Dubai Marina: Everything You Need To Know

2:41 pm  |  06.05.2021
Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is a prestigious residential area of Dubai with numerous skyscrapers, hotels, and restaurants. It includes 10 subdistricts, the most popular of which is the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex.

«Arab Venice» – so called district Dubai Marina for having an extended canal. It is a prestigious residential area of Dubai with numerous skyscrapers, hotels and restaurants. Dubai Marina is one of the smallest areas in Dubai – 4 square kilometers. It is second only to Downtown Dubai, which occupies only 2 sq. m. But it is also the most populated and built-up area.

Dubai Marina is located in the western part of Dubai between Jebel Ali and Al Sufouh and includes 10 microregions, the most popular of which is the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. The author and executor of the project is Emaar Properties, which is subordinated to the Government of the Emirate of Dubai. They also own popular attractions such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, Dubai Fountain and others.

The area surrounds an artificially created harbour 3 km long. From there came the name «Dubai Marina» – «harbour for yachts». Construction began in 2003 and is now almost complete. Dubai Marina is planned to become the largest artificial yacht harbour, leaving behind Marina del Rey in California, USA.

In the area there are more than 200 skyscrapers – towers with apartments, hotels, residential complexes.

One of the most comfortable residential skyscrapers is DAMAC Residenze, which has 86 floors. The price of apartments starts from 350,000 dollars; in rubles – from 22 735,4.

Economic Attractiveness of the Area

Dubai Marina was developed in 2 stages. On the first stage was built a residential complex of 6 houses with a total value of about $1.2 billion. At the same time such attractions as Iris Blue, Al Fattan Towers, Dubai Marina Towers and others were built.

The second phase is still ongoing, and new residential and office high-rise buildings are still being constructed and designed. The honor of the skyscrapers exceeds 300 meters. Today the tallest building is Pentominium – 516 meters.

The main goal of the Dubai Marina project is to build an artificial city that will include everything necessary for a comfortable existence of people, improving their status and quality of life. The prestige of the district lies in the combination of picturesque coastal landscapes and a full-fledged urban infrastructure.

Dubai Marina is considered one of the most attractive areas for investors. Here you can invest not only in residential buildings, but also in offices, salons, restaurants, hotels. For example, it is now possible to buy apartments in the Marina Gate complex from Select Group, which will be put into operation in 2021. The initial cost is US$382,808 and US$23,746,154.

It is known that in the first half of 2018, there were 1,445 deals in this area for almost 3 billion dirhams.

At present, the Dubai Marina district has approximately 28,500 built-up rooms and apartments, and a further 4,800 are under construction. It is estimated that some 120,000 people could be accommodated here. This is only in the housing complexes already under construction.

Real Estate in the Dubai Marina Area

Marina Gate

Select Group Marina Gate is a modern residential complex consisting of two high-rise buildings and villas. Each apartment offers views of Dubai and the Persian Gulf.

We offer studio apartments, apartments from 1 to 3 rooms, penthouses and villas on the coast. The villas are spacious – each takes about 600 sq. m, where 500 sq. m falls on the building itself.

The complex is located in the Dubai Marina district, next to the Marina Walk, a tram line that provides access to Palm Jumeira and other parts of Dubai.

LIV Residence

The LIV Residence apartment complex is built in the heart of the popular resort district of Dubai Marina. On the last floors are the 26th and 27th penthouses with 3 and 4 bedrooms; from 1st to 25th floors apartments with 1-3 bedrooms and studios from 43 sq. m. 

The house was opened in 2019. The house was opened in 2019. The project was realized by the developer LIV Developers together with the architectural bureau NAGA and the design company MWM Studios.

Main Attractions and Features

Dubai Marina is the most built-up area of the city and at the same time the most densely populated. The area is also considered to be quite developed in the transport industry: there are 2 metro stations, numerous public transport stops (trams, buses), ferry links that connect this part of Dubai with Business Bay via Dubai Canal.

It is possible to reach Dubai Marina from the airport by the red metro line to Damac Properties station. This journey will take approximately 45 minutes. Bus F55 is the easiest way from Al Maktoum Airport. The journey will last about 35 minutes, leaving at Ibn Battuta. Next – in the metro to Jumeirah Lakes Towers station (DMCC Metro Station 1) or in bus 8 to Marsa Dubai stop (the journey takes approximately 15 minutes).

Dubai Marina attracts tourists from all over the world. It is true that there are many wonderful places to look at in order to understand the culture and peculiarities of the country.

If you want to explore the world of shopping, we recommend Boutique 1 on The Walk, where you will find all kinds of brands, as well as The Beach and Covent Garden shopping centres. Here you will find everything from unusual foods to jewelry.


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