Dubai, UAE

Business Bay

25 Reviews
star 3.5
Business Bay is a district located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Business Bay is a district located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
star 3.5

Business Bay receives an overall rating of 3.5 based on 25 reviews. We asked the residents to consider a variety of factors such as the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

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Ubora Tower 1 review, February 2015
Great place, good value
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From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
The well laid out floor space.
Negatives
The nearby amenities (shops and the like) are basic
I wanted to be relatively close to Downtown and DIFC, without the disruption and/or cost of those places. And whilst I liked the convenience of Business Bay, I didn't want to have the crowded living of Executive Towers. U Bora Towers is good value for money in terms of more… floor space and facilities for the flat. The finish pretty good (and certainly much better than some places I've seen). The building maintenance guys have been very helpful in sorting out the snag list that comes with moving into a new place. The security people have also been very helpful with their knowledge and advice. There is a good view of the Burj Khalifa from the north side, and relatively uninterrupted view towards the Dubai Stables on the south side. Overall there is not too much feeling of being crowded by other buildings (and no looking into someone else's kitchen!)Show less
I wanted to be relatively close to Downtown and DIFC, without the disruption and/or cost of those places. And whilst I liked the convenience of Business Bay, I didn't want to have the crowded living of Executive Towers. U Bora Towers is good value for money in terms of floor space and facilities for the flat. The finish pretty good (and certainly much better than some places I've seen). The building maintenance guys have been very helpful in sorting out the snag list that comes with moving into a new place. The security people have also been very helpful with their knowledge and advice. There is a good view of the Burj Khalifa from the north side, and relatively uninterrupted view towards the Dubai Stables on the south side. Overall there is not too much feeling of being crowded by other buildings (and no looking into someone else's kitchen!)
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Hamilton Residency review, February 2015
Maintenance is bad, stay away from this building
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Feras
From Syrian Arab Republic
Moved here in 2012, Living with spouse.
Positives
The view of Burj Khalifa
Negatives
Maintenance, noise due to the restaurant
This building suffer from water leakage all over starting from parking till high floors, the fungus is inside the cupboards and bad smell of garbage stayed in the building for 2 years and everyone complaining but the building management is not responding. Infrastructure is bad, the internet connection max speed more… you can get is 16MB. The swimming pool and sauna heater used to work in the beginning and due to lack of care it stopped and for the last 3 years we are asking them to fix it with no response. A newly opened restaurant which opened 24 hours will make you miss sleeping with noise level you can not imagine. Show less
This building suffer from water leakage all over starting from parking till high floors, the fungus is inside the cupboards and bad smell of garbage stayed in the building for 2 years and everyone complaining but the building management is not responding. Infrastructure is bad, the internet connection max speed you can get is 16MB. The swimming pool and sauna heater used to work in the beginning and due to lack of care it stopped and for the last 3 years we are asking them to fix it with no response. A newly opened restaurant which opened 24 hours will make you miss sleeping with noise level you can not imagine.
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Executive Towers review, February 2015
Good building, great location
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Sandra
From Poland
Moved here in 2013, Living with spouse.
Positives
Everything is at your fingertips
Negatives
Got too expensive
With it's own shopping and dining area on the ground floor, Executive Towers almost feels like a small city within the city. (We lived there 2 years ago and it's even better now with more shops open at Bay Avenue.) The location is close to perfect with direct access to Sh. more… Zayed road, easy escape route to Al Khail road and the tunnel to DIFC. Our apartment had Business Bay view with quite a few construction sites, but luckily none of those were close enough to bother us. The layout of the 2 bedroom was a bit strange at first, but we got use to it quickly. We left because at the end prices reached the level of Downtown and we couldn't negotiate with our landlord.Show less
With it's own shopping and dining area on the ground floor, Executive Towers almost feels like a small city within the city. (We lived there 2 years ago and it's even better now with more shops open at Bay Avenue.) The location is close to perfect with direct access to Sh. Zayed road, easy escape route to Al Khail road and the tunnel to DIFC. Our apartment had Business Bay view with quite a few construction sites, but luckily none of those were close enough to bother us. The layout of the 2 bedroom was a bit strange at first, but we got use to it quickly. We left because at the end prices reached the level of Downtown and we couldn't negotiate with our landlord.
