Inspired by the likes of Portofino and Monte Carlo, it will be home to The Dubai Mall by Sea, hotels, a private beach club, floating yacht club and pristine beachfront…

A brand new Riviera-style neighbourhood is set to be developed in Dubai’s Mina Rashid area. Launched by master developer Emaar, a Dhs25 billion investment will transform the historic Mina Rashid area into a coastal destination inspired by the likes of Portofino, Porto Cervo and Monte Carlo.

Promising views of the Arabian Gulf and the Downtown Skyline, Mina Rashid will be home to luxe facilities including a 12,600 square metre sandy beach, Dubai’s longest swimming pool, a floating yacht club and ‘The Dubai Mall by the Sea’, which is described as an ‘elite waterfront retail, dining and leisure destination’ in an official statement.

Several waterfront promenades, and a Venetian style piazza filled with shops and restaurants overlooking the sea. As well as signature hotels, a private beach club, art galleries, a theatre, museum and 500-metre palm tree fringed canal, there will also be plenty one, two and three bedroom waterfront apartments and townhouses.

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Already described as the first modern port of Dubai, Mina Rashid will add over 430 wet berths able to accommodate some of the largest yachts in the world.

Mina Rashid is already home to the world’s most celebrated ocean liner – the QE2, which will take pride of place in the new Mina Rashid development. Now called QE2 Dubai, it is a 13-deck hotela dn dining destination docked permanently at Mina Rashid.

Mina Rashid will also be a modern link to the heritage of the city with a direct pedestrian bridge connecting the House of the late Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum (the visionary behind Mina Rashid’s conception in 1972), to a museum and theatre.

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