Time Out Dubai goes inside the Marasi Water Homes

The swanky new homes on Dubai Water Canal are up for sale


Ever fancied living in a water home? Now could be your chance. If you’ve been down to Marasi Business Bay recently you’ll have noticed some interesting buildings – in the Dubai Water Canal.

Time Out Dubai had a sneak peek around the exciting new water homes this week, and they’re pretty spectacular.

Set out on the water at Marasi Business Bay, the homes offer views up and down the Dubai Water Canal, with a prime vista of the yachts sailing past.

The properties were built in Finland by Admares and transported 6,000km across to Port Rashid in Dubai in shipping containers last year. They were then transported via the water and tug boats to their new home at Marasi Business Bay in September. http://www.timeoutdubai.com/aroundtown/news/78885-floating-homes-arrive-...

The homes come in two-, three- and four-bedroom models, and are already on sale – although Dubai Properties won’t reveal how much they’re on the market for.

Each home has massive glass windows, state-of-the-art kitchens, huge bathrooms and a sun terrace on the water with a private swimming pool. And a berth for a yacht, of course. They also have a central unit that controls the air conditioning, lighting and even pool temperature, making these the most modern of properties.

With clean, architectural lines, the homes bear a Scandinavian design and have expansive living spaces.

There are currently nine water homes at the site, but a tenth will be arriving soon. With that will also be the arrival of a Yacht Club and a restaurant.

Dubai Properties says the project will “forever transform waterfront living in the emirate”.

The water homes form part of the Dhs1 billion development around the waterways of Business Bay, which is scheduled to be completed by 2023.

There’s also a new café in the area, Park House, the first to open along the Dubai Water Canal at Marasi Business Bay, and it’s now ready for business.

The terrace boasts views out across the Marina (in case your yacht is too large to park next to your water home) and provides a chilled-out place to while away an afternoon. Park House, which also has branches in Barsha Park and Kite Beach, is open to the public and to residents of the water homes, and serves up a range of coffees, teas, cakes, cookies and hot food including avocado on toast.

Once complete Marasi Business Bay will also include the Park, the Pier and the Marina, which will eventually comprise 700 berths stretching along the Dubai Water Canal, making it the region’s first purpose-built yachting hub at the heart of the city.

Marasi Business Bay, www.dp.ae/our-portfolio/destinations/34/Marasi-Business-Bay

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