Dubai Marina Stadtteil

Dubai Marina - Dubai's popular Yacht District

Explore one of the most modern and popular districts in Dubai: Dubai Marina. In this article you will learn everything there is to know about Dubai Marina. We also show you the best activities, the most popular restaurants and the most beautiful hotels in Dubai Marina.

Top 3 Attractions in Dubai Marina

The Dubai Marina district

Dubai Marina is a district in Dubai located a few kilometers southwest of the city center. It is often called the "new Dubai".

The district takes its name from a four-kilometer-long canal that runs through the quarter. The curved canal was artificially created. With the excavation of the canal in 2003, the creation of a new quarter began. Before 2003, nothing could be seen there except miles of desert and sand. After the completion of the canal, more and more luxurious skyscrapers, apartments and hotels were built around the canal. And still today, there are daily constructions of more imposing buildings and luxurious hotels.
Today, the Cayan Tower, DAMAC Heights, The Torch, and the Princess Tower are among the most famous buildings in Dubai Marina.

The Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), one of the largest holiday resorts with over 40 high-rise buildings, is also part of the Dubai Marina. With an area of two million square meters, it is the largest residential complex in the world.

Der Dubai Marina Walk bei Nacht
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What makes Dubai Marina so unique?

The Dubai Marina district is one of the most famous and popular areas in the whole of Dubai. And not without reason. Because the district is characterized by its breathtaking, western-style skyline. Here, more than 200 skyscrapers, luxurious buildings, and architecturally very appealing buildings are piled up.

Promenade "The Walk"

Especially in the evening, many people cavort in Dubai Marina. Whether for a walk directly at the promenade or for a visit to a restaurant, bar, or club.
Because along the artificial canal in the beautiful pedestrian promenade "The Walk". Numerous restaurants, bars, and cafés have placed themselves here. Moreover, it is surprisingly possible to eat in the restaurants at very affordable prices. Further, the sweet oriental smell of the water pipes attracts many people that can be enjoyed in many bars right at the promenade. But also many athletes take advantage of the great atmosphere right at the canal to jog, bike or walk.

Perfect location

But many visitors also come to Dubai Marina because of its perfect location. Because only a few minutes walk away is the public sandy beach "Marina Beach" and the "JBR Beach". Crystal clear water and the soft sandy beach invite you to swim, sunbathe, and take a walk along the beach.
But Dubai Marina is also more than perfect as a starting point for a sightseeing tour. Because of its two connections to the metro, the district is easy to reach.

Shopping

In addition to the numerous restaurants and bars in Dubai Marina you will find a wide variety of shopping facilities. Especially recommended is the shopping mall "Marina Mall".

Yacht

But above all, the sizeable magnificent marina directly on the waterfront makes the Dubai Marina district one of the most beautiful spots in Dubai. From there you can watch very luxurious yachts, and of course, you can rent your yacht or smaller boats and sail through Dubai Marina.

The best activities in Dubai Marina

In Dubai Marina, there are many things that you should not miss in any case. You can find out what activities these are here:

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    Dubai Marina Walk

    The Dubai Marina Walk attracts a large number of people in the evening as well as during the day. Whether in the morning at sunset or in the evening for a walk, the Walk invites you to stroll and marvel all day long. Watch the many yachts coming in and out and the magnificent skyscrapers that are built around the promenade.

  • Dubai Marina Mall

    If you are still looking for a few beautiful summer dresses or souvenirs, you are guaranteed to find them at the Dubai Marina Mall. There you will find numerous European brands as well as some high-priced brands.

  • Eine gemietete Yacht in der Dubai Marina
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    Boat and Yacht Tour

    If you have ever been to Dubai Marina, there is one thing you should definitely experience: A boat tour around the Dubai Marina. No matter if you are on a speedboat, a yacht or a traditional dhow. From on board of a boat you will have an unforgettable view of the many skyscrapers of Dubai Marina.

  • Smoke a Bong

    If you stroll through the marina in the evening, you can smell the sweet smell of water pipe everywhere. Look for a local restaurant right on the waterfront and enjoy the glittering lights in the marina with a water pipe.

  • Moschee in Dubai Marina
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    Attend a Mosque

    Along the promenade, there are numerous beautiful mosques. If you stroll along the marina, you have undoubtedly heard the muezzin - the exclamation that calls Muslims to pray. To get to know the culture a bit better, visit one of the many mosques.

  • Dubai Marina Street Food
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    Street Food Market

    Directly at the Walk, in front of the Dubai Marina Mall, there is a large street food market with extraordinary and international food and drinks during the main season. You can sit here until late at night and enjoy the great atmosphere.

  • Mit der Zipline über die Dubai Marina fliegen
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    Zipline

    For the more adventurous among you, there is also the possibility to fly over the district. With the permanently installed zipline/rope slide you fly over the city at a speed of up to 80 km/h. Whether alone or in pairs: this experience will surely remain in your memory for a long time!

5 Magnificent Restaurants in Dubai Marina

  1. Pier 7 Restaurant in Dubai Marina
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    Pier 7

    • Dubai Marina – Marina Promenade

    In the round building directly at the famous The Walk there are 7 different restaurants. On each floor you will be immersed in a culinary world. Especially recommended is the Asia Asia, which sends its visitors on a journey through Asia. While Pier 7 is the place to eat in the early evening, the individual floors are transformed into a bar with dance music around 9 pm.

