Dubai is home to a number of waterfront developments that offer a lot more than just upscale residential properties. One such development is The Walk, Dubai. Also known as JBR Walk, this popular spot is located in the swanky locales of Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR).
About The Walk, JBR
JBR Walk is a bustling waterfront promenade, known for its unique amalgamation of leisure activities. The restaurants and retail stores in JBR Walk make it a prominent shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists alike. The overall mood here is festive and it’s perfectly normal to come across live bands, performers and beautiful dancers stealing the show.
The Walk Dubai however, is not just about restaurants and retail therapy. Take a stroll through it and you’ll notice the impressive open art all around. This leisure destination has been transformed into a platform for public art. You can see colourful paintings by local artists, breathing life into staircases, open floor works and benches across the promenade, making JBR Walk one of the most Instagram-friendly destinations in Dubai.
Retail Stores on JBR Walk
The Walk, JBR is great for high street shopping. Offering a variety of shopping attractions that include local and international retailers, this place has both high-end and affordable brands to cater to all consumer groups.
From boutiques and handicrafts to fashion and lifestyle, The Walk Dubai has plenty to curb your retail cravings. The most prominent shops on JBR Walk include:
- Victoria’s Secret
- Adventure HQ
- Ocyana Perfumes
- River Island
- Al Bonyan Gift Shop
Besides all that, you will always find interesting kiosks and small shops and stalls selling unique bags, local handicrafts, homewares and casual jewellery.
Restaurants in JBR Walk
The Walk, Dubai is home to some of the most interesting restaurants, cafés and bars in Dubai. This family destination brings you a taste of both local and international culinary spectrums. From Starbucks to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – you’ll find something to fancy your taste palate. Most restaurants on JBR Walk open as early as 08:00 am in the morning and remain so late into the night. The best restaurants in JBR The Walk include:
Located on The Walk, this is hands down one of the top restaurants in JBR. Blaze Burgers also made it to our list of best restaurants in Dubai for 2019. What makes the eatery popular is its extensive menu that includes everything from premium Wagyu burgers to low carb and vegan options.
- Average price for 2: AED 190
- Timings: 11:00 am to 02:00 am
- Contact: +971-800-25293
Counted among the best breakfast places in Dubai, Café Bateel offers all-day breakfast alongside a comprehensive menu that includes gluten-free options.
- Average price for 2: AED 240
- Timings: 08:00 am to 01:00 am
- Contact: +971-4-456-5837
If you’re looking for Mexican restaurants in Dubai, Chili’s ranks among the best ones. It’s particularly known for its reinvented fajita – something you just can’t miss.
- Average price for 2: AED 260
- Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm | Fridays 01:30 pm to 02:00 am
- Contact: +971-4-705-9670
The Butcher Shop & Grill
Talk about the best steakhouses in Dubai and you cannot leave this one out. Serving premium steaks complemented with a great ambience, this restaurant on JBR Walk is definitely worth trying.
- Average price for 2: AED 350
- Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:45 pm
- Contact: +971-4-428-1375
This Asian restaurant is great for anyone who loves Japanese food, flavours and communal style dining. Try their ramen and firecracker chicken if you’re looking for options.
- Average price for 2: AED 200
- Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
- Contact: +971-4-399-5900
Besides this, you can even grab some Italian pizza at Margherita, try the newly opened Noodle House or enjoy South Asian flavours at Barbecue Delight and India Palace. Other JBR Walk restaurants include IHOP, Burger King and Tim Hortons outlets.
We could go on with this JBR Walk restaurants list, but we’d like you to go out and explore the culinary offerings on your own. And if you need more options to dine, shop and enjoy, there are tons of things to do on JBR Beach, which lies adjacent to The Walk. Don’t forget to enjoy the open-air cinema there.
How to Reach JBR Walk
The JBR Walk location is easily accessible for anyone living in Dubai Marina rental apartments. Even if you’re living somewhere else in Dubai, it is easy to reach JBR Walk using any mode of private or public transport you prefer.
If you wish to travel via Dubai Metro to reach JBR Walk, take the Red Line. The JLT Metro Station and the DAMAC Metro station are the nearest metro stations to The Walk JBR – you can get down at either one. Take a cab or walk all the way from there to JBR Walk.
Another way to travel from the metro stations to The Walk, Dubai is to take the tram. Both metro stations mentioned above are connected to the Dubai Tram. You can simply alight at the JBR 2 or JBR1 Tram Stations for easy access.
Where to Stay in The Walk Dubai
If you’re a tourist looking for a nice place to stay in the JBR Walk vicinity, there are a handful of options to consider. You can rent one of the luxurious serviced apartments in JBR. Another interesting option is the monthly rental 2-bed furnished apartments in JBR.
Those interested in shorter stays should consider the hotels in JBR Walk and near it. The most prominent ones include the Hilton Dubai, The Walk, Amwaj Rotana and Sofitel Dubai JBR.
To sum it all up there are plenty of things to do in JBR Walk. It is is a one-stop destination to dine, shop, and enjoy the chic locales of Dubai’s waterfront glory. Those of you who love places that expose the creative and cultural heritage of the city will find plenty of interesting things to do in City Walk too. And if you’re a fan of waterfront developments, the Bluewaters Island by Meraas will not disappoint.
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