13 Best Things To Do In Dubai Marina, UAE - Updated 2023


Dubai Marina is the true definition of sophistication and uniqueness. It is a district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) that covers 50 million square feet (4.6 million sq m) of waterfront. Dubai Marina is a man-made marina that was constructed along a 2-mile (3 km) stretch of the Persian Gulf shoreline. Plan a trip here and explore this affluent and exhilarating residential neighborhood. Soak up the sun in the sandy beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Take a walk along the beautiful Dubai Marina Promenade that is lined with cosmopolitan restaurants, cafes, and pop-up craft markets. Shop until you drop at Dubai Marina Mall which has chain and luxury fashion brands. Go on a cruise through the marina in the upscale yachts. Marvel at the spectacular skyscrapers that offer amazing views of the marina with each having its own unique architectural style. Read on to know more about the many things to do in Dubai Marina, UAE.

1. Take a stroll along Dubai Marina Walk

Dubai Marina Walk
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Dubai Marina Walk is a 7 km (4.3 mi) palm-lined waterfront walkway with landscaped greenery. Take a stroll as you enjoy views of the emerald-hued waterway with luxury yachts passing by. Dine at one of the many global cafes, food outlets, and restaurants that will satisfy cravings for most cuisines. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the numerous skyscrapers in this man-made marina. Shop at Dubai Marina Mall that houses renowned high street fashion brands, beauty brands, electronics, and home décor stores. Be sure to capture photos at the beautiful Dubai Marina Walk fountain. After a day of exploring, unwind and relax at one of the spas along the walk.

Dubai Marina Walk

Address: Dubai Marina Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Dubai Marina Walk - Emaar

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

2. Have fun yachting at Dubai Marina Yacht Club

marina yacht club, dubai
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Feel the excitement that comes with dining in a yacht or simply being in one in the waters. Rent out a private yacht and enjoy a luxury cruise on the water. Dubai Marina Yacht Club features exclusive bars, restaurants, and lounges on a man-made canal. During the day, it is a boater’s haven and at night it transforms into a vibrant bustling nightlife waterfront. It also provides sheltered berthing for over five hundred yachts and assistance with berthing and sailing permits from their marine professionals.

Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Address: Dubai Marina Yacht Club - 32923 - United Arab Emirates

Website: Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Dine at Pier 7

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Visit Pier 7 for a fine dining experience. The building has seven different restaurants on each of its floors with each varying in tastes, presentation, ambiance, and style. Enjoy the ambiance and great views of the city skyline, the Arabian Gulf, and the Dubai Marina. Choose from dining indoors or a unique al fresco dining experience. The food served is of great quality and very tasty. Here, you will definitely get value for your money. Explore Pier 7 for a taste of various different cuisines.

Pier 7

Address: Marina Promenade - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Pier 7

Opening hours: 8am - 3am (daily)

4. Browse through the artworks at Gallery One

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Posted by Gallery One on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gallery One features beautiful artworks and gifts by both famous and emerging artists. You will find numerous amazing authentic and original artworks here. Their products include giftable art which are presented in a beautiful gift box, wall art, and Clarus editions which are artworks and photographs by renowned creative talent and posters. Brighten your house with these amazing pieces or get that stunning gift for your friend.

Gallery One

Address: Store GM02, THE Walk, Jumeriah Beach Residence, Dubai, UAE - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Gallery One

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

5. Go on an amazing tour with Dream Explorer LLC

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Posted by Dream Explorer on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

This tour company specializes in organizing adventurous tours in the sea, air, and desert. Go for a desert safari in a powerful hummer. Get on board a dune buggy equipped with roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher, helmet and a backup vehicle in case of mechanical issues as you go and explore the desert. Other options include hot air balloon, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and riding on a jet boat. Prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure as you go on any of these tours.

Dream Explorer LLC

Address: East Marina Berth R, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Dream Explorer LLC

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

6. Watch spectacular water sports at Dubai International Marine Club

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Posted by Dubai International Marine Club on Saturday, June 4, 2022

Located on Dubai’s waterfront, Dubai International Marine Club is the home of water sports in Dubai. Each season, they organize nearly forty local, national, and international water sports events. Enjoy watching these events as you cheer for your favorite team. It also has a marina berthing more than 300 yachts, a helipad, sailing school, and six exhibition halls. This is a fun way to spend your day.

Dubai International Marine Club

Address: Mina Seyah, Al Sofouh Road, Dubai, 24883, United Arab Emirates

Website: Dubai International Marine Club

7. Free-fall from incredible heights with Skydive Dubai

Skydiving over Palm Jumeirah
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Feel the adrenaline rush as you soar up high with Skydive Dubai. Tandem skydive lets you experience free-falling at over 120 miles per hour (193.1 km/hr) while securely fastened to an experienced instructor. Choose the option of a gyrocopter flight which takes you on a 20-minute ride at 1,500 feet (457.2 meters) as you marvel at amazing aerial views of Dubai’s highlights such as Ain Dubai, Palm Jumeirah Island, Atlantis, and Burj Al Arab. You can also be taught how to skydive on your own by instructors who use the latest training techniques. Do not miss out on this extraordinary experience.