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Coral Tower review, February 2015
Great potential but let down by poor standard on finish
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Kevin
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Location; Lake view (at the back); Nice pool; Large rooms and kitchen; Lots of Parking
Negatives
Potential noise issues; Poor fittings and layout (especially bathroom); Small gym; No Visitor Parking
This is a new building in Business Bay (BB), so I have tried to ignore the obvious problems you get with a new building (i.e. snagging issues) that will no doubt be resolved in time. Located ten minutes walk/two minutes drive from Dubai Mall & Souk Al Bahar and quite literally more… one minute drive from Financial Centre Road/Al Khail Road, this tower is in a great location. It backs on to one of the new lakes in BB and our apartment is on a high floor with a lake view. It's nice to see the lake everyday but the view other than that is fairly uninspiring, being dominated by the new DAMAC Paramount building going up on the other side of the Al Khail Road. Apartments on the front side advertise a "Burj view" and charge accordingly, but this is misleading as that landmark is obscured almost 2/3 of the way to the top. The apartment itself has no storage (being strictly a 2-bed) but the rooms are quite generous. Ceramic tiles floors look nice but transmit the noise from the apartment above very easily - we've only been in a week and had to make a small complaint! The kitchen has no white goods (which is great as the units supplied are often very poor quality & size) and although it is big it has no external walls - only an interior window allows access to the internal ventilation shaft. Thankfully ENI have though to put a door on the kitchen to allow it to be closed off. The pool is large enough (and heated) to do meaningful lengths, but the gym that is on the same level is small and suitable for only occasional use. Parking is plentiful but extra spaces for your second car are a chargeable extra. On the negative side, the noise issues created by the expansive use of ceramic tiles are annoying but not uncommon in Dubai. There is no visitor parking at all - access to the internal car park is via radio keyfob only and you only get one per space. The biggest downside is the overall finish and the layout. The main bathroom has a small sink, no storage for towels or toiletries and no electrical sockets - think again if you want to charge your electric toothbrush or shaver here. The second bathroom is small and laid out in such a way that to open the shower door and the main door is impossible at the same time as they open into each other. Water leaks out from the shower all across the floor due to the poor layout and fittings. There are no sockets in this bathroom either. In the main rooms there are simply no enough plugs or network sockets, and those that are there are in odd places. Worst of all every surface is very poorly finished, either scratches or paint stains on all the woodwork or grout stains on all the tile surfaces. Even the floors are heavily marked with scratches and solidified grout. Overall the location is great, access to SZR, Dubai Mall & Al Khail Road is quick, the views are nice on the backside, and the pool will get a lot of use. It's just a shame that this relatively compact building is let down by the apartments poorly thought out internal layout, lack of visitor parking and a generally poor standard of finish. Show less
This is a new building in Business Bay (BB), so I have tried to ignore the obvious problems you get with a new building (i.e. snagging issues) that will no doubt be resolved in time. Located ten minutes walk/two minutes drive from Dubai Mall & Souk Al Bahar and quite literally one minute drive from Financial Centre Road/Al Khail Road, this tower is in a great location. It backs on to one of the new lakes in BB and our apartment is on a high floor with a lake view. It's nice to see the lake everyday but the view other than that is fairly uninspiring, being dominated by the new DAMAC Paramount building going up on the other side of the Al Khail Road. Apartments on the front side advertise a "Burj view" and charge accordingly, but this is misleading as that landmark is obscured almost 2/3 of the way to the top. The apartment itself has no storage (being strictly a 2-bed) but the rooms are quite generous. Ceramic tiles floors look nice but transmit the noise from the apartment above very easily - we've only been in a week and had to make a small complaint! The kitchen has no white goods (which is great as the units supplied are often very poor quality & size) and although it is big it has no external walls - only an interior window allows access to the internal ventilation shaft. Thankfully ENI have though to put a door on the kitchen to allow it to be closed off. The pool is large enough (and heated) to do meaningful lengths, but the gym that is on the same level is small and suitable