More about The Address Downtown Burj Dubai
Burj Dubai- Worlds highest building 818m
Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay district of Dubai, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete.
Construction began on September 21, 2004 and is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in September 9th 2009.
Burj Dubai has 180 floors, floors 123 and 124 will be open for public it will also have a area outside. Great for tourists, imagin the wiew from up there.
The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) development called "Downtown Dubai", at the "First Interchange" (aka "Defence Roundabout") along Sheikh Zayed Road at Doha Street.
The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion and for the entire new 'Downtown Dubai', US$20 billion. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached $4,000 per sq ft (over $43,000 per sq m) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for $3,500 per sq ft (over $37,500 per sq m).
Burj Dubai reached its final height of 818 m (2,684 ft) on January 17, 2009
Burj Al Dubai
The largest and the most famous construction project currently taking place in Dubai is the Burj Dubai, which began in 2004.
It is the tallest freestanding structure in Dubai. It is the 818 meter high which topped out on January, 2009 (we saw it just before it was completed in December, 2008). Upon completion, the Burj Dubai will officially be the tallest building, freestanding structure, and man-made structure of any kind ever built on the planet.
Old Town at Burj Dubai
This is one of the incredible new developments and is well worth visiting.
The project is the heart of what will be a whole new city around the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai. It also contains one of the world's largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall.
Old Town and Old Town Island are two neighbourhoods which have been designed in the traditional style of an old Arabian city. You can wander the narrow lanes, walk through the traditional city gateways, visit the souks, admire the detail of the doorways, the lanterns, the windows and the general architecture.
And of course you can view Burj Dubai and visit the mall, which in addition to hundreds of shops has an aquarium and an ice skating rink.
Wondering what would be the tallest building in the world? It would be Burj Dubai with a towering number of floors around 200++++
Although still under construction, this aims to hold the record being the tallest building/structure in the world defeting the present record of Taipei 101.
And in any case, any country or in any place planning to surpass their record, they have to think twice coz the structural design was made to retain its record by just pilling or building up more floors after the other :-)
The project is to construct 2 big and 1 small palm island (Palm Jumeirah) in Jumeirah, close
to Burj Al Arab, with hotels and leisure-time activities. So far, you can only see the shape
of the island from the plane.
In near future, all Palm Islands can be seen from the Burj Dubai (in construction).
Neat Place and Location
A really cool hotel. I stayed one night for business and two nights for pleasure. Having stayed at a dozen 5-star hotels in Dubai, this is now my favorite. Upon checking in at 6:00 p.m. I was at first disapointed that my room was not ready. But, that was because they wanted to know if I would wait 20 minutes for a double upgrade to an executive suite. Sure!
The room was huge, probably 80 sq. meters, with the longest balcony that I have seen. It had a bar, dining area, and two 50 inch LCD televisions -- not much selection on TV though. The four pools are beautiful. You feel like you can swim over the edge in the infinity pools but you are really five floors up. The pools roll into each other and one has a swim up bar.
It would be even nicer if one of the jacazzui-looking pools actually had hot water. The water temperature was also a challenge in the room -- took some time before the shower warmed.
The "club" lounge is fantastic -- serving three meals (breakfast is big but lunch and dinner small) and drinks -- free to those on club floors. Everyone was so nice and friendly.
Though the pool attendants were a little overbearing, not leting me throw a towel upon a chair -- folding and refolding it everytime I went in the water. And always asking me if I wanted anything -- no just a swim and a little sun.
I will stay at The Address again, and am also looking forward to visiting the new Address Dubai Mall that should open very soon. Though I may next visit the other sister hotel, The Palace, a few blocks away. The three hotels are close to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, and only a few steps from the world's largest -- Dubai Mall.
Absolutely incredible hotel!
I reserved a room at "The Address" Downtown Burj Dubai for my partner and I by phone. I was immediately impressed by the helpfulness of the reservations staff members, who also provided assistance with obtaining a short-stay "transit" VISA for The United Arab Emirates and transfers from Dubai International airport.
