Posted by: englishdubai | November 6, 2010

I’ll Sail This Ship Alone


I love living in Dubai Marina. Sure it can have its traffic problems, but it is now a mature community with plenty of shops, restaurants, hotels, cafes, gyms, spas and a wonderful beach and Marina it is great spot. A little bit of something for everyone. I have previously written about that Dubai Marina Yacht Club – it offers the perfect location for end of the working week drinks, but it wasn’t so long ago when it was not even there.

I flicked back through my photo collection and thought it would be nice to share a few photos of the development of the yacht club over the last couple of years.

The first photo was taken February 2008 the day I had my snagging for the apartment I now live in. JBR had yet to open and there were only a few boats on moorings in the middle of the Marina:

 

When I finally got the keys to my place in May 2008 I took the following photo. The pontoons were well under way though not open to yachts at this point:

 

And if we quickly fast forward to August 2010 the Yacht Club has all berths full and they are currently opening other mooring options in other parts of the Marina as there seems to be an ongoing demand. I really wish I had set up some time-lapse photography between this period.

I am lucky. Each day I get to look out on a simply amazing ever changing view. It is something I look forward to if I have been on a hectic business trip or simply welcoming guests over for a drink or a meal. I will be breaking my duck of taking a yacht out from the Marina later this month as part of some joint birthday celebrations. I can hardly wait.


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