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Dubai Marina

Updated on 02.06.2018

Dubai Marina is an artificial channel of seawater poking its way through a forest of skyscrapers, giving access to pleasure craft piers. On both sides of the canal, a walking path where joggers rub shoulders with tourists and residents who come out at night to dine at the restaurant. Not far away, a mall with modest dimensions for Dubai: Marina Mall.

Celebration on a yacht in Dubai Marina, UAE ©Odyfolio

A modern residential area

Dubai Marina is a modern and up-to-date district of Dubai, which is a perfect example of the city's architectural boom in the early 2000s, and the urban planning model popular in the UAE.

The wealthy residents of Dubai, mainly expatriates, are looking for an idyllic lifestyle for their free time. Dubai Marina is built on a thin strip of land wedged between Jumeirah Beach and Sheikh Zayed Highway.

Residential side, hundreds of skyscrapers housing more than 100,000 inhabitants, most with a very creative architecture. The average size of the towers is 300 meters. The construction company Emaar Properties, one of the largest in the country, continues to build towers, but it can be said that the Dubai Marina is now an achieved and successful project.

For leisure, the beaches and beach clubs of Jumeirah are just a short walk away. The path along the canal is an ideal race track for jogging. On some parts, many restaurants and outdoor bars come alive at sunset. The wealthiest residents have a pleasure yacht moored in the marina.

On the transport side, the Jumeirah tramway makes a loop in Dubai Marina, and by car the E11 main highway gives direct access to other parts of Dubai and the Abu Dhabi road.

Tourist Activities in Dubai Marina

Although the Marina Dubai is primarily a residential area, it is a place frequented by tourists because it is the starting point for many water activities. We advise you to go there at night to dine quietly at the edge of the canal, at the foot of the glass towers discreetly illuminated.

Night view of skyscrapers and boats in Dubai Marina ©Odyfolio

Dubai Marina Hotels

There are few hotels around the marina but we can still mention the good establishments like the Wyndham Dubai Marina (4 stars) and the Dubai Marriott Harbor Hotel And Suites. In the superior category with 5 stars, the three best hotels in the marina are: The Address Dubai Marina, the Grosvenor House and the InterContinental.

For more hotels, see Jumeirah Beach nearby. To note a consequent offer of apartments to rent in the modern towers of the district.

Access map to Dubai Marina

Access to the Dubai Marina is easy from the Sheikh Zayed E11 highway, and is relatively well signposted. From the coast and the beaches of Jumeirah, go down south to Jumeirah Walk to be at Dubai Marina. By public transit, take the metro station Damac Properties, or take the JBR tram line.

Location of Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Map of Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Notes and references :

Office of tourism: link:{http://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/dubai-marina-highlights" target="_blank">{http://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/dubai-marina-highlights -