Business Bay is in a very convenient location, especially if you want to live near Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road but pay less rent. It’s close to Emaar Square and the commercial outlets there, such as premier dining options, banks, and travel agencies. Then there’s Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Fountain, which are very close by. There are smaller shopping malls, such as the one at the base of Executive Towers, cafés, great restaurants in many hotels, supermarkets, pharmacies, salons, tailoring outlets and domestic staff recruitment firms. Bay Avenue Park provides a small yet inviting grassy area complete with fountains, a running track and a skate park. Reports suggest a larger park will also be completed in the future.
While traffic can get congested during rush hour, you don’t always need a car as the Metro is nearby. It’s also a pleasant area to walk around, and even more scenic now that the Bay Canal Extension Project has been completed. Cycling and walking paths run alongside the canal and the RTA has also provided marine transports for residents and tourists alike.
Your living options.
Apartments in Business Bay tend to be spacious and more affordable than neighbouring Downtown Dubai. You’ll find studios and one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments with generous layouts, especially in Executive Towers – a cluster of 12 towers (comprising ten residential, one commercial and one hotel), the first to be built in the area nine years ago. Studios average 700 sq. ft. and one bedroom apartments 1,200 sq. ft. – much larger than in other areas in the city. All the residential towers have good facilities for residents to use, such as swimming pools and gymnasiums but most tenants have to pay for their air-conditioning through Empower. There are some villas in Business Bay, built at the pool level of bigger buildings, such as Executive Towers. These large properties are very pleasant, going up to 4,600 sq. ft., with lovely views of Burj Khalifa.