3.8 /5

Dubai Marina

(based on 683 building reviews)

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It doesn’t get better than the Dubai Marina if you’re looking to live in one of the city’s most stylish neighbourhoods. It is a high-rise district home to residential and serviced apartments and hotel towers offering an array of entertainment venues and restaurants.

There is no shortage of things to do in Dubai Marina for sure. The popular destination is known for being a hip and glitzy neighbourhood. Dubai Marina attracts young professionals from a mix of different nationalities, but tends toward European.

The upscale neighbourhood mainly attracts those who work in Dubai Media City and Jebel Ali Free Zone or JLT because of its proximity to their workplace. Furthermore, those that have chosen to work in Abu Dhabi but live in Dubai often prefer to reside in the Marina, since it allows for a manageable commute.

Dubai Marina is a playground for social butterflies who love living life to the fullest. Marina residents love the water views from the buildings’ balconies, whether of the marina itself or of the open sea poised by some of Dubai’s most recognizable skyscrapers.

House prices House Prices

Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Asking Price:
1,200,000 AED
Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Transaction Price:
Avg. 1 Bedroom Apartment Rental Price:
67,000 AED
Avg. Gross Yield:
The Market:
Mid to high-range apartment towers, serviced apartments and hotel towers flanked by a marina and the beach.

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4 /5
Centre of the action
Anne Sofie, Product Manager
Dubai Marina is a great place to live - stroll down the walk, go shopping in Marina mall, enjoy a staycation at the beach and at night you've got a great variety of high quality restaurants and bars.
4 /5
Walk everywhere, but it's noisy
Laure, Marketing
I really enjoy living in Marina as I get to do a lot of things by walk like going to the beach, taking the metro, doing some food shopping etc. The atmosphere is chill and the lake bring some serenity into the decor as well. One of my favorite place to have breakfast is Bouchon! They have some amazing French pastry... give their fresh baguette a try! But everything has its negative side and for Marina it's the noise and the traffic. If you wish to wake up with the birds sound, then go your own way. Also, it's not very easy to access and there're too many traffic lights that make the traffic very slow!

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Where Is Dubai Marina Located?

Extending from Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina is near Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The area is a waterfront lifestyle destination with a marina and beach within walking distance.

Living here means there’s no chance of getting bored! The Walk at JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) is about 5 minutes away, where you can indulge in some of Dubai’s most recognizable restaurants and enjoy endless street entertainment and carnivals.

Some of Dubai’s most prominent businesses have set up shop within Dubai Marina and in the surrounding areas. If your office is located in JLT (Jumeirah Lakes Towers), for instance, living in Dubai Marina is the perfect choice. Your daily commute is just about 10 minutes by car.

How Far Is Dubai Marina to the Most Popular Attractions?

Dubai Marina boasts a prime location in Dubai, which means you will be living within close proximity to many of Dubai’s most popular attractions:

  • The American University in Dubai: 10 minutes away
  • City Walk: 20 minutes away
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts: 22 minutes away
  • La Mer: 27 minutes away
  • Dubai Festival City: 28 minutes away
  • Dubai Creek Harbour: 34 minutes away
  • Dubai Mall to Dubai Marina: 20 minutes
  • Mall of the Emirates to Dubai Marina: 15 minutes
  • Palm Jumeirah to Dubai Marina: 30 minutes
What Is the Commute Time from…?
  • JBR to Dubai Marina: 4 minutes
  • Atlantis to Dubai Marina: 15 minutes
  • Burj Al Arab to Dubai Marina: 16 minutes
  • Jumeirah Beach to Dubai Marina: 16 minutes
  • Burj Khalifa to Dubai Marina: 20 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport to Dubai Marina: 25 minutes
  • Business Bay to Dubai Marina: 30 minutes
What Are the Transportation Options in Dubai Marina?

Living in Dubai Marina means you will have access to various transportation links to get where you need to go hassle-free:

  • Metro: There are two stations serving Dubai Marina (DAMAC Properties Metro Station and DMCC Metro Station 1)
  • Bus: There are two bus lines serving Dubai Marina (84 and F55A)
  • Taxi: The area is easily accessible via taxis from anywhere in Dubai
  • Tram: You can easily navigate your way within Dubai Marina using the tram, which you can use to reach the metro stations too.
What Are the Community Facilities in Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina promises the best facilities right next to you, so there’s no need to get anywhere far to get what you need:

  • Luxury hotels
  • Nurseries
  • Supermarkets and groceries
  • Health clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Access to the beach
  • Breathtaking views
  • Fitness facilities in almost all residential towers
  • Endless eateries
  • Shopping mall
  • Security
What Are the Best Hotels Within Dubai Marina?

