The Marina

The Marina
Area description

The Marina or Marina Villas in Abu Dhabi, is one of the most attractive places to live and relax in the capital of the UAE. Located on the shore of the Persian Gulf, in the very heart of Abu Dhabi, it offers a unique combination of a modern lifestyle, stunning views and interesting real estate objects. Here you can find premium real estate in Abu Dhabi with a stunning sea view. The presence of a nearby beach, luxurious hotels, shopping centres and entertainment complexes make the district an ideal place for those wanting to enjoy a comfortable life surrounded by all the necessary infrastructure facilities.

Min. sale price
1-bed apartment2 150 000 AED
2-bed apartment3 478 555 AED
Villa6 000 000 AED
Avg. sale price
1-bed apartment2 579 310 AED
2-bed apartment4 269 780 AED
Villa6 000 000 AED
Min. rental price
1-bed apartment6 500 AED
2-bed apartment10 833 AED
Villa47 498 AED
Avg. rental price
1-bed apartment12 701 AED
2-bed apartment20 694 AED
Villa48 748 AED
Properties in the areaApartment, villa
  • Type of buildings:
  • Beautiful view
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Where is The Marina district located?

The Marina is located on the bay's shore, attracting those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of a seaside resort. The district is directly opposite Corniche Road and borders other famous districts: Al Bateen, Al Khalidiyah and Al Reem Island. The proximity to the city centre makes The Marina easily accessible from all major directions. Moreover, this location provides easy access to various attractions in Abu Dhabi, such as the Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Nearby are landmark objects of Abu Dhabi, attracting tourists from all over the world: for example, the 7-star Emirates Palace Hotel and the UAE Presidential Palace Qasr Al Watan, which are open to visitors.

What residential complexes and communities are there in The Marina?

The most popular buildings in The Marina are the luxurious Fairmont Marina and Marina Sunset Bay residential complexes, featuring luxurious villas and modern apartments. The following residential complexes can also be highlighted:

  • Tala Tower. This skyscraper is one of the most prominent landmarks in The Marina district. Tala Tower offers a wide selection of spacious apartments with stunning sea and city views. Among the amenities are a swimming pool, fitness centre and parking;
  • Marina Square. A large residential community in The Marina district, comprising several high-rise buildings. There are various apartment options with different layouts and interior designs. At the same time, Marina Square has its own infrastructure facilities - such as shopping centres, restaurants and spas;
  • Al Bandar. This prestigious residential community in The Marina offers luxurious apartments and villas on the shores of the Persian Gulf. Al Bandar is known for its waterfront promenade with restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay;
  • Bloom Marina. This new real estate project offers luxurious apartments and villas with excellent views of the Persian Gulf. Bloom Marina is one of the most attractive places to live in this area due to its modern architecture and full set of amenities.
Average real estate prices in The Marina

The Marina is a district with a diverse range of properties: from apartments to villas. The prices of the properties depend on their size, type, location and condition. For instance, the sea-view apartments in Abu Dhabi cost more than the apartments without a sea panorama visible from the windows. The average price for a one-bedroom apartment in The Marina is about AED 1.5 million (about USD 400,000), while a two-bedroom apartment may cost between AED 2 million to AED 3 million (USD 550,000 to USD 800,000). The prices of the villas and townhouses also vary. For instance, a three-bedroom villa will cost, on average, around AED 5 – AED 6 million (USD 1.4 to USD 1.6 million). It should be noted that the real estate market is constantly changing and prices may fluctuate. Also, the apartments in the buildings under construction often cost less than in the completed buildings. Purchasing such properties can be a lucrative investment and a very sensible decision.

Average rental prices in The Marina

Those interested in renting a property in The Marina should also keep in mind that the prices vary depending on the size and type of the property. To rent a studio, you may need approximately AED 50,000 to AED 70,000 (USD 14,000 to USD 19,000) annually and a one-bedroom apartment - from AED 70,000 to AED 100,000 (USD 19,000 to USD 27,000) annually. The cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment is around AED 100,000 - AED 150,000 annually (USD 27,000 to USD 41,000). Rental prices for villas and townhouses are higher, especially if they are located near the beach or offer a sea view. For example, a villa in Abu Dhabi with 5 bedrooms near the Marina Mall can be rented today for AED 550,000 (about USD 150,000) annually. The minimum price for renting a villa starts at AED 350,000 (USD 95,300).

How to reach popular landmarks from The Marina

The Marina is conveniently located, providing easy access to various Abu Dhabi attractions. For instance:

  • Corniche - one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city with beautiful views of the bay, beaches and parks;
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - one of the most impressive mosques in the world with unique architecture and magnificent interiors;
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi - a branch of the famous Parisian Louvre located in Abu Dhabi, offering a rich collection of artworks from around the world.

The Marina is almost centrally located in Abu Dhabi and has convenient transportation accessibility. From the district, it’s easy to get to all the city’s major landmarks. For example, to visit the Emirate Palace, you can use public transport or a taxi and get there in a few minutes. Also, from The Marina, it's easy to get to the Abu Dhabi Mall - one of the largest shopping centres in the Emirates. All the landmarks can be reached from The Marina by taxi or public transport.

