DUBAI MARINA OVERVIEW

DUBAI MARINA OVERVIEW

Dubai Marina is by far the most favored region for purchasing apartments in the UAE, leading it to be the most searched for by the internet users, outshining the other favored regions in Dubai. Being the most popular choice for the trendy and worldly-wise, makes Dubai Marina one of the most wanted areas in Dubai. This splendid region enjoys fancy towers, a vast choice of restaurants and leisure centers and last but not least, the residents can enjoy the view of the pier.

IN SHORT:

  • More than 200 fancy residential skyscrapers along with the remarkable Cayan Tower, also known as the “turning tower”
  • You can take part in the events occurring there all over the year
  • Apartments are well-suited for young professionals and small families
  • Most buildings face the wonderful outlook to the pier
  • Residential flats enjoy fancy conveniences and the most modern amenities

DISTRICT REVIEW

Dubai Marina is a very carefully designed area, having flawless roads and a beautiful waterfront full of fancy yachts which confirms the highly valued skill of the developer, Emaar Properties who could make a luxurious Riviera fashioned residential area out of a 3km coastal line and the 50 million sq. ft. region. The most significant element of this multifaceted community is a big watercourse as long as 3.5km  making the sea accessible at both sides. Future householders have a wide range of choices among chic apartments in skyscrapers facing the beautiful background of the waterfront.

PREMISES IN DUBAI MARINA

Dubai marina includes more than 200 residential high-rise buildings in 10 separate communities, in which beautiful scenery of the city and the port are common elements. Dubai Marina residential area is part of Dubai’s horizon. Inhabitants in Dubai Marina enjoy a lively lifestyle. It is designed according to the apartment lifestyle, however, some modern podium villas can be found there to satisfy investors who tend to buy villas in Dubai Marina. The apartments in Dubai Marina are as diverse as studios, 1 to 4 bedroom apartments, to fancy penthouses with 5 bedrooms or more. The expatriates and foreign investors have the possibility of freehold and full ownership of the property they buy at Dubai Marina. Sale prices for a studio start from AED 500k, 1 bedroom flats in Dubai Marina cost from AED 645k to AED 2.4M, for potential buyers. Those fancy 5 bedroom penthouses and freehold apartments are as high as AED 45M.

Young professionals, couples and small families tend to live in Dubai Marina because of its closeness to business areas such as Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City which makes their trips easier along with enjoying life by waterfront.

PARKING LOTS AND TRANSPORTATION IN DUBAI MARINA

Both owners and tenant can use the parking spaces provided for them on different floors in most residential high-rise buildings in Dubai Marina. There are also a few parking spots, such as the one near Dubai Marina Walk for those passer-by visitors. But remember, finding a parking space is not always an easy task, and most residents prefer to use the public transport to reach their destinations.

Two metro stations can be found near Marina which are: Damac Properties and DMCC. In order to avoid the rush hour in the evenings and save your time it’s wiser to use the metro to get home after work. Using the Dubai Tram is suggested to get around the area, which can take you from Jumeira Beach Residence (JBR) to Al Sofouh.

BEST HOTELS IN DUBAI MARINA

Having so much in and around the area, has made Dubai Marina an attraction for both tourists and residents. Here is a short list of the best hotels in Dubai Marina:

  • Address Dubai Marina
  • Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • La Verda Suites & Villa
  • Grosvenor House

The Address Dubai Marina, a 5-star hotel, is directly connected to Dubai Marina Mall. All the suites and rooms in this hotel face the fabulous marina and enjoy many fancy facilities including a spa, sports center, infinity pool and so on.

Another 5-star resident is Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa which faces the marina. The guests in this hotel are provided with temperature-controlled swimming pools and tennis courts as sport facilities. The dining options are as vast as 14 outlets in the hotel and also in JBR.

Offering villas and duplex penthouses makes La Verda Suites & Villa a different hotel. Guests in this hotel can use the 24-hour butler services as well as the professional child care services and activities specially planned for the younger guests.

Grosvenor House offers original, exclusive, fancy experiences which make it a luxury collection hotel including 750 guest rooms, a terrace pool and a private beach.

FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CARE

SUPERMARKETS IN DUBAI MARINA

There is a Waitrose supermarket in Dubai Marina Mall which makes it possible for the residents to do their grocery shopping there. There are some other supermarkets in Dubai Marina such as Spinneys and Al Maya which provide food and drink for the daily needs of the tenants and owners living in the district. Other outlets such as Zoom and West Zone can also be found around the area.

CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN DUBAI MARINA

Similar to all the other residential regions, there is a mosque in Dubai Marina, the Masjid Al Rahim where up to 2000 people can go there for their prayers. Welcoming worshippers since 2014, it is considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in the UAE. Residents on the lower floors of apartment buildings near a mosque can hear the call to prayer five times a day. It takes a 15 minute car ride to get to the nearest church. Shiva Temple is the nearest one which is 25 minutes far from the Bur Dubai district.

SCHOOLS IN DUBAI MARINA

Families with younger children can choose from the many nurseries in Dubai Marina which provide them with a wide range of options. The nursery which is almost near most towers is located on Dubai Marina Walk. Older children can go to the schools located in nearby districts such as Jumeira, Umm Suqeim and the Springs.

Knowledge Park provides higher education choices which takes 10 minutes from the marina community by tram.

CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN DUBAI MARINA

Residents can use medical clinics and centers in the neighborhood which are Medcare Medical Center Marina and Emirates Hospitals Clinic. Drugstores can also be spotted at normal distances around Dubai Marina.

In case of an emergency, Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital are near the Dubai Marina area in Al Barsha.

5 MOST POPULAR TOWERS IN DUBAI MARINA

It is not easy to choose the best tower when there is a wide range of options available. Here is a list of the best towers to make it easier for you.

Marina Diamonds is the most favored sub-community in the area consisting of seven residential buildings providing the owners with the best facilities and lifestyle. The average rent for studios in this popular district in Dubai Marina is about AED 55k, and the rent of a 1-bedroom apartment is from AED 48k to AED 90k. Interested families to inhabit this luxurious building can choose from among 3-bedroom apartments of which the rental price is AED 300k. the open views of the marina and the city makes this building so popular.

To make the list even shorter we can mention  Marina Pinnacle, DEC Towers, Marina First Tower and Al Shebani Residence.

NEARBY DISTRICTS

Marina is basically located in the city, near Sheikh Zayed Road, the highway connecting the seven emirates. It is located between Jumeira Lakes Towers, Dubai Media city and Jebel Ali Freezone. JBR and Palm Jumeira are also in the vicinity.

LIFESTYLE: SHOPPING, EATING OUT AND NIGHTLIFE

SHOPPING CENTERS IN DUBAI MARINA

Like other areas in Dubai, Dubai Marina Mall which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road provides the inhabitants with various choices to do their retail shopping including every thing from trendy clothes to books. The cinema located there is also very liked by the residents.

JBR’s The Beach Mall is also very close to Marina where the residents can experience an outdoor trendy shopping. The smaller chic fashion brands are more suitable for wholesale.

RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI MARINA

You will have many choices of restaurants when you live in Dubai Marina. There are many al fresco cafes and restaurants along Dubai Marina Walk with international cuisines to whet your appetite. You can also find many casual restaurants in Dubai Marina as well as good dining and nightspots. The area is very well liked by tourists from all over the world. You cannot find a seat at the restaurants in Dubai Marina Mall easily at weekends.

It is highly recommended to dine at one of the seven restaurants in the very popular Pier 7. The building has an amazing circular structure giving nice scenery of the Dubai skyline and having a different restaurant on each floor. A wide range of choices is also available at the popular Grosvenor House, offering a fine selection of restaurants in Dubai Marina. Going either to a business meeting or a fancy romantic dinner you can choose on of these restaurants.

Looking for a fine bar? You can spot popular ones near the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, some of which are: Shades, Cargo Dubai and Atelier M.

BEACHES NEAR DUBAI MARINA

To enjoy so many water sports you can go to JBR Beach. Using Dubai Tram, most Dubai Marina Towers have availability to this beach. Guests can enjoy various water activities such as parasailing, banana boating, and wakeboarding. It takes a 30-minute drive to get to the other open beach over n Jumeira.

ENTERTAINMENTS AND SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS

The waterfront lifestyle and all other things related to it is the pivotal factor of interest for the Dubai Marina residents. As well as enjoying the scenery, you can enjoy the entertainment it offers. In order to try a little of the sea life you can charter a yacht at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Watersports enthusiasts can enjoy the outlets including fishing, wakeboarding, jetskiing, flyboarding and more.

The yellow boats in a wonderful choice for those wanting to explore Dubai Marina, providing you with a spectacular view of Dubai skyline you can use their corporate and group tours, as well as yacht charter services.

Looking for a fancy experience? You can try a dhow cruise to both go sightseeing and have a marvelous dinner on water.

During the summer months, children can enjoy the Little Explorers children activity center which holds free indoor events, Dubai Marina Walk also hosts a well liked outdoor market, of course during the cooler time of the year presenting exclusive and unorthodox items to buy.

Cinema goers can enjoy watching the newest movies and sometimes even football matches at the Reel Cinemas at Dubai Marina Mall.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY

Along with different dining spots you can enjoy long walks, evening runs and also cycling. You can rent a bicycle and enjoy the view while cycling. Younger visitors can also enjoy a bike ride using quad bikes.

There are also a variety of gyms and workout studios to look after your fitness, of which the popular ones are SUP Fit and TribeFIT which is also famous for the events it holds for the members. There are early morning yoga session at JBR Beach during the cooler months. There are also the most modern gym facilities in most residential towers in Dubai Marina.

The trendy and classy ones can use the spas and salons in the community. The Address Dubai Marina includes The Spa which is very popular the same as Talise Ottoman Spa at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Palm Jumeirah.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Some community events are held all around the year in Dubai Marina. In order to make the younger ones happy and entertained, the developer Emaar holds children’s events along Marina Walk. To top that, you can spot outdoor craft markets during the cooler months at the marina promenade presenting handicrafts and products by small business owners.

During Ramadan many hotels in and near Dubai Marina have Iftars and Suhoors. To show the rich tradition of this holy month, these events are held in splendidly decorated tents one of which is held in the famous Address Dubai Marina and at Eid an astonishing firework is being displayed.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

There are some points worth mentioning before you decide to get an accommodation in Dubai Marina one of which is the congested traffic of which the best solution is to use the public transport.