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Dubai will host ICOMIA world marina conference

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The International Council of Marine Industry Associations will hold its World Marina Conference in Fall 2020 in Dubai, making it the first time that the event will be held in the Middle East.

There are 35 marinas throughout the United Arab Emirates including 15 in Dubai and the country hopes to draw yachting and sailing enthusiasts from around the world.

Mohammed Al Muallem is the CEO and managing partner of DP World in the UAE region, which operates Mina Rashid, the home of P&O Marinas. He welcomed the event.

Added Mohammed Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O Marinas and chairman of Raseina, Dubai Maritime City Authority’s platform in a statement, “This is a very proud moment for P&O Marinas along with all the marinas in the UAE in receiving the honor to host the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference. This is the perfect opportunity for the UAE Marine Association, which is currently under formation and will set the tone for future endeavours.”

He continued, “By bringing the world’s recreational boat industry leaders and companies together in Dubai, this will immensely benefit the UAE’s domestic marine sector, which was valued at $1.3-1.5 billion last year. As the highly anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai is due to start next year, this will prove to be an excellent attraction for leisure yacht enthusiasts from around the world. We want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to ICOMIA for accepting the UAE’s bid to host this prestigious event.”

The World Marinas Conference will showcase the latest in marina product development and technology over three days.

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