is an excellent thing to have just downstairs, as is the Clinton St. Bakery, 24 hour Carrefour (cheaper than Spinneys which a lot of people have downstairs in their buildings downtown), Carribou, African & Eastern etc. Burj Views is also walking distance from the Dubai Mall/Boulevard etc. Depending on the lay-out you can expect a double sink in the ensuite bathroom which is useful if you life in a 1 bed as a couple. The good - in contrast to other buildings the kitchen space is decent, large for a 1 bedroom, and I like the amount of counter and storage space there is. There is also a mini utility room, big enough for the washing machine and I'm able to squeeze in clothes-drying racks, ironing board, broom etc. I've got shelving on top of the washing machine, so this 'room' doubles as a closet. The bad - depending on the layout of your flat (mine has a living room close to the front door) you can hear everything that goes on in the hallways - lifts pinging, people coming in and out of their apartments. I may have been particularly sensitive to this as there was a shrieking 2 year old next door. There's also some noise from downtown party people. People also complain that the kitchen cabinets break easily and are difficult to replace, although I've been lucky/have handled them carefully and haven't had major issues here. The whole building in general is ageing faster than it should, errors were made in some of the electrical wiring (so placement of light switches is counter-intuitive/they control the wrong lights). The gym also has maintenance issues, lots of out of service equipment (broken eliptical trainers, treadmills that are out of commission, missing grips on weight machines etc.). I have bad water pressure, not sure if that's just me.

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"Burj Views Rating"

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Positives:   The view.

Negatives:   The Gym.

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"South Ridge 4, 02 Unit"

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Positives:   Location; finishings; gym.

Negatives:   Security/concierge; swimming pool.

Brand new 2BR apartment on a fairly low floor. Neighbourhood quite empty (back then). Finishings one of the best in town, kitchen is fully equipped. Gym was world class, however the swimming pool is not aligned for swimming.

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"Why Downtown?"

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Positives:   Community is great and everything is walking distance.

You can't go wrong with Downtown apartments that are built by Emaar. Top maintnenace, security, easy access. Apart from that, people are very classy and friendly. The gym is one of the best across all Dubai & the safety measures are all in place. Although I've lived around almost all across dubai (I was born here), I would never think of moving out of Downtown especially during the months between Nov & May as it becomes very lively!

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"South Ridge Rating"

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"Poor Interiors, Poor Layouts, Poor Swimming Pool"

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Positives:   You can get a 2 bedroom apartment with decent views if you are willing to pay more for top floors (15 or above).

Negatives:   Swimming pool is useless.

The layouts of the two bedroom are not okay comparing with other buildings in Southridge for instance. The developer squeezed every square inch inside. The master bedroom area is okay, but the master toilet is a mini toilet. The second bedroom is very small where you have almost no space to swing the wardrobe doors if you decide to install a double bed. The finishing materials inside are poor and cheap and the building maintenance is horrible, they just demonstrate they don't have enough know how when it comes to emergencies. Worst comes to worst, the swimming pool has a nice area but with a super freezing cold water temperature. The cost of living in this community is extremely overpriced!!!

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"Good Place"

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Positives:   Close to everything, shops in walking distance, nice flat.

Negatives:   Guest parking in front often full, have to enter building through parking on foot, small corridors.

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"Claren Rating"

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Positives:   Security, location.

Negatives:   Mold and leaking water.

It grows mold on the celling, bathroom is leaking water, others are ok.

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"Burj View Podium"

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Positives:   Pool, squash court, close to Dubai mall.

Negatives:   Outside park full, some finishing.

Very nice building from Emaar, maintenance is good and amenities excellent. Pool in summer is a bit cold for my taste. Good for bachelors. Carrefour 24/7 at ground level as well as African+Eastern. All 1bed room are facing business bay which have a few building under construction, hence noisy and poor view. 2 bed rooms are facing Burj Khalifa. Podium have wide layouts, if you like more space compared to better view choose that one. Reaching there throught Al Khail road/business bay is great, you avoid all traffic jam to Dubai Mall during public holidays. Poor side are finishing and original plumbing, time to time appears some leaks in corridors. Anyway immediately painted. Car park outside for guests is always full. Kitchen are good but cupboard have weak hinges and most of them are broken, check them out and consider that are not easy at all to repair.

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"A Quiet Place To Live In The Heart Of Downtown Dubai"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Rent Cost.

This is a lovely place to live. Very peaceful with only the occasional sports car racing and revving around the nearby Business Bay roads. The facilities are of a high standard, with two good sized pools and a gym, squash courts, badminton courts. It also has a function room and business center available to residents. The external areas are well maintained and it has two Parks outside which have been earmarked to be developed into Kindergarden and Primary education facilities when the Downtown population requires them.

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"Satisfying Accomodation"

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Positives:   Shopping and restaurants. Walking path.

