U-Bora Towers, Business Bay

U-Bora Towers, Business Bay

HIGHLIGHTS

About U-Bora Towers

U-Bora Towers is a two-tower complex in Business Bay, the commercial hub of Dubai. The community is home to some stunning skyscrapers. Properties here are mostly in demand for their prime location, views of the canal and modern facilities. Also, the place offers competitive prices. Likewise, U-Bora Towers has a range of residential apartments, offices and retail spaces for rent and sale.

Ubora Commercial Tower (or U-Bora Tower 1) is a 58-storey office building. It rises 862 ft. above ground and has two basement levels. On the other hand, the residential building, U-Bora Tower 2 is shorter of the two rising 20 floors and 272 ft. above the ground. Ubora Residential Tower also has access to the two-storey basement.

On Al Abraj Street, 3.7km (a 6-minute drive via D86) from Burj Khalifa, Ubora is another uniquely designed structure among many projects of Business Bay. This unique structural design by the architectural firm Aedas aims to maximise the views and natural light for each floor. Further, the complex is managed by Jones Lang Lasalle, owned by Midas and developed by Bando C&E Ltd.Launched in 2008, Ubora Towers were completed in 2011. The complex is surrounded by landscaped areas, playgrounds, walkways and fountains. Not to mention, the community has an array of dining, shopping and recreational options.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Mixed-use complex completed in 2011
  • U-Bora 1 - 58-storey commercial tower
  • U-Bora 2 - 20-storey residential tower
  • Launched in 2006, developed by Bando C&E Ltd.
  • Architecturally prominent buildings in Business Bay
  • Properties available include apartments, offices and retail spaces
u-bora towers, business bay
The commercial tower is a tall skyscraper and the residential tower is wider and shorter.

BUILDING DETAILS

Facilities in U-Bora Towers

Both towers have a unique architectural design. One corner faces the restaurant pavilion and terraced gardens and the 5-storey atrium offers recreational facilities. Besides, the complex has a 17,000 sq. m. dedicated retail space. Here is a brief overview of the facilities in U-Bora Towers, Dubai:

Parking

There are dedicated spaces for parking in U-Bora Towers, Business Bay. The buildings have around 2,000 car parking slots allocated at a ratio of 1:500 sq. ft. 4 levels of parking are connected to the towers via a shared podium.

Elevators

There are 26 elevators in U-Bora Towers with a top speed of 8 m/s.

Security, Central Air-Conditioning and Maintenance Services 

The complex is well-maintained and gated. Currently, it is managed by Jones Lang Lasalle. Besides 24-hour manned security, the two towers have CCTV surveillance.

Event Space

As for event spaces in Ubora Tower, there’s a rooftop public area and terraced garden. Small gatherings or corporate events are organised there.

Gym and Fitness Facilities 

The public place also has dedicated space for fitness facilities. Residents have access to swimming pools, Jacuzzi and an equipped gym in U-Bora Towers, Dubai.

Lifestyle Amenities

Both the towers are connected to the 5-storey atrium with cafeterias, prayer hall and decorated lobby. Besides, the availability of rooftop gardens and children’s play area is another plus.

Concierge and Guest Services 

The complex has round-the-clock concierge services and a help desk. There is a decorated lobby in the podium connected to both towers where visitors can wait.

Safety Features

  • The complex has double-glazed glass windows to protect from extreme heat.
  • There are two storey mechanical service rooms on the 26th and 40th floor.

U-Bora Towers Floor Plans 

Residential apartments come in different sizes and configurations. Each bed-type has a different floor plan as described:

  • Studio apartments in Ubora Towers, Business Bay consist of 1 type of unit
  • 1-bed apartments in Ubora Towers, Business Bay consist of 1 type of unit
  • 2-bed apartments in Ubora Towers, Business Bay consist of 1 type of unit
  • 3-bed apartments in Ubora Towers, Business Bay consist of 1 type of unit

Bayut has worked on creating a simple format for 2D and 3D floor plans on the website. You can easily find the unit and bed type you’re interested in by browsing U-Bora Tower floor plans.

