Abu Dhabi breaks ground on new marinas
UAE: In close collaboration with the Department of Muncipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi Maritime, operating under AD Ports Group, has announced the ground-breaking of several new marina and ferry station developments across the UAE’s capital.Scheduled for completion by the fourth quarter of this year, the development projects include a mix of marina facilities and ferry terminals that will be developed at Rabdan, Al Saadiyat Island and Al Aliah Island. An additional marina and ferry station project will be developed at Jebel Dhanna, with completion anticipated in the third quarter of 2023.
The facilities will offer a range of services and capabilities, including wet and dry berths, wider slipways capable of simultaneous vessel launch and retrieval, upgraded docking facilities and a suite of new food and beverage and retail spaces. The new projects are expected to enhance the emirate’s marine infrastructure and raise the number of marina berths by 246.
Abu Dhabi has also announced plans to reinforce the existing ferry service with five additional new state-of-the-art vessels.
HE Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, chairman of AD Ports Group, commented: “In accordance with the Abu Dhabi Plan Maritime, our leadership is implementing an ambitious vision and a unified strategic direction to sustainably grow our emirate’s commercial and recreational offering, and position Abu Dhabi as a leading global maritime capital.”
“We support the leadership’s vision by investing in emerging technologies and world-class infrastructure to transform trade and redefine the future of maritime trade and logistics to connect Abu Dhabi to the world,” he added.