Bluewaters, Dubai (Blue Water Island)

Bluewaters Island, which translates as Blue Water Island (arabic name: جزيرة بلو ووترز) is an island in Dubai, which is one of the main tourist city attractions.

Bluewaters Island is an artificial man-made island that was built between May 2013 and November 2018.

Blue Water Island has a convenient location. It is located off the coast of the Persian Gulf of Dubai, close to the famous Dubai Marina Beach (in 400 meters / 1300 feet from the coastline) and the developed Dubai Marina area, with which the island represents a single and popular tourist area.

Bluewaters Island has excellent transport accessibility, it is connected to the shore by a transport bridge, and the Bluewaters bridge, a pedestrian bridge, about 300 meters long, connects the island with Dubai Marina beach. The pedestrian bridge itself is an attraction and one of the observation decks in Dubai. More about the Bluewaters Bridge…

Today, Bluewaters Island has a developed infrastructure that combines entertainment, hotel, residential and retail areas, representing a lively place for recreation and leisure. There is also a mosque on the island.

Thanks to this, the island is very popular among visitors to the region and is one of the pearls of Dubai.

Attractions and places of Blue Waters Island in Dubai

The dominant feature of Blue Water Island is the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel, known as the Eye of Dubai or the Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai), which is 250 meters (820 feet) tall, making it the tallest in the world .

Ain Dubai has 48 closed cabins with panoramic windows. The wheel makes a full circle in 30 minutes.

While driving, the Ferris wheel provides panoramic views of Dubai and beyond, including visible: the Persian Gulf, Bluewaters Island itself, the coast of Dubai, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago, Burj Khalifa skyscraper and the famous hotel-sail Burj al Arab booking

More about Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel…

At the base of the Ferris wheel there is a walking and entertainment area with seating areas, a fountain, a square, commercial establishments, cafes and restaurants.

Near the wheel and along part of the shore of the Bluewaters Island there is a embankment, which is both a great place not only for walking, but also an observation deck (View point Bluewaters Island), which offers views of the bay, the beach and part of Dubai Marina.

From the island's waterfront, as well as from the Dubai Marina beach, in the evenings you can watch fireworks and various shows, including laser and drone shows, which sometimes take place over the bay. More about Dubai Marina beach with drone show video…

Blue Waters Island Entertainment Zone also includes a coastal shopping and entertainment complex with restaurants, shops and entertainment, including, but not limited to, TR88HOUSE entertainment center, entertainment complex with Brass Monkey bar and Madame Tussauds, which displays wax figures of world stars of cinema, sports, politics, fashion and show business.

In the open air, on the street between the shopping and entertainment areas, there is a small skating rink, you can ride in a tourist train and walk between the Dubai Super Trees - metal structures that vaguely resemble large trees, which are highlighted in the dark.

The street with Dubai super trees is called "Dubai Singapore".

In addition to entertainment and shopping, Bluewater Island is a residential and hotel area with a beach.

The beautiful sandy beach has all the necessary amenities. The beach area is private and belongs to beach clubs, hotels and apartments.

Here is 5-star Caesars Palace Dubai with private beach and green areas, pools, spa, restaurants, bar and playground for the active recreation. The hotel suites offer sea views. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to hotel booking

If desired, without booking a hotel room, you can visit the beach club for a fee.

There is also a beach club on the island Cove Beach. Access to the beach club is chargeable.

From apartments on Bluewaters Island

Luxe 3 BR Oceanfront Apt with maids room in the heart of Bluewaters Island with 4 bedrooms

Comfy & Spacious 3 BR condo w maids room mins from Ain Dubai with 4 bedrooms

Contemporary & comfy 2BR Condo in Bluewaters Island with 2 bedrooms and sea view

Bluewaters - Upgraded 2 Bedroom Suites with Ain Dubai View By VIP Castles with 2 bedrooms

All accommodation facilities in Dubai, including on Bluewaters Island, in Dubai Marina, near beaches, in the city center and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here booking

Practical information

Bluewaters Island and Dubai Marina Beach become especially popular on New Year's Eve, when one of the most exciting events in Dubai can be seen from the island and the beach - fireworks at 00:00.

Bluewater Island Address: Dubai, Bluewaters Island.

GPS coordinates: 25°04'46.7"N 55°07'20.8"E (25.079633, 55.122455).

Learn about events on the island, as well as fireworks, shows, etc. in the bay near the island, you can visit the Bluewaters Island website:

The island is open 24 hours a day. Access is free.

You can get to the island by taxi, car, public buses, tram, ferry or metro.

There is a ferry pier directly on the island. Ferry routes: FR1 and BM3.

Nearest tram stop: Jumeirah Beach Residence 2.

Nearest metro station: "DMCC Metro Station" (red line). You should first go to the channel of Dubai Marina, then cross the channel along the bridge and follow to the beach, through which you can go along convenient decks to the Bluewaters pedestrian bridge, leading directly to Bluewaters Island.

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