for only occasional use. Parking is plentiful but extra spaces for your second car are a chargeable extra. On the negative side, the noise issues created by the expansive use of ceramic tiles are annoying but not uncommon in Dubai. There is no visitor parking at all - access to the internal car park is via radio keyfob only and you only get one per space. The biggest downside is the overall finish and the layout. The main bathroom has a small sink, no storage for towels or toiletries and no electrical sockets - think again if you want to charge your electric toothbrush or shaver here. The second bathroom is small and laid out in such a way that to open the shower door and the main door is impossible at the same time as they open into each other. Water leaks out from the shower all across the floor due to the poor layout and fittings. There are no sockets in this bathroom either. In the main rooms there are simply no enough plugs or network sockets, and those that are there are in odd places. Worst of all every surface is very poorly finished, either scratches or paint stains on all the woodwork or grout stains on all the tile surfaces. Even the floors are heavily marked with scratches and solidified grout. Overall the location is great, access to SZR, Dubai Mall & Al Khail Road is quick, the views are nice on the backside, and the pool will get a lot of use. It's just a shame that this relatively compact building is let down by the apartments poorly thought out internal layout, lack of visitor parking and a generally poor standard of finish.
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Mayfair Tower review, February 2015
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Stefan
From Netherlands
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Close (driving distance) Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa
Negatives
Lot of construction
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Churchill Towers review, February 2015
Great location
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Karl
From Austria
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Location close to Downtown
Negatives
Nowhere to walk, no parks
Pros - accessibility, location, quality of the flats Cons - guest parking, walking area missing, developing area
Pros - accessibility, location, quality of the flats Cons - guest parking, walking area missing, developing area
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Ontario Tower review, January 2015
Ontario Tower
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David
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
Build quality, facilities, location, value
Negatives
I have lived in Ontario Tower for a year and it is a really good building, very well finished and with good facilities. There is a shop now on the base of the tower and it is in walking distance of the Metro. Very good value in the more… best part of Business Bay - it is close to the proposed canal and SZR. Great apartment. Awesome gym and nice neighbours. Show less
I have lived in Ontario Tower for a year and it is a really good building, very well finished and with good facilities. There is a shop now on the base of the tower and it is in walking distance of the Metro. Very good value in the best part of Business Bay - it is close to the proposed canal and SZR. Great apartment. Awesome gym and nice neighbours.
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Executive Towers review, January 2015
Better Place to live
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Neelam
From India
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Public transport easily accessible
Negatives
As of now nothing seems worst
We just brought this property. Because area is surrounded by most of office buildings, its not congested during day & weekends. Small groceries around but no hypermarkets may be because of Dubai Mall near by, which also does not have any mid range hyper market. Business Bay metro station more… is across the road is advantageous, but being prime location needs more development.Show less
We just brought this property. Because area is surrounded by most of office buildings, its not congested during day & weekends. Small groceries around but no hypermarkets may be because of Dubai Mall near by, which also does not have any mid range hyper market. Business Bay metro station is across the road is advantageous, but being prime location needs more development.
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Executive Towers review, January 2015
The most awesome central place to live in Dubai if you work in the area
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Saadat
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2013, Family with children.
Positives
Mall & Park
Negatives
10 min walk to Metro station
The park and mall alone make up everything I want in this community. Flat is amazing. Traffic is near zero and you are close to Dubai Mall which means everything is there. I would live here as long as possible.
