About Marsa Al Seef
Rooted in Dubai’s history as a maritime trading hub, Marsa Al Seef combines modern lifestyle attractions and traditional cultural influences in a new development that will further enrich the experience of both visitors from the around world and the local community.
The 1.8km Marsa Al Seef project will serve as a showcase of Emirati heritage and culture. Developed by Meraas, Marsa Al Seef has been designed as a culturally rich yet modern and vibrant retail, hospitality and entertainment destination along Dubai Creek, embracing and celebrating the Emirates’ proud maritime traditions.
Scheduled to be completed by 2017, Marsa Al Seef will realize new memories of Dubai, embracing the past through experiences deeply rooted in Emirati culture and heritage, while also revitalizing the tourism experience around Dubai Creek, one of the UAE’s most famous and best-loved locations.
Marsa Al Seef will enrich Dubai’s ever growing tourism industry - complementing while also rejuvenating the bustling trading scene along Dubai Creek in a hospitality, leisure and retail destination that will appeal to residents and tourists alike.
Marsa Al Seef will comprise three hotels with a combined 550 keys; a 200 key heritage hotel, a 150 key contemporary up-scale hotel, and a 200 key contemporary luxury hotel . The aim of developing a hospitality component within the project is to ensure that visitors to the development can expand and enrich the scope of their experiences by staying in the focal heritage-centric area of Dubai.
Retail and F&B
Marsa Al Seef will redefine the tourism experience to of visitors to the Dubai Creek area. The project will provide bustling waterfront spaces, where cafes and restaurants will open up on to the interconnected promenades lining the canal. Visitors can choose from a variety of cuisines including Emirati, Asian, pan- Arab and international.
The project will also offer shoppers an array of options varying from floating markets, art galleries, shops for Emirati handicrafts and other retail concepts.
Leisure and Entertainment
The most important aspect of this development however, will be the experiences created throughout the space. Marsa Al Seef will host an open air museum and an amphitheater to help tourists discover and absorb the various nuances of the Emirati heritage.
Marsa Al Seef is taking shape in the Al Seef area, alongside Al Fahidi Cultural and Historical District, which will also physically connect with the development and evoke the same spirit of nostalgia. The project benefits from proximity to historic and culture attractions, with an excellent supporting multi-mode transport infrastructure.