The Dubai Civil Defence teams put out a fire which broke out on a yacht at Dubai Marina. No injuries were reported but the yacht sustained limited damage.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently launched yacht and boat docking services to the public at its Al Garhoud Marine Workshop.
The Dubai Police issued a fine of Dhs10,000 to a pilot working for an airline for organising a special party for 25 invitees on a yacht without observing public safety requirements.
Around 11.30 am, more than 20 yachts embarked on a cruise. The yachts went on a circular formation with the flag being hoisted in the middle from another yacht.
"We are bitterly disappointed to cancel the race this year, especially considering the plans and preparations we had put in place to have a COVID-safe race,” Cruising yacht Club commodore Noel Cornish said in announcing the cancellation.