Abu Dhabi to be superyacht hub - Monaco prince

Prince Albert II plans to visit UAE capital next year, says city has 'great potential'.
Abu Dhabi to be superyacht hub - Monaco prince
By Dylan Bowman
Sun 28 Sep 2008 06:19 AM

Abu Dhabi could be come one of the world's premier hubs for superyachts, Prince Albert II of Monaco said on Saturday.

Speaking during a visit to the Abu Dhabi stand at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), Prince Albert said the UAE capital "great potential", state news agency WAM reported.

"I admire the way Abu Dhabi is going about promoting itself within the superyacht community and believe it has great potential," Prince Albert was quoted as saying.

"I would like to visit the emirate next year to see first-hand the progress being made and to visit the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS) which is a welcome addition to the superyacht industry."

The ADYS will be held from March 12-14 next year at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). A marina, with a 250-metre quay wall for stern mooring and capable of berthing at least 20 superyachts of 25 metres or more in length, is being constructed in a channel adjacent to ADNEC.

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