The luxury hotel; Dubai Lighthouse will be a part of the newly announced Dubai Harbour along with water stations, malls and 1,400-berth marina.
As reported by Arabian Business, the Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the MENA region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse, on Monday. A cruise ship port, shopping mall (covering over 3.5 million sq ft.), events arena, residential buildings, hotels, offices and shops are also included as a part of the mega project.
Announced in a series of tweets, the development will be completed in four years in phases by the developer Meraas and will spread over 20 million sq ft. The Dubai harbor will be located on King Salman Street, between JBR and Palm Jumeirah.
The Dubai Lighthouse will feature a luxury hotel and an observation deck that offers 360 degree views. Its facade will also be used as a gigantic screen for high resolution projections and light shows. In addition, the masterplan of the new destination will integrate Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) and Logo Island into a single community.
Sheikh Mohammed explained that Dubai Harbour is set to enhance the city’s profile as a magnet for wealth and investment. The project promises to be an attractive destination for GCC yacht owners, who own one third of the world’s largest superyachts. The project will also feature water stations in various areas of the destination including under the shopping mall and selected hotels along with a total of three helipads.
To transport passengers between different areas of the destination, the project will offer a transport network and connected monorail systems. The project will play a vital role in raising Dubai’s global profile as a cruise ship hub, with a new passenger terminal, offering a duty free shopping experience, capable of accommodating 6,000 passengers at one time.
In 2017, Dubai is expected to receive 650,000 maritime travelers, while 25.3 million passengers are expected to sail around the world, according to a report published recently by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). The residential offerings of the project will include high and low rise buildings, waterfront villas and houses. There will also be a wide selection of retail outlets, restaurants and cafes.
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