Menon Economics Norway recently announced that Dubai is now among the world’s top ten maritime capitals, and fifth in the world in terms of competiveness and attractiveness.
It also predicted that Dubai is all set to of the world’s most important maritime destinations by 2022. Menon noted that this success by Dubai is largely due to the influx of waterfront projects underway and new, recreation-friendly policy initiatives mean that Dubai.
Currently there are several waterfront projects underway. One such project is the Dubai Harbor Project. It will include a 1,400-berth marina and will increase Dubai’s capacity for handling yachts by almost 50 percent from the emirate’s current capacity of 3,000 berths. It will also increase
the capacity to handle larger yachts of up to 85 meters in length.
Commenting on this accomplishment, Amer Ali, the executive director of the Dubai Maritime City Authority said, “Integrating and streamlining Dubai’s maritime leisure products will have positive implications for sea-goers in Dubai, visitors and residents alike.”
He added, “It builds on our already existing achievements of raising the attractiveness and competitiveness of Dubai as a world-class marine destination.”
“With the support of our partners, we are confident that we will realize the objectives of ‘Sea Dubai’ of developing state-of-the-art facilities, clear policy structures and generating new job prospects in the maritime leisure industry.”
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