Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is carrying out an inspection campaign to ensure floating restaurants operating in Dubai conform to international best practice standards.
The authority is also encouraging floating restaurants to register their maritime operations in the Cruise Logbook, a standardised record, which provides a frame of reference for enforcing regulations and processes.
Abdullah Bintouq, senior maritime inspection director, DMCA commented: “We have established a clear framework for ensuring safe and secure maritime operations in the emirate of Dubai through our continuous campaign, which monitors the adherence of floating restaurants to the stringent standards of the Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS), aimed at creating a vibrant and secure maritime industry.”
Bintouq highlighted that floating restaurants are a key segment of the investment landscape of Dubai’s tourism and maritime industry.
He added that recent actions related to the organisation of work related to floating restaurants will contribute significantly to the enhanced investment appeal of the segment.
DMCA also conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness on ways to ensure the safety of operations of floating restaurants in Dubai.
These include procedures for emergency situations and the evacuation of vessels, emergency response, the proper use of life jackets and rafts and emergency exits, and defining of escape routes for emergency evacuations.
They also focus on effective internal and external communications and policies to prevent and combat fires as well as procedures for addressing marine pollution.