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Jumeirah Beach Residence (also known as JBR) is a 1.7 kilometers long, 2 square waterfront community located against the Persian Gulf and the Dubai Marina. It is the largest single phase residential development in the world and The JBR complex has over 6,900 apartments within six areas including: Shams, Amwai, Rimal, Sadaf and Muran. Yearly rent ranges from the low end at 60,000 AED for a studio apartment to 450,000+ AED for a larger 3 bedroom apartment. (more…)

JBR Walk and Dubai Marina Mall

The JRB Walk and Dubai Marina mall offer the closest shopping facilities for Dubai Marina residents. The JBR/Marina 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. (more…)

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) offers residents and visitors numerous dining options with The Walk at JBR in close proximity. In addition to the popular JBR Walk there are also many restaurants and lounges (licensed to serve alcohol) located in the surrounding nearby hotels in JBR and neighboring Dubai Marina.

There are also several options for delivery service in the Jumeirah Beach area as well. (more…)

JBR Beachfront Activities

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is located right on the Persian Gulf and offers 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.


Marina and JBR Walk and Beachfront

The JBR Walk is a very popular beach side pedestrian boulevard at the Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Marina. The area is popular because of its proximity to the beach, it’s pedestrian friendly walk, and the vast array of restaurants.

During the cooler months the JBR Walk also offers an outdoor market, The JBR Covent Garden Market usually open Wednesday-Saturday. (more…)

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) consists of six community areas that outline the popular JBR Walk area.

There is little distinction between the towers that outline these six community areas as the exteriors to each are nearly identical. (more…)

dubai-tramThe 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.



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jbr-beachDubai always felt like a “holiday place” in certain areas, perhaps having brunch at a hotel on the Palm Jumeirah, or walking by spectators at the aquarium in Dubai Mall, but at it’s newest leisure area, known as North Beach (I think) there is absolutely no doubt you are in HOLIDAY CITY.

The very modern development between the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach and the Hilton JBR is jammed packed with trendy, cube like restaurant structures with gleaming colours and shiny people.

At last a whole stretch of beach front where you can eat, stroll, swim or just take in the sea air. Apparently it’s been open for about a month and on the first Saturday in April was packed with people just hanging out, older ladies having lunch, children running around and muscular bodies showing off at the outdoor gym facility. Were we in Florida somewhere? No, it was JBR-Jumeirah Beach Residence and the whole area has a relaxed, holiday feel about it. The Walk at JBR always felt a bit like a holiday place, but this has been usurped by North Beach. Read more

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