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  • 14 thousands of registered companies conducting more than 19 million transactions on Dubai Trade...

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017: Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the Emirate.

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority issuing licenses for boats visiting and participating in Dubai...

    As part of its role as the government entity supporting Dubai International Boat Show 2017, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is taking all the necessary measures to ensure the issuance of marine licenses to boats visiting and participating in the 25th edition of the Middle East’s biggest maritime event taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi from February 28 to March 4, 2017.

  • Al Yousuf Motors provides its best products to the UAE champions

    by Effat Mostafa

    Al Yousuf Motors, the official representative of Yamaha Motor Company, with its line of products including motorcycles, boats and jet skis, is a symbol of trust and customer care. Al Yousuf Motors provides its customers within the region, and beyond, with top-quality products and unique services. 


    Mr. Peter Divers, Sales Director at Royal Yachts, discusses the company’s unique approach to maintaining customers’ loyalty.

  • Fun Fun Boating Club Your home away from home

    by Sarah Mohamed

    Amidst all the glam that surrounds us in Dubai, there is not much that can compare to a peaceful sunset cruise along the city’s beautiful coastline, as you enjoy a private dinner with your friends and family, and relax after a fun filled afternoon of watersports, fishing and more. Once a dream now a reality, this luxury is now much more accessible and affordable, thanks to the Fun Fun Boating Club. For their members, such experiences are unique, as they enjoy an enviable unlimited access to a wide range of boats and yachts throughout the year.



Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • Lebanon's oil and gas tenders proceed despite disputed...

    The Lebanese government is set to continue the first round of oil and gas tenders and award the contracts to the winning companies based on transparent standards, said a report, citing a senior minister.

  • After OPEC cuts heavy oil, China teapot refiners pull U.S....

    Chinese independent, or "teapot", refiners are bringing in rare cargoes of North American heavy crude in a new long-distance flow that traders say has only been made possible by Opec's output cuts — and ample supplies in Canada and the United States.

  • Oil: cause of, and solution to, Libya’s problems

    On last Friday’s anniversary of its revolution, Libya’s oil industry had been in chaos for six years. Large oil companies active there – ConocoPhillips, Hess and Suncor among them – have stopped including it in their forecasts.

  • Egypt becoming an energy superpower, UK being its top oil...

    British ambassador to Egypt John Casson and UK trade envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson attended the first ever Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS), which is the largest oil and gas industry event to take place in North Africa, with the participation of over 40 British companies from English and Scottish trade missions, exhibiting strong British representation in all the panel discussions.

  • Adnoc aims to double sulphur output as Al Hosn sour gas...

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) aims to double sulphur output and capture the world’s top market spot in the product as it ramps up production from its Al Hosn sour gas project in the Western Region.

  • ExxonMobil awarded Pason Systems with global license of its...

    ExxonMobil awarded Pason Systems with the first global license of its patented Drilling Advisory System. The agreement will accelerate the technology’s commercialization and combines the expertise of Pason in drilling data and the experience of ExxonMobil in drilling surveillance and optimization




  • Milaha Reports Net Profit of QAR 711 Million for...

    Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion.

  • Marine Money Gulf Ship Finance Forum Kicks off...

    Next week's Marine Money Gulf Ship Finance Forum will be held on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at the Dubai Emirates Towers Hotel. 

  • New DAMEN Yacht Support GAME CHANGER launched

    Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership.

  • First collaboration for Sydney City Marine and...

    Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands, the Damen Service Hub in Brisbane and Sydney City Marine.

  • World’s largest container ship docks at Vietnam’s...

    Margrethe Maersk container ship with the deadweight of 194,000 tons and capacity of 18,300 TEU docked at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on February 20th, making it the first seaport in Vietnam and the nineteenth in the world able to accommodate the world’s largest Maersk Triple E class container ship.

Legal & Regulations


  • Standing Committee recommendations will renew gutted Fisheries Act

     Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 should be restored in order to protect habitats and species in freshwater and oceanic habitats.

  • Drive to clean marine environment

    The General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security of the Ministry of Interior launched an initiative to clean the marine environment in order to create a sustainable environment free of pollution, especially the one near offshore platforms.

  • 26,000 rescue missions conducted in Dubai

    The Dubai Police have conducted 26,527 maritime and land rescue missions in 2016, up from 24,860 rescue missions in 2015. Of these, 26,237 were land rescue missions while 290 were sea rescue operations.


Women in Maritime



  • Mideast maritime industry shaped by rich heritage...

    The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle East Yachting Conference supported by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to be held tomorrow (Feb. 27) at the Westin Mina-Seyahi, ahead of the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.

  • FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of...

    The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion. FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to introduce its offer to the Middle Eastern market.


  • First Aston Martin powerboat to make US debut...

    After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the prototype Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue (February 16-20). 

  • Dubai International Boat Show turns 25

    What started as the Watersports and Powerboat Show, an indoor event launched in 1992 to cater to a specialised market, the Dubai International Boat Show has developed into a not-to-be-missed event tailored for yacht, boat and water sports enthusiasts in the region.

  • 800 firms to showcase at Dubai boat show

    More than 800 companies and brands will be showing off the latest in marine design and technology at the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show, a world-class event tailored for yacht, boat and water sports enthusiasts in Dubai, UAE.