About us


Dutch Docklands is the World leader in FLOATING developments. Acting as Master Developer in most of their projects, they prefer working together with the local Governements in a Public-Private-Partnership in order to share the opportunity of creating new potential building space ON the water and to ensure Trust, Quality, Service and (local) Expertise . In this way they form solid longterm partnerships and contribute to the overall economic prosperity and urban development of the country. They differentiate theirselves with the unique proposition of a 'scarless' development that moves the context of a static city to one that is dynamic, environmentally friendly and recyclable.

Their Intellectual Property (IP) is based on hundreds of years of experience in the battle against water in the Netherlands and how this experience was used by the Dutch to perform incredible waterworks all over the world.

With more than 450 sizeable cities in the world situated next to sea, river or bay, there has always been this crucial point of looking at how to create extra “land” for expansion. Where landfills are no longer seen as an ecological way to expand into the water and expensive to maintain (and going into the back lands of the city not very economical from a point of attraction), the world needed to look at alternative, more ecological friendly and more cost effective ways to create this extra ‘land’. Innovation was needed to come up with workable new solutions by thinking “out of the box”. In the Netherlands this resulted in changing their mindset from the centuries old battle of "fighting against the water' into 'living with the water'. Pioneers like the founders of Dutch Docklands made it their life’s mission to come up with ideas which could bring workable solutions which wouldn’t leave negative ‘footprints’ on our environment. Cities looking for expansion can now look ‘beyond the waterfront ‘ by using large scale floating solutions.

Yes, the solution lies in Floating Developments where the water is the base on which the construction rests. In fact nothing new there, as this is where already ancient populations in many places on earth have been living on the water on floating houses for many, many centuries!
Based on proven technology (many thousands of floating homes and other floating developments have been constructed in the Netherlands already), innovative thinking and successfully coping with engineering challenges, it is needless to say that Dutch Docklands Know H2Ow and expertise is second to none!

The 'Where there is nothing, anything is possible' mentality has always been the guide line for all their developments.

Dutch Docklands is an independent private company with a solid shareholding structure.

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Dutch Docklands is exclusive affiliate of Chistie's International Real Estate in the Maldives.

Drawing upon their success as one of the world’s oldest art auction houses, Christie’s implemented an innovative real estate venture in 1995. Integrating centuries of experience with a hand-selected network of talented brokers, Christie’s International Real Estate was formed to satisfy the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele. The marketing of fine art and high-end properties proved to be a natural combination, resulting in a real estate marketing powerhouse driven by the passion and success of the Christie’s name and the local connections and expertise of seasoned brokers.
By cultivating this unique balance of worldwide scope with a personal touch, Christie’s International Real Estate has become a global authority on the effective marketing of fine properties, providing insightful advisory support along with sensitivity and intelligence. Finely tuned marketing services and a commitment to the business philosophy established by Christie’s in 1766 define a brand based on trust, integrity, discretion, and excellence.

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