5 Best Things to Do in Dubai Marina - 2023
Dubai Marina is perhaps the most vibrant community in Dubai, with its picturesque skyline, beautiful boardwalk and thriving waterfront locations. It is also very well connected to the rest of the city via the main highway of Sheikh Zayed Road and other transport links, making it a must-visit for anyone living in the city. Everyone is familiar with the massive yacht marina from which the district derives its name, or the stunning beach at the neighbouring sub-community of JBR. However, there are a few activities you can indulge in that not many people are aware of. Here are 5 things that you perhaps did not know you could do at Dubai Marina.
Top 5 Things to Do in Dubai Marina - Places, Restaurants & More
|1. Sunset at Pure Sky Lounge||2. Cruise on a Traditional Dhow|
|3.Camel Ride on JBR Beach||4.Dinner at Pier 7|
Sunset at Pure Sky Lounge
At Pure Sky Lounge in Dubai, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Dubai sunset, all the way from the 35th floor of the Hilton Hotel in JBR. This bar has 2 terraces as well as an indoor dining room and sitting area. In fact, as you soak in the comforting surroundings of the lounge and the panoramas stretching out in front of you, you might get the sensation of time standing completely still. The Pure Sky Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere and allows you to indulge in a great evening with friends.
Cruise on a Traditional Dhow
While the majority of the cruise trips tend to be lengthy affairs after sunset that often involve dinner and a show, this great offering only takes up an hour and can be experienced at any time of the day. It’s also a great experience for visitors to the city, swapping out the sleek yachts they might be used to for a more traditional Arabian sailing vessel. Departing every hour from Dubai Marina, the extremely spacious dhow allows for voyagers to sprawl out on bean bags as it makes its way through the waterways of the marina, showing off the incredible architecture and scenery of the area.
Camel Ride on JBR Beach
The regular visitors may also have noticed vendors offering camel rides. To make the experience even more unique, the camels are covered with traditional garments and colorful tassels. While from the outside this may be nothing special, the camel ride is perhaps one of the most traditional activities that can be experienced in the city, and is a quick way to take in a slice of local culture. Perhaps riding a camel in the desert would be more authentic, but one can’t deny the charm of bobbing up and down on this majestic beast while enjoying the stunning beauty of the beach.
Dinner at Pier 7
Pier 7, has established itself as one of the city’s most exclusive dining destinations, with full-floor restaurants covering each of its seven levels. From Asian to Mediterranean and contemporary Latin American, Pier 7 gives your taste buds a world tour in a gourmet setting. You can opt to experience the stunning indoor seating of each restaurant, or sit on the wide terraces where you can enjoy sweeping vistas of the Marina district over dinner and a few drinks. and if you really want to take your dining experience to the next level then head to Atelier M, which spans the top 3 levels of Pier 7, including a spectacular rooftop lounge.
This is an experience worth mentioning again. The zipline, which starts at Amwaj Towers and ends on the terrace of the Dubai Marina Mall, really is unlike any other activity around the city. Equipped with ‘Superman’ harnesses, you will be belly down 170 meters above the ground, while you soar through the Dubai Marina on the world’s longest zipline. At XLine, you will enjoy unparalleled thrills and with the option to ride in tandem, you can take a friend or loved one along for the ride as well.
All images are courtesy of the establishments and companies mentioned. Dhow image courtesy of Al Wasl Dhow Cruises.
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