The Dubai yacht was planned for the Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei before 1996, but the client stopped the construction contract the next year. In 2001, she went to the current owner, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The yacht was designed by Andrew Winch, with an interior design by Platinum Yachts, she approximately cost $400 million.

The aptly named Dubai yacht is the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai. The accommodation, styled by Nakheel Interiors, is designed for 24 guests and comprises an owner’s suite, five VIP suites, and six guest suites, all with open balconies.

Special features include a 21.3m-wide atrium, a swimming pool, barbecue area, cinema, disco, a landing platform for a Blackhawk helicopter, a gymnasium, a garage for the yacht’s submarine, and a vast array of water toys. Full certification was obtained from Lloyds Register of Shipping in October 2006 and she has since made several voyages. She can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots.

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Dubai yacht

Dubai yacht

yacht Dubai interior

yacht Dubai interior

yacht Dubai interior

Full Specifications

Name Dubai
Namesake Emirate of Dubai
Owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Builder Platinum Yachts
Cost US$400 million
Launched 15 June 1998
Completed 26 October 2006
Status in active service
General characteristics
Class and type Motor yacht
Tonnage 13,470 GT
Displacement 9,150 t (9,005 long tons)
Length 162 m (531 ft 6 in)
Beam 22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Height 9.26 m (30 ft 5 in)
Draft 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Propulsion Dual shaft of 2 MTU 20V1163TB93 6,323 kW (8,479 hp)
Speed 26 knots (30 mph; 48 km/h)
Range 8,500 nmi (15,700 km)
Crew 88
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