6 Stunning Walks & Promenades in Dubai

Leisurely walks along beautifully paved streets dotted with the aromas of independent cafes is a mainstay Paris attraction—and a growing Dubai lifestyle!

Recent years have seen the rise of spectacular walks & promenades that have developed a blissful nightlife attracting people of all ages for a good time through a leisurely stroll, sumptuous dinner, relaxing coffee with family/friends, and/or a staple Middle Eastern tradition: Shisha (Hookah).

This a ranking at the most stunning Walks & Promenades in Dubai.

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1. The Walk at JBR — Best Promenade in Dubai (Tie)


The Walk at JBR is a promenade that truly offers the best of Dubai in a duel combo: it’s set adjacent to a popular beach and beautiful buildings.

Your stroll on this paved path will accompany sights of leading fashion retailers, unique dining outlets, mini-markets, and displays of the finest cars on Dubai’s streets—all this as you enjoy the open air & views of a calming beach. Also Try: Top Attractions in Jumeirah (You’ll LOVE it!)

Contact: (971) 04 390-0091

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


2. Dubai Marina Walk – Best Promenade in Dubai (Tie)


Dubai Marina Walk is a lengthy walk around the Dubai Marina.

You get to enjoy a water-side walk along some of the most impressive skyline views of Dubai. The path is studded with dining, shisha, and shopping outlets. The major portion of the walk is dedicated to restaurants serving every cuisine you could want.

This is a great spot to just take a seat alongside city views beside a calm waterway as you enjoy a light meal or drink. Also Try: Ranking – 35 Best Malls in Dubai (FREE!)

Contact: (971) 04 366-1600

Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


3. City Walk – Most Entertaining Promenade in Dubai


City Walk pushes the bounds of promenade standards.

It’s essentially a retail space situated in an outdoor environment, almost like a strip mall. But the paved pathways along with street side lines of cafes make City Walk too reminiscent of a promenade. City Walk is a combination of a Parisian promenade and a mall in Dubai.

Contact: (971) 04 317-3999

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


4. BONUS: Qanat al Qasba – Oldest Modern Promenade in UAE


Qanat al Qasba’s paved streets—with their towering Ferris Wheel (named Eye of the emirates)—were a popular lifestyle destination far before promenades in Dubai even existed.

Qanat al Qasba still remains a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. It draws smaller crowds compared to Dubai’s promenades and that keeps Qasba’s paved streets enjoyable for calm, pleasant strolls or light café sits with family/friends. It also offers breathtaking & picturesque sights.

Contact: (971) 06 525-2444

Location: Al Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


5. Box Park – Most Innovative Promenade in Dubai


Box park is a promenade with a funky makeover.

The entire walk is designed with uniquely styled boxes—plus points for innovative usage of boxes! Box Park pushes emphasis beyond dining and features luxury boutiques as-well-as budget brands. Unlike most promenades, having a calming outdoor moment can be a bit challenging here as it’s sadly right next to a small road. It’s also rather short and is astoundingly close to the City Walk. Also Try: Ranking – Dubai’s Best Water Parks (#6 is shocking!)

Contact: (971) 04 317-3999

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4.5/5


6. Riverland Dubai – Dubai’s Newest Promenade


Corporate enterprise usually doesn’t come to mind when a peaceful promenade is being discussed, but don’t worry: Riverland is free to enter.

Riverland Dubai is an extension that serves as a “lobby” for the Dubai Parks & Resorts’ Theme Parks. This place offers a brightly-lit surrounding in a theme park aura alongside a pleasant waterway lined with casual dining outlets. Also Try: The 5 Best Theme Parks in Dubai (All New!)

Contact: 800 262-9464

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4.5/5


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