At a recent trade-focused meeting between DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, the UAE port tycoon mentioned ambitions concerning the city’s cruise terminals.
Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017, developer Meraas has announced.
A complaint that cruise passengers to Dubai make time and again when they fly into Dubai, is that the waiting time between their flight landing and the cruise ship boarding beginning is too long.
Video has emerged of a humpback whale that became trapped inside the waters of Sohar Port in Oman.
According to officials, the whale entered the port on Monday. The video below was filmed from a ship conducting berthing operations at the port.
The UAE’s 2017-18 cruise season will begin again on the 25th of October, when the luxury cruise liner Seabourn Encore returns to Dubai en-route to Australia, but this coming cruise season will see a number of cruise ships return, while others will be new to the city.
Here’s Cruise Arabia & Africa’s rundown of what to expect this year from those cruise ships homeporting in the Middle East for the winter cruise season that runs from November to March.
Imagine Cruising Dubai has put together a special deal for Middle East cruisers wanting to experience Queen Mary 2’s voyage from Singapore to Dubai next year.
The flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2 will depart Singapore on April 4th, 2018 bound for Dubai, where will arrive on the 18th of April. The 15-night voyage is being sold as a 16-night package with flights and a one night stay in a four star hotel in Singapore included.
Cruise Arabia & Africa discussed the Dubai Harbour project’s impact on cruise tourism in the region earlier this year, and now there are reports that the project is seeing results already with four of the world’s largest cruise lines considering homeporting in Dubai.