Since the 7th century establishment of trade routes (supported by fishing and pearl diving) to the vision of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hasher Al Maktoum in 1894 turning Dubai into the principal commercial port in the region, the dredging of Dubai Creek in 1963 and the opening of Port Rashid in 1972 by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the maritime industry has been a fundamental component of life and industry in Dubai and the UAE.

Utilizing its strategic geographical location, in the Middle East’s global city and business hub, Dubai Maritime City is well positioned to play a key role in the evolution of Dubai’s flourishing and growing global maritime industry.

Our vision is to develop and operate the world’s maritime center, that provides not only industrial, commercial and residential components but, perhaps more importantly, an attractive and competitive environment that encourages and nurtures the growth and stability of the maritime industry in the world.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to be a part of it.

HE Mohammed Al Shaibani