- Dubai has announced plans to develop the largest marina in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
- ‘Dubai Harbour’ will have 1,400 berths and feature a cruise ship port with a terminal fit for 6,000 passengers
- It will expand Dubai’s yacht capacity by around 50 percent and be able to accommodate mega yachts
- The UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi is home to the country’s famed oil and gas sector but Dubai is tourism focused
The Ruler of Dubai 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 Monday 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.
Home to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, Dubai said the new project will include a 135-metre (443-foot) lighthouse featuring a hotel and observation deck.
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
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’