In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Monday launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the MENA region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.
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The mega project will also include a cruise ship port, shopping mall, events arena, residential buildings, hotels, offices and shops. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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The Dubai Lighthouse will feature a luxury hotel and an observation deck that offers 360 degree views. Its facade will also be used as a gigantic screen for high resolution projections and light shows. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Dubai Harbour will be located on King Salman Street, in the area between JBR and Palm Jumeirah, and will be spread over 20 million sq ft. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Dubai Harbour will also offer a transport network and a connected road grid and monorail system that can transport passengers between different areas of the destination. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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The project will play a vital role in raising Dubai’s global profile as a cruise ship hub, with a new passenger terminal, offering a duty free shopping experience, capable of accommodating 6,000 passengers at one time. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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The residential offerings of the project will include high and low rise buildings, waterfront villas and houses. There will also be a wide selection of retail outlets, restaurants and cafes. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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