Upon arrival at the airport we were met before passport control by a rep from the hotel, who then accompanied us through the control, waited whilst we collected our luggage from the carousel and then escorted us to the waiting brand-new 7-series BMW limousine. Once comfortably seated in the limo the rep handed us cool refreshing hand-towels, bottles of mineral water and magazines before informing us that the journey would take approximately 30 minutes.
I understand that the journey along the main road between the airport and the city can be a nightmare when it is busy; however with the sole exception of the road works near to the hotel there were no major delays and we arrived comfortably within 30 minutes.
The Address Hotel had only been open for approximately 3 months when we arrived and is contained within a brand new skyscraper, which is centrally located next to The Burj Dubai construction site and The Dubai Mall. Although the hotel is primarily intended for business travelers due to its "commercial" surroundings I would still highly recommend it to leisure travelers, because if even for no other reason the fantastic views of the towering 800+ meter Burj Dubai have to be seen to be believed!
Once we arrived at the hotel we were escorted to reception by the rep whilst the porters unloaded our luggage from the limo. Check-in took almost no time at all and within 3 minutes we were being escorted by the receptionist up to the tenth floor where our room was located.
Our room was extremely large with a balcony and views overlooking the hotel swimming pool, gardens, The Burj Dubai and The Dubai Mall. In the far distance, by looking between two skyscrapers in the foreground, it was also possible to see the "sail shaped" Burj Al Arab 7-star hotel shimmering in the midday heat.
Everything else within the room was exactly what you would expect in a 5-star luxury hotel with very modern dark-wood furniture, a large executive workstation, a 42 inch LCD TV and an i-pod docking station. The bathroom area contained a jacuzzi bathtub, double washbasins, separate WC and a shower cubicle complete with "rain" shower.
Overall we were highly impressed with the quality of the hotel service, which was typified by the pool-side attendants who would rush over when you arrived and make up the sun-loungers with fresh towels. To be honest we were not at all bothered that we were not located on a beach because the hotel pool is just so good. Where else can you swim in such lovely clean, warm water while all the time looking up at The Burj Dubai?
We only stayed in Dubai for 4 nights and we generally did not eat in the hotel because we preferred to go out and explore the city. We did have dinner in the main hotel dining room on one night, which was perfectly tasty although maybe just a little bit on the small side...we did not have a chance to eat at the gourmet Chinese restaurant.
We also tried the hotel spa and found it to be extremely relaxing and we both agreed that probably these were the best massages we had ever had! Whilst exploring the hotel we were shown the gym by a member of staff, which looked extremely well equipped with the most state of the art machines although sadly we did not have a chance to make use of its facilities.
Finally I will conclude my review of The Address hotel with one word...."Neos". Neos is a very trendy hotel bar located right at the top of the skyscraper on the 63rd floor to which you must take two elevators. The first elevator takes you from the lobby to a "sky lobby" on 62nd floor that is decorated like the night sky, whilst a second smaller elevator takes you up to the bar from the sky lobby. Neos offers the most amazing views all over Dubai and it is particularly stunning at night. The only downside is that to have any chance of getting a table near to the windows so you can see the view properly, you need to make a reservation several days in advance because the bar is so popular with guests from surrounding hotels.
nice, new hotel which gives you a welcome and warm feeling
We stayed here for 3 nights and found it realy SUPER. We had two rooms with a balcony and I can realy advise to ask for rooms looking at the Burj Dubai. Especially in the evening it is fantastic! Also visit the bar on top of the hotel. It is so high as if you look out of a plain window. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Many knew our name and even in which room we were. The food in the main restaurant was very good and the breakfast buffet outstanding. With fresh juices made while you wait. Across the hotel is the Dubai Mall. When we were there, many shops were not yet open, but in a few months it will be a very nice mall. Also at the pool people were very friendly and helpful. We you are there you have a very nice view on the Burj Dubai. I would recommend this hotel very much and would love to come back!
