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Visiting the Dubai Marina

By Shanmugam - May 29, 2020
Dubai Marina

Dubai is one of the most desired and popular holiday destinations for many people.
Dubai is a vibrant city with the world’s tallest building to the second largest shopping mall, this city has it all. It is the destination where people from different parts of the world come to spend their holidays in luxury and extravaganza. less than 50 years’ time, the gorgeous city that has transformed itself from a small fishing village to an indulgent and glamorous cosmopolitan city. Dubai has many top attractions such as visiting the Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Shopping Mall, Desert Safari, Palm Island and so many more beautiful landmarks that attract millions of visitors every year.

Dubai Marina
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The destination gives you a complete visual treat with its exotic skyline views, and your taste buds with authentic delicacies, majestic malls, grand mosques,  the best romantic restaurants in Dubai offer nothing less than perfection. If you’re planning a holiday vacation in Dubai, don’t come back without experiencing a sophisticated Dubai Marina.
The wide range of attractions in Dubai Marina such as Sunset Yacht rides, Adventure Sports, Camel Ride, The Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Spa Session, Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai Marina Mall and beautiful restaurants in Dubai will make you visit these places for several numbers of time. Without any further ado, let’s get started on our quest to find the Dubai Marina.

Into Dubai Marina

night at Dubai Marina
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Dubai’s most vibrant city, Dubai Marina one of the Emirate’s famous residential and perfect entertainment districts and you’ll see even more fun on your vacation. Dubai Marina has hidden surprises, and the city is firmly rooted in culture and Middle Eastern history that has not only incorporated but embraced modernity and innovation. This newer neighbourhood is known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with alfresco dining, sandy stretches to relax on, Smart cafes and small craft markets. Dubai Marina mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands Right from the classical courtyards and wooden dhow boats of Dubai Creek’s historic district to the gilded boulevards and shining Burj Khalifa of Downtown Dubai, to the aqua blue waters of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina offers a host of activities and attractions to entice visitors of all ages.

This astonishing city has the finest mix of both beach and cosmopolitan vibes built on man-made canals and situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. This picturesque city features shiny urban luxury apartments, 5-star luxurious beach resorts, Chain of restaurants, multicultural shops and an abundance of running and walking paths for your enjoyment. Dubai Marina has 130 outlets within 390,000 square feet area and it consists of 4 levels housed with everything from boutique fashion brand stores, waterfront dining facility, beverage outlets, supermarket, six-screen Reel Cinemas, and kids’ playground. Apart from the chain stores, if you are looking out for family-friendly places, there are activities at Mamas & Papas, Adams Kids, Gymboree etc which are family-friendly.

night at Dubai Marina
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Another exciting place to visit is the Dubai Marina Walk, one of the best options to enjoy shopping, dining and exploring the marina. There are 69 eateries and 306 shopping outlets in Dubai Marina walk. You will be left agape in amazement by the panoramic view of the gulf from the Jumeirah Beach and then satiate your hunger pangs at eateries like Coco’s, Ruby Tuesdays and Zaatar w Zeit. The city is always colourful and active with events and street shows happening every single day. 
Dubai Marina is also famous for its scenic cruise ride. You can go on a cruise ride and enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved ones. Dubai Marina is the best place to go on a food tour. There are restaurants such as  Pier 7, Operation Falafel, Saarangaa Bhojan Shala,  Kebab Grill 44. After going on a food tour, you can stroll down the famous Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Walk.

The beach walk is a perfect mix of newly built entertainment, shopping, and dining complex are situated right on the Arabian Gulf with breathtaking views of the clear turquoise blue waters from its al fresco restaurant terraces. The place is very famous for its combination of urban development with a coastal flair. If you are looking for some outdoor adventure, head to the public beach at the end of the walk, where you can sit and relax on the bean bags, lounge under a private umbrella, sail the coast in a banana boat, or take a splash in the giant ocean water playground. There are also several shops and restaurants on the walk.

Dubai Marina
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You can rent a cycle and can go on a cycling tour on the beach pavements or you can do jet-skiing and flyboarding at the JBR beach. For adventure lovers, you can do adventure sport such as ziplining at Xline to watch the skyline while soaring Dubai or free-fall from Skydive Dubai.

How to reach Dubai Marina

Dubai has one of the best metro connections in the world. All the cities including Dubai Marina are well connected.  Al Sufouh Tramway connects the Mall of the Emirates and Burj Al Arab with the Dubai Marina and it has an interchanging facility with three metro stations (Red Line) as well as a monorail connection between the Palm Jumeirah and Al Sufouh Road.

There are other ways to reach Dubai Marina by hiring a private taxi or Skybus. You can reach Dubai Marina from Dubai Airport too. You can take the metro from the airport to reach the city which takes around 45 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is Dubai Marina man-made city?

A. The vibrant Dubai Marina is a man-made urban artificial city that is made along a two-mile stretch of the Persian Gulf.

2) What is JBR Dubai?

A. JBR – Jumeirah Beach Residence, runs for around 1.8km long and it is situated against the Persian Gulf in Dubai

3) How many buildings are in Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai?

A. The entire residence consists of 40 towers which include 35 residential and 5 hotel towers.


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