The event - organised by the Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC
) - featured a diverse set of yachts, each decorated for National Day.
At least 200 boat owners are likely to be affected by the decision taken by DMYC. Craig, another boat owner, said that some owners are even selling boats because of the new ruling.
In a letter, DMYC asked boat owners to make alternative arrangements if they chose not to join the club by October 1.Aa "In line with the expansion and the opening of the new clubhouse, we have decided to transition the entire Dubai Marina canal to be part of one overall DMYC.
Speaking to XPRESS, Phil Blake, Senior Operations Manager, DMYC, said: "There is a strong demand for our berths.
A standard one-time joining fee of Dh18,000 per annum is charged by the DMYC. All yacht owners wishing to park their boats in the marina have to become members of DMYC.