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.


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

Real Estate

View of the skyscrapers and harbour at Dubai Marina

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.


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 Walk, a promenade running between the beachfront hotels and Jumeirah Beach Residence, is lined with numerous restaurants and cafes.

Reel Cinemas operate two movie theatres in the area. There’s a 6-screen cinema at the Dubai Marina Mall and a 10-screen cinema at The Beach.

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


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.


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

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.


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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