It is perhaps ironic that, for a city most often
associated with the desert, Dubai offers a
wealth of water sports and many superb options
for waterfront living. increasingly, as the city
has developed, these two elements have been
combined, with neighbourhoods designed to
incorporate marinas and private beaches.
Palm Jumeirah is the most obvious example - indeed, the entire concept was based on the desire to add to Dubai's coastline. That homes there are now in such high demand is testament to both the extraordinary boldness of the vision and the eternal allure of living right beside the sea.
Whether it is the special quality of the light,
the way the water softens all sound or simply
the sheer pleasure of being able to walk on
your own private beach day and night, and
the unexpected thrill of catching a fish right in
front of your house (as Palm residents have reported doing) the Palm offers a way of life
unlike any other. Once its marinas are fully
operating, it will become even more attractive
to boat owners.
Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence offer a different take on waterfront living, combining the same laid-back vibe and soul-soothing watery views with all of the convenience and ease of apartment living. Add to that the marinas that enable to keep a boat just steps from the front door and you have a way of life that's very hard to beat.