Where to shop in The Marina

The Marina attracts numerous tourists and residents with its beautiful architecture, luxurious yachts and a rich selection of stores. You can visit the Marina Mall in The Marina, the largest shopping centre in Abu Dhabi, featuring a wide range of shops from various brands. The mall, with an area of over 120,000 square metres, showcases retail outlets of premium brands such as Gucci, Prada and Tiffany & Co, as well as stores from the mid-price segment. Moreover, a 30-storey viewing tower offers a magnificent view of Abu Dhabi and the bay. The rotating restaurant Tiara is also located there. You can reach another major centre of the emirate, the Abu Dhabi Mall, in just 20 minutes. You can also visit supermarkets in The Marina, for example, Carrefour in the Marina Mall. Other nearby stores include Spinneys and Waitrose.

Choosing schools and kindergartens in The Marina

Residents of the district have a large selection of kindergartens and schools in The Marina. You can send your child to Kipina Al Butin Nursery, Redwood or British Orchard - all these kindergartens offer quality pre-school education, childcare and supervision. They are located within walking distance, within 10-15 minutes. Regarding general education institutions, the American Community School, with its US curriculum, is popular. You can also send your child to the Abu Dhabi International Private School. Students there can receive an education based on the US, British (IGCSE and A-Levels) or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The GEMS Winchester School, with its British curriculum, is also located nearby.

Medical facilities in The Marina

The Burjeel MHPC Marina Medical Centre is a clinic that provides a wide range of services, from general practice to specialised consultations in various areas of medicine. It’s equipped with modern equipment and employs highly qualified specialists. The Al Zahrah Medical Centre is one of the largest private hospitals in Abu Dhabi. It offers a wide range of medical services, including general surgery, cardiology, gynaecology and other specialist services. The Oasis Braces Centre provides dental services with experienced doctors who offer a wide range of services, from the maintenance and treatment of teeth to implantations. The Seven Wellness Centre clinic provides health improvement and strengthening services. You can undergo physical rehabilitation courses there, as well as receive consultations on proper nutrition and a selection of physical exercises. The Corniche Hospital is one of the most well-known medical institutions in the region. It operates in the fields of oncology, neurology, cardiology and other branches.

Transportation in The Marina

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi and particularly The Marina district, has a well-developed public transportation system. Buses run regularly here, with intervals of about 15-20 minutes. There is a schedule at each stop. Payment is made using a special Hafilat smart card and the fare is AED 2 within the city. You can also use the Uber and Careem apps to call a taxi, use Abu Dhabi Taxi or hail a taxi on the street by simply raising your hand. You can also call a taxi using the TransAD hotline (600 535 353). Abu Dhabi also has a bike rental service - you can rent this type of transport via the Careem Bike app. In addition, car rental in The Marina is available for any period. You can rent a car from both the economy or the premium segment. The area is well planned and finding a designated parking spot is not difficult.

Hotels in The Marina

The Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Hotel in The Marina is one of the most prestigious in Abu Dhabi. It’s located right on the coast, making it an ideal choice for beach lovers. Guests are offered a wide range of services and amenities, including a private beach, swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. The hotel also has several restaurants offering a variety of culinary delights. The rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The Abu Dhabi EDITION stands out with its modern design and high level of comfort. It offers its guests stylish rooms with beautiful views. The hotel has restaurants, bars and cafés. Guests can also use the hotel's spa and fitness centre. The hotel is located in close proximity to the shopping centres in The Marina and its attractions. Another luxury hotel with consistently high service levels is the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. The rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy European cuisine, a fitness centre and a pool. The hotel is located close to the main attractions of The Marina, making it convenient for those who want to enjoy the surrounding views and explore the surroundings.

The most popular restaurants in The Marina

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is known for its diverse cultural heritage and culinary scene. The Marina district is one of the most popular areas of the city, with numerous restaurants operating. If you're a fan of Italian cuisine, then Tony Roma's and Lips the Café are perfect for you. Here, you can try different kinds of pizza, pasta, meat and so much more. The restaurants also offer a wide selection of appetizers and desserts. If you want to try authentic Arabic cuisine, be sure to visit the restaurants in the Marina Mall - Azkadenya, Villa Beirut, Petek and Zaatar W Zeit, as well as Mirage Marine at the marina. You can taste authentic Middle Eastern dishes, prepared using fresh local products. Bill's Farm Steakhouse and Casper & Gambini’s international cuisine restaurant are also highly recommended. The Royal Yacht restaurant, located on a yacht, is perfect for a romantic evening. No matter what you prefer - international cuisine, meat dishes or Arabic dishes - you will definitely find something to your taste in The Marina.

Leisure activities in The Marina

The Marina district in Abu Dhabi offers a rich selection of restaurants and entertainment for all visitors. You can enjoy the beach atmosphere at Breakwater Beach, WaveBreaker Beach or Corniche Beach, take a yacht ride on an unforgettable cruise around the bay, watch a movie at VOX Cinemas in Marina Mall and visit the Emirates Heritage Club, where various shows and performances are held. The district has green parks, numerous fitness centres and spas. In addition, within a 30-minute drive are iconic attractions such as the largest aquarium in the Middle East, The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi and the Ferrari World amusement park. You can take a walk around The Marina, have lunch at one of the many restaurants and admire the bay.

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