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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 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.

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

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.


Business Bay Communities

We currently maintain records for 2 sub-communities in Business Bay.

Business Bay Reviews

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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!
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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