Being one of the most popular areas in Dubai, if not the most popular, Dubai Marina has everything that residents look for in a district. In recent years the area has become the hotspot for the cream of the crop when it comes to entertainment, residential living, tourism, and beachfront living. In Dubai Marina, you can find anything from luxury yachts and exclusive beaches to the more than 200 skyscrapers that are dotted around the area. The promenade, which is packed with restaurants, is the ideal place for a selfie while there is also a wide range of nightlife venues. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most expensive areas in Dubai and traffic can be quite problematic. So, let’s find out what Dubai Marina is really about.
Dubai Marina is located in the center of Dubai and can be easily reached by the main highways. The harbor also allows residents to go sailing on their yacht or make use of other water transport. Being one of the most trendy and glamorous districts in Dubai, the area sometimes suffers from heavy traffic and it might be hard to get from one place to another.
Dubai Marina houses mainly high-rise residential and mixed-use buildings that have an average height from 820 ft (250m) to 984 ft (300m). The highest building in the district is the Pentominium, which reaches a height of no less than 1.693 ft (516m). Another eye-catcher in the area is the Cayan Tower, a 1.0004 ft (306m) high twisting 80-story tower that has a 90-degree twist in it.
Most apartments in the area can be described as spacious and usually come in the form of studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Practically every building has its own amenities such as a gym, a BBQ area, and swimming pools. For the elite, there are also 5-bedroom apartments and luxurious penthouses that provide the most amazing views of the Dubai Marina area.
Benefitting from the central location of Dubai Marina, you can easily reach any point of interest in Dubai. Parking can be a bit of a hassle when you are only visiting the area, that is why most people use public transport to get into Dubai Marina. For residents, there is parking in the podium or the basement in most cases. Large areas are designed to be pedestrian areas so you can easily get around on foot and by using public transport such as the metro and the tram.
Helipad 3 Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan palace Heliport 2 (12 min), Helipad 1 (11 min), HeliDubai (15 min)
Dubai Marina boasts one of the most extensive ranges of amenities in Dubai. Whether it is shopping, dining or entertainment, you will be able to find the best options here. Although the area provides nurseries and higher education, residents will have to leave the district when looking for a school for their offspring, as they are absent in Dubai Marina.
Dubai is coming of age and that means that there are fewer new off-plan projects each year. However, there are still numerous apartments for sale in the many high-rise towers that will change the Dubai skyline in the next few years. Here are some of the most popular off-plan projects.
|Prime location close to the beach and JBR||Noisy and densely populated|
|Abundance of restaurants, shops, hotels, etc.||Limited parking options for non-residents|
|Great transport connections||Constant construction and road works|
|Possibility to store your yacht||Expensive|
|Stunning views in the Marina and the exclusive architecture||Traffic jams and taxi queues|
|Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)||from 2 323 د.إ / ft2|
|Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT)||from 1 213 د.إ / ft2|
|Bluewaters Island||from 1 810 د.إ / ft2|
|Dubai Media City||from 1 968 د.إ / ft2|
|Emirates Living||from 1 968 د.إ / ft2|
|Palm Jumeirah||from 3 115 د.إ / ft2|
|Al Sufouh||from 2 544 د.إ / ft2|
|Al Furjan||from 1 535 د.إ / ft2|
|Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT)||from 720 د.إ / ft2|