If you have friends or family coming over for a visit and would like to stay close to where you are, there’s a range of top hotels to choose from in the area. Check out this best Dubai Marina hotels list:

  • The Address Dubai Marina (Rating:*****): 66 Al Marsa St., connected to Dubai Marina Mall
  • InterContinental Dubai Marina (Rating:*****): King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud St
  • La Verda Suites and Villas (Rating:*****): Al Suwayeb St
  • Grosvenor House (Rating:*****): Al Emreef St
  • Dubai Marriott Harbour (Rating:****): King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud St
What Are the Best Nurseries in Dubai Marina?

Deciding if you should live here means finding the best education for your little ones. When it comes to schools, you can check out nearby communities Jumeirah and Emirates Hills, home to some of the best schools in Dubai.

Before school, you are check these nurseries for the little ones in Dubai Marina:

  1. Blossom Marina Nursery

Curriculum: British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Location: Marina Promenade

  1. Willow Children’s Nursery

Curriculum: British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Location: Al Seba Street

  1. Raffles Nursery

Curriculum: British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Montessori

Location: Marina Walk

What Are the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Dubai Marina?

You don’t have to go far to reach the nearest supermarket or grocery store for all your needs. In Dubai Marina, you’ll find the following:

  • Fresh Berry Supermarket

Location: Princess Tower

Hours: Open 24/7

  • Waitrose

Location: Dubai Marina Mall

Hours: 8am-12am

  • Al Maya Supermarket

Location: Dream Tower 1

Hours: Open 24/7

  • Carrefour Market

Location: Silver Tower

Hours: Open 24/7

  • Bluemart Supermarket

Location: Oceanic Tower

Hours: 8am-1am

  • Marks & Spencer Food Hall & Cafe

Location: Marina Walk

Hours: 8am-12am.

What Are the Best Health Clinics and Hospitals in Dubai Marina?

Your health is always a priority, so here are the best health clinics and hospitals in Dubai Marina:

  • Emirates Hospital Clinic

Location: Al Habtoor Business Tower Marina

Hours: 8am-7pm

Some Specialties: Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, General Surgery, Neurology

  • Quality Life Medical Center

Location: Marina Terrace Building

Hours: 9am-8pm

Some Specialties: Cosmetics and Plastic Surgery, Obesity, Psychology, Pain Management

  • Marina Medical Center

Location: Botanica Tower

Hours: 10am-9pm

Some Specialties: Dentistry, Dermatology, Laser Hair Removal, Pediatrics

  • King’s Marina Medical Center

Location: The Residences at Marina Gate 1

Hours: 8am-6pm

Some Specialties: 24/7 ER, Cardiology, Diabetes Clinic, Gynaecology, Insomnia Care Unit

  • Eternity Medicine Institute

Location: K.G. Tower

Hours: 9am-6pm

Some Specialties: Diabesity Cure, Anti-Aging, Obesity, Early Cancer Detection

  • Medcare Medical Center

Location: Sukoon Tower next to Radisson Blu Hotel

Hours: 9am-9pm

Some Specialties: General Surgery, Dentistry, ER, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine.

What Are the Most Popular Restaurants in Dubai Marina?

A plethora of restaurants are available for you to divulge at Dubai Marina; you will be dining every weekend in a new place! Here are the most popular ones:

  • Salt (ZomatoRating 4.4, Burgers, Al Marsa St, near Marina Mall)
  • Ruya (Zomato Rating 4.2, Turkish, Grosvenor House)
  • Wagamama (Zomato Rating 4.2, Asian, Dubai Marina Mall)
  • Asia Asia (Zomato Rating 4.1, Asian, Pier 7)
  • Abd Al Wahab (Zomato Rating 4, Lebanese, Pier 7)
  • La Carnita (Zomato Rating 3.9, Mexican, InterContinental)
  • Amaseena (Zomato Rating 3.9, Arabic, The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Five Guys (Zomato Rating 3.9, American, Burgers, Marina Mall)
What Are Things to Do in Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina is one of the most popular neighbourhoods to live in Dubai thanks to its endless options for entertainment and simply having a good time. Here’s what you can try:

  • Walk the Marina Walk. Whether it’s the end of a long working day or peaceful mornings on the weekend, you could always opt for experiencing Marina Walk. It’s lined with some of the city’s best eateries and boutique shops.
  • Go to the Mall. Enjoy shopping at Marina Mall where you’ll find endless brands with all the latest collections.