Negatives:   The regular water leakage in the building.

The place I live is more satisfactory than any other locations I have stayed in at Dubai. Its friendly, close for utilities, shopping, and has many other comfortable factors. Downtown is a beautiful place to live.

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"Good Choice In Downtown"

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Positives:   Close to everything.

Negatives:   Downtown traffic at rush hour.

A really nice building in Downtown Dubai, it is not directly on the boulevard which makes it a bit more peaceful. Our apartment doesn't face Burj Khalifa but we still like the view towards Business Bay. The small grocery store under the building is very convenient, plus Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Mall is just a stones throw away in case we need anything more.

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"Standpoint Review"

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Positives:   Boulevard, Swimming pool.

Negatives:   Noise of construction.

Great place for young people. Dubai Mall and metro station is walking distance. Nice for evening walks. View of Burj Khalifa or fountain...

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"8 Blvd Walk"

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Positives:   View, pool, location.

Negatives:   Construction.

Its a great building, best and biggest layouts in Downtown. BUT, there is construction that just started in the land in front of the building, unfortunately the full Burj view will be blocked by the new buildings being constructed. It gets noisy, but bearable .

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"Counting The Days Until Our Lease Is Over"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Sewer gas smell, mold health issues.

We are counting the days until the lease is over. We rented the place because of its location and the size and layout of the 3 bed plus maids and study but we wish we had not. The kitchen was so bad we had to replace it ourselves. There was no electricity hookup for the oven and we were told by maintenance to use an extension cord. They forgot the gas lines, so they are exposed outside the tile in the kitchen. There was no drain or place for a dishwasher, so we had to add these ourselves. The fire alarms often go off, making the elevators stop working. The ventilation and a/c systems are incorrectly installed and spread mold throughout the apartment so my husband's and children's asthma is unbearable. The worse problem is that the plumbing drainage is incorrectly done so a disgusting sewer gas spreads throughout the apartment, and we smell it in our sleep. The landlords argue that the problems should be fixed by the developer and the maintenance says problems should be fixed by the landlords so nothing gets fixed. Our landlord actually wanted us to go to RERA so that he would not have to finance a RERA case himself. (We chose not to, as that would require an additional 8,000 AED deposit on our part.) Run, don't walk, away from this building.

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"Big Mistake - Smells Horrible"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Smell, AC.

The apartment building is in an incredible location and the rent is cheaper than the surrounding buildings. However, those are the only 2 positives. The smell from the sewer is unberable most days as it constantly smells like the toilets are backing up. I have had to buy many candles over the last year. The water pressure is almost nonexistent. If someone else on your floor is running water you will not be able to use the showerhead. The AC system doesnt have exact settings and is extremely loud! Spend a little bit more money and look at a different building.

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"Living Life In Burj Residences"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Other people disrespect to residents.

Been living there already for couple of years in the smallest one bedroom apartments which are separated from the entire building. Good thing - private, bad thing - business center just opposite door (loud conferences, guest walking around) nursery (oh God please!) and corridor where 90% of passengers has to walk through. Walls? - gypsum at best! Price? Don't even ask! Definitely not worth it! Pleased the developer to issue signs for keeping the silence in the residence area, but unfortunately no luck for that.

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"One Of The Best Apartments In Downtown"

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Positives:   The view and the big balconies.

Negatives:   The construction starting all around.

It's a very good tower. The apartments really feel like a cosy little home. The 1 bedroom + study are very pleasant and the balcony is the biggest I have seen in Dubai for a one bedroom (corner units). The facilities are very good as weel. The only problem is that they are starting a lot of construction around. It can be ok, but recently they don't pay attention to the night works they do, they were using 4 jackhammers the past nights :-( Just good to know before you sign.

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"Claren Tower Rating"

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Positives:   Location.

Negatives:   Price.

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"Very Good Building"

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Positives:   Apartment size, especially the kitchen in the 2 bed really long breakfast bar.

Negatives:   I havent left yet as am there over 3 years.

This is an excellent building. The apartments are spacious and well maintained. Two of my friends have moved into the building and also one acquaintance. The security are very good and very helpful. The pool is basic but well maintained. Its close enough to walk to MOE, Lulu and Citymax is beside for some food and drinks. There are lots of takeaways and pharmacies close by who also deliver.

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"Good Value For Money"

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Positives:   The location and the price.

Negatives:   Common areas need better maintenance.

A very good value for money for small budgets in the heart of Downtown. In downtown it's the cheapest tower. The apartments themselves are very nice and the layout is very good, geometric. The finishing is, of course, far from luxury, but clean and fair quality. The studio unit is very good. The rooftop pool is good enough to enjoy a bath when you need, but the temperature is not controlled, very hot in summer. Poor gym, but some machines. The tower security and maintenance are very efficient and always here to help day and night! There is some construction around but the windows are very good you can't hear a thing.

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