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About Business Bay

Business Bay sits in the central hub of the city, and neighbours the stunning Burj Khalifa.

It is exactly what a hub of business activity filled with modern skyscrapers and a vibrant atmosphere looks like! This community is ideal for professionals who enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle close to all the action.

The trendy, modern community is ideally located next to the all-popular Downtown Dubai, a stone’s throw from Dubai International Financial Center and is a short drive to:

  • Dubai Marina - 22 minutes
  • City Walk - 12 minutes
  • La Mer Beach - 17 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport - 18 minutes

The property types in Business Bay are mainly apartments and come in an array of different styles and sizes, ranging from studios to 4 bedrooms. Although the majority of the neighbourhood is made up of apartments, hotel apartments and hotels, there is a small selection of sky villas above Bay Avenue, a shopping mall connected to Executive Towers.

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What can residents expect in Business Bay?

Whether it's just you and your four-legged friend or a family of four looking for an apartment, Business Bay is home to some of the most luxurious apartments and podium villas in Dubai.

Starting with studios going all the way up to four-bedroom apartments & more, the community has a range of properties for rent and sale within the complexes and stand-alone towers. Some of these include; Executive Towers, Peninsula Residences, SLS Hotels and Residences and more.

Don’t go after its name, Business Bay isn’t just home to commercial towers. The community also has a great neighbourhood for families with large residential units that can house a family of four to six.

Several buildings in the area have play areas for children and other leisure facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts and gaming centres.

And if you’re not feeling spoilt for choice yet, head down to Bay Avenue Park, which is home to several outdoor events, retail outlets, supermarkets and restaurants. The park is sure to appeal to teenagers with its trendy graffiti-style design and skate park, creating the ideal location for socialising with friends in the neighbourhood.

If you enjoy the high-end lifestyle of the city or are looking to make the most of the city’s nightlife, Business Bay is home to restaurants and bars ranging from Michelin-starred hotspots, to fine-dining avenues to Instagrammable cafes. Some of these include:

  • Kitchen6
  • 1OAK
  • Tong Thai
  • Fahm by Moshi
  • MissTess
  • The Maine
  • Lock Stock and Barrel
  • Asia Asia

And this list can go on…

For a sweet treat, La Brioche in Bay Avenue does incredible fresh cakes and desserts such as the Lotus cake – a popular favourite at Allsopp & Allsopp’s Business Bay office!

Bay Square and Marasi Drive also have several restaurants and cafes overlooking the city’s stunning views and waterfront promenade for those searching for an escape from the hustle and bustle.

Some of these in Marasi Drive and Bay Square also include:

  • Pizza Express
  • Circle Cafe
  • Kana Cafe
  • Nurai
  • Saigon
  • AVE
  • Mama-esh

Business Bay is centrally located right beside Downtown Dubai and five minutes away by drive from Dubai Mall. Nestled between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, the community provides easy accessibility in and out of the city.

Better yet, the community is highly accessible to the metro. The Business Bay metro station is a five to ten-minute walk from major spots in the area, as well as multiple bus lines and taxi spots.

So moving around the place is a breeze.

This community is great for families, and young adults, especially those who have recently shifted base to Dubai as the community sits close to multiple schools, colleges, and other nurseries and daycare centres.

Some schools in and around the community are:

  1. English College
  2. Horizon Int’l School
  3. GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
  4. JSS Private School

And if you’ve got little ones then:

  1. Learning Tree Nursery
  2. Blossom Nursery
  3. Step by Step
  4. Emirates British Nursery
  5. Canadian Nursery

For those looking for options in higher education, Knowledge Park is a 20-minute drive from the community, hosting numerous universities and institutes. Prominent universities within the vicinity include the University of Bradford Dubai, the University of Wollongong Dubai, and Middlesex University Dubai, while the American University of Dubai is about 25 minutes away by car.

All these universities are accessible via metro with a 35-40 minute journey from the Business Bay Station to Dubai Internet City and Al Khail stations.

Business Bay is well surrounded by healthcare facilities, including clinics, hospitals and pharmacies, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services whenever needed.

Hospitals and clinics you can find in and near the community are:

  1. Aster Clinic
  2. Emirates Hospital Clinic
  3. Medlife Clinic
  4. Aster Hospital - Mankhool - 15-minute drive
  5. Rashid Hospital - Oud Metha 22-minute drive

There is also a wide range of pharmacies within the community such as Thumbay Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy, Aster Pharmacy, and BinSina Pharmacy.

For fitness enthusiasts, Business Bay has some great indoor and outdoor spots to enjoy from parks and cycling trails surrounding the area to building swimming pools and communal state-of-the-art gyms.

The community is abundant in fitness centres, classes and activities, and here are a few you could explore:

  1. Enhance Fitness
  2. FitRepublik
  3. Warehouse
  4. Defeat
  5. The Pilates Academy
  6. Dhyana
  7. Contrology Pilates
  8. GFX Cycling

Take a look at the average rents in Business Bay as per apartment type:

If you are planning to rent, you can expect to pay:

Rents in Business Bay

If you are planning to buy a property in Business Bay, you can expect to pay:

Average property prices in Business Bay (Sales)

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