Dubai asks floating restaurants to compy with safety regulations

Dubai asks floating restaurants to compy with safety regulations
DMCA maritime inspection department senior director Abdullah Bintoaq.
Published: 18 April 2017 - 1:16 a.m.
By: Diane Fermin Roeder

In connection with increasing marine traffic in Dubai, the maritime inspection department of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, is calling on all owners of floating restaurants operating in the emirate to strictly comply with the DMCA’s safety operational requirements.

DMCA maritime inspection department senior director Abdullah Bintoaq said: “We will intensify our inspections of all floating restaurants and marine crafts operating in Dubai to make sure of their compliance with the specified standards to guarantee the safety of their passengers and the readiness of local maritime operations in our waters. In addition to our initiatives aimed at building a robust and highly attractive local maritime sector, our efforts are in line with our mission of making Dubai one of the internationally recognised maritime capitals in the world.”

Bintoaq added: “Owners of floating restaurants, considered one of the key components of Dubai’s thriving tourism sector, are mandated to strictly follow the DMCA’s standards of quality, excellence, safety, and operational efficiency, especially with the influx of regional and global travelers and visitors to the emirate. We are reiterating our call for their strict compliance and we welcome them at any time if they need any help or technical support to sustain our gains in enhancing Dubai’s worldwide status as one of the safest and most secure maritime communities.”

The initiative forms part of the DMCA’s efforts in ensuring that all floating restaurants in Dubai strictly conform with globally recognised standards and international best practices. It also aims to guarantee that all marine crafts operating in Dubai waters observe the highest standards of of maritime safety and operational responsibility at all times. The DMCA holds regular training programmes on proper emergency and evacuation procedures in coordination with other concerned government authorities.

 


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