A marina (from Spanish [maˈɾina], Portuguese [maˈɾinɐ] and Italian [maˈriːna]: marina, "coast" or "shore") is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters.

The word marina is also used for inland wharves on rivers and canals that are used exclusively by non-industrial pleasure craft such as canal narrowboats.


Marinas may be located along the banks of rivers connecting to lakes or seas and may be inland. They are also located on coastal harbors (natural or man made) or coastal lagoons, either as stand alone facilities or within a port complex.

Facilities and services

A marina may have refueling, washing and repair facilities, marine and boat chandlers, stores and restaurants. A marina may include ground facilities such as parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers. Slipways (or boat ramps) transfer a trailered boat into the water. A marina may have a boat hoist well (a traveling crane) operated by service personnel. A marina may provide in- or out-of-water boat storage.

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Dubai Marina’s largest gym is coming with 35,000sqft, cross-fit and cryo beds

Time Out Dubai 19 Jul 2024
The Dubai Marina site will be the fourth flagship fitness space in the UAE, and will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 members ... “We are very excited to introduce the UAE’s premium fitness brand to Dubai Marina and to add this unique fitness club to our growing portfolio of mega-clubs in the UAE....

Watch: Whale shark spotted near the Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE agency shares video

Gulf News 04 Jul 2024
It’s not unusual to find whale sharks in UAE waters ...Yes, we have seen whale sharks often in UAE waters, we even rescued them many times in Dubai Marina and Abu Dhabi ... le shark spotted near the Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE agency shares video....

CoinsBooth Payment Makes its Debut With An Aim To Simplify Buy And Sale Of USDT/Bitcoin ...

GetNews 01 Jul 2024
... is set to transform the buying and selling of virtual currencies in Dubai Marina. CoinsBooth Payment promises to respond to the growing demands of Sell USDT in Dubai (UAE) or Buy USDT in Dubai Marina, one of the UAE's busiest financial areas, for a dependable trading environment....

UAE’s Carter & White expands its presence in Italy with its Porto Cervo Store

The Gulf Time 30 Jun 2024
Carter & White UAE, renowned for its craftsmanship in luxury apparel and home and yacht accessories, proudly announces the inauguration of its global flagship store in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy ... key global markets, solidifying its position as a leading UAE-based luxury brand....