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Dubai Marina
Updated: 29th September, 2022

Dubai Marina

The 3km-long, densely populated Marina is encircled by 180 residential skyscrapers, hotels, a mall, a cinema, cafés and restaurants.
Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is an area located within Dubai.
Master developer
The master developer is Emaar Properties.

At the heart of ‘New Dubai’ the Marina is more than 3 km long and is encircled by a broad, landscaped promenade, a favourite among strollers, walkers, joggers and cyclists. Along the waterfront are numerous restaurants and cafes where you can sit at sunset and watch the surrounding skyscrapers begin to light up to create a spectacular backdrop as the evening dinner cruises glide out to sea.

Ninety percent of the 200 or so skyscrapers surrounding the Marina are residential blocks including Princess Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. Add to that the 40 Jumeirah Beach Residence towers catering for 15,000 occupants and it is not hard to understand why the Dubai Marina district is the most densely populated neighbourhood in the country and such a vibrant community.

The Marina has its own mall with over 130 shops, a supermarket and a six-screen cinema. There are several hotels and clubs buzzing with night life and by day you can hire a boat, take a tour, or catch one of the regular ferries to Dubai’s historic old town of Deira.

Like Jumeirah Lake Towers beyond the Marina, this place is a favourite among singles and young families alike.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Dubai Marina it takes roughly 20 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 12 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 19 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 5 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 45 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 32 minutes' drive.*

Road access

The main north-south highway running through Dubai passes right by the Marina, linking it to all parts of the Emirate and to Abu Dhabi which is about an hour’s drive away.

Public transport

Unlike many other locations in Dubai, the Marina is a neighbourhood where owning a car is not a prerequisite. It is particularly well served by public transport, having two stations on the metro which runs the length of the city. The Mall of the Emirates is a 15 minute ride, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 30 minutes, and the airport just under an hour.

The tram system has helped to ease traffic congestion around the Marina enabling local residents to get about swiftly and easily.

* Drive times are calculated by Google Maps and assume fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

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There are eight sub-communities in Dubai Marina. Learn more in the following guides.


Pier 7, next door to the mall, describes itself as a ‘seven-storey culinary destination’, while close by is the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

The many hotels in the area provide plenty of choice for the ever-popular Friday brunches, where for a small fortune hard-working people can enjoy a four-hour eat and drink fest. To recover there are plenty of gyms, health clubs and spas around the Marina, while shared pools and public recreation areas provide open space for relaxation and exercise.

The Walk is a bustling boulevard between nearby Jumeirah Beach Residence and the beach and one of the best places for strolling or just sitting and watching the world go by.

Local shops and outlets

There are 918 outlets currently open in Dubai Marina including 299 restaurants, 89 fashion shops, 25 coffee shops, 44 men's salons, 68 ladies' salons, 25 gyms, six home stores, seven cosmetics shops, eight currency exchanges, 11 children's nurseries, three sweet shops, six perfume shops, nine cafes, 50 supermarkets, six optician & eyewear shops, seven gifts & entertainment shops, eight ice cream shops, 47 pharmacies, nine car rental shops, 14 medical clinics, 14 massage centres, 17 laundrettes, seven tailoring shops, 16 real estate offices, a utility shop, 19 mini marts, five art galleries, a driving centre, two liquor stores, a veterinarian, five pet shops, four catering kitchens, six flower shops, a butcher, four games venues, nine jewellery/watch shops, five dental clinics, two sunglass shops, a bank, three salons, three travel & tourism agents, a marine shop, six smoking accessories shops, two yoga studios, seven spas, a games shop, a bakery, a trade office, a print shop, two photo shops, a yacht agent, a health club, a tanning salon, a kitchen shop, a phone shop, a pop-up shop, a post/courier office, a large supermarket, two health food shops, two bookshops, a children's shop, three computer/electronics shops and a luxury food shop.

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in Dubai Marina visit our Dubai Marina amenities page.

Dubai Marina Location

The main north-south highway running through Dubai passes right by the Marina, linking it to all parts of the Emirate and to Abu Dhabi which is about an hour’s drive away.

The map below shows the location of Dubai Marina and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas. For a more in-depth look at the local attractions, and to see what's on in and around Dubai Marina, visit our Things to Do guide.

The Walk JBR, 0.2 km
Marina Walk, 1.3 km
Skydive Dubai, 1.3 km
Parks & beaches
Marina Beach, 0.6 km
JLT Park, 1.0 km
Sufouh Beach, 5.2 km
Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 2.7 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 4.1 km
The Els Golf Club, 8.9 km
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 0.3 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 0.4 km
Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta Mall, 3.8 km
Looking for more Dubai Marina local shops, services, and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do and Amenities guides.

Local Schools

Dubai Marina has many schools nearby including Emirates International School Meadows at 2.4 km and Regent International School at 3.8 km.

In terms of performance there are eight schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai British School Emirates Hills which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Dubai College which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Emirates International School Meadows
2.4 km, The Meadows
AED 51,500  •  IB
Regent International School
3.8 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
Dubai British School Emirates Hills
4.1 km, Emirates Hills
AED 60,000  •  British
Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills
4.2 km, Emirates Hills
AED 57,000  •  IB

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Dubai Marina. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.

Marina Social, InterContinental Dubai Marina • Ladies Night • Marina Social by Jason Atherton (0.1 km)
La Carnita, InterContinental Dubai Marina • Ladies Night • La Carnita (0.1 km)
Social Club Evening Brunch, InterContinental Dubai Marina • Marina Social by Jason Atherton (0.1 km)
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge (0.2 km)
Sama Lounge
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Sama Lounge (0.2 km)
Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant (0.2 km)
Just Fine Cuts
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
STK Dubai JBR (0.3 km)
Social Club
Brunch • InterContinental Dubai Marina
Marina Social by Jason Atherton (0.1 km)
LC Brunch
Brunch • InterContinental Dubai Marina
La Carnita (0.1 km)
Saturday Talk & Soul Brunch
Brunch • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
The Talk Restaurant (0.2 km)
Churrasco Friday
Brunch • Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach
Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge (0.2 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Dubai Marina.

Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence (0.1 km)
The biggest residential quarter in the world - 35 towers able to house 15,000 people on a 1.7km stretch between Dubai Marina and the sea.
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Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (1.0 km)
87 towers arranged in clusters around three lakes and a park, comprising commercial, residential, hotels, shops and leisure facilities. 
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Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters Island (1.6 km)
An island off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coast containing sleek residential, hospitality and retail, plus the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel.
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The Meadows
The Meadows (1.8 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
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Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (2.2 km)
A mixed-use business park in a media and information technology freezone, with cafes, banks, pharmacies and car hire facilities nearby.
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Jumeirah Islands
Jumeirah Islands (2.6 km)
736 villas with swimming pools and gardens grouped in clusters on 46 small ‘islands' surrounded by lakes, water features and greenery.
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Emirates Living
Emirates Living (2.9 km)
One of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods, combining the exclusive Emirates Hills with six family-oriented communities.
Read more
Jumeirah Park
Jumeirah Park (3.2 km)
Jumeirah Park is a family-orientated residential community of 2,000 family villas, surrounded by parks and green spaces.
Read more
Companies Associated with Dubai Marina
Master Developer: Emaar Properties

Construction History

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Dubai Marina Buildings

There are 188 building developments in Dubai Marina. For a full list of all Dubai Marina buildings visit our Buildings Guide.

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