Maintenance and structural problems
Positive: It has amazing views and easy access to the Marina and JBRreat views Negative: This building has serious issues with maintenance. The parking garage collapsed 1+ year ago and no one is taking responsibility for fixing it. The overall upkeep of the building is poor, and it's a shame to see such neglect in a property that could be so lovely with a little attention. Also AC is a problem. It is not correctly isolated and is hard to get temperature below 30 in summer (No chiller free)
Amazing view - but structural issues
The view on the channel on the Marina side has no comparison in terms of beauty. All the apartments are shaped in a rectangular way with the long side facing the channel (not easy to find elsewhere) and have very high ceilings. Some problems exist with A/C (in summer without closing the curtains the temperature is never below 25 degrees). Two big problems affecting the property are (1) the traffic - in peak time it takes sometimes 45 minutes to do 400 meters and pass the signal crossing JBR (2) structural problems affecting the basement - for about 1 year residents have not been able to park inside due to some major incidents happened
One of the better Marina buildings!
I lived in dorra bay for a few years. The location is EXCELLENT! just across the nicer side of the Beach Walk and the building is much nicer than any of the actual JBR buildings. The building also has one of the best gyms I’ve seen within a residential building. The only issue is one of the elevators occasionally goes out of device but it hasn’t happened in a long time. The new building management is great and very responsive to any maintenance needs.
Cannot beat the location
Perfect location: jbr across the street, Marina walk downstairs, blue water 15 minutes walk, tram less than 10 minutes away, zoom supermarket in the building. Gym and pool above average compared to other towers and the management just finished renovation in the building. Only issue here is traffic going in during peak hours, but going out is easy. Also not easy for guests to park unfortunately. Overall good quality building in a great location.
Very nice building
Large apartment with great view and location. Huge balcony. Pros: Size Location 2 Parkings Cons: Traffic
A nice place to live in Marina - but beware of traffic!
Dorra Bay is the last building in the Marina, so it's reasonably quiet. The security staff are absolutely lovely - very friendly and helpful! The swimming pool is beautiful and gets sun most of the day. Situated under 5 minutes from JBR, and with Bluewaters now open you really can't beat the location. Sadly the traffic is quite bad coming off exit 29, and the tram can cause extra delays. Also the guest parking options are poor - only a few spaces outside. Sometimes guests to the restaurants on the marina walk park in the residents spots too, which can be annoying. Overall it's a lovely building, with good views and in a nice location.
Superlative living experience!
This property is amazing, direct access to both the Marina Walk, JBR Walk, Blue Water and the beach. We chose this apartment as we like to walk and not drive everywhere. There were some issues (lifts and AC) but they have been resolved. Great facility management team, receptionists and security on hand for all your needs.
It's old building now and it's showing signs of aging. The lifts breakdown frequently, the air conditioning doesn't work, so your inside temp is around 30 to 35 degrees and there's no cold water because the water storage is on the roof.
Could be better
Pretty good location and easy access to JBR. Quite spacious but facilities getting very old, air con not good enough and lifts dont ever work properly.
Great location, amazing views of Dubai Marina and Sea partial Palm, easy access from/to the main roads and high way. Overall great choice for Residents and Tourists