The Dubai Marina area has always been a favourite with the city’s residents and tourists – for its soaring towers, luxury apartments and various amenities. But without a doubt, the jewel in the crown of Dubai Marina is its buzzing promenade, the Dubai Marina Walk. Truly a must-visit destination in the city, Dubai Marina Walk is chockfull of things to do and see! If you’re a resident or tourist who’s never been to this Dubai attraction, read on for the complete guide to Dubai Marina Walk – from dining, shopping and entertainment options to getting there!
WHAT IS THE DUBAI MARINA WALK?
Located in the heart of New Dubai, the Dubai Marina Walk by Emaar is an upscale lifestyle and retail destination like no other. It’s a seven-kilometre, tree-lined promenade that winds around the architectural marvel that is the man-made marina. Aside from being a stone’s throw from the beach, the Dubai Marina Walk is home to chic cafes and restaurants, popular retail outlets and endless activities for visitors!
THINGS TO DO AT DUBAI MARINA WALK
Headed to this world-class waterfront destination with no clue what to do? Take a look at Bayut’s guide to all you can see, eat and do at the Dubai Marina Walk by Emaar!
Could we ever start with anything else? Dubai is a gastronome’s dream destination, and the Dubai Marina promenade only proves it. The multitude of cafes and restaurants in Dubai Marina Walk will satisfy cravings for nearly every cuisine. You’ll find some delicious breakfast spots and cafes here, as well as crowd favourites like Reem Al Bawadi, Nando’s and PF Chang’s. The Dubai Marina Walk restaurants come with alfresco dining that overlooks the beautiful marina. Looking for something fancier? Make your way to Pier 7, which offers seven culinary adventures in an architectural landmark. An excellent addition to Dubai’s fine dining scene, Pier 7 offers an exquisite culinary experience with stunning views of emerald waters and the Arabian Gulf. You could also head to the swanky Address Dubai Marina - one of the Dubai Marina Walk hotels - and dine at superb restaurants and lounges there.
For a spot of shopping, hop over to the Dubai Marina Mall next to Pier 7. This small and relaxed shopping mall houses well-known high street fashion brands, beauty brands, electronics and home décor stores. The Dubai Marina Mall shops include ICONIC, H&M, Steve Madden, Ted Baker, Sephora and more! The mall is also home to one of the two Waitrose supermarkets in Dubai, making it popular with the area’s residents. On the other hand, there’s a large Spinneys’ outlet in the retail area of Emaar’s Dubai Marina Towers.
STROLL OR CYCLE
The promenade boasts wide walkways lined with lush palm trees and landscaped greenery. Along with a lively vibe and stunning views of the marina and glittering skyscrapers, it’s the perfect place for a stroll with loved ones. The Dubai Marina Walk fountain, located near Emaar’s Marina Towers, is another photo stop that can’t be missed! The dancing fountain lights up during the evening, and don’t be surprised to see children splashing about here.
You can also turn up the fun by renting bicycles to get around the promenade! Keep an eye out for the BYKY stands dotted in various spots throughout the marina promenade. You can simply register at the stands and rent the bikes using your mobile phone number.
Unwind at one of the spas at Dubai Marina Walk with a relaxing massage, refreshing facial or other beauty treatments. Head to Chi Foot Spa on the Marina Walk, or B/Attitude Spa and Retreat Spa in the luxe Grosvenor House. Treat yourself to an exquisite spa experience with the waters of the marina lapping nearby.
Let the kids have their share of fun at the promenade! There are several kids’ play areas dotted throughout the promenade, complete with slides, swings and climbing frames! These play areas are lined with benches for mums and dads to relax, while the rubber flooring ensures the little ones have fun without hurting themselves. If you're keen on living in this family-friendly area, consider the apartments for rent in Dubai Marina.
YACHTS AND DHOW CRUISES
Tour the Dubai Marina in an entirely new way with spectacular dhow cruises and yacht cruises! The sight of traditional dhows and sleek yachts bobbing in the marina waters is one that can’t be missed. There are a variety of cruises on Dubai Marina Walk to choose from: dinner, sunset and sightseeing cruises are just the tip of the iceberg. Take in the glittering sights and sounds as you glide down the marina and Arabian Gulf, while enjoying live entertainment and activities!
The Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Mulla Mosque is a shining jewel in the marina promenade that is beautifully lit up in the evenings. Non-Muslims who have never been inside a mosque and are curious about the Islamic faith can now experience a guided tour of this stunning place of worship. The guided tour is free and includes a 45-minute guided tour in English, Q&A session and light refreshments for visitors. The tour is open to visitors of all nationalities, faiths, ages and gender, and is an excellent opportunity for tourists and residents to learn more about the Islamic culture! Visitors can register for the mosque tour on the Islamic Information Centre website.
- Timings: 10am – 11am (Every Monday and Thursday)
- Price: Free
- Contact: 04 355 5223
GETTING TO DUBAI MARINA WALK
Due to its prime location, the marina promenade is easily accessible via different modes of transport. Wondering how to reach Dubai Marina Walk? If you’re travelling by the Dubai Metro, get down at the Damac Properties Station and cross the overpass to Dubai Marina. From here, the marina promenade is a five-minute walk. Alternatively, get down at the DMCC Station, walk across the overpass, and ride the Dubai Tram to the Dubai Marina Mall Station. Visitors can easily access the marina promenade from the mall.
If you’re travelling by car and coming from Dubai, take Exit 32 from Sheikh Zayed Road and follow signs for Dubai Marina. Continue on Al Khayay Street to reach Dubai Marina Walk. If you’re coming from Abu Dhabi, take Exit 32 for Al Naseem Street, then follow signs for Al Marsa to Al Khayay Street, for getting to Dubai Marina Walk.
Travelling by the RTA Bus? Take Bus 8, which stops at the Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 2. From there, the marina promenade is a five-minute walk.
DUBAI MARINA WALK PARKING
There is limited parking in Dubai Marina Walk by Emaar which can cause difficulty for visitors. Visitors can park underneath the building complexes that line the Dubai Marina Walk, which is free for a limited time, then chargeable. However, visitors can avail free parking if their parking voucher is stamped the retail or dining outlet they are visiting.
And that’s Bayut’s guide to the things to do at Dubai Marina Walk Emaar! Which of Dubai’s exciting lifestyle destinations would you like us to cover next? Let us know by sending an email at email@example.com. Looking to invest in this thriving locality? Then take a look at the luxurious apartments for sale in Dubai Marina. you’re considering renting or buying near this attraction, take a look at whether life in the Dubai Marina area is right for you! And follow MyBayut for more articles on Dubai’s residential areas!