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Dubai’s Marina District

Opulent luxury, towering skyscrapers and epic shenanigans in the middle of the desert.

Dubai’s Marina District is a human-made oasis in the middle of the desert; the scenery is stunning and well throughout to draw the most elite visitors to the area where high-end shopping, experiences, and “finer things in life” are virtually on every street corner. It’s easy to forget you’re in the desert while surrounded by massive high-rises, established infrastructure, and construction everywhere.

Unfortunately, the sustainability of Dubai is in question with the lack of natural resources – let’s be honest, the lush green fields of grass and manicured landscapes don’t exactly grow without water in a location that has none. 

If one were to rationalize and rank global tourist areas, it would go a little something like this:

  • Disney = Families with kids
  • Las Vegas = Young adults looking for hookers and blow
  • New York City = Adults, looking for the more exquisite experiences 
  • Dubai = Refined adults, looking for pure luxury

Through the viewfinder

Dubai’s Marina District Uncensored

Dubai’s Marina District is considered the “new” section of Dubai – built within the last decade. The Marina District is home to towering high-end hotels, apartments, and the center of the nightlife.

The climate in Dubai is considerably hotter than most might expect. I’m still not exactly sure what a “dry heat” is, but that’s how most visitors describe the weather; personally, it feels like an oven on broil.

Expect to bring light clothing and always have lots of water with you.

Dress code is usually strict, especially for women. Always remember to be respectful of the local cultures, especially the Muslim religion – even if it is not your view.

Everything you need to know before you visit Dubai’s Marina District

CURRENT WEATHER

24 C
/ 75 F

overcast clouds

AIR QUALITY

140

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

GPS COORDINATIONS

25.0842, 55.1459

HIGH SEASON (MOST EXPENSIVE)

November – April

LOW SEASON (LEAST EXPENSIVE)

May – October

TIME SPENT

2-4 Hours

LOCAL CURRENCY

Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)

CLOSEST AIRPORT

DXB

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