Dubai’s Marina

Since the last post highlighted “old Dubai,” here’s a bit of the new.  These were taken in the Marina – an entirely man-made marina that is home to over a hundred thousand people who live in high rises. The area is packed in the winter when cooler temperatures allow everyone to enjoy outdoor seating at the many restaurants and coffee shops that line the promenade.  Somehow I didn’t get any pictures of the colorful cafe scene, of people lounging around smoking and chatting.  I guess I was too busy looking up.

 I love how the colors of the buildings, water and sky change from vibrant to pastel, depending on the time of day.

I love how the colors of the buildings, water and sky change from vibrant to pastel, depending on the time of day.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

Can you see The Atlantis hotel off in the distance?

Can you see The Atlantis hotel off in the distance?

Dubai Marina


cayan tower marina dubai

Cayan Tower (formerly known as Infinity Tower)

cayan tower dubai


cruise around the Marina

cruise around the Marina

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

About Lynda

Longhorns and Camels is a blog about exploring Dubai from the perspective of an expat from Texas. It features stories about living in Dubai including descriptions of local culture and popular activities in the region. It also includes photography of the UAE and other countries abroad. It has been recommended by several well-known guides for expatriates: InterNations, ExpatWoman and Expat Focus.
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15 Responses to Dubai’s Marina

  1. Marthafied says:

    Wow… reminds me of Monaco… only more high tech. Infinity tower is so cool!…lol…

  2. Judy says:

    We lived across from the Infinity Tower as they were putting in the foundations. It looks fabulous now!

  3. Jessie says:

    wowow Lyn these are beautiful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    i love the twisty building!

  5. munchow says:

    What a stunning place you have captured wonderfully. I love all the pictures, but my favourite is still the sixth from the top with the twisted tower between those other skyscraper. Fantastic light. The deep blue sky is a perfect background for those ultra modern buildings.

  6. Jean says:

    I’ve lived in highrises for several decades in big Canadian cities over 1 million each…and would desperately want the streetscaping in that area to be walkable, with seating, trees, flowers and parkland. And for cycling. 🙂

    Dubai’s carbon footprint must be huge to even have anything that looks green so not surprising they want to live near water.

    • Hi there – thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean! Coming from Houston which isn’t the most pedestrian or cycling friendly, I really appreciate the value of a safe and pleasant place to walk/cycle. Dubai’s carbon footprint is ridiculous – there are plenty of landscaped parks and yards – feels very unnatural and disconcerting

  7. What a lovely post! Just gorgeous photos – thank you for sharing!

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