The park and mall alone make up everything I want in this community. Flat is amazing. Traffic is near zero and you are close to Dubai Mall which means everything is there. I would live here as long as possible.
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Executive Bay review, January 2015
Nice environment and relaxed neighbourhood
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Antonio
From France
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
Location
Negatives
Guest Parking
Perfect for people working in Downtown or DIFC or Business Bay Easy access to Al khail Road (3 minutes) and Sheikh Zayed (5 minutes) , to Downtown 7 minutes, and to DIFC 10 minutes. Restaurants and grocery stores are 2 minutes away. Supermarket is available on the Ground Floor. Maintenance people are friendly more… so whatever small work in the flat, they come the same day and help you for free. Show less
Perfect for people working in Downtown or DIFC or Business Bay Easy access to Al khail Road (3 minutes) and Sheikh Zayed (5 minutes) , to Downtown 7 minutes, and to DIFC 10 minutes. Restaurants and grocery stores are 2 minutes away. Supermarket is available on the Ground Floor. Maintenance people are friendly so whatever small work in the flat, they come the same day and help you for free.
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Al Madar Scala Tower review, January 2015
Building is overpriced!
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QUeLLy
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2011, Living with spouse.
Positives
Near Dubai Mall and Burj khalifa
Negatives
The road ha been in maintenance for the last 5 years!
The building is ok, not that great. It just so happens it is near the Burj Khalifa and Dubai mall. The building is not properly done like other buildings in Dubai. We cannot complain much as the landlord gave us a good deal. There is no traffic as the more… roads never improved since we stayed here. All in all if the ratings is 5 as the highest, I would probably rate our building as 3.Show less
The building is ok, not that great. It just so happens it is near the Burj Khalifa and Dubai mall. The building is not properly done like other buildings in Dubai. We cannot complain much as the landlord gave us a good deal. There is no traffic as the roads never improved since we stayed here. All in all if the ratings is 5 as the highest, I would probably rate our building as 3.
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Falcon Tower review, January 2015
Falcon Tower Business Bay
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Jeff
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Location
Negatives
Up keep of the building
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Executive Towers review, January 2015
Bussines Bay executive towers
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Martina
From Croatia
Moved here in 2015, Living with flatmate.
Positives
The surrounding
Negatives
Kitchen
I like my accommodation as it's near to everything, first of all my job. The surrounding Business Bay is beautiful to live, has a nice walk way etc. The thing I don't like is the partition rooms which they are building now from the living room and how nobody is taking care more… about the cleanliness of the kitchen.Show less
I like my accommodation as it's near to everything, first of all my job. The surrounding Business Bay is beautiful to live, has a nice walk way etc. The thing I don't like is the partition rooms which they are building now from the living room and how nobody is taking care about the cleanliness of the kitchen.
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Churchill Towers review, January 2015
Churchill Tower
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Fares
From United States
Moved here in 2013, Living with spouse.
