One of the most prestigious sailing clubs in the UAE, Marina Yacht Club (DMYC), has plenty in store for avid sailors. From berths to perks, a new luxurious resort and everything in between, here’s all you need to know about this famed yacht club in Dubai Marina.
About the Dubai Marina Yacht Club
The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is a “5-Gold Anchor” award-winning establishment in Dubai. The Gold Anchor Scheme has been a credible global measure of marina quality for over two decades, making the club’s achievement all the more impressive.
Renowned for its quality of service, convenient transportation links and easy access to the sea, the club’s prestigious reputation is well-deserved.
The DMYC administers four marinas at different points along the 3.5km Dubai Marina Canal. A highlight is the DMYC Clubhouse, which features a cigar lounge, two restaurants, yacht chartering companies and the opulent Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club.
Berthing and Membership Benefits
Being a Dubai Marina Yacht Club member and berth holder comes with various desirable benefits, with berthing perks being some of them. The DMYC Marine Relations team and Membership Management combine their efforts to ensure the club offers personalised services to all its members.
The main berthing benefits at DMYC are as follows.
- Infinity Pool access at Wane by SomiYa
- Gym access by Address Dubai Marina
- Selected discounts on Spa treatments at Address Dubai Marina
- Range of complimentary valet and parking services
- Use of the meeting space at Dubai Marina Yacht Club
- Gold Tier enrolment in U by Emaar
- Access to the Dubai Marina Yacht Club Rally Programme
- Daily sailing permit assistance and regular Navigational Warning updates
- Buggy shuttle
- Ice delivery services
- 5 Gold Anchor accredited marine services
Marinas administered by the DMYC
Every berth operated by the Dubai Marina Yacht Club is powered individually. Here is an overview of each berth.
THE EAST MARINA
The East Marina was the first of four marinas built and was constructed back in 2007. Its design is inspired by European-style marinas and it has the capacity to accommodate 208 yachts at a time.
The East Marina’s proximity to Dubai Marina’s residential spaces is a boon for residents, especially since the berth is built around a vibrant open-air promenade with a series of retail shops, trendy waterfront cafes and restaurants.
THE CLUB HOUSE MARINA
The Club House Marina is located in front of the DMYC clubhouse with a concrete dock and a capacity of berthing 134 yachts. Only cardholders are allowed in this marina.
THE MALL MARINA
With a capacity of 74 yachts, the Dubai Mall Marina is another marina operated by the DMYC. It has an array of exclusive boutiques and shops. Furthermore, there is a golf-buggy service that transports members to the clubhouse. The Address Hotel is also present at this location.
THE WEST BAY MARINA
The marina currently has room for 100 yachts. Those who own superyachts can also benefit from an extra-large berth.
Apart from the mentioned benefits, members of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club are also treated to monthly rally programmes. This is a series of events for “like-minded boaters” and members, ranging from boat trips across the coast of the UAE to exclusive themed evenings. Previous rally programmes have included festive boater parties, trips to the desert and more.
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club
A brand new luxurious addition to the vibrant marina is the Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club. Choose from an array of rooms and suites with impressive Dubai Marina views. The resort features all the amenities you can expect from a high-end hotel, such as a fitness centre, spa, restaurants, pools, pool bars and a business centre. Another reason this hotel is popular among guests is that you take your furry friend along on a holiday or staycation. It’s one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Dubai.
Dubai Marina Yacht Club Restaurants
The DMYC has two restaurants — the 25°55° Bistro and the Aquara.
The former is named after the city’s nautical coordinates. The menu specialises in international cuisine and is served deli-style in a hall where customers can order food and take it to their yachts.
Those who prefer fine dining head to the Aquara restaurant with Asian cuisine as a speciality.
Members-only cigar lounge
Members get to enjoy a fine selection of cigars in this comfortable air-conditioned lounge. A full-staffed service, food and a capacity to house 14 guests make it a popular area for the city’s yachters.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the berthing fees and one-time joining fees at the club?
The joining fee for private berths is AED 750. The annual berth rates start from AED 3,100 for vessels at ≤6.00–13.00 metres and ≤19.00–42.00 feet. However, the minimum foining fee amount is AED 8,000 for private and AED 30,000 for commercial Berthing Agreements. For more details, please refer to the official application form available on the official website.
What are the Dubai Marina Yacht Club timings?
The Dubai Marina Yacht Club’s opening hours are 07:00 am to 07:00 pm (daily).
How can I get berthing rights at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club?
Anyone interested in becoming a berth holder via the DMYC can fill out an online application available on the club’s official website.
What are the Dubai Marina Yacht Club location and contact numbers?
Those who want to visit the DMYC or get more information may contact the club via the following.
- DM Yacht Club Contact Number: +971-4-362-7900 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- DM Yacht Club Location: The Address Dubai Marina
Can I buy or sell a yacht at the DMYC?
The DMYC offers everything from large yachts to speed boats thanks to their resident yacht sellers, yacht brokers and charter companies. Apart from yacht sales, you can also repair your sea vessel at a superb, fully equipped repair service.
Where can I rent a yacht in Dubai?
There are several yacht rental companies in Dubai where you can rent a sea vessel. Examples include Al Wasl Yachts, Easy Yacht and more. You can take a look at available yacht cruises at Dubai Marina for a better idea of available options.
Where can I enjoy water-based activities in Abu Dhabi?
You don’t have to be a member of a yacht club to enjoy the city’s coast. Just head to the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where you can zip through the sea via speedboat, take a dip in the surf or indulge in other water-based activities.
Are there any beach clubs in Abu Dhabi?
You can use day passes to access popular places like the Emirates Palace Beach Club and Saadiyat Beach Club — some of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi.
That is all we have for you at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. If you are a member of the DMYC, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comment section below!
Not into yachting? Those in search of other water-based activities can consider dhow cruises in Dubai. If you love teeing off on a golf course instead, a membership at the Emirates Golf Club might appeal to your tastes.
(Cover image source: Dubai Marina Yacht Club)