Dubai Marina – Activities for the whole family

Dubai Marina is a large artificial marina close next to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and is filled with luxurious yachts, architectual fascinating residens and hotel buildings, a several kilometer long running track, Marina Mall, a thrilling zip liner, playing grounds and all in all a lot of activities for the whole family.

If you are staying at or close to JBR, a visit to Dubai Marina is well worth your time, especially during the hottest months, where the marina cam give you a cool (or at least a less hot) break from the sun.

Once I had the pleasure of spending a day in a yacht out of the marina area, where we could really admire the JBR skyline and Burj Al Arab from the sea. An amazing experience that is really recommended. If hiring a whole yacht is not in your budget, then you can buy spots on a shared one from one of the many companies offering this service.

Dubai Marina also has a lot to offer for the palate as well and one of my favorites is Pier 7 with 7 restaurants under the same roof and with a great view from the terrace.

Personally I spend most of my time in Dubai Maina wogging along the around 7 km, partly in the shadow, running track.


Dubai – beautiful sunset and an aging birthday girl

Then the sun has set on my second to last night here in Dubai before I have to return to the rainy and chilly weather back home. The day has really been great, much due to all the greetings regarding the marking of yet another birthday (I stopped celebrating my birthdays several years ago) and the nice gesture from the hotel housekeeping.

To prove that I am not at all old, I have now for 3 consequtive days been swimming 2000m, wogged for an hour on the treadmill as well as walked 500+ steps (OK the last one not really intended but more due to the fact that the elevators are quite slow so I rather choose to walk the 14 flight og stairs). This has resulted in a tired and sore body, so I am not quite sure what I really proved (or disproved). But, could we worse, right?

The sun sets around 19 during summer and then it is just to head down to the beach to enjoy the beautiful scenery and go for an evening dip in the ocean. The ocean temperature these days is solid 36 degrees, so not very cooling in other words. It is kind of like descending into a giant hot tub. But again, I sooo much prefer this to the chilly summer water back in Norway.