About the area:
Dubai Marina is a district in the heart of what has become known as 'new Dubai', Dubai Marina is a canal city in the Venetian tradition, carved along a two mile stretch of Arabian Gulf shoreline. It is located between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the American University in Dubai.
Dubai Marina is a large central waterway, excavated from the desert and running the length of the 3km site. Although much of this area is occupied by the marina water surface, it also includes almost 8km of landscaped public walkways