Business Bay Area Guide
Just 1.5km from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Business Bay lies at the end of Dubai Creek, a cul-de-sac waterway emanating from Deira. But work is underway to connect it to the sea at Jumeirah Beach, and when that happens Business Bay will be transformed with ferries, yachts and water taxis making their way out to sea just as they do at Dubai Marina. Still in development, Business Bay comprises 64 million square feet of freehold projects and is set to become a new business hub of the region with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. It is hoped that this up-and-coming district will attract businesses from around the world and sharp-witted investors to buy into it.
Now that construction work has recommenced following the economic downturn the proportion of residential buildings has risen. This will mean that there will be more apartments coming onto the market here than originally envisaged in the master plan. A new project to build a pair of twin towers here housing a 447-room 5-star hotel and 136 serviced apartments has started and is due to be completed in 2016.
Business Bay Amenities
Dubai Mall, the biggest in the world, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest in the world, are less than ten minutes drive away. In fact, when it’s not too hot you could actually walk it.
One Business Bay is a 35-storey skyscraper occupying the best location in the development at the northern entrance to Business Bay, close to the Metro. The tower´s impressive neighbours include Dubai International Financial Centreand Emirates Towers.
Business Bay Travel Guide
Business bay is well connected to both Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, the two main highways running the length of Dubai. The international airport is 25 minutes drive and Dubai Marina just 20 minutes, the same journeys each taking about 30 minutes by train from Business Bay Metro station.
Public Transport Links to Business Bay
The 100-metre wide channel to connect Business Bay to the sea is part of Dubai’s ambitious plan for water transport. When complete passengers will be able to take water transport from the Dubai Creek to reach Business Bay, Jumeirah,Al Wasl or Sheikh Zayed Road. Stations for water buses and private boats will be built on both sides of the channel, making this one of Dubai’s major attractions both for tourists and residents.