Qatar’s Sheikh visits Skiathos island for holidays

1 June 2016
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The luxurious yacht “Al Mirqab” which belongs to Sheikh and former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, anchored at Maratha beach, close to famous Koukounaries beach, Skiathos.

The Sheikh visited the Greek island along with his family to enjoy the sea and the sun and are expected to stay until Friday.

The yacht was built in 2008 in Germany and cost 300 million euros.

It is the sixth largest in the world measuring 133 meters in length, and has 51 crew members, 12 suites, two swimming pools, helipad, gym, jacuzzi and cinema.

Due to its size, port authorities of the island informed the Greek captain of the yacht to avoid docking at the island’s port and dock off the coast between Koukounaries and Maratha.

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