The Dubai is a yacht owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The yacht is more like a ship at 162 meters, with all the bells and whistles that you expect from super yachts.
Formerly known under the project names “Panhandle” and “Platinum”, the yacht was built by Blohm + Voss and Lürssen. It was bought by Platinum Yachts FZCO of Dubai and shipped to Dubai in a floating dock. The partly finished steel hull and superstructure were completed by Platinum Yachts, who also managed the interior design to match the requirements of the new owner, completed the interior and exterior outfitting of the yacht and delivered the vessel in 2006.
In 2008, the vessel’s air conditioning installation was upgraded to suit the Middle Eastern climate conditions in order to cope with the higher heat as experienced in the Persian Gulf region.