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5 Best Ways to Experience the Dubai Marina

Unlike anywhere in the Middle East, the Dubai Marina is a district where you can purchase all of life’s pleasures. Upon the development’s completion, it will be the greatest man-made marina in the world with a two mile long waterfront.

Check out the Shopping

Check out the Shopping

There are various boutiques and high end storefronts scattered along the marina, but you can find all the brands you can think of concentrated in the überglam Dubai Marina Mall.

Live in Luxury

Live in Luxury

"Real estate is the business that created the Dubai Marina, so expect some of the finest -- and tallest -- hotels in the world.
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Enjoy Fine Cuisine

Enjoy Fine Cuisine

Whether you fancy 5-star filet mignon, seafood on a cruiseship, Indian or Italian fare, the Dubai Marina has restaurants and cafes for everyone.

Take a Cruise

Take a Cruise

There are a variety of boat tours and relaxing cruises available along the Persian Gulf shore. Admiring the other fancy yachts and speedboats is half the fun.

Admire the Lit Towers by Night

Admire the Lit Towers by Night

Be sure to check out the tallest block on the western side that includes the famed Princess Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. You can’t miss it!

Our insider tips

How to get there

Metro, bus or ferry

Visit Palm Jumeirah

Take a monorail off the shore and find yourself on a series of artificial archipelagos with each one shaped like a palm leaf.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Dubai Marina Mall hours are Sat - Wed: 10AM - 10PM and Thurs - Fri: 10AM - Midnight.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to look, more expensive to shop!
  • Will I need a guide?
    A tour of the Marina is definitely worth your while and a dinner cruise too!
  • How to get there
    Metro, bus or ferry
  • Additional information
    Though it may look like Las Vegas, the culture is very different! Dress modestly and refrain from public displays of affection.

What people are saying about Dubai Marina

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 13,305 reviews

Awesome way to see Dubai's sights from the water if you have the cash

My fiancee and I had an awesome time on the 1.5 hr tour that took us from just north of Kite Beach past Burj Al Arab, Marina area and Palm Jumeirah up to Atlantis. Our guide took photos of us at the major sights and let us have a good amount of freedom to ride around, but warned us about restricted areas and speed enforcement areas so we didn't get fined. This would usually be too pricey for me, but I like to jet ski and thought it was a unique way to see the upscale hotels from the water and I don't regret it. My fiancee was hesitant and wasn't sure it'd be worth it, but she changed her mind and loved it. I recommend going as early in the day as possible (our tour was at 9am) so the UV index isn't too high. The water is nice and warm. All safety gear and bottled water is provided.

Palm Jumeirah: 1.5–Hour Guided Jet Ski Tour Reviewed by

Absolutely wonderful, great service, door to door pick up, perfect!

I had booked this trip from England, for my family and I. Amira our travel guide was fantastic speaking English and German, very impressive! We had a small tour of only 7 people so we felt very special. The shuttle picks you up from your hotel and drops you back there, which is perfect and so convenient. You see SO much, more or less of everything in Dubai, in such a short space of time. If you are in Dubai for a few days, it is great. Everything is explained in so much detail and you learn so much about how fantastic Dubai really is. Fantastic service and a fantastic activity. Thank you so much!

Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience Reviewed by

A great way to see the old and new Dubai in one day

This is a good way to see both the old Dubai and the new (modern) Dubai in one day. There are 3 different routes that together cover Dubai. The commentary provides useful information on the history and culture of Dubai and the UAE. Note that together the three routes take about 6 hours to get through without jumping on and off. At unexpected times of the day there can be traffic on some of the routes. There was live English commentary on one of the buses along the red route.

Nice way to see city from different perspective

It was a nice trip though a few points could still be improved. Info about meeting point could be more precise, i.e. Pier 7, by Exclusive Yachts stand/kiosk, as I haven't seen any red carpet, lounge or specific banner and thought I could be in the wrong place. Also, it was really hot and I could use the airconditioned lounge, never saw one. Otherwise all went fine.

Had a great time - definitely will recommend it!

Best to book the late afternoon or early morning slot as it is ROASTING during the mid-day. Sit in middle or the back of the boat unless your desperate to experience all the bumps and get soaked (we sat at the back). Great service from the experienced captain and deputy.

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