Emaar takes over half of Dubai Harbour to build new community

By Sheena Amos

Waterfront residences and hotel in Meraas project

DUBAI 22 September 2017: Emaar has taken over half of the 20 million square feet Dubai Harbour being developed by Meraas – to build a community of waterfront residences and an Address hotel.

Located between Palm Jumeirah and JBR, Dubai Harbour features the iconic Dubai Lighthouse, cruise port and Mena’s largest marina. The project will integrate Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club and Logo Island in one tourist destination.

Emaar’s hospitality project will be operated by its Address Hotels + Resorts and will include branded residences. Emaar’s plots of land on Dubai Harbour offer direct beachfront access.

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Dubai Harbour will feature an advanced multi-modal transport infrastructure comprising road network in addition to air and sea connectivity. There will also be a futuristic public transport system, water stations, pedestrian bridge, jogging and cycling tracks.

The upcoming Dubai Lighthouse will add further economic value to the neighbourhood in addition to creating a new skyline. An architectural icon, the 135-metre-high Dubai Lighthouse will have an observation deck offering 360 degree views of Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters, home of Ain Dubai, the worlds’ tallest and largest observation wheel.

Among other features of Dubai Harbour are the 1,100-berth marina that accommodates small, medium and superyachts, a cruise ship port and two terminals that can welcome around 1.2 million passengers annually, a shopping mall of 875,000 sq ft, an events arena, and innovative food and beverage concepts.

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Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman of Meraas, said: “Developments such as Dubai Harbour are central to our efforts to define Dubai as a preferred place to live, work and visit and include several unique features that will create incremental value for the local economy and drive growth in the maritime tourism sector.”

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Developing our share of land in Dubai Harbour, an iconic luxury waterfront destination, to create world-class residences and hospitality projects will add to our portfolio of prime developments in spectacular locations in Dubai. With its array of maritime-oriented lifestyle and leisure attractions, Dubai Harbour will be one of the vibrant leisure and tourism hubs of the city.”