The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently reviewed the existing laws and regulations concerning the registration of vehicles used for excursions in Dubai. The review was part of the DMCA’s move promoting maritime recreation and tourism in the emirate in line with the UAE’s economic diversification plan. It took place during the visit of H.E. Ahmed Issa Al Hosani, Executive Director of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club, and his delegates to the DMCA office, where they were welcomed by Executive Director Amer Ali. During the meeting, both parties agreed to engage in the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and the best industry practices related to building a safe and integrated maritime environment in the hope of solidifying the UAE’s leadership in global maritime recreation and tourism.
Ali reiterated the importance of constant communication between industry stakeholders in the UAE to maintain maritime safety, secure navigation, and operational efficiency. This cooperation will help catapult the UAE into the ranks of the world’s most attractive destinations for marine recreational activities. Ali also welcomed the visit of Sharjah delegation, saying it reflected their shared goal to implement effective mechanisms, laws, and regulations to manage the registration and licensing procedures for boats and Jet skis according to the highest local and global standards.
Ali added: “The visit of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club officials showed their confidence in our experience and capacity to ensure smooth licensing procedures in Dubai. Our mechanisms conform to the highest local and global standards and resolutions. We aim to maintain maritime security in Dubai and the UAE to cement the country’s leading position in the global maritime community. We look forward to sharing our experiences with other institutions. We will continue to improve maritime services for recreational activities according to the highest international standards and form partnerships with all local maritime stakeholders. Ultimately, we seek to roll out exceptional maritime registration and licensing processes using smart technologies. This is in line with the country’s digital transformation path.”
On the other hand, H.E. Al Hosani thanked the DMCA for its warm welcome and continued partnership. H.E. maintained the significance of building a unified maritime system in the country amid the ongoing national digital transformation initiatives. He also noted the wise leadership’s full support for the maritime sector, a key pillar of the country’s economic growth. The visit, he said, was aligned with the organization’s goals to cooperate with various local and international institutions.
During the visit, the DMCA showcased Dubai’s marine recreational facilities and ongoing efforts to integrate maritime activities for faster registration and licensing of sailing permits in cooperation with the public and private sectors. Additionally, they discussed innovations and smart transformation of the maritime sector in the emirate as well as the numerous associations and clubs within the community.
H.E. Al Hosani’s delegates included Musab Al Raisi, Licensing and Safety Officer; Abdullah Abdulhameed, Media Coordinator; and Mustafa Nabil, Events Coordinator. The meeting was attended by Abdullah bin Touq, Director of Maritime Inspection Department; Hamed Hassan, Director of Maritime Registration and Licensing Department; and Mohammed Khalifa Al Huraiz, Director of Waterway Control.