Positives
View
Negatives
Maintenance, Gym, Quality of building
I've been living in this apartment for 2 years now with my wife. The building when you look at it is a nice building good location in Business Bay, and the size of the apartment is ok. The security in the building are amazing compared to the level of security we more… found in Dubai, but the best part of it all is the view that we have. We live on the 24th floor and have a view that cover all the way from the flag in Jumeirah 1 till Burj al Arab and Atlantis with nothing to block it. That said, we can move to the negatives of this building: - the quality of the building is really bad, toilet door doesn't close properly, leaking at different places in the shared areas, even the bedroom window doesn't close properly in my apartment so we had to seal it with tape for the dust not to get in. -You have to clean the house on a daily base because its one of the dustiest building you can ever live in, even with everything shut and the AC cleaned, dust still manages to find its way into the apartment. - The gym is pointless. - And the price compared to everything else is just ridiculous. I am moving out soonShow less
I've been living in this apartment for 2 years now with my wife. The building when you look at it is a nice building good location in Business Bay, and the size of the apartment is ok. The security in the building are amazing compared to the level of security we found in Dubai, but the best part of it all is the view that we have. We live on the 24th floor and have a view that cover all the way from the flag in Jumeirah 1 till Burj al Arab and Atlantis with nothing to block it. That said, we can move to the negatives of this building: - the quality of the building is really bad, toilet door doesn't close properly, leaking at different places in the shared areas, even the bedroom window doesn't close properly in my apartment so we had to seal it with tape for the dust not to get in. -You have to clean the house on a daily base because its one of the dustiest building you can ever live in, even with everything shut and the AC cleaned, dust still manages to find its way into the apartment. - The gym is pointless. - And the price compared to everything else is just ridiculous. I am moving out soon
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Falcon Tower review, January 2015
Falcon Tower
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Cian
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
The size of our apartment, my walk in closet, the finishings, maintenance included, the value for money, the location, the nice security guards, the 360 view on the roof, the roof top swimming pool.....
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Business Bay is an upcoming area, which is within walking distance to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Boulevard Walk and Souk al Bahar. Across Al Sada Street (2 mins walk) there is also Bay Avenue, with 2 parks, a cycle path, Spinneys, Learning Tree Nursery, lots of restaurants and cafes. more… I love this area and I love the apartment. When we were looking to move, I couldnt believe some of the finishings - even if Executive Tower - they were quite tired looking - and their asking price was too high. Falcon Tower is located near Business Bay Metro Station, I would say about a 5 min walk. Ideal for travelling around the City. There is also easy access to Al Khail Road, Al Ain Road and Sheik Zayed Road. Show less
Business Bay is an upcoming area, which is within walking distance to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Boulevard Walk and Souk al Bahar. Across Al Sada Street (2 mins walk) there is also Bay Avenue, with 2 parks, a cycle path, Spinneys, Learning Tree Nursery, lots of restaurants and cafes. I love this area and I love the apartment. When we were looking to move, I couldnt believe some of the finishings - even if Executive Tower - they were quite tired looking - and their asking price was too high. Falcon Tower is located near Business Bay Metro Station, I would say about a 5 min walk. Ideal for travelling around the City. There is also easy access to Al Khail Road, Al Ain Road and Sheik Zayed Road.
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Escape Tower review, January 2015
Escape tower rating
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Anna
From Germany
Moved here in 2015, Living with flatmate.
Positives
Central location and Metro link
Negatives
No shops/cafes near by
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Executive Towers review, January 2015
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MJ
From Canada
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Layout and quality of fittings
Negatives
Cost of rental and maintenance
If you can tolerate traffic congestion during peak hours, band-aid fix maintenance services, high cost of rent, surly neighbours, people stealing your allocated parking and lack lustre security - then the view and retail opportunities around this area are enticing. Good point of convergence for both new and old Dubai. more… Rents are unreasonably high and you are forced to play the evacuate-or-pay-higher-rent game with opportunistic landlords. Show less
If you can tolerate traffic congestion during peak hours, band-aid fix maintenance services, high cost of rent, surly neighbours, people stealing your allocated parking and lack lustre security - then the view and retail opportunities around this area are enticing. Good point of convergence for both new and old Dubai. Rents are unreasonably high and you are forced to play the evacuate-or-pay-higher-rent game with opportunistic landlords.
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Churchill Towers review, January 2015
One of the best buildings in Business Bay
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Alaa
From Jordan
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
View, Sleep Quality, Security, Pool and GYM, Clean public areas, good mix of people, surrounded by nice hotels and cool spots, close to Burj and Dubai Mall, easy exit to E11 and Al khail.
Negatives
Small apartment with one bathroom, parking is so big (it takes time to enter and exit), Finishing is not that good, not easy to find a parking if you have more than one car, many construction projects and road diversions around the building, Basketball and tennis court badly maintained.
