Dubai Properties has appointed ART Marine as the exclusive operator of its Culture Village Marina in Dubai. The 60-berth marina, located between Garhoud Bridge and Business Bay Bridge, can accommodate vessels up to 50m and includes larger berths for charter yachts.

The agreement mandates ART Marine, Dubai Properties’ maritime partner, to manage the entire premises, including water and onshore areas as well as complementary marina facilities and services, such as private parking, club car transfer for members and full staff assistance.

Marwan Al Kindi, executive director of sales and sales operations at Dubai Properties, said: “We aim to strengthen Dubai’s reputation as a city of the future and help drive its transformation into a major maritime tourism hub. In line with this priority, we are proud to expand our maritime portfolio as we officially launch operations at the Culture Village Marina which, in addition to Marasi Marina, are the first fully operational marinas on the Dubai Water Canal.”

Bruno Meier, chief operating officer at ART Marine, said: “We are proud to partner with Dubai Properties to manage the Culture Village Marina. This project will allow us to leverage our strategic approach and considerable experience in customer service, cruise tourism and yachting as we continue to build one of the finest yachting destinations in the region.”

Operational since 2017, the exclusive berthing location in the new Culture Village district offers the convenience of connecting to the sea during all tidal states. Boat owners can opt for a leisurely cruise along Dubai Creek or enter Business Bay via Dubai Water Canal. Moreover, the marina provides easy access to Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Culture Village is one of Dubai Properties’ defining mixed-use developments, located along the shoreline of Dubai Creek amid tranquil green surroundings. The destination brings the sought-after waterfront living experience to the emirate’s property market with its two distinct neighbourhoods – Dubai Wharf and Manazel Al Khor – that give residents and visitors a chance to step back from the hustle of urban life, while enjoying views of Dubai Creek and the city in its background.

The marina overlooks the Canal Promenade fringed by a verdant double grass lawn, as well as a park with a wooden playground. Spanning over 46,000sq m, the all-new public space features granite-paved piazzas to match the opulence of the adjacent Palazzo Versace Dubai.

ART Marine Marinas is a major marina management company in the Gulf region, operating from Dubai a network of lifestyle marinas in UAE, Egypt, and Jordan.