Marina Beach Dubai Overview

Situated in the Dubai Marina, the Marina Beach of Dubai attracts thousands of tourists and travelers across the globe. The beach is blessed with some scintillating sceneries and picturesque backdrop; thereby making it a perfect natural setting for Dubai strollers. The tranquillity and calmness in the atmosphere there soothe your nerves and allows it to relax for the moment.

The pleasant scenes, shimmering blue waters, and the jaw-dropping coastline – all blend to make this place a perfect spot both for sightseers and voyagers. Visiting this shoreline for unwinding oneself and seeking placidness has always been a top priority on the to-do-list of all the Dubai strollers. 

The shoreline of the Marina Beach is loaded with a good count of luxury resorts, residential places and other massive structures overlooking the waterfront. There are many different local and international cafes and restaurants that are engaged in serving some delicious and mouth-watering dishes, meals, and drinks. Jet Skiing along the Marina Beach has always remained a hotspot for the Marina Beach strollers. 

As the waterfront offers a peaceful atmosphere, clean surroundings, and a cool breeze blowing in from the sparkling waters, the place is an ideal pick to plan your early morning or late evening walk. Cyclists, joggers, and families are amongst the frequent visitors of Dubai's Marina Beach. Soft sand, salty ocean breeze, and crystal clear teal water all add-up to the exhilarating vibes and charismatic charm of Dubai’s very famous Marina Beach. 

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• Stroll around the Dubai Marina Mall and spend your day indulging in some fun-filled shopping spree.
• If you are in for some unparalleled beauty and panoramic scenery then this is the perfect place for you.
• From watersports to sitout shacks, a wide array of activities are available here, making Marina Beach Dubai one of the best places to hangout.
• The restaurants as well as cafes on this beach are known for serving some of the best local delicacies.
• The calmness of the surrounding as well as the relaxing aura all around makes the Marina Beach look like a dream come true.

How To Reach

You have following three options to make your way to the Marina Beach from Dubai – 

By Bus – 

Buses to Marina Beach ply from the Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 2, Seaside. 

By Tram – 

You will get a tram from the Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 2 to drop you to the Marina Beach. 

By Taxi –

There are shared taxis available from all major locations across Dubai to drop you to Marina Beach.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to plan a visit to the Marina Beach is between November to April. This is the period when the weather of Dubai remains both calm and pleasant and is a perfect fit to enjoy all your outdoor beach activities.

If you want to avoid crowding, try to avoid the months of January and February as this is the peak season for a visit to Dubai . Both the airfare and the accommodation rates tend to rise high above their regular pricing. Also, if possible, try to reserve your tickets as early as possible so that you do not face any inconveniences and also grab the best possible deals.

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Other Essential Information

Local Restaurants at/near Marina Beach Dubai

Hungry? Dubai Marina has got some best and budgeted options to treat you with the local flavours of Dubai. So, the moment you feel hungry, grab a seat at one of the following restaurants – 

1. Pier 7 – The beauty of Pier 7 itself defines its sophistication. Set amidst the cylindrical grass strictures, the 7 dining concepts represent an excellent dining option. This place is the best pick to enjoy the glamourous skyline of Dubai during nights. You can do nothing but simply sit down on their wooden bench, grab a bread pudding and feast your eyes with the delightful sight. 

Location – Marina Promenade 

Timings – 08:00 am to 03:00 am 

2. Operation Falafel – Sit down on the tables laid outside and feast yourself with the Arabian fast food delights such as Sita Falafel, Zaatar, and Choco Banana. Enjoying your zingy food amidst the excited crowd will amplify your happy moments at this multi-cuisine dinner point. If at all you are on your diet, you still have a tasty variety of cuisines to try here. 

Location – Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 

Timings – 24x7

3. Saarangaa Bhojan Shala – The buffet counters of the Saarangaa Bhojan Shala serve some of the utterly delicious spicy Indian cuisines at extremely affordable pricing. So, for all those hungry people wandering in search of a perfect dining point, Saarangaa Bhojan Shala has wide varieties of Indian delicacies such as Paneer Naan, Masala Dosa, and Vegetable Biryani. 

Location – Dubai Marina Building 

Timings – 07:30 am to 11:30 pm 

4. Kebab Grill 44 – Hungry for a tandoori delight but confused about where to find it in Dubai Marina? Kebab Grill 44 presents you the best chefs in town to carve out the curry and tandoori dishes exotically garnished with the local flavours from Dubai. One of the outstanding restaurants of Dubai, Kebab Grill 44 serves mouth-watering foods such as Garlic Naan, Paneer Tikka, and Butter Chicken. 

Location – Executive Towers H 

Timings – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Tips for Visiting Marina Beach Dubai – 

- Plan your trip to Dubai’s Marina Beach anywhere between November to March as this is the most favourable time to experience the city of Dubai. Throughout the period, the weather remains quite pleasing for sightseeing adventures. 

- All the woman travellers should ensure that they do not carry either tight-fitting or revealing clothes as it generally tends to go against Dubai’s culture. 

- Carry both your prescription medicines and first aid kit along with you. 

- Hat and sunglasses are to be worn at all times. Apply sunscreen frequently and carry it along with you. 

- There is a fair amount of water sports here at Marina Beach to keep you engaged for an entire day. 

- Ensure that you carry both your travel insurance and all the supporting identification documents along with you. 

- Hiring or renting a private taxi is the best and fastest way to get along Marina Beach.

- Dubai Marina is famous for its food, shopping and nightlife entertainment. So, if you have a couple of days more to spend on your Dubai tour, make sure that you make the best of it.

