Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a DP World company, has hosted an official meeting of Maerifa which supports its strategic goal of enhancing Dubai’s status as a global maritime hub.
Held at the official headquarters of the DMC, the brief session effectively served to maintain and further develop strong ties between the vast portfolio of partners and strategic customers of the global maritime cluster.
As well as acting as a great networking platform, Maerifa has provided a number of key updates detailing DMC projects, operation and industry compliance.
DMC’s strategic location in the heart of Dubai has proven critical to its success. Additionally, by capitalizing on Dubai’s strengths and its position as a regional and global maritime hub, DMC has succeeded in creating a vibrant urban lifestyle for the maritime sector over the past decades.
Ahmed AlHammadi, COO, Dubai Maritime City, said: “As a specialist maritime cluster, DMC offers distinctive opportunities for local and international organizations seeking an environment that reflects growth and sustainability.
“Our ambitious initiatives and exceptional offerings, including state-of-the-art facilities, green practices, high safety standards and an investor-friendly business environment, have attracted 340 business partners from around the world.
“The occupancy rate in the district has reached 95%. With the aim of further benefiting the sector and solidifying the UAE, in particular Dubai’s status as a leading maritime hub, we are constantly working on alongside our partner to modernize our facilities and brilliant offerings.
“Through our continued efforts, we hope to adhere to the UAE’s vision of building a sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation, while complementing progress in the maritime sector.”
Supporting Industry Success
DMC’s industrial compound includes facilities including workshops, warehouses, showrooms, stores, offices and other facilities ideal for large marine service companies.
It is currently home to businesses that mainly deal in boat lifts, ship repair and yacht manufacturing.
The event highlighted key achievements such as the renovation of current infrastructure, including pumping stations, drinking water network, firefighting network and seawater cooling network .
Over the next two years, several projects including 32 workshops, seven boutiques, 18 showrooms, staff quarters with a built-up area of 1,216,825 square feet, landscaping improvements and a Masjid that can accommodate 500 people.
Muhammad Ibrahim, Director of Property Management, Dubai Maritime City, said: “DMC is a popular destination for international maritime investment.
“Therefore, supporting our strategic partners, stimulating new business opportunities and promoting a culture of excellence and advancement in the region’s maritime community have been key objectives on our agenda.
“In line with this, we have completed key upgrade projects that will contribute to the success of our partners.
“We now look forward to future projects including automation of the reservation system to ensure faster, transparent and efficient business processes, rectification works for the boat lift, development of facilities such as shared rooms and cold rooms and maintaining proper waste disposal within the enclosure.”
DMC’s suitable environment for investments has guaranteed international standards, quality of knowledge, distinctive experience, advanced technology and integrated services for all its partners.
Thanks to this, the world-class maritime cluster now hosts companies such as Grandweld Shipyards, Premier Marine, Nordmarin, Drydocks World Dubai, Expert United Marines Services, Triangle Marine Services, Standford Marine, APT Global Marine Services and Interocean Ship Repair.
Other prominent names include Goltens Co.Ltd, Dubai Ship Building, Gulf Turbo, Wartsila Ship Repairing and Maintenance LLC, Dubai Ship Building, Gulf Turbo Repair and Services, Viking Life Saving Equipment UAE, APS, AlBwardy Damen, Gama Ship Repairs, Mak Middle East, Malawi Marinetech and Rahnama Shipbuilding LLC.