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Best things to do in Dubai Marina, Dubai

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
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“Barasti Beach is one of the coolest place to visit. Great food and beverages. Atmosphere at times. Must visit this place if you are visiting Dubai.”
71 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Large waterfront shopping & dining complex with big-name stores, a supermarket & food outlets.”
46 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Skydive Dubai is opposite of the building and it is one of the best in all around the world !!!”
46 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Dubai Marina is an affluent residential neighborhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with al fresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Smart cafes and pop-up craft markets line waterside promenade Dubai Marina Walk, while Dubai Marina Mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands. Upscale yachts cruise through the large man-made marina, where activities range from jet-skiing to skydiving”
60 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This clean, wonderful beach area has plenty of facilities, including showers, toilets and changing rooms housed in distinctive panelled pods. Kids can keep cool in a splash zone, and there's even an outdoor gym for exercise! Since it's right next to The Beach at JBR and The Walk at JBR, there's no shortage of food and drink outlets, although alcohol is only available in the hotels.Paralleling the beachfront for about 1km, The Beach at JBR is an open-plan cluster of low-lying, urban-style buildings wrapped around breezy plazas. Hugely popular with families on weekends, it mixes cafes and upmarket shops with a lively waterfront fun zone complete with a kiddie splash park, an outdoor gym, a crafts market and other diversions. A beach club rents out sunloungers, or you can spread your towel just about anywhere for free.”
33 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“JBR is located in Dubai's most sought-after beachfront neighborhood, the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). JBR is home to the famed The Walk at JBR and The Beach, with five-star hotels, restaurants headed by Michelin star-awarded chefs, branded shops, dynamic water sports and a strip of cafés and dining facilities popular for al fresco dining. ”
60 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pier 7 is Dubai Marina's premiere fine dining scene with 7 different restaurants offering exotic Arabic and Asian flavors and European inspired dining.Enjoy views of the sunset out the windows - you're sure to find something for everyone's taste. ”
61 locals recommend
Route
“Nice and calm place within in the heart of city. Just 10-15 minutes drive from the building.”
45 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Famous Day and Night Beach and pool club with live music and DJ everyday and night”
24 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Lovely and lively beach. Nice restaurants, cafés, movie theater as well as water sport activities and recreational areas for children. ”
22 locals recommend
Establishment
“Dubai Marina Mall offers you the best of the big malls right in the heart of the Marina – it is a modern shopping and lifestyle destination for residents and visitors of the Dubai Marina community.”
32 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Awesome view along the walk, nice place to spend in the evening. Lots of restaurants and cafes options.”
14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Very popular with the Ex-pat community. Has a large terrace for viewing $million yachts.”
37 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“5 minutes walk. The nicest way to get there is to walk along the Marina side. Boats, attractions and a great view of the skyline will lead you to Marina Mall with its shops and restaurants.”
15 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A wealth of sensory experiences with colours, textures, taste, and of course, the unmistakable chill-out lounge music.”
26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ More than 200+ amazing restaurants and cafes from around the world for every taste! The all well designed and professionally staff!”
14 locals recommend