Dubai Plans to Become Global Cruise Tourism Hub

Dubai Plans to Become Global Cruise Tourism Hub

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the plan to make Dubai Cruise Terminal, the main hub in the Emirates in cooperation with the US based cruise company Carnival Corporation. The launch date will be October 2020.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “We welcome visitors from across the world and provide them with an exceptional tourism experience. We want them to leave with lasting memories that they can share in their countries and communities. The continuous development of infrastructure has enabled our country to be a destination of choice in the region.”

The event was attended by Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The agreement focused on Meraas’ support for Dubai Tourism Vision 2020 which aims to attract 20 million visitors a year to the Emirates and strengthens the company’s contribution to Dubai Plan 2021 and to establish Dubai among the world’s best cities.

Dubai Harbour is a new addition to the city’s infrastructure. The main cruise terminal in the Emirates will drive the transformation of Dubai into a fully integrated maritime tourism hub.

According to the Cruise Lines Industry Association, CLIA, more than 40 million people worldwide will travel on cruise ships annually by 2030.