Marbella – Puerto Al Thani
September 21, 2011 1 Comment
The Nasir Bin Abdullah & Sons Consortium has won the tender to transform Marbella’s fishing port. Marbella officials have announced that the owner of Málaga Football Club, Abdullah Ben Nasser Al-Thani, will turn the current port into an ambitious marina, breathing new life into Marbella.
The project is said to cost in the region of €400 million. The plan includes a circular wall and exterior dyke with a 200 metre quay for cruise liners, plans for a five-star hotel, as well as bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets which will revamp the eastern area of the city, bringing La Bajadilla in line with the famous Puerto Banus.
The project could be one of the most important urban developments in Marbella’s history. The luxury trade has not been overlooked and an exclusive pier inside the marina is to be set aside for 26 boats. A 200-metre pier in the outer part of the marina, connecting directly with the inner harbour, will allow liners to dock and offload passengers – increasing revenue for the town – in Marbella. Puerto Banus is currently the most iconic part of the Marbella coast. Marbellas new port could rival that fame.