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The Waves

Multi-building complex, Dubai Marina, Dubai
The Waves Key Information
Location type
Multi-building complex
Total units
Companies Associated with The Waves
Architectural Consultant
  • The Waves is a multi-building complex in Dubai Marina, Dubai.
  • The development comprises two individual buildings: The Waves A and The Waves B.
  • The development contains a total of 247 units.
  • Construction began in 2004 and was completed by July 2006.
  • The project was developed by Damac Properties.
  • The project was designed by Norr Group Consultants International Ltd.
  • From The Waves it takes roughly 20 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 12 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 17 minutes to Burj Al Arab and nine minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 28 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 31 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
  • Tower A is 27 storeys high and Tower B is 10 storeys. Together they contain 237 apartments and 10 penthouses.

  • Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, barbeque areas, children's water play area, landscaped recreation areas, banquet hall, children's play room, gymnasium, sauna and steam room and 24-hour security and concierge services.

  • The properties are available with freehold facility for UAE nationals and expatriates.

The Waves Milestones
Construction Started
Date Completed
July 2006
Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
12 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
31 mins drive
La Mer
28 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
15 mins drive
Dubai Mall
20 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
17 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
9 mins drive
The Walk JBR
9 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
28 mins drive

The Waves Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 8 user reviews courtesy of


The Waves receives an overall rating of 4 based on 8 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

