Tagged: Dubai – United Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Qatar

Doha Port Expands Berthing Space, Completes Dredging



Doha Port has completed another step as part of its redevelopment project that would allow the port to welcome bigger ships. According to Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), the latest phase included dredging of up to 3.5 million cubic meters of material in the approach channel. (worldmaritimenews.com)

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Dubai welcomes ‘Karnika’, India’s first premium cruise ship




Karnika (Jalesh Cruises)Dubai has welcomed India’s first premium cruise liner, ‘Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises, to Mina Rashid as its home port for the season. Karnika is Jalesh Cruises’s first liner to homeport in the region, marking a significant milestone for both the Indian domestic and international cruise industry. (gulfnews.com)

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MSC Cruises Announces Qatar Airways Partnership, New Longer Cruises And Additional Embarkation Port As Part Of Further Enrichment Of Gulf Cruise Offering



Sir Bani Yas Island is a popular new cruise destination in the United Arab Emirates (Courtesy Anantara Hotels)MSC Cruises announced that it has introduced new, extended two-week cruises in the Gulf on its latest flagship, MSC Bellissima, for the winter 2019/2020 season, with Doha, Qatar, as a new embarkation port.

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Dubai cruise terminal hosts 2.3 million tourists since 2014




The Dubai Cruise Terminal is located at Port RashidThe Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, the biggest cruise terminal in the world in terms of size and handling capacity, has received over 2.3 million tourists since its inauguration in 2014 and up to the end of 2018. The terminal has also recorded a milestone leap with a 172 per cent increase in cruise tourist numbers from 2014, according to a top official. (khaleejtimes.com)

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Pullmantur Cruceros Launches Dubai and Legends of Arabia Program



Pullmantur Cruceros has launched its winter program from Dubai, sailing its first cruise aboard the Horizon this week. To mark the occasion, 50 local officials and dignitaries participated in a plaque exchange event with executives from Pullmantur and ship’s officers, including Captain Charilaos Petrides. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Doha: Boudicca arrival kicks off cruise season



Cruise ship Boudicca docked at Doha Port, Qatar’s gateway to marine tourism, yesterday to signal the start of the 2018-19 cruise season. With a total of 43 cruise ships carrying more than 140,000 visitors expected to dock at Doha Port during the season, which will continue until May 2019, this is set to be the busiest season since the development of the cruise tourism sector in the country, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has said in a statement. (gulf-times.com)

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