The UAE has announced a new set of fines relating to measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including thousands of dollars in penalties for cruise lines and passengers that […]
Abu Dhabi has successfully hosted 2,500 international tourists on Yas Island for its UFC Fight Island event, which saw the creation of an 11-kilometre ‘safe zone’, a model that tourism officials have […]
Abu Dhabi closed its cruise terminal at Port Zayed to cruise ships overnight, turning away Jewel of the Seas, which had departed Dubai yesterday. Royal Caribbean appeared to have been granted an […]
A survey of cruise passengers visiting Abu Dhabi Ports’ cruise terminal at Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi, and the cruise beach at Sir Bani Yas Island has found that cruise visitors have […]
Abu Dhabi continues to establish itself as the region’s best alternative cruise port to Dubai, with yet another record-breaking year of growth in passenger and cruise ship numbers reported for 2019.
Sir Bani Yas Island is to get a US $100-million cruise jetty that will allow two cruise ships to dock simultaneously, according to a release from Abu Dhabi Ports.
MSC Cruises last week consolidated its position as the largest cruise operator in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf cruise sector with the establishment of preferential berthing agreements in both Dubai and […]
MSC Cruises has added Abu Dhabi’s Port Zayed and Sir Bani Yas Island to the list of locations in the Arabian Gulf at which it will get preferential berthing and anchoring rights, […]
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal saw two milestones Sunday as MSC Bellissima, the largest cruise ship ever to homeport in the region, made its inaugural port call to the UAE capital, while the […]
Costa Cruises’ third-largest (by a tiny margin) cruise ship Costa Diadema has completed her first-ever roundtrip cruise from the city, the first of 16 during the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season, which […]
The new Mangrove Boardwalk will open by January, 2020, in the middle of the current UAE cruise season, offering visitors to the UAE capital a new experience of the beautiful Abu Dhabi […]
Abu Dhabi Ports has followed in the footsteps of DP World with a ground breaking on development of Marsa Mina, the major waterfront project adjacent the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
Abu Dhabi Ports saw a significant increase in cruise passengers in the first half of the year, with the total number increasing from 237,169 in the first half of 2018 to 321,277 […]
In 2018 MSC Cruises became the first cruise line ever to homeport two cruise ships in Dubai simultaneously, and during next year’s cruise season, they will do it a third time with […]
Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mauritius Ports Authority have signed a MoU that seeks to boost cruise tourism in the Indian Ocean, particularly from the Arabian Gulf.
The GCC source market for cruises is now worth around US $300-million, with more than 110,000 Middle East nationals taking a cruise annually, according to Mohamed Saeed, Royal Caribbean International’s Middle East […]
With strong advance bookings for her inaugural cruise season out of Dubai in 2019/2020, Costa Cruises have confirmed Diadema for a repeat performance during the 2020/21 season, including it’s first-ever 4-night roundtrip […]
If you’ve been contemplating a career at sea in the ever-expanding cruise industry, Virgin Voyages may be the cruise line for you.
Pacific Jewel of P&O Australia has been handed over to Jalesh Cruises in Singapore ahead of her dry-docking and refurbishment for a new life as the cruise ship Karnika.
Imagine Cruising Dubai, the cruise specialist travel agency acquired by dnata, is offering a unique cruise opportunity to GCC residents who want to try out a cruise experience without committing to a […]