Attractions

Area in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

The Beach at JBR

Paralleling the beachfront for about 1km, The Beach at JBR is an open-plan cluster of low-lying, urban-style buildings wrapped around breezy plazas. Hugely popular with families on weekends, it mixes cafes and upmar…
Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

JBR Beach

This clean, wonderful playground has plenty of facilities, including showers, toilets and changing rooms housed in distinctive panelled pods. Kids can keep cool in a splash zone, and there's even an outdoor gym for …
Architecture in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Cayan Tower

Stretching skyward for 307m, it may not be the tallest residential tower in the Dubai Marina, but it's certainly a building with twist: a 90-degree spiral over the course of its height, to be precise. Aside from loo…
Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Club Mina

Set along 500m of private beach, this club is a family favourite thanks to its five pools (including a shaded one for kids), a children's club and a water-sports centre. Nice touch for grown-ups: cocktails in the sw…
Aquarium in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Lost Chambers Aquarium

Rare albino alligators Ali and Blue are the latest stars in this fantastic labyrinth of underwater halls, enclosures and fish tanks that re-creates the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. Some 65,000 exotic marine …
Statue in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Elephant Clock

If you don’t know the story behind it, you might wonder why people are taking so many pictures of an ornamental elephant. But when you learn it’s a replica of the famous water-clock invention by Muslim polymath Al J…
Area in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

The Walk at JBR

In a city of air-conditioned malls, this attractive outdoor shopping and dining promenade was an immediate hit when it opened in 2008. Join locals and expats in strolling the 1.7km stretch, watching the world on par…
Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Fairmont The Palm Beach Club

Views back at the mainland skyline are one of the most memorable aspects of a day at this family-oriented club at the swish Fairmont Hotel. Parents get to wriggle their toes in the sand or by the pool while the litt…
Notable Building in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Pier 7

Linked to the Dubai Marina Mall via a glass-encased walkway, this circular tower gets its name from the seven restaurants – from Asian to international – on each of its floors. All but the lowest one have terrace ta…