Services and facilities at Dubai Maritime City

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A concentrated effort to integrate all aspects of the maritime industry

Dubai Maritime City has come to reflect the integration of all facets of the maritime industry. A new marine business can set up shop in Dubai Maritime City and immediately gain access to an integrated network of services, whether industrial, regulatory or related to infrastructure.

It is a plug-and-play concept where once the business is licensed, a host of options are made available to the business in Dubai Maritime City for growth and smooth business operations.

Our most sought-after service is the ability to book a berth for ship repair and maintenance work. Dubai Maritime City, along with its operations team, provide the ability for a business registered within Dubai Maritime City, and those with the license to operate a maritime business to lease a berth on a temporary basis.

Purpose built development

The industrial district of Dubai Maritime City is designed to support all kinds of marine, ship repair and ship building companies. Our offering caters to all kinds of businesses.

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Ship lifts

The industrial district is purpose-built and comprises over 21 ship repair plots with 2 ship lifts that can lift 6,000 and 3,000 tonnes each and a travel lift with a capacity of 750 tonnes. As an important component of ship repair services, Dubai Maritime City has provisioned the three ship lifts while looking outwards towards the future.

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Wet & Dry Berths

Primarily concerned with providing maritime services that include ship repair, maintenance and manufacturing services, a 1,270 meter stretch of wet berthing has been made available for businesses to use.

Apart from this stretch of wet berth, 42 dry berths of various sizes, closed and open, have been made available for businesses to use at Dubai Maritime City.

Safety and security

It is important for investors to feel safe and secure when investing in Dubai Maritime City. Keeping the investor’s comfort in mind, stringent security measures have been implemented in Dubai Maritime City to ensure smooth day-to-day business activities.

The perimeter of the Industrial District is gated, secured and CCTV cameras are installed to prevent any unauthorised entry.

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The zone is ever-growing and will continue to attract maritime business in the region and internationally. In 2022, there were a total of 280 registered businesses in Dubai Maritime City, leasing a total of 340 units of space and hiring a total of 7,500 employees.

With our extensive capabilities to manage vessels and an efficient operations centre, an average of 500 vessels are repaired at Dubai Maritime City every year. This number is sure to increase given the growth of Dubai Maritime City in recent years. In 2022, 465 vessels were repaired in the first 9 months.

As part of Phase 1 of the industrial district, 217 warehouses are built at Dubai Mairitime City. The size of warehouses start from 510 sq.m (5,490 sq.ft.) onwards.

There are various sizes of workshops at Dubai Maritime City. However, the largest would be the Yacht Repair Workshops. These are specialized workshops created to house yachts for repair and maintenance. The size of a yacht repair workshop is 2,522 sq.m (27,146.58 sq.ft.)