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In Pictures: Dubai's Harbour Marina welcomes first yachts

In Pictures: Dubai's Harbour Marina welcomes first yachts
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The Dubai Harbour Marina just took delivery of its first two yachts. It is located between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah, and built over an area of 20 million square feet that will include retail, restaurants, cafés, residences and hotels. The first two boats calling in were a tri-deck Majesty 120 and an Oryx 379, built by Gulf Craft. Image Credit: Supplied
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The first yachts have docked at the Dubai Harbour Marina, ahead of the location's full opening. The Marina, which will have space for 1,100 berths, will open in two phases for yachts up to 160 metres in length. The sprawling maritime facility is expected to launch next month and is primed to be the emirate's latest tourist attraction. Image Credit: Supplied
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Selcuk Balci, Managing Director at D-Marin Dubai and Dubai Harbour’s marina operator, said: “The marina will strengthen Dubai’s status as a modern maritime hub for yacht owners and captains to maritime businesses in need of a strategic logistics location. We are looking forward to operating the largest leisure maritime destination in the Middle East.” Image Credit: Supplied
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Nestled between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Harbour’s integrated infrastructure is built over an area of 1.85 million square metres. Image Credit: Supplied
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A rendering of Dubai Harbour, which will sit between the Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Residences. This unique waterfront neighbourhood is a stone’s throw away from the city’s most-loved landmarks, beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions such as Ain Dubai and Burj Al Arab. Image Credit: Supplied
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In a statement, Abeer Alshaali, CEO at Gulf Craft, “Our experience of berthing our recently launched superyacht Majesty 120 and Oryx 379 sport cruiser in the marina reinforced our confidence that this will be an exceptional addition to the Emirates’ waterfront. Dubai Harbour will lead the way for greater economic growth both in Tourism and Yachting as Dubai adds boat enthusiasts to the ever-growing list of visitors.” Image Credit: Supplied
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The mega-project will eventually integrate Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club and Logo island into a single community. Image Credit: Supplied
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The Harbour Marina project is built on reclaimed land out in the sea. It will include retail, restaurants, cafes, residents and hotels. Image Credit: Supplied