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The Pad
Updated: 22nd May, 2022

The Pad

The Pad
Building type
Residential building
(February 2021)
26 floors
Building specifications
The Pad is a 26-storey residential building in Business Bay, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Omniyat Properties.
Construction began in 2007 and was completed by February 2021.
101 metres (331 feet)
Unit types
One-bedroom apartments
The development contains a total of 256 units.
Key dates
Construction began in 2007 and was completed by February 2021.
The architect
The architect of the project was James Law Cybertecture International Limited.
The contractor
The main building work was done by Modern Building Contracting Company.
Bedroom layouts
The building contains a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments as well as duplexes.
The project was launched in 2006. Construction began in 2007 and was completed by February 2021.
Additional information
  • This project was originally dubbed the ‘iPad’, the design being inspired by Apple's iPod MP3 player with the tower sitting on a docking station angled at 6.5 degrees to give the exact look.

  • By 2007, when groundworks for the construction began, the building had been renamed ‘The Pad’. In 2009 construction was put on ‘hold’ until December 2012 and completion is expected to be during 2018.

  • The building employs a new type of architecture known as Cybertecture, which uses technology to its full advantage, allowing inhabitants to program their own software for their building.

  • The interiors have a range of technologies such as biometric locks, mood lighting, voice control and mirrors that can monitor your health.

  • The podium of The Pad tower includes an 'iClub' designed around the theme of digital water, real water and digital projections that create a stunning setting for this complex of communal facilities.

  • The exclusive residents’ club has a state-of-the-art gymnasium, running track, half basketball court, a swimming pool fitted with an underwater audio system and a Media Jacuzzi equipped with waterproof touch-screens.

  • The club also provides residents with their own unique meeting lounge, chill-out lounge, party room, games room, library and an outdoor sunset terrace.

  • In the design competition architects James Law Cybertecture International Limited beat both Foster and Partners and Zaha Hadi Architects with their scheme.

Available property
For sale
Apartment To Rent in The Pad
1 Bed Apartment To Rent in The Pad
110,000  per year

The Pad Location

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

Kidzania, 1.2 km
PVRK, 1.3 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 1.4 km
Parks & beaches
Action Park Business Bay, 1.6 km
Bay Avenue Park, 1.6 km
The Block, 1.8 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 3.9 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 7.2 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 8.5 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.4 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 2.1 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 3.1 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 Pad.

There are two outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

Paion Beauty Salon
Ladies' salon, street level
Glance Luxury
Men's salon, street level

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

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Supermarket, Bay Square Building 12 (0.1 km)
View City Mini Mart
Mini mart, Damac Maison Majestine (0.2 km)
Royal Bay Minimart
Mini mart, Royal Continental Suites (0.2 km)
Allday Market
Mini mart, Bay Square Building 7 (0.2 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Maru Udon
Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
Little Spicy
Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
City Fresh Restaurant
Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
Pomo Pizza
Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Bay Square Building 11 (0.1 km)
Pulse Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Tamani Arts Offices (0.3 km)
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Mayfair Residency (0.6 km)
J'adore Medical Clinic
Medical clinic, Damac Maison Privé (0.6 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Elite Look
Men's salon, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
Josephine Nails
Ladies' salon, Bay Square Building 11 (0.1 km)
Belle Femme
Ladies' salon, Bay Square Building 10 (0.1 km)
Ace Gents Salon
Men's salon, Bay Square Building 13 (0.2 km)
cleaning_services Services
Lavish Laundry
Laundrette, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
Happy Bark Day
Pet shop, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)
Print shop, Bay Square Building 10 (0.1 km)
Broz Laundry
Laundrette, Damac Maison Majestine (0.2 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Gym, Bay Square Building 1 (0.3 km)

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

Local Schools

The Pad has many schools nearby including North London Collegiate School Dubai at 2.2 km and Hartland International School at 2.3 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'.

North London Collegiate School Dubai
2.2 km, Sobha Hartland
AED 106,000  •  IB
Hartland International School
2.3 km, Sobha Hartland
AED 61,500  •  British
GEMS Our Own Indian School
2.6 km, Al Quoz
AED 8,800  •  Indian
Global Indian International School Dubai
2.7 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 The Pad.

Brew House, Citymax Business Bay • Ladies Night • Brew House (0.7 km)
Pink Stiletto, Al Manzil Souk • Ladies Night • Distillery (0.8 km)
Beastie Brunch, Citymax Business Bay • Brew House (0.7 km)
Three Likkle Birds
Ladies Night • Tuesday 8:00pm
Ting Irie (0.8 km)
Queen B
Ladies Night • Wednesday 8:00pm
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.8 km)
Beau Rivage
Ladies Night • Tuesday 8:00pm
Beau Rivage Bistro (0.8 km)
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Ladies Night • Tuesday, Thursday 8:00pm
Lock, Stock & Barrel Business Bay (0.8 km)
Distillery Brunch
Brunch • Al Manzil Souk
Distillery (0.8 km)
Island daze Brunch
Brunch • Al Manzil Souk
Ting Irie (0.8 km)
Bella's Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millennium Business Bay
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.8 km)
Bella's Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millennium Business Bay
Bella Restaurant and Lounge (0.8 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (1.5 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 (2.9 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 (3.2 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 (3.9 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 (4.3 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
Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (4.9 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
The Pad Milestones
Date Launched
Construction Started
Date Completed
February 2021
Companies Associated with The Pad
Developer: Omniyat Properties
Engineering Consultant: Arab Experts Engineering Consultants

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for The Pad.

Projects often go though a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction History

See the development of The Pad in photos.

The Pad Construction Progress

Main structure
Roughly 50% complete
Topped out
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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