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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Abu Dhabi, Dubai set sail together for participation at Monaco Yacht Show 2022

Gulf News 28 Sep 2022
They will also promote the UAE's ever-exciting calendar of clustered industry events such as Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022, Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, Gulf Superyacht Summit 2022, and Dubai Sail Grand Prix Presented By P&O Marinas, which all take place in November 2022....

Queen Elizabeth's funeral: 5 UAE spots that will livestream the ceremony

Khaleejtimes 19 Sep 2022
The state funeral — which will be attended by several world leaders — will follow a very precise timetable, which officially begins at 11am (BST time zone; 2pm, UAE time) ... The eatery located at Dubai Marina mall and headed by British TV personality Simon Rimmer will be broadcasting the funeral proceedings from 12pm UAE time....

Qaadu eyes expansion; releases across 200+ stores in India and UAE

Hindustan Times 14 Sep 2022
In order to garner maximum outreach for its products, it partnered with several pharmacies across India and UAE ... Additionally, Qaadu is also available across 100+ pharmacy stores of DOCIB Group, Medseven Healthcare, Marina pharmacy and Aster Pharmacy in the UAE....