palm jumeirah

  • Emirates steps in cruise industry

     Tuesday, April 4, 2023

    Emirates, widely considered the QE2 among airlines and beloved by millions worldwide for its sumptuous services in the air and on land, will now be sailing across the seven seas with its newly-launched maritime arm, Emirates Sealine.

    Lucky ship-spotters and cruise aficionados witnessed glimpses of the first liner as it majestically sailed round Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah earlier today on its maiden sea trial – click here.

    Emirates Sealine is promising cruisers top-tier and never-before-imagined experiences as they voyage to rarely-before-seen ports of call. It placed a titanic, multi-billion-dollar order for an initial 10 cruise ships which are currently being fitted with the latest and the best.

    Having identified significant gaps in the industry’s offering, Emirates Sealine will give a wide berth to convention, offering a cruise calendar outside traditional seasons. The first cruise is scheduled to flag off from Dubai Harbour on 01 April 2024, with Karachi as the maiden port of call – harking back to the airline’s first-ever flight in October 1985.

    Itineraries and bookings will be open from 31 June. Emirates Sealine’s liners will dock at major cruise ports – charting a course from US to New Zealand – supported by the airline’s colossal network.

    Captain Jack Shallow, the newly appointed Chief Maritime Officer at the helm of Emirates Sealine said: “Emirates is no stranger to the seas, having been associated with powerboat racing in Dubai to Emirates Team New Zealand and more recently, the Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team. While cities worldwide remain moored to challenges, Dubai is sailing smoothly at unimaginable knots and has outstanding cruise and other multi-modal transport infrastructure.

    “Technology, AI and innovation in developing our future-generation cruise ships mean we can mirror the city’s pace and sail at more than 50 knots per hour – nearly double the speed of the fastest ones today. We’re working on providing undreamed of luxury onboard, never-before-explored itineraries and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We’ll be running a tight ship to ensure we deliver on our promises to our customers. Right now, it’s all hands to the deck as the team prepares for launch.”

    Emirates Sealine will set the industry’s pace around maritime sustainability by working with vendors on sustainable maritime fuel (SMF), solar panels, recycling and waste management.

    Emirates’ passengers, arriving in style from across the airline’s global network to Dubai, will be whisked off in custom-built electric chauffeur-driven cars from DXB to Dubai Harbour and escorted to their luxury cabins onboard, in a seamless air-land-sea journey.

    The cruise fleet will feature four cabin types, offering varied and tiered levels of space, amenities, and luxury. More product and service details may be released in the future.

    Over the next months, Emirates Sealine will recruit thousands of mariners and specialists with a diverse range of skills and expertise to manage operations and serve guests with the airline’s signature hospitality, supporting economies across its network. Recruitment information will shortly be available on the Sealine’s website.

  • Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Harbour bans Jet Ski operations

     Saturday, August 7, 2021

    Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Harbour have banned the operation of Jet Skis on the authority of the Dubai Maritime City Authority. Fines of up to AED500 per Jet Ski are now in place for users who disobey the new rules. …

  • Accor set to open first Raffles Resort in the Middle East

     Tuesday, June 29, 2021

    Accor recently updated plans to open its first Raffles Resort in the Middle East, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Set to open in the last quarter of this year, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the first ultra-luxury addition to …

  • Palm Jumeirah hospitality staff receives COVID vaccination

     Saturday, March 6, 2021

    According to reports by the Dubai Media Office (DMO), more than 10,000 staff members from 20 hotels located on Palm Jumeirah has received their first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine at their respective workplaces last month. The vaccination drive …

  • Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites opens its doors to guests

     Monday, January 18, 2021

    The Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites has finally opened its doors for business boasting impressive views of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, the beautiful Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Located centrally between Dubai’s buzzing Media City and Dubai …

  • One at Palm Jumeirah inches near completion

     Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    One at Palm Jumeirah has started preparations to open in the United Arab Emirates, and has been declared 90% complete.

  • Anantara Spa invites guests for innovative therapy

     Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Anantara Spa offers signature therapies on the prestigious Palm Jumeirah infused with the rich cultural traditions of the region.   It promotes balance and well being in an exquisite hideaway which is designed for serene spa journeys.   The guests …

  • Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah welcomes new hotel

     Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    There is a brand new hotel that has recently opened on the Palm Jumeirah . The Royal Central Hotel has 207 rooms, four top-notch restaurants and an infinity pool stretching as far as sight goes.   This hotel is based …

  • New hotels in Dubai by Melia and Raffles will be the new address for luxury tourism

     Friday, December 8, 2017

    Dubai once again will be boosted as the two major hotel chains Melia in the Middle East and a second Raffles will build new hotels in the emirates.       ME by Melia is planning to open ME Dubai …


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