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Dubai Maritime City Authority - MARITIME SAFETY INTRODUCTION



The role of a maritime authority is to promote safe, secure and sustainable waterways. This is achieved by inculcating a strong safety culture within the maritime sector and by taking all necessary initiatives to protect the maritime environment.

Dubai Maritime City Authority is responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of maritime regulations and standards for the operation of vessels and conduct of maritime activities in Dubai’s waters.

The safety objectives of the Dubai Maritime City Authority are:

  1. Promote safe navigation of all vessels in Dubai waters;
  2. Provide for the protection of the maritime environment in Dubai;
  3. Ensure sustainability of the entire marine sector in alignment with Dubai’s master Strategic plan; and
  4. Champion marine innovation in public private partnerships benefiting Emiratization, Dubai and the UAE.