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Cayan Tower

Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

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 looking cool, the design actually reduces wind forces on the building and reduces direct solar radiation. It was designed by the same firm as the Burj Khalifa.

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Nearby Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah attractions

1. Marina Walk

0.14 MILES

Enjoy a delightful stroll along this tree-flanked promenade with its dancing fountains, terraced restaurants and cool cafes. Too hot? Head for the nearby…

2. 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…

3. The Walk at JBR

0.65 MILES

In a city of air-conditioned malls, this attractive outdoor shopping and dining promenade was an immediate hit when it opened in 2008, originally to meet…

4. Pier 7

0.84 MILES

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 –…

5. JBR Beach

1.12 MILES

This clean, wonderful playground has plenty of facilities, including showers, toilets and changing rooms housed in distinctive panelled pods. Kids can…

6. The Beach at JBR

1.17 MILES

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…

7. Fairmont The Palm Beach Club

1.57 MILES

Views of the mainland skyline are one of the most memorable aspects of a day at this family-orientated club at the swish Fairmont Hotel. Parents get to…

8. Riva Beach Club

1.77 MILES

Riva Beach Club is a popular independent beach club (ie not attached to a hotel), especially among expats. The entrance fee will score you a sunbed and…