I am living in a one bedroom apartment in this tower, I have the Pool and lake side view. Overall good building, family friendly and at the same time peaceful.
I am living in a one bedroom apartment in this tower, I have the Pool and lake side view. Overall good building, family friendly and at the same time peaceful.
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Executive Towers review, January 2015
Executive Towers
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Arthur
From France
Moved here in 2012, Family with children.
Positives
Negatives
Central location but has become over priced for the quality of life
Central location but has become over priced for the quality of life
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Ubora Tower 1 review, December 2014
Small but perfectly proportioned
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Stephen
From Australia
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Modern. Clean. Close to Dubai Mall. Better value for money than many other places I viewed.
Negatives
Small. Poor gym facilities.
A high tech apartment with key card / PIN front door entry (no need to ever lose your keys in that taxi ever again). Central Control Unit allows you to programme your apartment to turn on/off your a/c, set the temperature, manage your lighting, notify reception of the arrival of more… guests, maintenance requests, deliveries, etc. Remote curtains, wooden floors in the bedroom and tiled throughout the rest. Very compact but well designed so much so that the furniture pretty much tells you where it needs to be placed. Moving in was a breeze as the property is managed on site and assistance is given with DEWA and Ejari. Whilst a little bit off the beaten (or rather underdeveloped) track, the 11 floors Residence tower and the 60+ office tower means plenty of taxi's coming and going, even on a Friday. Handy stores under the Residences will enable you to stock your fridge/freezer, sort out your banking, keep the body maintenance under control and buy flowers to keep the apartment smelling fresh. 1 Bed apartment (approx 750 sq.ft) is AED100k for a low level floor without Burj views. Expect prices to go up as the floors go higher and the views get better. Take out life insurance if you plan on using the gym, it's a health hazard. The equipment looks as though it was used in the making of Rocky 1. Show less
A high tech apartment with key card / PIN front door entry (no need to ever lose your keys in that taxi ever again). Central Control Unit allows you to programme your apartment to turn on/off your a/c, set the temperature, manage your lighting, notify reception of the arrival of guests, maintenance requests, deliveries, etc. Remote curtains, wooden floors in the bedroom and tiled throughout the rest. Very compact but well designed so much so that the furniture pretty much tells you where it needs to be placed. Moving in was a breeze as the property is managed on site and assistance is given with DEWA and Ejari. Whilst a little bit off the beaten (or rather underdeveloped) track, the 11 floors Residence tower and the 60+ office tower means plenty of taxi's coming and going, even on a Friday. Handy stores under the Residences will enable you to stock your fridge/freezer, sort out your banking, keep the body maintenance under control and buy flowers to keep the apartment smelling fresh. 1 Bed apartment (approx 750 sq.ft) is AED100k for a low level floor without Burj views. Expect prices to go up as the floors go higher and the views get better. Take out life insurance if you plan on using the gym, it's a health hazard. The equipment looks as though it was used in the making of Rocky 1.
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Mayfair Tower review, December 2014
Mayfair tower review
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NightOwl
From United States
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Accessibility of the area to major roads
Negatives
No value for money, poor maintenance and NOISE!!!
