About Dubai Maritime City

Built on 2.27 million square meters of reclaimed land, Dubai Maritime City (DMC) is the world’s first purpose-built maritime center. This is a mammoth project in the Arabian Gulf that propounds to offer marine-centric services at one convenient location. Expected to be complete in mid 2008, Dubai Maritime City is located near Port Rashid on mainland Dubai.

The sprawling man-made peninsula boasts a new 2,100 m long breakwater and a quay wall that measures 2,980 m. Comprising residential, commercial properties and warehouses, it provides investors free zone amenities, as it is a member of Dubai World Holding that is the holding company for ‘Dubai Drydocks.’ The city, unlike other seaports and establishments in the region, enjoys considerable advantages including a pro-business environment. It is one-of-its-kind development, placing warehouses next to academies, condominiums alongside offices for domestic and international maritime firms. Indeed, Dubai Maritime City aims to become a maritime hub, integrating diverse sectors of the maritime industry.

In keeping with Dubai’s commitment to eco-friendly building practices, the mega project abides by ‘green’ construction concepts. These encompass construction of buildings that consume less energy and consequently generate less waste.

Dubai Maritime City is carved into 6 prime zones:

1. The industrial precinct

This sector is a hub for ship repair facilities, yacht repair and manufacturing, as well as workshop units. The precinct will be overseen by the management of ‘Jadaf Dubai’. A 1,270-meter stretch of wet berthing has been made available in this precinct, alongside 42 dry berths of various sizes.

The inclusion of yacht building and repair facilities taps on a growing leisure boating industry. The large number of berthing spaces available here alleviates a space crunch for boats in Dubai. More than 100 workshops and warehouses complete the industrial precinct, offering a comprehensive range of facilities to businesses.

2. Academic Quarter

The Academic Quarter is located in the middle of Dubai Maritime City. The institution here, offers a syllabus encompassing marine engineering, marine transportation and naval science, among others. The academy will provide the opportunity for companies to constantly renew the knowledge of their staff without the need to leave the city.

In addition, this area will also see the construction of a mosque, a world-class business hotel and a seafarers club.

3. The Maritime Center

This is the core of Dubai Maritime City. It is made up of eight waterfront and three interior parcels, which will serve as an international hub for maritime businesses, and is the first purpose-built maritime cluster in the world.

4. Harbor Offices

The gateway to Dubai Maritime City contains 19 development plots offered for office tower development. This zone overlooks the harbor and is the nearest precinct to the causeway linking the project to the rest of Dubai.

5 & 6. The Marina District and Harbor Residences

The district includes a group of mixed-use activity areas which cater to yacht owners and also houses restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment facilities.

Dubai Maritime City lies in a northerly direction near the creek area business district, between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks. The site is connected by a causeway to the wider road network, providing access to all of Dubai’s principle expressways including Sheikh Zayed Road.

Dubai Maritime City is:

  • 1 km from Jumeirah Beach Road
  • 1.5 km from Bur Dubai
  • 2.5 km from Shindaga tunnel in Deira
  • 3 km from Sheikh Zayed Road
  • 10 km from Dubai International Airport