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Propsearch guide to Dubai real estate: Developments
Old Town Key Information
Location type
District
Phase
Complete

Old Town Overview

The Old Town and The Old Town Island are part of the Downtown Dubai development. ‘Old’ refers to the architectural style in which this district was built; it was completed in 2006. Located in the shadow of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, Old Town is a creditable attempt to create a human scale quarter in the capital of this skyscraper city.

This is a pedestrianised residential district inspired by traditional Arabic architecture. There are six discreet zones: Yansoon, Zaafaran, Reehan, Zanzebeel, Kamoon, and Miska. The 35 residential buildings are all low-rise from four to seven storeys. The district is in close walking distance of Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

  • From Old Town it takes roughly nine minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 24 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 23 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 28 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 33 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 49 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Old Town Amenities

Being able to take a walk in a traffic free environment within a stone’s throw of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa comes top of most residents’ likes. The several shared pools are apparently well maintained and universally liked. Other amenities include children’s play areas, a gymnasium, aerobics room, squash courts, games room, entertainment lounge and coffee shops.

Those with apartments looking over the lake have fantastic views of the fountain displays and the Burj, but people living on the street side of this district complain about the traffic noise outside.

Nearby Souk Al Bahar has over a hundred shops including 22 restaurants, cafés and lounges, and if that’s not enough you can step across the bridge and into the Dubai Mall, the biggest, etc, etc.

Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
24 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
49 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
21 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
20 mins drive
Dubai Mall
9 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
23 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
29 mins drive
The Walk JBR
28 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
33 mins drive

Old Town 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 Old Town.

Brunch
Friday Brunch
place
99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant (0.2km)
apartment
The Address Downtown Dubai
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Friday afternoon 13:00 - 17:00
Ladies Night
Claw BBQ
place
Claw BBQ (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Tuesday 8:00pm
Ladies Night
Kanpai
place
Kanpai (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Tuesday 6:00pm
Brunch
Friday Evening Brunch
place
Kanpai (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Friday evening 19:00 - 22:00
Brunch
Thursday Evening Brunch
place
Kanpai (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Thursday evening 19:00 - 22:00
Brunch
Weekend Brunch
place
Kanpai (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
Ladies Night
Ladies Love Karma
place
Karma Kafé (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Tuesday 6:00pm
Brunch
Blushing Dragon Brunch
place
Karma Kafé (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Friday evening 20:00 - 23:00
Brunch
OH SO SUSHI
place
Karma Kafé (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Saturday evening 16:00 - 19:00
Brunch
Blushing Dragon Thursday Brunch
place
Karma Kafé (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Thursday evening 20:00 - 23:00
Brunch
Blushing Dragon Friday Brunch
place
Karma Kafé (0.2km)
apartment
Souk Al Bahar
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Friday afternoon 13:00 - 16:00
Ladies Night
Distillery
place
Distillery (0.3km)
apartment
Al Manzil Souk
timer
Tuesday 8:00pm
Brunch
Distillery Brunch
place
Distillery (0.3km)
apartment
Al Manzil Souk
timer
Friday afternoon 14:00 - 18:00
Brunch
Tuesday soirée
place
La Serre (0.4km)
apartment
Vida Downtown Dubai
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Tuesday evening 20:00 - 00:00
Ladies Night
Taikun
place
Taikun (0.4km)
apartment
Vida Downtown Dubai
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Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm

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

Construction began in 2004 and finished in 2006.

Road Access

Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway through Dubai, is only five minutes away, as is Al Khail Road. Between them these two roads lead to almost everywhere in Dubai.

Drive times are 20 minutes to Deira, 33 to the international airport, 25 to Dubai Marina, and two hours to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport

Buses and taxis are within walking distance, and the metro stations Burj Khalifa and Business Bay are a 30 minute hike away. Once you reach the metro, however, it’s a 20 minute journey to the airport and 30 to Dubai Marina.

Old Town Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 1 user review courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Old Town receives an overall rating of 5 based on 1 review. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

22nd Nov, 2014
Christine
From Norway
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
starstarstarstarstar
Old Town Island
The view and our large terrace
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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