Marsa Plaza, Dubai Festival City


About Marsa Plaza

Marsa Plaza is a modern residential development in Dubai Festival City. Itconsists of three high-rise residential towers. Two corner buildings consist of 32 and 22 floors, whereas the central tower is 21 floors high. Altogether these buildings have 500 apartments.

The central building has 200 InterContinental Residence Suites in Dubai Festival City. InterContinental Hotel Group manages these serviced apartments. Besides this, both apartment buildings have 300 apartments. Apartments in Marsa Plaza consist of 1 to 3 bedroom units and 4-bedroom penthouses. Moreover, serviced apartments feature studios and 1 to 3 bedroom units.

Marsa Plaza is a freehold project of Al Futtaim Group Real Estate. The project was handed over in 2008. Its central location in DFC gives residents walking access to Festival City Lake and Dubai Festival City Mall. It is also close to Deira International School and The Universal American School.

Marsa Al Khor is a sub-community in DFC. Dubai Festival City (DFC) is a mixed-use family-oriented waterfront community along Dubai Creek. Residents enjoy direct views of Dubai Creek and cityscape of Dubai. Also, the location gives speedy access to major highways like Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.


  • Type of building: Residential
  • Location: Dubai Festival City
  • Developer: Al Futtaim Group Real Estate
  • Date of completion: 2008
  • Number of floors: 32 floors high
  • Unit type: 1 to 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses
  • Type of ownership: Freehold
  • Amenities: Swimming pools, health club, spa, convenience store, kids play area and

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Facilities in Marsa Plaza


The two levels of basement provide parking in Marsa Plaza. These parking lots can accommodate hundreds of vehicles. Building staff also offers valet parking services for visitors and guests.


Each building in the complex has passenger and service lifts. Elevators in Marsa Plaza have a separate power backup for round-the-clock performance.

Security, Central Air-Conditioning and Maintenance Services 

The project has central air-conditioning and heating system for temperature maintenance. Also, there are CCTV cameras and security staff to provide round-the-clock security. Moreover, an onsite team of security staff look after infrastructure and building amenities. They also assist residents in household repairs and maintenance.

Event Space

There are outdoor barbecue and seating areas. Also, there is a community hall

Gym and Fitness Facilities 

There is a health club with the state-of-the-art gymnasium for the residents. Gym in Marsa plaza has the latest exercise machines, sauna and Jacuzzi facilities. Besides this, residents are also eligible for the membership of Al Areesh Club in Dubai Festival City.

Lifestyle Amenities

It'€™s a super luxury project with amazing lifestyle amenities. It has a recreational swimming pool and a lap pool for residents. Poolside also has an extensive deck with pool chairs for sunbathing. Also, there is an outdoor kids play area, retail outlets, spa, hairdresser, dry cleaners and local supermarket.

Concierge and Guest Services 

A high-end lobby on the ground floor of each other has a reception desk and sitting lounge. Staff at the reception desk provides 24-hours concierge and guest services for visitors and residents.


Its a pet-friendly residence.

Safety Features

All apartments and shared facility areas have fire safety equipment. Smoke detectors, fire alarms and fire extinguishers are there to immediately handle fire-emergencies.

Marsa Plaza Floor Plans 

Marsa Plaza offers various layouts for the apartment types in the project. You may also check 2D and 3D formats of Marsa Plaza floor plans on PropertyDigger.

Apartment Types in Marsa Plaza

The residential buildings consist of 500 residential units. Apartments in Marsa Plaza consist of 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms and 4-bedroom penthouses. The central building consists of 200 serviced residential units, whereas two apartment buildings have 300 apartments.

All apartments are spacious. They have upgraded interiors, which include tiled flooring, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen has wood cabinets, stone countertops and space for home appliances. Bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and floor to ceiling windows. Bathrooms are also outfitted with luxury sanitary ware. Serviced residences are fully furnished with modern home appliances and luxury furniture.

1-Bedroom Apartments in Marsa Plaza

1-bedroom apartments cover a floor area ranges from 967 sq. ft. to 1.007sq. ft. These units have a large size master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite washroom.

The long foyer entry has a powder room, storeroom, laundry room and an open kitchen. After that, there is a huge living and dining area which is connected to the balcony via a glass sliding door. The bedroom also has floor to ceiling windows and a glass door for the balcony.

2-Bedroom Apartments in Marsa Plaza

Spanning over the floor area between 1,643 sq. ft. and 2,030 sq. ft. 2-bedroom apartments have a very spacious layout. The layout consists of a master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and bathroom. The other bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and attached bathroom.

The unit layout also has a living and dining area with floor to ceiling windows. The entrance has a laundry room, powder room and an open style kitchen.

3-Bedroom Apartments in Marsa Plaza 

3-bedroom apartments in Marsa Plaza are bigger in size. They have a floor area ranges from 2.189 sq. ft. to 2.431 sq. ft. They exist in multiple layouts. Each layout has a master bedroom with a dressing room and attached bathroom.

Remaining two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and attached bath. These units have a large living and dining area, a guest washroom, laundry room, storeroom and a semi-open kitchen. Few layouts also have a maid'€™s room with a private washroom. All layouts have one or more balconies.

4-Bedroom Penthouses in Marsa Plaza

Penthouses are the largest among all residential units in the project. They spread over the floor area of 3,746 sq. ft. to 3,757 sq. ft. Penthouses consist of a master bedroom with dressing room and attached bathroom and three bedrooms with attached bathrooms and built-in wardrobes.

Also, there is a maid'€™s room with attached bathroom. Besides these, there is a huge living room, a dining room, a semi-open kitchen, laundry room, storeroom and a guest washroom. Few units have two entrances and multiple balconies.

