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ICOMIA 2018 WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND SAVE THE DATE KIA ORA, WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND Nestled between three stunning harbours and surrounded by picturesque islands Auckland is a boaties paradise. It is not hard to see why one in five households own some sort of boat. The proposed dates for ICOMIA 2018 coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland stopover in 2018. Delegates will be able to enjoy the ‘Marine Showcase’ on offer including live entertainment and top hospitality packages both on and off the water. We look forward to seeing you here! ► Further information to come. Europe Middle East HRS (APPROX) HRS (APPROX) Southeast Asia HRS (APPROX) HRS (APPROX) North America million of sea, coast and islands make up Auckland’s magnificent Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Australia HRS (APPROX) HRS (APPROX) South America

NEWS FOCUS area. The project will also have three helipads and Meraas will work closely with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Skydive Dubai to conduct feasibility studies to assess the possibility of using the landing site at Skydive to accommodate private jets. A high quality internal transport network and a connected road grid and monorail system that can transport passengers between different areas of the destination such as the cruise terminal, the hotels, the yacht club, the shopping mall, Skydive Dubai and the Dubai Lighthouse is also planned - and roads will be designed to enable the destination to host Formula races. A pedestrian bridge will also be constructed linking the yacht club area to the shopping mall and Skydive. Jogging and cycling tracks will be spread across the project. Biggest marina in MENA The 1,400 berth marina will be managed by one of the world’s best marina operators and will offer worldclass services and maintenance facilities to boat owners and guests. It will also provide permits to sail in coordination with other marinas and international ports. The destination will expand Dubai’s mooring capacity by nearly 50% from its current 3,000 berths and will offer moorings for vessels up to 85m (279ft) in length. Maritime tourism Dubai Harbour will play a vital role in raising Dubai’s global profile as a cruise ship hub and will be able to welcome 6,000 passengers at one time. The destination’s various luxury facilities, and entertainment, leisure and retail offerings will offer cruise passengers a unique entry experience. Meraas has commenced discussions with four leading global cruise liners with a view to offering a strong value proposition for this sector. The company will also tap opportunities presented by Emirates Airlines, which carried 52 million passengers in the fiscal year 2015/2016. A vibrant destination Dubai Harbour is an integrated destination that will offer its residents and visitors an affluent lifestyle experience. The new development will offer unparalleled views of Dubai’s skyline, the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf and Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel. 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 cafés. The destination will also feature several hotels, one of which will offer an internal water station providing direct access for guests coming by sea. The destination will also be home to Dubai Lighthouse, a unique architectural icon. Featuring a luxury hotel, the 135m (443ft) high structure will have an observation deck that offers 360° views. Dubai Lighthouse will have a solid, smooth and unfettered façade that can be used as a gigantic screen for high resolution projections and light shows. - March/April 2017 29

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