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A comprehensive guide to the Dubai Marina

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The spectacular Dubai Marina occupies a 3 km (2 mile) stretch of Dubai Persian Gulf shoreline. It houses unique shops, amazing hotels, fantastic restaurants and is full of beautiful luxury yachts. Here you are everything you need to know before the visit Dubai Marina!

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Where is Dubai Marina located?

Dubai Marina is an upscale waterfront neighborhood located near the famous Palm Jumeirah. It stretches for 3 kilometers of the coast of the Persian Gulf.

Is Dubai Marina free to visit?

Dubai Marina after sunset

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

What’s so special about Dubai Marina?

yachts in Dubai Marina

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

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Dubai Marina Mall

a couple of purchases

The Dubai Marina Mall is a stunning mall with four levels, 140 shops and 21 outstanding dining options. Shop at well-known brands such as Aldo, Adidas Performance, Balmain and Birkenstock.

After exploring the mall, visit one of the restaurants serving international cuisine. Taste the delicious food in restaurants like Doner & Gyros, Indian Access, Cinnabon, Salt and KFC.

Additionally, the Dubai Marina Mall offers two family-friendly activities: Jump in and enjoy indoor soft play center e Film reel.

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

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Dubai Marina beach

a beach in Dubai Marina
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Dubai Marina Beach is one of the two main beaches in this area. The other is The beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). It is a great place to relax, swim, water skihave picnics, sunbathe and snorkeling. In addition, the beach offers beautiful views of Blue Waters Island and Ain Dubai.

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Zero gravity beach club

people with glasses of mojito in hand

Zero Gravity Beach Club is Dubai’s party hotspot which welcomes 40,000 guests every month. Soak up the sun, book a Guild Grid Barbecue on the sand, or relax on a large sofa bed. At night, the club transforms into a lively party venue that features famous musicians and DJs.

Dress code: smart casual wear

Entry fee: AED 150 for one person (AED 50 refundable for food/drinks), AED 250 for a couple (AED 75 consumables), AED 100 (AED 25 consumables) for a child over 4 years old: these are the prices from Sunday to Thursday. Weekend prices are slightly higher: AED 250 for a single person (AED 100 consumables), AED 450 for couples (AED 150 consumables) and AED 175 for a child (AED 75 consumables).

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

Dubai beach and 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 Dubaithe perfect spot for day and night or hire a sun lounger and work on your tan Sea breeze. To make things even better, the lovely beach is surrounded by a number of unique shops and restaurants.

While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Dubai Marina promenade, a bustling seafront with long stretches of palm trees. The best time to take a walk here is just 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 shopping mall in the world with more than 1,200 fabulous shops is Dubai Mall. It’s close to spectacular Burj Khalifathe tallest building in the world, one of the top destination to visit in UAE.

Shop in exclusive shops such as Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Armani and Chanel. Also, most of the restaurants in Dubai Mall are on our list of top 10 restaurants in Dubai, so be sure to try them while you’re there!

You can also visit Dubai Aquarium and 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 there! Visitors can battle zombies in a challenging VR game on VR Park Dubairelax with a good movie a Film reeland go ice skating at Olympic size Dubai Ice Rink. For more details read our guide to the Dubai Mall!

What are the best restaurants in Dubai Marina?

Best restaurants in 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;

  • Marina di Nando walk;

  • Habib Beirut, Dubai Marina.

What are the best hotels in Dubai Marina?

Best places to stay near Dubai Marina:

  • Marina View hotel apartments;

  • City Première Marina Hotel Apartments;

  • Dream Inn Dubai – Park Island;

  • Barceló Residences Dubai Marina;

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach;

  • Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments.

Where is Dubai Marina station located?

Near Junction 5 Sheikh Zayed Road.

What is the Lungomare Marina?

It is a group of six residential towers in Dubai Marina, facing the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

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