Business Bay


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Lower cost of living for remote workers.

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Perfectly located between the old and new neighborhoods of Dubai, Business Bay is great for those who want to be in the heart of all the action in Dubai. You’ll never run out of options when it comes to dining, nightlife, entertainment, and shopping. Tourist attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Frame, and the Museum of the Future are all a stroll or few minutes’ drive away. This neighborhood is well-connected to the rest of Dubai by metro. Business Bay is also home to plenty of cafes and coworking spaces such as Unbox Community and Calyp Business Bay that offer various membership packages suited to the needs of remote professionals. 

In Business Bay, you’ll find the whole world is represented in the cuisine. Try Palestinian street food at Mama’esh, where it’s hard to go wrong with the fatayer (pies) or manaesh (flatbreads). Not only can you get delicious pizza at, Pizza Express Live, it’s also a popular spot for open mic nights and jam sessions. For a special night out, you can enjoy North American-style food and  skyline views at the stylish Weslodge Saloon or book tickets to an opera, concert, or live performance at the boat-shaped Dubai Opera.

Art-lovers in Business Bay can look towards the Dubai Design District for art galleries and boutiques or visit the Museum of the Future to learn about the UAE’s most ambitious project. On the weekends, get your shopping done at The Dubai Mall or head out for a peaceful morning at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, popular with the city’s birdwatchers to see pink-legged flamingoes, egrets, herons, and ospreys.

Natasha Amar
November 9, 2022
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Natasha Amar is a travel writer and photographer based in Dubai. She also covers food, culture, hotels, art, lifestyle and personalities for Forbes Travel Guide...

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