Dubai has concluded its newest cruise season with a report building up of over 51 in keeping with cent in cruise vacationer footfall and a 38 in keeping with cent building up in cruise send calls season-on-season.
The emirate welcomed via Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal, the award-winning cruise vacationer vacation spot within the Heart East, 846,176 cruise guests by way of 152 send calls right through the season, in comparison to 558,781 guests onboard 110 ships in 2017/2018.
An extra 211 send calls at the moment are showed for the impending 2019/2020 season.
The newest season witnessed 14 maiden calls and welcomed main global cruise liners comparable to Tui Cruises, Aida Cruises, MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean cruise line to the homeport in Dubai, all anticipated to go back within the upcoming season.
The season concluded with the departure of the Karnika, India’s first top class cruise send from Jalesh Cruises which has just lately homeported in Dubai.
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannai, leader govt, P&O Marinas & Government Director, Mina Rashid, mentioned: “We’re happy to transport in the appropriate course in selling Dubai as a well-liked vacation spot for global cruise vacationers.
“Because the Heart East’s premier vacation spot for cruise operators, Mina Rashid gives a worth proposition to international luxurious cruise liners.
“It’s reassuring to peer the secure double-digit building up in vacationer visitors at Mina Rashid each and every yr.
“Central to this stellar efficiency is our flagship Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, able to dealing with 14,000 passengers an afternoon.”
Growing Dubai’s cruise business to its most attainable falls consistent with the Dubai Silk Highway technique ready by way of the Ports, Customs and Loose Zone Company in collaboration with key executive entities.
It accommodates 9 projects and 33 initiatives, which come with the enhancement of the strategic and operational connection of logistics products and services between DP Global terminals the world over.
Since its inauguration in 2014, Mina Rashid’s Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal has gained over 2.three million guests, marking a 172 in keeping with cent building up in opposition to the top of 2018.
In December, Mina Rashid gained the identify of Global’s Main Cruise Port on the Global Shuttle Awards, an honour the power has taken for the previous 11 years.