In addition to a new observation deck, the Managing Director of the Fujairah International Marine Club (FIMC) has announced the development of a new extension to the Fujairah marina.
Major Ahmed Ebraheim Alblooshi says that this marina extension will create another 60 berths—30 big boats and 30 smaller vessels—thus being able to moor a total of 120 boats (40 large boats and the rest a smaller size).
The project will be completed in 2 weeks, in time for the new season of marine sports which is soon to be announced.
SF Marina in Dubai, which has its head office in Sweden, has once again won the new contract (Phase 2 & 3) after undertaking Phase 1 at the Fujairah marina two years ago.
This company specializes in manufacturing the full concrete floating pontoons which are installed on mooring systems of chains and anchors.
Major Ahmed said that the cost of this extension is AED 4 million. He and his board decided to do it now because with the global recession and downturn in marina building they were able to negotiate significant savings of AED 650,000.
The Major said: “We already have several boat owners on a waiting list for new berths so this extension will make them happy as well as generating more revenue for the Marine Club and for Fujairah.”
Phase 4 of the marina is still in the planning. This will create a further 12 berths but moving ahead on this addition will depend on future demand.
New Marina for Dibba
One other plan that Major Ahmed is dreaming about is to create a new marina in Fujairah’s northern city of Dibba. This is a strategic location with its proximity to the hotels of Al Aqah and the marine activities of the Musandam Peninsula.
Dibba is also another traditional marine city in Al Fujairah and it has often hosted the boating competitions of the Fujairah International Marine Club.
Take a Look
Pictures of the marina extension taking shape are posted in this public photo album.
New Observation Deck to View Fujairah Marine Activities, FIF, 29 September 2010.
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Image: The long part of the jetty extension pointing towards the sea and from which the finger-like pontoons are being attached.