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A Complete Guide To Dubai Marina

A Complete Guide To Dubai Marina

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Dubai Marina at night

The spectacular Dubai Marina occupies a 3 km (2 mile) stretch of Dubai’s Persian Gulf shoreline. It’s home to unique shops, incredible hotels, amazing restaurants, and is filled with gorgeous luxury yachts. Here’s everything you need to know before visiting Dubai Marina!

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Where is Dubai Marina located?

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Dubai Marina is a luxurious waterfront neighborhood located near the famous Palm Jumeirah. It spans 3 kilometers of the Persian Gulf coastline.

Is Dubai Marina free to visit?

Dubai Marina after sunset

Yes, Dubai Marina is open to the public and free to visit.

What is so special about Dubai Marina?

yachts at Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is a unique man-made marina famous for its luxurious high-rise buildings, vibrant nightlife, a wide range of high-street stores, and fantastic entertainment options.

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Dubai Marina Mall

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Dubai Marina Mall is a stunning shopping mall with four levels, 140 stores, and 21 amazing dining options. Shop at well-known brands like Aldo, Adidas Performance, Balmain, and Birkenstock.

After you’re done exploring the mall visit one of the restaurants serving international cuisine. Relish delicious food at eateries like Doner & Gyros, Indian Access, Cinnabon, Salt, and KFC.

Furthermore, Dubai Marina Mall offers two family-friendly activities — Jump N Fun indoor soft play center and Reel Cinema.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Dubai Marina Beach

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Dubai Marina Beach is one of the two main beaches in this area. The other one is The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). It’s a great place for relaxing, swimming, jet skiing, picnicking, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Plus, the beach offers lovely views of Blue Waters Island and Ain Dubai.

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Zero Gravity Beach Club

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Zero Gravity Beach Club is Dubai’s party hotspot that welcomes 40,000 guests through its doors every month. Soak up the sunshine, book a Killa Grilla BBQ on the sand, or chill out on a large day bed. At night, the club transforms into a vibrant party place that features acclaimed musicians and DJs.

Dress Code: smart casual attire

Entry Fee: 150 AED for one person (50 AED redeemable for food/drinks), 250 AED for a couple (75 AED consumable), 100 AED (25 AED consumable) for a child 4+ years old — these are Sunday-Thursday prices. Weekend prices are slightly higher — 250 AED for a single person (100 AED consumable), 450 AED for couples (150 AED consumable), and 175 AED for a child (75 AED consumable).

Address: Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone – King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

The Beach & Dubai Marina Walk

Dubai Marina sign
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The Beach is another popular beach in the Dubai Marina area. It features soft white sand and turquoise waters. Visit Bla Bla Dubai, the ultimate day-to-night venue or rent a day bed and tan at Sea Breeze. To make things even better, the lovely beach is surrounded by an array of unique shops and restaurants.

While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Dubai Marina Walk, a bustling promenade with long stretches of palm trees. The best time to take a stroll here is right after sunset!

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Are Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Mall the same?

No, Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Mall are not the same. The largest mall in the world with more than 1,200 fabulous shops is Dubai Mall. It’s close to the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building — one of the top destinations to visit in the United Arab Emirates.

Shop at exclusive stores like Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Armani, and Chanel. Moreover, the majority of the restaurants at Dubai Mall are on our list of the top 10 restaurants in Dubai, so be sure to check them out while you’re there!

You can also visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo to learn more about the wonderful aquatic world and see more than 400 sharks and rays and a magnificent saltwater crocodile. The fun doesn’t stop here! Visitors can battle zombies in a challenging VR game at VR Park Dubai, relax with a nice movie at Reel Cinemas, and go ice skating at the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink. For more details read our guide to Dubai Mall!

What are the best restaurants at Dubai Marina?

The best restaurants at Dubai Marina:

  • Asia Asia Dubai Marina;

  • Carluccio’s – Italian Restaurant in Dubai Marina;

  • The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, Dubai Marina;

  • Abd El Wahab, Dubai Marina;

  • Zafran Indian Bistro – Dubai Marina Mall;

  • Nando’s Marina Walk;

  • Habib Beirut, Dubai Marina.

What are the best hotels at Dubai Marina?

The best places to stay near Dubai Marina:

Where is Dubai Marina Station located?

Near Interchange 5 of Sheikh Zayed Road.

What is The Marina Promenade?

It’s a cluster of six residential towers in Dubai Marina, opposite the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

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