Luxury at the Sea

The Middle East’s largest marina will be built in Dubai

The Ruler of Dubai in the New Year announced plans to develop the largest marina in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled plans on January 2nd to build an impressive terminal in Dubai that will have 1,400 berths in a bid to boost the cities tourism industry.

The ‘Dubai Harbour’ will also feature a cruise ship port and a terminal that can accommodate 6,000 passengers at a time, a government statement said. Yacht berths will also be built to accommodate large yachts of the mega wealthy.

The new project will include a 135-metre lighthouse featuring a hotel and observation deck.The marina will expand Dubai’s yacht capacity by around 50 percent from its current 3,000 berths, the statement said.The project will be located off the upmarket Dubai Marina neighbourhood and next to the man-made Palm Island.

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An artist’s impression of what the ‘Dubai Harbour’ will look like upon completion. It will sit to the side of the world famous man-made Palm Island

 

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Another landmark! The ‘Dubai Lighthouse’ will stand at 135 metres high and feature a luxury hotel and an observation deck that will offer 360 degree views. The façade can be used as a gigantic screen for high resolution projections and light shows

 

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (centre) looks over the proposed project that looks to boost the city’s already expanding tourism sector. He said that Dubai Harbour ‘represents a unique and innovative new addition to the region’s tourism landscape’
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (centre) looks over the proposed project that looks to boost the city’s already expanding tourism sector. He said that Dubai Harbour ‘represents a unique and innovative new addition to the region’s tourism landscape’

 

 

Another landmark! The ‘Dubai Lighthouse’ will stand at 135 metres high and feature a luxury hotel and an observation deck that will offer 360 degree views.  The façade can be used as a gigantic screen for high resolution projections and light shows

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