Dubai wants a million cruise travelers

If achieved, this will be a record-high for the emirate, which is expected to see 200 ship calls during the 2019-2020 season.

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São Paulo – Dubai is expecting 1 million cruise travelers and 200 ship calls during the 2019-2020 season – an all-time high for the emirate. Pictured are cruise liners at the Dubai port.

In 2018-2019, Dubai welcomed 850,000 tourists and 152 ships, a record-breaking 51% hike from the preceding season.

The ongoing season opened in October at the Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal with the arrival of German company TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 5, with capacity for 6,000-plus passengers.

Large cruise liners are expected in Dubai throughout the season, including Costa Cruises’ Costa Diadema and MSC Cruises’ MSC Bellissima, from Italy; Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of The Seas, from Norway; Croisieurope’s La Belle Des Oceans, from France; and TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6.

The Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal will get five cruise liners on a single day in eleven occasions and six liners a day on two occasions this season.

The information is from Arabian Business.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Press Release/DP World

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