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Business Bay

District, Dubai
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Dubai

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.

Business Bay Map

Business Bay 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.

Business Bay 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.

Business Bay Masterplan

Business Bay Construction Updates

Business Bay Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 7 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Business Bay reveives an overall rating of 4 based on 7 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintennance.

14th Jan, 2015
Jeff
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
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Falcon Tower Business Bay
Location
Up keep of the building
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
11th Jan, 2015
Cian
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
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Falcon Tower
The size of our apartment, my walk in closet, the finishings, maintenance included, the value for money, the location, the nice security guards, the 360 view on the roof, the roof top swimming pool.....
Nothing
Business Bay is an upcoming area, which is within walking distance to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Boulevard Walk and Souk al Bahar. Across Al Sada Street (2 mins walk) there is also Bay Avenue, with 2 parks, a cycle path, Spinneys, Learning Tree Nursery, lots of restaurants and cafes. more… I love this area and I love the apartment. When we were looking to move, I couldnt believe some of the finishings - even if Executive Tower - they were quite tired looking - and their asking price was too high. Falcon Tower is located near Business Bay Metro Station, I would say about a 5 min walk. Ideal for travelling around the City. There is also easy access to Al Khail Road, Al Ain Road and Sheik Zayed Road. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Jan, 2015
Anna
From Germany
Moved here in 2015
Living with flatmate
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Escape tower rating
Central location and Metro link
No shops/cafes near by
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
30th Nov, 2014
Ash
From United States
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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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 ......love it!
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
12th Aug, 2014
Yulia
From Russian Federation
Moved here in 2014
Living alone
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Falcon 1 bedroom
Size, view, convenience
Parking, gym maintenance, man sauna maintenance, AC maintenance
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
4th Aug, 2014
Maritess
From Asia
Moved here in 2009
Living with spouse
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Escape Tower - Business Bay's affordable leased apartments
The rent is affordable
Building is supposed to be rented out to families only, but for sure there are bachelors/bachelorettes sharing flats.
If you're looking for affordable apartments in the Business Bay area, you may want to consider the Escape Tower. Ok this is probably the oldest building in Business Bay (since 2006) but it is well-maintained and the size of the apartments are huge compared to the other buildings in the more… same area.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
27th Jul, 2014
Tania
From Germany
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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Love falcon tower
Location
Maintenance
Great apartment in the heart of town
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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