Saudi Arabia to build luxury cruise terminal in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia to build luxury cruise terminal in Jeddah

Cruise Jeddah Central Development Company will develop the project

Jeddah Central Development Company (JCDC), the master developer of the Jeddah Central Project, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cruise Saudi.

According to the MoU, the two companies will work together to develop the design for Jeddah Central Development project International Luxury Cruise Terminal. 

The resulting marina and cruise terminal will contribute to the growth and development of the kingdom’s marine tourism industry and provide Jeddah residents and visitors with a new way to experience the country's developing coastal areas. 

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Commenting on the news, JCDC CEO Ahmed Al-Sulaim said: “Our plan is to develop a world-class marina that includes a luxury cruise destination, as a continuation of this rich maritime legacy. 

"Our partnership with Cruise Saudi will help us accelerate our efforts as we work to diversify the Kingdom’s tourism and entertainment industries, which is a key PIF and Saudi Vision 2030 objective.”


Cruise Saudi CEO Lars Clasen added: “This memorandum supports the efforts of Cruise Saudi in expanding beyond the scope of cruise services, and we look forward to working with JCDC. 

"Together we will explore the myriad of opportunities the luxury cruise operations will create within the JCD project, to provide the finest marine experience."

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