I like Business Bay in general due to its accessibility to major routes in Dubai (with your own transport) plus the area itself is not too densely populated compared to places like Marina and JLT. BUT.. the building itself feels like one just walked into their nightmare. Maintenance is poor, more… if not very little is done. Noise is constant. You can forget about sleeping in on weekends (at times Fridays) since the building next door starts their construction work early in the morning. For people with their own transport, they won't face much of a hassle - public transport is non existent, cabbies are hard to come by unless you book them personally. With that mentioned, its not a good value for money, when the starting rent in the area for one bed is 75k up. In the last 6 months, we had a couple of panic attacks in form of a small fire in the thrash chute. Just recently, on a Christmas evening, there was a gas leak in the building. Both times, residents were left to guess what's happening as none of the staff knew or was trained to actually handle the situation until the proper authorities arrived. When the situation was calmer, and the residents were allowed in, a few of them (majority of the upper floors) fund themselves with flooded flats. To which the ''building management'' representative replied they should take pictures and complain to a third party they hired to maintain the building and that the ''building management'' is not responsible - I think this should have been handled better as they seem so eager to increase the rents yearly. I rest my case.Show less
I like Business Bay in general due to its accessibility to major routes in Dubai (with your own transport) plus the area itself is not too densely populated compared to places like Marina and JLT. BUT.. the building itself feels like one just walked into their nightmare. Maintenance is poor, if not very little is done. Noise is constant. You can forget about sleeping in on weekends (at times Fridays) since the building next door starts their construction work early in the morning. For people with their own transport, they won't face much of a hassle - public transport is non existent, cabbies are hard to come by unless you book them personally. With that mentioned, its not a good value for money, when the starting rent in the area for one bed is 75k up. In the last 6 months, we had a couple of panic attacks in form of a small fire in the thrash chute. Just recently, on a Christmas evening, there was a gas leak in the building. Both times, residents were left to guess what's happening as none of the staff knew or was trained to actually handle the situation until the proper authorities arrived. When the situation was calmer, and the residents were allowed in, a few of them (majority of the upper floors) fund themselves with flooded flats. To which the ''building management'' representative replied they should take pictures and complain to a third party they hired to maintain the building and that the ''building management'' is not responsible - I think this should have been handled better as they seem so eager to increase the rents yearly. I rest my case.
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Executive Towers review, December 2014
Executive Towers review
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Fairoz
From India
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
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Executive Towers located in Business Bay is where I live and it is very convenient in so many ways. When it comes to public transportation or be it Metro it is all easily accessible. A very good combination of both family oriented and at the same time suitable for bachelors more… too. I have however come across a few quality differences among different towers with Executive Towers, which I am not sure as to why. However, the standards and quality are pretty much high and comparable to other high end properties in Dubai. Security is very good and 24/7 that is really important. Visitors and in house members parking is sufficient expect on New Years Eve for obvious reasons. Bay Avenue very often holds events such as car shows and motorbike shows etc… for guests to enjoy which I believe is very unique and different compared to other properties in Dubai. Show less
Executive Towers located in Business Bay is where I live and it is very convenient in so many ways. When it comes to public transportation or be it Metro it is all easily accessible. A very good combination of both family oriented and at the same time suitable for bachelors too. I have however come across a few quality differences among different towers with Executive Towers, which I am not sure as to why. However, the standards and quality are pretty much high and comparable to other high end properties in Dubai. Security is very good and 24/7 that is really important. Visitors and in house members parking is sufficient expect on New Years Eve for obvious reasons. Bay Avenue very often holds events such as car shows and motorbike shows etc… for guests to enjoy which I believe is very unique and different compared to other properties in Dubai.
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The Residences at Business Central review, December 2014
Beautiful view and good location if you have a car
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Trish
From Canada
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
The layout of the apartment (and open kitchen!) pool and gym!
Negatives
The fact that there is no laundry room and the guest parking is outside.
