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Best things to do in Business Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 12 hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.”
32 locals recommend
Opera House
“Located in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Opera is the radiant centre of culture and arts in Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District. With its unique 2000-seat multi-format theatre, Dubai Opera is a definitive international destination for performing arts and world-class entertainment productions. Dubai Opera is committed to produce and host the finest, authentic, creative and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world. The iconic dhow-shaped architecture of Dubai Opera is a masterpiece of contemporary design, and a stylish tribute to Dubai’s trading, fishing, and pearl diving heritage. Today, just like the dhow contributed to the progression of this dynamic city, so is Dubai Opera adding its beautiful mark to the growth, pride and quality of life in our city. ”
14 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Downtown Dubai is the city’s busy tourism hub, home to the towering Burj Khalifa skyscraper, with its observation deck, and the dancing Dubai Fountain, where crowds gather to watch music and light shows. The sprawling Dubai Mall offers global fashion brands and casual eateries, while Emaar Boulevard has a chic cafe scene. The Dubai Opera hosts dance, opera and musicals in a striking dhow-shaped building.”
17 locals recommend
Bridge
“Nice Souk / shopping mall next to Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. From the bridge between Dubai Mall und Souk al Bahar, you have a stunning view on the Burj Khalifa (tallest building of the world).”
14 locals recommend
General Contractor
Restaurant
“Parisian-style cafe for breakfast and light meals with upstairs restaurant for Mediterranean dishes.”
10 locals recommend
Establishment
“Arabic-style shopping mall with antique, carpet and lifestyle stores, plus waterfront dining.”
9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
6 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Lovely interior decor and outdoor seating. Amazing food. Great dining place.”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Located in Dubai Mall...... Immerse your children in an activity-packed indoor city where learning and play collide for a day out they'll never forget. One of Dubai's best family experiences.”
4 locals recommend
Night Club
“Iris Dubai, well, one of the most well known nightclubs around but the Dubai branch of it... You know exactly what to expect!”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supermarket located on the ground floor of Residences tower 5. Just 2 min walking from your door!”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent for brunch - owned by a friend of mine from back in my NYC days. They have several outlets across the city, so keep an eye out for their Food Truck on Kite Beach as well. ”
6 locals recommend
Hotel
“Relax with a drink on the beanbags at Calabar's terrace, or take the elevator to the 63rd floor to Neo's! I prefer Calabar's for the atmosphere, and Neo's for the view.”
7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Best restaurant to serve local Lebanese/Middle East cuisine with an outdoor terrace with the best panoramic view on the Dubai Fountain Show - which runs every 20-30 mins with one song. This place is located in "Souq Al Bahar" next to Dubai Mall. It is best for dinner and always a highlight - I take all my guests there. Luckily it's also very reasonably priced despite its phenomenal location. This place is very busy so make sure to call ideally a few days in advance to make a reservation for a "table outside on the terrace - ideally first row or second". Do not accept a table inside as it's not worth it.”
4 locals recommend
Route
“This is your neighbourhood, and the most prestigious in Dubai. Walk along and make a choice from the range of restaurants and cafes.”
8 locals recommend