Dubai Marina

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.

View of the skyscrapers and harbour at Dubai Marina

Hotels

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:

Real Estate

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.

Shopping

The Dubai Marina Mall isn’t the largest of malls but offers a decent number of shops including a Waitrose supermarket. There’s more choice at the Ibn Battuta Mall, just over a mile away.

Attractions & Entertainment

The Marina 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.

There are also two golf clubs nearby; the Emirates Golf Club (The Majlis Course and the Faldo Course) and The Montgomerie.

Schools

There are no schools within Dubai Marina itself, although there’s a decent choice close by in areas such as Emirates Hills, Al Sufouh, and Al Barsha.

Transport

Dubai Marina is served by the Dubai Marina Metro Station and the Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station. Both stations are on the Red Line.

Map of Dubai Marina

Interactive map of the Dubai Marina.

Comments and Additional Information

  1. Editor says

    Hard Rock International will open its first hotel in the Middle East at Dubai Marina. The Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina will occupy the lower floors of the Marina 101 tower. The hotel is expected to open in the latter half of 2015.

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