Dubai Marina is a man-made marina lying between Al Sufouh and Jebel Ali. With over 200 high-rise towers, including 40 towers of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, it is the world’s largest man-made marina.
5-star beachfront hotels at Dubai Marina include the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, and the Amwaj Rotana.
Others hotels in the area include:
- 5 star: Grosvenor House, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Address Dubai Marina
- Serviced apartments: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dusit Residence, Nuran Marina Service Residences, Oasis Beach Tower, Radisson Blu Residence, Tamani
Properties at the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence are predominantly expensive tower apartments. The apartments have been popular with property speculators. The first phase, Dubai Marina Towers, comprising 6 towers (Murjan, Al Mass, Fairooz, Mesk, Yass, and Anbar) of 1 – 4 bedroom apartments sold out before the buildings were even complete.
Many of the apartments at Dubai Marina are now available for short term rent, providing a relatively inexpensive alternative to hotels.
Attractions & Entertainment
The Walk, a promenade running between the beachfront hotels and Jumeirah Beach Residence, is lined with numerous restaurants and cafes.
The Dubai Marina Mall features a 6-screen cinema and a fair number of dining options. The much larger Ibn Battuta Mall offers a 21-screen cinema with and IMAX screen (the first in Dubai), a tenpin bowling alley, and a children’s entertainment centre.
The Dubai Tram opened in November 2014. Trams loop around Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence before heading into Al Sufouh.
Map of Dubai Marina
Interactive map of the Dubai Marina.