Endowed with various water forms – a creek, a gulf, canals and seas – Dubai can also be discovered wading through its waters. Hop aboard a yacht and marvel at some of Dubai’s beauty – the colorful Dubai Canal, the grandiose Atlantis The Palm and the mesmerizing Dubai Marina horizon.
One of the first and largest waterfront development by Emaar, Dubai Marina is a 50-million square foot Riviera-style living and home to serviced apartments and luxurious hotels along its very own canal. Chartered yachts pass through their marina, relishing on a stunning view of the architecture, a walkway promenade where people of all sorts enjoy their strolls while chomping on some delectable cuisine, and routes that takes you to white sand beaches collectively known as Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Facing Dubai Marina is a delight on its own – food trucks, mini marts and water activities on its pristine waters.
The Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Islands
The world’s majestic man-made islands on the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah is shaped as its name suggests – a palm tree. Its trunk is 2-kilometer long with a crown made up of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent. It’s astonishingly beautiful especially viewed from atop, no wonder it was originally billed as the eighth wonder of the world. Delight your eyes with the picturesque view of glitzy high-rises including Atlantis The Palm and the magnificent sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. Let the waters take your cruise to Jumeirah Islands, a group of 50 islands enveloped by luscious greens, amazing waterways and a cacophony of waterfalls. A true oasis.
Business Bay and Dubai Canal
Lying at the end of Dubai Creek, covering an area of approximately 64 million square feet, is a business district – Business Bay. Imagine a view you’ll see sailing along its canal looking at mostly commercial and some residential buildings with landscaped gardens and waterways. Plans of a waterfront district, rivaling Dubai Marina, is underway and will definitely add to its beauty. On the other hand, Dubai Canal is a 3.2-kilometer extension that cuts through the Emirates’ longest road, the Sheikh Zayed Road, across Safa Park and stretching to the residential Jumeirah, finally flowing out of the Arabian Gulf. It has a motion-operated mechanical waterfall situated where the waters meet the Sheikh Zayed Road Bridge and is a sight to behold – it changes color during night time with Business Bay horizon as its backdrop! The Canal is to have its own marina and boardwalk patched with hotels, restaurants and retail.
So hire a yacht and come on board with your family and friends, feel alive and revel in these beauties Dubai can offer.