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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.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
The mega project will also include a cruise ship port, shopping mall, events arena, residential buildings, hotels, offices and shops. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
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)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
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)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
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)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
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)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
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)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
(Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
(Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
(Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
(Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches new waterfront destination 'Dubai Harbour'
(Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)