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Business Bay is a central business district
Central business district
A central business district is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city. In North America this part of a city is commonly referred to as "downtown" or "city center"...

 under construction in Dubai
Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

. The project features numerous skyscrapers located in an area where Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek or Khor Dubai is a saltwater creek located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It ends at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Some sources say that the creek extended as far inland as Al Ain, and that the Ancient Greeks called it River Zara. Historically, the creek divided the city into two...

 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.
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 64000000 square feet (5,945,794.6 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.

Development


The entire development covers an area of 46900000 sq ft (4,357,152.6 m²), and the gross leasable area is 78500000 sq ft (7,292,888.6 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. Commercial development will comprise 2653244 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). Business Bay will cost AED 110 billion (USD 30 billion).

Bay Square


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 2400000 square feet (222,967.3 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 1600000 sq ft (148,644.9 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 2000 sq ft (185.8 m²). Bay Square is expected to be completed in 2010. It will comprise the following buildings:
  • Bay Square Commercial Building
  • Bay Square Hotel
  • Bay Square Office Building (10 Office Buildings in total)
  • Bay Square Residential Building

The Executive Towers


The Executive Towers at Business Bay consist of 12 towers, 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
Vision Tower
The Vision Tower is a 60-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 260 m . Construction of The Vision Tower is expected to be completed in 2011.-External links:* on Emporis...

, which is going to be connected by a special passage.

Bay Avenue


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.

Business Bay Hotel


Business Bay Hotel is a 303-room 5-star hotel. It will be located in the heart of Business Bay. When completed the hotel will includes coffee shops, restaurants and a tea lounge.

Dubai Creek Extension


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


Business bay is connected to Red Line of Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro
The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro network in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with three further lines are planned. These first two lines run underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts elsewhere...

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

Towers


There will be over 230 towers in the Business Bay district. This list has 32 projects, covering 44 individual towers.
Burj Al Alam
Burj al Alam
The Burj Al Alam is a 108-story, hyperboloid skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It is to become one of the world's tallest buildings...

 will be the tallest building, 510 m tall with 108 floors. Upon its completion it will become the third tallest building in Dubai behind Burj Khalifa and Pentominium
Pentominium
The Pentominium is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. When completed, the residential tower will be tall, with 122 floors above ground. It was designed by architects Aedas and funded by Trident International Holdings. The AED 1.46...

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  • Burj Al Alam
    Burj al Alam
    The Burj Al Alam is a 108-story, hyperboloid skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It is to become one of the world's tallest buildings...

  • Signature Towers
    Signature Towers
    Signature Towers is a three-tower, mixed-use complex that is to be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by Iraqi born architect Zaha Hadid after winning an international design competition which included proposals from OMA and Reiser & Umemoto among others...

  • Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa
  • The Skyscraper
    The Skyscraper (Dubai)
    The Skyscraper is a cancelled supertall skyscraper, originally proposed to be located in Business Bay in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building would stand at tall, with 66 floors above ground, if it was completed.-External links:**...

  • Churchill Towers
    Churchill Towers
    Churchill Towers is a complex of two towers in Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Churchill Residency is the taller of the two, standing at 245 m . It is a residential tower with 59 floors, resembling the Chrysler Building with a compressed top. The shorter tower is Churchill...

  • Vision Tower
  • The Citadel
    The Citadel (Dubai)
    The Citadel is a 42-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 201 m . The Citadel was topped out in early 2008 and completed later that year.-External links:*...

  • Iris Bay
    Iris Bay (Dubai)
    The Iris Bay is a 32-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 170 m...

  • The Bay Gate
    The Bay Gate
    The Bay Gate is a 55-floor, 240 metre high tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Bay Gate was expected to be completed in 2011....

  • Ubora Towers
    Ubora Towers
    The Ubora Towers is a complex of two towers in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The development consists of the Ubora Commercial Tower and the Ubora Residential Tower. Construction of the Ubora Towers is expected to be completed in 2011. The Ubora Commercial Tower, also known as the...

  • The Prism
    The Prism (Dubai)
    The Prism Tower is a 36-floor tower located in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Prism was due for completion in 2008, but following delays it was not ready for occupancy until June 2011.-External links:*...

  • Al Manara
  • One Business Bay
    One Business Bay
    One Business Bay is a 35-storey skyscraper under construction on plot 001 at the northern entrance of Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designed by German architects Kling Consult GmbH, the tower will have 3 basement floors and a five floor podium with 1000 car park spaces. The developer...

  • Executive Towers
    Executive Towers
    The Executive Towers is a complex of 12 towers in Business Bay development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They comprise 10 residential towers, one commercial tower known as Aspect Tower, and one hotel tower known as the Executive Hotel Tower...

  • The Forum
    The Forum (Dubai)
    The Forum is an approved 35-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Forum was expected to be completed in 2009.-External links:*...

  • The Regal Tower
    The Regal Tower
    The Regal Tower is a 32-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Regal Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • The Court
    The Court (Dubai)
    The Court is a 31-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Court is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • Park Lane Tower
    Park Lane Tower (Dubai)
    The Park Lane Tower is a 30-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Park Lane Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • Sky Tower 1
    Sky Tower 1
    The Sky Tower 1 is a 30-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Sky Tower 1 is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • The Oberoi Business Bay
    The Oberoi Business Bay
    The Oberoi Business Bay is a 63-floor residential tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Oberoi Business Bay is expected to be completed in 2009.-External links:*...

  • Bayswater
    Bayswater (Dubai)
    The Bayswater is a 29-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Bayswater is expected to be completed in 2008....

  • O14
    O-14 (Dubai)
    O14 or O-14 is an office skyscraper located in Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is tall and has 23 floors. The building's floor area is . There is a 1 meter space between the facade and the windows which allows hot air to rise and cool air to come in from below. The facade is 40 cm...

  • Crystal Tower
    Crystal Tower (Dubai)
    The Crystal Tower is a 20-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Crystal Tower is expected to be completed in 2009....

  • Ontario Tower
    Ontario Tower (Dubai)
    The Ontario Tower is a 29-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Ontario Tower is expected to be completed in 2009.-External links:*...

  • The Exchange
    The Exchange (Dubai)
    The Exchange is a 29-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Exchange is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • The Conclave
    The Conclave (Dubai)
    The Conclave is a 27-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that has been approved to begin construction.-External links:*...

  • The Binary
    The Binary (Dubai)
    The Binary is a 30-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Binary is expected to be completed in 2009.-External links:*...

  • Business Tower
    Business Tower
    The Business Tower is a 25-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Business Tower is expected to be completed in 2010.-External links:*...

  • West Bay Tower
    West Bay Tower
    The West Bay Tower is a 25-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the West Bay Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • XL Tower
    XL Tower
    The XL Tower is a 25-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the XL Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • Opus Building
  • The Peninsula
    The Peninsula (Dubai)
    The Peninsula is a 23-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Peninsula is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...

  • B2B Tower
    B2B Tower
    The B2B Tower is a 20-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the B2B Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.-External links:*...


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