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Business Bay

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Business Bay Overview

Just 1.5km from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Business Bay lies at the end of Dubai Creek, once a cul-de-sac waterway emanating from Deira, but now connected to the sea at Jumeirah Beach. Still in development, Business Bay comprises 64 million square feet of freehold projects and is set to become a new business hub of the region with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. It is hoped that this up-and-coming district will attract businesses from around the world and sharp-witted investors to buy into it.

Since construction work recommenced following the economic downturn the proportion of residential buildings has risen. There are now more apartments coming onto the market here than originally envisaged in the master plan. A new project to build a pair of twin towers here housing a 447-room 5-star hotel and 136 serviced apartments has started and is due to be completed in 2016.

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 will be 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.

Business Bay 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.

Proximity to landmarks
The Walk JBR
25 mins drive
Dubai Mall
9 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
21 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
20 mins drive
La Mer
20 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
43 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
17 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
32 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
25 mins drive

Construction History

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. The international airport is a 25 minute drive and Dubai Marina just 20 minutes, the same journeys each taking about 30 minutes by train from Business Bay Metro station.

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 100-metre wide Dubai Water Canal that connects Business Bay to the sea is part of Dubai's ambitious plan for water transport. It allows passengers to take water transport from the 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.


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Business Bay receives an overall rating of 5 based on 1 review. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

30th Nov, 2014
From United States
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Business Bay living
Price and location
Traffic now
We moved into our apt 3 yrs ago and are still here. Perfect location, good size apt, close to shops it!
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