Set for completion in 2010, DMCC will accommodate over 1,300 students and will offer both short-term courses as well as degrees in various fields of maritime science through several world-renowned universities and maritime institutes. The complex will include state-of-the-art educational facilities that will be created for the universities and institutes that join the Campus. Also integrated into the facility are a two-story library, 500-room accommodation complex, convention centre for seminars and conferences, swimming pools and mechanical equipment for training purposes, as well as various simulators such as bridge simulator, anchor handling simulator and dynamic position simulator.
The study programs will be conducted according to International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards in both theoretical and practical training, in addition to short-term marine courses, which will cover various maritime topics.

According to Captain Jaafar Sidin, Director of Dubai Maritime City Campus;
"Emirates International Maritime Academy has chosen Dubai Maritime City educational complex as its location because it provides highly developed educational facilities that meet the highest international standards. This is crucial in creating a conducive con·du·cive adj. Tending to cause or bring about; contributive: working conditions not conducive to productivity. See Synonyms at favorable. learning environment. Many universities, institutes, research and development centers have already expressed strong interest to establish a branch within DMCC," added Jaafar.

"The educational complex is keen to attract the most prominent maritime universities and institutes in the world; discussions with some of these institutes have entered its final stages and will be announced in due course. This is in line with the maritime city's objectives of cultivating diversity, quality and innovation in the courses being offered to match the needs of the region's expanding and evolving maritime sector," concluded Jaafar.