The numbers are in (kind of) for the 2022/23 cruise season, which wraps up later this month, and they show a near total recovery for the Arabian Gulf cruise sector, with almost […]
Port Rashid in Dubai named the best cruise port in the Middle East – again
Dubai’s Port Rashid, the primary cruise port in the Middle East, has proved itself once more at the World Travel Awards, winning the Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port for the 14th consecutive […]
Cruise ships pile-up in Dubai as cruise industry grinds to a halt amid Coronavirus pandemic
All seven of the remaining cruise ships homeporting in Dubai have cancelled their cruise seasons, with ships currently playing a game of musical chairs as they take turns disembarking passengers and re-fueling […]
New Carpet Oasis specialty store opens at Dubai’s Mina Rashid cruise port
Dubai Customs has opened the 25th edition of Carpet Oasis at Marina Port Rashid within the city’s Mina Rashid cruise port for the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai Cruise Terminal handles 60,000 passengers during busiest day of the 2019/2020 season
Six cruise ships docked in Dubai just before the end of 2019, with 60,000 cruise passengers passing through Dubai Cruise Terminal on the busiest day of the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season.
MSC Cruises to get preferential docking rights at Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid
MSC Cruises has signed an agreement with the operator of Dubai Cruise Terminal to secure preferential berthing rights for its ships amid unprecedented growth in the regional cruise sector.
Emirates Airline check-in terminals now open at Dubai Cruise Terminal
Cruise tourists disembarking from cruise ships in Dubai can now check-in for their Emirates flight at Dubai Cruise Terminal itself, providing more time for sight-seeing on the final day in the city.
Meraas appoints ASGC to build Dubai’s new Palm Jumeirah cruise terminal
The new Dubai Cruise Terminal within the Dubai Harbour development on the Palm Jumeirah will be built by ASGC, Meraas, the property giant behind the project, has announced. The new Dubai Cruise […]
Plans announced to totally redevelop Mina Rashid, Dubai’s cruise port
Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties has launched its long-awaited US $6.8-billion redevelopment of Port Rashid into a leisure and luxury lifestyle destination.
Dubai rains on Costa Venezia’s maiden port call in the city
Costa Cruises’ brand new cruise ship Costa Venezia arrived in Dubai on Wednesday morning after a 19-night grand voyage from Trieste in Italy that took her through the Mediterranean and into the […]
Dubai enters Top 50 busiest cruise ports, on track for Top 30 by 2020 cruise season
With its current 2019/2020 cruise season, Dubai has become one of the Top 50 busiest cruise ports in the world, welcoming more than 800,000 cruise tourists between November, 2019 and March, 2020.
Dubai Customs director: cruise infrastructure ready for 1-million passengers
With the current winter cruise season in Dubai looking to be the busiest in history, keeping the emirate on track for its 1-million cruise passenger goal by 2020, few infrastructure upgrades are […]
New Dubai cruise season kicks off with five cruise ships in single day at Port Rashid
Five cruise ships tied up alongside at Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid Friday as the 2018/2019 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf kicked off.
Dubai wins Destination of the Year at Seatrade Cruise Awards
Dubai was awarded Destination of the Year at the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards in Lisbon, Portugal, which were held on the side-lines of Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.
Carnival Corp says Dubai Harbour cruise terminal will be new regional hub
Costa, AIDA, TUI and P&O are likely to homeport in the Arabian Gulf from the new Dubai Harbour cruise terminal following a Carnival-Meraas deal to make the new cruise terminal Carnival’s primary […]
Dubai Harbour cruise terminal won’t compete with Port Rashid say officials
Investments are being made across the region in cruise infrastructure, with Dubai leading in the Arabian Gulf by some margin. The city is developing two new cruise terminals at the Dubai Harbour, […]
5 reasons an Arabian Gulf round-trip Dubai cruise is the perfect itinerary
An Arabian Gulf round-trip Dubai cruise aboard one of the seven cruise lines home porting in the Middle East this coming cruise season is the ideal cruise itinerary for at least five […]
Dubai considering fourth cruise terminal at Port Rashid for luxury liners
Dubai is determined to remain the cruise capital of the Middle East, undertaking a major redevelopment and expansion of its facilities at Port Rashid and the recently announced Dubai Harbour, and now […]
QE2 appears a step closer to new life as floating hotel with new website launch
DP World has ‘unofficially’ confirmed its plans for the Queen Elizabeth II Hotel with a model of the Mina Rashid Marina development at Dubai Cruise Terminal 3.
All four Dubai based cruise ships meet in port at start of 2018 Middle East cruise season
All four cruise ships homeporting in Middle East for 2018 season meet in port at Dubai Cruise Terminal.