Business Bay – Business district in Dubai.
Business Bay also has upwards of 240 buildings, comprising commercial and residential developments. This is a new ‘city’ within the city of Dubai and is being built as a commercial, residential and business cluster along a new extension of Dubai Creek. This will also be the region’s business capital as well as a freehold city. JW Marriott, Marquis Dubai are the tallest building here, and also the tallest hotel in the world.
Business Bay- Development
The entire development covers an area of 46,900,000 sq.ft , and the gross leasable area is 78,500,000 sq.ft. The population of the entire development is more than 191,000, and the estimated population of employers and others is 110,000, making the total population more than 300,000. Commercial development comprise 2,653,244 sq.ft., which is 18.5 percent of the entire development; mixed use development comprise 8,520,368 sq.ft (59.4 percent); and residential development covers 3,163,628 sq.ft (22.1 percent).
Bay Square is a mixed-use community within Business Bay. The entire development will be a pedestrian-only zone, and will also include walkways over canals. Bay Square covers over 2,400,000 square feet and is located 1 km away from Sheikh Zayed Road. It comprises of canals, sidewalks, restaurants, cafes and retail stores. It will have 1,600,000 sq.ft of office space. Bay Square also hosts numerous small and medium-sized enterprises. Bay Square has approximately 575 offices with an average size of 2,000 sq.ft.
- Commercial Building
- Bay Square Hotel
- Office Building (10 Office Buildings in total)
- Residential Building
The Executive Towers
The Executive Towers at Business Bay is another attraction that consists of 12 towers, which includes residential, commercial and office towers. These are the first buildings in Business Bay and are located near its entrance.
Bay Avenue is an arena of two levels of indoor and outdoor retail space. It has cafes, restaurants, boutiques, showrooms, plazas, children’s play areas, and also sporting facilities.
Dubai Creek Extension
Dubai Creek Extension is another part of the Business Bay development. Another plan involves the expansion of the current 14 km long Dubai Creek to 26.2 km.
Business Bay is connected to Red Line of Dubai Metro. This opened on 25 April 2010, together with most of the remaining stations of Dubai Metro’s Red Line.