Abu Dhabi Ports unveils plans for AED 100 million cruise jetty expansion

Abu Dhabi Ports is set to design and construct a new cruise jetty at Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach, a popular tourist destination located off the coast of the emirate.

The AED 100 million (US$27.23 million) new jetty project will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, in time for the launch of the 2021 cruise season.

The expansion will allow two vessels to dock simultaneously at any given time and provide up to 5,000 passengers with direct access to embark and disembark at an accelerated rate on the southeast beach of Sir Bani Yas Island. Presently, cruise ships set anchor about one kilometre offshore from the island and visitors are ferried to and from the Cruise Beach via tender craft.

Dutch construction company BAM International was selected to design and construct the new jetty. It will consist of a 350- by six-metre open access trestle extending to a 105- by 15-metre piled berth platform, together with eight mooring dolphins, firefighting equipment, solar lighting, as well as a hand railing, with an option to construct ten beach-control structures.

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