Dubai Marina is a district of Dubai also an artificial canal city, built along a two-mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. It accommodates more than 120,000 people in residential towers and villas. It is located on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and also near to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai.
Dubai Marina Development
In order to create the man-made marina, the developers brought the waters of the Persian Gulf into the site of Dubai marina, creating a new waterfront. There is also a large central waterway, excavated from the desert and running the length of the 3 km site. More than 12% of the total land area on the site has been given over to this central public space. Although much of this area is occupied by the marina water surface, it also includes almost 8 km of landscaped public walkways.
The marina is entirely man-made. The development was done by Emaar Properties of the United Arab Emirates and designed by HOK Canada. Dubai Marina is also claimed to be the world’s largest man-made marina.
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence is a 1.7 kilometres long, 2 square kilometres gross floor area waterfront community located against the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina. It is the largest single phase residential development in the world because it contains 40 towers (35 are residential and 5 are hotels). JBR can accommodate about 15,000 people, living in its apartments and hotel rooms. There are five hotels, rated as 5 star or 4 star, three of which are purpose-built hotels, while the other two are converted residential towers.
Another attraction is The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence which is a 1.7 kilometre strip at the ground and plaza level of the complex, it was developed by Dubai Properties, and was completed by 2007 and opened officially in August 2008.
The Beach at JBR is also a retail complex by Meraas Holding, a company owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The development, comprising four plazas occupies the bulk of the beach between the Hilton and Sheraton hotels.
Al Sahab is another waterfront twin tower which directly overlooks the largest bay of water at Dubai Marina. From the level three Marina homes upwards, all residents have views over Dubai Marina. Its developed by Emaar and considered to be Dubai Marinas most premium tower. It benefits from the highest price per sq.ft in Dubai.
Al Majara is another residential complex of Dubai Marina. It comprises of high rise waterfront apartments adjacent to where the old Dubai Marina Yacht Club used to be. Al Majara overlooks the largest part of the bay.
Marina Promenade is also a residential enclave in Dubai Marina. This overlooks the widest and most scenic part of the bay. The Marina Promenade comprises six residential towers and villas with views of the bay.
Marina Quays is another attraction of Dubai Marina which is 20 meters long, over the water on the waterfront. Along with apartments and villas, the development has shops and other outlets. Marina Quays is a three building residential development; the buildings are Quay East, Quay West and Quay North.
Park Island is a four tower residential development comprising Blakely, Bonaire, Fairfield and Sanibel. The towers within the Park Island has parks and also landscaped gardens.
Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina Mall is a shopping mall located in the center of Dubai Marina. Another entertaining part for residents and visitors of the Dubai Marina. It features 140 retail outlets spread over 390,000 sq.ft of gross leasable space. It is one of the largest shopping malls in Dubai due to its area and Popularity.
The transportation mode of Dubai Marina preferred is by Metro. Dubai Marina is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro in Dubai. It opened on 30 April 2010 as part of an extension to Ibn Battuta. Pedestrians can reach the station through the walkways over Sheikh Zayed Road.
Al Sufouh Tramway is a tramway in Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina. It runs 14.5 kms along Al Sufouh Road. It interchanges with three stations of Dubai Metro’s Red Line. Furthermore Sufouh Tram connects with the monorail of the Palm Jumeirah at the entrance of the Palm from Sufouh Road.