The Dubai Harbour is a project inspired by the Gulf’s long maritime tradition, which has been inextricably linked to the evolution of trade and commerce in the region.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the new waterfront destination earlier this year, in the presence of the Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Group Chairman of Meraas Abdulla Al Habbai.
At Cityscape Global this year, developer Meraas revealed a few updates on the upcoming Dubai Harbour.
• Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017. The harbour can accommodate 1,200,000 passengers annually and will also be the first cruise destination to build two terminals simultaneously.
• Each terminal will be approximately 14,000 square metres in size with one single apron of 900-metres.
• Ground has been broken and 130,000 square metres of land has been reclaimed.
• Dubai Harbour will feature the largest marina in the MENA region. Once complete, the marina will have 1,100-berths capable of accommodating some of the world’s biggest private yachts.
• The masterplan for the waterfront destination will extend over 20 million square feet and will include an 875,000 square-foot shopping mall, an events arena, luxury residences, restaurants, cafes, hotels and a yacht club.
• It will also feature the Dubai Lighthouse, an architectural marvel stretching 135 metres into the sky with an observation deck offering stunning panoramic views.
• Location: The Harbour will be located on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, between Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeirah in an area also known as Mina Al Seyahi.
• The new development will offer unparalleled views of Dubai’s skyline, the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf and ‘Ain Dubai’, the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel.
• The Dubai Harbour will also integrate Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) and Logo Island into a single integrated community.
• The Dubai Harbour will feature an excellent road network in addition to air and sea connectivity. There will also be a futuristic public transport system, water stations, pedestrian bridge, jogging and cycling tracks.