Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) was established in 1988 in Mina Seyahi by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum to safeguard the traditional watersports and promote Dubai both nationally and internationally. It is located in a prime area in the city, which has developed around the club over the years, and it now sits in the heart of new Dubai with its numerous hotels and restaurants. Saeed Hareb who now serves as the clubs Vice President, has been the leading force behind the growth of watersports in the region and the development of DIMC.
With its 300-berth marina, helipad, sailing school, race department, offices and venue facilities DIMC hosts over 50 events each year in various classes including a full programme of traditional events. It hosts the very successful Dubai International Boat Show each year and the biggest known traditional sailing race a long distance 60ft dhow race called ‘Al Gaffal’ which runs from Sir Bu Na’air Island and is now in it’s 23rd year. In 2010 DIMC hosted the Louis Vuitton Trophy, which was the pre runner for the reformation of the Americas Cup and included six of the worlds top teams and sailors.
New facilities were introduced to cope with the demand in watersports at the club, which has now launched into a more commercial field to offer venue space for other events such as conferences, concerts and functions to either compliment the events on the water or run independently.
The location that Dubai International Marine Club has next to the sea and opposite the Palm Jumeirah has a perfect setting and logistics needed for hosting all types of events.