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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Dubai port set to welcome 25,000 tourists as cruise ships arrive

One of the busiest tourism weekends ahead as five cruise liners from around the world expected on Saturday

Passengers arriving at the cruise ship Mariner of the Seas at Mina Rashid, Dubai. More than 25,000 cruise ship tourists are expected in Dubai this weekend. Jaime Puebla / The National
Passengers arriving at the cruise ship Mariner of the Seas at Mina Rashid, Dubai. More than 25,000 cruise ship tourists are expected in Dubai this weekend. Jaime Puebla / The National

Five cruise ships packed with 25,000 sea-faring tourists from across the globe will be plotting a course for Dubai Creek this weekend.

Vessels from the UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain will be docking in Dubai for one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Dubai Cruise Terminal will welcome the ships into port on Saturday morning, but it could be one of the last arrivals of its kind, as cruise ships will soon be diverted to a bigger port in Dubai Marina.

As a cruise ship terminal, the area will be transformed on completion of the 30,000 square metre Dubai Cruise Terminal project in October 2020.

Dubai Harbour, on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street in Mina Seyahi, will span twenty million square feet, forming the region’s largest marina.

On completion, the harbour will become the main cruise terminal in Dubai with all traffic directed from Mina Rashid, as the emirate bids to become a key cruise liner destination for the region.

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