Skydiving in Dubai
The centre offers special training sessions for first timers, with expert guides training them in the basic know-hows of the sport. Soaring at a height of over 13,000 feet above the ground, skydivers are privy to special views of the Palm Jumeirah Island and the beach below. Expert skydivers can also spend their time here adding special skills to their repertoire, as the training centre here offers special coaching in free fly, canopy and wingsuit diving.
Highlights: Coaching centre, gyrocopter flights, desert and island views
Go For an Unforgettable Dinner Cruise
Priding in its profusely breathtaking views, this Dhow cruise is also regarded as one of the most romantic things to do in Dubai Marina. The elaborately planned evening will include a themed dinner with several Arabian specialties. A traditional performance of the Egyptian Tanaura will serve as one of the major highlights of the evening.
Highlights: Tanaura dance performance, traditional dinner, Marina views
Stroll along the Dubai Marina Walk
The promenade is dotted with palm fronds along its length, which eventually give way to a host of classic diners and restaurants. The Covent Garden Market nestles along the block, selling a host of unique, handmade items. Local groups often choose the Marina Walk for live gigs and standalone performances as well. Although most of the shops here stay open during the day, nights at the Marina can be an excellent way to explore the nighttime beauty of Dubai.
Highlights: Specialty stores, thrift markets, Gulf views
The resort features five different ski slopes of varying difficulties, including a 400-meter-long run, made out of real snow. A ski tow-lift carries the skiers up the mountain. The ski centre also hosts a Snow Park, with a variety of activities such as tobogganing or sledding. There’s a penguin enclosure within the resort as well.
Highlights: authentic Snow sports, snow park, penguin enclosure, snow cinema
The line is known not just for its length, but for its speed as well, hitting a whopping rate of 60kilometers per hour in less than 3 seconds. All zipliners are assisted by expert guides who train them on the do’s and dont’s of the sport. Each zipliner is fitted with a personal camera as well, documenting the whole experience for them.
Highlights: Video recording of entire experience, personal coaching, Marina views
Take a Sunset Cruise
Taking place during the late evening hours, the cruise also includes a delicious buffet meal, curated with love and offering some of the best local delicacies. Live music performances are held as well, adding to the charm of the evening.
Highlights: Traditional dinner, music performance, sunset views
Go Dancing at Zero Gravity Dubai
An excellent lineup of world-class DJ’s can be found taking the floor, belting out international hits through the night. The bar at the club is known for its deliciously prepared drinks as well. Those not desiring to stay on their feet all night could always head out to the garden area for a drink or the shisha lounge instead.
Highlights: Private pool, shisha lounge, outdoor area, international music
Dine at Pier 7
Diners can choose between outdoor dining and al-fresco seating with excellent views to the Marina. The uniquely circular shape of the building offers some splendid views of the Arabian Gulf as well.
Highlights: 7 ways of dining, outdoor seating experience, Marina view
Pamper Yourself at Westin Heavenly Spa
It features both male and female massage rooms, each fitted with their own saunas, steam room and jacuzzi. Visitors can choose from a wide range of facials, treatment packages and body massages for their perfect set. The Westin Spa features a special couples’ treatment room as well. The Spa also features a fully equipped gymnasium and exercise room for those who choose to extend their wellness treatment a little further.
Highlights: Couples’ packages, nail treatment, gymnasium, sauna room, jacuzzi
Experience Variety Shopping at the Dubai Marina Mall
In addition to this, Dubai Marina mall features a children’s entertainment centre, a cinema theatre and an expansive supermarket as well. After a hectic shopping experience here, one could always head over to any of the high-end diners in the mall and treat themself to a range of global cuisine.
Highlights: High-end retail, children’s entertainment centre, supermarket, global dining
Soak Up The Sun at JBR Beach
A number of water sport facilities are offered here as well, such as parasailing, boating or even jet skiing. The famed Dubai Marina walk travels along the beach perimeter, offering a number of fantastic street food stalls. JBR, filled with nightclubs, is also a great option if you’re wondering what to do in Dubai Marina at night.
Highlights: Watersports, seaside eateries, family park, picnic areas
Have Fun Yachting at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club
One can hire anything from a grand superyacht to a frisky sports boat from any of the centers here. Some boats are self-negotiable, while the bigger launches come with a trained pilot as well. If you’re not interested in boating at all, you can still spend an evening at the yacht club just sampling from the various bars and diners here.
Highlights: Luxury yacht on rent, diners, boating
Go Deep Sea Fishing in the Marina
It won’t matter if you don’t have any previous experience in fishing, for the activity is an entirely guided one, with several expert trainers ready and eager to help. The extensive reef here, coupled with its oyster population and variety of colorful fishes here, add a mystic charm to the whole experience.
Highlights: Fishing training, snacks on board
Take a Speedboat Tour around Dubai Marina
One can either opt for a group tour, or even charter a private boat for a more intimate experience. If taken at night, one can also witness the city come alive with lights. The tour also makes occasional photo stops for riders to capture and keep their memories in place.
Highlights: Water-based sightseeing, photo stops
Catch a Flick at The Outdoor Cinema
Each cinema screens family friendly films over the weekend after sunset. Most of these locations have on-site snack bars and eateries where visitors can grab a quick snack before settling down on their back. Although the experience is a treat in itself, the backdrop of the stunning Marina makes it twice as exquisite.
Highlight: Open air seating, snacks