Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2020 - Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a circular lifting the timing restrictions for maritime activities. The step indicates the return of the maritime sector in Dubai to its normal pace following the Dubai Government’s successful completion of the National Disinfection Programme, which paved the way for the restoration of economic activities including tourism initiatives.
DMCA continues its efforts to implement all the necessary measures to regulate and facilitate maritime activities that would strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading global maritime hub. The Authority focuses on developing and implementing the legal and legislative frameworks needed to further regulate the maritime sector in Dubai, as well as constantly enhance its procedures to provide the best services that support maritime activities.
Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: 'The decision to lift the restrictions on maritime activities comes in line with the government’s directives to ease the movement of people in Dubai, paving the way for the maritime sector to return to its normal operations as we move towards the post-coronavirus phase. This is an important step in facilitating the commercial activities in the emirate, especially that it now prepares to welcome huge number of tourists from all over the world.”
He added: “The UAE is taking steady steps towards overcoming the impacts of this global crisis, thanks to the tremendous efforts by the concerned authorities under the guidance of the country’s wise leadership. With the easing of restrictions, we look to all members of the community in taking full responsibility and continue to adhere to the guidelines and preventive measures that will ensure public health and safety and enable us to overcome this challenge as soon as possible.'
DMCA relentlessly works to develop and update the legal and legislative frameworks regulating maritime activities, while remaining focused on enhancing its services such as facilitating procedures for license issuance to support maritime activities, and contribute to major efforts which position Dubai as a leading global hub for maritime tourism, maritime and commercial activities, and logistics services.