With the Dubai International Boat Show 2009 approaching in a few days, Dubai Maritime City, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, has announced a major milestone in the project’s development; 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 5 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. 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.