Dubai Maritime City to launch first phase of Marina Berths
Dubai Maritime City, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre and member of the Dubai World Group, has outlined plans to launch the first phase of its new marina berth project in time for the 16th Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), being held from March 11-15, 2008.
The new berthing facilities, to be located in the commercial district of Dubai Maritime City, will enable the world’s largest maritime centre to address the growing market demand on berthing spaces in Dubai, with more than 30 to 50,000 boats and yachts expected in the next five years.
A marine consultant is currently conducting a pre-construction wave study to ensure the safety of up to 50 marina berths, which add considerable capacity to what is already one of the largest marinas in Dubai and the region with open sea access.
Amer Ali, CEO of Dubai Maritime City, noted: “This is a huge project to achieve, especially in only nine weeks, and it reflects our commitment to sustain the ongoing growth of the UAE’s maritime sector. Dubai is expected to become a leading maritime hub in the near future, and we at Dubai Maritime City are helping to develop the infrastructure so that this recognition can be achieved as fast as possible.”
“By focusing on every detail, such as ensuring that there is enough mooring space, we are pushing hard to find solutions that cater to the requirements of what will become one of the world’s top maritime destinations,” Ali added.
The new berth project will also encompasses a cluster of multi-functional areas ranging from community and destination shopping quarters, hotel, marinas and ferry transit facilities.
“With the third phase of construction well underway, we are confident that many of the international visitors to the Boat Show will be impressed by the rapid progress and many benefits offered by Dubai Maritime City,” Ali concluded.