DMCA opens new Maritime Licensing Centre in Umm Suqeim

Opening of new one-stop shop to complete registration and technical inspection falls in line with efforts to achieve customer happiness
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA


Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the successful opening of its newest registration and licensing centre in Umm Suqeim.

The move complements the government's continuing efforts towards achieving customer happiness through better and enhanced experiences.

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The new centre represents an advanced step towards providing a faster and more simplified approach in applying for marine transport licensing, which are based on innovative guidelines designed to conform to set maritime safety regulations, local environmental requirements and key international standards.

“The opening of the new centre is a step forward in the move towards achieving customer happiness and a quality-focused move in facilitating better maritime licensing services,” said Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA. “We look forward with confidence to the new Umm Suqeim Customer Happiness Center, which enables users to complete all transactions related to maritime licensing and technical inspection in one place, ensuring customer satisfaction and happiness as a top priority.”

The new centre serves as a unified platform designed to complete inspections, technical examination, registration and issuance of permits—helping save effort and time on the users of marine transport while also enhancing the levels of satisfaction and happiness of customers.

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The move is in line with the commitment of the DMCA to provide the best services that meet the needs of the local and international maritime community.

Hamed Ali Hassan, Director of Registration and Licensing Department, DMCA, explained that the new centre will receive customers from Sunday to Thursday, providing a full portfolio of registration services and issuance of permits for marine transport and inspections and technical inspection procedures.

All offered services reflect the DMCA’s keenness to provide best ways to ensure the management of maritime operations are in compliance with local and international laws--achieving full integration of maritime safety, safe navigation and operational efficiency along the Dubai coast, while also serving the vision to build a secure, integrated and sustainable maritime sector.

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