Dubai’s popular business, entertainment and residential complex – Business Bay- has been in news lately, and for a good reason. Business Bay has been declared one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, and if you’ve been to Dubai recently, you will be in agreement with us that the badge is well deserved. Touted as the next big thing in Dubai, and being developed as ‘the city within the city’, the Dubai Business Bay is all set to host some of the city’s best skyscrapers, network of roads, pathways, canals, residential complexes, gardens and of course, tourist attractions.
We know you would want to check out this sprawling project along an extension of the Dubai Creek during your next Dubai visit, therefore, we have put together a list of things you could do near the Business Bay now, when the project is still in its nascent stage:
Take a Walking Tour around the Dubai Creek
Don’t leave a chance to explore the rich Emirati culture and heritage by restricting your visit to only Burj Khalifa and the grand malls of Dubai. Expand your understanding of the city by taking a guided tour near the Dubai Creek area and you will be thrilled at the underrated offerings of these destinations. You will make stop at the Al Farooq Mosque, the largest in the UAE and will be blown away with the beauty of its domes. Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood will woo you with its art galleries and cobbled streets. The Dubai Coffee Museum as well as the Spice and Gold souks in the area will call out for your attention the moment you lay eyes on them.
Rent a Yacht
Head to the Dubai Creek and hire a yacht for a luxury experience in the city of grandeur and opulence. A truly enjoyable experience, renting a boat will allow you to ponder at the changing face of the city from the waters. You will be able to see the Business Bay taking shape in the distance as well as many other popular attractions that dominate the city’s map at the moment. Renting a private yacht will also give honeymooners and couples looking for romance few moments of privacy.
Have a Drink at the Vault Bar
If there’s a bar in Dubai which can make your head spin even before you’ve had a drink, it’s the Vault Bar located in the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai on the 71st and 72nd level of the Burj Khalifa. Easily the best place to soak in the panoramic views of the city, and of course, the upcoming Business Bay attractions, the Vault Bar is a favourite among tourists and locals alike. While there, do try a cigar out of their fine selection from renowned cigar brands world over.
Spend Some Leisurely Hours at the Jumeirah Beach
With restoration on your mind, and shades on your eyes, make way to the nearby Jumeirah Beach. Known for its transparent waters, and white sands, the beach is a great place near the Business Bay for spending some hours contemplating Dubai’s development from a coastal village into a mega polis of world standard.