United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28 September 2020: Dubai Harbour Marina has welcomed Gulf Craft, the Emirates’ based yacht manufacturers to be the first to experience the marina’s services and facilities, before it fully opens to the public. The tri-deck Majesty 120 superyacht and the next-generation Oryx 379 both sailed into Dubai Harbour Marina and officially became the first boats ever to enter the Marina.
Dubai Harbour Marina will be the most sophisticated of its kind in the Middle East, offering 1,100 berths which will open over two phases – the greatest berth mix in the world – for yachts up to 160 metres in length. Operated by luxury marina group D-Marin Dubai, the Marina will be a yachting hub with a curated mix of restaurants, a world-class crew club, independent fuel pumps, crew facility, a helipad and more.
Located in the heart of Dubai, in the vibrant area between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Harbour’s integrated infrastructure is built over an area of 20 million square feet and will include retail, restaurants, cafés, luxury residences and hotels.
Selcuk Balci, Managing Director at D-Marin Dubai and Dubai Harbour’s marina operator, said: “We are excited to welcome the first yachts into Dubai Harbour Marina. 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. With the marina’s extensive facilities and world-class services, we are looking forward to operating the largest leisure maritime destination in the Middle East.”
Chief Executive Officer Abeer Alshaali at Gulf Craft said “We are proud to be part of Dubai’s much anticipated landmark, the Dubai Harbour. Our remarkable 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 and highlights the level of luxury that yachts made in the UAE will achieve”.
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