This chapter includes the following articles.
Dubai’s maritime industry adds $3.92bn in economic value annually and the emirate’s government has placed a strong emphasis on the sector in the last decade. Long-term goals include implementing smart technology, maintaining high-quality infrastructure and developing local human capital. In the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre in Dubai will provide dispute resolution and deliberation based on a legal regime drawing from global best practices. It is designed to give parties access to a range of maritime regulatory guidelines and standards and to boost the emirate’s ambition of becoming a leading global maritime cluster.
This chapter contains an interview with Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation; and President, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).