New port at Dubai Creek to be functional by August

Dubai Creek

A project to build a new port at the entrance to Dubai Creek will be completed by the end of August.

Dubai Municipality started the project earlier this year to increase the capacity of marine docks in the emirate, and develop the facilities and services of Dubai Creek.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the new port being built on the Deira side of the Creek would take pressure on the current port facilities.

“Dubai Creek has currently a single port for the clearance of arriving and departing ships. The number of these ships exceeds 22,000 merchant ships annually. It leads to rush and delay of procedures for the workers entry and exit and inspections of ships, especially as the creek is a main port for traditional ships coming to the Emirate,”.

From: Arabian Business

Image: @Shami69 [Flickr]

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