The extended 2022/23 cruise season will run until June 2023
During Dubai's longest cruise season to date, 46 ships and 300,000 passengers will pass through Dubai Harbour, the new seafront development by Dubai Marina.
As the owning-company of Dubai Harbour, the diversified investment firm Shamal Holding is the driving force behind making Dubai Harbour creating this new seafront district.
Commenting on the new cruise season, Abdulla Binhabtoor, chief portfolio management officer of Shamal Holding, said: “As we get ready to see full fleets get back in service, we believe there is great scope for extraordinary growth in the region. After the success of last cruise season, we will also be extending our cruise season into the summer months of 2023 for the first time, with ships calling well into the month of June for overnight port stays for passenger turnaround.”
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HE Issam Kazim, chief executive officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, added: “The continuous efforts of Shamal Holding to enhance Dubai’s cruise tourism sector by developing world-class projects, infrastructure and facilities such as the Dubai Harbour is a testament to the tireless efforts of our valued stakeholders and partners to expand Dubai’s diverse destination proposition."
The Dubai Harbour infrastructure includes the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, which comprises two terminal buildings, designed to process over 3,250 passengers per hour.
The modern terminals are located on a 910-metre pier and can accommodate a complete passenger turnaround of two mega cruise ships simultaneously.
The purpose-built terminals ensure streamlined immigration, as well as customs screening processes, with the dedicated access routes for passengers and crew, facilitated by Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges, allowing uninterrupted flow between the ship and the terminal.
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Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal offers guests a range of amenities and services, including seating areas, washrooms, currency exchange outlets, ATMs, Emirates Airline Check-in facility, cafes, retail outlets, Duty-Free, dedicated parking and taxi stands.
All facilities are wheelchair accessible and complimentary WIFI is enabled for passengers and crew to stay connected.
For passengers hoping to see the sights. Dubai Harbour is within easy reach of many of the city’s key landmarks, including the Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah.
For more information, visit: dubaiharbour.com