Dubai’s cruise season on a high

Dubai cruise terminal welcomed five ships
Dubai cruise terminal welcomed five ships

As per recent statistics, Mina Rashid welcomed five cruise ships at the same time.

Over 25,000 passengers and crew of the Costa Serena, AIDA diva, Amadea, MSC Orchestra and Costa neoRiviera, docked at the port. The Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 carried over 4,500 passengers joining another vessel already in port.

HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World, said: “With opening of the new Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal last month, efficiency with which we look after thousands of passengers simultaneously was enhanced further. We are committed to investing long-term in the transformation of Mina Rashid.”

Hamad bin Mejren, executive director, Dubai Tourism said: “We have ambitious targets for cruise visitors as part of the Tourism Vision for 2020 and we expect to welcome 450,000 cruise visitors by 2016. We are confident these figures are achievable given the new Multiple Entry UAE visa for cruise tourists which will open new source markets for us like India and China.”

The Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal will be able to serve up to seven cruise vessels at one time and handle more than 25,000 passengers in its cruise terminals.

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