Best Waterfront Communities in Dubai

Written by Mustafa Khan

Dubai is known for its vibrant waterfront destinations. has put together a list of the best areas in Dubai that offer prime residential options along with excellent facilities and of course, the most unparalleled views.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island formed in the shape of a palm tree, is the first off-shore structure of its kind in Dubai and is often known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is home to magnificent beach resorts, some of the city’s most popular restaurants and a number of premium residential developments located on the various fronds of the Palm and along its main ‘trunk’.

Among these are the W Residences, a development of spacious penthouses and apartments serviced by the W Hotel; One Palm, featuring a stunning exterior design and well-designed apartments overlooking amazing views; and Palme Couture, one of the newest projects on the trunk that contains fourteen very exclusive homes and has a stylish Los Angeles-inspired exterior design.

Dubai Water Canal

Dubai Water Canal

The Dubai Canal is the epitome of architectural and creative genius and in Dubai. It has transformed the district of Business Bay into a key waterfront neighbourhood and is already seeing extensive development, including an extensive boardwalk and lovely waterside homes.

One of the key developments is I Love Florence, a beautiful residential tower by Dar Al Arkan, a renowned Saudi developer making its first foray into the Dubai market. There is also The Pad by Omniyat, a very unique building tilted at a On the Business Bay end of the canal, major developments are underway. One of them is the new futuristic cube-like looking building called ‘The Opus’. It is designed by the legendary architect Dame Zaha Hadid and contains a limited space of 100 residences. The building consists of sleekly designed apartments and penthouses with high-quality furnishing. It is a one-of-a-kind development in the city’s luxurious landscape.

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Another property on the lookout is the Volante. The building is 35-storey high and consists of 45 apartments divided into half and full floor units. Thanks to its center location, Volante is only a few minutes away from the city’s popular destinations- Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and the expansive Dubai Mall.

The Noura Tower in Business Bay also consists of top-tier, luxurious penthouses and apartments up to four bedrooms. What makes the Noura Tower popular is its destination that overlooks the Dubai Canal and the magnificent Downtown skyline. Residents can enjoy the famous dishes of the neighbouring St. Regis and Westin hotel.

JBR/Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

In a city where buildings and lights are like sparkling gems, Dubai Marina stands out as an awe-striking area full of attractions and luxurious buildings with stunning apartments for sale in Dubai where relaxation and comfort is second to none. It is characterized by beautiful line of skyscrapers and attractive blocks that is illuminated in the night.

The Marina is also the place where many new developments of buildings take place. One such luxurious building is the Marina Gate. The building consists of three magnificent towers that range from 53 to 64 story high. The building is located in the northern entrance of the Marina which gives easy access to public transportations and the Marina Walk. The Marina Gate consists of stylishly designed apartments and charming Marina penthouses with worthwhile amenities.

A luxurious waterfront building also adorns the JBR/Dubai Marina area, known as Bluewaters Island. The building is home to townhouses, apartments and penthouses that come with sophisticated architectural designs and classy interiors. Surrounded by a pristine beach and unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf, this buildings offers a serene waterfront lifestyle all the while balancing the vibrant nightlife of Dubai. There is also a foot-bridge that connects the building to The Beach so residents can take a quick stroll across.

Dubai Creek Harbor

Dubai Creek Harbor

The most anticipated project that will come into place is Dubai Creek Harbor. With spectacular cultural offerings, shopping district, amenities, residences and more, this place will be situated in the banks of the historic Dubai Creek. The place is said to have the world’s tallest building that, of course, rival the present Burj Khalifa.

With only less than a ten-minute drive to Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Creek Harbor seems to be the ideal spot for luxurious living.

The Cove Dubai a beautiful waterfront residential development by Emaar Properties on the Island District within Dubai Creek Harbour, will have a stunning three-bedroom apartment for those who would like to live by the Creek. This charming apartment will have undisturbed views of the Dubai Creek and the famous Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary which is home to hundreds of pink flamingos. The Cove makes sure that this is an ideal place for family living with interiors that is of the highest quality modern fixtures and the best leisure amenities.

Another residential building to adorn the Creek Harbor is the Address Harbor. It consists of two gleaming towers that will have luxury serviced apartments up to three bedrooms. The building will be a beautiful waterfront destination that will have amazing views of the Dubai skyline and the famous Burj Khalifa.