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Business Bay
Updated: 28th January, 2023

Business Bay

A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
Business Bay
Overview
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Area
Dubai
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Overview
Business Bay is an area located within Dubai.
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The developer
The project was developed by Dubai Properties Group.
Guide

Just 1.5km from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Business Bay lies on the Dubai Canal, a waterway flowing from the Dubai Creek at Deira and out to sea again at Jumeirah Beach. Still in development, Business Bay comprises 64 million square feet of freehold projects and has established itself as a new business hub of the region, with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. This up-and-coming district is attracting businesses from around the world and sharp-witted investors buying into it.

Following the economic downturn of 2008, the proportion of residential buildings has risen in comparison to commercial buildings, so that now there are more apartments coming onto the market here than originally envisaged in the master plan.

Marasi Business Bay is a novel development made possible by the Dubai Canal connection to the open sea. Comprising a collection of floating 'water homes', a marina and associated shops and promenades, Marasi is at the centre of a transformed Business Bay as ferries, yachts and water taxis make their way out to sea just as they do at Dubai Marina.

Al Habtoor City was the first major development on the Dubai Water Canal. Located on the Sheikh Zayed Road Waterfront, it spans 10 million square feet and comprises three luxury residential towers and three five-star hotels.


Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Business Bay it takes roughly 9 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 21 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 20 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 25 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 32 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 43 minutes' drive.*

Road access

Business Bay is well connected to both Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, the two main highways running the length of Dubai.

Phase 2 of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at Business Bay was completed in June 2018. The works included improvements to the Western part of the parallel roads in the sector between Al Meydan and Financial streets across the Business Bay by widening the street from three to four lanes in each direction and by building service roads in both directions in most parts of the project.

Public transport

The international airport and Dubai Marina each take about 30 minutes by train from Business Bay Metro station.

The 100-metre wide Dubai Water Canal that connects Business Bay to the sea is part of Dubai's plan for water transport. Now complete, passengers can take water transport from Dubai Creek to reach Business Bay, Jumeirah, Al Wasl or Sheikh Zayed Road. Stations for water buses and private boats have been built on both sides of the canal, making this one of Dubai's major attractions both for tourists and residents.

* Drive times are calculated by Google Maps and assume fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Sub-communities

There are five sub-communities in Business Bay. Learn more in the following guides.

Amenities

Dubai Mall, the biggest in the world, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest in the world, are less than ten minutes drive away. In fact, when it’s not too hot you could actually walk it.

One Business Bay is a 35-storey skyscraper occupying the best location in the development at the northern entrance to Business Bay, close to the Metro. The tower´s impressive neighbours include Dubai International Financial Centre and Emirates Towers.

Local shops and outlets

There are 634 outlets currently open in Business Bay including 30 mini marts, 58 ladies' salons, 227 restaurants, 38 men's salons, 23 coffee shops, 13 pharmacies, 10 massage centres, 35 supermarkets, seven medical clinics, 12 trade offices, a car showroom, eight banks, three furniture shops, 14 car rental shops, six flower shops, nine fashion shops, two typing centres, six tailoring shops, a dance studio, a pilates studio, five smoking accessories shops, four print shops, 18 laundrettes, 12 catering kitchens, six pet shops, three bike/scooter shops, three sweet shops, a cinema, a general store, six children's nurseries, a medical supplies shop, a distribution centre, four computer/electronics shops, two luxury food shops, 11 cafés, three gyms, a delivery outlet, six spas, an interior decorating shop, a dental clinic, five gifts & entertainment shops, seven real estate offices, a travel & tourism agent, three bakeries, five government offices, two currency exchanges, a liquor store, a health food shop, a learning centre, a perfume shop, three phone shops, an optician & eyewear shop, a utility shop, a toy store, a driving centre, a photo shop, a yoga studio, a salon and an ice cream shop.

