A new marina in the UAE, Emirates Palace Marina, is now fully staffed and operational and reports an increasing number of yachts occupying its berths.

Soft-launched in March 2011, Emirates Palace Marina, which is managed by ART Marine, can accommodate 167 yachts from 12m-80m (39ft-262ft) and is ‘minutes’ away from sea access.

Services include full room service aboard docked yachts, access to the Palace hotel’s spa and beach facilities and on-site private banking services.

A fuel station is now open at the marina and “room, berth and dine” packages have been developed for visiting yachts.

“In addition to the yachts permanently residing at the marina, we expect visiting superyachts from all over the world,” says ART Marine president and CEO, Constantinos Constantinou.