Business Bay Area Guide

Discover a location where entertainment never ends and high rises reach the sky.

About Business Bay

Although the name suggests suits and ties, Business Bay is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in the city. This is the place to see and be seen in an idyllic mini-metropolis brought to life. Due to its location, south of Downtown Dubai and numerous commercial structures, prestigious housing offices, banks, and retail establishments, Business Bay is one of Dubai's most well-known business districts. The properties in Business Bay are reasonably priced, and the area is known for its countless amenities and fast-paced lifestyle, making it ideal for living and working simultaneously.

Business Bay, which has many residential towers, business centres, commercial towers, and hotels, has views of the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and the Dubai Mall. It has become one of Dubai's trendiest and most well-known neighbourhoods. There are various types of apartments for sale in Business Bay, ranging from studios to four-bedroom homes. Although apartments, hotel apartments, and hotels make up most of the neighbourhood, a few villas are located above Bay Avenue, Business Bay's shopping centre.

Business Bay is a prominent location in the city that spans more than 80 million square feet and has various properties. Many Business Bay buildings are part of Dubai's iconic skyline, and most residential properties are apartments.

A large population of young professionals who work in Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, and DIFC are drawn to the area by its fast-paced, cosmopolitan vibe. Young couples and singles are the targets demographic for the lifestyle here, but in recent years, many families have become interested in the area, particularly in buying apartments. Business Bay is a multi-cultural neighbourhood because there is a good mix of expatriates from different nationalities living there.

The trendy, contemporary neighbourhood is conveniently situated next to Downtown Dubai, close to the Dubai International Financial Center, and only a short drive from the following places:

  • City Walk - 10 minutes

  • Jumeirah - 11 minutes

  • Dubai International Airport - 16 minutes

  • Dubai Creek Harbour - 18 minutes

  • Dubai Marina - 19 minutes

  • La Mer Beach - 19 minutes

  • Palm Jumeirah - 19 minutes


The Learning Tree Nursery in Business Bay is well-liked by the locals! The Nursery educates children between the ages of 1-4 years using the British Curriculum.

Jumeirah English Speaking School and Safa British School in Al Safa are two elementary and secondary schools near Business Bay. The Gems Wellington Primary School in Al Satwa, which offers the UK/IB system until Year 13, is another school close to Business Bay.

Things To Do

Business Bay is best characterized by contemporary luxury and is home to some of the most wealthy hospitality establishments in the city. One of these notable gems is the hotel and apartment complex known as Al Habtoor City. Many delicious restaurants here can satisfy any palate, but it's best known as the renowned production La Perle location. La Perle, a specially constructed aqua theatre formed by creative director Franco Dragone, honours the history of pearl diving in the area.

For The Foodies

There are many charming places on Bay Avenue where you can meet friends for lunch or a quick coffee. For the sweet treat, La Brioche makes incredible cakes.

Some well-known eateries in Business Bay include Waka at Oberoi, Mama'esh at Bayswater Tower, Cuisinero Uno at Steigenberger Hotel, and Tong Thai at JW Marriott Marquis.

The Eloquent Elephant, a casual restaurant serving international cuisine, is located in Taj Hotel. Every day there is a happy hour, perfect for a few drinks after work. Every Wednesday is Ladies Night when women can enjoy three free drinks and 30% off all food. On Mondays from 8 to 11 p.m., Quiz Night might be right up your alley if you want a challenge. On Tuesdays, live music is available to listen to while having dinner. The short rib with barbecue glaze is a favourite on the menu.

There are many dining options with expansive views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain at the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar.

There are plenty of legally operating bars and pubs for those in the area. Some of the best lounges and bars in Business Bay include The Backyard at the Steigenberger Hotel and Vault at the JW Marriott Marquis.

Attractions in Business Bay

Water lovers will be pleased to learn that the renowned Jumeirah Beach is only 15 minutes away, making it simple to plan a day at the beach. While there are no beaches near Business Bay, residents can visit the beautiful manufactured Dubai Canal, which has a spectacular boardwalk where you can stroll along and take in the breathtaking waterfront views.

Apart from cinemas and leisure facilities within Dubai Mall, Marasi, a waterfront getaway along the Dubai Water Canal within Business Bay, features the longest promenade in Dubai, spanning 12 kilometres, floating restaurants, retail options, and palm tree-lined marinas.

Due to its commercial success and bustling atmosphere, it's simple to imagine that Business Bay Dubai may not have flourishing parks. This is not the case; in Business Bay, close to Spinneys, residents can take a stroll and stretch their muscles at Bay Avenue Park. Near Downtown Dubai, there is also access to the pet-friendly Burj Park. Burj Park offers a variety of enjoyable activities. Cycling is an option; you can also see the Wings of Mexico and the tallest performing fountain in the world. The expansive running track in Safa Park is right across the street, close to Sheikh Zayed Road.

There is also no shortage of indoor fitness centres and spas.

For The Shopaholics

One of the pillars of life in Dubai is retail therapy. The Dubai Mall is the top choice for shopping due to its impressive collection of fashion brands. The Bay Avenue Mall in Business Bay also has a good selection of ethnically diverse shops, eateries, and spas. To cater to locals' needs, there are well-stocked Spinneys and Choithrams supermarkets on Bay Avenue in Business Bay. Additionally, there are a few Zoom mini-marts nearby Mayfair Towers, an Al Maya supermarket inside Clover Bay Tower, and a West Zone Supermarket. All the necessities are available, including an Aster clinic, Emirates NBD bank, a Life pharmacy, and dry cleaners.

Business Bay is the perfect place for you if you want to live that Dubai Lifestyle!

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