Most Popular Apartment Types in Marsa Plaza

Based on searches conducted by users on over the past 12 months

As per total property searches on PropertyDigger, 2-bedroom apartments got the first position with the highest searches. 1-bedroom units come on the second with significantly lesser searches. Also, 3 and 4 bedroom units are ranked on the third and fourth positions respectively.

Rental Trends in Marsa Plaza

Marsa Plaza is listed among the top five residential projects of Dubai Festival City. Apartments for rent in Marsa Plaza can be leased at an annual rent of:

You may also check apartments for rent in DIFC if you are looking for more sizes and unit configuration.

Sale Trends in Marsa Plaza

Marsa Plaza is a visual landmark of Dubai Festival City. The modern architectural design and luxury lifestyle amenities have made it equally attractive for home buyers and property investors. Buying prices for apartments for sale in Marsa Plaza are:

You may check apartments for sale in DFC if you are looking to buy a dream home in a luxury project.

Rental Yield in Marsa Plaza

Based on searches conducted by users on over the past 12 months

According to PropertyDigger, 1-bedroom apartments give highest ROI of 6.3%. Whereas 2 and 3-bedroom units give an ROI of 5.6% and 5.8% respectively.

Service Charges in Marsa Plaza

These are the Dubai Land Department service charges for Marsa Plaza, Dubai Festival City.

There are many different types of property service charges in Dubai, If you are interested in buying a property in Dubai, you may read the comprehensive guide on PropertyDigger website.

Please note that these service charges are subject to change.

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Transportation near Marsa Plaza

Residents enjoy easy access to public transportation near Marsa Plaza. Several metro stations and bus stations are located at a short drive from the building.

Bus Stations near Marsa Plaza

Dubai Festival City Bus Stop is located at a 4-minute drive. Passengers can find two bus services for Al Qusais and Rashidiya Metro Station. These include 32C and 44. Several bus stops in Al Garhoud are also located at a short drive from the building. Bus stops at Cambridge International School, American College of Dubai and Grammar School are at a drive of 8 minutes.

Metro Stations near Marsa Plaza

Nearby metro stations are reachable via a short drive. Al Jadaf Metro Station, Creek Metro Station and GGICO Metro Station are at a drive of 8-minutes. Other metro stations in the vicinity are Emirates Metro Station and Deira City Centre Metro Station. All of them are 9-minutes away.

Restaurants near Marsa Plaza 

Residents have access to several restaurants in Dubai Festival City. Famous restaurants near Marsa Plaza are:

  • MezzaLuna '€“ InterContinental Residence Suite DFC
  • Belgian Beer Café-Crown Plaza
  • IKEA Restaurant

Mezzaluna is casual dining at walking distance. It serves Italian and European dishes. Belgian Beer Café is 4 minutes away. It'€™s casual dining with a pub. The restaurant serves food from Belgian cuisine. IKEA Restaurant is casual dining at Dubai Festival City Mall. Located at a 7-minute drive, the eatery has a huge menu of international cuisine.

Residents have access to fine-dining restaurants at Al Jadaf Waterfront.

  • Giardino Dubai- Palazzo Versace
  • Enigma-Palazzo Versace
  • Vanita '€“ Palazzo Versace

All fine dining are reachable via a drive of 8-minutes. Giardino Dubai is located on the ground floor. It serves continental, European, Arabian, Indian and Asian cuisines. Enigma serves food from Iranian cuisine. Vanita offers a variety of Italian food. These fine dining also have a bar that serves alcoholic drinks.

Supermarkets near Marsa Plaza

There is a Grand Convenience Store on the ground floor of the building. Besides this, residents also have access to nearby supermarkets.Supermarkets near Marsa Plaza are:

  • Choithrams-Garhoud
  • W Mart Fresh-Al Jadaf Waterfront
  • Carrefour Hypermarket-Dubai Festival City

Residents have driving access to supermarkets. Choithrams at Garhoud is 7 minutes away. Whereas W Mart Fresh and Carrefour Hypermarket are located at a drive of 8 minutes.


  • Al Badia Condo 4- residential
  • Festival Centre-Commercial
  • Al Badia Hillside Village Condo 2- residential
  • D1 Tower- residential
  • Al Badia Residences Building 11- residential

Marsa Plaza is close to several buildings in Dubai Festival City and neighbouring residential communities. These include Al Nadia Codo 4, Festival Centre and Al Badia Hillside Village Condo 3. These buildings are located within the drive of 4 to 5 minutes. Whereas Al Badia Residences Building 11 is 10 minutes away. D1 Tower at Al Jadaf is 9 minutes away.

Major Landmarks

Nearby landmarks include: 

  • Dubai Festival City Mall
  • Festival Promenade
  • Dubai Creek Harbour

At a drive of 3 minutes from the building, Dubai Festival City Mall boasts the only outlet of IKEA in Dubai. The shopping mall also has several outlets of high street brands. Some of the famous brand outlets are Old Navy, Zara, GAP and H&M. In addition to shopping and retail, the mall also has dining and entertainment facilities for its visitors.

Festival Promenade is 6 minutes away. The two-kilometre stretch of waterfront at Festival City Mall is best for a relaxing stroll and beachfront dining with mesmerizing views of Dubai Creek. The beautiful displays of fire, water and light at the promenade mesmerize visitors,

Dubai Creek Harbour by Emaar is at a drive of 13-minutes. The flagship development houses iconic Dubai Creek Tower. Visitors can find everything from shopping, dining and water-themed activities. It also has a variety of fine dining eateries and cafes


Marsa Plaza, Dubai is a part of the waterfront community in Dubai Festival City. Being a luxury residential project, property prices are high as compared to neighbouring areas. Consider this, before you buying or renting an apartment here if you have a limited budget.

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