Dubai Marina

About Dubai Marina

Step into this luxurious waterfront marina along the Persian Gulf shoreline, popularly known as ‘New Dubai’. This is a man-made conceptualized canal city replete with classy shopping outlets, upscale hotels, and other options for leisure activities. One of the main attractions here is the Dubai Marina Mall Complex which is its most popular shopping and entertainment destination. From high street fashion and haute couture to bespoke beauty brands, jewelry stores, restaurants, waterside cafes, and a six-screen Cinema.

You can also get your Dubai Pass to visit the Dubai Marina if you wish to take a jog, spend an evening shopping, or simply take a stroll by the beautiful waterfront. Alternatively you can choose to hop on the Dubai Tram that can get you to both ends of the Dubai Marina.

Explore the two-mile stretch of glittering sand, promenades lined with palm trees, glamorous boutiques and foot places with al fresco settings by the beautiful fountain. If you wish to enjoy the wonderful views from the water, you can also take a luxury boat sunset cruise and watch the exotic skyline against a backdrop of the setting sun as you glide your way across the Marina Canal.

Things to do at Dubai Marina

Get your Dubai Pass to experience one of the city’s most magical, sophisticated, and unique offerings, the Dubai Marina. Spread across an area of nearly 50 million square feet of waterfront area, this man-made marina has been constructed along a beautiful stretch of the Persian Gulf. Visit this affluent neighborhood to experience some of the most fun things to do. Take a cruise along the glittering marina waters as you marvel at the exotic city skyline, or give vent to the adventure seeker within you and go ziplining at Xline. If you want to give the thrill a miss and simply relax, head for a lazy day at the JBR Beach, go shopping at the Dubai Marina Mall, or pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the Westin Heavenly Spa.

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

One of the most amazing things to do at the Dubai Marina is to glide along its waters on a dhow cruise dubai marina while witnessing the city’s glitz and glamor from a vantage. Soak in sights of the city’s prime attractions as you go on your marine voyage and see the Dubai Marina Mall, the Dubai Yacht Club, as well as the impressive architecture of the massive Ain Dubai. Indulge in some mouthwatering fare as you cruise along with an elaborate buffet comprising local and international cuisines as well as a plethora of beverages. Most cruises also include enjoyable performances such as singing, folk dances, henna art, to name a few.

Experience Zip Lining at Xline

Explore your adventurous side and try out one of the most sought-after thrilling activities on offer at the Dubai Marina. Xline Zipline is the world’s longest urban zipline which attracts visitors by the thousands not only to enjoy the length of the line but also the speed at which it takes you across the entire length. Feel your adrenaline pumping as the zipline takes you to a speed of over 60 km per hour in less than 3 seconds. What makes it even more interesting is that every individual zip lines are fitted with cameras that record your entire experience for you.

Dubai Flying Cup

This is a one-of-a-kind dining experience where you not only enjoy mouthwatering food and beverages but also get some of the most panoramic sights of the city and the sea from a height of almost 40 meters above the ground. Get bird’s eye views of the Ain Dubai, The Beach, the Palm Jumeirah, the JBR, and much more, all the while enjoying a delectable snack or a cool beverage. Feel the exhilaration as you are swept off the ground in your flying cup while your feet dangle, a definite must-do when you visit the Dubai Marina.

Stroll along the Dubai Marina Walk

One of the most simple, yet fulfilling things to do at the Dubai Marina is to take a tour of it on foot. The Dubai Marina Walk is a 7 km stretch along the waterfront that is aesthetically lined with palm trees, and beautifully manicured green gardens. Take a stroll along this stretch either solo or with a special someone as you immerse yourself in the beautiful sights of the inky waters of the marina, the glittering yachts floating on it, the surrounding skyscrapers, and all the glamor which is the very definition of luxury. Stop along your tour to dine at one of the restaurants and global cafes, to shop at one of the high street fashion or beauty stores, or simply to capture some photographs of the beautiful Dubai Marina Walk fountain.

Soak up the sun at JBR Beach

The Dubai Marina offers a wonderful arena of places you can unwind and relax and this also includes a white sandy beach. Head to the JBR Beach and enjoy the cool breeze blowing through your hair as you watch the calm emerald waters glisten in the sun. You can even try some of the various water activities here or simply imbibe the sights and sounds of the surrounding areas. The marvelous beachfront hotel the Burj Al Arab features as a wonderful backdrop to the JBR Beach.

Go Dancing at Zero Gravity Dubai

Experience what could well be one of the most exciting places near the Dubai Marina, the Zero Gravity Club. Apart from being an exotic nightclub, the place boasts a huge swimming pool as well as a private beach. If you are at the Dubai Marina by the day, you can enjoy the beach club’s exquisite facilities to spend a peaceful day here or head here in the evening to see the place transform into a premium nightclub. Groove to the numbers belted out by some of the world-class DJs that grace the club or if you want to sit on the sidelines enjoying the night, head to the drinks bar or shisha lounge.

