A Dubai-based holding company, Meraas Holding is going to develop the Dubai Harbour project that spreads over 20 million sq. ft. featuring the Middle East’s largest marina capable of handling 1,400 vessels.
The project includes a 135 metre-high tower, Dubai Lighthouse with a luxury hotel and an observation deck and a 150,000 sq. ft. cruise liner terminal with 6,000 passengers offering entertainment and retail space, a yacht club, shopping mall, hotels and residences. With this new development, Dubai Harbour will increase the managing capacity by 50 per cent and can handle a larger yacht of up to 85 metres in length.
With expected period of 4 years, the project is also going to connect the current Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club and Logo Island sites into a single community through a new road network and a monorail. The location of this ambitious project is decided to be at Mina Seyahi on a plot between Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeirah off King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has briefed on its construction as well as fund planning front. The investment will be promoted to attract more tourists from different part of the world to experience this.
Four world’s biggest cruise liner firms including Emirates Airline and RTA are in talk with Meraas for construction and establishing connectivity respectively. Sheikh Zayed Road will be linked through a new bridge. The marina will be accessed from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street and monorail system at Palm Jumeirah or a metro stop at the new Bluewaters Island project through public transport. One pedestrian bridge will be built for jogging and cycling to the Palm Jumeirah.