Before gaining the status of modern city in the latter half of 20th century, Dubai was known as a port and coastal city that was mainly dependent on maritime trade for its economic activities. But since the independence of UAE in 1971, Dubai has emerged as a hub of business and tourism in the whole region. But there is no denial of reality that the current economic prosperity of Dubai is also due to its geography and location. Even today, maritime trade is an important factor that directly or indirectly influences other economic activities in the emirate.
Large numbers of free zones are present in Dubai that supports different businesses related to import and export. Most of these free zones are located at or near the coastal area and rely on maritime trade for their growth. In these circumstances, we can expect a free zone exclusively for maritime sector. The government is fully aware of this sector and it established Dubai Maritime City free zone in 2007 for the same purpose.
The purpose of establishment of DMCA (Dubai Maritime City Authority) was to observe, develop and promote maritime activities in Dubai. Since its inception, this exclusive free zone is behind the growth of infrastructure, operations and logistics service of maritime industry. DMCA’s mission is to develop a partnership with private businesses and government agencies for development of maritime sector. It will ultimately result in economic prosperity of Dubai and UAE.
Main purpose of DMCA is the development of maritime industry and it is providing industrial, commercial and residential facilities for related companies. Ship maintenance and repair facilities are also available in DMCA. This free zone also provides education and training. A maritime complex has the capacity of 1,300 students at a time.
DMC (Dubai Maritime City) is located at a strategic location between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks in the vicinity of creek area business district. This exclusive free zone is 1.5 km from Bur Dubai, 3 km from Sheikh Zayed Road and 10 km from Dubai International Airport.
DMCA provides best opportunities for businesses related to maritime trade to setup their company here. Its strategic location and other advantages make it a lucrative place for related businesses. If you want to get complete information about DMCA or interested in taking advantage of this exclusive free zone, then you can contact Riz & Mona Consultancy for this purpose. You can reach us via our WhatsApp # 971-56-9971225 or email address [email protected]