The DMC or Dubai Maritime City is a multipurpose maritime zone. The Dubai Maritime City is located on a man-made peninsula between the Dubai Dry Docks, & Port Rashid. The 2.27 million m² Dubai Maritime City is divided into the Maritime Centre, the Academic Quarter, the Marina District the Industrial Precinct, the Harbour Offices and the Harbour Residence he Maritime Centre District is the centerpiece of Dubai Maritime City. Made as an urban corporate park, the District comprises eight waterfront and three interior parcel organized around a central boulevard. The Maritime Centre comprises a cluster of five high-rise towers known as the Plaza and Creek Towers The Campus of Dubai Maritime City is located in the middle of Dubai Maritime City , Maritime city was expected to be fully operational by 2012. It is a member of the Dubai World group of companies.
There have been many instances of marine wildlife (especially whales and sharks) entering the lake, because of its proximity to the open sea.