The Dubai Marina is a mini canal city often referred to as “new Dubai”. Dubai Marina is a canal city carved along a 3 kilometer stretch of the Persian Gulf shoreline. The community accommodates more than 120,000 people within its residential towers and townhouses. The community which includes over 50 residential towers offers residents a cosmopolitan and free spirited lifestyle. This man-made marina is strategically located near Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road close to Dubai’s well-known landmarks like the Dubai Internet City, The American University of Dubai and the Emirates Golf Club. Yearly rent ranges from the low end at AED 70,000 for a studio apartment to AED 470,000+ for a larger 4+ penthouse. (more…)
The JRB Walk and Dubai Marina mall offer the closest shopping facilities for Dubai Marina residents. The JBR Walk features smaller boutiques, pharmacies, dry cleaners, beauty salons, medical clinics, an optician, real estate agents, pet store, gift shops, and a variety of restaurants.
Dubai Marina Mall is the shopping destination in Dubai Marina. The mall features a mix of 160 stores. The mall makes utmost use of its waterfront location with an expansive promenade and its unique circular atrium offering panoramic view of the Dubai Marina. Shopping options range from everyday goods and services, to fashion wear, accessories, entertainment and home furnishings. For movie goers, a six screen cinema is available. (more…)
Marina Walk is one of the newer and intimate restaurant areas in Dubai. There are approximately 20 cafes and mid-range restaurants in the Marina Walk offering a variety of cuisines. The restaurants in the Marina Walk are all unlicensed.
Marina Walk is not to be confused with the new The Walk at JBR. Many restaurants and lounges (licensed to serve alcohol) are located within the surrounding hotels.
There are also several options for delivery service in the Marina area as well. (more…)
Marina and Beachfront Activities
Dubai Marina is a water front community offering residents and visitors numerous water sports to participate in. Some favorites include: para-sailing, squash, swimming, kayaking, banana boating, dragon boating, wind surfing, kite surfing, rowing and boot camps just to name a few.
The JBR Walk is a very popular beach side pedestrian boulevard at the Jumeirah Beach Residence in the Dubai Marina. The area is popular because of its proximity to the beach, it’s pedestrian friendly walk, and the vast array of restaurants.
The Dubai Tram is schedule to open to the public on November 12th. The majority of JBR and Marina residents who have witnessed the tram being constructed have had to live patiently through all the traffic chaos that this has brought with it. For other Dubai residents the Marina and JBR restaurants and hotels have always been popular evening hot-spots however, in recent months residents have tried to avoid the area for fear of being stuck in a traffic jam all night!
It has been constructed to link up to the Dubai Metro, water taxis and the Palm Monorail in the hope that commuters will be encouraged to leave their cars at home. Expat Echo Dubai have put together some facts to help you use the new Dubai Tram.
Prices for one-bed apartment in Discovery Gardens at Dh35,000-45,000 pa
It’s official. Rentals of apartments in The Greens rose the highest, outperforming Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai, the two communities that saw the highest transaction activity and price increases last year.
Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Agency’s (Rera) latest rent index update for 2013 reveals that the cost of renting a studio, one- and two-bed apartment in The Greens, a community developed and managed by Emaar Properties, jumped by 22 per cent, 15 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively.
The index, which is updated thrice a year, puts current rents for studios between Dh45,000 and Dh55,000 per annum compared to Dh35,000 to Dh55,000 stated in 2012’s last index update. Read more
When Mexican chef Richard Sandoval of Maya acclaim opens a new restaurant in a new hotel in new Dubai, Latin American Toro Toro at Grosvenor House’s new tower jumps to the top of FooDiva’s review list. Following two visits to check out its bar scene, and with the restaurant now operational for a month, it was time for a FooDiva review. Read more