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