Dubai Maritime City
Dubai Maritime City ( DMC) is a multipurpose maritime zone. It is a member of the Dubai World group of companies. Maritime city is expected to be fully operational by 2012. Infrastructure for the Industrial Precinct of the project is set to be 85% complete in 2009 while groundwork for the Commercial Precinct is at 65%, and road work is in the final stages.

Introduction
The 2.27 million square metre Dubai Maritime City is divided into the Maritime Centre, the Industrial Precinct, The Academic Quarter, the Marina District, the Harbour Residence, and the Harbour Offices. The Maritime Centre District is the centrepiece of Dubai Maritime City and will serve as an international hub for maritime business. Created as an urban corporate park, the District comprises eight waterfront and three interior parcels organized around a central boulevard. The Maritime Centre comprises a cluster of five high-rise towers called the Creek Towers and Plaza, Landmark Tower located at the head of the man-made peninsula, and seven plots reserved for potential developers planning to construct their own towers. The Centre will also feature a 5-star business hotel and premium service apartments.

Zones

The industrial precinct
This sector is a hub for ship repair facilities, yacht repair and manufacturing, as well as workshop units.The precinct will be overseen by the management of Jadaf Dubai. A 1,270-meter stretch of wet berthing has been made available in this precinct, alongside 42 dry berths of various sizes.The large number of berthing spaces available here alleviates a space crunch for boats in Dubai. More than 100 workshops and warehouses complete the industrial precinct, offering a comprehensive range of facilities to businesses.

Academic Quarter
The Academic Quarter is located in the middle of Dubai Maritime City.The institution here, offers a syllabus encompassing marine engineering, marine transportation and naval science, among others.The academy will provide the opportunity for companies to constantly renew the knowledge of their staff without the need to leave the city.in addition to this the construction of a mosque, a world-class business hotel and seafarers club is also included.

The Maritime Center
This is the core of Dubai Maritime City. It is made up of eight waterfront and three interior parcels, which will serve as an international hub for maritime businesses.

Harbor Offices
The gateway to Dubai Maritime City contains 19 development plots offered for office tower development.This zone overlooks the harbor and is the nearest precinct to the causeway linking the project to the rest of Dubai.

The Marina District and Harbor Residences
The district includes a group of mixed-use activity areas which cater to yacht owners and also houses restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment facilities.

Location
Dubai Maritime City lies in a northerly direction near the creek area business district, between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks.Dubai Maritime city is located at a strategic position located just 1 km from jumeirah beach road,1.5 km from Bur Dubai,2.5 km from Shindaga tunnel in Deira,10 km from Dubai International Airport and 3 km from Sheikh Zayed Road.The site is connected by a causeway to the wider road network, providing access to all of Dubai’s principle expressways including Sheikh Zayed Road.

Purpose
When completed, Dubai Maritime City will be a mixed use development for the maritime industry, comprising industrial, commercial, residential and leisure facilities housed on a man-made peninsula by reclamation of land between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks.As a peninsula development.Upon completion, it will feature the country’s first National Maritime Museum and the region’s premier ship repair and maintenance facilities.The Dubai Maritime City Campus incorporates education, training, and research in a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind maritime complex accommodating over 1300 students in-training to support maritime businesses and services.

Recent developments
As of March 2009, the first phase of Dubai Maritime city of constructing 1000 berth marina is completed and the final phase is expected to be completed in 2012.

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