Plans announced for construction of new Dubai Harbour and Lighthouse

Posted: 12-Jan-17 09:56

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has announced that a brand new 1,400-berth marina and a huge lighthouse will be built on the coast of Dubai. The Dubai Harbour will be developed by Meraas, and will be located between the Jumeirah Beach Residence district and the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, creating a new suburb with hotels, malls and residences.

Plans announced for construction of new Dubai Harbour and Lighthouse

The ruler of Dubai has revealed that a brand new marina and lighthouse will be built on the coast of Dubai. Dubai Harbour will be a new development by Meraas, and will span 20 million square feet.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that the facility will have 1,400 berths, a cruise ship port, a terminal, and a huge 135-metre-tall lighthouse. The new marina will increase Dubai’s yacht capacity by 50 per cent and will be able to accommodate large yachts and up to 6,000 passengers at a time.

It will be developed on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street between the Jumeirah Beach Residence district and the man-made Palm Jumeirah islands. Once ground is broken, the facility will take approximately four years to complete.

The development will have a shopping mall covering 3.5 million square feet, and an events area, restaurants, cafes, public services, and shops. There will be offices, luxury residences, waterfront villas and houses, and hotels. The Dubai Lighthouse will feature a luxury hotel, an observation deck, and its smooth façade will act as a huge screen for displaying high resolution projections and light shows.

“Our region has had a long and historic relationship with the sea, and today we are seeing another initiative inspired by this age-old tradition that opens up new horizons for development.”

Stated H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates.

and added:

“We have great aspirations for the tourism sector, which is one of the main pillars of our economic development and an important source of national income.”

Dubai Harbour will be accessible via a road bridge and the monorail system that will link the metro to the new district as well as Palm Jumeirah. There will also be a pedestrian bridge with jogging trail and cycle track that will connect the new harbour with Palm Jumeirah, plus water stations and three helipads. According to the Dubai Media Office, the “project’s roads will be designed to enable the destination to host Formula races”.

The launch of the new harbour and marina complex will bring other projects in the area such as Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club and Logo Island into a new single district on the coastline of Dubai that will cater for both residences and holidaymakers.

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