Monday was to be a special day for the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid, with three cruise ships in port simultaneously, including the luxury cruise liner Pacific Princess on her only […]
Thomson Celebration departs Middle East as 2016/17 cruise season winds down
The cruise ship Thomson Celebration departed Dubai Cruise Terminal Wednesday evening, bound for Aqaba, Jordan and eventually the Mediterranean cruise market, marking the end of her first Middle East cruise season out […]
Dubai World Central to be fly-cruise hub for South Korean cruise tourists to Dubai
Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second international airport, achieved a new milestone on Wednesday when it welcomed its first scheduled A380 passenger flight and became South Korea’s primary fly-cruise hub for the […]
Royal Caribbean may homeport in Dubai cruise market again in 2019 says spokesperson
Royal Caribbean International is currently wrapping up its 2016/17 cruise season in the Middle East, with Vision of the Seas sailing her last few roundtrip Dubai cruises during March, before repositioning to […]
After three years of negotiations, P&O confirms first ever Middle East cruise season from Dubai
P&O Cruises has become the latest cruise line to commit to the Middle East cruise market with the announcement that it will homeport a cruise ship out of Dubai during the 2019 […]
A year-long cruise is cheaper than average cost of living in Dubai for 12 months
A cruise itinerary developed by Planet Cruise for fun has turned out to be much cheaper than the average cost of living in Dubai for the same amount of time, even without the […]
Contractor goes public with restoration work on laid-up QE2 in Dubai
After months of speculation regarding a gradual increase in activity aboard the Queen Elizabeth II in Dubai’s Port Rashid, Al Shafa Construction company has finally gone public with details of the project.
MSC Cruises confirms Splendida for Middle East out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi until 2019
MSC Cruises announced recently that they were replacing MSC Fantasia with her sister ship Splendida in the Middle East cruise market, with Dubai as her homeport. Now the Italian cruise line has expanded that […]
Thomson supporting maiden Dubai cruise season with direct flights from UK
Thomson has begun the first of a series of direct flights from Cardiff in Wales to Dubai in the UAE, as part of an effort by the UK holiday giant to support […]
Celebrity Cruises confirms return to Middle East in 2017/18 cruise season
The premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises, owned by the world’s second-largest cruise company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has confirmed it will be returning to the Middle East cruise market for the 2017/18 […]
Celebrity Constellation to undergo refit after 2017 Middle East cruise season in Abu Dhabi
Celebrity Cruises’ 294m cruise liner Celebrity Constellation is to undergo a comprehensive refit in May, 2017 after her first ever Middle East cruise season.
Dubai to become ‘Monaco of the Middle East’ with Dubai Harbour project
The ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE has announced the development of a major new waterfront destination called Dubai Harbour, which will be 20-million square feet in size, or […]
Dnata reports fivefold growth in Dubai cruise market as it marks a decade of operations
Dnata has completed 10 years of cruise logistics operations in the Dubai cruise market.. It managed the passenger processing and ship services for 133 cruise ship calls at Dubai Cruise Terminal during […]
Dubai Cruise Terminal to expand again as cruise market surges into 2017
Dubai is finalising plans to increase its cruise ship capacity at Port Rashid amid higher than anticipated growth in cruise tourists to the city in the coming 2016/17 Middle East cruise season.
Challenges hold back growth in Muslims as source market for Dubai/Abu Dhabi cruises
The recently concluded Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum revealed strong growth in the Middle East cruise market, with the UAE’s ports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi set to welcome 1.5-million cruise visitors […]
Dubai Cruise Tourism marks maiden call of Celebrity Constellation on first Middle East cruise
Dubai Cruise Tourism has commemorated the inaugural visit to Dubai of Celebrity Constellation during her maiden voyage in the region.
Regent Seven Seas Voyager gets US$100m refit ahead of Dubai cruise
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that Seven Seas Voyager will undergo renovations as part of the company’s $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment program ahead of her Dubai cruise in 2017.
Celebrity Constellation first ever to home port in Abu Dhabi for Middle East cruise season
The 295m cruise ship Celebrity Constellation made her Middle East debut this week, sailing for the first time ever from Abu Dhabi on a 12-night roundtrip cruise to India.
UAE set to become major Chinese cruise destination as visa-free entry granted
The Chinese cruise market is one of the fastest growing in the world, with an increase this year in cross-border Chinese cruise passengers of 44% and a 35% increase in the number […]
Dubai breaks all previous records with massive 2016/17 Middle East cruise season
More than 600,000 cruise tourists aboard several dozen cruise ships making 157 ship calls will visit Dubai during the upcoming Middle East cruise season starting in November 2016 and ending in June […]