Apartment Types in U-Bora Towers

As for the residential units, the tower offers studios, 1 BHK, 2 BHK and 3 BHK luxurious flats. Each unit has smart home technology allowing residents to control lights, air-conditioners, kitchen appliances and curtains remotely. Moreover, some apartments are canal facing while some have balconies opening towards the busy roads.

ubora tower apartments
Apartments in the building

Studio Apartments in U-Bora Towers

The covered area for studio unit-type 1 is around 700 sq. ft. The floor plan features a spacious living room, balcony, bathroom and a kitchen. There’s ample space in the living room to create a dedicated sitting area as well. Also, there’s dining space next to the open-concept kitchen.

1-Bedroom Apartments in U-Bora Towers

For 1-bed units in U-Bora Residential Tower, the covered area ranges from 900 sq. ft. to 1,100 sq. ft. Each unit consists of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and study room, a living/dining room, a powder room, a close-concept kitchen and a balcony.

2-Bedroom Apartments in U-Bora Towers

 2-bedroom units cover around 1,500 sq. ft. to 1,900 sq. ft. of space. Each consists of a spacious balcony, two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, office/study room, a living/dining hall and an open-concept kitchen. 2-bedroom apartments in U-Bora Towers also have a separate maid’s room and bathroom. 

3-Bedroom Apartments in U-Bora Towers

The covered area for 3-bedroom apartments is around 2,500 sq. ft. A standard unit includes three bedrooms, a living area, en-suite bathrooms, an open-concept kitchen and dining area, a maid’s room and a powder room.

Most Popular Apartment Types in U-Bora Towers

  • 1-Bed
  • 2-Bed
  • 3-Bed
  • 0
  • 20%
  • 40%
  • 60%
  • 80%

Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 6 months

1-bedroom apartments top the list of the most favourite apartment types. 2-beds get the second spot while 3-bed flats round up the list.

Commercial Properties in U-Bora Towers

Besides the 26 high-speed elevators and lobby, tenants and owners of units in the commercial building, Ubora Tower 1 share all the recreational facilities in the complex. The 58-storey commercial tower is classified for featuring grade-A offices in Business Bay. Also, there is a dedicated retail space at the podium-level but most of the shops might be preoccupied.

Offices in U-Bora Towers

The building offers a range of offices with a floor to ceiling height of 2.8 metres. Covered area for these units varies from 740 sq. ft. to 16,000 sq. ft. Here, one can find:

  • Shell and core offices
  • Fitted office units
  • Full-floor offices
  • Combined fitted offices

You can choose between base-built or fully fitted offices in U-Bora Tower 1 depending on the requirements. The building also has two or more combined offices, fully fitted and ready to move-in for those looking for more space. Even bigger corporations can also consider full-floor units spanning around 17,000 sq. ft.

Rental Trends in U-Bora Towers

Rents for apartments in U-Bora Towers are calculated on per annum basis. You can consider these units if you’re looking for reasonable apartments for rent in Business Bay with a nice view. The rental trends start from AED 60k, typically for a standard studio apartment.

If you’re looking for more space, 3-bedroom units would cost around AED 155k or more.

Further, rental prices for offices in U-Bora Tower also vary based on the covered area, unit-type and the floor it is built on. Similarly, a 4,262 sq. ft. shop for rent costs around AED 500k per annum.

Sale Trends in U-Bora Towers

Apartments for sale in U-Bora Towers are affordable for those with mid-high annual income. Those looking for Business Bay apartments for sale that offer valuable returns can consider Ubora properties. The sale trends for residential units are as follows:

If you want to buy bigger apartments, prepare to fork out around AED 3M for a standard 3-bedroom unit.

Rental Yield in U-Bora Towers

  • 1-Bed
  • 2-Bed
  • 3-Bed
  • 0
  • 2%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 8%

Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 6 months

The highest return on investments is 7.7% in U-Bora Towers, Business Bay. 1-bedroom units top the list while 2 and 3-bed flats follow with a 5.6% and 5.3% ROI, respectively.

Service Charges in U-Bora Tower

These figures are based on the services charges as per the Dubai Land Department.

