There are very few places in the world that personify luxury and leisure. Dubai is quite obviously near, if not the top, of that list. Tourists from around the world arrive in the ‘City of Gold’ every day to experience the glitz and glamour the city promises – and leave completely satisfied. One of the jewels in Dubai’s crown is the Dubai Marina – which is why it’s among the best performing areas in the city’s bustling property market, especially when it comes to real estate investing and the UAE’s growing holiday home market – with occupancy rates as high as 91% on average. Dubai Marina is at the center of ‘New Dubai’ with direct access to areas like Jumeirah Beach Residence and major landmarks like Ain Dubai and Bluewaters Island.
Luxury at an affordable cost.
The best part? All the luxury and glamour shown on social media, of influencers and celebrities staying in stunning apartments with canal-way and harbor facing views, can be achieved at a relatively affordable price. Due to the sheer scale of towering, glass skyscrapers dominating the Dubai Marina skyline – each equipped with world-class gyms, large swimming pools, spas, and superior build quality – tourists are spoiled for choice on where to stay.
When you compare Dubai Marina’s holiday home prices to holiday home rates in New York and London, which have the same amenities and direct access to tourist hotspots like Manhattan or Westminster, you’ll probably end up in debt if you stay longer than a night. You can get a sea-facing, large apartment in the Dubai Marina with a pool, gym, and direct access to restaurants, pubs, and attractions for as low as AED 300 per night. Not bad, right?
Dubai Marina Attractions
While Dubai has plenty of attractions, from the Old City to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina has plenty of activities on offer, like Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Ain Dubai, and Bluewaters Island. Many tourists end up spending most of their time in the Dubai Marina just because there’s so much to do and explore there! It’s an urban photographer’s dream, it’s a party animal’s paradise and it’s a foodie’s Valhalla, and so much more.
Ain Dubai is the latest landmark to join Dubai’s gallery of tourist hotspots, as it is the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel at 689ft high. This would make Ain Dubai 139ft higher than the world’s previous tallest Ferris wheel in Las Vegas, the High Roller, and 625ft higher than the New York Wheel in Staten Island. It offers a 360 panoramic view of the Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, and the Arabian Gulf. Not only that, but Ain Dubai’s base also has an entertainment zone where visitors can relax and have fun.
Ain Dubai is also located in Dubai Marina’s latest expansion, Bluewaters Island. It’s a man-made island that has entertainment, hospitality, residential and retail zones, along with over 200 food, beverage, and retail outlets on the ground level of residential buildings and the island’s entertainment zone. Bluewaters Island offers an urban escape to many tourists looking to enjoy a night, or even days, at its numerous entertainment hotspots. Moreover, it is constantly opening new attractions like Madame Tussauds, which only opened its doors a few weeks ago.
Dubai Marina is at the heart of New Dubai and is the perfect home base for any tourist looking to explore Dubai’s latest offerings. Want to enjoy the city’s sandy beaches? Check out Jumeirah Beach Residence (which is within the Dubai Marina) or take a short drive to Kite Beach. Have a business in the DIFC or Downtown Dubai? No problem, a short metro ride will take you there in a couple of minutes. Wish to revel in the city’s luxury? Party/relax on a yacht ride across the Marina or around the neighboring Palm Jumeirah. Want to attend Expo 2020? Take a direct metro ride to the world’s largest fair or a short cab drive if you want to avoid the crowd.
Not only that, the Dubai Marina has the largest variety of public transport options available in the UAE. Not only do you have access to the Dubai metro, but you also have extensive access to the Dubai Tram – which has stations throughout the Marina area – along with public buses, taxis, and even water buses!
The Dubai Marina is the perfect place for a holiday home because it’s the perfect place for tourists. It’s in a central location, has plenty of leisure and entertainment zones, and the buildings are equipped with various luxury amenities.
That’s why real estate investors are scrambling to purchase studios and 1-bedroom apartments in this coveted area. One-bedrooms alone have appreciated by 19% since October 2020 thanks to the holiday-home boom and Dubai’s successful campaign against Covid-19. With smartcrowd.ae, you can take advantage of the Dubai Marina’s property market boom and become a holiday home owner TODAY for as low as AED 500.