Dubai Harbour: New Megaproject revealed by Sheikh

Meeras, the local holding company has been chosen to build the Dubai harbour which is a 20 million sq. feet of megaproject located in the area between Jumeirah beach residence and palm Jumeirah.


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This will be featured with 1400 berth marina- the largest in the Middle East and North African region as well as a cruise ship port, shopping mall of 3.5 million sq feet, an event area, residential apartments, hotels, offices, retail fronts, restaurants, cafes, public services and “Dubai Lighthouse”.

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE revealed the new waterfront destination in front of group chairman of Meeras.

To be developed in phases, the Dubai Harbour project will get completed in four years once started. Sheikh said that he is happy about this new project which represents a different and innovative add-on to the region’s tourism landscape and is also an opener for new opportunities to investors. Dubai Harbour will be a ground which creates a venue for new investments that supports the government’s mission and promises to accelerate the tourism expansion in UAE, already growing rapidly.

He is confident about this project that it will have a very positive impact on the whole tourism sector of the region. They just need to be keen about new projects and promote investments that will contribute to bringing the region’s tourists in experiencing this part of the world.

The project is inspired by the gulf tradition of long maritime which is linked with the evolution of trade and commerce in the area. It is also anticipated to be responsible for the creation of new employment opportunities and attract investments. The destination is also expected to have an incremental effect on the value of neighboring properties.


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It will be linked with RTA to deliver infrastructure connecting to the surrounded areas providing multi-mode transport system through the development. This involves a bridge connecting Sheikh Zayed road and monorail system thereby linking metro to both Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters Island. A pedestrian bridge will also be there.

The project will also consist of 3 helipads and several water stations. It will tap vast development opportunities in the maritime tourism industry with building attractive destination for GCC yacht owners possessing one-third of world’s largest yachts.

The project will be having a full equipped port to welcome global cruise liners and full serviced state of the art of 1,50,000 sq feet passenger terminal accommodating 6000 people at a time. Meeras has initiated discussions with four leading global cruise liners.

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