  2. Sloanes Restaurant in Dubai Marina
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    Sloane’s

    • Dubai Marina – Grosvenor House

    At Sloane's Restaurants, located in Grosvenor House, a unique show cuisine awaits you. Every day, for example, wok dishes, fresh fish, various meat dishes, or pizzas are freshly prepared for you there - precisely according to your wishes!
    Our tip: Every Thursday, the "Seafood Night" takes place there.

  3. Shades

    • Dubai Marina – Address Hotel

    The Shades Lounge is located in the luxurious Address Hotel in the middle of Dubai Marina. From there you have a gigantic view of the Dubai Marina. On the terrace with infinity pool there is plenty to do in the afternoon and evening. Whether delicious smoothies, homemade lemonades, cocktails or fine cuisine - the Chillout-Lounge Shades is definitely worth a visit!

  4. Seven Sands

    • Dubai Marina – The Walk

    The Seven Sands Restaurant serves traditional Arabic specialties. A journey through the seven emirates of the UAE awaits you. Enjoy the view of the sparkling Persian Gulf while you are served by the excellent service. A specialty of this restaurant is a camel burger, which you must try!

  5. Cheesecake Factory in Dubai Marina
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    The Cheesecake Factory

    • Dubai Marina – The Walk

    Directly on the JBR, Promenade is the much loved Cheesecake Factory! A true paradise for all those with a sweet tooth and cake fanatics. Because here you can find over 50 different cheesecake specialties. From salted caramel cheesecake to fruity mango-lemon cheesecake: everyone is guaranteed to find something here! Ideal for the small - or also big hunger - in between.

The most beautiful hotels in Dubai Marina

  • Wyndham Dubai Marina

    • Dubai Marina

    The Wyndham Hotel is located at the top of the Dubai Marina. Due to its excellent location, the Ain Dubai on Bluewaters as well as the sandy beach JBR Beach and the pedestrian promenade The Walk at the Dubai Marina are only a few minutes' walk away.
    Most of the rooms have a unique view of the Dubai Marina and the Persian Gulf. From some rooms, you can even see the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. Besides the great location and the view, the hotel also convinces the points service, breakfast buffet/restaurant, and cleanliness.

    Unique for this Hotel in Dubai Marina

    • View of the Dubai Marina
    • A few minutes walk from the beach and AIN Dubai
    • Outdoor pool with pool bar
    • Exclusive breakfast buffet

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  • Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina
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    Grosvenor House Dubai

    • Dubai Marina

    The Grosvenor House in Dubai is a luxury hotel that truly dominates the skyline of the Dubai Marina. It is one of the best hotels of the Dubai Marina, which makes your holiday unforgettable. Besides numerous well-known bars and restaurants such as the Bar 44 or the Buddha Bar, there is a weekly buffet with seafood. But that's not all: In addition to the culinary highlights, the hotel also houses one of the best spas in Dubai. But also for all party lovers there is a lot on offer. Because the Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina has several different bars and clubs.

    Unique for this Hotel in Dubai Marina

    • Panoramic view of the Dubai Marina
    • Extensive range of exclusive restaurants
    • Outdoor pool
    • Hotel's own beach

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  • Radisson Blu, Dubai Marina

    • Dubai Marina

    The Radisson Blu Residence is ideal for all discoverers among you. Only 15 minutes walk to the famous Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina and 5 minutes walk to the nearest metro station: an ideal starting point to explore Dubai. A large outdoor terrace as well as an outdoor pool and gym are also available. The hotel's own restaurant serves Italian cuisine, while in the mornings you are pampered with a continental breakfast.

    Unique for this Hotel in Dubai Marina

    • Room with balcony and view of the Dubai Marina
    • Outdoor pool and wellness area
    • Modern design by Italian decor Matteo Nunziati

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  • Marriott Harbour Hotel in Dubai Marina
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    Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel

    • Dubai Marina

    The Marriott Harbour Hotel in Dubai Marina has many amenities to make your Dubai holiday perfect! These include a wellness area, a whirlpool as well as a large outdoor pool, a sauna and an extensive fitness area. The public bathing beach is only a few minute walk away.

    Unique for this Hotel in Dubai Marina

    • 360-view of the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah
    • Several exclusive restaurants
    • free shuttle service to numerous hotspots

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  • Der Ciel Tower in der Dubai Marina ist das höchste Hotel der Welt
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    Ciel Tower

    • Dubai Marina

    With a height of around 360 meters, the Ciel Tower will be the world's highest hotel. The building, which has won several awards, was designed by the award-winning London architect NORR. A highlight of the Ciel Tower is the glass viewing platform, which offers a 360-degree view of Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and, Bluewaters Island. The hotel is scheduled for completion in 2022.

    Unique for this Hotel in Dubai Marina

    • Viewing platform at 360 meters height
    • Swimming pool and sun deck on the roof
    • Spa area with many amenities

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Location & Approach

The Dubai Marina district is located about 25 kilometers southwest of the city center, near Interchange 5 on Sheik Zayed Road.
Dubai Marina borders directly on the well-known JBR Beach. It is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai. There are also numerous sights nearby, such as the Dubai Marina Mall, the Address Marina Hotel as well as the Emirates Golf Club and the island of Bluewaters with the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel.

The airport is also only about 45 minutes away by car. If you are dependent on public transport, Dubai Marina has two metro stations, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The tram connects Dubai Marina with Al Sufouh Road and Palm Jumeirah.
In addition, a public boat taxi brings locals and tourists to the most important places around the marina.

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