Things to Do in Dubai Marina During the Day

  • Cruise the Marina. A cruise is a great way to take in the beauty of Dubai Marina with its majestic skyscrapers from the water. You can really feel the culture of the UAE by hopping on a traditional dhow boat for an unforgettable journey.
  • Zipline Above the Marina. You read that right! Dubai Marina is home to the longest urban zipline on the planet, XLine Dubai Marina. Put your adventure cap on and get ready to swing from high above, 170m high to be exact, at speeds reaching 80 km/hr!
  • Have a delicious breakfast at Bouchon
  • Have a swim at the beach
  • Enjoy water activities
  • Take a day cruise
  • Spend the day at Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Things to Do in Dubai Marina at Night

  • Have Dinner in the Sky. Imagine rising up 50 meters in the air and indulging in one of the most luxurious meals you’ll ever taste! Dinner in the Sky at SkyDive Dubai is an experience like no other.
  • Have a delicious dinner at one of the Marina Walk restaurants
  • Go on a night dhow cruise
  • Spend a late night with friends at a cafe with a view of the Marina
What Are the Best Shopping Destinations in Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina Mall is the ultimate shopping destination in the area. You can head over there to watch the latest blockbuster movies at the Reel Cinemas or shop the latest collections. Here are some iconic brands available there:

  • Accessorize
  • Aldo
  • Birkenstock
  • Borders
  • Mango
  • Desigual
  • Ecco
  • H&M
  • Kate Spade
  • Huge Boss
  • L’Occitane
  • Mint Velvet
  • Sephora
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Tommy Helfiger
  • Virgin Megastores
What Property Types Are Available in Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina has a wide range of residential towers with luxurious apartments of various sizes to suit your needs, most of which offering stunning Marina views:

  • Studio
  • 1-bedroom apartment
  • 2-bedroom apartment
  • 3-bedroom apartment
  • 4-bedroom apartment
  • 5-bedroom penthouse
What Are the Best Towers and Communities in Dubai Marina?

We’ve gathered for you some of the best buildings in Dubai Marina to consider as your new home:

  1. Cayan Tower
  • Type of Residence: 75-storey tower with 495 apartments
  • Apartments: Studios to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses
  • Developer: Cayan Real Estate
  • Highlights:
    • Unique design in a helical shape twisted 90 degrees over the entire height
    • Marina-facing infinity-edge pool outdoors
    • Communal spaces
    • Health spa
    • Exercise rooms
    • Conference spaces
    • 623 parking spaces
  1. Ocean Heights
  • Type of Residence: 83-storey tower with 519 apartments
  • Apartments: 1- to 4-bedroom apartments
  • Developer: DAMAC
  • Highlights:
    • 5th tallest residential tower in the world
    • Parking
    • Spacious balconies
    • Concierge service
    • Fitness center
    • Spa
  1. Elite Residence
  • Type of Residence: 87-storey tower with 697 apartments
  • Apartments: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and penthouses
  • Developer: Tameer
  • Highlights:
    • Swimming pools
    • Car parking
    • 24/7 security
    • Communal area
    • Games room
    • Gym
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Kids play area
  1. Princess Tower
  • Type of Residence: 101-storey tower with 763 apartments
  • Apartments: 1- to 4-bedroom apartments
  • Developer: Tameer
  • Highlights:
    • Retail outlets
    • Parking
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Gym
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Games room
    • Kids area
    • Hall
    • Observation deck (97th floor) with Wi-Fi
  1. The Torch Marina
  • Type of Residence: 84-storey tower with 682 apartments
  • Apartments: Studios to duplex penthouses
  • Developer: Select Group
  • Highlights:
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Private parking
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids pool area
    • 24/7 security
    • Concierge services
    • Direct access to Marina Walk
  1. Sulafa Tower
  • Type of Residence: 81-storey tower with 702 apartments
  • Apartments: 1- to 3-bedroom apartments and duplex penthouse
  • Developer: Al Sayyah
  • Highlights:
    • Luxurious entrance lobby
    • Parking
    • Fitness club
    • Indoor swimming pool
What Are the Average Rental Prices in Dubai Marina?

Here are the average rent prices for properties at Dubai Marina:

  • Studio: Starting AED 36,999/year
  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 40,000/year
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 61,000/year
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 84,000/year
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 125,000/year
  • 5-bedroom apartment/penthouse: Starting AED 300,000/year.
What Are the Average Sale Prices in Dubai Marina?

If you’re looking to buy your new home, look no further; check the average sale prices at Dubai Marina:

  • Studio: Starting AED 379,999
  • 1-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 475,000
  • 2-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 720,000
  • 3-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 970,000
  • 4-bedroom apartment: Starting AED 1,550,000
  • 5-bedroom apartment/penthouse: Starting AED 5,500,000.
What Are the Events in Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina has no shortage of events that take place throughout the year, including fireworks, performances by major artists, seasonal celebrations, and many more.