Five things to do in Dubai Marina this summer

If you feel a twinge of envy at the sight of your neighbours heading out on holiday, here are five reasons for you to celebrate instead.

1. Cool off at your pool

Usually the most popular amenity, you now have your community pool all to yourself – for hours and hours of peaceful tranquility in the blissful, temperature-controlled water.

2. Set up a balcony garden

Your balcony is a great place to unwind and enjoy your surroundings – but it can also be the ideal spot for you to try your hand at gardening. Just make sure you select species that enjoy the sun, like Arabian jasmine and frangipani.

3. Learn a new sport

Whether it’s squash, billiards or darts, check out what your community has to offer and try your hand at learning a new game. Don’t have a partner? Invite your neighbour from the community to a friendly match! Who knows, you might just uncover a hidden talent!

4. Renovate your home

Now’s the perfect time to give your home a summer makeover. Pick out some new exciting colours for your internal walls, or go further and experiment with patterns and funky designs. If you’re up for it, you could even turn it into a DIY project.

5. The gym to yourself

It’s never too late to restart your fitness routine – and with a good chunk of the community on vacation, you don’t need to wait in line for the weights and cable machines. And you’ll never have to worry about ‘hogging’ the most frequently-used equipment!