I arrived in the United Arab Emirates and Dubai after visiting Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman to find a city where everything is jumbo-sized. They don’t do anything small in Dubai, making even ‘The Address Downtown Dubai’ hotel and apartment complex look rather tiny. That’s because The Address Downtown Dubai is situated across the from Burj Khalifa, which happens to be the world’s tallest building (828 meters or 2,717 feet).
The Address Downtown Dubai is currently the city’s 11th tallest structure and is elegantly lit up in the evenings. The area around it is home to the Dubai Mall where in the evenings (particularly Friday night) it’s cafes are teeming with people lounging, laughing, and drinking coffee past midnight. I also encountered a small Arab rock band giving a concert on a nearby stage that had been set up.
If you’re headed to Dubai, there’s an overwhelming chance you’ll also end up in this area during your stay. Keep in mind that the line for taxis is absolutely insane with a minimum 45 minute wait on a crowded night. Best to leave early (before 9pm) or stay until the crowds dissipate closer to 1am – don’t worry though, there’s probably enough coffee to hold you over.
You can see more of my pictures from Dubai in the gallery here.
11th tallest, wow that really does get over looked
I wonder if it now has a height complex since the Burj was built 😛
its taller at some angles
but your right its like a bigger bully has arrived in town 😛
Awesome comparison shot! I hope the Address Downtown uses it as its Facebook profile pic to show off its best side 🙂
Yes, when they want to buy or build something in Dubai, they say, the famous phrase, “The big one the best one!”
BTW, I liked the photo gallery too. Good job Anil!
haha, perfect phrase for the city!
They don’t do anything small in Dubai, do they? Great pictures. Enjoyed looking through the gallery.
Not at all! Even the metro stops were gigantic. It gives you the feeling you’ve been shrunk in size 🙂
Thats one massive structure! I cant believe that there is a 45min wait just to hail a taxi geez are the lines really that long? Love the photo nice angle.
On the weekends yes, it’s usually a very long wait. The place is incredibly crowded at night, and I’ve heard there’s a shortage of cabs in Dubai 🙂
Beautiful photo, Anil, Dubai definitely has to be added to my destination list. Did you get a chance to see any of those private artificial islands in that area? You can buy your own island in whatever shape for a tidy price! Keep up the good work.
Thanks Su Hawn 🙂 Unfortunately I didn’t make it out to any of the islands but maybe I should have – many of them are sinking now!