Very Nice hotel - few minor issues to be improved
The Address is a very nice hotel with a great effort in the design that you can see in every detail. It is modern and sophisticate.
It was supposed to be an international chain branded hotel, but then Emaar Properties decided to create their own "Hotel Brand" (they are going to open more The Address Hotel soon).
I found the hotel very conveniently located as it is quite central if you want to move in Dubai and in a relatively acceptable distance from all other areas.
Once construction around will be completed it will be definitively a prime location in Dubai.
The pool is just amazing overlooking the Burj Dubai and the fountain square.
Rooms are nice and well decorated (note, wifi does not work properly).
Food is very nice.
The staff is young and motivated, but i will say they miss some experience and this should be improved by the top management.
A special mention to the SPA - me and my wife we are strong "consumer" of spa treatement, but trust me you will never find a better therapist then Mr. Erikson...that guy is just the best i have ever tried, by far.
Yes, you can give The Address a try even if you are a demanding guest.
stylish hotel in great location
have just returned from 5 day trip staying at this hotel. We were thoroughly impressed. The hotel has a large, welcoming, stylish reception area which leads out to the fantastic pool with views overlooking the Burj Dubai. We had a premiere room which was spacious and tastefully decorated with a large balcony overlooking the pool. Large bathroom with huge bath, separate shower and twin sinks (no problem with water temp). We didnt have a problem with service, in fact we found that the staff couldnt do enough for us, even down to the pool staff who would have our towels on our loungers before we even arrived! A visit to the bar on 63rd floor is worth a visit for the view but as non smokers we found the smokey atmosphere unbearable. Be prepared to pay over the odds for alcohol! A visit to the spa is highly recommended. I had a facial and massage and felt completely revived and stress free afterwards. We would definitely return to this hotel.
with Burj Dubai
Burj Dubai - date of completion
Dont you know some news about the completion of Burj Dubai, is September (expected date of completion) real date for opening, or are there some rumours about possible delays?
Re: Burj Dubai - date of completion
Owners have been told that their properties will be handed over to them at the end of December, but there are some doubts about whether it will happen by then.
Re: Burj Dubai - date of completion
We have just left dubai on QM2 and our guide for our day tour said delays are expected...not official though
Re: Burj Dubai - date of completion
Delays are definitely expected (this is typical with projects in this region). From what I've heard, they're having trouble sourcing another supplier for the special glass panels to complete the top floors.
Re: Burj Dubai - date of completion
Just another point for clarification because you said 'date for opening' and that suggests a shopping mall or something similar. Burj Dubai is a residential & hotel tower and the outside is almost finished. Adjacent to it is Dubai Mall and that's already open.
Air port shopping
Do you have in stock at the duty free the speaker unit for the IPOD. I would prefer tobuy the boss speaker unit if they are available
RE: Air port shopping
you will have to contact the Duty Free at Dubai airport directly.
Phone: 00971-4-216 2453
Address: Dubai Int'l Airport, Departure Terminal 1
RE: Air port shopping
Sorry, Mike, we're all out of stock on that item. Maybe if you check back in a week or so...
RE: RE: Air port shopping
For a faster respond you better call them:
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visiting 'the palms'
is it possible to visit 'the palms' (maybe a guided tour)? or is there something like an information office, where I can get informations about this project. I'm also interested in other urban development projects, like 'the world', 'dubailand' or 'burj dubai'.
greets from Switzerland
RE: visiting 'the palms'
Hallo nochmals! :-)
A guided tour of the palm may not yet be very useful for you.... it's still not finished!
But you can go there with a boat and have a look around.
Also, you can always ask for more information from their sales office.
"The World" is definitely nowhere near finished yet, but you can find out more information here:
The click on "Project Fact Sheets", then on "The World", "The Palm", etc. etc.
DubaiLand is ready in some parts. Information can be found here:
There's not much yet to see at the construction site of the "Burj Dubai", either. I think the last time I drove past they were about 10 storeys up.
For more info, see here:
I hope this helps,