by Expo Events Consulting Expo Events Consulting

Dubai-based Meraas has announced that it will showcase its industry-defining maritime neighbourhood, Dubai Harbour, during the 27th annual Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2019.

Set to the highest international standards, Dubai Harbour will be the first yachting community hub in the Middle East.

Dubai Harbour’s marina will offer the ‘most spectacular’ cruising grounds in the world, with vantage views of Dubai’s distinct landmarks such as Ain Dubai at Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah.

The highlight of the showcase at DIBS will be the three main areas of the 1,100-berth marina – Harbour Marina, Bay Marina and Palm View Marina. Meraas will invite yacht owners to reserve berths in the third quarter of 2019, with 780 berths expected to be ready for handover in September 2020 upon completion of the first phase of development at Dubai Harbour.

Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas, said: “The breakthrough infrastructure of the future that we are developing at Dubai Harbour will fortify the city’s status as a modern maritime hub, given the extensive range of capabilities it is set to offer on completion to a diverse clientele – from yacht owners to maritime businesses in need of a strategic logistics location.”

Meraas’ maritime capabilities are further enhanced by a joint venture agreement with D-Marin, in partnership with Dubai Holding.