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Area Summary of Dubai Marina

Developed by Emaar Properties and HOK Canada, Dubai Marina is home to high-rise residences, upscale entertainment options, and a picturesque canal-side lifestyle. Located along 3.5 km of azure waters, this metropolitan area is a prime location for waterfront activities, including private yacht chartering, jet-skiing, and leisurely boat tours. With recreational conveniences and modern amenities as its focal point, Dubai Marina remains one of the city’s most sought-after residential districts.

Key Features of Dubai Marina

  • Private Yacht Chartering, Boat Tours & Watersports
  • 7 km Marina Walk Featuring Restaurants, Cafes & Retail
  • Luxury High-Rise Apartments
  • Convenient Access to the Dubai Metro, Waterbus & Tram
  • Picturesque Canal Views

Who Would Enjoy the Dubai Marina Area?

  • Families: Dubai Marina is a lively and safe place for families, offering an array of recreational facilities, nearby schools, and outdoor activities. The neighborhood features several ready-to-move-in apartments and properties for households of all sizes.

  • Affluent Individuals: Offering stunning canal views and top-of-the-line amenities, there is no shortage of luxury properties for sale in Dubai Marina.

  • Holiday Home Seekers: As a global destination for waterfront luxury, those seeking holiday rentals can make Dubai Marina their annual vacation destination.

  • Young Professionals: With proximity to both the Dubai Metro and Tram, Dubai Marina provides easy access to key business hubs and districts.

Dubai Marina Detailed Features

Attractions of Dubai Marina

Malls in Dubai Marina

  • Dubai Marina Mall: Located in the heart of Dubai Marina, this mall boasts a mix of high-end and casual shops, as well as several dining options and a boutique cinema.

Beaches in Dubai Marina

  • The Beach at JBR: Located in the nearby Jumeirah Beach Residences, this trendy spot offers both leisurely shoreline relaxation and thrilling watersports.

Restaurants in Dubai Marina

  • Pier 7: Featuring seven different restaurants, each with their own unique cuisine, Pier 7 is a distinctive multi-story dining experience.

Things To Do in Dubai Marina

  • Dubai Marina Walk: This 7 km promenade provides stunning views of the waterfront and Dubai’s glittering skyline.

  • Marina Yacht Club: From luxury yacht rentals to upscale waterfront dining, Marina Yacht Club is the epitome of coastal leisure.

  • XLine Dubai Marina: Soar at speeds of up to 80 km/h on the world's longest urban zipline.

Accessibility & Transport in Dubai Marina

Metro Stations in Dubai Marina

  • DMCC Metro Station: 1.5 km away
  • Sobha Realty Metro Station: 1.5 km away
  • Al Khail Metro Station: 2.8 km away

Waterbus Stations in Dubai Marina

  • Marina Mall Marine Transport Station 1: 750 m away
  • Marina Walk Waterbus Station 3: 1.3 km away
  • Marina Promenade Marine Transport Station: 2 km away

Bus Stations in Dubai Marina

  • JBR Station 1: 400 m away
  • Mina Al Siyahi, Le Meridien Hotel 1: 1.5 km away
  • JBR Station 2: 1.7 km away

Tram Stations in Dubai Marina

  • Marina Mall Tram Station: 1.6 km away

Key Landmarks of Dubai Marina

  • Jumeirah Beach Residence: 1.1 km away
  • Jumeirah Lake Towers: 5.6 km away
  • Palm Jumeirah: 8.6 km away
  • Burj Al Arab: 8.8 km away
  • Al Barsha 1: 8.9 km away
  • Downtown Dubai: 22.4 km away
  • Dubai International Airport: 38.7 km away

Education Nearby Dubai Marina

Nurseries in Dubai Marina

  • British Orchard Nursery JBR: 1.6 km away
  • Raffles Early Childhood Center: 2.1 km away
  • Blossom Marina Nursery: 2.6 km away
  • Willow Children’s Nursery: 2.8 km away

Primary & High Schools in Dubai Marina

  • Dubai College: 4.9 km away
  • Regent International School, The Greens: 6.4 km away
  • Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park: 6.4 km away
  • The Winchester School: 6.5 km away
  • Dubai British School, Emirates Hills: 8.7 km away

Universities in Dubai Marina

  • Heriot-Watt University: 3.8 km away
  • University of Wollongong: 3.9 km away
  • Middlesex University Dubai: 4.9 km away
  • Murdoch University: 5.1 km away

Healthcare Facilities in Dubai Marina

  • Medcare Medical Centre, JBR: 280 m away
  • Novomed: 2 km away
  • King's College London Marina Medical Center: 1.7 km away
  • Emirates Hospital Clinics, Dubai Marina: 2.8 km away
  • Saudi German Hospital: 7.4 km away

Properties in Dubai Marina

Future Plans for Dubai Marina Area

  • Liv Waterside and Liv Lux: Featuring waterfront views and luxury amenities, these residential skyscrapers are expected to launch in 2025 and 2026.

  • Ciel Dubai Marina: Developed by The First Group and set to be the world's tallest hotel, Ciel Dubai Marina aims to further bolster the region’s hospitality sector.

  • Emaar Beachfront: Located in the vicinity of Dubai Marina, this ongoing island development is home to elite designer residences, hotels, and beachside living at its finest.


