Dolphin Marine Group is looking to expand its Middle East presence

Dolphin Marine Group, an Egyptian supplier of marine equipment and services, is making its first-ever appearance at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) to grow its Middle East presence and highlight its planned expansion for later this year.

Dolphin was established in 1977 in Alexandria and operated through to 1995 as Alex Supply & Marine Services. The company has had an office in Dubai for a number of years, but has never previously exhibited at DIBS.

The group supplies marine equipment and accessories for yachts of all sizes, as well as commercial vessels, service craft and pleasure boats. All Dolphin products meet the international standard as IMO rules.

Commenting on its first time in DIBS, Dolphin MD Hussein El Bagouri said: “Our attendance at this year’s reputably known event is a commemorative landmark milestone for us as we seek to expand our company’s presence locally. The UAE marine industry is well-developed and is forecast to be worth approximately $66bn in 2019, a statistic which gives us the confidence that the show will only further assist us in realising our vision for continual growth.

“Though DIBS known for the glitz and glamour of yachts, and various sources of entertainment that the event yields, we believe emphasising maritime safety is essential to ensure the well-being of the entire industry,” he adds. “Our top-of-the-line gear, which includes, but is not limited to, supplying marine safety equipment such as lifejackets, lifebuoys, immersion suits and life rafts, are great assets that we encourage those wishing to enjoy the luxuries of the boating industry to invest in for their own benefit.”

Dolphin opened in Dubai in 2012 and since then it has steadily grown its activities in the UAE. As the company plans to open an Abu Dhabi branch before the end of 2019, it has made strategic partnerships to inject greater value into the sector and its business.

El Bagouri suggested: “Our utmost priority is customer satisfaction. To ensure we continually sustain good business standing with our clients, we have implemented quality-control departments in both our Egyptian headquarters and UAE branch. We highly prioritise safety as we deal with very critical equipment. Here, our products are thoroughly inspected to match the highest standards of excellence.

“Marine is striving to follow a similar blueprint,” he emphasised. “As the market remains on an upward trajectory, we are seeking to forge kinships that will contribute towards its continual prosperity. That is why we are the official agent of Polyform, Duarry, Italwinch and Mesica. Moreover, we are optimistic that the event will aid us in forming similar relationships.”

DIBS 2019 opens today and runs until March 2.