10 within 20: Destinations within a 20-minute walk of Wyndham Dubai Marina

We get it. Sometimes travelling to the other side of town is a bit of a chore.

Luckily for you, the Dubai Marina is chock-full of things to do, places to go, food to eat. Oh, and all within a 20-minute walk of Wyndham Dubai Marina.

Click on the name of each spot to be taken to their website for more info and pricing.

Here’s the list…

1. Pier 7

This tower in the Dubai Marina serves as seven floors of restaurants, bars and clubs, ranging from salsa venues to billiards bars. One of the city’s best-loved nightlife hangouts.

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2. Smoky Beach

This beachside shisha bar serves as the perfect spot to wind down after a long day. With comfortable lounge chairs and beanbags galore, you can kick back next to the ocean as you puff away on some authentic shisha.

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3. Roxy Cinema

If you’re looking to take the afternoon off, Roxy Cinema situated along The Walk at JBR offers up all the latest blockbuster hits and classic cinema fare you could ask for. Tickets start from Dhs35.

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4. Blaze Burgers

Serving as one of the city’s hottest new burger joints, Blaze Burgers offers up a creative new take on the humble been ‘n’ bun combo. They’ve got everything from Portobello mushroom burgers, to burgers squished between two grilled cheese sandwiches (drool).

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5. Dubai Marina Mall

If a bit of retail therapy is all you’re after, Dubai Marina Mall is stacked with more than 140 outlets over four floors. Expect fashion brands, al fresco waterfront dining, a cinema, supermarket and more.

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6. Sea Riders UAE

If you’re into your watersports, Sea Riders UAE offers up wakeboarding and wakesurfing sessions and classes – taking you off the coast in a boat kitted out with a high-end sound system alongside qualified drivers and instructors.

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7. BYKY Bike Rental

If you’re looking for an easy way to get around, BYKY’s bikes can be unlocked via a smartphone app for a cheap hourly rate. Just remember to return the bike once your time is up. The cost for losing a bike is er… not so cheap.

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8. Yellow Boats boat tours

Discover the city from a new perspective with Yellow Boats. The guided boat tour will take you past some of the city’s most notorious skyline developments, allowing you to skip the hustle and bustle of the traffic as you soak in the view.

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9. Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

This two-hour cruise serves as a more out-of-the-box dining experience, taking you around the Dubai Marina as you feast on international fare. Guests will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival and will be treated to entertainment activities while on board.

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10. Phobia Dubai

Two to five people, gathered in a room, with the objective being to escape it within an hour. Phobia Dubai’s escape rooms will have you trapped within an underground bunker, house of a maniac, modern museum, detective’s apartment and more. Let’s just hope you make it out!

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