Lack of amenities is keeping firms out of Business Bay

With somewhere approaching 80 per cent of its completed office space lying empty, Dubai’s Business Bay area is still struggling to attract the scores of companies it was hoped would be enticed. Just a couple of kilometres down Sheikh Zayed Road, commercial buildings in Dubai’s central business district (CBD) boast vacancy rates of below 15 per cent.




UAE to have another water canal by April

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‘Floating homes’ to be built in phase one of Marasi Business Bay on Dubai...

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UAE rent and property prices continue to slide

The global downturn and increasing supply has also given commercial property tenants across the three emirates firmer territory to renegotiate terms. The report states that while rents remained reasonably stable in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers, Business Bay and TECOM Area C, all three areas suffer the highest vacancy levels.

LED smart lighting for Dubai Canal bridges

Dubai: More than 200 environmentally friendly smart LED lighting units have been installed on the Dubai Canal bridges, with more planned in Dubai in...

Dubai Properties Group completes phase one of Business Bay mixed use project; Bay Square

Dubai Properties Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that two buildings in its Bay Square development located in Business Bay are complete and a further four are at the final stages of completion.


In Pictures: Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay

Construction Week visits the site for Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay, a four-star 280-key hotel located in Business Bay Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay is...