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Dubai Harbour integrates cruise tourism with range of events for 2022/23 season

Dubai Harbour has announced a range of events to coincide with the 2022/23 cruise season, with ships operating for the first time from both Dubai Harbour and Port Rashid.

The Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal sits within the port development of the same name, a seafront district designed for a maritime lifestyle.

The port is set to host a range of world-class sports and entertainment events this winter season, includingthe Dubai 30×30 Fitness Challenge, The Middle East Adventure Show and The Official Bud X FIFA World Cup Fan Festival.

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dubai harbour is the exclusive cruise port in the middle east for all carnival corporation-owned lines

“Dubai Harbour is not only an extraordinary seafront district, but its infrastructure and services have been carefully curated and purpose-built to deliver a premier, vibrant and multifaceted seafront experience like no other venue in the region,” said Abdulla Binhabtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer, Shamal Holding, the owner and curator of Dubai Harbour.

“We are looking forward to welcoming local and international visitors over the coming months as Dubai Harbour continues to grow as the outdoor venue of choice for all premier events,” he added. “Alongside hosting an exciting line-up of locally and internationally renowned events, we are also looking forward to the start of the upcoming cruise season at Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, the first-ever dedicated cruise port in the region.”

Dubai Harbour was developed by Shamal Holdings in partnership with Carnival Cruise Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, which owns and operates nine cruise line brands, several of which cruise regularly from Dubai.

All Carnival Corporation-owned cruise lines have exclusive access to Dubai Harbour as a result, making it the cruise company’s regional hub in the Middle East. During the current cruise season, AIDAcosma and Costa Toscana will be homeporting at Dubai Harbour.

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the new dubai harbour cruise terminal

Here are the upcoming events coinciding with the 2022/23 cruise season:

The Dubai Harbour Runs
27th November 2022 – Dubai Harbour Morning Run
7th December 2022 – Dubai Harbour Night Run
As part of the 30×30 Dubai Fitness Challenge and continuing across the winter months, a series of thrilling day and night runs will be held at Dubai Harbour. Running enthusiasts will have a chance to participate in a range of seafront routes, across 3k, 5k or 10k and 15k courses.

Middle East Adventure Show
11th – 13th November 2022
The largest event in the Middle East’s sports ecosystem seeks to bring together avid adventure enthusiasts each year and will be taking place at Dubai Harbour in November. MEAS is a platform where adventurists, sport lovers, government entities, manufacturers, solution providers and other organisations come together to discuss extraordinary opportunities for the development and business of sport.

The Bud X FIFA World Cup Fan Festival™
20th November – 18th December 2022
Dubai’s only immersive FIFA Fan Festival with an array of games, entertainment, music and activations, will be taking place at the Dubai Harbour, attracting over 10,000 fans per day. This is the official BudX FIFA Fan Festival™, one of six International FIFA Fan Festival events taking place in London, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Seoul and Dubai. The festival will comprise local and international live acts, unique food and beverage offerings and DJs who will take to the stage both between matches and after the final game of the day.

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dubai harbour is the region’s first purpose built cruise port

Previously, Dubai Harbour has played host to large-scale events such as NoFilterDXB – Dubai Motor Show Redefined, Super Sports Run Series, The UAE Tour, as well as becoming the new home for The Dubai International Boat Show, the nautical showcase of the MENA region’s yachting industry making its return early next year.

For cruise tourists wanting to take a wander around Dubai Harbour there is a marina and alfresco dining at the exclusive Bar Du Port.

A range of new premier dining experiences are also available on deck at the Dubai Harbour Yacht Club including an authentic variety of sumptuous Italian delicacies at L’Amo Bistrò del Mare, and Delizie Caffè Gourmet.

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