Dubai Customs and the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing, or DTCM, in Dubai inked a cooperation and partnership agreement to promote the development of tourist facilities at Jumeirah 1, Umm Suqeim 1 and Umm Suqeim 2 harbours.
The agreement was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, and Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of DTCM, in presence of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World and chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.
Bin Sulayem said that the agreement is in line with Dubai government's vision to make emirate the destination of choice for tourists looking for relaxation and amusement in a safe environment. He stressed that the Fishermen Harbours will add to the emirate's impressive portfolio of tourist attractions. Colossal investments were made in the harbours' renovation and development project to incorporate exceptional facilities for visitors, including a boatyard for fishing boats and another for yachts and recreational boats.
"Blocking security gaps in the project, ensuring the complete safety and security of the facilities was at the top of our priority as Dubai Customs enjoys a long experience in securing customs land, sea and air ports. A network of CCTV cameras was installed,” he added.
Bin Sulayem further noted that tourists enjoy an exceptional experience in Dubai with a warm welcome and a comfortable stay without any security hassle as might be seen in airports around the world, with no compromise on safety.
Almarri said: "The DTCM will provide all facilitations necessary to implement this agreement, including research-based suggestions and recommendations such as feasibility studies aimed at leveraging the tourist and economic promotion of the three harbours.”