About Business Bay

Explore a destination where the fun never stops, and skyscrapers tower above.

Despite its name evoking images of corporate attire, Business Bay is a bustling and dynamic neighbourhood in the city. This mini metropolis is where you can experience an idyllic lifestyle that is both vibrant and active. Situated south of Downtown Dubai, Business Bay boasts numerous commercial structures, prestigious offices, banks, and retail establishments, making it one of Dubai’s most prominent business districts. The properties in Business Bay are priced reasonably, and the area is famous for its multitude of amenities and fast-paced lifestyle, making it ideal for those who want to live and work in one place.

Business Bay is home to many residential towers, business centres, commercial towers, and hotels, offering 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. Apartments for sale in Business Bay range from studios to four-bedroom homes, catering to various needs. Although apartments, hotel apartments, and hotels dominate the neighbourhood, a few villas are situated above Bay Avenue, Business Bay’s shopping centre.

The area attracts a large population of young professionals who work in Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, and DIFC due to its fast-paced, cosmopolitan vibe. Although the lifestyle here primarily caters to young couples and singles, families have also shown interest in the area, particularly in purchasing apartments. Business Bay is a multi-cultural neighbourhood due to the diverse 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


There are several schools located in or near Business Bay, Dubai. Here are some of them:
Dubai Heights Academy: Located in Business Bay, Dubai Heights Academy is a British curriculum school that offers education for children from FS1 to Year 12.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail: Situated near Business Bay, this school offers the National Curriculum for England for students from FS1 to Year 13.
GEMS International School – Al Khail: This is another school located near Business Bay that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for students from KG1 to Grade 12.
Regent International School: Located in The Greens, which is a short distance from Business Bay, this school follows the National Curriculum for England and offers education for children from FS1 to Year 13.
JSS International School: Also located in The Greens, JSS International School follows the CBSE curriculum and offers education for children from KG1 to Grade 12.
Safa Community School: This is another British curriculum school located in Al Quoz, which is a short distance from Business Bay. It offers education for children from FS1 to Year 13.

Things to do

Characterized by contemporary luxury, Business Bay is home to some of the wealthiest hospitality establishments in the city, including the notable gem, Al Habtoor City, which houses delicious restaurants and the renowned production La Perle. This aqua theatre, created by creative director Franco Dragone, honors the area’s history of pearl diving.

For the Foodies

Charming places like La Brioche on Bay Avenue serve incredible cakes, while well-known eateries like Waka at Oberoi, Mama’esh at Bayswater Tower, Cuisinero Uno at Steigenberger Hotel, and Tong Thai at JW Marriott Marquis offer a range of cuisines. The Eloquent Elephant at Taj Hotel is a casual restaurant with daily happy hours and special events like Ladies Night and Quiz Night.

Attractions in Business Bay

Water lovers can visit the beautiful manufactured Dubai Canal or head to Jumeirah Beach for a day of sun and sand. Marasi in Business Bay offers a 12-kilometer promenade, floating restaurants, retail options, and palm tree-lined marinas. Bay Avenue Park and Burj Park also offer outdoor activities.

For the Shopaholics

The Dubai Mall boasts an impressive collection of fashion brands, while Bay Avenue Mall has ethnically diverse shops, eateries, and spas. Supermarkets like Spinneys, Choithrams, Al Maya, and West Zone offer all necessities, and there are indoor fitness centres and spas as well.