See our most common questions related to the Dubai boat registration.
All nationalities are welcomed to apply for the Dubai flag registration.
You can get the provisional registration within a week. The provisional registration is typically valid for a period of 3 months.
Yes, the yacht registration certificate is typically issued in paper format by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) upon successful completion of the registration process.
For private yachts, the registration is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue.
For commercial yachts, the registration is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue.
Documents are accepted in English and Arabic languages. If any paperwork is not in English and Arabic, they will need to be translated by a qualified translator and notarized. (We'll handle the official translation.)
Yachts registered in Dubai can fly the UAE flag, which is the national flag of the United Arab Emirates.
Yachts registered in Dubai can also fly other flags, such as the courtesy flag of the country they are visiting, or the flag of a yacht club or other organization that they are affiliated with.
Yes, we do.
Yes, both recreational and commercially registered boats in Dubai are subject to inspections by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) to ensure compliance with technical and safety standards.
Yes, it is possible to register a jet ski in Dubai. Jet skis are considered personal watercraft and are subject to the same registration requirements as other types of vessels.
Kindly provide us the following documents to apply for your MMSI license:
Yes. We can help you with modifying the owner of the Dubai flag. Kindly provide us the following documents:
We can help you with cancelation of the Dubai flag, provide us the following documents:
For recreational use of boats and yachts, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) requires boat operators to hold a valid recreational boat driving license issued by the authority. This license is issued after completing a training course that covers topics such as navigation rules, safety, and emergency procedures.
For commercial use of boats and yachts, operators may be required to hold a captain's license or certificate of competency issued by a recognized maritime authority, depending on the size and type of vessel and the nature of the commercial operation. In addition, commercial boats and yachts may need to obtain other licenses and permits such as a commercial yacht charter license, a marine tourism license, or a fishing license.
Yes, you can register the boat for commercial or bareboat use.
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