A marina (from Spanish [maˈɾina], Portuguese [maˈɾinɐ] and Italian [maˈriːna]: marina, "coast" or "shore") is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters.

The word marina is also used for inland wharves on rivers and canals that are used exclusively by non-industrial pleasure craft such as canal narrowboats.


Marinas may be located along the banks of rivers connecting to lakes or seas and may be inland. They are also located on coastal harbors (natural or man made) or coastal lagoons, either as stand alone facilities or within a port complex.

Facilities and services

A marina may have refueling, washing and repair facilities, marine and boat chandlers, stores and restaurants. A marina may include ground facilities such as parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers. Slipways (or boat ramps) transfer a trailered boat into the water. A marina may have a boat hoist well (a traveling crane) operated by service personnel. A marina may provide in- or out-of-water boat storage.

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Watch: Abu Dhabi's iconic landmarks light up ahead of Sultan AlNeyadi's return to UAE

Khaleejtimes 18 Sep 2023
UAE is gearing up to give astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi a hero's welcome back to his country ... A video shared by Abu Dhabi Media Office shows the Mubadala Tower, the Adnoc building ,Khalifa University's campus entrance and Marina Mall's observation tower signalling the UAE astronaut's 'homecoming'....

Watch: Burj Khalifa lights up to celebrate Sultan AlNeyadi's homecoming

Khaleejtimes 18 Sep 2023
The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, hailed the return of Sultan AlNeyadi as a moment of tremendous national pride ... A video shared by Abu Dhabi Media Office shows the Mubadala Tower, the Adnoc building ,Khalifa University's campus entrance and Marina Mall's observation tower signalling the UAE astronaut's 'homecoming'....

Abu Dhabi landmarks light up to welcome Sultan Al Neyadi home

The National 18 Sep 2023
Abu Dhabi landmarks were lit up on Sunday night in celebration of Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi's impending return to the UAE. The Adnoc headquarters, Mubadala Tower, Khalifa University and Marina Mall's observation tower were illuminated with images of the trailblazing explorer....

Watch: Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks light up for UAE astronaut’s homecoming

The Siasat Daily 18 Sep 2023
UAE’s Sultan Al Neyadi honoured by Australia’s Griffith University. Taking to X on Sunday, Abu Dhabi Media Office shared a video showing Mubadala Tower, the Adnoc building ,Khalifa University’s campus entrance and Marina Mall’s observation tower signalling the UAE astronaut’s ‘homecoming’....

Abu Dhabi launches Al Dhafra marina projects to create jobs and boost trade and tourism

The National 16 Sep 2023
Two marina developments have been launched in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region as part of a maritime master plan created to generate jobs, boost trade and tourism and promote local heritage ... They are part of a series of marina projects from the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of Abu Dhabi Ports Group....

OVG, Ethara partner to expand Middle East live entertainment presence

Gulf News 15 Sep 2023
Dubai. Oak View Group (OVG) and Ethara have announced a JV to expand the former’s presence in the Middle East live entertainment market ... Read more ... They operate venues in the UAE, including the Etihad Arena, Etihad Park, Yas Marina Circuit, and Yas Conference Centre ... ....

Things to do in the UAE this week, from Nickelodeon awards to classic opera

The National 11 Sep 2023
The contemporary artist often utilises bold geometric shapes and vivid colours ... Former America's Got Talent contestants James Harrington and Marina Liani are returning to Dubai with their double act Mind2Mind. The couple, who live in the UAE, are known for their mind-reading and mentalism act, which judge Simon Cowell described as “mind-blowing” ... .......

Orascom Development welcomes Stuart Leven as new Chief Executive Officer of Hotels Management Division

TravelDailyNews 07 Sep 2023
In his new role, Stuart will lead the transformation and expansion of Orascom Development’s hotel business as it evolves to meet the future needs of guests, trade partners, employees and the company’s integrated towns in Egypt, the UAE, Oman, Montenegro and Switzerland....

UAE ready to leave a lasting impression in World Triathlon Series Final

Gulf News 04 Sep 2023
Abu Dhabi, UAE4 September 2023 ... Thousands of age group and junior athletes from UAE, the GCC and beyond joined the world’s best elite and elite para triathletes on Yas Marina Circuit for the landmark opening event — the eighth year that the UAE capital has played host to triathlon’s most prestigious race series....

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