Dubai (yacht)

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Dubai (May 2008)
Dubai while docked at Jebel Ali in Dubai in May 2007. The US aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis can be seen further to the right.

Dubai is the name of a yacht currently owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. This vessel is 524 feet, 10 inches (162 m) long, is the third largest yacht in the world after Azzam and Eclipse.[1] Including crew it can hold more than 115 Guests on it.[2] Designed by Andrew Winch, with interior design by Platinum Yachts, it cost US$400 million. The construction was originally planned for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei before 1996 as a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lurssen shipyards. Progess stopped until 2001 when the hull was acquired by Platinum Yachts for Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum. The yacht, previously named Platinum, Panhandle and Golden Star, was then renamed Dubai.[3][4][5]

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