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Dubai among top 10 global maritime leisure destinations

Emirate is investing significantly in waterfront properties, leisure initiatives, and berthing facilities


The Norway-based Manon Business Group has said that Dubai emerged as one of the top 10 maritime capitals in 2017, coming in fifth on competitiveness and attractiveness. Its study, reported in local media, predicts that Dubai is on track to becoming one of the world’s most important maritime destinations by 2022.

The emirate continues to invest in waterfront properties and leisure initiatives. The Dubai Harbor project alone will include a 1,400-berth marina and will increase Dubai’s capacity for handling yachts by almost 50 percent from the current 3,000 berths. It will also add the capacity to handle larger yachts of up to 85 meters in length.

The newly opened Dubai Canal adds 6.4km of waterfront to the emirate and creates 80,000 square meters for public space and facilities. The 3.2km extension ranges from 80 to 120 meters in width and cuts through Dubai’s main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road, across Safa Park and into the residential Jumeirah district, connecting with the Arabian Gulf.


Manon Business Group