One of its key attractions is the central square, which has a European-style piazza with pedestrian-friendly walkways, restaurants with terraces and a fountain. Bay Square attracts young professionals, many of whom work in nearby Downtown Dubai or DIFC, and the area offers proximity to work, plus a little piece of calm on the weekends and a community feel.
BookMunch Café, winner of Time Out Dubai’s best restaurant award in the Family category last year, has opened a new branch in Bay Square, as has supermarket chain Choithrams. Every Saturday, visitors are treated to Art Square, where enthusiasts get to work with teachers to learn different techniques, and on Friday mornings residents can meet and socialise as they do yoga at the Piloga Studio.
Soufia Al Khellaf, a resident who has been renting in the area for the past year, was initially attracted for its central location. “There’s a good sense of community here, convenient shops and I can walk to The Dubai Mall. The main downside is that there’s still construction happening around the area so it can be very noisy.”
With the wider area still developing and retail units beginning to fill up, the square’s developers are hoping that this cool new district will become a top destination for shoppers and renters alike. www.baysquare-dubai.com.