Community Guide: Business Bay

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Transformation is a key part of Dubai’s landscape. The city itself has grown from a simple urban oasis into a headline-making metropolis known for its grand architectural feats. The district of Business Bay embodies this concept very well. It was initially designed to be Dubai’s commercial capital and the center of commercial real estate in the city.
 
However, Business Bay, in spite of its name, has seen a big change in its property makeup over the past five years. The disparate clusters of office buildings in the area have begun to be outnumbered by an increasing number of luxury residential apartment developments that have taken advantage of Business Bay’s prime location, making the district one of the '5 Coolest Neighbourhoods to Visit' according to guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. The change effectively began in 2010 with Executive Towers, a mid-range apartment complex targeted toward families built atop a retail and dining podium known as Bay Avenue.

Business Bay Area Guide

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1. Overview 2. Things To Do 3. Schools
4. Restaurants 5. Hospitals 6. Properties
7. Investment Options 8. Nearby Communities

1. Business Bay Dubai Overview

1. Waterfront Location

Waterfront

The catalyst for this transformation came at the end of 2016, with saw the opening of the Dubai Canal, an extension of the historic Dubai Creek that flows into the Arabian Gulf and bisects Business Bay. This has further transformed the area, making it one of Dubai’s most sought-after waterfront districts.
 
An extensive retail and dining promenade is currently under development. It will also include Dubai’s first floating homes and five marinas. The Canal is flanked by several world-class hotels, including the St. Regis Dubai, W and Westin Hotels, and the towering 72-storey JW Marriott Marquis, which is the world’s tallest hotel.

2. Key Properties

The residential side of Business Bay continues has flourished with several unique properties being completed and under construction: to flourish with several very unique waterfront properties. Most notable are:

1. Volante

Volante

One of Dubai’s finest residences, Volante offers a mixture of this splendid tower houses a combination of full and half-floor penthouses for sale in Volante Business Bay, with private lifts offering direct access from the lobby to the residence. The fourth floor of the building houses an exclusive Resident’s Club, which contains premium world-class amenities including a lounge, spa, conference room, and private cinema. It easily gives the surrounding hotels a run for their money.

2. The Pad

The Pad

Inspired by the chic Miami lifestyle, The Pad is an urban destination for the millennial crowd, boasting a tilted design that leans over the Canal to provide the most unforgettable waterfront views. This development is as stylish as it is elegant, featuring a bright color scheme, a glass-fronted exterior inlaid with LED lights and flamingo statues in the lobby. The Pad completes in late 2018.

The Opus

As the last architectural project by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, The Opus stands out from the crowd not only for its pedigree but also due to its highly unusual design, with an immense void in the center of the building. The interior design is just as unique and has a sleek ultramodern look that makes it one of Dubai’s most unmistakably unique homes.

I Love Florence

Launched toward the end of 2017, I Love Florence is being developed by Saudi Arabia’s most pre-eminent developer, Dar Al Arkan, and is the firm’s first foray into the UAE. Its glittering golden façade is complemented by interiors courtesy of Roberto Cavalli, and the waterfront location only adds to its glamour.

2. Things To Do in Business Bay, Dubai

Business Bay, one of the most popular commercial and residential communities in the city, is located just right in front of the modest district, of Downtown Dubai. This modern neighborhood offers everything for a contemporary lifestyle, from luxury shopping, top leisure options, and 5-star restaurants to family-friendly activities and world-class business facilities, as well as fully equipped gyms also available in Business Bay. 

Dubai Water Canal

The Dubai Water Canal is a 3.2-km waterway that connects the Arabian Gulf to the Business Bay district, inaugurated in 2016. The Dubai Water Canal is a great spot for anyone looking to enjoy some fresh air and a waterfront lifestyle. The place has plenty of things to do, including a boat ride, walking, jogging, or cycling along the dedicated tracks, and relaxing in one of the many cafes and restaurants. The residents can also enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, the Arabian Gulf, and the Burj Khalifa.

Visit Mountain Extreme

Mountain Extreme is the largest climbing wall & gym in Dubai, providing professional climbing classes for both adults and kids. The wall is split into different levels of difficulty. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, you'll find a challenge that's right for you. In addition, the professional staff at Mountain Extreme is very friendly and happy to help beginners.

Bay Avenue Park

Bay Avenue Park is located in the heart of Business Bay, developed by Dubai Properties in 2014, making it the perfect place to take a break from shopping or working in the area. The park is beautifully landscaped and features a variety of plants and trees. There are also several benches and jogging tracks available where visitors can take a leisurely stroll, sit, and enjoy the stunning views.

3. Schools Near Business Bay

The Business Bay district in Dubai is home to some of the best schools in the city. Those looking for a top-quality educational center will find multiple options to choose from nearby. The schools located in and around the vibrant community provide a high-standard education system.

Jumeirah English Speaking School

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) is a private, international school located at 28 Al Safa 1, Al Safa, Dubai, The school has an "Outstanding" rating from KHDA and offers an American curriculum for students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. JESS has more than 2,000 students representing over 60 nationalities. The students will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities including performing arts, athletics, service learning, and leadership programs.

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is one of the finest schools in the city provides students with a world-class education that prepares them for success in high school and beyond. The dedicated teaching staff at GEMD provides an innovative and engaging curriculum that ensures each student reaches his or her full potential. The school is just 10 minutes' drive away from Business Bay and located at St 19, Al Safa, Dubai.

Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS)

JBS is located at 53B Street, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, Jumeira Baccalaureate School provides a unique and world-class education for students from Pre-KG to Grade 12. Founded in 2004, JBS is one of the few schools in the city that offers all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). with its diverse student population and team of highly qualified teachers.

4. Restaurants in Business Bay

For those looking for a delicious dining experience, Business Bay has some of the best restaurants in town. Whether looking for a five-star culinary experience or a casual family dinner, the mentioned restaurants will not disappoint you.

Tong Thai

Dubai is home to many of the world's best restaurants, and TONG THAI is proud to be among them. The award-winning restaurants are located in Business Bay and offer an unparalleled dining experience that is perfect for family dinners or special occasions. The restaurant menus feature authentic regional dishes and Thai cuisine that is cooked to perfection using only the freshest ingredients.

Kitchen6

Kitchen6, another award-winning dining option, is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay. The international buffet restaurant menu features six different types of cuisine, including Italian, Arabic, Indian, and Japanese. The decor is chic and stylish, and there is exquisite food and top-notch service.

Prime68 Steakhouse

Prime68 Steakhouse is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Business Bay. The restaurant has a modern and contemporary design, making it a perfect place for business meetings or family dinners. The food here is excellent, with Prime 68 serving some of the best steaks in town. Aside from steak, the menu also includes seafood, chicken dishes, and sides.

5. Hospitals & Clinics in Business Bay

Business Bay is a huge commercial and residential district in Dubai, situated right next to the heart of the city, Downtown Dubai. The community also has many top healthcare facilities, which offer high-quality medical treatment. Have a look at our top 3 recommended hospitals and clinics in Business Bay, Dubai.

‚ÄčEmirates Hospital Clinics - Business Bay

Emirates Hospital Clinics are one of the most popular hospital chains in the UAE. They have several clinics located throughout Dubai, including the Emirates Hospital Clinic in Business Bay. The clinic offers a wide range of medical services from a general checkup to surgery, including the dental department, ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat), homeopathy, IVF, gastroenterology, pediatrics, dermatology, and aesthetics, physiotherapy, and internal medicine as well.

Aster Clinic, Business Bay

The Aster Clinic at Business Bay offers its patients state-of-the-art medical care and treatment options. This clinic is one of the largest in Dubai and features advanced technology, experienced staff, and many other specialties. The clinic also has orthopedic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and general practice (GP). The staff of this clinic is highly experienced and very helpful in guiding you through the treatment.

6. Business Bay Properties

Business Bay is one of the most in-demand areas for luxury living and commercial buildings in Dubai. The vibrant community offers some of the best apartments, luxurious penthouses, and office towers, making it a perfect location for business owners and investors.

To Buy

The community has seen rapid development in recent years, and now this is home to some of Dubai's most prestigious residential and commercial properties.

Latest Apartments for Sale in Business Bay

There are numerous latest apartments for sale in Business Bay waiting to be discovered. With their premium finishes and stunning views, these units tick all the right boxes when it comes to modern living in Business Bay.

Latest Penthouses for Sale in Business Bay

The latest penthouses for sale in Business Bay are the most luxurious residences in Dubai, explore below our top recommendations.

Latest Serviced Residences for Sale in Business Bay

The latest serviced residences in Business Bay offer top-notch amenities and state-of-the-art facilities, so the resident can enjoy premium comfort while living in one of Dubai's most prestigious neighborhoods.

To Rent

There are multiple options available to rent a property in Business Bay.

Latest Apartments for Rent in Business Bay

For those looking for the latest apartments for rent in Business Bay, discover the tiles below:

Latest Penthouses for Rent in Business Bay

Those who want to live a luxury lifestyle, choose from the following latest penthouses for rent in Business Bay:

Business Bay Dubai Property Tours

Business Bay offers a unique lifestyle, and visitors and investors can explore some of the finest properties with our video tours.

7. Investment Opportunities in Business Bay Dubai

Business Bay is one of the most important commercial districts of the city, situated on the edge of Downtown - the world-famous Sheikh Zayed Road. The community is a thriving center for businesses, shops, and restaurants. For those looking for an investment opportunity in Dubai real estate market, Business Bay can be a good option. There are plenty of luxurious penthouses and apartments available for purchase or rent, as well as office spaces and retail opportunities. Contact our private client advisory team and learn more about investing in this exciting district.

8. Nearby Communities

Business Bay is home to many luxury high-rise buildings with upscale commercial and retail outlets located just a short drive to other main communities such as Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the City Walk area, and the DIFC community.

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