Dubai Marina is a district in the western part of the city, located along the coast, between the districts of Jebel Ali and Al-Sufuh, next to The Palm Jumeirah.
The area of the Marina is small only 4 square kilometers, but it’s a real city inside the city. Dubai Marina is built around a large harbor with a length of 3 kilometers, in which you can see many yachts of various sizes and types. By the way, this is one of the world’s largest artificial marinas.
Marina district — is a real «Manhattan» of Dubai. This is one of the most popular tourists’ destinations in the city. The area is considered to be elite, property prices are high here, and many expensive 5-stars hotels are right there like Habtoor Grand, Le Royal Meridien, and Ritz Carlton. But you can find cheaper hotels also. Walking along the embankment you can hear a speech in many different languages and see people of different nationalities, cultures, and religions.
Today it is hard to believe that there was once a desert. Dubai Marina has 200 high-rise buildings with a population of about 120,000 people. 40 of these buildings are skyscrapers from 250 to 516 meters high. The tallest of them is the Pentominium skyscraper with a height of 516 meters. Thanks to such type of development Dubai Marina can be seen from space with the naked eye.
To get acquainted with the whole area, just walk along the harbor and the streets. The footpaths here are stretched for many kilometers and are ideal for leisurely walks. Trendy nightclubs, cozy cafes, luxury restaurants, and big shopping centers give the district a festive atmosphere. You can rent a yacht and take an interesting trip. Especially great Dubai Marina looks at night when all the illumination is turned on. Life here rages round the clock.
There is the famous residential area Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), stretching for a length of 1.7 km along the coast of the bay and covering an area of 2 square kilometers. The area consists of 40 buildings, which can accommodate about 15,000 people (in living apartments and hotel rooms), this is the longest area of this type in the world. The construction of the JBR began in 2002 and was completed in 2007 by the Dubai Properties Group company. Interestingly, all the buildings of the area were completed almost simultaneously. The project was finally completed in 2010.
Dubai Marina area includes so many attractions that describe them will require not an article, but a whole book with many illustrations. For its time, it was a very courageous development project, which was perfectly implemented. The idea of creating such an area appeared in 1999. Its construction was divided into 2 phases. Phase 1 included the construction of the Dubai Marina Towers — six freehold apartment buildings. All towers have memorable names, Al Mass, Fairooz and Murjan, as the names of gems, and Mesk, Anbar and Al Yass, whose names remind of traditional luxurious fragrances.
Phase 2 consisted in the construction of skyscrapers, ranging in height from 250 to 400 m, combined into a single block – «Tallest Block in the world». Buildings such as Infinity Tower, Ocean Heights, Marina Pinnacle, Princess Tower, Elite Residence, Pentominium, and others were built. Some of the buildings in the area are still under construction. But in general, the work is almost completed.
In conclusion, we can only say that the Dubai Marina district is a prestigious residential area with access to the sea, which has everything you need for a comfortable life and an interesting pastime. Here you can get almost all types of services. This is one of those places on the Earth that you must visit.