Service Charges for the Office Tower (U-Bora Tower 1)

GENERAL FUND
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
GENERAL FUND
Services
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.33
GENERAL FUND
Maintenance
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.23
GENERAL FUND
Utilities
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
1
GENERAL FUND
Management
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.04
GENERAL FUND
Insurance
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.19
GENERAL FUND
Master Community
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.27
GENERAL FUND
Total
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
2.06
ADJUSTMENTS
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
ADJUSTMENTS
Adjustment
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.11
ADJUSTMENTS
Total
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.11

Service Charges for the Residential Tower (U-Bora Tower 2)

GENERAL FUND
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
GENERAL FUND
Services
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
2.88
GENERAL FUND
Maintenance
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
2.62
GENERAL FUND
Utilities
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
8.45
GENERAL FUND
Management
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.76
GENERAL FUND
Insurance
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.37
GENERAL FUND
Master Community
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
1.07
GENERAL FUND
Total
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
16.15
ADJUSTMENTS
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
ADJUSTMENTS
Adjustment
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.88
ADJUSTMENTS
Total
PRICE PER SQ. FT. IN AED
0.88

These are the services charges for U-Bora Towers, Business Bay* as per the Dubai Land Department. You can get details regarding the service charges index if you are interested in buying a property in Dubai.

*Please note that these service charges are subject to change.

NEARBY AMENITIES

Transportation near U-Bora Towers

Like other locations in Business Bay, the surrounding area of U-Bora Towers is serviced by bus links and Dubai Metro. Also, those who want to commute via private cars can access the main Al Khail Road E44 in 10 to 12 minutes. 

Bus Stations near U-Bora Towers

There’s a bus stop right next to the building and bus 50, F14, F19A, F19B, F41 and X22 stop there. Moreover, bus stations at XL Tower and Volante Dubai Tower are at a short walking distance.

Metro Stations near U-Bora Towers

If you prefer travelling via metro, Business Bay Metro Station is at a short 6-minute drive. It further connects to Dubai Mall and Financial Centre Metro Station.

u-bora towers
The complex is well-connected to the road network

Restaurants near U-Bora Towers

Business Bay has many restaurants and cafes. Similarly, one can find many casual eateries, cafes, hotels, bars and fine dining restaurants in Business Bay Dubai near U-Bora Towers. The closest ones include:

  • Han Cuisine Restaurant - A friendly place to sit, relax and eat
  • Waka Restaurant - Fine-dining restaurant
  • Mama’eish - Middle-eastern restaurant

Waka Restaurant and Bar in The Oberoi Hotel is a mere 5-minute drive. Also, those who want to try Middle-eastern food can check out Mama’eish at the same distance. To grab a cup of coffee and snacks, you can head to:

  • Espressini Cafe - 1 minute away
  • Filli Cafe - 6 minutes away
  • Cafe Barbera - 7 minutes away

Since there are many 5-star hotels and restaurants in the vicinity, one can find many bars and nightlife options near U-Bora Towers such as:

  • The Lounge - Grand Millennium Hotel
  • Aqua Poolside Bar and Grill
  • Gotha Club - Radisson Blu Hotel

All these options are accessible in 8 to 10 minutes by car, depending on the traffic.

Supermarkets near U-Bora Towers

An outlet of Zoom Market is right below the residences. There are many other supermarkets near U-Bora Towers. The closest options include:

  • West Zone Fresh Supermarket
  • Al Maya Supermarket
  • Jame Jam Supermarket

These options are accessible within 5 minutes. Further, if you prefer grocery shopping at Carrefour, the nearest outlet is in Burj View Tower.

zoom supermarket near u-bora towers
One can shop for grocery and other basic items from Zoom Market

NEARBY BUILDINGS

  • Churchill Towers
  • Atria Towers
  • DAMAC XL Tower
  • DAMAC Park Central

There are many residential, commercial and mixed-use towers in Business Bay. Ubora Towers are also close to some residential projects including Churchill Towers, DAMAC XL and DAMAC Park Central. Atria Towers, a hotel apartment complex is also around the corner.

Major Landmarks

The building itself is an architecturally prominent landmark in the vicinity. It is easy to spot when coming from Al Khail Road E44 towards Marasi Driveway. Other notable landmarks in the area include:

The complex is easily accessible from Marasi Marine Waterbus Station. From there, it is at a 3-minute short walk. If you’re coming from Safa Park via Al Amal Street, it will take around 10 minutes. Also, the top favourite Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are 10 to 12 minutes away.

dubai mall near u-bora towers
The Dubai Mall is a short drive from U-Bora Towers

THINGS TO CONSIDER

U-Bora Towers, Dubai offer contemporary residential units and offices. If you’re looking for a quiet surrounding and separate residences, this might not be an ideal place. However, both the towers have a separate entrance and complete privacy.

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