City Walk Dubai is a colourful, vibrant, beautifully designed community for shopping, al fresco dining and family entertainment. Located on the Safa Road between Al Wasl Rd and SZR at the Dubai Mall interchange, it is 4-min away from Downtown and 4-min away from Jumeirah Beach, and you can see the Burj from almost anywhere. Bayut.com brings you some suggestions for things to do at City Walk Dubai.
At the very heart of the community is the central plaza with a stunning fountain and modern art deco-style retail complex featuring ‘cooling walls’ for the super-hot months. Inside, numerous entertainment options await, such as the Green Planet rainforest experience, Hub Zero immersive entertainment park, Jungle Book family adventure and Reel Cinema.
Even on work days, expats and locals come to enjoy good food and events such as the YAA (Young Artist Awards) which last year featured a remarkable number of 100 shortlisted artworks from across the MENA region. This year, ‘Her Tuesday’ will offer attractive deals for female visitors from 63 different leisure, entertainment, dining and retail outlets at City Walk.
Speaking of retail, City Walk Mall is home to a plethora of great designers, from Weekend Max Mara and Polo Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange, Karl Lagerfeld and Roberto Cavalli, among others. It’s Dubai meets Europe’s Fashion Chic. Need new accessories? Rivoli and Swarovski have got you covered.
The streets of City Walk themselves are London-inspired (Mayfair, to be precise, which is West End’s famous high-end locality) and the architecture is reconstructed to the point of sporting the authentic Royal Mail post box from the reign of King George VI and the iconic British phone box. Even the graffiti art dotted around the development is urban Europe (Banksy, anyone?)
Like the other Meraas development The Beach at JBR, City Walk is full of restaurants lining the beautiful water features, such as Mo’s, Cocoa Kitchen and Burger Joint New York, among others. They feature both international and local cuisines, as well as shisha and mouth-watering desserts. City Walk really comes alive at night.
We stopped a few passers-by at City Walk and asked them how they are enjoying it. A group of young Indian girls said they come for the fashion, while Ahmed (27) from Morocco said that his favourite is the cakes at the Hummingbird Bakery. Martin and Liz from the UK said they appreciated the fountain the most as it ‘literally moves’ and features stunning holographic projections on the water.
We’re calling it now – City Walk is going to be one of Dubai’s biggest attractions of 2017, with even more shops, restaurants and sights to come. So, make sure you visit this fantastic new community and take in a bit of Europe in the centre of Dubai. Alternatively, rent an apartment in City Walk or buy a property in City Walk built by one of the most reliable developers in the UAE, Meraas.