Recently Sold Apartments in Dubai Marina

S.No Date Community Property Name Procedure Status Type Bedrooms Price AED Size
Price AED
/ Sq.Ft.
1 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Sulafa Tower Sales Ready Apartment 3 Bedroom 1,851,561 1,512 1,225
2 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Studio One Sales Ready Apartment 2 Bedroom 1,630,000 834 1,954
3 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Marina Pinnacle Sales Ready Apartment 1 Bedroom 900,000 761 1,182
4 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Sky View Tower Sales Ready Apartment 2 Bedroom 1,970,000 1,349 1,461
5 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
DAMAC BAY - TOWER A Sales Offplan Apartment 3 Bedroom 9,177,170 2,158 4,254
6 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Bluewaters Residences 5 Sales Ready Apartment 4 Bedroom 22,900,000 2,459 9,313
7 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
Sky View Tower Sales Ready Apartment 2 Bedroom 1,800,000 1,606 1,121
8 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
BAY CENTRAL 1 Sales Ready Apartment 1 Bedroom 1,000,000 857 1,167
9 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
DAMAC HEIGHTS Sales Ready Apartment 2 Bedroom 2,950,000 1,386 2,129
10 19-06-24 Dubai Marina
Marsa Dubai
WEST AVENUE Sales Ready Apartment 2 Bedroom 2,150,000 1,237 1,738


Off Plan Projects in Dubai Marina


FAQ on Dubai Marina

Can you Walk around Dubai Marina?

Walking along the Dubai Marina Walk, the seven km beachfront paved walkway is not only possible but enjoyable and offers great scenic views of the Marina Harbour.

Is Dubai Marina a Good Place to Stay?

Dubai Marina is an affluent residential neighborhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with alfresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Smart cafes and pop-up craft markets line the 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.

What are top Residential Properties to Buy in Dubai Marina?

There are more than 200 residential towers in Dubai Marina, each offering spectacular views of the city and the harbour. Undoubtedly, the community known as the “tallest block in the world” offers multiple types of houses like villas, duplexes villas, apartments, Emaar Towers, Al Saheb tower, Jewel Tower just to name a few.

What are the top advantages of living in the Dubai Marina area?

  • Home to over 200 luxurious residential towers including the distinctive Cayan Tower
  • Predominantly an apartment community, but also features villas
  • Great waterfront views from most buildings
  • Residential apartments boast luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Hosts community events throughout the year
  • Home to a shopping mall, promenade, and many popular restaurant

What is unique about Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dubai. This impressive community boasts luxury skyscrapers, a range of dining and entertainment options, and best of all, it offers urban waterfront living to its residents. It is the most popular area for renting luxury apartments in Dubai generating the highest number of users web searches.

What is Dubai Marina Famous for?

Dubai Marina is famous for being the elite of Dubai: majestic buildings, a river full of yachts and expansive boats, and not the last the beach: the most popular JBR beach may be the best in Dubai.

How can non-residents buy a property in Dubai Marina?

As Dubai Marina is in a freehold area, non-residents can purchase property by following these steps:

  1. Visit the Driven Properties website.
  2. Browse through Driven Properties’ extensive property listings.
  3. Choose your ideal property.
  4. Contact one of our reputable real estate agents.
  5. Communicate with the property seller.
  6. Sign the Real Estate Sale Agreement and pay a deposit.
  7. Apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  8. Submit the required documents to complete the ownership transfer.
  9. Receive your title deed.


Are there any ownership restrictions in Dubai Marina?

While freehold ownership is generally available, certain restrictions may apply:

  • Leasehold options: Some properties may be offered on leasehold terms, granting ownership for a specific period, typically 99 years.
  • Unit caps: Specific sub-communities may limit the number of units one owner can purchase.
  • Nationality restrictions: While rare, some restrictions may exist for specific nationalities.
  • Mortgage limitations: Non-residents may have lower loan-to-value ratios for mortgages.
  • Registration fees: Non-residents pay a 4% registration fee and other associated charges.
  • Building regulations: Owners must comply with all regulations set by the developer and local authorities.
  • Community rules: Adherence to community rules regarding noise, parking, and pet ownership is mandatory.
  • Investment restrictions: Some properties may have restrictions on short-term rentals or commercial use.

What are the typical maintenance costs for properties in the area?

Maintenance fees vary depending on the property size, type, and community. Expect to pay around AED 5-10 per square foot annually, covering common area maintenance, landscaping, security, and waste disposal.

How does living in Dubai Marina compare to other parts of Dubai?

Dubai Marina boasts iconic views of the city’s waterways and is adjacent to several popular leisure spots. Compared to other areas in Dubai, it offers: 

  • Yachting, sailing, and waterfront activities at your fingertips.
  • An integrated community lifestyle with schools, hospitals, retail, and entertainment all located nearby.
  • A pedestrian-friendly environment with key amenities within walking distance.

Are there any upcoming development plans for Dubai Marina?

Yes, several exciting development plans are underway, including:

  • Liv Waterside and Liv Lux: These luxury residential skyscrapers are set to launch in 2025 and 2026, respectively.
  • Ciel Dubai Marina: Set to be the world's tallest hotel, Ciel Dubai Marina spearheads the region's hospitality sector.
  • Emaar Beachfront: This ongoing island development offers boutique residences, hotels, and beachside living near Dubai Marina.