Community Guide: Bluewaters Island

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Ferris wheels, named after the famous fairground attraction built by Chicago engineer George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in 1893, have always held a fascination with people all over the world. Also known as observation wheels or big wheels, they can be found in many major cities, serving as popular tourist attractions and even as key landmarks. Such is the case with the Wonder Wheel on New York’s Coney Island, the Singapore Flyer and, perhaps the most famous example – the London Eye. Is it any wonder that Dubai should add a big wheel attraction of its own? Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel at a staggering 210 meters, will take its place among the city’s towering architectural icons when it opens to the public later this year on Bluewaters Island.

Bluewaters Island Area Guide

1. Overview 2. Things To Do 3. Restaurants
4. Properties 5. Nearby Communities

1. Bluewaters Dubai Overview

Overlooking 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai that encompass the city’s awe-inspiring skyline, its magnificent man-made islands, its beaches, and the beautiful Arabian Gulf, Ain Dubai is far from a simple carnival ride. Construction on the project was the largest undertaking of its kind and required the use of two of the world’s largest cranes to help assemble. It is the sort of bravura feat that only a city like Dubai could have pulled off, and with such aplomb. A structure of this immense scale would be impossible to place on Dubai’s existing coastline, not without severely disrupting many of the city’s very popular beaches. So of course, it was made the centerpiece of a brand new man-made island – Bluewaters.

 

Bluewaters Island is a mixed-use project being developed by Meraas, the reputed developer known for creating innovative and very trendy lifestyle destinations around Dubai. The island will be home to high-rise residential towers as well as five-star hotels under four hospitality brands launched by Meraas. There will also be retail spaces, restaurants, and beachfront leisure options. It is aimed at providing a tranquil coastal lifestyle that is seamlessly integrated with every urban convenience one would expect from a metropolis like Dubai. A solid transport network will connect the island to the mainland of the city, including a specially constructed road, a pedestrian bridge and a small fleet of autonomous vehicles that will be used exclusively for passage to and from the island.

 

Bluewaters Island

This will be the latest feather in the cap of Meraas, who have already scored several hits with their previous projects. Perhaps the most well-known is City Walk area, an open-air shopping and dining plaza inspired by European town squares. Other popular developments are Boxpark, with retail and dining stored built out of repurposed shipping containers, and La Mer, the extension to the iconic Jumeirah Beach that was launched in late 2017 and has quickly grown into one of Dubai’s must-visit areas. With a solid track record of offering the right mix of style, convenience and leisure, Meraas will only further its reputation as one of Dubai’s leading developers.

 

Bluewaters Island apartments will be ready to hand over later this year. Ain Dubai, whose structure is finally complete, will be unveiled in all its glory as well, showing the world that it truly is the biggest of the big wheels in more ways than one.

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2. Things To Do in Bluewaters Island

Bluewaters Island is one of the newer attractions in Dubai, and it offers a wide variety of activities and things to do for visitors and residents to enjoy. The stunning beachfront community is also home to some of the best water-based attractions and family-friendly entertainment options. From enjoying the lovely waterfront views to spending a day out at the park or on the beach, there are plenty of things to do in Bluewaters Island.

Visit Ain Dubai

Ain Dubai is a must-see tourist destination in Dubai that offers unique and exciting family entertainment. From towering waterfalls to interactive games and rides, Ain Dubai has everything you need for perfect entertainment. With beautiful views of the Dubai skyline, it's no wonder this attraction is one of the most popular in the city.

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Visiting wax museums is getting more popular in tourist destinations where visitors have the opportunity to see famous celebrities. Madame Tussauds Dubai is one of the most popular wax museums in the world, featuring detailed wax statues of celebrities, athletes, and other public figures. There are also several interactive exhibits, allowing visitors to enjoy an immersive experience. Visiting Madame can be a great option for those looking for a day out on Bluewaters Island. 

Visit Cove Beach

Cove Beach is a wonderful place to spend a summer day. The water is crystal clear, and the beach is wide and sandy. There are plenty of amenities nearby, so you can easily spend the whole day there without running out of things to do.

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Caesars Palace at Bluewaters Dubai is a luxurious, world-class destination that offers everything required for a contemporary lifestyle. From top-notch shopping and entertainment to unforgettable family outings, this one-of-a-kind destination has it all. If you're looking to spend a day or night out in style or take a break from the ordinary, Caesars Palace is sure to impress.

