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 crime free.
Dubai, 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 hospitality.
A tradition that lives on to this date.
Dubai's growing popularity amongst world
travelers has resulted in the evolution
of a mature tourism
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. nderlining 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.
An 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 Caribbean islands.
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 terminal.
335m of Quay with a Quay apron of 35m.
11.m Draft for ships of all sizes.
Entire site surrounded by a perimeter fencing
with security system.
Well-equipped in-terminal services.