Durrat Marina is a US$ 1.3 billion, iconic waterside development that has been conceived and shaped by some of the world’s leading designers and is envisaged to be one of the finest examples of urban planning in the world today. A reflection of the unlimited potential of dreams, Durrat Marina is a grand vision for waterside living and a blueprint for a landmark community for the 21st century. The winner of CNBC Property Award in 2008, the development is a key component of the US$ 6 billion Durrat Al Bahrain. Covering an area of 600,000 square metres, and catering to nearly 4,000 households, this specially designed waterfront project comprises villas; town houses and apartments; commercial space; recreational facilities; restaurants and cafes. The marina will accommodate up to 400 berths for boats and yachts, with all the needed facilities and services.
Three islands form the extent of the master-plan. The main island is linked by bridges to the north and south islands. Developed in phases, various sub-developments have been named and branded to date: These include Durrat Marina Yacht Club together with a retail strip that overlooks the marina, now under construction. Marina Breeze and The Residences residential apartments are nearing completion and 360o, a mixed-use tower complex overlooking the marina is also in final stages of construction. In addition, Layan, a residential masterpiece complete with private water park, has been announced. Phase 1 waterside villas have been constructed, with Phase 2 villas now underway.