Dubai waterfront projects driving yacht, boat sales

DUBAI, January 17, 2017

Major waterfront projects in Dubai turning the UAE into the next global leisure marine destination can drive super yacht and boat sales in the Middle East, said the event organisers of the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show.The 25th edition of the event running from February 28 to March 4 will help stimulate further growth within a thriving regional boating community, according to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).The event takes place at Dubai International Marine Club, which is set to be an integral part of Dubai Harbour, the spectacular new waterfront development which will reinforce the Emirate’s status as a global marine industry destination and a regional hub for yachting, boating and water sports.The 20-million-sq-ft Dubai Harbour project features a 135 meter-high tower, Dubai Lighthouse, housing a luxury hotel and an observation deck. It will also have a 150,000 sq ft cruise liner terminal capable of handling 6,000 passengers, as well as entertainment and retail space, a yacht club, shopping mall, hotels and residences.Integrating the current DIMC, Skydive Dubai and Logo Island sites into a single community through a new road network and monorail, it will be developed in phases and take four years to complete once work starts.Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Events Management, DWTC said: “The Dubai International Boat Show has always catered to the needs of the boating community and has grown over the past 25 years to accommodate the....

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