Jet skis have been banned from Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Harbour as of now with fines of up to AED500 per jet ski if you’re caught.
The ban has been brought in after residents complained about out of control jet skis near designated swimming zones.
The news was announced by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).
“This is to inform all stations that jet skis are strictly prohibited inside Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Harbour areas,” the DMCA notice said.
“Jet skis shall not enter the areas and offenders will be strictly penalised.
“Owners, agents, charters, marinas, yacht club and recreational sailing organisations shall ensure that the details of this circular are made known to the owners or persons in charge of their vessels.”
There had previously been a 4-knot speed limit on the island’s waterways. But it was largely ignored and residents were concerned there would be more accidents with jet skis running into swimmers, canoers and bathers.
One man died and another was injured during a high-speed crash in the area last December.
But with jet skis continuing to race and take part in high-speed drag races, the DMCA has decided to take action.
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