Business Bay Overview
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.
- From Business Bay it takes roughly nine minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 21 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 20 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 25 minutes to The Walk JBR.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 32 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 43 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
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Business Bay Amenities
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.
Business Bay Outlets
There are 478 outlets currently open in Business Bay including 193 restaurants, 29 supermarkets, 38 ladies salons, seven massage centers, seven print shops, 11 pharmacies, 17 coffee shops, 21 men's salons, a car showroom, 11 trade offices, three furniture shops, five real estate offices, seven car rental shops, 21 mini marts, eight banks, four gyms, four tailoring shops, two tobacco shops, 17 laundrettes, two bike/scooter shops, nine catering kitchens, two pet shops, six children's nurseries, a general store, two travel & tourism agents, three medical clinics, four flower shops, a luxury food shop, four computer/electronics shops, a sweet shop, a delivery outlet, five cafes, three gift shops, a dental clinic, four government offices, a liquor store, two currency exchanges, three fashion shops, a typing centre, a driving centre, a toy store, an ice cream shop, a tanning salon, a bakery, a utility shop, an optician, three phone shops, a perfume shop and a spa.
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Business Bay in the News
Gulf Business, 6th Jul 2021
Hotelier Middle East, 17th Jun 2021
Gulf News, 7th Jan 2020
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 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.
Business Bay Communities
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Business Bay Buildings
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