Perhaps Dubai’s most vibrant community, Dubai Marina is an extensive waterfront development located on the western end of Dubai, accessible via Sheikh Zayed Road or the Dubai Metro.
Spanning 50 million sq. ft., this affluent neighborhood is famed for its skyscraper residential addresses and plenty of entertainment charms for everyone to indulge in. Developed by Emaar Properties, this meticulously-planned community offers Riviera-style living making it one of the most sought-after districts surpassing Dubai’s other popular neighborhoods.
With more than 200 residential towers spread over 10 districts, residents are afforded with an immense variety of residential options to choose from, starting with exclusive luxury apartments to a limited number of marvelous villas. The beautiful apartments range between one and five bedrooms, while the incredible villas come in three and four-bedroom arrangements. These remarkable residences exemplify refined waterfront living and are set against the backdrop of the Marina, rewarding residents with picturesque panoramas of Dubai’s stunning skyline and the dynamic cityscape.
The focal point of the district is the eponymous marina, a beautiful man-made bay that stretches across the center of the district and leads out to the Arabian Gulf. It contains yacht docking berths and is surrounded by a winding retail and dining promenade. Some of the top attractions include Dubai Marina Mall, the beach that is just a few short steps away, and the immensely popular boardwalk known as The Walk, a great outdoor area where residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll or evening runs.
The Dubai Marina Mall is a four-level shopping center featuring 130 individual outlets. Though relatively small compared to Dubai’s other shopping malls, it covers a great collection of high-end fashion boutiques, waterfront dining with a wealth of fine dining restaurant choices, a supermarket and beverage outlets, a kid’s play area, and an impressive six-screen movie theater.
Located adjacent to JBR, Dubai Marina enjoys easy access to famous tourist landmarks like the striking Burj Khalifa, other bustling districts such as Downtown Dubai, and the magnificent island development of Palm Jumeirah. This man-made archipelago is built on reclaimed land and follows the shape of a stylized palm tree. It is home to some of the city’s finest residences and the most luxurious resorts such as Atlantis The Palm, Kempinski Hotel & Residences, and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
From a world-beating selection of gourmet restaurants, charming cafes, high-end retails shops, to a myriad of superb educational and healthcare facilities, it has everything one could as for in an all-encompassing community. It truly is a top choice for the stylish and the sophisticated.
The essence of contemporary urban living flows through Dubai Marina. On any given day, you might come across young singles and couples taking a jog around the marina bay, families spending quality time at the beach, or a throng of shoppers at Marina Mall.
Encircling the perimeter of the marina, the Marina Walk is a sweeping parade of restaurants, cafés and shops. It is one of the main hubs of activity in the Marina district, and is also a popular outdoor fitness venue for many residents.
The primary shopping and entertainment destination in the area, Marina Mall contains a mix of high-end and mid-range retail outlets. It is located on one end of the Marina Walk, and has several restaurants with a lovely waterfront view.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘gourmet tower’, Pier 7 is a 7-storey tower located by the waterfront, and close to Dubai Marina Mall, which houses a different fine dining restaurant on each of its levels. A glass-fronted façade and cylindrical shape grants diners gorgeous 360° panoramas of the marina and the Dubai skyline.
While Dubai doesn’t yet have a Michelin star restaurant of its own, many celebrated chefs have opened restaurants in the city, several of them in Dubai Marina. Among them are: Rhodes W1 by Gary Rhodes, Indego by Vineet Bhatia, Marina Social by Jason Atherton and Pots, Pans & Boards by Tom Aikens.