Marsa Al Arab

A comprehensive tourist destination spread across 4 million sq. ft., Marsa Al Arab comprises two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road

Marsa Al Arab aims to elevate family tourism proposition in Dubai, support the achievement of Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020, and encourage UAE Nationals to work in one of the sectors vital to the Emirate’s economic diversification and growth. The mega-project is part of Dubai Holding’s strategy to develop Madinat Jumeirah, while reinforcing Jumeirah Group’s position as a catalyst in transforming Dubai into a global tourist destination.

The development adds 2.2 km of beach frontage and will be the newest addition to Dubai’s long-standing track record of world-class tourist facilities. One island will be dedicated to entertainment and family tourism, while the other comprises an exclusive luxury resort.  ‘Marsa Al Arab’ will include a private yacht marina and a yacht club, 400 new F&B outlets, in addition to recreational attractions, making it a globally attractive tourist destination.

Family Resort with World-Class Facilities

Jumeirah Group will introduce new leisure concepts to complement its existing family entertainment offer through the construction of a new family-oriented hotel. The hotel will include a larger and improved Wild Wadi Water Park, offering new thrills, family rides and record-breaking attractions. The family resort will also encompass a ‘Marine Park’, a first-of-its-kind marine life edutainment centre in the Middle East, in addition to a live theatre of a 1,000 seat capacity attracting world-class shows. The family resort will include a theatre with a capacity of 1,700 seats, which will become home to the world-renowned show Cirque du Soleil for the first time in the Middle East. Dubai Holding will also launch the Dubai Pearl Museum, complemented by a pearl farm and a pearl-inspired boutique hotel, reflecting the UAE’ heritage, culture and national pride.

A New Business Destination

‘Marsa Al Arab’ will offer a signature serviced commercial space to attract international companies looking to set up base in this unique development. The commercial destination will also comprise a mixed-use convention centre, supported by a new hotel, fully equipped to host large international conferences and festivals.

Exclusive Private Island

Located on the left of Burj Al Arab, Dubai Holding will develop 140 luxury villas on a private island characterised by the highest levels of privacy and luxury, including a private marina for its residents. Operated by Jumeirah Group, the island will also host a boutique hotel equipped with world-class facilities that reflect ‘Marsa Al Arab’s status as an attractive destination for elite travellers.

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The launch of this new and ambitious project is in line with the directives of the visionary leadership to provide the finest and rewarding tourist experiences for visitors to Dubai, as well as enhance Dubai’s position as a global tourist destination. We are proud of the vital role that Dubai Holding plays in this sector through supporting innovation and contributing to the economic diversification of Dubai.