ABOUT DUBAI MARITIME CITY
Dubai Maritime City (DMC) is a multi-purpose zone dedicated to the maritime industry in the UAE. Based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the project is expected to be completed in 2021. The 249-hectare development is divided into different zones: Industrial Precinct, Maritime Centre, The Academic Quarter, Marina District, Harbour Offices and Harbour Residences. Strategically positioned between Port Rashid and Dubai Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is the first international centre focused on the development of maritime, commerce and trade industry in the region.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A multi-purpose maritime zone in Dubai
- Focuses on facilitating maritime industry, commerce and trade
- Completion expected in 2021
- Spreads across 2.27 million sq. m.
- Located between Rashid Port and Dubai Drydocks World
- First maritime centre in Dubai
Dubai Maritime City Free Zone is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf which allows quick access to the sea, airport as well as public transport options. The Maritime Centre, as the name suggests, is the centrepiece of Dubai Maritime City. It was established as an urban corporate park and consists of eight waterfront parcels and three interior parcels around a boulevard. There is a cluster featuring five high-rise towers named as the Creek Towers, a plaza and Landmark Tower at the entrance.
Moreover, seven plots here are dedicated to the construction of towers by other potential developers. There will also be 5-star business hotels and VIP serviced apartments in Dubai Maritime City, Maritime Centre. The city aims to facilitate the marine industry with arrangements for ship repairs, yacht manufacturing, engineering services, marine suppliers and technical help. DMC has a well-planned infrastructure with workshops, warehouses, offices, shops and ship lifts.
Properties in Dubai Maritime City
The commercial phase in Dubai Maritime City will be a mixed-use area with residential properties, office towers, retail units and a promenade. The Industrial area will be dedicated to marine services including ship repair plots, ship lifts, workshops, showrooms, retail area and warehouses. Ship repair plots are strategically located in proximity to marina berths, open sea access and ship lift facilities.
Properties in DMC have different covered areas. The size of the workshops generally ranges from 2,800 sq. ft. to 9,515 sq. ft. Yacht manufacturing workshops spread across 1,433,771 sq. ft. and facilitate the construction and repair of yachts. Moreover, warehouses spanning around 5,490 sq. ft. will be used to store spare parts and other marine materials for business and trade. Showrooms in DMC will span around 900 sq. ft. with dedicated parking spaces for clients and the size of retail spaces will be around 694 sq. ft.
Maritime City Zones
The Maritime Centre
Maritime Center, as the name suggests, is a key area in DMC. It features all the key projects including three waterfront and three interior plots which will be used as an international hub for maritime business and trade. The centre will also include hotels, skyscrapers, Senali Aquamarine Apartments and an office tower called the Creek Towers.
The Industrial Precinct
The area is dedicated to more than 100 workshops and warehouses. It is a hub of ship and yacht repair and manufacturing services. There is a 1,270-metre stretch of wet berths and 42 dry berths to provide space for boats. Around 19 ship repair plots and two ship lifts with a capacity of lifting 3,000 and 6,000 tons each are also available here.
Marina District and Harbor Residences
Marina District has 14 plots for high-rise residential buildings. It will also include some retail outlets, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
Maritime City Campus
Dubai Maritime City Campus is an institute at the centre of DMC. It offers courses related to marine engineering, transportation and naval science. The institute can accommodate 1,300 students.
The entrance of DMC starts from 19 plots dedicated to the construction of office towers. This area overlooking the harbour will link DMC with the mainland.
HOTELS IN DUBAI MARITIME CITY
The Maritime Center will feature an exclusive collection of hotels in Dubai Maritime City. 751 ft. Landmark Tower will be a 5-star business hotel. It will also feature Swiftship Towers, a 656 ft. tall Iris Mist Hotel, Kensington Krystal Hotel and a 6-star hotel yet to be named.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Dubai Maritime City
Workshops and retail areas will have parking areas for workers. Residents and workers can use private conveyance to move within the area; water transportation will also be made available to assist trade and maritime services. Moreover, for customers visiting showrooms and workshops, there will be dedicated parking spaces next to the development.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets near Dubai Maritime City
One can spot a few supermarkets on the road connecting DMC to Al Raffa in Dubai. The closest options include Malabar Supermarket and Citi Mart.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in DMC
The Maritime Centre has communal facilities like retail outlets and a promenade. There will also be prayer areas and mosques for workers and yacht owners living in the residential area.
Schools near Maritime City
There are some schools near Dubai Maritime City in the vicinity of Bur Dubai. One can reach New Academy School and Ambassador School in around 9 to 10 minutes by car. The Ambassador School Dubai, Mankhool Campus got a Very Good rating from KHDA and offers the CISCE curriculum.
Clinics and Hospitals in Dubai Maritime City
Aster Hospital near Dubai Maritime City can be accessed in 10 minutes by car. The Mankhool Branch is certified by Dubai Health Authority and specialises in Cardiology. One can also access the hospital in case of general consultancy and medical emergencies.
Dubai Maritime City is being built near Rashid Port to promote trade and business as well as the facilitate the maritime industry. It is connected to the mainland communities in Dubai including al Raffa, Al Mina and Al Mankhool. DMC is strategically located 1 km away from Jumeirah Beach Road and around 1.5 km from Bur Dubai. At around 2.5 km, one can access the Shindagha Tunnel in Deira. The area is connected to the wider network of main roads including Sheikh Zayed Road via a causeway.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls near Dubai Maritime City
A popular shopping avenue, Burjuman Centre is a 14-minute drive from Dubai Maritime City. It has a range of brand outlets including MAC, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Mont Blanc and more. Besides shopping, there are a lot of things to do in Burjuman Centre. It features a hypermarket, VOX Cinemas, many food and beverage outlets and Magic Planet.
Restaurants near Maritime City Dubai
If you go to Burjuman Mall, you will find a range of options such as Shakespeare and Co. Pancake House, Mr. Crab and Dome etc. There will also be some restaurants within DMC in the Marina District and Harbour Residences.
BEACHES NEAR MARITIME CITY
Within a few minutes, one can get on to Jumeirah Beach Road and access the public beach by car. The beach also has a running and cycling track and a skate park. One can also grab cocktails from beach-side cafes, restaurants and bars and enjoy the sunset. Entrance to the public beach is free.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
DMC is easy to locate from Al Fahidi Historical District (Al Bastakiya) in Bur Dubai. Those looking to learn about the UAE history and cultural artefacts can visit the Coins Museum, Dubai Museum and Coffee Museum. The Textile Market (or Textile Souk) is also located in Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, one can find traditional Arabic clothing items and pure fabrics like silk.
Another landmark near Dubai Maritime City is the Etihad Museum. It exhibits a chronological display of key events that took place between 1968 and 1974. It is one of the best places to learn more about the Founding Fathers of the UAE, the UAE constitution and more.
As of March 2020, the infrastructure of Phase 1 is 25% complete. It is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area does not have plans to build schools or hospitals within the premises as of now. But one can conveniently access a few options in the neighbouring districts.
FAQs about Dubai Maritime City
Is Dubai Maritime City a free zone?
DMC is a member of Dubai World Group of Companies, one of the emirate’s newest free zones.
What is a Maritime City?
Maritime City is a free zone in Dubai, a development dedicated to navigation, shipping and other maritime services.
- Located off the coast between Port Rashid and Drydocks World
- Connected to Sheikh Zayed Road via a causeway
- In proximity to Bur Dubai