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Sheikh Mansour inaugurates the Marinas. Image courtesy: Wam

New Marinas at Mina Rashid in Dubai inaugurated

DUBAI, 20 days ago

The new "Marinas" at the Mina Rashid Marina in Dubai, which will harbour 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today.
 
It is expected to be a new world-class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction, said a Wam news agency report.
 
The project, carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 sq km and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city, Marina Cube.
 
Sheikh Mansour toured the facility accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, PCFC. 
 
The project follows the vision and wise directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and as part of the 10X Initiative, which will see Dubai implement today what other cities of the world will adopt after 10 years. This is evident in the project which uses the latest designs and creative ideas to integrate the past with the present to introduce a maritime icon and a unique touristic attraction, the report said.
 
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannai, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid said that the project would attract foreign investment and boost tourism, not only in Dubai but all of UAE.
 
According to Al Mannai, Dubai welcomed over 625,000 cruise tourists via a total of 157 ship calls during the last cruise season compared to 133 ship calls in the 2015-2016 season, reflecting an increase of 15 percent. "We expect to receive more than a million cruise tourists by 2020, and the same number from inside the UAE," he said.



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