As with any large city, Dubai is divided into several neighborhoods, each as impressive as the next. In this article we would like to talk about the Marina district, as it is one of the most popular areas of the city and is attracting more and more investors.
A popular area where you can find everything you want, such as good restaurants, bars, shopping centers, sports activities, in short, great things to do with the family.
WHERE IS THE MARINA DISTRICT?
Located southwest of the famous Jumeriah palm and facing the Persian Gulf, the Marina district is one of the must-see areas when visiting Dubai.
With an area of 5 km2, this posh district is accessible thanks to the numerous public transport that the city offers, such as the tramway, the bus lines, or the famous ferryboats.
From the airport, it will take 30 minutes by cab to get to the Marina. If you wish to use public transport, the journey will be longer, count on a good hour.
SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN MARINA DUBAI
If one thing seems certain, it is that on the side of Marina Dubai, you will not have time to get bored. The reason? A wide selection of sports and unusual activities.
1. SKYDRIVE DUBAI
Thrill seekers looking for a new experience will enjoy going to the North Marina skydiving school to live this incredible and overwhelming experience. With an impeccable and meticulous organization, very professional and friendly people will take care of you very well.
Although Skydrive Dubai is quite expensive (AED 2300 or € 630) the experience is unforgettable and you will get your money’s worth with the video of your fall that will be delivered to you in the process, with editing and music. A breathtaking view will be offered to you once in the air. A unique moment during your visit to Dubai.
2. XLINE DUBAI
Located at the entrance of the Grand Mall of Dubai, XLine Dubai is an incredible experience to live if you are visiting the Marina. A very professional team will make you feel comfortable from the beginning to the end. We recommend that you leave with the souvenir video included with your activity. Count 150 € for this kind of thrill.
3. AQUAFUN WATER PARK
The AquaFun Water Park is a floating park, for children and adults, located on the beach of JBR. You’ll be sliding, climbing, and swinging for hours with the many activities available.
You can keep your bags safely in the specially designed lockers and enjoy the many floats. The lifeguards are also very friendly and will give you good advice. A wonderful experience for the whole family.
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE MARINA
Hungry for something to eat? Marine Dubai has a wide selection of excellent restaurants offering dishes from all over the world. Something to excite your senses.
Right in the center of the Marina district at Rixos Premium, the Italian restaurant Luigia is an address where many locals like to go to enjoy a refined and quality cuisine.
You will come across families who come here because there is a play area for children.
The staff is very friendly and professional in their service. A family atmosphere that will surely make you want to come back during your stay in Dubai.
2. MARINA SOCIALE
Great food awaits you at Marina Social restaurant. With good food and excellent service, you will enjoy its perfect location while enjoying your meal.
Marina Social is located right in the center of the neighborhood, the view of the water is a must not miss where you can sit outside. We recommend that you try their delicious steaks nicely cooked on the grill. To get there, the address is First Floor, InterContinental hotel.
MARINA DUBAI BARS NOT TO BE MISSED
For those who, after a long day, want to relax … We have, again, what you do. Indeed, on the side of Marina Dubai, we find some rather nice bars. You be the judge.
1. PURE SKY LOUNGE
Located on a rooftop with a view of the Ferris wheel and the whole Marina area, the Pure Sky Lounge offers a grandiose setting to all its customers. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous sunset while sipping your cocktails.
The staff of the ambiance bar is at your service, and will make you appreciate the moment in the best way. The cocktails and the proposed menus are of high quality. A nice place to spend a drunken evening with friends. The address is Level 35 The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Barasti Beach is one of the few clubs in Dubai where admission is free. There is a giant screen to watch soccer matches. Champions League fans will be delighted to visit on match nights.
Those who want to go there for a relaxing time will have access to the pool and the beach. You can easily park next to Le Meridien, the parking is free. A good atmosphere and a good clientele are waiting for you. The address is Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina.