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The Arab world's most famous capital of glitz in the desert is full of man-made wonders surrounded by dramatic dunes and great beaches. And with all the breathless chatter about towers such as the Burj Al-Arab and Burj Al-Khalifa; the Dubai Mall and other luxury shopping wonderlands; and controversial mega-developments like the controversial Palm Islands, other amazing attractions sometimes get comparatively less attention. One example is the Dubai Marina, a canal city already established for some years now along a two-mile stretch of Persian-Gulf shoreline and still growing - expected to eventually accommodate more than 120,000 residents.
Surrounded by landmarks such as the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Internet City, and the American University of Dubai, the marina is situated next to the Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 5 and is also close to the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Emaar Business Park. Its easily accessible via public transport, for example with two metro stations. It's home to a mix of Emiratis and especially foreign expatriates.