Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, participates at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and most established marine event of its kind in the MENA region, which opens today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016) and will run till March 5, 2016 at the Dubai International Marine Club. The main objective of DMCA’s participation at the event is to showcase ‘Maritime Innovation’ and ‘Sustainability’ by increasing public awareness about maritime safety standards. It emphasizes on the safe environmental and operational practices in the public and private marine facilities to ensure a sustainable maritime environment in Dubai.

As part of its participation in the fastest growing marine leisure event in the world, DMCA will spot the light on the maritime creativity and innovation process in Dubai, which is helping consolidate the emirate’s leading position as a world-class maritime hub. DMCA will present its wide portfolio of high level maritime services, most notably the marine licensing services. DMCA’s pavilion will provide services for marine crafts licensing and applying for mandatory marine driving license. The authority will also focus on reviewing the latest innovations and value-added initiatives that aim to elevate the competitive advantages of the local maritime sector. It also helps promoting the sector to the highest international levels, which fall in line with the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy that focuses on organizing, developing and promoting all fields and aspects of the maritime sector.

DMCA’s participation at DIBS will feature Maritime Safety Policy and other essential information such as speed limits and beach break areas along the emirate’s coastline. The Authority will also be distributing the ‘Dubai Powerboat Handbook’ in both English and Arabic. It is the only version in the world to be offered in the Arabic language that covers the use of boats with engines.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said: “Our participation in this edition of DIBS is the right opportunity to throw the spotlight on a wide range of smart services and applications that have been designed using the latest technological innovations in the maritime industry and the highest standards of quality, efficiency and comprehensiveness. These apps, including ‘Smart Customer,’ ‘Smart Inspector,’ ‘Smart Exam,’ and ‘Smart Marine Traffic’ along with other advanced applications are expected to contribute in upgrading the customer experience and achieve the highest levels of satisfaction and happiness in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve happiness for all members of society.”

“DIBS holds a strategic importance for us as it provides us with an integrated platform for direct communication as well as exchange of experiences and best practices with senior leaders of the maritime sector from across the region and the world and discuss the latest developments and emerging trends in the field. As in previous edition of the exhibition, we look through this event to highlight the competitive advantages and potential of trade and investment in Dubai’s maritime sector. The sector now begins a new phase of growth and development, driven by tireless efforts to stimulate the culture of maritime innovation and develop the national competencies with the attraction of the most important experiences and skills in order to create safe and sustainable maritime industry,” concluded Ali.

DIBS 2016 attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from across the region and the world for the latest trends and developments in the maritime sector, entertainment and showcase the latest offers and models in the luxury yacht and boat industry.