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SAAS Business Bay
Updated: 20th March, 2023

SAAS Business Bay

SAAS Business Bay is a 36-storey residential building in Business Bay, Dubai.
SAAS Business Bay
Building type
Residential building
36 floors
Building specifications
SAAS Business Bay is a 36-storey residential building in Business Bay, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by SAAS Properties and Richreit Real Estate Development.
Construction began in 2015 and was completed by 2022.
The development contains a total of 403 units.
Unit layouts
SAAS Business Bay comprises a mix of studios, one- , two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Hotel operator
The hotel is currently operated by Sonder Holdings Inc.
The architect
The architectural consultant was National Engineering Bureau.
The contractor
The main building work was done by Kele Contracting.
Additional information
  • The building will contain hotel rooms, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom serviced apartments and some office space. The hotel apartments will occupy the lower 14 floors.

  • Amenities will include a business centre, health club, swimming pools including a children's pool, a beauty clinic, prayer rooms and a sauna and steam room.

  • Richreit Tower is a reincarnation of the Hydra Towers project which was cancelled after running into financial trouble.

  • In 2011 construction work came to a halt and was not resumed until February 2015. By September 2015 the project was renamed ‘Richreit Towers’.

  • Although the foundations and podium levels had already been constructed in 2010, the tower was still able to undergo a (much needed) architectural redesign.

  • The building was previously named Mövenpick Hotel & Living but was changed to SAAS Business Bay in 2022 and was changed to residential use.

  • The finished property has 401 serviced apartments and range in size from studios to 3-bedroom apartments.

  • The units will be rented by the Sonder brand and will be available for both short and extended stays.

  • Amenities will include an elegant lobby with marble flooring, a swimming pool surrounded by cabanas, a restaurant and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From SAAS Business Bay it takes roughly 7 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 21 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 19 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 24 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 17 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 44 minutes' drive.*

Properties on the Market

Explore the current market listings for properties in SAAS Business Bay.

SAAS Business Bay Location

The map below shows the location of SAAS Business Bay and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 0.4 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 0.9 km
Kidzania, 1.2 km
Parks & beaches
Bay Avenue Park, 0.4 km
Action Park Business Bay, 0.4 km
Safa Park, 2.6 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 7.5 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 9.0 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.3 km
Cinemacity Fountain Views, 1.5 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 1.8 km

Nearby shops and outlets

The number of shops and amenities that are within walking distance can greatly affect quality of life and may be a key factor when choosing a place to live. Here is an analysis of all the commercial outlets that are currently operating in the vicinity of SAAS Business Bay.

There are dozens of outlets within walking distance of SAAS Business Bay. We've shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Black & White Grocery
Mini mart, Damac Maison Bay's Edge (0.1 km)
Supermarket, Blue Bay Tower (0.1 km)
Wiso Mini Mart
Mini mart, Damac Maison Cour Jardin (0.3 km)
Loft Minimart
Mini mart, The 9 (0.3 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Saarangaa Bhojan Shala
Restaurant, Clover Bay (0.1 km)
Muhammad Iqbal Restaurant
Restaurant, Clover Bay (0.1 km)
Samavar Restaurant and Cafe
Restaurant, Damac Maison Bay's Edge (0.1 km)
Restaurant, Damac Maison Bay's Edge (0.1 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Clover Bay (0.1 km)
Aster Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Blue Bay Tower (0.1 km)
Health First Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Lucky Cat Relaxation Center
Massage centre, Clover Bay (0.1 km)
Flaka Beauty Lounge
Ladies' salon, Damac Maison Bay's Edge (0.1 km)
Happy Valley Spa
Ladies' salon, Blue Bay Tower (0.1 km)
Ladies' salon, Damac Maison Cour Jardin (0.3 km)
cleaning_services Services
Print Outs
Print shop, The Binary (0.4 km)
Bay Laundry
Laundrette, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
The Sewing Corner
Tailoring shop, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
Royal Unique Flowers
Flower shop, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Bare Fitness Centre
Gym, Clover Bay (0.1 km)
Gym, 29 Burj Dubai Boulevard (0.4 km)
Gym, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)
Naurs Yoga Centre
Yoga studio, Bay Avenue Mall & Park (0.4 km)

For a full analysis of all outlets and amenities in the wider area visit our Business Bay Amenities guide.

Local Schools

SAAS Business Bay has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 1.7 km and JSS Private School LLC at 1.9 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
1.7 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
1.9 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Horizon English School Dubai
2.0 km, Al Safa
AED 52,500  •  British
Global Indian International School Dubai
2.1 km, Al Quoz
AED 21,000  •  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 SAAS Business Bay.

Ladies First, Pullman Dubai Downtown • Ladies Night • The Birdcage Dubai (0.0 km)
XO Confidential, Vida Downtown Dubai • Ladies Night • Taikun (0.0 km)
Fomo Brunch, Pullman Dubai Downtown • The Birdcage Dubai (0.0 km)
My Boyfriend is Out of Town
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Taikun (0.0 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Treehouse (0.0 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Miss Tess (0.0 km)
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • The Opus
Roka Dubai (0.0 km)
Secret Wonderland Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Tesoro (0.0 km)
Secret Wonderland Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Treehouse (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
The Eloquent Elephant (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

City Walk
City Walk (1.9 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 (2.9 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 (3.2 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
Read more
La Mer
La Mer (4.7 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
Read more
The Polo Residence
The Polo Residence (4.8 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
Meydan (5.5 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 (5.6 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
SAAS Business Bay Milestones
Estimated Handover Date
Q4 2016
Construction Started
Date Completed
Companies Associated with SAAS Business Bay
Developer: SAAS Properties
Hotel Operator: Sonder Holdings Inc
Architectural Consultant: National Engineering Bureau
Building Contractor: Kele Contracting


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

Construction History

See the development of SAAS Business Bay in photos:

SAAS Business Bay Construction Progress

Main structure
In early stages
Roughly 50% complete
Roughly 75% complete
Roughly 75% complete
Topped out
In early stages
Roughly 25% complete
Roughly 75% complete
In the late stages
MEP & interior fit-out
In the late stages

MEP = Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.

The dates above refer to when we monitored the site and not the exact date that construction reached a particular stage.

Please note that our progress updates are visual estimations only and should not be confused with official progress reports issued by the government regulator.

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