THE ABU DHABI MARITIME AWARDS
We are thrilled to announce the resounding success of the Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards. The Awards ceremony, brought together industry professionals, leading organisations, and influential stakeholders to celebrate excellence within marinas across the Middle East North Africa and Türkiye.
Awards were presented across various categories, including service, sustainability, safety, environment and operational prowess, creating a platform to honour those who have raised the bar, and give well-deserved recognition for their outstanding achievements.
Building upon the success of the inaugural edition, all eyes are now set on the highly anticipated 2024 Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards. The upcoming year promises to be even more captivating, showcasing the industry’s brightest talents and inspiring new levels of excellence. Stay tuned for updates and further information on the 2024 Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards
Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards created by Abu Dhabi Maritime, the custodian and regulator of Abu Dhabi’s waterways, the Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards is an initiative designed to showcase and reward marinas setting the benchmark for excellence and success.
Best in Environment
Ayla Marina, Jordan
Runner Up: Marina Smir, Morocco
Best in Practice
Aldar Marina, Abu Dhabi
Runner Up: D Marin, Dubai UAE
Best in Safety
Ayla Marina, Jordan
Runner Up: Royal Yacht Club of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK, UAE
Best in Service
Dubai Creek Marina, Dubai UAE
Runner Up: D Marin, Dubai UAE
Best in Sustainability
Jeddah Yacht Club & Marina, Saudi Arabia
Runner Up: Gocek Marina, Turkey
D Marin Turgutreis, Turkey
Runner Up: joint position ; Royal Yacht Club of Ras AL Khaimah, RAK, UAE & Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mangrove / Dalma Marine
ABOUT ABU DHABI MARITIME
Abu Dhabi Maritime is the guardian of Abu Dhabi’s waters, and supports the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s maritime domain by creating an environment that upholds the highest levels of health, safety and efficiency.
Operating under AD Ports Group, with guidance from the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Abu Dhabi Maritime is dedicated to achieving its mission of positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading global maritime capital.
The ‘Best in Environment Award’ recognises the marina that demonstrates exceptional commitment to environmental conservation, water quality and management, waste management, coastal habitat conservation, environmental education and outreach, community engagement, and innovation and leadership in promoting environmental best practices.
The ‘Best in Practice Award’ recognises the marina that showcases innovation and creativity, operational efficiency, exceptional customer experience, service, safety and security measures, environmental sustainability practices, training and professional development, community engagement, regulatory compliance, stakeholder collaboration, and a commitment to measurable results and continuous improvement.
The ‘Best in Safety Award’ recognises the marina that demonstrates outstanding commitment to safety policies and procedures, infrastructure safety, safety equipment provision, training and education, emergency response preparedness, environmental safety, security measures, compliance with regulations, and incident management and prevention.
The ‘Best in Service Award’ recognises the marina that excels in customer satisfaction, effective communication, dock assistance, amenities and facilities, maintenance and repairs, concierge services, professionalism and expertise, feedback and continuous improvement, and a strong reputation for exceptional service.
The ‘Best in Sustainability Award’ recognises the marina that demonstrates exceptional dedication to pioneering efforts in sustainability, renewable energy usage, waste management, water conservation, education and outreach, sustainable infrastructure, social responsibility, continuous improvement, and industry leadership in promoting sustainability.
The ‘Best Overall Marina’ award recognises the marina that demonstrates exemplary leadership by creating visionary goals, mission and values with well-defined strategies based on internal, external analysis and benchmarking. This marina manages processes, operations and resources efficiently, and has established clear KPIs for financial and operational performance to meet and exceeds expectations of stakeholders.
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Captain Mike FettonDear Abu Dhabi, Maritime Awards. I am writing to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the honor of being invited to serve as a judge for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards Marina Edition. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to participate in such a prestigious event that celebrates excellence in marinas.
ADEL MAANIPlease allow me to congratulate and thank you for organizing the Abu Dhabi boat show, the Abu Dhabi Maritime Award – Marina edition, and for hosting us. It is with immense pride and gratitude that I stood before you, on behalf of Ayla, to accept the Abu Dhabi Maritime Awards for the Best in Environment and Best in Safety.
Director of Marinas,
Director of Revenue & Business
Capt. Salmeen AlhammadiHead of Business Development
Captain Saif Al MheiriManaging Director
Gunther AlvaradoChief Operating Officer
Patricia CaswellGeneral Manager
Capt. Michael FettonManaging Director
Farrokh GolchinManaging Director
Richard HawsSenior Director for Marinas
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ADNEC Group
Khaleej Al Arabi Street P.O. Box 5546
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates