Dubai-based Kleindienst Group, the developer behind The Heart of Europe project, plans to set up a maritime facility in Ras Al Khaimah and introduce an underwater living experience in the Northern Emirates. The company will construct a shipyard featuring four distinct sections. The initial 'Viking' section will focus on designing and building a 144-meter giga-yacht, positioning the UAE alongside Netherlands, Germany, and Italy as capable of constructing such vessels. This will also mark the first site in the GCC region able to build giga-yachts, of which there are currently fewer than 100 worldwide. The 'Coral Garden' section will concentrate on developing unique underwater living experiences like the Floating Seahorse Villas, the Floating Venice resort, the Floating Lido hotel, and floating solar systems. The 'Tug' section will oversee the construction of barges and various vessels, aiming to expand Kleindienst Group’s fleet significantly. Lastly, the 'Ferry' section will specialize in passenger transportation, fishing boats, and vessels for sailing and diving, coinciding with the growth in Dubai's diving industry due to new reef areas. The shipyard's initial plans encompass around 200 boats and will also house a Maritime Academy. Kleindienst Group has partnered with RAK Ports for this project. Josef Kleindienst, the founder and chairman, highlighted that this collaboration will boost the marine industry and stimulate economic growth in the UAE, leveraging Ras Al Khaimah's strategic location and favorable investment climate. Roy Anthony Cummins, CEO of RAK Ports, noted that this maritime facility will significantly enhance economic and employment opportunities in the region.