DMCA to handle registration and licensing in Dubai

DUBAI - The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).The deal enables the Authority to handle registration and licensing of all maritime tourism activities within Dubai. The move is part of a series of initiatives aimed to consolidate the emirate's maritime industry by providing a centralised point of access for all maritime-related activities in Dubai.



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Published: Sun 20 Jul 2008, 11:29 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:54 PM

Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem, Director-General of DTCM and Amer Ali, CEO of Dubai Maritime City Authority recently signed the agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, DMCA will regulate maritime tourism businesses in Dubai including floating hotels, tour operators, floating restaurants, yacht rentals and leisure boat trips. Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem, Director-General of DTCM commented: "This collaboration with Dubai Maritime City Authority will surely help enhance the delivery of services to the greater public, particularly the maritime business community. We believe in the expertise of Dubai Maritime City Authority and have high hopes for their plans and vision.

As such, we are confidently entrusting the affairs of the maritime business community into their care and look forward to exciting new developments within this critical sector with Dubai Maritime City at the helm. The transfer of maritime related tourism activities to DMCA is a major step towards boosting this vital maritime sector in Dubai."

"Maritime tourism is a rapidly growing industry and a huge revenue source for Dubai," he added.


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