Dubai Marina

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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!

Planning Your Visit

  • 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

4.6 / 5

based on 18,220 reviews

We had a wonderful experience. A great tour of Dubai with the added bonus of having a photographer capturing those special moments and places. Our guide Adnan was very knowledgeable and kind. He took such good care of us and all our needs. Our photographer Sultan was very professional, friendly and patient. I get car sick easily, but thanks to our chauffeur Azeem, the journey was very pleasant. A great tour! Highly recommend it.

The Dubai city tour was great, we had the privilege of experiencing the tour without any other tourists. Our tour guide Ahmat was very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys his job. We got to see so many places that would have taken quite some time to see on our own. Definitely very beneficial to have a guide alongside with you explaining Dubai’s incredible history and traditions. Would do again!

Great day with Ahmed and Jaqoob. We never would have been able to see so much on our own. Having a driver made everything so much easier. They were both extremely friendly, courteous and professional and knew lots about the city. It was a long day, but worth it. We especially loved walking around the Dubai Marina.

If you want to get an amazing overview of Dubai in a day, I recommend this tour. The old city, a water taxi ride, the gold market, beaches, the palm, Atlantis, the marina (think Miami), the Dubai Mall, and the 125th floor of Burj Khalifa. Wow!

We had an excellent experience with this tour. We would highly recommend it and it is a great way to learn about Dubai culture while taking in the beauty of the city highlights. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional