Dubai Marina is one of the largest man-made marina in the world and one of the first of the new residential projects in New Dubai. It is created by bringing the waters of the Persian Gulf into the site of Dubai marina. The development of this area is intended to create large urban space with a residential focus and a pedestrian friendly urban community capable of accommodating a large international population. Dubai Marina is designed so that residents can arrive home, park their car and walk around the city, taking full advantage of all the resources in the community. It features apartment buildings, towers named after precious stones and Arabic scents, shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants, line the promenade.