3. Bluewaters Restaurants

As the sun begins to set, the city's skyline comes alive with a spectrum of colors. Against this beautiful backdrop, Bluewaters Island is a sight to behold. The contemporary island resort features some of Dubai's best restaurants, each with its own unique taste and views. For those looking for waterfront dining or beachfront sitting with some delicious food, explore our top 4 recommendations for restaurants in Bluewaters.

The Pods

Private dining at The Pods is a unique experience that offers guests complete privacy and incredible views of the skyline and Arabian Gulf. The restaurant features multiple pods open for dinner and lunch, with the perfect seating plan including stunning pan-Asian dishes (Asian, Chinese, Thai, and Japanese food).

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Dubai

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Dubai, is one of the city's most luxurious and acclaimed restaurants. Offering American cuisine with a twist, this trendy hotspot is perfect for special occasions or just a night out on beautiful Bluewaters Island. Here is a schedule:

  • Breakfast             7 am - 10.30 am
  • Lunch                  12.30 pm - 3.00 pm
  • Dinner                  6 pm - 12 am 
  • Sat Brunch          12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Sun Roast           12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Selfish Bull

Although it offers stunning 360-degree views of the city skyline, Dubai's Bluewaters Island is not all about looks. The restaurants in this beautiful waterfront development are truly amazing and worth considering visiting with their unique menus and intimate settings. The Selfish Bull is an American dining spot that offers multiple dishes, including oysters, chili garlic shrimp, salads, caviar, and classic steaks.

The London Project

The London Project is a new high-end restaurant on Dubai's Bluewaters Island. The restaurant offers British cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Highlights of the menu include seared beef carpaccio with truffle mayonnaise, pan-fried dover sole with brown butter sauce, and strawberry millefeuille with pistachio cream. The restaurant has an open kitchen and a dining area that can accommodate up to 140 guests.

4. Properties in Bluewaters Island Dubai

The exclusive community offers contemporary living right on the water's edge, with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. From beautiful penthouses to lavish apartments, there are multiple properties to choose from on Bluewaters Island.

To Buy

There are numerous options for those looking for properties for sale in Bluewaters, a prestigious community, ranging from 1 to 4-bedroom apartments.

Latest Apartments for Sale in Bluewaters 

Searching for your dream home in the right location can be tough, but we're here to help. Check out our latest listings for apartments for sale in Bluewaters, where you can find the perfect place to call your own. Whether you're looking for a cozy one-bedroom or a spacious three-bedroom, we have something for everyone.

Latest Townhouses for Sale in Bluewaters

Looking for a brand new townhouse in Bluewaters? We've got just what you're looking for! Our latest townhouses for sale are located in the heart of Bluewaters, just steps away from the beach. With beautiful ocean views and a variety of floor plans to choose from, these townhouses are perfect for anyone looking for a brand new home in this idyllic beach town.

Latest Penthouses for Sale in Bluewaters

Find your dream home today in Bluewaters. With stunning views and a luxurious atmosphere, our penthouses for sale are perfect for those who want the best of the best. If you're interested in buy penthouse in Bluewaters, check our current listings. We would be happy to help you find the perfect property for your needs.

To Rent

As one of the most luxurious waterfront developments in Dubai, Bluewaters Island offers some wonderful properties to rent in Bluewaters as well.

Latest Apartments for Rent in Bluewaters 

Bluewaters is a world-renowned residential destination that offers a unique and luxurious lifestyle. The apartments for rent in Bluewaters are designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and style and are perfect for those who want to experience the very best that life has to offer.

Bluewaters Island Dubai Property Tours

At LuxuryProperty.com, we provide some of the finest video property tours to our interested investors. 

5. Nearby Communities

As the Exclusive Developer and Operator of Bluewaters Island, Meraas is proud to introduce a new addition to Dubai’s coastline, an iconic, waterfront destination that offers residents and visitors unrivaled luxury and lifestyle experiences. With its central location off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and easy access from Sheikh Zayed Road, it is close to Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Bluewaters Island is the perfect place to enjoy the sun-soaked weather that Dubai is known for. And with homes, shops, hotels, beaches, parks, and other visitor attractions all on one island—as well as stunning views of both the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf—it’s no wonder this latest development has been so eagerly anticipated.