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Safe & Sustainable
Waters for Abu Dhabi

Established in 2020, Abu Dhabi Maritime is the primary custodian of all of Abu Dhabi waters.

Abu Dhabi Maritime is the custodian of all of Abu Dhabi’s waterways

Abu Dhabi Maritime was established in May 2020, via an agreement between AD Ports Group and the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), to deliver on Plan Maritime (Abu Dhabi Coastal and Marine Framework Plan), for the development of integrated coastal zone management and to continue the Emirate’s journey of growth as a major global maritime hub.

Operating under AD Ports Group, with guidance from DMT, Abu Dhabi Maritime has been assigned the regulatory and strategic oversight to govern and manage the Emirate’s waterways and maritime sector, providing a world-leading maritime infrastructure for the people and businesses of Abu Dhabi.

By working closely with all maritime stakeholders, Abu Dhabi Maritime is dedicated to ensuring that the Emirate will continue to flourish culturally, socially and economically, while implementing the highest standards of health, safety, environment and quality in Abu Dhabi waters.

Abu Dhabi Maritime Defines and Implements the Strategic Direction for Abu Dhabi’s Maritime Sector

Abu Dhabi Maritime, with support of the DMT, is the custodian of the maritime sector in Abu Dhabi and has a wide mandate covering multiple aspects, including:

  • Developing the maritime sector strategy and ensuring compliance
  • Implementing regulations and codes for the maritime sector​
  • Developing and maintaining safe waterways and associated marine infrastructure
  • Registering maritime assets
  • Licensing maritime activities
  • Monitoring and enforcing regulations and codes​
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Sharing data and knowledge on the maritime sector​
About the Department of Municipalities and Transport

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) was established by Law No. 30 of 2019 and is the entity responsible for managing the urban planning and transport sectors, and three regional municipalities.

As the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate, DMT guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities. The expert authority improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities.

DMT ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological developments of land, air and maritime transport networks of the Emirate, in line with the highest international standards and UAE legislation.

One of DMT’s top priorities is to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of our UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

About AD Ports Group

Established in 2006, AD Ports Group is a global trade enabler strategically based in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and owned by ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

AD Ports Group is the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, transport, and trade, bridging Abu Dhabi with the world. It owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea.

AD Ports Groups’ largest subsidiary is Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), the integrated trade, logistics, and industrial hub, with the flagship, deep water Khalifa Port as its maritime gateway.

Additional subsidiaries of AD Ports Group include: Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), Maqta Gateway, MICCO, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Fujairah Terminals and ZonesCorp.

Who We Are
Abu Dhabi Maritime is the custodian of all of Abu Dhabi’s waterways

Abu Dhabi Maritime was established in May 2020, via an agreement between AD Ports Group and the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), to deliver on Plan Maritime (Abu Dhabi Coastal and Marine Framework Plan), for the development of integrated coastal zone management and to continue the Emirate’s journey of growth as a major global maritime hub.

Operating under AD Ports Group, with guidance from DMT, Abu Dhabi Maritime has been assigned the regulatory and strategic oversight to govern and manage the Emirate’s waterways and maritime sector, providing a world-leading maritime infrastructure for the people and businesses of Abu Dhabi.

By working closely with all maritime stakeholders, Abu Dhabi Maritime is dedicated to ensuring that the Emirate will continue to flourish culturally, socially and economically, while implementing the highest standards of health, safety, environment and quality in Abu Dhabi waters.

What We Offer
Abu Dhabi Maritime Defines and Implements the Strategic Direction for Abu Dhabi’s Maritime Sector

Abu Dhabi Maritime, with support of the DMT, is the custodian of the maritime sector in Abu Dhabi and has a wide mandate covering multiple aspects, including:

  • Developing the maritime sector strategy and ensuring compliance
  • Implementing regulations and codes for the maritime sector​
  • Developing and maintaining safe waterways and associated marine infrastructure
  • Registering maritime assets
  • Licensing maritime activities
  • Monitoring and enforcing regulations and codes​
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Sharing data and knowledge on the maritime sector​
DMT
About the Department of Municipalities and Transport

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) was established by Law No. 30 of 2019 and is the entity responsible for managing the urban planning and transport sectors, and three regional municipalities.

As the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate, DMT guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities. The expert authority improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities.

DMT ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological developments of land, air and maritime transport networks of the Emirate, in line with the highest international standards and UAE legislation.

One of DMT’s top priorities is to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of our UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

AD Ports Group
About AD Ports Group

Established in 2006, AD Ports Group is a global trade enabler strategically based in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and owned by ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

AD Ports Group is the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, transport, and trade, bridging Abu Dhabi with the world. It owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea.

AD Ports Groups’ largest subsidiary is Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), the integrated trade, logistics, and industrial hub, with the flagship, deep water Khalifa Port as its maritime gateway.

Additional subsidiaries of AD Ports Group include: Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), Maqta Gateway, MICCO, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Fujairah Terminals and ZonesCorp.

A global
maritime hub

Find out more about Abu Dhabi Maritime and Abu Dhabi’s waterways, coastline, maritime facilities, and world-class ports.

A global maritime hub

Find out more about Abu Dhabi Maritime and Abu Dhabi’s waterways, coastline, maritime facilities, and world-class ports.

