Located on the Dubai Canal, Business Bay is a trendy district that is located not far away from Downtown and the Burj Khalifa area. The district is both a residential area and a business hub and is one of the most popular districts for investment. Following its example Manhattan in New York, Business Bay aims at becoming the Central Business District (CBD) of Dubai and was the idea of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed himself. The area covers more than 80 million square feet.
Where is Business Bay located?
One of the reasons that Business is such a popular area is the central location. Any major landmark can be easily reached from this district.
Nearby roads include Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Street, and Al Meydan Street
Downtown, Jumeirah, Dubai Design District, Al Jaddaf, Habtoor City, DIFC, Al Safa.
The Dubai Creek, a 3-km canal that connects Business Bay to older parts of Dubai. It is also used for spectacular developments such as the Marasi Floating Villas, a collection of villas that will be docked in Business Bay.
JW Marriott Marquis was the tallest hotel in the world until 2018. However, it is still an iconic part of Business Bay and worth visiting.
Burj Park, a pet-friendly park, is located just minutes away in the neighboring Downtown district.
Bay Avenue Park, the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or your morning jogging.
Jumeirah Beach is located only 15 minutes from Business Bay.
The Dubai Canal has an impressive boardwalk, providing stunning views and a beach.
What kind of new real estate projects can be found here?
Besides commercial buildings, there is also a wide range of residential buildings available that are an essential part of the Dubai skyline. There are several villas available in Business Bay, such as the Sky Villas and the Marasi Floating Villas, but the majority of the units consist of apartments. Most of these apartments come in the form of studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. There are also 4-bedroom apartments and penthouses in the area but they are not as widely available as the aforementioned units. In the last few years, there has been an increase in the availability of off-plan projects, making it an ideal variant for homebuyers and investors.
What about transport and parking in Business Bay?
The central location of Business Bay makes it easy to get from one place to another. The parking facilities have received mixed reviews but if you do not have more than one car you should be able to easily find a place for your vehicle.
Metro: Red Line Metro Station Business Bay (6 min), Red Line Metro Station Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall (7 min)
Bus lines: 7, 50, F40, F41, F19b,F19a, X22
Water Transport: Marasi Water Transport Station, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah Marine Transport Station, D3 Water Taxi station
Which amenities are available?
One of the most important things when choosing your future place of residence is, of course, the available amenities in the area. Business Bay has a favorable location, meaning that when something is not available in the district itself, you can definitely find it in one of the neighboring areas, which are never further away than 15 minutes.
Nurseries: Pinocchio Nursery, Canadian Kids Nursery, Hummingbird Nursery, Fun First Nursery Kidzania, Learning Tree Nursery, Maple Bear Pre-school
Schools: At the moment there aren’t any active schools in Business Bay. However, there are several in bordering districts: Al Safa Private School, Dubai International School, Our Own Indian School (all in Al Quoz) JPS, Emirates English Speaking School, Jumeirah English Speaking School (all in Al Safa).
Universities and Colleges: The College of Fashion and Design, International Horizons College, Family Medix Faculty.
Hospitals: Medcare Hospital in Safa (15 min), Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah (15 min)
Clinics: The Emirates Hospital Clinic in Bay Avenue is the best place to visit for minor health issues.
Malls: Dubai Mall, the biggest mall in the world is located in the proximity of Business Bay and is the most popular venue for shopping. Bay Avenue Mall is the largest mall located within Business Bay and provides shoppers with a wide range of shops, spas and dining options.
Supermarkets: Spinneys, Al Maya Supermarket, Zoom Supermarket, Phancy Supermarket, Carrefour Market, W Mart Fresh, W Mart Supermarket, Jame Jam Supermarket.
Cinema: B Cinemas, Dubai Mall Cinema, TickeTak UAE
Bowling: The 44, Dubai Bowling Center, Star Atrium
Karaoke: The Other Office, Voice Karaoke Bar, and Terrace, Byzantium Lounge.
Dance: Arthur Murray Dance Center, Pure Bhangra, AIM Dance Academy, Heart of Dance, Shannon&Rajeswari’s Latin Dance Classes
Mosques: Burj Khalifa Mosque, Souk Al Bahar Mosque, Male Prayer Room Bay Square
Church: Glorious Ministries International
Dining: Bombay Brasserie, Gazebo Restaurant, Farsi Restaurant, Zen Restaurant, Waka Restaurant & Bar, Tong Thai, Kohantei Japanese Wagyu Restaurant, Tribes Restaurant.
Cafes/bars: Treehouse Bar, the Lobby Bar, Bay Club, Datu Club, Cabana, Fai
What are the most popular residential complexes in Business Bay?
After years of huge construction works, Business Bay is coming of age. Therefore, the number of off-plan projects is decreasing. However, there are still many opportunities to become the owner of a property in this perspective area. Here are 5 popular residential complexes with off-plan apartments for sale.
Al Habtoor City
Millennium Binghatti Residences
I Love Florence Tower
What are the Pros and Cons of life in Business Bay?
Continuous development of the area
Nuisance from construction works
Central location in Dubai
Noisy and dusty area
Attractive price level compared to neighboring Downtown
Limited number of facilities compared to other districts
Stunning views on Dubai Creek, Dubai Canal, and Downtown Dubai
Lack of greenery and landscaping
Direct access to the main road arteries of Dubai
Few options for dog owners to take their furry friend for a walk