Going Out and About
Due to its location in the heritage heart of Dubai, staying at Mina Rashid Marina means you can easily get around. It is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, 15 minutes away from the Burj Khalifa, and just down the road from the lovely La Mer beachfront.
If you want to learn more about nearby attractions, keep scrolling down this page to learn all about the unique and exciting places you can visit.
See the stunning panoramic views of the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, home to the Pearl Jumeirah’s beautiful waterfront. A day at Nikki Beach is just what you need to relax at its numerous spas, lounges, and bespoke entertainment venues.
La Mer & J1 Beach
The La Mer beachfront has emerged as one of Dubai’s most popular hotspots, attracting foodies for its al fresco dining options, outdoor shopping arcade, and fun-in-the-sun activities for families. At the southern end, you have J1 Beach, a luxury resort that will feature some of the world’s most exclusive restaurant chains.
Seek the unexpected at this high-end lifestyle destination designed by Meraas. Enjoy the best that urban culture has to offer, from world-class restaurants to top-of-the-line luxury brands.
Rising to a height of 150 metres above ground and covered in gold-coloured stainless steel cladding, the 50-storey Dubai Frame is where you go to get the best view of the city. Located at the edge of Old and New Dubai, the Frame offers you a contrasting cityscape that shows just how far the City of Gold has come.
Dubai Gold Souk
If locations were celebrities, then the Dubai Gold Souk would be a global A-lister. This famous gold market has served as a hub for gold traders from India, Europe, and Africa for centuries. While the shops may have received a modern uplift, the heart of the souk as stayed the same. Prepare to be dazzled by the vast amounts of gold, gems, and precious metals on display, and see how we have brought an ancient tradition into the modern era.
The financial heart of Dubai is also an architectural paradise. Surrounded by towering skyscrapers in unique shapes and sizes, DIFC is were the power brokers go to work and play. And of course, the area has all the things that business moguls like – high end restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, art galleries, and entertainment venues. And if you’re an urban explorer, you might find some surprising places hidden away between the towering buildings.
The Burj Khalifa
Stand on top of the world – literally! The Burj Khalifa is easily the most iconic location in Dubai, claiming the title of the world’s tallest building. Standing at 829.8 metres tall, it dwarfs all the other skyscrapers around it. Visitors can ride a high-speed elevator up to the 124th-floor observation deck for a 360-degree view of the city. And if that isn’t high enough for you, you can go up to the 148th floor and dine at the exclusive At The Top Sky Deck, the tallest viewing platform in the world.
If there’s any city that takes shopping seriously, it’s Dubai. The world’s largest and most visited shopping mall, Dubai Mall, that houses both high-street and luxury brands as well as one of the world's largest aquariums & aquatic zoos and an ice rink. If you want to find out why Dubai is considered a shopper’s dream destination, just visit Dubai Mall to find out why.
Dubai’s vibrant urban centrepiece, Downtown Dubai is not just home to Burj Khalifa, it also boasts a blockbuster of sights including Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and the nearby Dubai Canal which is great for exploring. Made by the team behind the famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, the Dubai Fountain is not to be missed and is best enjoyed from the terrace of one of Souk al Bahar’s fine restaurants.
If you would rather prefer to take in Dubai’s cultural heritage, spending a day along the Dubai Creek is definitely the thing for you. Explore the Al Bastakiya Heritage Village, Dubai Museum, and Crossroads of Civilisation Museum to learn about Emirati history, arts and crafts, and our tradition of pearl diving. If you need a break, either have a meal at one of the Creek-side restaurants in Al Seef, or head over to the Dubai Creek Golf Club if you fancy a round. And once you're done, you can get yourself a souvenir from the Old Souk.