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Marina Beach in¬†Dubai ‚Äď the¬†main beach in¬†Dubai

We¬†provide a¬†detailed review of¬†Marina Beach ūüŹĖ in¬†Dubai Marina ‚Äď where it¬†is¬†located, how¬†to¬†get¬†there, pros and¬†cons.

26 Apr 2023
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Dubai is¬†known not¬†only for¬†breathtaking skyscrapers and¬†national income, but¬†also for¬†modern beaches that have everything for¬†a¬†great seaside vacation. In¬†this article, we¬†will talk in¬†detail about the¬†famous Marina Beach: how¬†to¬†get¬†there and¬†most importantly ‚Äď how¬†to¬†have a¬†good time there.

What is this place 

Marina Beach is¬†one¬†of¬†the¬†most popular beaches in¬†Dubai. It¬†has¬†earned its¬†reputation thanks to¬†its¬†magnificent views and¬†rich infrastructure: the¬†majestic beauty of¬†the¬†Persian Gulf combines here with an¬†extensive collection of¬†premium hotels, restaurants, and¬†boutiques. However, visitors are¬†attracted not¬†only by¬†the¬†abundance of¬†entertainment but¬†also by¬†the¬†quality of¬†the¬†beach itself ‚Äď fine and¬†soft sand, clean water, and¬†smooth entrances into the¬†water without any¬†unexpected surprises. There are¬†some shallow areas, which are¬†perfect for¬†beginner swimmers and¬†kids.

Pros and cons  

What Marina Beach is sure to please with:

  • convenient location;¬†
  • cleanliness;¬†
  • amenities ‚Äď there is¬†always something to¬†do.

And what can be disappointing:

  • a¬†lot¬†of¬†people;¬†
  • no¬†natural sources of¬†shade, like trees and¬†palms.

Where is the beach located  

Marina Beach is located in the Dubai Marina area and runs along The Walk, the main shopping promenade in Dubai. This is one of the city's main attractions, where you can enjoy tasty food, shop, ride bicycles, have fun with friends, and simply admire the views. The area itself and its famous marina are considered Dubai's landmarks along with the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab hotel.

How to get there

By public transport  

Bus

There are three buses that go to the beach: 8, 84, and night N55. You need to get off at Jumeirah Beach Residence 2. Routes 8 and N55 are suitable for those who live along the coast, and 84 is for residents of the central part of the city.

Tram

The tram stop is located a few meters from the bus stop and has the same name. If you want to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the skyscrapers and yachts, you can get off at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, however it will take you 10 minutes longer to walk.

Metro

The DMCC station is located on the southern border of the area, and it takes about 20 minutes to walk from there to the beach. If you want to stroll along The Walk promenade, get off at the Sobha Realty station: your journey will take 40 minutes, but you will have the opportunity to browse local shops and enjoy delicious food.

A bit further away is Al Khail, but we do not recommend walking from this point: part of the route goes along highways and major road junctions and is unlikely to bring much pleasure.

Сar 

There are¬†not¬†so¬†many highways in¬†Dubai, and¬†almost all¬†of¬†them lead to¬†Sheikh Zayed Road. The¬†main thing is¬†to¬†get¬†to¬†this highway, and¬†then just drive straight to¬†the¬†sign for¬†Dubai Marina ‚Äď and¬†not¬†miss the¬†right turn.

Keep in mind that you won't be able to park your car near the beach itself. Parking in Marina may be a problem: there are few places, and the fee prices are high. It is practically impossible to park a car on the street. The best possible option is to use the underground parking at Dubai Marina Mall, but there is no guarantee that there will be free spaces there either. Keep this in mind when planning a trip to the beach.

Who comes here to relax  

The most common public here is wealthy tourists: you can hear practically every language in the world on the beach. Marina Beach is also very popular among families, because the local amenities include entertainment for all ages. You should also be prepared for the fact that there are always a lot of people here.

If¬†you¬†are¬†looking for¬†tranquility, it¬†is¬†better to¬†find some other option ‚Äď many residential developments on¬†the¬†coast offer private beaches only for¬†residents.

Marina Beach
Things to do

Sunbathe and swim  

You¬†can¬†rent sun¬†loungers and¬†umbrellas on¬†the¬†beach. One¬†sun¬†lounger costs 110 dirhams ‚Äď pay¬†once and¬†use¬†it¬†all¬†day. Or¬†you¬†can¬†simply bring your own¬†towels, although it¬†won't be¬†very comfortable without umbrellas as¬†there are¬†no¬†sources of¬†shade here, and¬†at¬†some point you'll want to¬†hide from the¬†blazing sun¬†of¬†the¬†desert.