I just recently moved into this building, it has great amenities and is close to everything (you can walk, about 10 minutes to get to Dubai Mall, but the sidewalks are not finished yet so its all sand and when the wind picks up.. you get the idea). The building is more… beautiful and the apartment itself is great but there are definitely some design/function flaws that I found right away. Its a new building so you would expect it would have available spaces for things like a dishwasher and some sort of laundry area.. well it doesn't. They put the area for the laundry under the sink in the kitchen, we ended up putting the dishwasher there anyways and squeezing the washing machine into one of the bathrooms behind the door.. very inconvenient, but still works. The finishings are kinda sloppy, the bathrooms especially I notice it. Seems just thrown together too fast although if you don't pay attention to the little details like I do (my father does construction and I think thats why I notice these, maybe not everyone would) then its ok. Other then that the only other problem is the electrical sockets.. there are so very few! Trying to vacuum the hallway is quite difficult because our cord doesn't reach. Obviously with any place there are going to be some issues but these are pretty minor things. I love the building, the area, and the people that live and work here. Everyone has been very helpful and courteous. So all in all I would recommend it to anyone. Show less
I just recently moved into this building, it has great amenities and is close to everything (you can walk, about 10 minutes to get to Dubai Mall, but the sidewalks are not finished yet so its all sand and when the wind picks up.. you get the idea). The building is beautiful and the apartment itself is great but there are definitely some design/function flaws that I found right away. Its a new building so you would expect it would have available spaces for things like a dishwasher and some sort of laundry area.. well it doesn't. They put the area for the laundry under the sink in the kitchen, we ended up putting the dishwasher there anyways and squeezing the washing machine into one of the bathrooms behind the door.. very inconvenient, but still works. The finishings are kinda sloppy, the bathrooms especially I notice it. Seems just thrown together too fast although if you don't pay attention to the little details like I do (my father does construction and I think thats why I notice these, maybe not everyone would) then its ok. Other then that the only other problem is the electrical sockets.. there are so very few! Trying to vacuum the hallway is quite difficult because our cord doesn't reach. Obviously with any place there are going to be some issues but these are pretty minor things. I love the building, the area, and the people that live and work here. Everyone has been very helpful and courteous. So all in all I would recommend it to anyone.
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Executive Towers review, December 2014
Executively Executive
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Dennis
From Philippines
Moved here in 2010, Living with flatmate.
Positives
The view, location and amenities like parking, swimming pool, gym (indoor and outdoor), garden/park with jogging track and skate boarding area. It has its own shopping area where lots of restaurants to choose from, groceries like Spinneys and Choitrams, phone service, printing, photo, stitching, etc
Negatives
Not thing I hate is, the management is not allowing pets in the community.
Dubai Properties continuously upgrading its services to the residents of ETBB. Great convenience to have large free parking, restaurants, grocery stores, and other available services in the community. There is a big garden where residents can safely let their children play. There are nice amenities in the community that you more… cannot easily find in other towers and apartments/communities in Dubai such as jogging track, playground, large swimming pools, complete gym facilities, skate boarding area, outdoor gym, etc. There are some things which we complained, and yet to complain like maintenance, etc. but we believe all buildings/ apartment/ real estate management have those common short comings. We have a million dollar view of Burj Khalifa and its Dubai Mall's dancing fountain, which makes the apartment more special. Its location is like you are in the heart of Dubai. During winter time, it is easy to walk from ETBB to Dubai Mall and to the Business Bay Metro (train) Station. We are living a life in ETBB!Show less
Dubai Properties continuously upgrading its services to the residents of ETBB. Great convenience to have large free parking, restaurants, grocery stores, and other available services in the community. There is a big garden where residents can safely let their children play. There are nice amenities in the community that you cannot easily find in other towers and apartments/communities in Dubai such as jogging track, playground, large swimming pools, complete gym facilities, skate boarding area, outdoor gym, etc. There are some things which we complained, and yet to complain like maintenance, etc. but we believe all buildings/ apartment/ real estate management have those common short comings. We have a million dollar view of Burj Khalifa and its Dubai Mall's dancing fountain, which makes the apartment more special. Its location is like you are in the heart of Dubai. During winter time, it is easy to walk from ETBB to Dubai Mall and to the Business Bay Metro (train) Station. We are living a life in ETBB!
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Executive Towers review, December 2014
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Maj
From Serbia
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
Location
Negatives
Traffic
There are small issues with sewage pipes in some parts of the buildings. Sometimes even on the walk.
There are small issues with sewage pipes in some parts of the buildings. Sometimes even on the walk.
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