Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019
DP World with a world class infrastructure and a strong growth of Dubai as a well-known cruise hub in the region, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, which is the biggest cruise terminal in the world in terms of size and handling capacity, received more than 2.3 million tourists since its inauguration in 2014 and till the end of last year.
Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal made a record with 172 percent increase in Cruise tourists’ numbers with a 232.6 thousand visitors in 2018 with 632.7 thousand visitors, in addition of recorded significant growth of vessels calls from 94 calls in 2014 to 120 calls in 2018.
DP World welcomed five international Cruise Liners at the Hamdan Bin Mohamed Cruise Terminal 3 carrying 23,317 visitors.
To quote Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Mannaei, the Executive Director Mina Rashid and CEO of P&O Marinas, “DP World is keen to develop Cruise Terminal Facilities to the world highest standards and actively contribute to attract more of international cruise lines to Dubai to support vital role of the tourism sector in promoting economic growth. As continues development in Hamdan Bin Mohamed Cruise Terminal meets the requirements of major international cruise ships, to promote the location of Dubai as a central hub on the map of cruise tourism regionally and globally.”
Dubai’s aims to welcome a million cruise tourists by 2020.