Sheikh Zayed Road is Dubai's main transport artery (route E11), highway and throughway, the main city line, along which modern skyscrapers, high-end neighborhoods and residential communities group around.
The very route with the same name (E 11) runs across the whole country, from Abu Dhabi in the southwest to Ras Al Khaimah in the north-east. In Dubai, when you say Sheikh Zayed Road, you actually mean a 2-kilometer stretch between the Business Bay district and the roundabout near World Trade Center.
For real estate buyers, Sheikh Zayed Road location serves as a sign that the building or a unit is located in one of the Dubai's most sought-for areas, at the center of its booming social and business life. Among the most notable ready buildings complete along Sheikh Zayed Road there are Sama Tower, Park Place and the super-tall Blue Tower. Office spaces in skyscrapers on this street are usually mixed with comfortable apartments, and ground floors are taken by retail units, restaurants and cafes.
The most important advantage Sheikh Zayed Road is usually highly valued for by real estate brokers and buyers is its equidistance to all major Dubai attractions: 12 minutes ride along this road will get you to the Dubai Mall or to Downtown Dubai, while in 17 minutes you can get to the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina is a 25-minute drive, while Dubai International Airport is just 20 minutes ride. And also, Dubai Metro line runs along the entire Sheikh Zayed Road with three stations situated within the district.
Facilities and Property
Just a couple of steps aside Sheikh Zayed Road there is Bay Avenue Mall, a convenient shopping center with a promenade, a park nearby and 64 shops inside serving up to 25,000 visitors daily from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. Nearby, in the Dubai Aquarium you can enjoy breathtaking views of the underwater world and its inhabitants, while recently renovated Safa Park settled along the Dubai Canal will give you a refreshing touch of nature in the middle of the city rush.
As for residential real estate, apartments in the area correspond to the highest living standards, many of which coming fully furnished and serviced, with gyms and roof top swimming pools. There is also a number of famous world hotels in the area — The Fairmont Dubai, the Conrad, the H Hotel and the Sheraton Four Points, with all the amenities typical for such places.