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Best things to do in Downtown Dubai

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 12 hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.”
32 locals recommend
Bridge
“Nice Souk / shopping mall next to Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. From the bridge between Dubai Mall und Souk al Bahar, you have a stunning view on the Burj Khalifa (tallest building of the world).”
14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Arabic-style shopping mall with antique, carpet and lifestyle stores, plus waterfront dining.”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Best restaurant to serve local Lebanese/Middle East cuisine with an outdoor terrace with the best panoramic view on the Dubai Fountain Show - which runs every 20-30 mins with one song. This place is located in "Souq Al Bahar" next to Dubai Mall. It is best for dinner and always a highlight - I take all my guests there. Luckily it's also very reasonably priced despite its phenomenal location. This place is very busy so make sure to call ideally a few days in advance to make a reservation for a "table outside on the terrace - ideally first row or second". Do not accept a table inside as it's not worth it.”
4 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic views of the Dubai fountains. Call ahead to reserve a table with a view. Good Thai food, though not extraordinary. It is expensive, but the ambiance is nice.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Burj Khalifa 3 min walk Dubai mall 5 min walk Al Manzil hotel & Qamardeen hotel connected to private premises prime location w/ shops & sightseeing”
6 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Meat Co is one of the very best elite steakhouses in the world. They are known for their signature steaks and their impeccable texture and taste.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
2 locals recommend
Fountain
“Another iconic landmark - akin to Vegas fountain. Enjoy an evening in this area. May find some eateries in the neighboring Dubai mall”
3 locals recommend
Nightclub
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Bar
“Everyone loves this bar for their happy hour, great cocktail drinks and food! Highly recommended!”
1 local recommends
Bridge
“A superb vantage point to view the Dubai Fountains as high as 500ft in the air, with classical background music. ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant