Business Bay literally lies in the shadow of the world’s tallest building, but it’s carved a name for itself nonetheless. It lies at the end of the venerable Dubai Creek (hence the ‘bay’ in the name). While still an upcoming development, Business Bay holds a lot of promise for residents, visitors and investors alike, being comprised of around 64 million square feet of freehold projects, and being well on its way to becoming a regional business hub. There is no shortage of residential options for sale and for rent in the area.
The unique central location of Business Bay has attracted several internationally acclaimed hotels along with a variety of supermarkets, dining and entertainment outlets.
A well connected area, Business Bay is close to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. The Dubai International Airport is just a 20 minute drive away (in ideal traffic conditions) while areas like Dubai Marina, Media City and International City are just 15 minutes away.
Business Bay was built to encompass the best of the business world in the region, being close to DIFC. But the opening of the Dubai Canal in 2017 has made it a tourist hotspot as well.
Business Bay is home to one of the biggest young expatriate population in Dubai. The residents of this locality lead a very fast-paced, cosmopolitan lifestyle. Young couples and singles love the residing in the area’s convenient location and comparatively less costly apartments from its neighbouring areas.
Things to do
Business Bay’s name is sometimes misleading, as there is tons to do when you want to blow off some steam. Try free yoga classes at the Marasi Park, which happen four times a week. The schedule includes warrior yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as swing yoga on Sundays and Tuesdays.
And then there’s an indoor adventure at Mountain Extreme. Climb your way to glory over a variety of terrain designed for all levels of skill.
If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, catch an outdoor movie at The Backyard every Tuesday. Pair your movie with a hot dog, popcorn, soft drinks and a beautiful canal view and you’re all set!
You have to try Oz Pizza at the Bayswater Building. A tiny Australian (they even have the Commonwealth Blue Ensign hanging above the sign) pizza place, Oz Pizza punches well above its weight. Munch on typical Aussie street food, including the Ned Kelly and satay chicken.
If you’re looking for something a little spicier, make your way to Ebony Interactive Restaurant. Sup on a delicious mix of Arabic and traditional Sudanese delicacies, such as dalee or deep fried lamb leg and okra dish bamya mafruka. You can even watch your dish being prepared ‘live’ on a chef cam.
And don’t forget to pass by Ming Bowl Chinese to enjoy delicious inexpensive Chinese cuisine.
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