Abu Dhabi Ports opens ‘Marsa Mina’

Project is located in close proximity to the Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port

Abu Dhabi Ports has inaugurated ‘Marsa Mina’, which is billed as a new waterfront lifestyle destination at Zayed Port. The project is said to signify the area’s transformation into an entertainment destination for international visitors and residents.

According to a statement, the project was developed by Abu Dhabi Ports in collaboration with Danas Business Consultancy. The project is described as a dynamic, open-air quayside leisure attraction that provides several pop-up retail concepts, casual dining options and entertainment facilities.

“Marsa Mina is an exciting addition to the Abu Dhabi cruise experience and signifies our commitment towards developing Zayed Port as a unique leisure destination for the UAE community and for tourists arriving to the emirate via cruise ships. In addition to further promoting Abu Dhabi as a unique destination for leisure and business, the new waterfront is also envisioned to serve as a platform for entrepreneurial initiatives by providing small and medium-sized home-grown projects the opportunity to develop and promote their businesses. This project reflects our commitment to supporting the economy diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group CEO.

The lifestyle destination is located close to Abu Dhabi’s Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port and is said to be the first prominent landmark welcoming cruise ship visitors upon their arrival.

Abdul Jalil Abdullah Al Fahim, CEO, Danas Business Consultancy added, “Through developing and in investing in Marsa Mina, we realise our vision to deliver a unique family-oriented destination, with plenty of engaging activities and entertainment to attract visitors and tourists, in addition to providing a diverse range of retail and dining options within an environment which pays homage to our rich maritime history and heritage. We are delighted to provide people of determination with a platform to showcase their arts and crafts, as well as the opportunity to engage with the community through a dedicated retail space, in collaboration with People of Determination care centres.”

The project is said to be built around sustainability while keeping the marine environment in mind. It has been constructed using recycled containers which have been repurposed to provide retail and dining outlets. The project also includes recreational facilities and open spaces, in addition to a children’s play area, the statement said.

Marsa Mina also provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a 1,163m art mural, which is said to have been painted by a range of renowned national and international artists.

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