Marbella remains one of the most luxurious cities in Spain, a place where every year meet millionaires from around the world to spend their holidays and enjoy all the delights offered by this beautiful city. Well-known is Puerto Banus, situated a few kilometers from Marbella and the nerve center of all this luxury where you can find spectacular yachts and mansions. But soon there will be another port that will compete: Port Al Thani in Marbella.
The Sheikh of Qatar, who is the owner of the Malaga Football Club, builds with an investment of 400 Million Euro a new port in Marbella on the current marina La Bajadilla, which is located at the northeast entrance to Marbella, near the oldest and historic part of the city. The main characteristic of the project is the expansion of the port area in order to meet tourist demand with the arrival of cruise ships.
Design and works of the port
However, the design is impressive and ostentatious and reminds the large-scale designs of Dubai. The planned hotels are all five stars with stunning architecture, a heliport and boutiques that will compete (if possible) with Puerto Banus. This reform of the port will have enormous benefits in the city due to the large influx of tourism from the UAE and the rest of the world.
Work will commence in 2012 and be completed in 2016. We now know that the city of Marbella contributes with only 3% of the total construction cost. Marbella with this construction will become in little more than four years a port stop for cruises through the Mediterranean. This project is considered the most important urban development in the history of Marbella.
Until then, Puerto Banus remains the most exclusive marina and resort of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a tourist destination only accessible for those with a good economic position, also recommended for gourmet travelers.
The works of the new port are posponed and there is no estimation date for the works. The actual port of Marbella is ‘Puerto de la Bajadilla’ where there are shops and restaurants for the visitors.
More information and pictures at: https://www.puerto-althani.com
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