Marsa Al Arab is a project in progress by Dubai Holding, a global investment conglomerate operating in 14 countries. The project is aimed to be a one-stop tourist destination and a community, consisting unit types of 300 apartments, 140 villas and 2,400 hotel rooms. Comprising of two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab, Marsa Al Arab is located on Jumeirah Beach Road and spread across 4 million sq. ft. The development adds 2.2 km of beach frontage and will be the newest addition to Dubai’s long-standing track record of world-class tourist facilities. It is expected to be complete by 2020.
Marsa Al Arab will include a private yacht marina and a yacht club, 400 new food and beverage outlets, in addition to recreational attractions.
One island will be dedicated to entertainment and family tourism, while the other comprises an exclusive luxury resort.
Exclusive Private Island
Located on the left of Burj Al Arab, Dubai Holding will develop 140 highly luxurious villas on a private island, including a private marina for its residents. Operated by Jumeirah Group, the island will also host a boutique hotel equipped with world-class facilities that reflect ‘Marsa Al Arab’s status as an attractive destination for elite travellers.
Family Resort with World-Class Facilities
Jumeirah Group will introduce new leisure concepts to complement its existing family entertainment offer through the construction of a new family-oriented hotel. The hotel will include a larger and improved Wild Wadi Water Park, offering new thrills, family rides and record-breaking attractions. The family resort will also encompass a ‘Marine Park’, a first-of-its-kind marine life edutainment centre in the Middle East, in addition to a live theatre of a 1,000 seat capacity attracting world-class shows. The family resort will include a theatre with a capacity of 1,700 seats, which will become home to the world-renowned show Cirque du Soleil for the first time in the Middle East. Dubai Holding will also launch the Dubai Pearl Museum, complemented by a pearl farm and a pearl-inspired boutique hotel, reflecting the UAE’ heritage, culture and national pride.
A New Business Destination
‘Marsa Al Arab’ will offer a signature serviced commercial space to attract international companies looking to set up base in this unique development. The commercial destination will also comprise a mixed-use convention centre, supported by a new hotel, fully equipped to host large international conferences and festivals.
(Source: Dubai Holding)