By Neil Halligan
Dubai Maritime City Authority launches initiative to get all jet ski owners to register their water craft
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched a new campaign to get all jet ski owners to register their water craft.
The move is described as a significant move towards regulating jet ski usage in Dubai.
The two-month campaign will run from September 1 to October 30 and will focus on regulating water sports in the emirate by encouraging owners of personal water craft who do not possess documents showing proof of ownership such as bills of purchase.
The registration process consists of filling up the application form, presenting identification documents such as passport or Emirates ID, and bringing the personal water craft to DMCA's headquarters near Rashid Port, Bur Dubai.
Ali Al Daboos, executive director of operations, DMCA, said the campaign is aimed at enhancing marine safety and regulating water sports in Dubai.
“We have earlier introduced measures such as allocating dedicated areas for using jet skis on all beaches in Dubai, setting the maximum speed limit, and creating more awareness about various safety procedures and practices that need to be adopted when using jet skis to cut down the accident rate,” he said.
If they had any serious intention to raise safety standards they could start by banning all who have a complete disregard for the safety of others around the JBR area and lagoon in front of Barasti..