Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched on 2nd of January, 2017 Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront megaproject that will feature the MENA region’s largest marina.
Dubai Harbour will include a 1400-berth marina, a cruise ship port and terminal, a shopping mall, an events arena, residential buildings, hotels, offices, retail stores, public services, restaurants and cafes and ‘Dubai Lighthouse’.
Dubai Media Office published concept shots of the a 20 million sq. feet megaproject, located in the area between Jumeriah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeriah.
Local holding company Meraas has been chosen to develop Dubai Harbour and to work with various Dubai government entities.
Dubai Harbour is expected to help in the maritime tourism industry, and to create an attractive destination for yacht owners, who possess one third of the world’s largest superyachts.
The project will have a fully equipped urban port for global cruise liners and Dubai Lighthouse as well.
Dubai Lighthouse will feature a luxury hotel, an observation deck, and a solid, smooth façade that can be used as a screen for light shows.
The project is expected to take the next 4 years to complete.