Top 5 activities you need to do in Dubai Marina
Nestled along the crystalline shores of the Persian Gulf is a man-made waterfront city that houses Dubai’s most luxurious community. The Dubai Marina skyline is peppered with commercial-use skyscrapers and residential towers, all graced with a view of the artificial canal where moored yachts and boats are sometimes joined by sharks and whales visiting from the nearby seas.
Various restaurants and establishments can be found within the vicinity — a guarantee to anyone who sets foot in the Marina that there’s no way you’ll run out of things to do and places to visit. To help jumpstart your Dubai Marina bucketlist, we narrowed down your options to the top 5 activities you shouldn’t miss when you’re in the area.
1. Try out winter sports at Ski Dubai at the Mall of Emirates
Found in one of the largest malls in the world, Ski Dubai spans a whopping 22,500 square meters of indoor space. It features an 85-meter high mountain (that’s as high as a 25-storey building!) with five slopes of varying steepness and difficulty, along with a 3,000 square meter Snow Park play area with sled and toboggan runs, an icy body slide, climbing towers, giant snowballs and an ice cave. If you’re not into winter sports, you can also book an encounter with the cute and cuddly penguins inside the resort.
2. Snap Instagram-worthy photos during the RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Tour
The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) sightseeing experience guaranteed an exhilarating experience you’ll surely enjoy, even if you’re not into extreme activities!
The fun starts when you step in the high-speed craft for a 60, 75, or 99-minute cruise around the Marina. Each ride is limited to 10 people only for a more personalized tour. Feel free to gawk in awe at the unobstructed views of the Palm Atlantis, Burj Al-Arab, and other iconic Dubai landmarks —just make sure to hold on tight to the railings as you whizz and skip your way through the coastal waters of Persian Gulf!
3.Stroll down the Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk
We guarantee you’ll be famished after Ski Dubai and the RIB tour, so what better way to reload than to dine in any of the restaurants that pepper the picturesque JBR Walk? From holes-in-the-wall that serve local delicacies to rustic eateries that offer international cuisine, you’ll surely find one that suits your palate. After a scrumptious meal, stroll down a bit further until you reach The Beach, a newly-built shopping and entertainment complex overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf.
4.Share a meal with a loved one at the Sunset Dinner Cruise
Another dining experience you shouldn’t miss in Dubai Marina is the Sunset Dinner Cruise that takes place on-board a luxurious yacht. Feast on a rich spread of international dishes, live pasta stations, a dessert bar, and unlimited drinks, all painstakingly prepared by the skilled kitchen crew of the Address Hotel. The dinner cruise lasts two hours, giving you enough time to savour both the delightful dishes and the stunning night time view of the Dubai Marina landscape.
5.Dance your heart out at Zero Gravity Beach Club
Put on your dancing shoes and end your fun-filled day at Zero Gravity Beach Club, a massive entertainment compound that’s gaining recognition as one of the biggest attractions in the area. Top international acts often get invited to perform in the club, which promises only the best live music to its guests. During the day, you can lounge at the glass-walled infinity pool while watching parachutists and skydivers take flight from their launch pad in the neighbouring SkyDive Dubai.