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The Citadel
Updated: 21st September, 2023

The Citadel

The Citadel is a 48-storey office building in Business Bay, Dubai.
The Citadel
Building type
Office building
48 floors
Building specifications
The Citadel is a 48-storey office building in Business Bay, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Deyaar Development.
Construction began in 2006 and was completed by 2008.
The office building is located directly on the Dubai Water Canal. For more information, see our guide to the Dubai Water Canal.
201 metres (659 feet)
The development contains a total of 406 units.
The architect
The architectural consultant was DAR Consult.
Additional information
  • The tower contains 565,000 sq ft of office space and 29,000 sq ft of retail space.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From The Citadel it takes roughly 10 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 20 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 18 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 23 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 19 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 44 minutes' drive.*

Available property

The Citadel Location

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

Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 1.0 km
Dubai Bowling Center, 1.1 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 2.0 km
Parks & beaches
Action Park Business Bay, 0.7 km
Bay Avenue Park, 1.1 km
Safa Park, 1.6 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.7 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 6.9 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 10.1 km
Roxy Box Park Cinema, 2.1 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 2.4 km
Cinemacity Fountain Views, 2.6 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 The Citadel.

There are a number of outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

Uptown Mini Mart
Mini mart, street level
Chennai Kings
Restaurant, street level
Pearl Dental Clinic
Dental clinic, street level
Al Bakawat
Restaurant, marasi walk
Tibba Restaurant
Restaurant, marasi walk
Gifts & entertainment shop, marasi walk
Bandung Restaurant
Restaurant, canal promenade

In addition, there are dozens of outlets within walking distance of The Citadel. We've shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Spring Onion Restaurant
Supermarket, Al Manara Tower Business Bay (0.1 km)
Fulll Cart Minimart
Mini mart, Merano Tower (0.2 km)
Rich Supermarket
Supermarket, Iris Bay (0.3 km)
F Mart
Supermarket, Ontario Tower (0.3 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Malang Lounge Restaurant & Cafe
Restaurant, Al Manara Tower Business Bay (0.1 km)
Shawarma Houzz
Restaurant, Iris Bay (0.3 km)
Calcutta Chai & Co.
Café, Exchange Tower (0.3 km)
Restaurant, Bayswater (0.3 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Pink Mood Clinic
Medical clinic, Bayswater (0.3 km)
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Medical clinic, The Oberoi Centre (0.4 km)
Soukare Pharmacy
Pharmacy, XL Tower (0.8 km)
Thumbay Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Executive Bay (0.8 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Hair Avenue
Ladies' salon, Park Lane Tower (0.2 km)
Be Groomed Barbershop
Men's salon, Park Lane Tower (0.2 km)
White Jasmine Ladies Salon
Ladies' salon, Ontario Tower (0.3 km)
Gold Waves Spa
Massage centre, Ontario Tower (0.3 km)
cleaning_services Services
Pomsky Puppy
Pet shop, Al Manara Tower Business Bay (0.1 km)
Print shop, Regal Tower (0.3 km)
Tailoring shop, The Oberoi Centre (0.4 km)
DP Design & Print
Print shop, The Prism (0.4 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Warehouse Gym
Gym, O14 (0.9 km)
Generation Iron
Gym, AG Tower Business Bay (0.9 km)

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

Local Schools

The Citadel has many schools nearby including Global Indian International School Dubai at 1.2 km and Japanese School Dubai at 1.2 km.

In terms of performance there are 13 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'.

Global Indian International School Dubai
1.2 km, Al Quoz
AED 21,000  •  Indian
Japanese School Dubai
1.2 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
1.3 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Lycée Français Jean Mermoz
1.3 km, Al Quoz
AED 45,500  •  French

Things to Do

We've partnered with and to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of The Citadel.

Vault, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai • Ladies Night • Vault (0.0 km)
1 OAK, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai • Ladies Night • 1 OAK (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai • Hotel Cartagena (0.0 km)
1 OAK Sunday
Ladies Night •  11:00pm
1 OAK (0.0 km)
Vibes and Views
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
Seven Sisters (0.0 km)
Ribs & Brews
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Ribs & Brews (0.0 km)
BLUSH at Babiole
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Babiole Dubai (0.0 km)
Thursday Terrace Brunch
Brunch • JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
1 OAK (0.0 km)
Wanderlust Brunch
Brunch • JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Garden (0.0 km)
Afternoon Feast Brunch
Brunch • JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Prime68 (0.0 km)
Sundown Brunch
Brunch • JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Seven Sisters (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to The Citadel.

City Walk
City Walk (2.3 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 (3.8 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
Read more
The Polo Residence
The Polo Residence (5.0 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
La Mer (5.1 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
Read more
Meydan (5.9 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 (6.6 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (6.8 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
The Citadel Milestones
Date Launched
Construction Started
Date Completed
Handover Finished
Companies Associated with The Citadel
Developer: Deyaar Development
Architectural Consultant: DAR Consult

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