This magnificent Bluewaters Island is located in Ain Dubai: Dubai never ceases to amaze the visitor with its seemingly unending array of attractions. Massive buildings, huge shopping malls, diverse gaming zones, pristine beaches, artificial islands – the list is endless. No wonder Dubai is frequented by millions of tourists every year from across the world. And now, add another attraction to that list. And that is – Bluewaters Island, Dubai.
This landmark island is located across the gulf from Dubai Marina. Presenting a stunning sight, this island is an exercise in luxurious living, fine dining, retail extravaganza and a lifestyle like that of a celebrity. Below, we will take you through some of the delightful experiences that await you here.
Things to See at Bluewaters Island
1. Ain Dubai
Like so many other path-breaking constructions, Dubai is also home to the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 250 meters, this gigantic construction beats the others of its kind like the London Eye, Singapore Flyer, or the High Roller in Las Vegas. You would almost flying up in the air as you view the stunning landmarks of Dubai from so high up. For 40 minutes, it’s pure fun and thrill. You would also get to enjoy dining up there.
2. Caesar’s Palace Dubai
Fancy living like an emperor at one of the poshest hotels in the globe? Then you must head for Caesar’s Palace Dubai at Bluewaters Island. You would be made to feel the eponymous emperor himself as you are almost overindulged in the lap of luxury. Pristine swimming pools, massive rooms furnished with the best furniture and upholstery, a mind-blowing spa, separate clubs for kids, and suites with complimentary butler service – you name it, Caesar’s Palace has got it. The icing on the cake? The Hell’s Kitchen restaurant belongs to the globally-renowned star chef Gordon Ramsey.
3. The London Project
More delight for your taste buds. While there are wonderful restaurants aplenty in Bluewaters Island, some of them stand out. And a notable one among them is The London Project. It’s not just about food here. The walls are full of various types of abstract & other forms of artwork that is sure to keep you glued to them. There’s a podcast studio here that enlightens guests about various community projects undertaken here. Finish the experience by stuffing yourself with the restaurant’s signature dishes like Oxford beef croquettes, battered fish & chips, ancho chilli squid, and kaffir lime.
4. Cove Beach
The best place to laze around and treat yourself to some nice sunbath. While the azure blue waters of the Arabian Gulf create a beautiful backdrop, chill yourself at any of the three wonderful pools here. You might also want to lie down on the day beds in the beach or a luxurious private cabana. Excellent seafood is available at the Two.0 restaurant here. And on weekends, the beach club comes to life with the hotshot party hoppers from the city turning up to dance the night away.
Wondering where to get hold of some local Emirati and another Middle Eastern cuisine? Hop on to Vaga. This restaurant-cum-bar is a wonderful fusion of traditional Arabian & Armenian cuisine with an exceedingly modern ambiance. Help yourself to some of the most popular & lip-smacking local cuisines as you soak in an atmosphere of luxury and also discovery.
6. Madame Tussaud’s
Welcome to the first Madame Tussaud in the Middle East. And it is just as remarkable as its original London counterpart. Check out the various themed zones here and find your favorite celebrity’s lifelike wax figure here as you take umpteen selfies. Global stars like Vin Diesel, Justin Bieber, and Kylie Jenner rub shoulders here with local icons like the Emirati musician Balqees Fathi or the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram.
7. The Wharf
The Wharf at Bluewaters Island Dubai boasts of one of the best areas to shop in the entire Dubai. and an almost unending array of the largest local and global retailers would welcome you here, displaying an eye-popping variety of the best in clothes, beauty products, and other luxury goodies. This would be the perfect place to hang out and “shop till you drop” after some nice sea-bathing and pampering your taste buds.
How to Reach Bluewaters Island?
By metro and tram – take the Red Line Metro and get down at Dubai Marina station. From there, take the tram to the JBR1 or JBR2 station and walk across the pedestrian footbridge to reach Bluewaters Island.
By car from Abu Dhabi – take the Ghweifat International Hwy/E11
By car from Dubai – take the Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11 towards Abu Dhabi. Then take Exit 31 towards Al Azraq Street.