Dubai Marina is a district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is an artificial canal city, built along a 3-kilometre (2 mi) stretch of the Gulf shoreline. As of 2018, it has a population of 55,052. When the entire development is complete, it will accommodate more than 120,000 people in residential towers and villas.
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening.
Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end.
The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
As far as locations go, there's no denying the pull of Dubai Marina. Skyscrapers are poised alongside the winding canal, where luxury yachts patiently wait for their next outing. The area – which extends from Al Sufouh Road and comprises Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) – has forged itself as one of the city's busiest neighborhoods. Naturally, there's plenty to do but here are some highlights to help you get started.
It is located on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai. The first phase of this project has been completed. Dubai Marina was inspired by the Concord Pacific Place development along False Creek in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Dubai Properties
- LIV Developers
- Damac Properties
- Palma Holding
- Oryx World Real Estate
- Cayan Group
- Emaar Properties
- Mada'in Properties
- select Group
- Tebyan Real Estate Development
- Seagate Shipyard
There are two metro stations in Dubai Marina: Sobha Realty Metro Station and DAMAC Metro Station. The roads tend to get busy in the evenings, the metro can be a good way to shorten the time it takes for you to get home after work. Getting around the neighborhood is a lot easier with the Dubai Tram, with its 11 tram stations, stretching from JBR to Al Sufouh. There are a few tram stations in the community as well, such as the Marina Towers Tram Station near Marina Pinnacle and MAG 218 Tower.
Where to live in Dubai Marina?
Those looking to move to this part of Dubai can choose from a variety of apartments for rent. Some residential towers also feature podium villas preferred by families. If you are planning a short or long stay, there are various hotels and waterfront resorts in Dubai Marina as well as reasonable hotel apartments on offer.
CAN YOU WALK AROUND DUBAI MARINA?
Yes, of course, you can walk around Dubai Marina. It is one of the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in Dubai. It also has a waterfront promenade called Marina Walk which is popular for walking, strolling, jogging and running.
Where to go in Dubai Marina?
It is definitely worth visiting for the many hotels, restaurants and attractions that make up the community. The area is known as the ‘tallest block in the world’, many of the buildings are a minimum height of 820 ft., (250 meters). The high-rise skyscrapers offer breathtaking views of the emirate and its skyline. If you are wondering for things to do, start off with Marina Walk and Dubai Marina Mall. These are the main attractions in the area. Also, you’d be closer to the bustling JBR.
When was Dubai Marina built?
Dubai Marina was built in 2003 but the area is still not yet complete. There are many developments that will be completed in the near future.
How do you get to Dubai Marina?
If you’re using the metro, then you can get off at the DAMAC Properties Metro Station on the Red Line. From here you can tour the area or use the Dubai Tram to go to JBR, Dubai Marina Mall or other parts of the community. If you’re travelling by car, then Al Marsa Street leads directly to the area. You can merge onto Al Marsa Street from Interchange No 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11).
Is Dubai Marina man-made?
It is the world’s largest man-made marina