Dubai ensures adherence to jet ski rules
Dubai, January 22, 2014
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues to ensure compliance with new jet ski usage guidelines and designated mooring areas across the emirate.
Dedicated DMCA teams are conducting constant follow-up patrols along the coastline to maintain smooth and successful maritime operations and enable users to make the most of the local marine environment and its best services, a statement said.
Amer Ali, executive director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “The authorization of open jet ski use in Dubai requires corresponding support from our dedicated teams to ensure that all users are provided proper support, assistance and advice whenever needed.”
“The mission of DMCA’s teams is to directly supervise the new policies on jet ski use and designated mooring areas and ensure proper use of buoy systems, while also coordinating with the Dubai Police, Coast Guard, Dubai Municipality and all industry-related entities to guarantee the desired results.
“Maritime safety is instrumental to raising confidence in the local maritime sector and improving its competitiveness on the way to positioning Dubai among the world’s leading maritime destinations. Safety-oriented initiatives pave the way for us to create a secure and vibrant maritime industry that is able to drive the emirate’s economic development and excellence,” Ali added.
A 300-metre zone has been designated for jet skis plying Dubai’s beaches at the Dubai Marina, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2 and Jumeirah 2 and 3. The new guidelines are the result of DMCA’s ongoing collaboration with the Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Coast Guard, and other relevant entities.
“During our visits to buoys and navigations systems, we seriously considered feedback from members of marine clubs and water-sports enthusiasts to maintain safe navigation within marine club areas and ports,” concluded Ali Al-Dabbous, executive director of Operations, DMCA. – TradeArabia News Service