We loved Dubai’s southernmost district, brimming with luxurious beachfront resorts, restaurants, and some of the city’s most glamorous see-and-be-seen nightclubs. Daytime, we strolled along the Dubai Marina waterfront; we enjoyed The Walk at JBR and, of course, The Beach at JBR.

In the morning, we enjoyed a delightful stroll along this tree-flanked promenade with its dancing fountains, terraced restaurants, and cool cafes. Cayan Tower is Stretching skyward for 307m. It may not be the tallest residential tower in the Dubai Marina, but it’s certainly a building with a twist: a 90-degree spiral throughout its height, to be precise. Aside from looking cool, the design reduces wind forces on the structure and reduces direct solar radiation. It was designed by the same firm as the Burj Khalifa.

We tried to buy boat tickets (50 AED, 11:30 and 15:30) to catch a view at Atlantis, but the ride was canceled. The ticket booth is located near the Pier 7 building linked to the Dubai Marina Mall via a glass-encased walkway; this circular tower gets its name from the seven restaurants – from Asian to international – on each of its floors.