AquaFun is¬†located a¬†few¬†meters from the¬†shore ‚Äď the¬†largest inflatable water park in¬†the¬†world. The¬†project is¬†a¬†hundred-meter obstacle course that is¬†equally popular among children and¬†adults. Working hours are¬†from 9:00 AM¬†to¬†sunset, and¬†each ticket gives full access for¬†the¬†entire day. You¬†can¬†splash around, take a¬†short break, and¬†then continue your adventures.

Feel the adrenaline rush  

Next to¬†the¬†beach is¬†the¬†famous extreme sports center SkyDive Dubai ‚Äď an¬†excellent option for¬†those who¬†want to¬†experience such an¬†adrenaline rush that will make their hearts go¬†faster. Novices can¬†try¬†skydiving and¬†fly¬†at¬†a¬†speed of¬†200 km/h with an¬†instructor, while experienced parachutists have the¬†option of¬†solo jumps. If¬†jumping is¬†scary, but¬†you¬†still want to¬†fly, you¬†can¬†try¬†the¬†wind tunnel ‚Äď the¬†experience is¬†almost the¬†same, but¬†no¬†risk. There is¬†also an¬†option to¬†fly¬†over the¬†city in¬†a¬†gyrocopter.

You can find out all the details and book a flight on the website. A jump with an instructor costs 2,200 dirhams, a solo jump is around 500 dirhams including equipment, and a gyrocopter flight costs 1,199 dirhams.

Skydiving Club

Arrange a gastronomic journey

The beach offers an excellent selection of high-end restaurants and cafes. For those who prefer common cuisine, there are pizzerias and burger joints like Shake Shack and L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, as well as iconic chains like Starbucks.

However, there is¬†also space for¬†gastronomic experiments: Bombay Bungalow serves authentic Indian dishes, prestigious Aprons & Hammers specializes in¬†seafood, and¬†Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine will pleasantly impress you¬†with the¬†tastes of¬†traditional Turkish cuisine. The¬†list doesn't end¬†there ‚Äď nearby you¬†can¬†find Japanese and¬†even Greek cafes.

After a delicious dinner, you can move to The Cheesecake Factory and try the signature dessert from the famous American brand, or visit Menchie's Frozen Yogurt with dozens of different flavors and toppings.

Venture out into the open sea  

It's time to¬†remember why¬†Dubai Marina is¬†called that in¬†the¬†first place: it's a¬†place for¬†yachts. A¬†few¬†minutes' walk from the¬†beach, you'll find a¬†place where elegant white boats are¬†lined up¬†in¬†neat rows. Many of¬†these ships can¬†be¬†rented ‚Äď dozens of¬†companies offer their services here. All¬†you¬†have to¬†do¬†is¬†find the¬†right one¬†and¬†set¬†sail. You¬†can¬†take a¬†guided tour, where the¬†team takes care of¬†all¬†the¬†yacht management, or¬†if¬†you¬†have a¬†license, you¬†can¬†go¬†on¬†a¬†solo sailing trip ‚Äď just you, the¬†sea, your family and¬†friends.

To make it easier for you to start your search, we've compiled a few reliable rental bureaus: try contacting Xclusive Yachts, Gold's Yachts, and Royal Blue Coast Yachts Rental. You can also use the ad aggregator Click&Boat, which directly connects yacht owners and those who want to ride them. Prices start at 300 dirhams per hour.

Rent a yacht for a cruise

Ride on the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel

Ain¬†Dubai is¬†the¬†biggest Ferris wheel in¬†the¬†world, reaching a¬†height of¬†250 meters at¬†its¬†highest point, and¬†takes 40 minutes for¬†one¬†rotation. In¬†addition to¬†the¬†breathtaking views of¬†the¬†city's skyscrapers, desert, and¬†sea, it¬†offers a¬†wide range of¬†event management services ‚Äď you¬†can¬†organize a¬†birthday party, make a¬†proposal in¬†a¬†formal setting, or¬†simply book a¬†cabin with a¬†bar.

Ain Dubai is located on the Bluewaters Island. Last year, the wheel was closed for repairs, but it will soon be operational again.

Finally  

Do¬†you¬†want to¬†buy¬†an¬†apartment in¬†Dubai Marina¬†for¬†living or¬†investment? We¬†can¬†help. Simply follow the¬†link to¬†our¬†website page and¬†check out¬†dozens of¬†current offers on¬†the¬†Dubai real estate market. And¬†if¬†you¬†don't want to¬†spend time on¬†it, call us¬†at¬†+971 (4) 563-5256 ‚Äď our¬†experts will find the¬†most suitable options for¬†you¬†and¬†help you¬†navigate all¬†the¬†legal concerns. With love and¬†without commission.