Dubai’s coastline is fast becoming a popular cruising destination.
With over 250 miles of coastline, hundreds of man-made and natural islands lying off its shores and marinas capable of accommodating the latest and largest superyachts, it presents many options for those wanting to take to its waters. Other Emirates along the same coast are also building up their marinas to accommodate superyachts so you are never short of cruising destinations out of Dubai.
DUBAI MARINA YACHT CLUB
The entrance to this marina is truly phenomenal; a two mile (3.5 kilometer) canal leads to one of the largest private yacht clubs in the world, located right in the heart of New Dubai.
The two marinas currently resident here are East Marina and Clubhouse Marina, soon to be joined by two further marinas with the ultimate aim of hosting 500 yachts ranging from 20–118 feet (6–36 meters) in length. New Dubai is the up-and-coming heart of the city. Located here are three top hotels – Sheraton, Ritz Carlton and Le Royal Meridian not to mention the enormous Palm Jumeirah on its doorstop. The prestigious Clubhouse has luxury restaurants, a shopping arcade and a private member’s area offering a new maritime lifestyle to Dubai. Furthermore, Dubai marina Yacht Club can offer a 43 foot American-built Carver motor yacht for luxury charters around the UAE.
Operations Manager: Phil Blake
+971 4 362 7884
Street H, District 4, P.O. Box 214019
DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB MARINA
A gracious marina in a unique location, Dubai Creek Marina incorporates berthing capability for 121 vessels, a boat charter operation, chandlery, fully equipped workshop and boat repair yard.
It is the first marina in Dubai to be ISO certified and is capable of berthing vessels of varying lengths to a maximum of 165 feet (50 meters). Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Marina is located, as the name suggests, in Dubai Creek, the historical core of the city and home to the souks of Bur and Deira Dubai. The marina itself is surrounded by the Dubai Creek Golf Club, which is among Dubai’s most prestigious golf courses and which features the Park Hyatt Dubai hotel and many award-winning restaurants. Also neighboring this marina is IGY Festival City.
Director of Marina Operations: Stuart Burke
+971 4 380 1234
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, P.O. Box 6302
IGY FESTIVAL MARINA
This marina is right in the heart of Dubai Festival City’s resort, Dubai’s latest large-scale maritime development.
Everything is here including some of Dubai’s finest restaurants, bars, hotels and shopping. Located approximately five miles along the historical Dubai Creek where historic and modern Dubai merge, Festival Marina has become a vibrant community in its own right, featuring the renowned InterContinental hotel and the Al Badia 18-hole golf club. As for facilities, Festival Marina features 74 marina berths, 24 quayside berths and 12 super–yacht berths. There are even helicopter landing facilities and bespoke concierge services.
Marina Manager: Rudy Puystjens
+971 4 208 5100
Dubai Festival City, Dubai Creek, P.O. Box 126027