'Mina Seyahi', [which means "pleasure harbour"] has, over the years, witnessed an unprecedented number of local and international watersports events that has rightfully earned it the title of "The home of Watersports in Dubai". From its humble beginnings as a small harbour, Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi has grown to accommodate a fully fledged leisure hub featuring a 294 berth Marina, a watersports Club and organisation which runs 150 events a year.
In the late 1970’s HH The Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum had a vision to have three distinctive areas in the Emirate of Dubai. His foresight witnessed the creation of the Jebel Ali Free Zone as the industrial area, Mina Seyahi was to cater to the tourists’ pleasures – hence Mina Seyahi and the central area of Dubai was to serve as the residential locale. In 1988, the Dubai Marine Club was formed to promote watersports in Dubai.
Mina Seyahi had a natural slipway for boats and dhows to be launched and it was the vision of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum that brought about the transformation of the area into a modern Marina for yacht owners to moor their boats.
In 1994, the vision of HH The Late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai saw the official creation of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) through a formal decree. DIMC was declared the only watersports body authorised to organise watersports activities and competitions in the Emirate of Dubai.