Legendary golf courses and epic shopping malls comprise this northwest Miami suburb.

Abandon Miami's glitz to work on your golf swing in Doral, a northwest suburb best known for its miles of manicured links and seemingly-limitless mega malls. A true resort town, the Doral Golf Resort and Spa shares the neighborhood's palm-lined streets with perfectly landscaped Mediterranean-inspired homes, monumental mansions, and the winding drives that lead up to their chandelier-lit foyers.

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On the Map

Doral is bordered by Northwest Tamiami, Fountainbleau, Medley, and Miami Industrial

Miami Airport: 20 minutes by car or 1 hour & 15 minutes by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 30 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 25 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 40 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Doral: Casual Convenience In Northwest Miami

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A bike-friendly suburb on the northwest fringes of Miami's metro area, Doral (sounds like: Door-Al) attracts golfers, shoppers, and tranquil suburbanites to its perfectly manicured environs.

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Centered on the world-famous Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Doral sprouted in 1962.

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There's definitely magic in Doral.

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Its population has increased ten-fold in two decades.

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Perhaps it's the food.

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Perhaps it's the drink.

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Perhaps it's the people.

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It might be the draw of Doral's five championship golf courses.

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It might be the allure of professional pampering.

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Off the greens and outside the malls' four walls, Doral's residences promote tranquil lifestyles along calm waters.

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Par for the Course: Tee Time In Doral

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Doral is home to five championship golf courses and the renowned Pritikin Center, a holistic spa designed to facilitate health, wellness, and longevity.

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PGA Tour elite and health and wellness aficionados spend their days in Doral.

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[Doral] takes its name from the famous golf and spa resort located within its municipal boundaries. The Doral Golf Resort & Spa was originally built by Doris and Alfred Kaskel, who coined "Doral" by combining their names."

Shopping and Recreation In Suburban Doral

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When residents opt for indoor recreation rather than outdoor activity, Doral's sprawling malls offer commercial respites away from the sun.

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Doral's malls feel a little more down-to-earth than Bal Harbour and Coral Gables' shopping centers.

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Their open plaza spaces, family-friendly restaurants, and all-ages arcades provide hours of amusement.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Graciela Cattarossi

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Graciela Cattarossi is a lifestyle/travel photographer based in Miami. She graduated from Parsons School Of Design in New York and her work is currently  published in magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and Food and Wine. When she is not traveling, she enjoys shooting weddings or other intimate events in Miami or wherever it takes her.

Silvia Ros

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Silvia Ros is a Miami-based photographer, who after over a decade as a museum photographer, jumped ship and launched a busy freelance career, tackling not only her own creative projects, but also serving as an official Art Basel Miami Beach photographer. She is currently curating a selection from her project “The National Gay and Lesbian Documentation Project” for inclusion at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.