New outlets in Business Bay 2022 & 2023

Pick & Pay Minimart
Da Vinci Tower, Street level
Angham Restaurant & Lounge
Ryan Mille
Empire Heights, Street level
London Base Barbershop
Bay Square Building 1, Street level
Abdulla Hussain Typing
Bay Square Building 3, Street level
Gentsy Barber Shop
Bay Square Building 4, Street level
Mumbai SubRolls
Bay Square Building 6, Street level
Title Brew Speciality Coffee
Bay Square Building 8, Street level
Bank of Africa
Bay Square Building 9, Street level
Republic Adda Bar & Lounge
Project Hairway
Westburry Square, Street level
Swiss Mart Express
Westburry Square, Street level
Viva
Westburry Square, Ground floor
Maria's
Executive Bay, Street level
What a Treat Restaurant
Executive Bay, Rear of building
Barberus
Executive Bay, Street level
Juana Drug Store
Capitol Bay, Rear of building
Eatalian Bros Trading
Capitol Bay, Rear of building
The Flower Bar
Capitol Bay, Rear of building
iCare Store Medical Equipment
Capitol Bay, Rear of building
4 Matic Car Rental
Marquise Square Tower, Street level
Bote Beauty Lounge
Marquise Square Tower, Street level
Laam Meem Minimart
Sol Avenue, Street level
B22 Gents Salon
Sol Bay Tower, Street level
Tikkah & Reyash
XL Tower, Marasi Walk
Roudina Beauty Salon
XL Tower, Marasi Walk
Smokers Dot Smoking
Art 18, Street level
OC Pets
Art 18, Street level
H Collection by Hessa Al Mulla
Art 18, Street level
Tiramisu House of Beauty
Oxford Tower, Rear of building
Vegas Optics
Fifty One @ Business Bay, Street level
Luxyhair
Sobha Ivory Tower 2, Street level
Roll and Bubble
Avanti Tower, Rear of building
Dream Access Rent a Car
Mag 318, Street level
Cafe de Paris
Mag 318, Street level
French Retro Barber
Mag 318, Street level
Al Maidan Electronics Trading
Park Central, Street level
Pomsky Puppy
Paion Beauty Salon
The Pad, Street level
Sila Casa Ceramics
Manazel Al Safa Tower, Street level
Bandung Restaurant
The Citadel, Canal promenade
Arabland Real Estate
DOCIB Pharmacy
Tamani Arts Offices, Street level
Fomo
B2B Tower, Marasi Walk
North Ladder
Sobha Ivory Tower 1, Street level
Calcutta Chai & Co.
Exchange Tower, Street level
Al Habak Restaurant
The Burlington, Marasi Walk
Healthy Nest Restaurant
The Burlington, Marasi Walk
GLT Supermarket
Regal Tower, Street level
Clippers & Cutters
Lake Central, Street level
Farha Gents Salon
The Metropolis, Street level
ATI Beauty
The Metropolis, Street level
Bubble
Millennium Tower, Street level
Couqley
The Birdcage Dubai
Pullman Dubai Downtown, Third floor
Kalamenteen
Coral Tower, Marasi Walk
Firebaaz Restaurant
Silver Tower, Street level
Hair Hunter
Silver Tower, Marasi Walk
Lilia Magic Beauty
Bayz by Danube, Street level
Gala
Bayz by Danube, Street level
Life Pharmacy
Bayz by Danube, Street level
Karizma
Bayz by Danube, Street level
Speed Gate Car Rental
Bayz by Danube, Street level
Babati Restaurant & Cafe
Litious
Al Qubtan
The 9, Marasi Walk
Pramie Grooming For Men
The 9, Marasi Walk
Mist Restaurant
Bay View Tower, Marasi Walk
Gala
AG Tower Business Bay, Street level
Maison des Baguettes
Damac Business Tower, Street level
Al Naqaa Laundry
Damac Business Tower, Street level
Risen Artisinal Bakery
Saatvik The Food Store
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Wooden Bakery
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
El Cocina
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
BlackJack Barbershop
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
The Green Revolution
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Occasions
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Hardee's
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Joss Fruit
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Krispy Kreme
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Street level
Photo Fast
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Ear Fuchsia
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Syo Gifts
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Dr Alter
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Boulevard Businessmen Services
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Mumuso
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Otantik
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Malak Al Tawouk
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Pure CS
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
Naurs Yoga Centre
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
Kabila Restaurant
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
Foodies Hub Restaurant
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
Doner Hi Joon
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
Kiddie Express
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
VC IT Services
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, First floor
WKD Chicken
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Barbar
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
Little Italy
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, Ground floor
No Idols Barbershop
The Bay, Street level
Fast and Quick Mini Mart
The Bay, Street level
Tango Ladies Salon
The Bay, Street level

