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.

Skyscrapers at Dubai Marina
Skyscrapers at Dubai Marina

Hotels

Hotels and places to stay in and around Dubai Marina include:

  • InterContinental Dubai Marina
  • Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel And Suites
  • Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai Media City
  • Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
  • Wyndham Dubai Marina
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • One&Only Royal Mirage Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
  • Grosvenor House Hotel and Apartments
  • Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach - Dubai
  • Jannah Marina Hotel Apartments

Restaurants

Some of the best restaurants at Dubai Marina are listed below.

The list was last updated on Sunday 4th of October 2020.

NameAddressCuisinePriceDetails
Al NafoorahJumeirah Zabeel Saray
Palm Jumeirah
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Azure BeachRixos Premium Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Beach Club, Bar$$Beach club at Rixos Premium Dubai. Exquisite infinity pool surrounded by sun loungers, private beach, shisha terrace, pool parties, and more.
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BaharLa Verda Suites and Villas
Dubai Marina
Iranian$$Contemporary Iranian restaurant at La Verda Suites and Villas. Unlicensed. Outdoor terrace with great view of Dubai Marina.
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BarastiLe Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Dubai Marina
Bar$$Very popular beach bar at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort. Pool parties, ladies days, BBQs, DJs, live music etc. Large outdoor venue with pool, big screens, loungers, and more.
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Black Tap Craft Burgers and ShakesRixos Premium Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence
American$$Gourmet burgers, shakes, and craft beers.
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Blue JadeThe Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Asian$$$Pan-Asian restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai. Menu offers dishes from Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Japan.
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Buddha BarGrosvenor House
Dubai Marina
Bar, Asian$$$Large restaurant and bar at Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. Opulent two-floor layout. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer fantastic view of the Dubai Marina. DJs and party nights.
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BussolaWestin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Dubai Marina
Italian$$Italian restaurant offering both a formal dining area and casual upstairs terrace. Business lunches and happy hour.
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Cove BeachCeasars Palace Bluewaters
Bluewaters Island
Beach Club, Bar$$Beach club with 3 swimming pools, cabanas, loungers, Jacuzzis etc. Live music, DJs, and more.
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Drift BeachOne and Only Royal Mirage
Dubai Marina
Bar, Mediterranean$$$Exclusive beach club at the One and Only Royal Mirage. Adults only. Swimming pool and private cabanas.
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EggspectationThe Beach
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Cafe, American$$Menu offers a wide range of breakfast items and egg-based dishes, but also includes salads, burgers, sandwiches etc. Indoor and outdoor seating.
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FishLe Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Dubai Marina
Seafood, Mediterranean$$Casual seafood restaurant. Al fresco dining with great views of the Persian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah.
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FogueriaRamada Plaza Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Brazilian, Steakhouse$$$Brazilian churrascaria on the rooftop of the Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach. Offers an all-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ and live music. Offers great views of Dubai Marina.
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Gordon Ramsay Hell's KitchenCeasars Palace Bluewaters
Bluewaters Island
British, European$$$Fine dining restaurant by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
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ImperiumJumeirah Zabeel Saray
Palm Jumeirah
International$$$[Facebook]
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Indego by VineetGrosvenor House
Dubai Marina
Indian$$$High-end Indian restaurant at Grosvenor House. Led by Vineet Bhatia, a Michelin-starred celebrity chef. Impeccable service.
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Indya by VineetLe Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Dubai Marina
Indian$$$Indian restaurant at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa. Menu by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia. Licensed. Vibrant decor.
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JB's GastropubAmwaj Rotana
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Pub, British, American$$Pub at Jumeirah Beach Residence offering British and American favourites. Live sports, DJs, and generous portions.
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Massimo'sMarina Promenade
Dubai Marina
Italian$$Italian restaurant on the promenade of the Dubai Marina. Inside and outdoor dining areas. Italian chef. Not licensed to serve alcohol.
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MazinaAddress Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina
International$$All-day dining restaurant at the Address Dubai Marina. Serves a variety of cuisines from around the world. Show kitchens. Friday brunch.
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QwertyMedia One Hotel
Dubai Media City
Bar, International$$Restaurant and cocktail bar the Media One Hotel. Ladies nights and live music.
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Rhodes Twenty10Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Dubai Marina
Steakhouse$$$Steakhouse at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Led by British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes.
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Sloane'sGrosvenor House
Dubai Marina
International$$Buffet restaurant at Grosvenor House. Huge choice of dishes. Best known for its Friday brunch.
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The Selfish BullThe Wharf
Bluewaters Island
Steakhouse, Seafood$$Restaurant at The Wharf. Offering steaks, burgers and seafood (including lobster). Licensed to serve alcohol. Located near the base of Ain Dubai. Outdoor seating area with good views of Jumeirah Beach Residence.
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The TalkMovenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach Residence
International$$All-day dining restaurant at the Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. Offers themed nights and a Friday brunch. Features open kitchen, live cooking platforms, indoor seating and outdoor terrace.
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Toro ToroGrosvenor House
Dubai Marina
Latin American$$$Latin American restaurant and lounge at Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. Two-floor venue with upstairs bar. Friday brunch and ladies’ nights.
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WavebreakerHilton Dubai Jumeriah
Jumeirah Beach Residence
International, Seafood$$Casual beach restaurant and bar at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Offers burgers, smoked and grilled food, sandwiches, salads etc. Happy hour. Large screen TV shows big sporting events.
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Zhen WeiCeasars Palace Bluewaters
Bluewaters Island
Asian, Chinese$$Offers Chinese favourites including dim sum.
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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 Walk, a promenade running between the beachfront hotels and Jumeirah Beach Residence, is lined with numerous restaurants and cafes.

There’s a 6-screen cinema at the Dubai Marina Mall and a 10-screen cinema at The Beach.

The Beach, Dubai
The Beach

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

Boats docked at Dubai Marina
Boats docked at Dubai Marina

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.

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. Places of interest in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, directly west, are also shown.

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