Dubai is of course the name of one of the most iconic city´s on the planet but it is also the name of one of the most spectacular superyachts ever built. The yacht itself took sometime to become a reality with work changing hands 3 times, grinding to a halt in 1998 and finally launching in 2006, we can say it was well worth the wait!
With a length of 162metres and a gross tonage of 12488 Dubai was indeed the largest yacht in the world by volume at the completion of her build, Her design was exceptionally ahead of her time bringing in a mixture of people some having never even worked on yachts before. The interior design was completed in house at Platinum and the breif was simple, the owner wanted a form of a "floating Burj Al Arab", he certainly wasnt disapointed!
Attention to the most intricate details was surely a key to success with imaginative and inovative concepts throughout from the custom hand made tiles in the swimming pool lit up by embedded optical fibres to the garage with a range of toys including a submarine! Dubai also boasts a disco, helipad and a cinema and given her volume can accomodate upto 48 guests and is crewed by a team of 88.
Dubai was built for royalty and she stands the test of time with her elegance and lines that are both seamless and classic, she is still in current use and was seen recently moored in the city of her namesake.