This 110 acre financial quarter is located between Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers and comprises of three districts: commercial, retail and residential. All three are linked by a retail corridor. Roughly sixty percent of the properties planned for DIFC have been completed, while the remainder are still in development.
DIFC is well connected to the rest of Dubai by excellent road and rail links, Dubai International Airport and the business districts of Downtown Dubai and Business Bay are all less than twenty minutes drive or twenty five minute train ride away.
Because DIFC is the financial centre of Dubai the majority of buildings are commercial properties. About 30% of the land here is earmarked for high rise apartments, and of that about one third has been built. Park Towers, twin 49-storey apartment buildings have been completed and when the first tranche of apartments went on sale they were snapped up within 48 hours.
You get fantastic views of some of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers.
Dubai International Financial Centre Amenities
Those who live here can eat, shop, work and play all within DIFC. A walk down from one of the residential buildings leads straight onto DIFC’s retail corridor, lined by individual stores and host to regular farmer’s markets, so that residents rarely have to leave the district in order to find what they need. A modern health club offers sports enthusiasts a variety of facilities, including squash, tennis and basketball courts. The landscaped grounds provide residents with places to walk and socialise. Fine dining, cafés, well-known retail stores and an entertainment centre are all just a short walk away.
DIFC’s Town Centre, still in development, claims to become one of Dubai’s ‘most distinctive lifestyle destinations’, with outdoor restaurants and cafés and a variety of street entertainment acts. It will also offer a central market selling fruit, vegetables, fish, meats and cheeses.
A cinema and theatre will add to the evening attractions, and those looking to party until the early hours will, we are told, be able to meander into one of the district’s varied nightclubs and dance the night away.
Public Transport Links to Dubai International Financial Centre
The metro also passes through DIFC with two stations, Financial Centre and Emirates Towers, serving the district.