Dubai Maritime City Authority

June 14, 2022

Founded in 2007, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has brought about a radical change in the local maritime sector through an extensive range of industry initiatives and regulations which support its ambitious approach to creating a safe investment environment for industry leaders from all over the world, while reaffirming Dubai’s position as a first-class international maritime hub. 

Established to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities, DMCA provides a platform of excellence and quality as it develops world-class regulations and guidelines to raise the bar on the maritime industry and boost its infrastructure, operations and logistics services while offering investment opportunities to boost Dubai’s competitiveness at the regional and international levels.

In order to achieve its mission of creating a secure and thriving marine sector that drives economic sustainability and growth in the emirate, DMCA seeks to form effective and strategic relationships with relevant government agencies, private businesses, and stakeholders.

The Authority is eager to broaden its scope of work and establish effective policies in accordance with the highest standards of maritime safety and best environmental practices, as well as local and international laws, in order to create a secure maritime environment for maritime operations and businesses.

Dubai Maritime City Authority allows following types of companies or business entities within its premises:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  • Free Zone Company (FZC)
  • Branch Office

The complete processing time would take almost a month including all special approvals.

The cost of registration starts from AED 35,000 based on the type of entity and activity.

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