Business Bay


Business Bay is one of the trendy residential and professional hubs in Dubai. Set amidst the gleaming waters of the Dubai Canal, it is neighbors with Dubai’s quintessential neighborhood, Downtown Dubai.

It provides a view of the skyline tower, a fantastic setting that makes it the most prestigious place to live or work. You will enjoy its distinctive lifestyle that offers many business amenities, such as extensive retail, dining, and entertainment facilities.

Business Bay is a central business district under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project features numerous skyscrapers located in an area where Dubai Creek has been dredged and extended. Business Bay will have upwards of 240 buildings, comprising commercial and residential developments.

The name may speak to suits and ties, but when it comes to neighborhoods, Business Bay is as vibrant as they come. An idyllic mini-metropolis brought to life, this is the place to see and be seen.

Marasi Business Bay is a novel development made possible by the Dubai Canal connection to the open sea. Comprising a collection of floating 'Water Homes', a marina and associated shops and promenades, Marasi is at the centre of a transformed Business Bay as ferries, yachts and water taxis make their way out to sea just as they do at Dubai Marina.

Al Habtoor City was the first major development on the Dubai Water Canal. Located on the Sheikh Zayed Road Waterfront, it spans 10 million square feet and comprises three luxury residential towers and three five-star hotels.


Winding through Business Bay is the Dubai Water Canal, a manmade channel that links Old Dubai to the Gulf. Its promenade, lined by exciting eateries, trendy lounges and luxury hotels, awards the perfect frame for this urban jungle's noteworthy architecture, with each high-rise vying for attention. The late architect Dame Zaha Hadid's the Opus building, with its striking void and curves, is a work of art in this lively district.

The hotels in Business Bay are luxurious resorts that offer proximity to the many tourist attractions part of Downtown Dubai. The best hotels in Business Bay are:

  • Steigenberger Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
  • JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
  • Taj Dubai
  • The Oberoi

Transportation and parking spaces

The apartments in the area come with dedicated parking spaces. There are some free public parking spots on Al A’amal Street and Al Sa’ada Street. There are also several private parking lots that charge AED 10+ per hour.

Business Bay Dubai is well connected to two of the most-used highways in the city; in the north, it is connected to Sheikh Zayed Road and in the south, there is the Al Khail Road. There is also an exit leading directly onto the Downtown Boulevard.

Public Transportation

Getting around the community is not a challenge at all. The Business Bay Metro Station is available for those relying on public transportation in Business Bay along with a selection of taxis and buses that ply the area.
Other metro stations near Business Bay include Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station, Financial Centre Station and Emirates Towers Station.

Where there are tall towers, there are great views. Business Bay is also a treasure trove of rooftop getaways, many which award spectacular views of Downtown's Burj Khalifa. From the 72nd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis, Hotel Cartagena celebrates the best of South America in its ambience and menu, while Taj Dubai’s alfresco terrace lounge Treehouse is a favorite thanks to its laidback setting.




Where is Business Bay located?

Business Bay is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in Dubai, located south of Downtown Dubai.

What are the modes of public transportation in Business Bay?

Residents can use the metro station, RTA bus routes, car rental services and taxis for an easy commute.