A beautiful promenade on Bluewaters Island is The Wharf. There you will find numerous good shops and restaurants where you can stroll a bit in the evening.
Shops from The Wharf
In the meantime, there are numerous beautiful promenades in Dubai where you can hang out in the open air. This is exactly what tourists want when they go on vacation there. In the evening you want to sit in a restaurant with a great view of the open-air when the temperature is warm. Exactly that is possible at The Wharf and the view from there of the skyline of the Dubai Marina is sensational. Especially in the evening, when the skyscrapers are all illuminated, it looks spectacular. The island is also becoming more and more popular with tourists as the largest Ferris wheel in the world, Ain Dubai, is located there.
So you can combine a lot there if you want. Incidentally, the operator of these promenades is Meeras where there are others such as The Beach or the City Walk Dubai. We definitely recommend looking at them. These are always well attended, especially in the evening, when the temperatures in summer are no longer that high. During the winter months, it is a lot of fun to sit down in a restaurant and let the evening fade away. It is therefore no longer absolutely necessary to book a half-board in the hotel.
The bridge to Bluewaters Island
You will find numerous shops at The Wharf that you need for everyday life. These are particularly interesting for the residents of Bluewaters Island. Because there are also numerous apartment buildings and so they can go shopping there if something is needed.
Otherwise, you would always have to leave the island and go to a mall. The concept there has been done very well and of course, there are also many shops for tourists. There are numerous shops with fashion or electronic goods. You can also buy an Arabic perfume if you want. There is also a supermarket where you can get fresh products. However, not all stores are fully open yet, and more are being added. But you can already look at them and you can get there quickly from the mainland.
As already mentioned, there are also many restaurants at The Wharf and you have a large selection. You get everything you can imagine from pizza to burgers. But Arabic cuisine is also offered there and you should try it once if you are on holiday there. You can find many cuisines from all over the world where Indian, Brazilian, Mexican or Cuban specialties are also offered. Furthermore, a good fish restaurant and much more. You only need to book breakfast in the hotel and not half board. So you can visit a restaurant where you are in the evening.
Otherwise, in our opinion, you are always tied to the hotel and have to be there at certain times to have dinner. So you are very flexible there and still have a great environment and view. Most of the restaurants are located along a promenade with a direct view of the Dubai Marina. However, the prices in the restaurants are a bit more expensive than what you can imagine in a fast-food restaurant. You pay for a pizza there, for example, and then you should also give a tip. But you certainly don’t go to eat there every evening and you should treat yourself to that. If you want to have such a beautiful view then you have to pay a little more for it.
Before visiting The Wharf, you should also check the opening times. The shops are open from Sunday to Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. On the weekend from Thursday to Saturday a little longer from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. So you have enough time to look at them there. The restaurants are always open longer. From Sunday to Wednesday they are always open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Even longer here on the weekend, from 10:00 a.m. to even 1:00 a.m. at night. So you can go there any day of the week and you will have a lot of fun on the island because everything is done very modernly there. Especially at night, everything is beautifully lit and it looks impressive.
The island of Bluewaters Island can of course be seen from afar and all you have to do is look at the Ferris wheel. If you have booked a city hotel, for example near the Burj Khalifa, you can take a taxi there. There is direct access from Sheikh Zayed Road and the taxi drivers know the way very well as there are always many tourists. If you are already in the Dubai Marina then you can use the bridge. Because the mainland is connected to the island via a direct bridge. It takes around 20 minutes and then you are there.
Bluewaters Island Dubai
There is a boardwalk that starts at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and then all you have to do is walk over the bridge. It’s also a nice walk with a sensational view. There are also several seating options directly on the bridge where you can see the skyline. If you have a car you can park it in the large parking garage. So there are so many different ways to get to The Wharf. In the future, it should also be possible to reach the island by monorail.
The Wharf is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in restaurants and shops. This promenade is probably characterized by its exceptional location near the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. In our opinion, the view from the restaurants on the skyline of the Dubai Marina is very impressive. You won’t get something like that on the other promenade like La Mer or the City Walk. Furthermore, you should also go over the bridge where you also have a great view. There you also have the opportunity to take nice photos of the Dubai trip.