22nd Nov, 2016
From Philippines
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Always a holdiday feeling
Everything is within reach.
No backyard but the marina promenade made it for us
Everything is a walking distance from shops,restaurants,hotel, pub or club.Even so much accessible to any public transpor from taxi, bus to Tram and Metro.
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
25th Oct, 2016
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2016
Living with spouse
8 years in this amazing building!
Pool area, maintenance
We have lived in this building for 8 years now, contrary to previous reviewers from last year the Building Management are doing a phenomenal work at keeping the building safe and well maintained, with over 300 flats it is not an easy task. There is outside guest parking that is more… controlled by a security guard who is stationed by the parking lot 24/7 in an AC supplied cabin, he is very helpful at all times. The entrance of both receptions looks like a hotel hallway with fresh flowers displayed, floor polished, security personnel monitoring the screens as there are cameras installed in the building, including each floor and inside the lifts. There is an additional third reception area as well that leads onto the Promenade where you can cycle/run/walk. Everything is nearby, Marina Mall with cinema in it, JBR, the beach, the tram stop, the Metro stop of JLT, almaya supermarket is 2mins, Ibn Battuta Mall short drive, Mall of the Emirates 15mins drive or 20mins by Metro door to door. Easy access to SZR and Jumeirah Beach Road as well. The traffic can get bad at peak times but then show me an area of Dubai that can't. The noise from the marina itself is annoying at times with jet skis and yachts playing music at times but the view and location compensate for it. We never had a sleepless night here, so traffic from the nearby bridge is not noisy in particular. The tram runs next to the building and you don't even hear it at closed doors. This is Tower B so Tower A might be different. The flat itself is very spacious with tons of storage space, the balcony is equally lovely, big enough for a large table, sunlounger, chairs, etc. The common areas are wonderful, the choice is vast, you can play tennis at the tennis courts that you can book in advance at reception, you can host a bbq by booking one of the bbq stations so that staff can help with coal and cleaning, the pool is very clean and well maintained, the jacuzzi is equally clean, the sunloungers have recently been changed to new ones, the kids pool is very nice as well. There is a gym to use, an indoor kids play area, a conference/business hall to rent at no extra cost for events (no alcohol allowed), indoor showering/sauna/steam facilities for men and women, outside shower, pagodas to sit under, tables to eat at...The building itself has a CrossFit gym in it that can get loud at times with weights being dropped but it does not affect the living quality much on a top floor, not sure of lower floors. There are two ladies salons as well, a Thai massage parlour and a restaurant. There are bicycle racks to use, spacious storage units and parking spaces to own and rent as well. Speed bumps in the parking area, constant maintenance of all areas.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
23rd Apr, 2015
From France
Moved here in 2015
Living with spouse
Going down
The view
I've always loves this building but the way it is poorly managed has become an issue. Before, all was simple, now every little thing is complicated. Let’s start with the pipes, with frequent leaks at all levels. Jacuzzi and the swimming pools are dirty, every day. The cleaning of the more… windows is not done properly. We had a terrible sandstorm a few weeks ago, and nothing had been done since then. In 2009 my windows were cleaned on a monthly/2 months basis. Now if it is done once per semester, I call myself lucky. Before, if you had a request, you simply talked to the Building staff. Now you have to write a ton of useless papers, the building staff is not able to solve any kind of problems. In the end, nothing happens, this building has become an administration. You almost need a copy of your Visa to book the tennis court (oh and by the way, nobody is playing ...). Carpark B3 is NEVER washed! I mean never. Maybe water cannot reach that level. When B1 and b2 are cleaned, B3 is never cleaned. Building staff used to be courteous, now they barely say hello. Recently I saw a young mom with her very young child, in a trolley. And there was a few people working in the building. They just watched her, did not open the door, did not do anything, and she was struggling with her baby in her arms ... Maybe courtesy is not part of the building rules?Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
8th Mar, 2015
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Living with flatmate
Damac the waves tower A
Parking, building, security, pool
None as of yet
I really enjoy living in the Waves tower. It is the third tower I have lived in and by far the best. Security are amazing and really friendly. This actually makes a huge difference. The facilities are great, especially the pool. The tower is not over crowded or full of room more… shares. You are near to a variety of shops and facilities. All in all a great tower! :)Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
24th Feb, 2015
From Russian Federation
Moved here in 2015
Living alone
Dubai Marina, The Waves by Damac
Location and the building
A bit noisy in the evening.
This building is amazing. The view of Marina and the Sea, perfect finishing and layouts of the apartment big balconies, you can fit in dining table with 4 chairs along with the dryer for the laundry. The pool is amazing too, it's big, the area around pool has tables more… and chairs with umbrellas for those who wants to have a pic-nick outside, and barbecue area too with special stands for the proper barbecue. The building also has kids-room and a reception-room with all necessary equipment, it can be rented for parties. The building has it's access to Marina walk and it's perfect for those who like jogging or just walking by Marina, watching yachts sailing by. There are a lot of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, shops, supermarkets, fitness-centers, the building is surrounded by all these. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Feb, 2015
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
One of the better buildings in the marina, let down by unbearable traffic congestion and noise and lack of parking
Spacious apartment; Great views; Large pool; Walking distance to JBR & The Walk
Total lack of parking for second car; Poor kitchen appliances; Traffic noise
This DAMAC building is very well built - in two years we heard not one single noise from any of our neighbours. In fact we had our home cinema in use every day and never heard one complaint! We were in Tower B which is the smaller tower directly on more… the marina. The pool is large and beautiful with a large area to lounge around and lots of loungers, but the gym on the same level is poorly equipped with a limited amount of old equipment. The tennis court was well looked after though. Access to the building is via access card, for which I had to pay extra for my wife - disappointing but not expensive at 500 AED (at the time). As usual one parking space for us but with my wife also having a car this was the main reason for us leaving - there were no extra spaces within the building for her to rent (despite what the building owners promised) and these days nowhere at all to park outside the building. Bear that in mind if you have more than one car. The apartment itself was very roomy with two large bedrooms, a large maids/storage and a huge living room/kitchen - plenty of room here for all our furniture. The balcony was huge also. However the kitchen had pretty poor built-in appliances and would have been better without them. The view from our seventh floor apartment was directly towards the sunset and was amazing. However in this tower one of the marina bridges is very close, meaning there was almost constant road noise day and night, particularly at the weekend and during holidays when the boy racers roar over the bridge and/or the traffic is heavy. Overall we were very pleased with this building but the main disappointments - traffic, parking, kitchen appliances - we were unable to change and ultimately lead to us leaving. However if you can live with these limitations, and can get in the larger apartments in Tower B, then this is one of the best buildings in Dubai. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
14th Oct, 2014
From Italy
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
Well done
Privacy, Location, Security
The Waves A Tower. Great experience. Great building, nice security. All fine.
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
10th Sep, 2014
From Hungary
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
Modern Design & Advance Amenities
Close to everything
The Waves tower has one of the best location in Dubai Marina. It has easy access to the main highways of Dubai. Only 5mins walking distance is the JLT metro station, approximately 8-10 mins is the JBR and the Marina Mall. We have a supermarket just inside the building at more… tower B (you can give them a call, if you need anything, they will bring your items to your apparent) , and very close the Al Maya supermarket, which is approx 2mins walking distance. There are many restaurants around. Also there is a coffee shop in front of the building and a pharmacy just around the corner. The Byblos hotel is just next to the building. The building got an amazing view and has advance amenities, like swimming pool (1 for kids, 1for adults) and jacuzzi. Tennis court, barbecue area, a huge gym, residents lounge, children's play room, sauna and steam room. Also important for us that, our apartment has a huge balcony. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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