Dubai Maritime City has announced a major milestone in the project’s development with the completion of phase one of its marina comprising 44 berths.
A total of 1,000 berths are set to be featured within Dubai Maritime City, adding a significant number to the much-needed space required for leisure boats and crafts that are expected to enter the market over the next few years. Officials within DMC estimate that around 30,000 to 50,000 new boats poised to be berthed at Dubai in the next five years.
The initial 44 berths will be used by Dubai Maritime City to test the impact of water movement around the City and the stability of boats within its marina. It will also house a number of vessels owned and operated by Dubai Maritime City Authority, which is responsible for the regulation of the maritime industry within the Emirate of Dubai.
“This is one of the key achievements in the project’s development, as upon completion a large number of vessels will be docked within Dubai Maritime City and we need to ensure that they can withstand the water movement and are stable within their positions,” stated Ali Al Daboos, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Maritime City.
Dubai Maritime City is an integrated maritime facility that caters to all requirements of the global maritime industry, including the region’s fast-growing boating community. On completion, the maritime complex will feature six expertly master planned precincts: Harbour Offices, Harbour Residences, Maritime Centre, Marina District, Industrial Precinct and Dubai Maritime City Campus, each designed to provide world-class infrastructure facilities to different maritime industry players. Dubai Maritime City also offers investors and business organisations highly attractive economic incentives such as free-zone benefits, responsive government support, a tax-free business environment and an effective port structure.