Getting around the marina
Mina Rashid Marina is located in the historic heart of the mouth of the Creek, close to Dubai International Airport. Our unique waterfront destination is a stone’s throw away from a number of the city’s most popular landmarks and tourist hotspots, including Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and La Mer – Dubai’s eclectic beachfront.
It is perfectly positioned so visitors can enjoy the best of what the city has to offer. From hotel accommodation, shopping centres and an international dining scene with world-class gastronomy to sailing, sports clubs and top-class events, it’s easy to discover Dubai from a prestigious yachting destination. Keep scrolling to learn about some of the exquisite destinations close to the marina.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf’s blue waters and home to Pearl Jumeirah island’s beautiful waterfront. Experiences at Nikki Beach will take you on a journey relaxed of a relaxed day as while away your time in the lounges, spa and bespoke entertainment with the perfect backdrop.
La Mer is Dubai’s number one beachfront address, flaunting wide open boardwalks, graffiti art murals, waterpark, surf park, cinema and hundreds of cafés, shops and seafront restaurants. The ideal spot to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, you can also book private cabanas to unwind in with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf.
Seek the unexpected at this high-end lifestyle destination designed by Meraas. One can truly explore the urban culture, best in class restaurants, 5-star hotels and sophisticated brand-retailers at this one stop shop. A diverse place for a diverse you!
Conceptualised by the world’s best designers, our high-end creative lifestyle destination – that includes international retail offerings, upscale gourmet destinations, covetable residences, and plush hotels – combines Dubai’s love of out-of-the-box thinking with contemporary convenience.
Rising 150 metres above ground and covered in gold-coloured stainless steel cladding, the 50-storey Dubai Frame is the city’s premier viewing platform and is positioned so representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can also view older parts of the city.
Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, the Gold Souk in Deira is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures and the largest gold market in the world. A day spent exploring its stalls of precious metals and ornate jewels is a day well spent and picking up some classically Arabian jewellery is an absolute must.
This may be the financial centre of Dubai, but do not mistake it for its name. Finance isn’t always boring! Dining, entertainment, art galleries, retail and some of city’s best party places are located in this world-class financial centre. Walk around to stumble upon some of the hidden gems that DIFC has to offer. Do checkout the world famous Zuma Restaurant - A sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking by the renowned chef Rainer Becker.
At The Top Burj Khalifa
Dubai’s most iconic structure, Burj Khalifa stands 829.8m tall, dwarfing its surrounding skyscrapers. Visitors can ride a high-speed elevator up to the 124th floor At The Top observation deck for stunning 360-degree views over Dubai and the Persian Gulf or, for a truly exclusive experience, the 148th floor is home to the At The Top SKY deck, which is the tallest viewing platform in the world at 555 meters.
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 is just a few minutes away. Experience why Dubai is internationally known as the ‘shopper’s dream’ at this mall.
Dubai’s vibrant urban centrepiece, Downtown Dubai is not just home to Burj Khalifa, it also boats 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.
Home to the more authentic, cultured side streets of Dubai, the Creek shows visitors what life was like before the city began its rapid growth. Discover art and history in the Al Bastakiya District, Heritage Village and Dubai Museum, get a round in at Dubai Creek Golf Club or simply indulge in some excellent local cuisine – the options are endless.