Living in Dubai Marina is living in the world’s largest man-made marina. Dubai Marina is a modern waterfront neighbourhood constructed on a 3.5-kilometre water canal along the Persian Gulf coast. Dubai began planning Dubai Marina in the 1990s to establish a tourism and business attraction. The project’s first phase began in 2003, and the canal city was formally completed and opened in 2008. The real estate company Emaar Properties developed Dubai Marina, which was designed by HOK Canada. The Dubai Marina is home to nearly 200 residential towers with spectacular views of the harbour and city.