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Video: A close up of the new Dubai Harbour project

The luxury waterfront project will include a marina and cruise ship port as well as residential, commercial, retail and hospitality components

Dubai Harbour, a 185.8ha (20 million sqf) project in the city that is set to feature the MENA region's largest marina is to be built within the next four years, announced Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Monday. 

The luxury waterfront project will offer a 1,400 berth-marina, a cruise ship port and terminal, a 32.5ha (3.5 million sqf) shopping mall, an events area, residential buildings, hotels, offices, retail outlets, and restaurants.

The project also includes Dubai Lighthouse, a 135m-tall structure comprising a luxury hotel and an observation deck, which will feature a smooth façade that could be used as a screen for high-resolution projections and light shows.

The destination would be "accessible by land, sea, and air", adding that water stations and three helipads will be developed as part of the project. 

Located on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street and between Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeirah – Mina Seyahi – the project's masterplan incorporates Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), and Logo Island.

To see the project come to life, check out the video below: 

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