Business Bay

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Business Bay
الخليج التجاري
United Arab Emirates community
Skyline of Business Bay, Dubai as seen from Safa Park.
Skyline of Business Bay, Dubai as seen from Safa Park.
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Established 2003
Area
 • Total 46 km2 (18 sq mi)
Population (expected)[1]
 • Total 191,000
 • Density 4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Coordinates 25°11′01″N 55°16′00″E / 25.18366°N 55.26664°E / 25.18366; 55.26664Coordinates: 25°11′01″N 55°16′00″E / 25.18366°N 55.26664°E / 25.18366; 55.26664
This project is currently under development

Business Bay (Arabic: الخليج التجاري‎: Al-Khaleej Al-Tijari) is a central business district under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project features numerous skyscrapers located in an area where Dubai Creek will be dredged and extended. Business Bay will have upwards of 240 buildings, comprising commercial and residential developments. The infrastructure of Business Bay has been completed in 2008, and the entire development is expected to be completed between 2012-2015.[2] Business Bay is part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, and Ruler of Dubai. Business Bay will be 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 extending from Ras Al Khor to Sheikh Zayed Road. Covering an area of 64,000,000 square feet (5,900,000 m2), once completed it will comprise office and residential towers set in landscaped gardens with a network of roads, pathways and canals. It will become the region's business capital as well as a freehold city.[2]

Development[edit]

Business Bay, Dubai

The entire development covers an area of 46,900,000 sq ft (4,360,000 m2), and the gross leasable area is 78,500,000 sq ft (7,290,000 m2). The projected 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.[1] Commercial development will comprise 2,653,244 sq ft (246,494.4 m2), which is 18.5 percent of the entire development; mixed use development will comprise 8,520,368 sq ft (59.4 percent); and residential development will cover 3,163,628 sq ft (22.1 percent).[1] Business Bay will cost AED 110 billion (USD 30 billion).[2]

Bay Square[edit]

Bay Square is a mixed-use community within Business Bay. The entire development will be a pedestrian-only zone, and will include walkways over canals. It will cover over 2,400,000 square feet (220,000 m2) and will be located 1 km away from Sheikh Zayed Road within Business Bay. When completed it will comprise canals, sidewalks, restaurants, cafes and retail stores. It will have 1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 m2) of office space; Bay Square will host numerous small and medium-sized enterprises. When Bay Square completes there will be approximately 575 offices with an average size of 2,000 sq ft (190 m2). Bay Square is expected to be completed in 2010. It will comprise the following buildings:[3]

  • Bay Square Commercial Building
  • Bay Square Hotel
  • Bay Square Office Building (10 Office Buildings in total)
  • Bay Square Residential Building

The Executive Towers[edit]

The Executive Towers at Business Bay consist of 12 towers,[4] which includes residential, commercial and office towers. These are the first buildings to be completed in Business Bay and are located near its entrance. A three-storey podium connects all the towers in addition to the nearby Vision Tower, which is going to be connected by a special passage.[5]

Bay Avenue[edit]

Bay Avenue is an arena of two levels of indoor and outdoor retail space. It will have cafes, restaurants, boutiques, showrooms, plazas, children’s play areas,and sporting facilities. However, nearly two years after completion, the first couple of shops are only nearing completion.[citation needed]

Dubai Creek Extension[edit]

Dubai Creek Extension is a part of the Business Bay development. The plan involves the expansion of the current 14 km long Dubai Creek to 26.2 km. Dubai Creek will be extended from its original place to Business Bay to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. The project will be carried out in three phases. Completion was scheduled for 2007, but is now expected by the end of 2010. Some 10 kilometres of the total 12.2 kilometres of the Dubai Creek extension work has already been completed in Business Bay.

Transportation[edit]

Dubai Metro Station of Business Bay

Business bay is connected to Red Line of Dubai Metro with Business Bay Station, which opened on 25 April 2010, together with most of the remaining stations of Dubai Metro's Red Line.

Planned Buildings[edit]

There will be over 230 towers in the Business Bay district. This list has 32 projects, covering 44 individual towers.[6]

List of Completed Buildings[edit]

JW MarriottMarquis Dubai are the tallest building in Business bay, and tallest hotel in the world
Executive Towers under construction
Rank Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Notes
1 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 355 (1,165) 77 2012 Tallest hotel in the world.[7][8]
2 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 355 (1,165) 77 2012 [7][9]
3 Ubora Tower 1 263 (862) 58 2011 [10][11]
4 Vision Tower 260 (853) 60 2008 [12][13]
5 Churchill Residency 235 (771) 61 2010 [14][15]
6 The Bay Gate* 221 (725) 53 2012 Under construction – building topped out in 2008[16][17]
7 Trident Grand Residence 220 (722) 45 2009 [18]
8 Executive Tower M 208 (683) 52 2009 [19]
9 The Citadel 201 (659) 48 2008 [20][21]
10 Horizon Tower 190 (623) 45 2006 [22][23]
11 Platinum Tower 190 (623) 44 2012 [24][25]
12 Executive Tower B 188 (618) 47 2008 [26][27]
13 Lake Terrace 187 (614) 40 2008 [28][29]
14 Sidra Tower 187 (614) 45 2009 [30][31]
15 City Premiere Hotel Apartments 186 (611) 45 2011 [32]
16 Bay Central 2* 180 (591) 50 2012 Under construction – building was topped out in 2012[33]
17 Mazaya Business Avenue 1 180 (591) 50 2011 [34]
18 Mazaya Business Avenue 2 180 (591) 50 2011 [35]
19 Bay Central 2 180 (591) 40 2012 Under construction - building was topped out in 2011.[33]
20 Mazaya Business Avenue 3 180 (591) 50 2011 [36]
21 Al Manara 163 (534) 35 2011 [20][21]

* indicates building is still under construction, but has been topped out

Other low-rise buildings[edit]

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c http://dubai-properties.ae/en/Flexible_Images/FactSheets/BBE.pdf
  3. ^ "Bay Square, Dubai, United Arab Emirates". Emporis.com. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Executive Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates". Emporis.com. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  5. ^ Vision Tower brochure, can be downloaded here [1] (PDF)
  6. ^ Business Bay Towers List Emporis.com
  7. ^ a b JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. "JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai: Dubai Luxury Hotels". Marriott.com. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
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  11. ^ "U-Bora Tower 1". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  12. ^ "The Vision Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  13. ^ "Vision Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  14. ^ "Churchill Residence". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  15. ^ "Churchill Residency, Dubai". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
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  18. ^ [2][dead link]
  19. ^ "Executive Tower M | Buildings". Dubai /: Emporis. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  20. ^ a b "The Citadel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  21. ^ a b "The Citadel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  22. ^ "Horizon Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  23. ^ "Horizon Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  24. ^ "Platinum Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  25. ^ "Al Shafar Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Executive Tower B". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  27. ^ "Executive Towers Building B". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  28. ^ "Lake Terrace". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  29. ^ "Lake Terrace". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  30. ^ "Sidra Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  31. ^ "Sidra Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  32. ^ "Dubai Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  33. ^ a b "Bay Central 2". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  34. ^ "Mazaya Business Avenue 1". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  35. ^ "Mazaya Business Avenue 2". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  36. ^ "Mazaya Business Avenue 3". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

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