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Al Zorah's Marina 1 begins activities
April 2017 755

Al Zorah, a premium waterfront lifestyle and leisure destination by Solidere International and the Government of Ajman, has announced the official opening of Marina 1, the development’s first fully fitted out marina, at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

Marina 1, part of the four built marinas, is constructed along the creek and offers sweeping views of the thick, natural mangroves of Al Zorah, Ajman.
To bring Marina 1 to life, Al Zorah has appointed Art Marine as the marina operator and Boat Pilot as Al Zorah’s water sports operator.
Art Marine by Abraaj Group is the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360-degree regional leisure yachting enterprise. The company will offer world-class berthing facilities for boats and yachts between 8-40 metres in length and sea rescue services on a 24-hour basis.  Other services by Art Marine includes boat purchase, valet, insurance and brokerage, cleaning and maintenance of all boats as well as reserved parking spaces near Marina 1. A refuelling station for boats is also located near Marina 1 within Creek.
On the other hand, Boat Pilot, is a best-in-class certified water sports operator, specialized in area of risk and safety management. With several water sports activities, available at Marina 1, Boat Pilot will ensure a safe and secure environment for all sports enthusiasts.
Imad Dana, CEO of Al Zorah Development Company, said: “Al Zorah is coming alive with several lifestyle and leisure components and this is yet another milestone in the development of Al Zorah as a premium, international destination. We recently celebrated the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah following the opening of our Nicklaus Design 18-hole championship Golf Club in December 2015, and now Marina 1 opens doors to water sports enthusiasts to reinforce the developments ‘conscious living’ concept.”
Commenting on the new appointments at Marina 1, he further added: “By appointing best-in-class and fully dedicated marine operators, we have ensured that our guests receive the highest quality of service that one expects in an internationally reputed, luxury destination. Providing the most refined guest experience is at the core of what we do and we are sure that Marina 1 will live up to our guests’ expectations.”
Additionally, Al Zorah Water Sports Centre, operated by Boat Pilot, will offer motorised and non-motorised sports which include jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking in the 2 million square metre mangrove forest amongst much more. The destination will also host special activities like Stand-Up Paddle Boating Championships, Best Underwater Photo Competition and Jet-Skiing Acrobatic Displays.
A 25,000-sq-m park lined with 20 food and beverage outlets and a spectacular view of natural mangroves will be developed around the Marina. Developed in phases, Marina 1 park will extend to become an exciting, luxurious and go-to recreational avenue covering a total area of 100,000 sq m. Several additional retail, F&B and entertainment concepts will be introduced over time making the entire Marina 1 development a haven for boat owners, adventure enthusiasts and food lovers.

Visitors and residents will also have access to the beachfront through the 5.4 km track connecting the marina berthing area to the resorts, beach, other marinas, cycling tracks, Linear Park and other public spaces of Al Zorah. Once fully developed, it will offer an enriching and adventurous experience within a luxurious environs of Al Zorah.  
Al Zorah is a 25-minute drive by car from Dubai International Airport or 20 minutes from Sharjah International Airport. The development can also be accessed through sea plane, boats and yachts.
With major projects including the recent opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah completed, Al Zorah is on track to become one of the most desired places in the region to live, work and play, the statement added. - TradeArabia News Service

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