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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 crime free.
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.
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 Caribbean islands.
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
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.
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