A Weekend in Dubai Marina: UAE’s Most Picturesque Dock

Stretching from Al Sufouh Road to Dubai Media City, Dubai Marina provides serene beachside chills, luxury shopping, scrumptious eats, and comfortable stays.

High rise buildings are standing next to the winding canal, where luxury yachts are eagerly waiting for their next trip. Dubai Marina includes The Beach and the Beach Residence of Jumeirah. This canal city was constructed along the Persian Gulf’s 3-kilometre coast.

With a bit of luck, you can spot the sharks and whales entering the marina during the migratory season thanks to its closeness to the open ocean.

A half-an-hour drive south of Dubai International Airport, this cultured destination is the perfect starting point for a vacation in the UAE. It is conveniently close to the popular shopping malls in the country such as Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa by metro. A brief ride in a cab will bring you to Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Waterpark.

There’s no denying that Dubai Marina is one of the best places to be when you’re in UAE. There’s a lot to do but here are some of the best spots to get a headstart on a one-of-a-kind weekend.

Take a stroll at the Dubai Marina Walk

Packed with 69 restaurants and 305 shopping venues, the Dubai Marina Walk is the best choice for leisure, shopping, dining and marina exploration. Savour the panoramic view of the Jumeirah Beach gulf and quench your food cravings in popular dining establishments.

During weekends at Cobblestone Boulevard, you can enjoy Dubai Marina street shows or outdoor activities and events. Besides this, you can also go on a romantic cruise with your dear ones.

From October to April, you can also check out the Covent Garden Market and buy custom jewellery, handmade accessories, soaps, and craft memorabilia.

Feast in flavorful Arabic food

Enjoy Arabic fast foods like Zaatar, Pita Falafel and Choco Banana along Operation Falafel’s Marina Beach on the outdoor tables. The tangy food and the enthusiastic crowd at this multi-cuisine restaurant will enhance your experience. On a diet or not, amazing food variety can be found to fill you up.

Shop at Dubai Marina Mall

With 130 outlets and a 390,000 square feet location, the 4-level Dubai Marina Mall has everything from luxury clothing brand shops, seaside restaurants, drinking bars, supermarket, six-screen Reel Cinemas, and a playground for children.

In addition to the chain stores, there are activities that the whole family can do! You can drop by at Adams Kids, Gymboree, Mamas & Papas, and more!

Outside the mall, speedboats and luxury sailboats depart for afternoon and night cruises around and out to sea, providing buffet meals, chilled beverages, and picture-perfect coastline and palm views.

Have an Al Fresco Dining Experience

Dubai Marina is brimming with different diner to satisfy the taste of every guest. 

As you sit on the wooden benches and observe the dynamic night scenery, take a bite of delicious lamb ribs or quiche. The food menu here is varied and delectable and the views are stunning, which actually makes the general experience all-around wonderful.

Enjoy exciting outdoor activities

At Xline, you can go on thrilling adventure sports such as ziplining to watch the skyline as you soar Dubai. You can also have an adrenaline-pumping experience with Skydive Dubai’s freefall.

Rent a bike and go cycling through pavements or squeeze in a quick workout at the Street Workout Park outdoor gym. There are also multiple jet-skiing, wakeboarding and flyboarding activities that you can enjoy at JBR Beach.

If you’re more of a party person, visit Barasti Beach, a crowded pool and beach club in the afternoon and a nighttime non-stop party place by sundown. 

Or perhaps you’re looking for a more laid-back activity? You may opt to rent sunbeds and cabanas, take advantage of the free yoga classes on the lawn in front of Lime Tree Cafe, or take your little ones to play and run around Splash Pad.

Take a camel ride

Ride a Camel at the shoreline of Marina Beach Dubai and JBR Beach. This is an attractive and cheaper alternative to cherish the cityscape and seascape from the top of the Arab camels adorned with bright tassels and decorated cloths. It may take some time getting used to the pace, but you’ll certainly enjoy the journey once you’ve adapted to it.

Ride a Yacht

Book a yacht from a boat club if you intend to spend some dreamy, romantic time with your special someone in the open sea. There are also inexpensive options like speed boats and the standard dhow where you will meander on bean bags and relish the scenery of the Dubai Marina zone.

Stay and Relax at the Spa in Signature 1 Hotels

After the day’s exploration around the Marina, check-in at Signature 1 Hotel. Signature Hotel Apartment & Spa Marina is situated in the heart of Dubai Marina, offering a panoramic view of the waterfront with an array of facilities and services that add convenience and comfort to your stay.

Here you can enjoy a relaxing infinity pool facing the fascinating Marina skyline and a fully-equipped fitness center & health club with a spa offering replenishing massages.


Located at Barsha Heights, Dubai Marina and Al Barsha 1, The Signature 1 Hotels is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy business and leisure avenues that Dubai has in store. 

Featuring a myriad of options from Single Rooms to luxurious Suites, Signature 1 is most renowned for the warm hospitality and leisure coziness.

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