Dubai’s Rashid Port receives four cruise ships on single day

Total of 21,411 tourists and 3,849 crew were on board the ships as Dubai confirms cruise tourism hub status

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Dubai's Rashid Port receives four cruise ships on single day

The cruise quay at Dubai’s Rashid Port received four cruise ships simultaneously on Friday – Aida Stilla, Main Chef 5, MSC Splendida and Coasta Mediterrania – the first time this has been achieved.

The multiple arrivals confirm the port’s readiness to meet the growing demand in the cruise tourism sector and the emirate’s plans to target a million cruise tourists by 2020, a statement said.

A total of 21,411 tourists and 3,849 crew were on board the ships, it added.

The emirate of Dubai received 157 cruise ships during the current season 2016-2017 which started last October and will continue until April.

This represents a 18 percent increase compared to last season which received 133 cruise ships. The number of cruise tourists grew 15 percent to reach 650,000 in 2016-2017 season. More info

By Staff  arabianbusiness.com