Dubai’s new harbour welcomes its first cruise liner

Van Oord announced today that Dubai Harbour has welcomed its first cruise liner, a major milestone for the Dubai Harbour Masterplan.

The company was the main contractor for the complex Dubai Harbour Masterplan project and laid the foundations for this new exclusive waterfront.

Just a stone’s throw from Dubai’s iconic Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah, the project involved reclaiming 60 hectares of additional land and constructing huge quay walls and a new marina in the azure blue water.

Dubai Harbour is a unique and luxurious waterfront development that combines world-class maritime facilities with the most advanced cruise terminals and the largest marina in the region.

The project was complex because of the various deliverables, such as land reclamation, quay wall construction and vibro-compaction. In terms of scheduling, the activities overlapped and were interdependent.

With several subcontractors, 1,300 people working on the -site, interdependent activities and a strict completion date, Van Oord showcased project management at the highest level.

Photo: Van Oord/Dubai Harbour