The Pad Building in Business Bay, Dubai with 26 stories

Building Details

  • Residential building
  • Complete February  2021
  • 26 floors
  • The Pad is a 26-storey residential building in Business Bay, Dubai.
  • Construction began in 2007 and completed by February 2021.
  • 101 metres (331 feet)
  • The development contains a total of 256 units.
  • The Pad comprises a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments well as duplexes.
  • This project originally dubbed the ‘iPad’, the design inspired by Apple’s iPod MP3 player. With the tower sitting on a docking station angled at 6.5 degrees to give the exact look.
  • By 2007, groundworks for the construction began, the building had renamed ‘The Pad’. In 2009 construction put on ‘hold’ December 2012 and completion expected to 2018.
  • The building employs a new type of architecture known as Cybertecture, which uses technology to. Its full advantage, allowing inhabitants to program their own software for their building.
  • The interiors have a range of technologies as biometric locks. Mood lighting. Voice control and mirrors that can monitor your health.
  • Podium of The Pad tower includes an ‘iClub’ designed around the theme of digital water. Real water and digital projections that create a stunning setting for this complex of communal facilities.
  1. The exclusive residents’ club has a state-of-the-art gymnasium, running track, half basketball court. A swimming pool fitted with an underwater audio system. And a Media Jacuzzi equipped with waterproof touch-screens.
  • The club provides residents with their own unique meeting lounge. Chill-out lounge. Party room, games room, library and an outdoor sunset terrace.
  • In the design competition architects James Law Cybertecture International Limited beat Foster. And Partners and Zaha Hadi Architects with their scheme.

Shops Nearby The Pad Building

The number of shops and amenities that are within walking distance can greatly affect quality of life. And may be a key factor choosing a place to live.

Here is an analysis of all the commercial outlets that are currently operating in. The vicinity of The Pad.

There are two outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

Paion Beauty Salon Ladies’ salon, street level

Glance Luxury Men’s salon, street level

1) Paion Beauty Salon

Ladies’ salon, street level

Paion Beauty Salon offers full services with a friendly yet professional atmosphere you can relax. And feel confident enough to leave the salon with beautiful stunning hair. With state of the art styling areas and treatment rooms for the most sought after. looks every season.\

2) Glance Luxury

Men’s salon, street level

Glance Luxury Gents Salon is one of the largest and most luxurious men’s salons in Dubai. Glance dedicated to providing affordable, unrivaled hair styling. And care services tailored to each client.

And their lifestyle in a distinctly unique atmosphere. Customers are our number one priority, we value each client and their individual needs.

there are dozens of outlets within walking distance of The Pad. We’ve shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:


Life Pharmacy Pharmacy, Bay Square Building 11 (0.1 km)

Pulse Pharmacy Pharmacy, Tamani Arts Offices (0.3 km)

Life Pharmacy Pharmacy, Mayfair Residency (0.6 km)

J’adore Medical Clinic Medical clinic, Damac Maison Privé (0.6 km)


UFC Gym Gym, Bay Square Building 1 (0.3 km)


Elite Look Men’s salon, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

Josephine Nails Ladies’ salon, Bay Square Building 11 (0.1 km)

Belle Femme Ladies’ salon, Bay Square Building 10 (0.1 km)

Ace Gents Salon Men’s salon, Bay Square Building 13 (0.2 km)


Choithrams Supermarket, Bay Square Building 12 (0.1 km)

View City Mini Mart Mini mart, Damac Maison Majestine (0.2 km)

Royal Bay Minimart Mini mart, Royal Continental Suites (0.2 km)

Allday Market Mini mart, Bay Square Building 7 (0.2 km)


Lavish Laundry Laundrette, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

Happy Bark Day Pet shop, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

Desco Print shop, Bay Square Building 10 (0.1 km)

Broz Laundry Laundrette, Damac Maison Majestine (0.2 km)


Maru Udon Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

Little Spicy Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

City Fresh Restaurant Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)

Pomo Pizza Restaurant, Majestic Tower (0.1 km)


The Pad has many schools nearby including Hartland International School at 2.3 km. And North London Collegiate School Dubai at 2.5 km.

In terms of performance there are eight schools nearby that have achieved either of. Two highest government inspection rating of ‘Very Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. Including Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of ‘Outstanding’. And Jumeirah English Speaking School which has a rating of ‘Outstanding’.

GEMS Our Own Indian School

2.6 km, Al Quoz

The school follows a continuous assessment plan which allows teachers to monitor each child’s progress. The first year, the student supported in reaching their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Great emphasis placed on positive motivation. These ‘Foundation Years’, OOIS aims to inculcate right values ​​and a strong sense of responsibility and ethics in all students.

Subjects included in primary schools (Years 1 to 5) are English, Mathematics, Science. Social Studies (Indian and UAE), Hindi or Malayalam for Years 1 to. 4 and the addition of the option of French for Year 5, Arabic. Islamic Studies or Value Education, Computer Science, Physical Education, Music, Life Skills and SEWA.

Global Indian International School Dubai

2.7 km, Al Quoz

GIIS Dubai started its operations as a mixed school for Pre-KG. KG 1 and KG 2 children only opening the primary section the academic year 2018-19. At the end of February 2022,

There are around 770 children in the school. In classes KG to 2nd grade, there is a teacher and a teaching assistant. The total capacity of the school is 2200 places. Grade has added each year,

With the school opening a 12th grade in April 2023. Special classes for grades 9 and up can organized on Saturdays as needed.

The students taught by a team of 43 teachers, who supported by 14 teaching assistants. The vast majority of employees are Indian nationals. With a teacher:student ratio of 1:16,

class sizes are relatively small. If there is concern, it may be that teacher turnover was 30% in 2021-22. This rough figure may take into account additional teachers who have joined the school as new grades and grades open.


Explore communities that adjacent or close to The Pad.

Dubai International Financial Centre (3.2 km)

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is a leading financial center for the Middle East. South Asia and Africa and South Asia governed by private law and an independent judicial system.

It highly rated as a global financial exchange with modern infrastructure, excellent facilities. And support services and is home to some of Dubai’s most popular restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.

DIFC has over 25,000 professionals working in over 2,000 active registered companies. And has a residential community.

Sheikh Zayed Road (3.5 km)

Sheikh Zayed Road (Sheikh Zayed Road) is the main thoroughfare in. The city and most of the traffic coming and going comes from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

This highway is part of the longest E11 highway in the UAE. Which stretches from Al-Silah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to the Emirate of Al-Emirate. Roughly paralleling the Gulf coast along the UAE. In all Emirates, E11 has a different name.

Roads in Dubai named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Zayed Road is home to most of the city’s skyscrapers and is the main commercial hub. I recommend driving this 7 to 8 lane road at night to get the best feel for high rise buildings. Restaurants, shopping malls, Dubai Red Metro, etc.


Car commuting times

From The Pad, it takes approximately 8 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 20 minutes to Palm Jumeirah. 19 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 24 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is approximately 15 minutes’ drive away. And the new Al Maktoum International Airport is approximately 42 minutes’ drive away.*

The Pad Building Design

images depicting the initial concept designs for Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.

Projects often go a number of design revisions as. They progress and developers may.

Or may not honour their original plans it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as. A means to compare the original plans with the realised development.


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The Pad Building in Business Bay, Dubai