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Point of Interest for Marina Beach Dubai
The Waterfront

The Waterfront

The Dubai Marina is a man-made canal city overlooking a 3 km long stretched Persian Gulf shoreline. Locals make their way to the Marina waterfront to watch and capture the bliss of sunrise and sunsets. As soon as the rays of the rising sun falls on the waves of the Dubai Marina water, the water waves of the Dubai Marina glitters ten fold. This picture-perfect point is worthy of every nature lover’s and photographer’s attention. Must Checkout Dubai Marina Mall and get ready for unique surprises

The stunning view of the luxurious Marina settlement

The stunning view of the luxurious Marina settlement

Standing along the shoreline, you can capture the panoramic beauty of the vastness of the Dubai Marina along with its luxurious resorts and residential complexes. You can go for a boat trip to get the best view of the entire town and capture it with your DSLRs

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Spend some quality time with your loved ones

Spend some quality time with your loved ones

Cycling or skate-boarding round the Dubai Marina waterfront is something you cannot simply afford to refrain yourself from. You can take your little ones with you to the beachfront and enjoy your family space or let the senior members of your family breathe in the fresh and clean atmosphere that characterizes Marina Beach. 

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The Grand Dubai Marina Walk

The Grand Dubai Marina Walk

What makes Dubai Marina Beach a memorable journey to remember is its Grand Marina Walk. The seven-kilometer-long walking path is all over lined with around 69 restaurants and 305 outlets to embrace the journey of every visitor who makes it to the beach. Try to figure out the public events that are frequently scheduled here on the Marina Walk and plan your visit accordingly. 

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Eat your heart out

Eat your heart out

Last but not the least, the Marina Beach features quite a good count of restaurants, clubs and bars to give you the best experience of Dubai’s luxurious nightlife.

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Marina Beach Dubai FAQs

What is Marina Beach famous for?

Marina Beach is famous for its pleasing backdrop and shimmering waters. This all activity hotspot is swarmed with travellers from all corners of the globe. Picnicking, swimming, stream skiing, and running are a few adventures to explore on your go here. In addition to your visit to the Dubai Marina Beach, you may explore the nearby tourist adventures such as camel riding, jet skiing and flyboarding at the JBR Beach, spa sessions, and yacht riding.

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Are there any restrictions at Marina Beach Dubai?

No, there are no restrictions at the Marina Beach.The beach is open for 24x7 and is a great pick for all those who love night strolling. You can eat and play along the shoreline. Just make sure that you do not litter and unnecessary waste to the environment.

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How long does it take to visit and view the entire Marina Beach Dubai?

It will not take more than 4 hours to explore the entire Marina Beach of Dubai. The Dubai Marina Walk itself is a seven kilometer long walk lined up all over with trees that promenade around the architectural marvel. Besides,the Dubai Marina harbour is a hub for water adventures. So, enjoying all the water sports here will take at least 2 to 3 hours of your overall time. Rest, if you go for a meal, it won’t take anything more than 1 to 2 hours.

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How is the nightlife at Marina Beach Dubai?

Dubai Marina is a hub for nightlife entertainment. Here are one of the best hub for nightlife entertainment

- Zero Gravity This swanky beach club is a perfect spot to experience the nightlife along the coast of Dubai Marina. The utterly delicious local flavours and the variety of music alongside the fascinating pool embrace the nightlife enjoyment.

- Bliss Lounge This is a perfect spot to sip in a glassful of your favourite cocktail while enjoying the sun setting vistas around. - Other places to hangout in Dubai Marina at night Stereo Arcade, Bar 44, Sheesha Courtyard, Inner City Zoo, and XL Dubai are some other places to explore the Dubai nightlife.

- Go for a night ride If you do not want to enjoy the Dubai nightlife indoors, you can go for a late-night drive through the city. As there is quite less traffic on Dubai roads at night, driving across the Dubai Marina roads is one-of-its own kind of experience. The roads in and around Dubai Marina lit up with thousands of illuminated lights to greet you on your night journey.

- Stroll along the Dubai Marina Waterfront If you do not have your own vehicle, you can walk down the Dubai Marina Waterfront where you have a good count of luxury yachts, boats, and speedboats lined all along.

- Enjoy your Dubai night at the Marina clubs and pubs The rocking night clubs by the Dubai Marina Bay gives you a fantastic opportunity to enjoy your favourite live sport on the big screen for the whole night. Besides, they do have their lounge chairs, video games, pool tables, and other board games to explore if you are heading here with your big group.

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Is Marina Beach open to the public?

Yes, few parts of the Marina Beach are open and accessible for public visits.

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Are there facilities such as lockers, toilets and sun loungers at the beach?

No. You won’t find any locker and sun lounger facilities at Dubai’s Marina Beach. It is better not to carry heavy loads with you if you want to explore the beach without any obstruction. You can lock all your valuable stuff within your hotel room itself and visit the beach empty-handed. Also, the toilet facilities may be available at the local restaurants there where you will be enjoying your mid-day meal. You may check for the availability of the sun lounger either at your place of accommodation or at any of these local restaurants and cafes.

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Is Marina Beach free?

Yes, there are no entry charges to visit and stroll along the Marina Beach.

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Is Dubai Marina near Jumeirah Beach?

Yes, Dubai Marina is located close to Jumeirah Beach, and the beach distance between the two points is 15 km while the road distance is 18.7 km.

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Can we swim in Marina Beach?

Yes, you are allowed to swim in the waters of the Marina Beach across those spots that are open for public visits.

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