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Dubai Harbour Marinas Becomes First to Receive Three Simultaneous Accreditations from TYHA

Dubai Harbour Marinas has achieved a world first in receiving three simultaneous accreditations from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA): The Gold Anchor award, Clean Marinas and Superyacht Ready - a first in the region. Furthermore, Dubai Harbour Marinas achieved this unprecedented feat on its very first attempt.

The global marina accreditations awarded by TYHA are a trusted mark of excellence, with marinas being evaluated against a set of six criteria, including ambiance, customer service and environmental standards.

Commenting on this acheivement, Abdulla Binhabtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer at Shamal Holding, owner and curator of Dubai Harbour said: “When we first conceptualised Dubai Harbour years ago, our aim was to design and deliver a seafront residential district that rekindled Dubai’s connection to the sea and acted as a gateway for extraordinary maritime lifestyle and journeys. With world-class facilities and services, Dubai Harbour Marinas is providing a full home port solution enabling local and international boat owners, passengers and crew to enjoy Dubai’s spectacular cruising grounds. We would like to thank The Yacht Harbour Association for this recognition and our Dubai Harbour Marinas teams for their unwavering commitment to yachting excellence rewarded with these three prestigious accreditations." 

Jon White, General Manager of TYHA added: “The 5 Gold Anchor, Superyacht Ready and Clean Marina awards that I am pleased to have presented to the Dubai Harbour Marinas team, are designed to advise and educate with the objective of raising standards within the marina industry and assisting boaters in their choice of marina.

To achieve any one of these accreditations represents a significant challenge; to be awarded all three at once is highly impressive. This is a great credit to the Dubai Harbour Marinas team who are strong advocates of such accreditations and long-standing Certified Marina Managers, spearheaded by Director – Marinas Wayne Shepherd (CMM). My congratulations go to all who contributed to this excellent achievement.”

Dubai Harbour is the region’s largest marina, featuring close to 700 berths that can accommodate yachts up to 160m in length, in addition to a dedicated superyacht marina. Offering a fuelling station for vessels up to 50m, as well as providing guests and crew with a full home port solution in one of the world’s most spectacular cruising grounds, Dubai Harbour Marinas offers direct access to the open waters of the Arabian Gulf with ample water depths and no air draft limits.

As part of its commitment to offering a premier and multifaceted seafront experience, Dubai Harbour is welcoming a new era of green innovation, recently announcing the introduction of the UAE’s first ever floating waste collector called PixieDrone. Dubai Harbour also has a dedicated sustainability committee, ‘Seaguardians’, who ensure sustainable practices are followed across all operations, educating boat owners on environmentally friendly initiatives and driving better ESG awareness across the industry.

With a unique backdrop, iconic vista, and a wide range of retail and hospitality choices, Dubai Harbour is located just over 30kms from both Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Airport (DWC), close to the city’s world-famous attractions such as Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, and Expo 2020 Dubai.

Later this month, Dubai Harbour will host the Dubai International Boat Show for the third consecutive year, from 28th February - 3rd March 2024.

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