Mina Rashid cruise terminal in Dubai received five cruise ships at the same time for the first time ever, last week.
More than 25,000 passengers and crew of the Costa Serena, AIDA diva, Amadea, MSC Orchestra and Costa neoRiviera, docked at the port over the weekend.
Later this month Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will dock with more than 4,500 passengers joining other vessels already in port.
HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World, said the success in handling five mega passenger vessels at one time “demonstrates Dubai’s ability to embrace the growth in cruise tourism and the readiness of the infrastructure at Mina (Port) Rashid”.
“With the opening of the new Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal last month, the efficiency with which we look after thousands of passengers simultaneously was enhanced further, with the support and close cooperation of DTCM, our strategic partner in promoting cruise tourism in Dubai,” he added.