The state-of-the-art development will boast a 1,100 berth marina, helipad, shops, restaurants, hotels and much more…

In Dubai we are not stranger to architectural masterpieces and brand new, state-of-the art developments in places we didn’t even know they could fit. But Shamal’s latest development, Dubai Harbour really pushes the, ahem, boat out.

Here’s 5 things you need to know about Dubai Harbour… 

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What is Dubai Harbour? 

Spanning 20 million square feet, the mammoth development is set to be a luxury maritime hub. It will be the biggest marina in the region, able to berth up to 700 luxury yachts and boats, with hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, retail and even residences onsite.

Where is it? 

You’ll find it in front of The Westin Mina Seyahi, in the stretch of ocean between Skydive Dubai and Palm Jumeirah.

Is it open?

Dubai Harbour is fully-functioning and open to the public to walk around, however no hotels or restaurants are open yet. The marinas are open for people to park their yachts and the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal will be opening soon, so watch this space…

L’Amo Bistro Del Mare, an Italian restaurant offering prime seafood, will open its doors on Dubai Harbour later this year. The restaurant’s interiors will have terrazzo-style tiles, and floor to ceiling glass windows to offer views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina skyline. Inspired by southern Italy, the spot will showcase the best of Italian seafood, amongst rows of berthed yachts.

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What extra features will Dubai Harbour have?

Dubai Harbour will have its very own dedicated cruise terminal. According to the official website, ‘spanning over 120,000 square meters, the cruise facility comprises two terminals strategically located on a pier stretch of 910 meters that cater to the complete passenger turnaround of two mega cruise ships at once.’ Additionally, Bay Marina at Dubai Harbour will boast its very own helipad. Naturally.

What will you find at Dubai Harbour?

Dubai Harbour will have three main marinas: West Marina, East Marina and North Marina which will each host yachts of different sizes. On the main strip, you’ll find a bustling lifestyle hub with hotels, restaurants, retail and residences amongst the luxury skyscrapers.

We can’t wait to check it out…

Images: dubaiharbour.com