Dubai Marina - prestigious area with a canal, beach, entertainment, skyscrapers

Dubai Marina (arabic name: دبي مارينا) is an exquisite area in Dubai, located on the coastal strip of the Persian Gulf and is one of the steepest coastal complexes in the world, which is called a "city within a city" and an "artificial city".

Dubai Marina is one of the hearts of attraction in Dubai, where something is constantly happening and all conditions are created not only for life, but also for recreation: places for walking, shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment.

In Dubai Marina there are: a man-made bay-channel with a fashionable marina, an embankment with a large shopping complex Dubai Marina Mall and skyscrapers in which residential apartments are located and hotels, Jumeirah Beach Residence with a waterfront boulevard, as well as the popular Dubai Marina Beach with all the amenities and entertainment.

Canal Dubai Marina

The Dubai Marina Channel or Dubai Marina Bay is an artificial channel that originates and flows into the waters of the Persian Gulf, thereby cutting a piece of land and creating an island.

The canal stretches for three kilometers, has emerald green waters, flanked by a promenade lined with some of the tallest, not to mention some of the most architecturally impressive, residential skyscraper towers in the world.

There is a fashionable marina on the canal.

There are ferry piers along the canal. Ferries can be used to reach Dubai Marina from other points along the coastline of Dubai.

You can travel along the Dubai Marina Canal by water bus, which is a public city transport and runs from 10:00 to 22:00 every 15 minutes between different stations of Dubai Marina.

You can also take a boat trip on a pleasure boat or book an individual cruise on a yacht. Public cruises depart every hour from the Marina promenade.

A traditional Arabic dhow boat ride around the pier or take a trip to Palm Jumeirah and back.

Above the channel of Dubai Marina there are bridges connecting the banks of the channel and having roadways and pedestrian areas.

The bridges offer views of the canal and skyscrapers rising on both sides of the canal, some of which create the illusion of overhanging the waters of the canal.

Along the winding canal runs the Dubai Marina Promenade - the waterfront, which is a place for walking and relaxing. There are places for recreation, several children's playgrounds, an abundance of restaurants and cafes.

There is a small dancing musical fountain on the canal embankment.

Also located along the canal: large Dubai Marina Mall shopping complex with a children's play center; the Masjid Al Rahim Mosque, opened in October 2013 and accommodating up to 2,000 people.

The Dubai Marina Canal offers one of the most thrilling adrenaline experiences in Dubai, the 1 kilometer Zipline (XLine Dubai Marina), billed as "the city's longest zipline".

A zipline connects the 44th floor of one of the Dubai Marina towers (the 170-meter Amwaj tower in Jumeirah Beach Residence) on one side, with the Dubai Marina Mall on the other.

The flight passes over the waters of the canal, while developing a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour.

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From the best canal hotels in Dubai Marina

5-star Address Dubai Marina with an infinity pool, restaurants and direct access to the Dubai Marina Mall. Link to hotel booking

5-star InterContinental Dubai Marina, an IHG Hotel with an outdoor pool, 9 restaurants and a bar. Link to hotel booking

5-star Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai with panoramic canal views, personal butler service, outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, restaurants and bars. Link to hotel booking

4-star Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel And Suites features an outdoor pool, full service suites and restaurants serving a variety of modern and innovative cuisines. Link to hotel booking

Jumeirah Beach Residence

Jumeirah Beach Residence (abbreviated JBR, arabic name: مساكن شاطئ جميرا) is part of Dubai Marina and is located between the canal and Dubai Marina Beach.

Jumeirah Beach Residence is a block of skyscrapers and a waterfront boulevard dotted with restaurants and shops; there is also The Beach shopping center and an open-air arcade and entertainment area.

Dubai Marina beach

Dubai Marina beach is a public beach near the waters of the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina, which has a length of 1.7 kilometers and is one of the most comfortable beaches in Dubai, which also makes it one of the most popular beaches in the city.

The beach is sandy, clean and well maintained, has all the necessary infrastructure.

Lifeguards are on duty on the beach, there are free toilets and showers; paid sun loungers and parasols in beach clubs; a playground for children and a small park area; a large floating water park, a water playground "Splash Pad", water activities and sports are available.

Near the beach there are cafes and restaurants, including those with direct access to the beach. More about Dubai Marina Beach…

Although Dubai Marina Beach is public, there are hotels on it that have their own beach areas (there are partially fenced areas of the beach) with sun loungers and parasols and direct access to the beach. Also in these hotels are outdoor pools, restaurants and other amenities; some hotels have gardens or surrounding areas.

From hotels

5-star resort hotel Address Beach Resort booking

5-star resort hotel Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort booking

5-star resort hotel Rixos Premium Dubai JBR booking

5-star resort hotel Hilton Dubai Jumeirah booking

5-star resort hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai booking

5-star resort hotel Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection booking

4-star resort hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach booking

The Blue Waters Pedestrian Bridge, about 300 meters long, originates from Dubai Marina Beach, which links the beach with the artificial Blue Water Island (Bluewaters), which houses the world's highest Ferris wheel Ain Dubai, as well as the "little Singapore" street, entertainment areas, shopping and a beach with beach clubs. More about Bluewaters Island…

Practical information

Dubai Marina coordinates: 25°04'52.0"N 55°08'38.0"E (25.081111, 55.143889).

You can get to Dubai Marina at taxi, car, public bus, tram, metro or ferry.

Tram stops: Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 and Jumeirah Beach Residence 2.

Metro stations: DMCC Metro Station and Sobha Realty Metro Station (red line).

You can visit Dubai Marina by taking a tour on the famous red open top Hop-On Hop-Off bus with a multilingual audio guide. There are tours for 1, 2 and 3 days, as well as a tour + dhow cruise. View and book a tour here →

All accommodation facilities in Dubai, including Dubai Marina, near the beaches, in the center of Dubai and further away from them, you can view and book here booking

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