Dubai Harbour assigns D-Marin Dubai to operate 1,100-berth marina
The joint venture between Meraas, Dubai Holding, and D-Marin will operate the marina due to open in October 2020
Dubai Harbour has assigned D-Marin Dubai – a joint venture between Meraas, Dubai Holding, and D-Marin – to operate its marina, which is the first and largest yachting community hub in the Middle East comprising 1,100 berths.
The marina is scheduled to open in October 2020, close to the opening dates of the Expo 2020 Dubai – the 173-day world’s greatest show that is expected to welcome more than 25 million visitors and inject close to $40bn (AED147bn) into the UAE economy.
Located between Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Harbour’s integrated infrastructure is built over an area of 185.8ha and will include a purpose-built cruise terminal, retail, restaurants, cafés, luxury residences, and hotels.
D-Marin already manages 11 marinas in the lonian, Aegean, and Adriatic seas, and has become one of the largest international marina chains in the Eastern Mediterranean, developing sustainable businesses, boosting economic growth, and encouraging local employment.
Commenting on the announcement, the chairman of Meraas and Dubai Holding, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “We are proud to bring a one-of-its-kind, comprehensive marina management ecosystem to Dubai, providing the capacity to cater to yacht owners from around the world looking to drop anchor in the emirate”.
Sheikh Ahmed added: “Dubai Harbour will fortify the city’s status as a modern maritime hub, given the extensive range of capabilities it is set to offer on completion to a diverse clientele - from yacht owners to maritime businesses in need of a strategic logistics location.”