Strolling around Dubai Marina

A visit to Dubai's Marina district is a must. With its luxury yachts, tree-lined promenade and canal running close to the skyscrapers, the artificial harbour impresses with its beauty. It's also an ideal place to spend time with family, friends or couples. The Beach, the upmarket area around the marina, offers a range of activities to make your day or evening memorable. From water sports and children's entertainment to great restaurants, here's everything you need to know to have the best time at Dubai Marina.

A cruise on the Dubai marina

A cruise on the Dubai marina

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Why go there?

Activities at The Beach

The Beach is no match for the famous Miami Beach in California. Here too, around the skyscrapers, there are plenty of activities to choose from: parasailing, wakeboarding, beach volleyball or an outdoor gym. In the afternoon, street shows are also organised. And in the evening, head for The Walk, where you'll find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. It's the perfect place to spend a lively day.

A walk on the Dubai marina

A walk on the Dubai marina

A cruise aboard a traditional boat

From the marina, traditional boats called dhows allow tourists to navigate the canal. Comfortably seated on footstools, you will pass Dubai Marina and its skyscrapers before reaching Palm Jumeirah Island. In the evening, the spectacle is enchanting with the illuminations of the buildings. A must? Book a dinner on the boat while enjoying the evening cruise.

Dinner cruise Dubai

A cruise on the Dubai marina

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Tyrolean traverse over the marina

If the Burj Khalifa or the Sky Views Observatory don't satisfy you in terms of views, Dubai has more than one trick up its sleeve to blow your mind. What could be better than a panoramic view as you soar through the air? A zip line has been installed at a height of 170 m and a length of 1 km! It's the longest urban zip line in the world. It's sure to delight fans of adventure, travel and speed, as you admire the many yachts and skyscrapers while reaching speeds of up to 80 km/h!

Shopping at the Dubai Marina Mall

There's no shortage of shops in Dubai. There are shopping centres in several parts of the city. The Dubai Mall, near the Burj Khalifa, is the largest, but the Marina Mall is also worth a visit. Located on the waterfront, the Dubai Marina Mall offers a range of shops and attractions that are ideal for families. You'll find big-name fashion shops like Levi's, Cos and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as more affordable brands like H&M, New Look and Boots, and maternity and children's brands like Gymboree, Mothercare and Adams Kids. In all, 130 shops, cafés and restaurants are spread over 4 levels. Outside, festivals, street carnivals and open-air cinema are organised according to the season.

Where to stay nearby?

⭐ Rove Dubai Marina

Located on the waterfront, the Rove Dubai Marina offers good value for money. Families can book rooms with a double bed and sofa bed for children. A games area, swimming pool and gym are available to guests. The minimum price is €86 for two people.

Rove Dubai Marina 3* Dubai

Rove Dubai Marina 3*

A hotel in the heart of the marina, ideal for families and good value for money.
9 Fabulous
£80 / night

⭐ Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel And Suites

The Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel is located in one of the marina's impressive towers. It offers luxury rooms and suites with views of the harbour, yachts and skyline. The highlight, however, is the platform on the 52nd floor, which offers a panoramic view of the area.

Practical information

🚌 Getting there: you can get to Dubai Marina by metro from Jumeirah Lake Towers station on the red line, or by tram with the T1 line stopping at Dubai Marina station.

Opening hours: the Dubai Marina Mall is open from 10am to 10pm every day.

👛 Dinner cruise prices: expect to pay between €50 and €80 for a buffet dinner cruise. Prices vary according to a number of options. We advise you to book in advance.

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