Where to walk in Dubai: 8 places for a relaxing holiday

Do you think Dubai is not made for walking and without a car here is like without hands? The UAE is not only buggy dubai desert. In this article, we will talk about the best urban areas for a walk - from parks and beaches to picturesque marinas.

dubai marina

In the western part of Dubai, near the Jumeirah area, one of the most luxurious urban areas is located - Dubai Marina. Sparkling skyscrapers rise along its embankment, and below, at the piers, snow-white yachts and pleasure boats are parked.

There are places to go in Dubai Marina. The area boasts excellent infrastructure, which includes a shopping center, playgrounds, restaurants, and a promenade, as if created for leisurely strolls.

However, the most enjoyable way to get to know the area is perhaps to cruise the canal on a yacht or on local traditional dhows that depart hourly from Marina Promenade to Palm Jumeirah.


The nearby Jumeirah Beach Residence also boasts a beautiful seafront promenade, and the local beach is one of the best public beaches in the city. The water here is crystal clear, and the beach offers breathtaking views of the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel, which is scheduled to launch later this year.

During the day, this is a great place for swimming and beach recreation, and in the evening - for meeting the most beautiful sunsets.

The Walk

If in doubt where to go in Dubai, then The Walk is a must-see. It is located parallel to the beach promenade, here you can find many cafes and restaurants, where you should stop by for a cup of ice latte or a romantic dinner overlooking the sea. At the local market, you can buy colorful souvenirs or watch street performers, and you can watch romantic comedies in the open-air cinema located next to The Beach shopping center.

If you're looking for something special, we highly recommend Bateel Café, which specializes in date dishes, or have a nice cup of coffee at the local Starbucks cafe, which has a great view of the sea and the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel from the second floor!

Bluewaters Island и Ain Dubai

This is one of the newest attractions in Dubai! The island was opened in November 2018 and has quickly become a favorite place for tourists and locals to walk. Here is the luxurious hotel Caesars Palace, the only hotel of the same name outside the United States, and the popular beach club Cove Beach. But the main highlight of the island is, of course, the giant Ain Dubai observation wheel.

Just imagine - its height is as much as 210 meters! It is the largest observation wheel in the world. But, alas, what kind of view it offers, we can only guess for now, since the attraction has not yet been officially opened. The grand opening, which was scheduled to take place in October 2020, at the same time as World Expo 2020, has been postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the new dates for the World Expo 2020 have already been approved - it will be held from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, therefore, the opening of Ain Dubai should be expected at this time.

Beach complex La Mer

Google will probably tell you about this beach first of all for the query “the best public beaches in Dubai” and we completely agree with him. Clean sand, azure sea and developed infrastructure - these are just a few of the characteristics of La Mer.

Of course, the matter is not limited to the beach - most of the territory of the complex is a cultural and entertainment space. All local service establishments - a cinema, restaurants and shops - are decorated in a retro style. This place acquires a special charm in the evening, when vintage lanterns are lit everywhere, and skyscrapers twinkling with lights rise above the horizon.

While visiting the La Mer complex, we advise you to look into the Train Beach Club - here you can not only “lie in the sun”, but also attend a group workout or work out on your own in the gym. For those who are looking for where to go in Dubai for dancing and fun, we advise you to visit the Bungalow Beach Club, located next to the Laguna Water Park.

The Pointe

This place is great for a walk if your hotel is located on Palm Jumeirah or you don't mind spending some time driving here. The Pointe is a new shopping and entertainment complex that is a pleasure to indulge in unbridled shopping. In addition, there is a concert venue, where performances by such stars as Dua Lipa and Robbie Williams took place, and an area for outdoor walks.

Miracle Garden

Dubai is a city that constantly proves that the impossible is possible. Miracle Garden is another confirmation of this. Create a real oasis in the middle of the desert with hundreds of plant species? Easy!

Miracle Garden is a huge park with an area of 72,000 square meters, where more than 45 types of flowers are planted. Here you can see huge flower arrangements imitating world-famous objects and architectural structures. One of the most notable is the model of the Emirates A330 aircraft, “designed” from 550,000 colors. For its scale, this composition was even listed in the Guinness Book of Records!

Zabeel Park

If you get tired of the heat and want to be in the bosom of nature, go to Zabeel Park. Here you can lie on the lawn, lie down in the shade of a sprawling palm tree or have a picnic on the grass. To make your visit even more educational, combine it with a visit to the nearby Dubai Frame observation deck. The architectural design, made in the form of a 150-meter picture frame, is a real excursion into the past, present and future of Dubai.

At the entrance, you will learn about the birth of the UAE state, and after taking the elevator, you will find yourself on a floor with panoramic windows and ... a partially transparent floor. You step on the tinted glass, and it instantly becomes transparent. The experience is not for the faint of heart, but worth it! After such an extreme, going downstairs, you will get acquainted with a mini-exposition about the future of the city.

Posted in Entertainment News on October 28 at 10:23 PM

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