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Timings : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Daily

Time Required : 3-4 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Dubai Marina, Dubai Overview

Nestled in the region popularly known as 'New Dubai', Dubai Marina is a conceptualized man-made canal city. It offers luxurious lifestyles through its exquisite waterfront development along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are classy hotels and upscale shopping and other leisure options here. It also contains the Dubai Marina Mall Complex, a shopping and entertainment destination.

Considered to be one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in Dubai, the Dubai Marina is an ideal place for many people to either go for a jog, an evening of shopping or just taking a stroll by the waterfront. For a quicker commute within the Marina, there is the Dubai Tram which can get you to both ends of the complex for AED 3 - AED 5 varying on the distance. 

Want to explore the Dubai Marina a bit differently? Take the Water Bus which takes you around the Canal. One can either opt to reach another destination in the Marina by paying AED 3 - AED 11 per ticket on this or just take a sightseeing tour on the water bus with a day pass for just AED 25.

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Things to Do in Dubai Marina

1. Visit The Walk at JBR: The Walk is nearly a mile-long experience of shopping and binging while you catch some sunshine. With plazas and arcaded doorways on both sides, you will experience another side of Dubai which known mostly for air-conditioned glass boxes.

2. Take a Dinner Cruise: The view of the sprawling skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina at night are a breathtaking sight and can be viewed best when taking the Sunset or Dinner Cruise. 
- Price: Starts at AED 165 per head
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Timings:
Sunset Cruise: 4:30 PM
Dinner Cruise: 8:00 PM

3. Take a Speedboat Tour of the Marina: Another exciting water-based activity, a speedboat tour is fun for the whole family and lets you see the entire Marina in just 1.5 hours. Apart from exploring the Marina, the route takes you to Marina Canal, The Palm including the famous Atlantis hotel, Burj Al Arab, Palm Lagoon.
- Price: From AED 179
- Departure Times: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM

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4. Evening Stroll at the Marina Walkway: A simple activity, the Marina walkway is always a sight whether its at night or during the day. It provides beautiful views of the Marina Complex and also provides ample photo opportunities thanks to extremely aesthetic paths.

Shopping in Dubai Marina

1. Marina Mall: With popular brands from across the cross with the benefit of a varying budget, anyone and everyone can find something here at Dubai Marina Mall.
Timings: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Daily

- Top Brands: Aldo, Accessorize, Axiom, Ascots & Chapels, Adidas, Balmain, Bebe, Carter's, Damas, Clinique, H&M, Giordano, Gant & more!
- Restaurants: Cafe Nero, Bateel, Baskin Robins, Cinnabon, Five Guys, KFC, Gourmet Burger Kitchen & more.

2. The Walk at JBR: A mile-long shopping experience, the Walk is one of the more premium shopping experiences in Dubai. 
Brands: Adidas, Dive N Surf, Adventure HQ, GapFit, Godiva, Hamac Beach Boutique and more

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Restaurants & Eateries

There are multiple eateries and world-class restaurants in the Dubai Marina Complex. From fine dining options in Indian and Italian to crowd favourite fast-food options like KFC and Five Guys, options are an abundance here. Here's a list of the must-try eateries in Dubai Marina:

Fine-Dine & Award-Winning Dining Experiences: Approx cost for 2: AED 400 - AED 500
  • Massimo's Italian Restaurant
  • Sloane's
  • Rhode's W1 Restaurant
  • Angelo Naturalmente Italiano
  • Thyme
  • Splendido
  • Buddha Bar
  • Blue Jade
  • Bice Ristorante
  • Amaseena
Best Cheap Eats: Approx Cost for 2: AED 90 - AED 165
  • Operation: Falafel
  • Burgerfuel JBR Dubai
  • Kebab Grill 44
  • Cinnabon
For the Vegetarians in Dubai Marina:
  • Saravanaa Bhojan Shala
  • Freedom Pizza
  • The Talk Restaurant
  • Indego by Vineet

Dubai Marina Beach

The Beach by JBR

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A dedicated beach for Dubai Marina, the Dubai Marina Beach stretches along a 3km long coastline. Entry to the beach is only through the Dubai Marina. The beach is a tourist favourite for the fact that it is less crowded when compared to the other major beaches in Dubai and also with the many restaurants here.

Dubai Marina Yacht Club

The Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC) has four marinas:

1. East Marina: This structure is beautiful and is built in the traditional European style architecture. The yacht capacity here is 208. The marina promenade has many cafes and restaurants as well.

2. West Bay Marina: Considered to be the best of the marinas here, this vast structure is just walking distance from the Marina clubhouse. It can take up to 100 yachts and has buggy services to take visitors to the clubhouse and back.  

3. Club House Marina: With a yacht capacity of 134, this marina is only accessible to cardholders and club members. 

4. The Mall Marina: This is connected directly to the Marina Mall and can fit only 74 yachts. The benefit here is the access to the various shops and restaurants at the mall. 
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Sailing at the DMYC
One would require a sailing permit to drive a Yacht if not already having one. To attain a permit, you will have to apply in advance through their official website. Click here to apply. 

Restaurants in DMYC

1. 25°55° Café Bistro
2. Aquara Restaurant

How To Reach Dubai Marina

By Metro:
The most recommended way to reach Dubai Marina is the Dubai Metro. There is a direct metro which stops at the Marina called the Dubai Marina Station. 

By Car & Car Parking Facilities:
It is very accessible to reach there by car and there are ample amounts of car parking spaces in the marina compound. But you will have to park it at three main designated parking areas and are recommended to walk or take other means of commute available within the Marina.

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