Activities & Hobbies

One reason to live in Dubai is because you have access to so many outdoor activities, and the sea on your doorstep. Once you get hooked on watersports, you might want to invest in your own equipment. This section provides all the information you need to ensure that your new boat or jetski is officially registered, and that if you want to go fishing, you do so legally.

In Dubai, the authority responsible for the regulation of all maritime activities is the Dubai Maritime City Authority. Otherwise known as the DMCA, it authorises the registration of all marine vessels and the regulation of boating in the emirate, and carries out boat inspections. Application forms for licences and permits can be downloaded at

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