The six marinas will be located throughout the development and Nakheel says they will be able to accommodate in total 600 yachts including an unspecified number of superyachts. The deadline for the tenders is February 19, 2017. David Robinson reports.

The Dubai state-owned real estate developer Nakheel has issued tenders related to the design and build of six marinas that will be located in its new Deira Island project.

The multi-million AED waterfront entertainment, tourist and residential development, extends across four man-made islands. The four islands will include a variety of mixed-use plots for the development of beachfront resorts, hotels and residential communities.

The six marinas will be located throughout the development and Nakheel says they will be able to accommodate in total 600 yachts including an unspecified number of superyachts. The deadline for the tenders is February 19, 2017.

One of the six marinas will be used to serve the upcoming Deira Islands Night Souk, which is due for completion in 2018. Earlier in December the Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced it would inaugurate a $40.8m (AED150m) bridge that links to the Deira Islands development.

The Deira Islands is yet another huge offshore project that Dubai has become famous for. It will include:

  • a 620,000sq m mall
  • 200,000sq m of retail rent space
  • waterfront development (21km)
  • 40km coastline expansion
  • might market (Souq) (5,000 units)
  • café and restaurants (96 units)
  • boardwalk areas
  • Business district
  • Hotels and resorts
  • 120 retail outlets