Celebrating UAE Innovation Month 2019
DUBAI – In conjunction with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month under the slogan “Innovation Starts with You”, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) highlighted an integrated portfolio of qualitative initiatives during its participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2019. These initiatives aimed to promote innovation as a cornerstone for enhancing the competitiveness, attractiveness and comprehensiveness of the maritime community and elevate Dubai to the ranks of the world’s leading maritime capitals. The show took place at Dubai Canal Jumeirah from 26 February to 2 March with local, regional and international participation. The innovative marine initiatives attracted a wide range of visitors and exhibitors, including “Mobile Smart Services”, “Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster”, “Sea Dubai” and “Smart Authority” platform for e-services; all of which are an important addition to marine innovation and smart transformation.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said: “Our pioneering marine initiatives reflect our relentless efforts to make innovation the cornerstone for building an integrated, secure and sustainable maritime community that matches the best in the world. This vision is guided by the wise directions and insightful vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, who once said: “UAE has adopted innovation to build a sustainable future”. We are pleased to highlight this series of smart and innovative initiatives. They represent an important addition to our efforts to elevate the contribution of the local maritime sector to sustainable economic growth based on a diversified base of economic activities driven by productivity and innovation. Our efforts are in line with the national trend towards translating the goals of Dubai Plan 2021 and UAE Vision 2021.”
He added: “Dubai’s continued achievements on the global maritime map strongly encourage us to continue the journey of innovation and smart transformation; the best way to enhance the competitiveness of the marine environment and raise the level of confidence of regional and international investors in Dubai’s promising maritime opportunities. We look forward to continuing our mission in supporting and enhancing the maritime sector, which is strategically important as one of the pillars of economic diversification and is a strategic and national priority for reaching the post-oil era.”
The “Smart Mobile Service” is at the forefront of the innovative marine initiatives which have contributed to the successive achievements of DMCA on the path of intelligent transformation, seeking to facilitate access to government services to the benefit of customers and the welfare of the maritime community. The initiative is a smart car equipped with state-of-the-art technological innovations to deliver mobile services; including a mobile smart maritime center that provides self-service. It aims to reach customers everywhere in the emirate; effectively providing smart services to the largest segment of the maritime community. Furthermore, it aims to develop innovative solutions in line with Dubai’s plans to transform into a smart city with the world’s best technology infrastructure.
The “Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster” is a platform that embodies DMCA’s commitment to instilling a culture of creativity and innovation as an integral part of the process of building a renewed, safe and sustainable marine sector. It is a Smart Knowledge and Research platform that facilitates the work of recreational marine means and activities as a key element in driving the growth of the tourism sector in Dubai; with a focus on the establishment of high-quality tourism facilities and the creation of new jobs within the marine leisure sector, serving the “Marine Sector Strategy”. The initiative is an innovative concept designed to enhance the ease, efficiency and quality of providing a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of marine services to all marine investors from all over the world, as well as building constructive partnerships and positive participation of maritime sector leaders through the virtual presence mechanism.
The “Sea Dubai” initiative, which is specifically designed to promote marine leisure in line with international best practices, is a remarkable step in facilitating recreational marine activities to establish Dubai as the world’s leading marine leisure destination; providing an integrated framework for improving regulations, developing yacht infrastructure and identifying tourist attractions that are permitted to sail. In addition to identifying the places of rest and floating restaurants, the berths in Dubai and the types of yachts it receives work with companies leasing Marine means.
DMCA participated at the Dubai International Boat Show 2019 with three pavilions; showcasing the latest innovations to meet the needs of the local and international maritime communities as part of its ongoing efforts to build good communication with leaders and experts, promote knowledge and exchange best practices to support the construction of a renewed, safe and sustainable marine sector.