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Business Bay
Updated: 1st October, 2022

Business Bay

A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
Business Bay
Business Bay is an area located within Dubai.
Master developer
The master developer is Dubai Properties Group.

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.

Available property


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


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 531 outlets currently open in Business Bay including 202 restaurants, 29 men's salons, 19 coffee shops, 11 pharmacies, 32 supermarkets, nine massage centres, 44 ladies' salons, a car showroom, 10 car rental shops, eight banks, 23 mini marts, three furniture shops, four gyms, five flower shops, five print shops, seven fashion shops, five tailoring shops, three smoking accessories shops, 18 laundrettes, 12 catering kitchens, four pet shops, three bike/scooter shops, 10 trade offices, a general store, six children's nurseries, two travel & tourism agents, four medical clinics, four computer/electronics shops, a luxury food shop, a sweet shop, six cafes, a delivery outlet, a dental clinic, three gifts & entertainment shops, two bakeries, five real estate offices, four government offices, two spas, 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 tanning salon, a toy store, a driving centre, a typing centre and an ice cream shop.

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.

Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 0.5 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 1.3 km
Kidzania, 1.6 km
Parks & beaches
Action Park Business Bay, 0.2 km
Bay Avenue Park, 0.6 km
Safa Park, 2.3 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 7.2 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 9.3 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.6 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 2.2 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 2.4 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.

La Misscaleria, Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel • Ladies Night • La Mezcaleria Dubai (0.4 km)
Treehouse, Taj Dubai • Ladies Night • Treehouse (0.7 km)
Saturday Brunch, The Opus • Roka Dubai (0.3 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Miss Tess (0.7 km)
Queen B
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.7 km)
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.7 km)
A Glamorous Soiree
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
La Serre (0.8 km)
Night Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
La Mezcaleria Dubai (0.4 km)
Friday Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
Kimura-Ya Authentic Japanese Restaurant (0.4 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
Kimura-Ya Authentic Japanese Restaurant (0.4 km)
Secret Wonderland Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Tesoro (0.7 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (1.3 km)
A huge residential and commercial development. Home to Dubai landmarks - Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
Read more
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 by Meraas
La Mer by Meraas (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 (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
Companies Associated with Business Bay
Master Developer: Dubai Properties Group


A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of Business Bay.

Construction History

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Business Bay in the News

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Business Bay Buildings

There are 234 building developments in Business Bay. For a full list of all Business Bay buildings visit our Buildings Guide.

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The Lana
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