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brings together the highest standards
of comfort and convenience with
the timeless adventure of Arabia
- from bustling souks to the majestic
desert. Cruise ship operators
will find a government that is
committed and eager to welcome
vessels from around the world.
Discerning passengers will find
that Dubai offers the perfect
blend of luxury and leisure, shopping
and culture, in an environment
that is hospitable, safe and virtually
The Pride of the United Arab Emirates.
A place of facinating contrasts.
Where the East and the West meet.
The ancient and modern merge.
The desert and the sea blend.
Dubai has always had a strong
marine association thanks to its
excellent location on the southern
Arabian Gulf Its shores has for
generations attracted seafarers
and traders for commerce. In fact,
Dubai was a principal Gulf Coast
port and an important Trading
Centre. It was called the City
of Merchants and was famous throughout
the region for its courtesy and
tradition that lives on to this
date. Dubai's growing popularity
amongst world travelers has resulted
in the evolution of a mature tourism
sector. With over 282 hotels,
more than 91 airlines connecting
to over 132 destinations, experienced
ground operators, modern seaports
and most importantly a government
dedicated to creating a sound
social and economic infrastructure
for the tourism industry. Underlining
the importance of the Tourism
industry is The Department of
Tourism and Commerce Marketing
(DTCM) which under the able leadership
of H. H. General Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince
of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence
as the Chairman and Khalid bin
Sulayem as the Director General,
is making Dubai the favourite
tourist sport of the millennium.
increasing number of cruise ships
are already choosing Dubai as an
ideal and unique destination. The
Dubai Cruise Terminal opened in
2001 at Port Rashid and able to
handle up to two ships simultaneousely.
It has an unique 'mobile' design
to enable customisation of passenger
and baggage flows. Other thoughtful
features include special facilities
for the physically challenged like
electric golf carts for transportation,
duty-free shops, internet access,
money exchanges, information centre,
beautiful palm gardens, Arabian
heritage and cultural exhibits,
a Cafe and much more.
into a world of luxury. Step into
the Dubai Cruise Terminal. The
sprawling 3,300 sq. mtr. dedicated
cruise hub right on the southern
coast of the Arabian Gulf. Located
midway between Europe and the
Far East, Dubai has year round
sunshine and is fast becoming
an attractive option for winter
sun travellers. Dubai Cruise Terminal,
straddling two berths in Port
Rashid, has facilities to handle
two ships simultaneously. Its
deep basin gives Cruise lines
the option of bringing in larger
ships. The extra depth also means
that they can look at a destination
other than Europe or the Mediterranean
that is perfect year round. Especially
during winters. The quite waters
of Port Rashid provide a perfect
alternative to the normally congested
An in-depth research into the
needs of Cruise lines the world
over, has made the procedures
at the Dubai Cruise Terminal extremely
friendly and convenient. With
minimum bureaucracy, easy immigration,
clearing of passengers by manifests,
professional ground handling with
excellent tourist support infrastructure,
world-class ship stores and more.
is located on the southern shore
of the Gulf, between 55° 16
East and 25°16 North.
strategic location midway between
Europe and Asia, makes for easy
accessability. London is seven
hours away by air, Frankfurt six,
Cairo four and Hong Kong eight.
Extensive docking facilities
3,300 sq.m. ultra-modern cruise
335m of Quay with a Quay apron
11.m Draft for ships of all sizes.
Entire site surrounded by a perimeter
fencing with security system.
Well-equipped in-terminal services.
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