Jaddaf Waterfront Marina is set to become a focal point of one of Dubai’s most exciting developments.

Mo Khatib

There’s a new development taking shape in Dubai and it’s well on its way to being a cultural hotspot. Culture Village is one of Dubai Properties’ defining mixed-use developments and with its canal, mall and galleries, it’s expected to be a haven for residents, visitors and boat owners. Located at the base of the adjacent Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront Marina, managed by ART Marine Marinas, is in a prime spot, with access to the Dubai Canal as well as the Creek.

The marina has been operational since 2017 and overlooks the Canal Promenade with its fringed double grass lawn and park with a wooden playground. It’s a picturesque, tranquil hideaway hidden in plain sight and with 60-berths catering for boats and yachts up to 50 metres long, it makes it an attractive home for the Emirate’s yacht enthusiasts.

YACHTS has spent a number of days down Jaddaf Waterfront, often dropping in on Marina Manager Andy for a coffee and a chat. Andy and his ART Marine team manage the entire premises, including the water and onshore areas as well as the complementary facilities and services, such as the private parking with club-car transfer for members.

World class backdrop: The majestic Palazzo Versace is as good as any marina vista gets. It’s even more impressive at night.
Jaddaf Waterfront Marina is a tranquil hideaway hidden in plain sight.
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At the time of writing, the Culture Village gallery was about to open, with many of the shops along the canal gearing up for launch. Although you can’t take your yacht up the canal, there will be abras available, making it an intriguing cultural destination. Jaddaf Waterfront Marina will also be walking distance from a number of new residential projects including the Manazel Al Khor and the Dubai Wharf residencies, as well as the existing Palazzo Versace and D1 Tower residences.

If you’ve not paid this part of town a visit yet, we thoroughly recommend you take a look around. Although some way off being finished, you can still get a good feel on how Culture Village is going to be on completion and with Jaddaf Waterfront Marina already filling up nicely, if you’re a boat owner, it’s worthwhile having a chat with Andy and his team about berths.