United Development Company and Corinthia Group have signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Monaco Marina Management (M3) and the Yacht Club de Monaco to develop yachting at The Pearl Island and potentially Qatar, the Gulf Times reports.

The agreement was signed by Ibrahim Jassim al-Othman, UDC President, CEO and Member of The Board, Simon Naudi, CEO, Corinthia Hotels, in addition to Bernard d’Alessandri, general secretary, Yacht Club de Monaco, and José Marco Casellini, CEO, Monaco Marina Management.

Under the agreement, M3 will support UDC and Corinthia Group in promoting and developing sailing and yachting experiences and services at Corinthia Yacht Club and will also assist them in the process of obtaining the ‘La Belle Classe Destinations’, a prestigious label by Yacht Club de Monaco, which sets a standard of excellence in terms of quality of facilities, services and safety in superyacht marinas.

Bernard d’Alessandri said: “It is very good news to see that the yachting world is expanding to new destinations, which share our vision of developing sustainable yachting. This is the ambition of our ‘La Belle Classe Destinations’ certification, which is part of the Principality of Monaco’s attractiveness policy.”

Corinthia Yacht Club is currently under construction in the heart of Porto Arabia Marina and is expected to open ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This iconic project will span an area of 2,232sq m and will feature a state-of-the-art design, stunning views, and many facilities including fine dining restaurants, climatised outdoor seating, as well as a cigar lounge, several meeting rooms, and many more services that help create a leisurely feel.

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FILE PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the future marina Courtesy Corinthia Hotels