The Dubai Harbour is a new development by Meraas located between Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The project incorporates marinas, a cruise ship port and terminal, a shopping mall, an events area, luxurious residential buildings, hotels, retail stores, public services, restaurants and cafes.
The project features a yacht marina, zoned around the perimeter of the development, focusing on providing a significant increase to the overall berth provision in Dubai and specifically catering for larger high-end yachts including those over 100 meters. Dubai Harbour includes a fully equipped urban port to welcome global cruise liners and a fully serviced and state-of-the art passenger terminal.
Moffatt & Nichol was commissioned to support the development team with the concept design, master planning, and market studies of the cruise and marina elements within the Dubai Harbour project. The feasibility study and market assessment of the cruise terminal and marina included extensive stakeholder engagement in United Arab Emirates and consideration of demand in the region. The masterplan and concept design of the project cruise terminal was focused around accommodating two simultaneous berthing of the largest cruise ships in the world, including the associated homeport facilities to allow for over 6000 passengers at each building. For the marinas, the total berth provision in the masterplan equated to1,145 berths (including drystack) with 40 berths for 50m-plus yachts.