Latest In Dubai: The ICON Yacht Experience at Madinat Jumeirah

by | Apr 15, 2024

Step aboard The ICON, Dubai’s first battery-powered luxury yacht, and discover an exclusive, emission-free adventure in Madinat Jumeirah.

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In the dazzling constellation of Dubai’s luxury hotel scene, Madinat Jumeirah shines brightly with its latest offering—The ICON. This unique experience elevates maritime luxury, blending ultra-luxury with sustainable technology to create a genuinely one-of-a-kind yacht experience that is both silent and emission-free.

The ICON: Elegance Meets Sustainability in Dubai’s Luxury Yacht Experience

The ICON stands out as the world’s first battery-powered, emissions-free yacht, setting a new standard for the luxury travel industry. Designed by Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group, in collaboration with German tech start-up TYDE, this 13.5-meter watercraft boasts a sleek, eye-catching design and impressive eco-friendly credentials. The yacht offers a silent journey across the waves, reaching up to 30 knots with a range of 50 nautical miles at 24 knots, ensuring guests enjoy a swift yet serene voyage.

The interior of The ICON is as impressive as its technological innovations. A spacious twenty-one square meter lounge-like setting, adorned with tasteful blue and gold decor, provides guests with stunning 360-degree views of the Persian Gulf, making every cruise an immersive experience in luxury.

The ICON Yacht Experience at Madinat Jumeirah

The ICON Yacht Experience at Madinat Jumeirah

Exclusive Voyages from D-Marin Marsa Al Arab

The journey aboard The ICON begins at the D-Marin Marsa Al Arab Marina. This state-of-the-art facility is home to 82 yacht berths and offers spectacular views of iconic landmarks like the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Guests of the marina can embark on a scenic tour showcasing the best of Dubai’s coastline, including views of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, Burj Al Arab, and Madinat Jumeirah itself.

This exclusive voyage is an environmentally conscious way to indulge in the splendour of a yacht tour, aligning with the growing trend of sustainable luxury travel. The ICON’s operation without emissions and its whisper-quiet navigation ensure that it harmonises with its surroundings, providing a guilt-free experience for eco-conscious travellers.

The ICON Yacht Experience at Madinat Jumeirah

The ICON Yacht Experience at Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah and The ICON: An Invitation to Indulgence

Access to this exquisite experience is highly exclusive, reserved only for guests staying in the Malakiya Villas at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, the boutique luxury villa resort reminiscent of exquisite Arabian-inspired summerhouses, or those in the Presidential or Royal suites at one of the resort’s four opulent hotels—Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf. Members of Jumeirah One also enjoy this privilege, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to the experience.

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The ICON symbolises how luxury and sustainability can coexist beautifully, offering a glimpse into a future where indulgence does not come at the expense of the environment. ◼

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© This article was first published online in Apr 2024 – World Travel Magazine.

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