You have probably already seen the Dubai Marina furniture stores in one of the malls - they have quite a good representation around the UAE. And it is one of these success stories - a homegrown brand developed in Dubai and then exported to different countries.
But have you been to their huge warehouse yet?
It is not even listed on their official website!
Yet, it is easy to find (if you know where!) and worthwhile a visit, as the selection is so much bigger than what they can show in any of the malls.
Marina Gulf is not one of the budget chains. In fact, some of their pieces are quite pricey. However, they admittedly have furniture which no one else offers. And some items are really spectacular. Plus, walking through their warehouse is very inspiring and makes you wish that you had plenty of space in your house...
What makes Marina Furniture so special is the fusion of modern and rustic, avante garde and exotic... they combine modern materials like glass and metal with antique wooden items or drift wood.
They often have big sales which are worth looking out for. That is the time of the year where you should definitely drive there. 50% can make quite a difference and will guarantuee you some long lasting pieces which you will probably never want to sell again!
The warehouse is located on Umm Suqueim Road - that is just off Burj Al Arab, the same exit that leads to Mall of Emirates, but then heading into the desert.
Coming from Sheikh Zayed Road, the warehouse will be on your right side. You have to go over two fly overs, then keep right to get into the service road.
Coming from Al Khail Road, the exit is called "Umm Suqeim Street" - exit no. 16. The warehouse will be located on your left side. In order to get there, do a u-turn under the first bridge, e.g. keep right side to get to the traffic light. There, come back under the bridge and stay right again to get into the service road.
Have a look also at the Dubai Marina furniture website in case you require further information.