Featured Services

Yas
Slipway

Abu Dhabi Maritime actively manages a wide range of marine infrastructure in Abu Dhabi waters including the Yas Slipway.

Located strategically on Yas Island, the slipway provides access to waters surrounding Yas Island, Ramhan Island and Al Raha Beach.

BOOK NOW
  • 20m (length) X 6m (width)
  • 11 dry berths
  • 12 car parking bays
View on map

Al Sadr
Slipway

Abu Dhabi Maritime actively manages a wide range of marine infrastructure in Abu Dhabi waters including the Al Sadr Slipway.

Located strategically in Al Sadr area, the slipway provides access to waters east of Al Aliah Island.

BOOK NOW
  • 25m (length) X 10m (width)
  • 30m pontoon
  • 15 dry berths
  • 21 car parking bays
View on map

Marine
Infrastructure

Abu Dhabi Maritime strives to provide world-class marine facilities to the seafaring community in Abu Dhabi and is developing the infrastructure at multiple sites to improve user access to Abu Dhabi waters including Marinas, Ferry Terminals, Slipways and Dry Berths.

There are 26 publicly available slipways in the emirate. Information on locations, working hours and contact details of the slipway operators are listed below:

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Yas
Slipway

Abu Dhabi Maritime actively manages a wide range of marine infrastructure in Abu Dhabi waters including the Yas Slipway.

Located strategically on Yas Island, the slipway provides access to waters surrounding Yas Island, Ramhan Island and Al Raha Beach.

  • 20m (length) X 6m (width)
  • 11 dry berths
  • 12 car parking bays
View on map
BOOK NOW

Al Sadr
Slipway

Abu Dhabi Maritime actively manages a wide range of marine infrastructure in Abu Dhabi waters including the Al Sadr Slipway.

Located strategically in Al Sadr area, the slipway provides access to waters east of Al Aliah Island.

  • 25m (length) X 10m (width)
  • 30m pontoon
  • 15 dry berths
  • 21 car parking bays
View on map
BOOK NOW

Marine
Infrastructure

Abu Dhabi Maritime strives to provide world-class marine facilities to the seafaring community in Abu Dhabi and is developing the infrastructure at multiple sites to improve user access to Abu Dhabi waters including Marinas, Ferry Terminals, Slipways and Dry Berths.

There are 26 publicly available slipways in the emirate. Information on locations, working hours and contact details of the slipway operators are listed below:

DOWNLOAD LIST

Tides and Weather
Forecast

The National Center of Meteorology aims to unite the sources of meteorological information across the UAE, providing detailed information on maritime weather. To effectively plan and ensure safety on the marine ecosystem, please review tides and weather forecast.

Navigational
Warnings In-Force

Abu Dhabi Maritime issues navigational warnings to alert the maritime community on the uncharted dangers to navigation in Abu Dhabi waters. To ensure your safety on the water, please review the latest navigational warnings for the waters of the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Careers

AD Maritime is part of AD Ports Group a human-centric organisation built on innovation and efficiency. We support our employees’ personal and professional development with best-in-class training and encourage new ways of thinking by supporting the development of the next generation of industry leaders.

Careers

AD Maritime is part of AD Ports Group a human-centric organisation built on innovation and efficiency. We support our employees’ personal and professional development with best-in-class training and encourage new ways of thinking by supporting the development of the next generation of industry leaders.

Contact Us

To find out further
information on Abu Dhabi
Maritime or to discuss
specific service requirements,
please contact us

Timings
Days: Sunday to Thursday
Working Hours: 7:30 to 15:30

999
Abu Dhabi Police Emergency

996
CICPA Emergency in the Sea

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Abu Dhabi Maritime
Office

ZonesCorp Main center,
IT Building ICAD

800 10 20 30
Customer Services

800 112
Abu Dhabi Ports Emergency

Inspection Centre
Musaffah

Abu Dhabi Industrial City I,
M41,Al – Mu-asasat Street,
Musaffah, Abu Dhabi

+971 50 447 31 87
Customer Direct

Inspection Centre
Al Mirfa Port

Al Mirfa Port Admin Building

Contact Us

To find out further information on Abu Dhabi Maritime or to discuss specific service requirements, please contact us

Timings
Days: Sunday to Thursday
Working Hours: 7:30 to 15:30

999
Abu Dhabi Police Emergency

996
CICPA Emergency in the Sea

800 10 20 30
Customer Services

800 112
Abu Dhabi Ports Emergency

+971 50 447 31 87
Customer Direct

null

Abu Dhabi Maritime
Office

ZonesCorp Main center,
IT Building ICAD

Inspection Centre
Musaffah

Abu Dhabi Industrial City I,
M41,Al – Mu-asasat Street,
Musaffah, Abu Dhabi

Inspection Centre
Al Mirfa Port

Al Mirfa Port Admin Building

For Slipway Bookings or Enquiries

Reimagining Trade

AD Ports Group encompasses an integrated portfolio of businesses across 5 clusters – Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Logistics, Maritime and Ports – driving global trade by connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners.

We are reimagining trade, to enable progress for all.

Reimagining Trade

AD Ports Group encompasses an integrated portfolio of businesses across 5 clusters – Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Logistics, Maritime and Ports – driving global trade by connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners.

We are reimagining trade, to enable progress for all.