One of the most prestigious buildings in Downtown Dubai receives its first residents with direct access to The Dubai Mall

‘There are shadows,’ wrote EM Forster in ‘A Room with a View’, “because there are hills.”

The writer’s metaphor apart, when you are in Downtown Dubai, you are in the shadow of a global icon – Burj Khalifa, towering high above you, presenting a compelling skyscape – one where the impression that the tower makes also draws from the multiple hues that the sky wears at different points in time on any day.

From the crystal-shine of the early morning to the many-hued reflections of the evening sky to the glittering lights at night, Burj Khalifa offers many moods, all equally delighting.

How about living next to the tower, taking in all these multiple patterns and impressions that Burj Khalifa makes?

That is what residents of Burj Vista will experience in the coming days, as they move into their new homes with impressive views of the icon.

But it is not just about living by the Burj and taking in its views; the Burj Vista lifestyle promises more, as residents become part of the world’s most visited leisure and retail destination – Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s flagship 500-acre mega-development.

The city’s vibrant heart today, Downtown Dubai’s retail, dining and leisure options – not to forget the captivating shows of The Dubai Fountain and the cultural richness of the art installations – are all a few steps away for Burj Vista residents.

The gateway to the one of the world’s finest boulevards, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard – the 3.5 kilometre thoroughfare that winds through Downtown Dubai – Burj Vista’s very-design concept was to offer residents the best of two unmatched experiences – views of Burj Khalifa and living in the heart of where all the action is.

But let us talk about the architecture first:

Burj Vista’s architecture is specially designed to offer a theatrical experience of Burj Khalifa. Stunningly sculpted, the two-tower Burj Vista is differentiated by its luxury residences with lavish terraces that open to uninterrupted, front-seat views of Burj Khalifa, the city’s skyline, The Dubai Fountain and the wider Downtown Dubai neighbourhood, as well as views of the Arabian Sea from the backside terraces.

The spacious front terraces of Burj Vista homes wrap around in a distinct staggered honeycomb pattern that makes the project a modern marvel in urban architecture. The 20 and 65 storey towers offer 128 and 538 luxury apartments, respectively, in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom layouts. There are penthouses with rooftop terraces too on the top levels of each tower.

From its unique exterior aspect to the sublime views of Downtown Dubai and its proximity to The Opera District, a home in Burj Vista brings the height of luxury and culture to one of the city’s most livable and sought-after locations. The residences have windows with 45-degree inclination – a part of the unique architecture – as well as distinctive indoor experiences. Large balconies with full-height glazed sliding doors help maximise the views.

The curvature of the two towers and the unique staggering of the balconies and living areas offer vantage view points for each residence in addition to the benefits of passive environment-friendly solar design through shading assuring the privacy of residents.

Once you check into Burj Vista and settle down in its sublime luxury – with the interiors reflecting sheer elegance – there is lot to explore.

Residents in Burj Vista are in walking distance of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and conveniently close to The Opera District – home to another icon of Dubai – the Dubai Opera hosting spell-binding shows and events year-round – and the central business district of Dubai.

Adding to the convenience of the residents is a 98-metre travellator that connects Burj Vista with the Dubai Metro Link, which bridges the Dubai Metro station with Downtown Dubai.

The boulevard level of the towers also features several high-end retail outlets and restaurants, while there are additional retail and F&B outlets on Level 2, which is the same level as the Metro link. The travellator also connects directly to Address Boulevard, the premium luxury hotel, adding to the lifestyle choices of residents and visitors.

But there is more to indulge in: Explore Downtown Dubai with its varied restaurants, cafes and other attractions. At Dubai Opera, a 10-minute walk, you can check out the culinary offering of Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera. You can head to Armani Hotel Dubai with its lively selection of delicacies offered at its award-winning restaurants, or you can take the world’s fastest elevators for a ‘dine-with-a-view’ experience at At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa. Do not forget to visit At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, the world’s highest observation deck.

You can celebrate with family and friends at The Restaurant at Address Downtown and/or Address Boulevard, cave in to the delicious offerings of La Serre and Toko, or hop down to Souk Al Bahar, with its assortment of dining choices and unique retail offering. Dubai’s popular hotels – Address Dubai Mall, Palace Downtown, Vida Downtown and Manzil Downtown – are also in walking distance.

With a focus on the wellness of the residents, Burj Vista offers a rich selection of amenities.

Thanks to Burj Vista’s fully equipped fitness centre, you will never have to miss a workout again. Spread over 266 square metres with panoramic views of Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, it has the latest cardio and weight training exercise machines and an array of free weights. There is also a yoga room with an outdoor space to take in fresh air and enjoy the cool breeze.

If you are planning a large gathering and are strapped for room, the 250-square metre multipurpose hall is a great extension to your home. Equipped with comfortable sofas, a coffee table, two mounted TV units, a pantry and dining facilities, it can be used to celebrate a host of occasions.

Whatever your sport of choice, be it football, basketball or tennis, you can play it at the 35m by 20m sunken multi-purpose court. Designed to be transformed into a variety of sports courts, it also comes with designated terraced seating for spectators so that you can conduct your very own friendly Burj Vista tournaments.

Dive in for a few laps before work or watch the sun set over Downtown Dubai while floating on the edge of your infinity pool. The 355-square metre temperature-controlled pool is the perfect place to spend your weekends splashing around with your loved ones or simply soaking up some rays on a sun lounger to unwind. And to note, children have their own pools!

Other amenities include a yoga room, games room with pool and foosball tables, children’s play areas, media room, pergolas, BBQ areas – among the largest in Downtown Dubai – relaxing reading areas and lushly landscaped areas.

Burj Vista is also conveniently located next-door to corporate offices in Downtown Dubai’s Emaar Square, Boulevard Plaza, The Corporate Suites in Burj Khalifa, The Offices, and Al Saha Offices in The Old Town Island. Burj Vista homes area also in convenient access to the business nerve-centres of the city including the Dubai International Convention Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre.

And if all you feel like is idling, there is the Burj Park, the soothing green heart of Downtown Dubai, where they can unwind on evenings or join with family and friends to watch the New Year’s Eve Gala and other celebrations.

Burj Vista indeed brings a new way of life: So, to all the prized new residents of this spectacular development, we say, welcome home!

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