ALDAR Properties, PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s leading integrated property development, investment and management company, announced today that it has created a new subsidiary dedicated to transforming Abu Dhabi into an international luxury boating destination.
The new entity, ALDAR Marinas, will provide a broad range of leisure marine facilities and services that constitute an integral part of ALDAR’s waterfront developments. The first marinas to become operational are located on ALDAR’s premier Yas Island and Al Raha Beach projects. Each marina will have its own identity and will provide state-or-the-art facilities for the yachting community from entry level boating to destination yachting.
Additionally, ALDAR Marinas will provide a comprehensive boat service yard incorporating a spectrum of associated marine services.
The Yas Marina, surrounded by the Formula One race track, will provide berthing for luxury yachts to 100 meters as well as guest berthing. The exclusive Yas Yacht Club located at Yas Marina will feature fine dining facilities and provide prime viewing of the Grand Prix race track. Guests at Yas Island Marina will have an ideal location from which to enjoy access to the Yas Island theme parks, golf course and five star hotels.
Speaking at the launch of this exclusive facility, Ronald Stephen Barrott, CEO of ALDAR Properties, commented, “Marinas are a salient feature of the world class waterfront communities we are building at various sectors in our waterfront projects in Abu Dhabi coast, and it is only natural that these facilities are run and operated to world-class standards to provide the residents of our communities and visitors of our unique leisure destinations with the ultimate in services and facilities.”
“The vision of ALDAR Marinas is to create a safe, sustainable and enjoyable recreational boating culture in Abu Dhabi and lead Abu Dhabi into becoming a premier boating destination. With the provision of world-class marina facilities and affiliated operations that enhance ALDAR’s premier waterfront development projects, the Marinas will command the highest integrity that is respected by our customers, competitors and the community.”
Designed to take advantage of the tranquil azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and many islands surrounding Abu Dhabi, ALDAR marinas will be a year-round boating destination.
“We also aim to add value to the joys of boat ownership by taking complete responsibility of an owner’s asset and develop a lifestyle for all socio-economic groups within the leisure boat category,” Barrott added.