The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi will reopen this September, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism, bringing the UAE’s capital in-line with Dubai, the region’s primary cruise port.
As of June, 2021, there are 19 destinations around the world where UAE residents can visit without having to quarantine, and many of them are cruise homeports for the summer cruise season.
The resumption of cruises from Barcelona and Athens is now available for booking by UAE passengers, after both Spain and Greece agreed to quarantine travel for vaccinated UAE residents.
MSC Cruises will sail a series of Red Sea itineraries from Jeddah during the coming winter 2021/22 cruise season aboard MSC Magnifica.
Royal Caribbean’s decision to homeport Odyssey of the Seas in Israel for the upcoming summer cruise season underscores the growing importance of the Middle East cruise market.
There are now three cruise lines scheduled to cruise roundtrip from Dubai for the 2020/21 Middle East cruise season, which has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Four Mina Plaza towers and several buildings along the wharf front in Port Zayed are to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi‘s cruise port.
For the beleaguered UAE cruise sector attempting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the UAE-Israel ‘peace deal’ is a welcome boon.
Costa Cruises has amended its 2021/22 Dubai cruise season itineraries, switching out Costa Smeralda with Costa Pacifica, according to an email sent to passengers booked on the affected cruises.
AIDAprima isn’t due to start cruising from Dubai for the 2020/21 cruise season until December, but AIDA Cruises have already positioned her in Port Rashid in preparation for the ship’s return to […]
Dubai will be a key turnaround port on Borealis’ upcoming 2022 World Cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Line.
The 2020/21 cruise season has gotten the go-ahead from Dubai Tourism authorities, but it’s unlikely to look anything like the bumper season seen last year.
An increasing number of cruise lines are considering rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a basket of enhanced health and safety protocols for the resumption of cruising, but key questions for passengers […]
Whether it’s looking at stunning skyscrapers or exploring the bewitching desert, almost a million cruise passengers are drawn to Dubai every year.
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 […]
All Dubai cruises are going ahead as normal, according to cruise lines homeporting in the UAE contacted by Cruise Arabia & Africa.
MSC Cruises has agreed to charter two cruise liners to accommodate fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, one of which, MSC Europa, will be the second-largest class of cruise ship […]
Dubai has so much to offer cruise tourists visiting for a day or two, and while the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountains and Dubai Mall will remain a major draw for years to […]
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.
Dubai is far and away the most liberal city in the Middle East, (almost) anything goes here, but there are important things to keep in mind when it comes to the unofficial dress code.