Dubai's newly developed business district stretches along a few miles of Sheikh Zayed Road, from Za'abeel Roundabout south to Interchange 1. Cutting-edge towers flank both sides of the multilane highway. These architectural triumphs, pictured in numerous media, have come to symbolize modern Dubai. The view is especially impressive after dark when the towers are lit up—some, including the Fairmont Hotel, have light shows that play across their facades.
Luxury hotels line the strip, making it a hot spot for entertainment and nightlife. The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (often called simply the Dubai World Trade Centre) is the heartbeat of the district, and it often teams with people. Work continues on Dubai's latest construction phenomenon, Burj Dubai, just south of Interchange 1, which is set to redefine high-rise living and rewrite the record books.