Fun And Groovy Facts You Didn’t Know About Dubai Marina!

Fun And Groovy Facts You Didn’t Know About Dubai Marina!
Facts You Didn’t Know About Dubai Marina
Fun And Groovy Facts You Didn’t Know About Dubai Marina!
So, what is Dubai Marina? In short, it is a beautiful artificial canal city, whose design is based on Vancouver’s False Creek. Now that you know, you’re not entirely surprised, are you? Dubai is well known, after all, for creating marvelous things out of nothing. The three-kilometer long Dubai Marina that stretches parallel to Dubai’s coastline is living proof of this. Many exciting things happen at the Dubai Marina – amazing cruises, great shopping, shows, festivals, music concerts – the list is endless. Here you’ll find the city’s top restaurants, entertainment complexes and the world’s tallest apartment buildings, each with a million-dollar view! Want to know more? Yes!


How the Desert and the Sea Came Together To Create the Dubai Marina

Yes, it’s a romantic tale of how two ancient bodies came together to make something so modern and unique in design. Dubai Marina’s developers literally cut through the desert to create a 3 kilometer long central waterway. Then they brought in the waters of the Persian Gulf to the site, to create a magnificent artificial canal. They also built 8 kilometers of beautifully landscaped public walkways, making the Dubai Marina a romantic destination for many.

The Splendid Things to See On the Dubai Marina

You can see fabulous views along the beach of the amazing Palm Jumeirah Islands and its spreading fronds. The magnificent Jumeirah Beach Residence is a splendid sight on the Dubai Marina, as is the lovely Masjid Al Rahim mosque. Several landscaped lawns, many walks and paths leading to the water, top restaurants, markets, entertainment centers, outdoor recreation spots and boutiques – they are all located along the Dubai Marina.

The Fabulous Things to Do On the Dubai Marina!

1. Cruise the waterfront!

How about a dhow cruise Dubai Marina? Dhow cruises, speed boat trips, yacht trips, and houseboat cruises – cruise the waters on any of these vessels. The result is sheer magic. Get a googly eyeful of the marina’s futuristic buildings and a close up of the Palm Jumeirah islands. You’ll obtain a unique perspective of the sail-shaped Burj-Al-Arab and the wave-shaped Atlantis the Palm hotel.
Take a night cruise and experience the breathtaking views of the marina all lit up for the night. Onboard entertainment, a slow drag on a hookah, some fabulous 5-star food and you’re all set to feel like a Sheikh yourself. Experience the glorious desert sunset, and watch Dubai’s majestic buildings reflected in the waters of the Persian Gulf at night. For thrill seekers, a speed boat ride offers the thrill of a lifetime, as it curves around the marina and speeds along Dubai’s most iconic sights.

2. Get Beachy!

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) on Dubai Marina is a luxury hotel and spa complex contained in four elaborate plazas. Each of these plazas has its own private beach, with the bulk of the beach shared between the Hilton and Sheraton hotels. The residential community is housed within 40 towers that comprise of 6000 apartments and penthouses. Go beachy mad at JBR, enjoying its amazing luxuries and state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll never have a better beach experience anywhere else!

3. Walk The Walk

The Walk at JBR is all of 1.7-kilometers. The walk is lined with over 300 properties, comprising of boutiques, department stores, restaurants, clothing stores, cafes and gyms. Walk the JBR walk and talk the JBR talk as you shop, eat, get a makeover done and do your sit-ups.

4. View The Views!

Some of the best views over the Dubai Marina are from the top of the Al Sahab waterfront twin tower residence block. A block of super-tall skyscrapers are located on the marina’s western side, including the Princess Tower. These buildings form a majestic backdrop to the Dubai marina, with each offering unbeatable views. The Waterfront Promenade offers scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Lined with luxury cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars, the cobbled promenade sees thousands of visitors every day.

5. Shop The Shops!

The 20 meter long Marina Quays waterfront is lined with incredibly luxurious shops. The star of the hour though is the Dubai Marina Mall that sports 140 retail outlets featuring high-street brands. It is one of Dubai’s largest shopping malls. The mall comprises six-screen Reel Cinemas, kids’ entertainment area and every possible high-end facility you need!

6. Dine On Fine Dinners!

The Dubai Marina is endowed with an enviable assortment of cafes, restaurants and bars. The quintessential luxurious setting of the Dubai Marina makes dining here an absolute privilege. The incredible views and the scintillating food will keep you spellbound and coming for home. Here are some of the fab restaurants at the Dubai Marina - Reem Al-Bawadi (Lebanese), Mir Amin (Lebanese), Massimo's Italian Restaurant and Buddha Bar (Continental).

7. Live The Dubai Marina Lifestyle!

Dubai Marina is actually referred to as ‘New Dubai’, due to its stylish waterfront living and chic urban lifestyle. The marina is close to Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road; this makes it a central place, connected to the rest of Dubai. Flanked by Jebel Ali Port on one side and Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City on the other, the Marina is a formidable city on its own. Dubai Marina beckons thrill and adventure seekers by the hordes. The Dubai Marina Yacht Club with its rows of expensive yachts calls them there. So does Skydive Dubai and innumerable adventure cruises and water activities sports centers. Dubai Marina’s famous stylish residential apartments and 5-star hotels give the place an unbeatable class. Is it any wonder that a large horde of westerners have made Dubai Marina their abode?

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