Marina Metro matters

Time Out explores the best things to do in Jumeirah Lake Towers and Marina station

Red line, Metro features
Red line, Metro features
Red line, Metro features
Red line, Metro features


Marina stop: Feeder buses to and from Dubai Marina (F37).

JLT stop: Buses to and from Marina Metro Stop (F40)

1 Marina Yacht Club: While this is chiefly a place to keep boats (expensive shiny ones at that), non-members can enjoy lunch at the café-bistro, or feast on seafood on the Aquara terrace. It’s a particularly popular marina hang out, thanks to the fact you can have a Pinot with your poisson.
04 362 7900;
Five minutes walking distance from JLT stop

2 Dubai Marina Mall: This circular building houses the same stores available at every other mall in Dubai. However, it is still a destination mall thanks to its easily navigable layout and branch of Brit favourite Waitrose. Next door, The Address Marina is set to open soon: watch this space.
04 436 1000
Eight minutes walking distance from JLT stop

3 Desire Beauty Salon: The staff at Desire will do your hair, your nails, give you a massage and even throw in a Moroccan bath (if you’re a woman). It’s one of the few salons in the area and is on the reasonable side. It’s nice to get a haircut without feeling like you’ve given up half your pay cheque.
04 430 8770
Ten minutes walking distance from JLT stop

4 Jumeirah Beach Walk: The novelty of being able to walk from exclusive shops (Boutique One, Cottage Chic) to chain restaurants (TGI’s, On The Border), all with a view of the beach, keeps Jumeirah Beach Walk bustling. It’s got a buzzing atmosphere and is well worth the walk from the metro stop, especially with all the hotels lining the front holding bars and restaurants. Besides, you can always jump in the sea to cool off.
Ten minutes walking distance from JLT stop

5 Marina Walk: As luxury yachts bob on the water, you can stroll along the Marina Walk, pick a place to dine alfresco, such as at the international Inferno, Scot-run Indian restaurant The Rupee Room or Blues seafood eatery (all unlicensed), while your kids splash about in the fountains. Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of home cooking, there’s a reasonably sized Spinneys on hand.
More than ten minutes walking distance from Marina stop

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