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in Business Bay visit our Business Bay amenities page.

Business Bay Location

Business Bay is well connected to both Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, the two main highways running the length of Dubai.

Phase 2 of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at Business Bay was completed in June 2018. The works included improvements to the Western part of the parallel roads in the sector between Al Meydan and Financial streets across the Business Bay by widening the street from three to four lanes in each direction and by building service roads in both directions in most parts of the project.

The map below shows the location of Business Bay and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas. For a more in-depth look at the local attractions, and to see what's on in and around Business Bay, visit our Things to Do guide.

attractions
Attractions
Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 0.5 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 1.3 km
Kidzania, 1.6 km
park
Parks & beaches
Action Park Business Bay, 0.2 km
Bay Avenue Park, 0.6 km
Safa Park, 2.3 km
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Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 7.2 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 9.3 km
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Cinemas
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.6 km
Cinemacity Fountain Views, 1.8 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 2.2 km
Looking for more Business Bay local shops, services, and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do and Amenities guides.

Local Schools

Business Bay has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 1.6 km and Global Indian International School Dubai at 1.7 km.

In terms of performance there are eight schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Jumeirah English Speaking School which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Japanese School Dubai
1.6 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
Global Indian International School Dubai
1.7 km, Al Quoz
AED 21,000  •  Indian
JSS Private School LLC
1.8 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
GEMS Our Own Indian School
1.8 km, Al Quoz
AED 8,800  •  Indian

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Business Bay. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.

Ladies First, Pullman Dubai Downtown • Ladies Night • The Birdcage Dubai (0.0 km)
La Misscaleria, Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel • Ladies Night • La Mezcaleria Dubai (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch, The Opus • Roka Dubai (0.0 km)
ACE OF SPADES #Ladies Edition
Ladies Night •  12:00am
Billionaire Dubai - Bar (0.0 km)
Treehouse
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Treehouse (0.0 km)
SHIBUYA POP
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Miss Tess (0.0 km)
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.0 km)
Fomo Brunch
Brunch • Pullman Dubai Downtown
The Birdcage Dubai (0.0 km)
Night Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
La Mezcaleria Dubai (0.0 km)
Friday Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
Kimura-Ya Authentic Japanese Restaurant (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
Kimura-Ya Authentic Japanese Restaurant (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Business Bay.

City Walk
City Walk (2.1 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (3.3 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
Read more
Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (3.5 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
Read more
The Polo Residence
The Polo Residence (4.7 km)
A small gated community in Meydan City comprising 29 five-storey luxury apartment blocks, sports courts, swimming pool, a spa and shops.
Read more
La Mer
La Mer (4.9 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
Read more
Meydan
Meydan (5.4 km)
A 40 million square foot development underway in MBR City, home to the world famous Meydan Race Course which  hosts the annual Dubai Cup.
Read more
Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (6.0 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (6.1 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
Companies Associated with Business Bay
Master Developer: Dubai Properties Group

Construction History

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Business Bay in the News

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Business Bay Buildings

There are 241 building developments in Business Bay. For a full list of all Business Bay buildings visit our Buildings Guide.

O14
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Mag 318
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Polaris
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Regalia
construction Under development
Synergy
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The Lana
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XL Tower
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