Skydive Dubai

Address: Al Seyahi St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Skydive Dubai

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm (daily)

8. Pamper yourself at Westin Heavenly Spa

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Posted by The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on Friday, July 11, 2014

Enjoy a day of self-love at Westin Heavenly Spa. Leave your stresses behind as you soothe your mind, body, and soul at this amazing spa. Its services include massages, body treatments, facials and Shellac nail treatments. The spa also features saunas, steam rooms, hot tub, and a gym. Their treatments make use of products by award-winning British skin-care brand, ELEMIS. No matter your choice of treatment, be guaranteed of leaving feeling beautiful inside and out. This is the best place to pamper yourself that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Westin Heavenly Spa

Address: King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Westin Heavenly Spa

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

9. Enjoy variety shopping at Dubai Marina Mall

Dubai Marina Mall By Night
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A haven for shopping, Dubai Marina Mall is the place to be. Start by admiring the stunning architectural design of the mall. On four levels, the mall has over 140 outlets including high-street fashion brands, couture, dining spots with the view of the water, Reel Cinemas and a supermarket. Shops here include Adidas, ALDO, American Vintage, Bath & Body Works, Destination Maternity, Hugo Boss, and MAC, just to name a few. Spend your hard-earned money shopping at these amazing stores. The joy that comes with getting new stuff is immeasurable. When tired, take a break dining at one of the 22 eateries including, Starbucks, KFC, Tortilla, and YO! Sushi. As we all know, shopping in itself is quite therapeutic.

Dubai Marina Mall

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd - إمارة دبيّ - United Arab Emirates

Website: Dubai Marina Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Sat - Sun: 10am - 12am; Thu - Fri: 10am - 1am

10. Soak up the sun at JBR Beach

Beach @ Jumeirah Beach Residence @ Dubai Marina
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Imagine fine sand on a white sandy beach, a light cool breeze blowing around you, emerald hued waters, amazing views, and just the right amount of sunshine. Jumeirah Beach Residence beach offers just that! Bask in the sun as you enjoy the amazing views or enjoy a swim in the warm waters. You can also indulge in some water sports activities. Marvel at the beautiful and luxurious beachfront hotels such as Burj Al Arab. A lazy day out in the sun with amazing views as your backdrop is all the vacationing you need.

11. Book an overnight stay at the luxurious Address Dubai Marina (from USD 130)

Overlooking the world’s largest man-made marina and waterfront development, this hotel presents sophistication and comfort. Staying at this hotel is truly the dream. Unwind and relax in the elegant rooms with immaculately designed furnishing and the finest linens you can get. Dine at the elegant restaurant that serves haute cuisine. Pamper yourself at the spa with various treatments and therapeutic aroma therapies or keep fit at the modern fitness center. Its swimming pool on level four opens up to amazing views of the marina. To top it all off, enjoy the convenience of shopping at Dubai Marina Mall which is directly linked to the hotel.

Address Dubai Marina

Wifi Available

Address: Al Marsa Street, 66, Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923
Accommodates: 4

Babysitting/child services Food can be delivered to guest accommodation ATM/cash machine on site Process in place to check health of guests First aid kit available Fitness centre WiFi Available Swimming pool

12. Go on an unforgettable dinner cruise (from USD 65.0)

Enjoy a magical dinner cruise that takes approximately two to three hours on this tour. Get picked up at your hotel and then head to Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Relax aboard the traditional-style wooden dhow boat as it takes you around best spots with captivating views. The illuminated skyscrapers bring out a romantic vibe. Be treated to a delectable buffet dinner of international and Emirati dishes and watch a Tanoura dance show as you enjoy your meal. Dining under the moonlight adds to the magical experience. The tour then ends with a drop-off at your central hotel.

Marina Dhow Cruise with Buffet Dinner and Entertainment Show

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

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13. See Dubai’s highlights on this speedboat tour (from USD 32.87)

things to do in dubai marina | see dubai’s highlights on this speedboat tour

Enjoy a 90-minute sightseeing tour that starts from the Dubai Marina. After a safety briefing, prepare yourself to be wowed. See Dubai’s highlights such as Dubai Eye Wheel, Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, Harbour Project, The Palm and its hotels, Dubai Rulers Private Island and Dubai Marina. Gain useful insights regarding the landmarks from your guide. This is an ideal way to explore this area within a short period of time.

Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

Duration: 1.5 hour

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Dubai - where elegance meets fun

A vacation is a much-needed break every once in a while to escape the hustles and bustles of life. Plan a trip here to enjoy basking in the sun in beautiful sandy beaches, indulging in tasty cuisines, going on that dream cruise, sky diving, and so much more. Have that sophisticated and unforgettable experience using our list of things to do in Dubai Marina, UAE.

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