The world’s first purpose-built maritime centre, Dubai Maritime City has completed 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 craft 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. On completion, the 227-hectare maritime complex will feature six: harbour offices, harbour residences, maritime centre, marina district, industrial precinct and Dubai Maritime City campus, each designed to provide infrastructure facilities to different maritime industry players.