Have fun yachting at Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Savor the taste of luxury at the Dubai Marina dining aboard one of the yachts at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club or just being on one of them. You can also enjoy your very own luxury cruise on the water by renting out a private yacht that comes outfitted with restaurants, lounges, exclusive bars, and much more. You can boat along the entire marina or hop on and off at one of the several stops that they make along its length, whether it is at the Club House Marina, the East Marina, the West Bay Marina or the Mall Marina. If you are not keen on boating, you can simply spend an evening on the yacht exploring its various bars, and other outlets.

Shopping at Dubai Marina Mall

A trip to the Dubai Marina is incomplete without a trip to the Dubai Mall which provides the ultimate shopping experience. With nearly 140 retail outlets spread across four levels, the mall caters to both luxury as well as leisure shoppers. From fashion and lifestyle to art and craft, you will find a range of high-end as well as budget places to shop. Apart from that, you can also enjoy at the children’s entertainment center, the supermarket, the cinema theaters indulge in high-end dining at one of the restaurants housed within the mall.

Pamper yourself at Westin Heavenly Spa

Indulge in absolute self-love as you soothe your mind, body, and soul at the Westin Heavenly Spa. Step out of a world of stress that weighs you down and give your senses the care it deserves with a wide range of treatments offered here. From facials and body treatments to massages and nail treatments, you can choose from a variety of services. You can also soak up in one of the saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, or sweat it out in the gym. The spa uses internationally acclaimed beauty products for all their treatments and you can be assured to leave the spa feeling absolutely pampered and rejuvenated.

Dining at Dubai Marina

Dine at Pier 7

Come to Pier 7 for a fine dining experience at one of the seven food outlets spread across seven floors of the building. Each of the restaurants here offer uniqueness in taste, style, presentation, and ambiance. Apart from that, you can also enjoy exquisite views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Marina as you enjoy your meal.

Zafran Indian Bistro - Dubai Marina Mall

This is an award winning contemporary Indian restaurant primarily focused on North West Indian cuisine. Enjoy the delectable fare served here by some of the most skilled and experienced chefs. The flavors used here are known for their subtlety and lightness.

Asia Asia

Located overlooking the iconic Dubai Marina, this restaurant is a multiple award winner that draws inspiration from the ancient Spice Route. Enjoy a peaceful meal here from the Far East to the Middle East with Pan-Asian aromas and flavors, as you view the tranquil marina waters.

Leonardo Restaurant Dubai

Step back in time as the Leonardo Restaurant in Dubai takes you to the 15th Century Italian Renaissance period. The interiors of the restaurant consist of life-size models of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest works while you embark on a culinary journey of authentic Italian dishes.

Massimo's Italian Restaurant

Enjoy the flavors of true Italian far right in the heart of the Marina, while enjoying a beautiful waterfront vista. The restaurant boasts some of the most traditional Italian recipes with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. From bread and olive pesto to ravioli, pastiera, and gelato, you can enjoy them all here.

Carluccio's - Dubai Marina

Enjoy delectable pizzas, pastas, as well as breakfast options made with some of the best ingredients. Carluccio’s is known for serving some of the most authentic Italian dishes with great flavors and affordable prices.

Know Before You Go Dubai Marina

How to reach
Transfer Facilities
The Best Time to visit

By Metro:This is the most convenient way to reach Dubai Marina. You can take a direct metro that stops at the Marina called the Dubai Marina Station.

By Taxi/Car:You can also easily access the Dubai Marina by car with ample space for parking available.

By Bus:You can avail one of the buses run by Dubai RTA every 30 minutes from Dubai Airport to Dubai Marina. The duration of the entire journey is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

By Train:There is a train service operated every 10 minutes by the Dubai RTA from Dubai airport to Dubai Marina. The ride takes about 46 minutes.

The best time to visit Dubai Marina is from the evening around 5 PM until midnight when the temperatures fall slightly and you do not have to face the sweltering heat. Moreover there are several activities that you can enjoy in the evening like the Dinner Cruise, the glittering lights and shopping.

FAQ's of Dubai Marina

What is the best time of the day to visit Dubai Marina?

The best time of the day to visit Dubai Marina is at dusk around 5 PM until midnight when the weather cools down slightly and you can enjoy the open air facilities better.

What is unique about Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina is the world’s largest man-made marina and one of the most unique places to visit here. A completely new waterfront was artificially created to bring in waters of the Persian Gulf to this location. Besides, this is the epitome of luxury with some of the top retail shopping brands and food outlets.

How can I reach this place by public transport?

You can reach the Dubai Marina by metro, bus, as well as taxi. The metro will reach you to the nearest station which is the Dubai Marina Station.

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Is Dubai Marina Free Zone?

Yes Dubai Marina is a Free Zone which entails that non-GCC nationals can own properties here. They are free to live on the property, sell or lease it.


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